2020 // Retirement & Senior Care

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Retirees Find Chattanooga a Top Destination

 

Did You Know?

Chattanooga has a mild climate with an average annual high temperature of 71.6 degrees and an annual average low of 50.1 degrees. This is accompanied by an average annual snowfall of 4 inches and precipitation of 52 inches.

Chattanooga, Tennessee, is a top place for people to put down roots regardless of age, but this is especially true for seniors and older adults. Data company Niche ranked the city among its list of “2019 Best Cities to Retire in America.” In addition, the Scenic City made it on TheStreet’s “The Best of the Best Places to Retire in the U.S.” and Livability’s “Best Places to Retire.” U.S. News & World Report even ranked Chattanooga as one of the “Best Places to Retire in the U.S. in 2020.”

Among the many reasons for the notoriety, individuals and couples alike find that living in Chattanooga is a fraction of the cost compared to other U.S. cities. According to finance and business forecasting company Kiplinger, the cost of living in Tennessee is approximately 12% less than the national average, and the fifth lowest in the country. That calculation takes into account everything from the cost of housing and utilities to transportation, groceries, and health care. Low property taxes, alongside no state income taxes, including for all forms of retirement income, contribute to the attractiveness of Chattanooga as a retirement destination.

Seniors relocating to the area can have their pick for living accommodations. Riverside bungalows, modern condos, and secluded, expansive retreats are all easy to find – and at prices that are much lower than the median national average. These neighborhoods are safe, and many of them are very walkable, providing access to hiking and biking trails.

Chattanooga boasts impressive access to award-winning health care options such as CHI Memorial, ranked the second best hospital in the state, and Erlanger Health System, which is one of the largest public hospital systems nationwide. Other quality facilities offering exceptional care to patients include Parkridge Health System, Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation, Kindred Hospital, Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Chattanooga, and Tennova Healthcare – Cleveland.

A myriad of retirement and senior care communities provide residents with specialized nursing, Alzheimer’s care, and independent and assisted living. Cleveland, Tennessee, is home to Century Park Associates and Life Care Centers of America, while Morning Pointe and Independent Healthcare Properties are headquartered in Ooltewah. Each of these organizations has been nationally recognized for its senior care.

For seniors who want to keep their minds engaged during retirement, there is no shortage of educational opportunities in the form of classes and workshops. In fact, many of the area’s colleges and educational institutions offer specific programs for older adults. Retirees can also find joy in exploring the city’s numerous museums and historic sites or experience personal growth through involvement with a religious organization.

For more physically engaging activities, residents can take advantage of Chattanooga’s trails, greenways, and lakes. More than 50 trailheads can be accessed within a half hour drive of downtown, and the city features plenty of opportunities for biking, golfing, horseback riding, and fishing. A local favorite is the 13-mile Riverwalk, which is easily accessible from a number of locations. Stunning views of the Tennessee River abound throughout the area. Traditional and authentic eateries line the Riverwalk and the rest of the city, serving up a variety of foods and flavors. Shopping abounds throughout the Scenic City with local boutiques and big-name retailers.

Morning Pointe

Alzheimer’s Care Facilities

Alexian Brothers PACE

425 Cumberland St., Chattanooga, TN 37404

423.698.0802

alexianpacetn.org

 

Ascension Living Alexian Village

437 Alexian Way, Signal Mtn., TN 37377

423.886.0100

ascensionliving.org

 

Ascension Living Valley Residence

1164 Mountain Creek Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37405

423.875.6110

ascensionliving.org

 

Brookdale Mount Vernon Drive

1775 Mt. Vernon Dr. NW, Cleveland, TN 37311

423.438.1734

brookdale.com

 

Dominion Senior Living of Hixson

2143 Northpoint Blvd., Chattanooga, TN 37343

423.847.2646

dominionseniorliving.com

 

Elmcroft of Hamilton Place

1502 Gunbarrel Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37421

423.485.9496

elmcroft.com

 

Elmcroft of Shallowford

7127 Lee Hwy., Chattanooga, TN 37421

423.899.8133

elmcroft.com

 

The Health Care Center at Standifer Place

2626 Walker Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37421

423.490.1599

standiferplace.org

 

The Lantern at Morning Pointe Chattanooga

7620 Shallowford Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37421

423.551.4190

morningpointe.com

 

The Lantern at Morning Pointe Collegedale

9300 Messinger Ln., Collegedale, TN 37363

423.396.4700

morningpointe.com

 

Manorhouse Assisted Living & Memory Care

1148 Mountain Creek Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37405

423.870.5900

manorhouseretirement.com

 

Morning Pointe of East Hamilton

1776 Generations Way, Ooltewah, TN 37363

423.212.1208

morningpointe.com

 

Morning Pointe of Hixson

5501 Old Hixson Pk., Hixson, TN 37343

423.847.1370

morningpointe.com

 

