Facilities are divided into two main categories: Senior Housing with Support Services and Assisted-Rent Housing. Each category includes several types of housing. Please carefully read the introduction to each section to understand the facilities listed.

Senior Housing with Support Services

Healthy, active seniors want a place that offers services or amenities, requires little maintenance on their part, and offers independence to pursue activities and interests. There are a variety of facilities in and around Knox County that offer this combination of independence and services.

Five basic types of housing with services for seniors:

  • Independent Living
  • Residential Home for the Aged (RHA)
  • Assisted Care Living Facility (ACLF)
  • Nursing Home
  • Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)

Listed in this section are those facilities that offer special supportive services and accept only (or predominantly) seniors as residents. Services listed here might include some or all of, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Daily meals
  • Laundry service
  • Housekeeping
  • Medication management
  • Organized activities
  • Secured units or other security measures
  • Personal/emergency response systems
  • Help accessing community services

Some services are included in facility cost; others are extra. Private pay; some long-term care insurance policies cover assisted living. Some facilities require nonrefundable deposits for admission.

Some facilities have secured units to make them safe for people with Alzheimer’s or other memory disorders.
Independent Living is housing for people who require the least amount of care. Residents take care of themselves and often are quite healthy and active. There is no state certification or licensing for independent living facilities. They are informally known as retirement centers or independent living centers. Some are part of a Continuing Care Retirement Community.

A Residential Home for the Aged (RHA) is housing for people who want or need slightly more care than that available in independent living units. Residents are ambulatory (may use a cane, wheelchair, or other supportive device) and require room, board, and supervision or assistance with functional activities of daily living, such as bathing, grooming and dressing, but not nursing or medical care. Residents must be physically and mentally able in an emergency to find safety without physical assistance from another person. An RHA is not required to employ a nurse but have at least one responsible attendant on the premises at all times.

An Assisted Care Living Facility (ACLF) is housing for people who want or need more care than that available in a Residential Home for the Aged but less than that provided in a nursing home. Residents are ambulatory (may use a cane, walker, or wheelchair), and must be able to transfer with minimal assist (move from bed to chair or chair to bed). Residents may also require non-medical living assistance services, emergency response service, medication management, and short-term home health care as prescribed by a physician. Residents must be able in an emergency to evacuate to a “safe place” within 13 minutes. An ACLF is required to have at least one responsible attendant on the premises at all times and a sufficient level of staffing to meet residents’ needs. A licensed nurse must be available as needed.

A Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) is a facility that contains, usually in another building or separate wing of a building, independent living units, either a Residential Home for the Aged or an Assisted Care Living Facility, and a nursing home. An advantage is that residents in independent living are guaranteed space in the other components should they need a higher level of care. See general section introduction for services offered in these facilities.

Nursing Homes are listed in a separate section.

For information about the licensing and regulation of any kind of health-care facility, including those listed, or to register a complaint, see page 23. Only licensed Knox County CCRCs, Assisted Care Living Facilities, and Residential Homes for the Aged are listed in this section.

Facilities that offer, if space permits, short stays for senior citizens as respite for family caregivers are marked with an asterisk (*). These “day-stay” programs provide structured activities in a safe environment for seniors who cannot be at home alone. However, these are not licensed Adult Day Service programs. A detailed application must be completed, and space is often very limited.

Assistance with Making a Move

For information about businesses that help seniors move, organize, or make a housing transition, see Home Organizing, Downsizing & Moving.

Housing Options

* Provides respite care

Arbor Terrace Assisted Living*: 670-4111

9051 Cross Park Drive, 37923
ACLF. Secure Alzheimer’s/dementia unit. Nurse on staff. | Website »

Atria Weston Place*: 584-9857

2900 Lake Brook Boulevard, 37909
ACLF. Secure unit for residents with memory problems. | Website »

Autumn Care*

Farragut: 392-1811
400 Herron Rd., 37934

Karns: 692-2273
3222 Byington Beaver Ridge Road, 37931

West Knoxville: 392-1300
136 Canton Hollow Road, 37922
ACLFs. Secured for memory care. | Website »

Avenir Memory Care at Knoxville: 777-1500

901 Concord Road, 37934
ACLF. Secure memory care community. RN on staff; nursing care staff 24/7. | Website »

Beehive Homes of Knoxville: 643-8762

1301 W. Beaver Creek Dr., Powell, 37849
ACLF. | Website »

Cecil Residential Home: 546-3960

2020 Cecil Avenue, 37917

The Courtyards Senior Living*: 357-1660

801 E. Inskip Road, 37912 | Website »

The Courtyards Senior Living Memory Care: 357-1660

1029 W. Parkway Avenue, 37912
RHAs. Secure dementia units.

Deane Hill Place*: 690-4070

401 Catherine McAuley Way, 37919
ACLF. Secure Alzheimer’s unit. | Website »

Echo Ridge: 769-0111

8458 Gleason Drive, 37919
Independent living. | Website »

Elmcroft Assisted Living and Memory Care*

Halls, 7521 Andersonville Pike, 37938: 925-2668
West Knox, 8024 Gleason Drive, 37919: 690-3550
ACLFs. Secure Alzheimer’s units. | Website »

Heritage Assisted Living*

1585 Coleman Road, 37909: 584-7090
144 Felix Road, 37918: 688-3800
273 S. Peters Road, 37923: 531-1999
ACLF. | Website »

Knoxville High

338-4207 101 E. 5th Ave., 37917
Independent Living.

