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Nursing Homes

Nursing Home Assistance

Some agencies provide objective information, help in selection and application, and problem resolution. See also Case Management.

For help in keeping a person at home who might otherwise have to enter a nursing home, see the Action Guide and the introductions to Family Caregiver Support and Personal Support Services Agencies.

CHOICES: 1-866-836-6678

East TN Area Agency on Aging & Disability
9111 Cross Park Drive, Suite D-100, 37923
Provides the help seniors or disabled adults need to apply for long-term services and support in nursing facilities, private homes, or community settings. Must meet financial and medical eligibility for TennCare/Medicaid Long-Term Care. See pages 42-45 for details.  |  Website »

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program: 691-2551

East TN Human Resource Agency
9111 Cross Park Drive, Suite D-100, 37923
Enter extension 4223. Assistance with resolving complaints between patient or family and nursing home, assisted living facility, or residential home for the aged. Offers information about long-term care.  |  Website »

Knox County Nursing Homes

For a list of nursing homes in the eight counties surrounding Knox County, call the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, listed above. For information about nursing home admissions and financing see Action Guide.

Payment: Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance, long-term care insurance, and private pay. Not all nursing homes accept Medicaid. Medicaid applications to nursing homes are screened by Medicaid/TennCare.

Many Knox County nursing homes provide skilled and/or intermediate care. Some hospitals have transitional care units with services equivalent to nursing home care. Skilled care, or transitional care, includes high-level wound care, respirators, tube feeding, intravenous therapy, and more.

Nursing homes must provide mental health counseling if needed; most contract with a mental health agency. Cost is paid by resident, although Medicare, TennCare, or private insurance can provide coverage. Nursing homes must offer rehabilitation services (physical, speech, and occupational therapy). Some offer rehabilitation as an outpatient service as well. A doctor must prescribe the therapy, but the patient can choose the provider..

Ben Atchley State Veterans’ Home: 862-8100

One Veterans Way, 37931 (street)
9910 Coward Mill Road, 37931 (mailing)  |  Website »

Beverly Park Place Health & Rehab: 687-1321

5321 Beverly Park Circle, 37918  |  Website »

Holston Health and Rehabilitation Center: 524-1500

Affiliated with NHC
3916 Boyd’s Bridge Pike, 37914  |  Website »

Island Home Park Health & Rehab: 573-9621

1758 Hillwood Drive, 37920  |  Website »

Kindred Nursing & Rehabilitation–Northhaven: 689-2052

3300 N. Broadway, 37917  |  Website »

Little Creek Sanitarium: 690-6727

1811 Little Creek Lane, 37922

NHC Healthcare

Website »

Farragut: 777-4000
120 Cavett Hill Lane, 37934

Fort Sanders: 525-4131
2120 Highland Avenue, 37916

Knoxville: 524-7366
809 Emerald Avenue, 37917

Serene Manor Medical Center: 523-9171

970 Wray Street, 37917

Shannondale Health Care Center: 690-3411

7424 Middlebrook Pike, 37909 (street)
801 Vanosdale Road, 37909 (mailing)  |  Website »

Summit View of Farragut: 966-0600

12823 Kingston Pike, 37934  |  Website »

West Hills Health & Rehab: 588-7661

Member of Hillcrest Healthcare Communities
6801 Middlebrook Pike, 37909  |  Website »

Westmoreland Health & Rehab Center: 584-3902

5837 Lyons View Pike, 37919
Formerly Brakebill Nursing & Rehab Center.  |  Website »

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Knoxville, TN 37950
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