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  • Independent Living Apartments Starting at $4,385
  • Assisted Living Apartments Starting at $5,245
  • Dementia Care Apartments Starting at $6,900

Imagine combining an exclusive address, luxury resort-style amenities, great neighbors, and beautiful surroundings. At Opus, you'll experience all this, and more.

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Opus Memphis Senior Living Amenities at independent living community located by Frayser

Where "at your service" is every day

At Opus, our top-notch staff create meaningful relationships — we call them deep connections — with those we serve. We make a point to know about your likes and dislikes, all so we can serve you better, and in a personalized way. Whether it is the Chef preparing your favorite dessert after dinner or our concierge team planning a gathering for your closest friends, we're here for you.

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Opus Memphis Senior Living Dining at independent living campus located by New Chelsea

Where you live a full life

When you call Opus home, you will enjoy gatherings and programs that connect you with other residents and our beautiful East Memphis neighborhood. Whether you want to "see and be seen" or simply enjoy the outdoors, our social calendars have something for everyone. From small and intimate groups to large events and receptions, you are sure to find something here to enjoy — and a friend to enjoy it with.

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Opus Memphis Senior Living Wellness Yoga in independent living near by East Memphis

Where wellness shines

Say goodbye to household tasks and hello to a lifestyle focused on wellness, healthy activity, and friendships. At Opus, we put an emphasis on vibrant and healthy living in an equally fresh environment. From our exquisite dining to curated health and fitness programs, you’ll have ample opportunity to keep you feeling your very best. 

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Opus Memphis Senior Living Amenities at independent living community located by Frayser
Where "at your service" is every day
Opus Memphis Senior Living Dining at independent living campus located by New Chelsea
Where you live a full life
Opus Memphis Senior Living Wellness Yoga in independent living near by East Memphis
Where wellness shines

A community designed just for you

Opus has been designed using the latest thinking in senior living. We’ve put in all the perfect touches to make Opus nestle perfectly into the surrounding neighborhood with a beautiful, upscale, technologically advanced design that still remains cozy and comfortable. Our property offers multiple senior living options, along with spaces designed to help you entertain guests, grab a pastry and a cup of coffee, see an art exhibition, or simply enjoy a good book. There are also plenty of outdoor spaces to explore, including our professionally landscaped gardens and shady walking paths.

But our community is more than just a lovely campus. Our amenities are the best in senior living and include concierge services, easy access to transportation, fine dining, curated activities, and even regular housekeeping visits. Looking for more assistance? Our specially trained and experienced staff members are ready to step in and provide the assistance and service you need to feel your best.

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You can find exactly what you want and need at Opus. Discover which option will work best for your current (and future) needs, all on one campus.

Independent Living

A luxury retirement lifestyle comes to life in your apartment, complete with activities focused on wellness and socialization.

Assisted Living

Extra peace of mind and assistance will give you the confidence you need to stay active and healthy.

Dementia Care

Specially designed for seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, you will find safety, comfort, and meaningful relationships.


Why Opus

You can expect to find a beautiful property full of new friends and opportunities when you choose Opus. You can decide what to do next, whether it is dining with friends in the restaurant, taking an art class with a new neighbor, or simply taking in the beautiful surroundings. You'll love it here.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What senior living options can be found at Opus East Memphis?

Opus offers luxury independent living, assisted living, and dementia care options for senior living in the Memphis area. We also offer freestanding independent living cottages, located right on our sprawling campus Whichever lifestyle is right for you, you’ll find everything you need right here.

What amenities does Opus East Memphis offer?

At Opus, we offer services and amenities designed to make life a little easier. Experience our award-winning dining program, restaurant-style dining room, laundry and housekeeping services, and more. With our concierge and transportation service, you can sign up for upcoming trips and make sure that you can get where you need to go. 

We also offer a monthly programming calendar, with events, trips, and activities that are designed to meet your needs and preferences. Looking for some exercise? Stroll our walking trails or sign up for an on-site exercise class.

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Why live at Opus East Memphis instead of living at home?