Regency Senior Living

6711 Mountain View Rd., Suite 205, Ooltewah, TN 37363

423.238.8087

regencyseniorliving.com

 

The Rosewood at Fort Oglethorpe

14 Fort Town Dr., Ft. Oglethorpe, GA 30742

706.866.4443

rosewoodforto.com

 

The Terrace at Mountain Creek

1005 Mountain Creek Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37405

423.825.9909

theterraceatmountaincreek.com

 

Thrive at Brow Wood

37 Brock Dr., Lookout Mountain, GA 30750

706.956.5898

thrivesl.com/browwood

Hickory Valley Retirement

 

Assisted Living Facilities

Ascension Living Alexian Village

437 Alexian Way, Signal Mtn., TN 37377

423.886.0100

ascensionliving.org

 

Assisted Living at Standifer Place

2626 Walker Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37421

423.490.2188

standiferplace.org

 

The Bridge at Ooltewah

5901 Snow Hill Rd., Ooltewah, TN 37363

423.760.8540

centurypa.com

 

Brookdale Cleveland

2745 Executive Park NW, Cleveland, TN 37312

423.438.0062

brookdale.com

 

Brookdale Hixson

4515 Hixson Pk., Hixson, TN 37343

423.438.0093

brookdale.com

 

Davis Retirement Home

1106 Duncan Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404

423.697.0733

 

Dominion Senior Living of Hixson

2143 Northpoint Blvd., Chattanooga, TN 37343

423.847.2646

dominionseniorliving.com

 

Elmcroft of Hamilton Place

1502 Gunbarrel Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37421

423.485.9496

elmcroft.com

 

Elmcroft of Shallowford

7127 Lee Hwy., Chattanooga, TN 37421

423.899.8133

elmcroft.com

 

Garden Plaza at Cleveland

3500 Keith St. NW, Cleveland, TN 37312

423.479.4447

centurypa.com

 

The Health Care Center at Standifer Place

2626 Walker Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37421

423.490.1599

standiferplace.org

 

Hickory Valley Retirement

6705 Ballard Dr., Chattanooga, TN 37421

423.855.0508

hickoryvalleyretirement.com

 

Majestic Manor and Eagle Crest Assisted Living

8248 Standifer Gap Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37421

423.855.6463

eaglecrestassistedliving.com

 

Manorhouse Assisted Living & Memory Care

1148 Mountain Creek Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37405

423.870.5900

manorhouseretirement.com

 

Martin Boyd Christian Home

6845 Standifer Gap Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37421

423.451.8613

martinboydhome.com

 

Morning Pointe of Chattanooga at Shallowford

7719 Shallowford Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37421

423.296.0097

morningpointe.com

 

Morning Pointe of Collegedale at Greenbriar Cove

9650 Leyland Dr., Ooltewah, TN 37363

423.396.6999

morningpointe.com

 

Morning Pointe of East Hamilton

1776 Generations Way, Ooltewah, TN 37363

423.212.1208

morningpointe.com

 

Morning Pointe of Hixson

5501 Old Hixson Pk., Hixson, TN 37343

423.847.1370

morningpointe.com

 

Morningside of Cleveland

2900 Westside Dr. NW, Cleveland, TN 37312

423.614.5424

fivestarseniorliving.com

 

NHC HealthCare Chattanooga

2700 Parkwood Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404

423.624.1533

nhccare.com

 

Regency House

2062 Hamill Rd., Hixson, TN 37343

423.870.0050

regencyhouse-hixson.com

 

Regency Senior Living

6711 Mountain View Rd., Suite 205, Ooltewah, TN 37363

423.238.8087

regencyseniorliving.com

 

The Rosewood at Fort Oglethorpe

14 Fort Town Dr., Ft. Oglethorpe, GA 30742

706.866.4443

rosewoodforto.com

 

Sharon’s Senior Services

5410 Lee Hwy., Chattanooga, TN 37410

423.822.7673

sharonsseniorservices.com

 

Southern Heritage Assisted Living

5310 Clemons Rd., East Ridge, TN 37412

423.490.0119

southern-heritage.net

 

Southern Oaks Assisted Living

7230 Lee Hwy., Chattanooga, TN 37421

423.499.8500

southernoaks.us

 

Summit View Senior Living Community

825 Runyan Dr., Chattanooga, TN 37405

423.875.6723

summitview.info

 

The Terrace at Mountain Creek

1005 Mountain Creek Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37405

423.825.9909

theterraceatmountaincreek.com

 

Thrive at Brow Wood

37 Brock Dr., Lookout Mountain, GA 30750

706.956.5898

thrivesl.com/browwood

Independent Living Facilities

Ascension Living Alexian Grove

100 Asbury Oak Ln., Chattanooga, TN 37419

423.825.5557

ascensionliving.org

 