L & L Sweet Home Care: 689-2153

804 Atlantic Avenue, 37917

The Manor at Northgate Terrace: 403-1410

4301 Whittle Springs Road, Apt. 309 (office), Apt. 209 (mailing), 37917
Independent living with supportive services. Second and third floors of Northgate Terrace. Rent is 30 percent of resident’s adjusted gross income, plus a sliding scale service fee. Services include two meals/day, housekeeping, laundry, case management, private apartment, and potential for an emergency response device.

Manorhouse Assisted Living and Memory Care*: 670-0504

8501 Northshore Drive, 37922
ACLF. Secured memory impaired/Alzheimer’s unit. | Website »

Maple Court Senior Living*: 362-5398

7545 Thunder Lane, Powell, 37849
ACLF. Secure memory care facility. | Website »

Morning Pointe of Knoxville*: 223-6422

9649 Westland Drive, 37922
ACLF. Secured memory care unit. | Website »

Morning Pointe of Powell*: 686-5771

7700 Dannaher Drive, Powell, 37849
ACLF. Secured memory care unit.

NHC Place Assisted Living, Farragut*: 777-9000

122 Cavett Hill Lane, 37934
ACLF. | Website »

Northshore Heights*: 444-1294

8804 South Northshore Drive, 37922
ACLF. Secure memory care facility.  | Website »

Oakwood Senior Living*: 540-6243

232 E. Churchwell Avenue, 37917
ACLF. Secure memory care facility.  | Website »

Park Place of Fountain City: 687-0033

5405 Colonial Circle, 37918
Independent living.  | Website »

Park Place of West Knoxville: 675-7050

10914 Kingston Pike, 37934
Independent living.  | Website »

Pinnacle Assisted Living: 444-1451

10520 Waterville Lane, 37932
ACLF.  | Website »

The Pointe at Lifespring Senior Living*: 687-5353

4371 Lifespring Lane, 37918
ACLF. Memory Care.  | Website »

Prosperity Pointe Assisted Living*: 240-0000

214 Prosperity Rd., 37923
ACLF. Secure memory care facility. Adult “Day Stay” available.  | Website »

Raintree Terrace Senior Living*: 200-8238

555 Rain Forest Road, 37923
ACLF. Secure memory care unit. | Website »

Renaissance Terrace*: 544-1710

215 Bearden Place, 37917
ACLF. | Website »

Shannondale Retirement Community and Buckingham : 690-3411

801 Vanosdale Road, 37909
CCRC. Has independent living, ACLF, and a nursing home. ACLF has unit that uses security bracelets to monitor location of residents but is not a locked unit. | Website »

Sherrill Hills Retirement Resort: 693-0551

271 Moss Grove Boulevard, 37922.
Independent living. | Website »

Trinity Hills of Knoxville, A Senior Living Community*: 329-3292

4611 Asheville Highway, 37914
ACLF. Secure memory care unit.

Williamsburg Villas*: 573-0100

3020 Heatherton Way, 37920
ACLF. Cottage-style secured units designed for persons with memory loss. Specializes in memory support services. | Website »

Windsor Gardens Assisted Living*: 688-4840

5611 Central Avenue Pike, 37912
ACLF. | Website »

Affordable-Rent Housing

The apartments listed here are designated Elderly Only, Elderly/Disabled Only, or Elderly/Mobility Impaired Only. Eligibility is based on annual gross income and other factors. Some offer weekday congregate lunches, case management, and recreational activities.

Blueberry Ridge: 637-1679

7300 Blue Smoke Way, 37849 | Website »

Broadway Towers: 524-4092

1508 McCroskey Avenue, 37917

Cagle Terrace: 403-1310

515 Renford Drive, 37919

Candleridge Plaza Apartments: 938-3394

3405 Harrow Gate Lane, Powell, 37849

Dogwood Terrace: 690-0313

8729 Middlebrook Pike, 37923

Golden Age Retirement Village: 637-3470

1109 Beaman Lake Road, 37914

Guy B. Love Towers: 403-1360

1171 Armstrong Avenue, 37917

Isabella Tower: 403-1340

1515 Isabella Circle, 37915

Maud Booth Gardens Senior Housing: 546-7090

4452 Maud Booth Way, 37917 | Website »

Morningside Gardens Apartments: 523-4133

1800 Linden Avenue, 37917

Mountain Park Villas: 938-0606

7620 Old Clinton Pike, Powell, 37849 | Website »

Northgate Terrace: 403-1400

4301 Whittle Springs Road, 37917

Residences at Eastport: 403-1390

317 McConnell, 37915

Riverbirch Village: 637-1679

7236 Oak Ridge Hwy, 37931 | Website »

St. Mary’s Riverview I & II: 523-2834

5845 E. Gov. John Sevier Highway, 37924

St . Mary’s Villas in Halls: 925-0818

4129 E. Emory Road, 37938

Summit Towers: 525-5069

201 Locust Street, 37902

Sunnybrook Apartments: 922-9124

4500 Doris Circle, 37918 | Website »

The Verandas: 403-1380

107 Flenniken Avenue, 37920

Westview Tower: 691-8551

7823 Gleason Drive, 37919

Willow Place Senior Community: 637-1679

7000 Willow Bend Way, 37931

Housing Choice Voucher Program

Commonly called “Section 8,” the voucher program allows very low-income persons to choose a residence by providing rental subsidy to landlords.

KCDC (Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation): 403-1234

400 Harriet Tubman Street, 37915
The Public Housing Authority determines eligibility for the voucher program based on annual gross income and other factors. Landlords willing to participate in the program must accept the amount the voucher covers. Residents receive a utility allowance but may have to pay excess costs. For application information, visit kcdc.org or call the KCDC office.