Ascension Living Alexian Village

437 Alexian Way, Signal Mtn., TN 37377

423.886.0100

ascensionliving.org

 

Ashwood Square Retirement Community

7683 Shallowford Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37421

423.668.0037

rlcommunities.com

 

Clear Choice Home Care

7112 Jarnigan Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37421

423.475.5520

clearchoicehomecare.org

 

Creekside at Shallowford

7511 Shallowford Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37421

423.933.2627

holidaytouch.com

 

East Ridge Residence

1417 N. Mack Smith Rd., East Ridge, TN 37412

423.899.6370

eastridgeresidence.com

 

Garden Plaza at Cleveland

3500 Keith St. NW, Cleveland, TN 37312

423.479.4447

centurypa.com

 

Garden Plaza of Greenbriar Cove

4586 Forsythia Way, Ooltewah, TN 37363

423.396.5100

centurypa.com

 

The Health Care Center at Standifer Place

2626 Walker Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37421

423.490.1599

standiferplace.org

 

Hickory Valley Retirement

6705 Ballard Dr., Chattanooga, TN 37421

423.855.0508

hickoryvalleyretirement.com

 

NHC HealthCare Chattanooga

2700 Parkwood Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404

423.624.1533

nhccare.com

 

Regency Senior Living

6711 Mountain View Rd., Suite 205, Ooltewah, TN 37363

423.238.8087

regencyseniorliving.com

 

Summit View Senior Living Community

825 Runyan Dr., Chattanooga, TN 37405

423.875.6723

summitview.info

 

The Terrace at Mountain Creek

1005 Mountain Creek Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37405

423.825.9909

theterraceatmountaincreek.com

 

Thrive at Brow Wood

37 Brock Dr., Lookout Mountain, GA 30750

706.956.5898

thrivesl.com/browwood

Thrive at Brow Wood

 

In-Home Care

* denotes organizations that provide skilled care

 

5 Star Home Care

1618 Gunbarrel Rd., Suite 103, Chattanooga, TN 37421

423.893.8181

5starhomecare.com

 

*Addus Chattanooga

7315 Lee Hwy., Suite 125, Chattanooga, TN 37421

423.899.7000

addus.com

 

Alexian Brothers Home Care

250 E. 10th St., Chattanooga, TN 37402

423.634.0814

ascensionliving.org

 

Alexian Brothers PACE

425 Cumberland St., Chattanooga, TN 37404

423.698.0802

alexianpacetn.org

 

All Ways Caring HomeCare Chattanooga

7161 Lee Hwy., Suite 500, Chattanooga, TN 37421

423.301.2092

allwayscaring.com

 

All Ways Caring HomeCare Cleveland

4160 N. Ocoee St., Suite 11, Cleveland, TN 37312

423.301.2093

allwayscaring.com

 

Amara Home Care, Inc.

2821 Cummings Hwy., Chattanooga, TN 37419

423.756.2411

amaracare.com

 

*Amedisys Home Health

7205 Lee Hwy., Suite A, Chattanooga, TN 37421

423.490.1100

amedisys.com

 

ArKridge HomeCare

3001 S. Broad St., Suite 202, Chattanooga, TN 37408

423.648.1609

arkridgehomecare.com

 

Assisted Services at Standifer Place – Home Care

2636 Walker Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37421

423.490.2188

standiferplace.org

 

*Avalon Hospice Chattanooga

1301 Riverfront Pkwy., Suite 107, Chattanooga, TN 37402

423.680.7717

curohealthservices.com

 

*Avalon Hospice Chattanooga East

7625 Hamilton Park Dr., Suite 19, Chattanooga, TN 37421

423.892.3737

curohealthservices.com

 

BrightStar Care of Chattanooga

117 Nowlin Ln., Suite 200, Chattanooga, TN 37421

423.296.6640

brightstarcare.com/chattanooga

 

CareAssist

1089 Bailey Ave., Suite B2

Chattanooga, TN 37404

423.875.4254

careassist.net

 

Caring Senior Service Chattanooga

901 Mountain Creek Rd., Suite 203, Chattanooga, TN 37405

423.826.0266

caringseniorservice.com

 

*CHI Memorial Health at Home

1949 Gunbarrel Rd., Suite 310, Chattanooga, TN 37421

423.495.8550

memorial.org/health-at-home

 

ComForCare Home Care

122 Lee Parkway Dr., Suite 402, Chattanooga, TN 37421

423.296.9117

comforcare.com

 

Comfort Keepers of Ringgold

6869 Nashville St., Ringgold, GA 30736

706.937.9955

comfortkeepers.com

 

*Encompass Health Home Health Chattanooga

1200 Mountain Creek Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37405

423.876.3512

encompasshealth.com

 

*Encompass Health Home Health Ooltewah

6711 Mountain View Rd., Suite 105, Ooltewah, TN 37363

423.414.3017

encompasshealth.com

 

*Encompass Health Home Health Cleveland

1592 Clingan Ridge Dr. NW, Cleveland, TN 37312

423.464.4381

encompasshealth.com


*Erlanger ContinuCare
Home Health

4289 Bonnie Oaks Dr., Suite 201-B, Chattanooga, TN 37406

423.386.1152

lhcgroup.com

 

*Family Medical Therapies Chattanooga

1005 Mountain Creek Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37405

423.822.8432

familymedicaltherapies.com

 

*Family Medical Therapies Fort Oglethorpe

2636 Battlefield Pkwy., Suite 101-B, Ft. Oglethorpe, GA 30742

423.551.9620

familymedicaltherapies.com

 

*Family Medical Therapies Ooltewah

5901 Snow Hill Rd., Ooltewah, TN 37363

423.910.9040

familymedicaltherapies.com

 

*Guardian Skilled Home Healthcare

6116 Shallowford Rd., Suite 114, Chattanooga, TN 37421

423.855.6233

accentcare.com

 

*Guardian Skilled Home Healthcare

1850 Executive Park Dr., Suite A, Cleveland, TN 37312

423.473.8886

accentcare.com

 

The Health Care Center at Standifer Place

2626 Walker Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37421

423.490.1599

standiferplace.org

 

Home Helpers Cleveland

3505 Adkisson Dr., Suite 159, Cleveland, TN 37312

423.339.5593

homehelpershomecare.com

 

Home Helpers Signal Mountain

1238 Signal Plaza, Signal Mtn., TN 37377

423.505.2928

homehelpershomecare.com

 

Home Instead Senior Care

7104 Bonny Oaks Dr., Chattanooga, TN 37421

423.893.9993

homeinstead.com

 

*Kindred at Home

5751 Cornelison Rd., Suite 100, Chattanooga, TN 37411

423.892.1122

kindredhealthcare.com

 

*NHC HealthCare Chattanooga

2700 Parkwood Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404

423.624.1533

nhccare.com

 

Nobility Care Solutions

109 Jordan Dr., Chattanooga, TN 37421

423.815.1012

nobilitycares.com

 

Preferred Care at Home of Chattanooga

1400 McCallie Ave., Suite 220, Chattanooga, TN 37404

423.531.8696

preferhome.com

 

Senior Helpers

7155 Lee Hwy., Suite 600, Chattanooga, TN 37421

423.377.0440

seniorhelpers.com/chattanooga

 

Sharon’s Senior Services

5410 Lee Hwy., Chattanooga, TN 37410

423.822.7673

sharonsseniorservices.com

 

Visiting Angels

8115 E. Brainerd Rd., Suite 18, Chattanooga, TN 37421

423.424.0944

visitingangels.com

 

Zion Hands of Grace

1503 E. 16th St., Chattanooga, TN 37404

423.243.6772

zionhandsofgrace.org

Skilled Nursing Facilities

Alexian Brothers PACE

425 Cumberland St., Chattanooga, TN 37404

423.698.0802

alexianpacetn.org

 

Ascension Living Alexian Village

437 Alexian Way, Signal Mtn., TN 37377

423.886.0100

ascensionliving.org

 

Ascension Living Valley Residence

1164 Mountain Creek Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37405

423.875.6110

ascensionliving.org

 

The Health Care Center at Standifer Place

2626 Walker Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37421

423.490.1599

standiferplace.org

 

Life Care Center of Cleveland

3530 Keith St. NW, Cleveland, TN 37312

423.476.3254

lifecarecenterofcleveland.com

 

Life Care Center of Collegedale

9210 Apison Pk., Collegedale, TN 37315

423.396.2182

lifecarecenterofcollegedale.com

 

Life Care Center of East Ridge

1502 McDonald Rd., East Ridge, TN 37412

423.894.1254

lifecarecenterofeastridge.com

 

Life Care Center of Hixson

5798 Hixson Homeplace, Hixson, TN 37343

423.842.0049

lifecarecenterofhixson.com

 

Life Care Center of Ooltewah

5911 Snow Hill Rd., Ooltewah, TN 37363

423.531.0600

lifecarecenterofooltewah.com

 

Life Care Center of Red Bank

1020 Runyan Dr., Chattanooga, TN 37405

423.877.1155

lifecarecenterofredbank.com

 

NHC HealthCare Chattanooga

2700 Parkwood Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404

423.624.1533

nhccare.com

 

Soddy-Daisy Health Care Center

701 Sequoyah Rd., Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379

423.332.0060

soddydaisyhealthcare.com

 

Woodland Terrace Care and Rehab

8249 Standifer Gap Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37421

423.892.1716

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