Though aging at home sounds like a great option, it is not always the safest or best for remaining as healthy as possible—there are often issues with accessibility, socialization, isolation and overall wellness. Senior living communities like Opus East Memphis are specially designed with older adults in mind, to make sure they get the care and attention they need. Every last detail was built to accommodate seniors and their diverse needs. Opus also offers activities, events, and programming designed to help residents socialize and make meaningful connections with other residents and staff.

In addition, our team members are here, 24/7, to assist with tasks such as medication management, personal care tasks, or other services. They are already nearby or on site, and know each of our residents and their preferences. We offer independent living, assisted living, and dementia care, providing the support you need, when you need it.

Is Opus East Memphis a CCRC?

CCRC stands for continuing care retirement community. Residents in these types of senior living communities typically own the property in which they live, however they must pay large buy-in fees. These fees can range widely depending on the community, but as of 2021, the average entrance fee was $300,000. Residents also pay monthly fees which cover meals, utilities, maintenance, etc. In contrast, Opus is a rental senior living community, meaning residents rent their apartments or cottages instead. There is no buy-in fee, only a monthly rent payment. Both types of community are designed specifically for seniors, and include several levels of care, with the intention that they will continue to live in the community as their needs change. 

How much does senior living cost in Tennessee?

According to Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey, the median cost of senior living in Tennessee in 2021 was $4,105 per month. The average monthly cost of senior living near Memphis was $4,200.

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Does Medicare cover the cost of assisted living in Tennessee?

Medicare will not typically cover the non-medical care expenses associated with independent living or assisted living in Tennessee. Medicare typically only covers a short-term stay in a skilled nursing or rehabilitation community while an older adult is recovering from an illness or injury. It can also cover in-home rehab care performed by a home health nurse or therapist.

What is dementia care?

Dementia or memory care lifestyles, programs, and activities are specially designed for those with memory impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, or other forms of dementia. Dementia care can either be offered on its own or, more often, provided as a service in a separate area of an assisted living facility. Opus East Memphis’ dementia care program is meant to provide support, encouragement, and relationships for each of our residents. And it’s all backed by Arbor’s 30+ years of experience in dementia care.

How are dementia care services different from assisted living services in Memphis?

Both dementia care and assisted living offer supportive care to people with a range of health issues, including cognitive impairments. Memory care, however, caters specifically to those with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia through dementia-friendly activities and staff trained in the psychological and physical effects of cognitive impairments. To understand the key differences, you may find this post from The Arbor Company blog helpful.

If you have questions about these different types of senior living at Opus East Memphis, or would like help determining which might be the best fit for you or your loved one, please contact us. We’re happy to help!

What is the cost of dementia care in Tennessee?

Dementia or memory care costs are generally 20-30% higher than assisted living costs. Memory care can be an expensive commitment, but it's worth the cost. The average monthly rate for a memory care facility in Tennessee is $4,875, but pricing can vary widely depending on the location and level of dementia care that is needed.

What is the difference between independent living and assisted living in Memphis?

Both options can foster independence, ease caregiver stress and help seniors live longer, healthier lives. You can have your own private apartment or condo in each living arrangement, but there are also important differences. 

Independent living at Opus is all about lifestyle preference—not a form of senior care. It can provide some peace of mind to seniors who no longer feel comfortable living alone, or who are looking for a more active community to call home. Independent living communities are usually more affordable, but unlikely to be covered by Medicare, Medicaid or insurance. Involvement with staff is largely dependent on your preferences, and this senior living option does not provide access to medical or nursing care.

Assisted living is a good option for people who are no longer able to live alone, but do not need intensive nursing care. Residents still enjoy privacy and independence, but help is available 24/7 with the simple push of a button, and our team members will assist them with basic life tasks. Assisted living typically costs more than independent living, but is more likely to be covered by long-term-care insurance, employee benefits programs and Medicaid. 

If you have questions about these different types of senior living at Opus East Memphis, or would like help determining which might be the best fit for you or your loved one, please contact us. We’re happy to answer your questions!

What’s the difference between Opus East Memphis and a nursing home in Memphis?

Opus was designed to be reminiscent of home, offering private apartments and independence for our residents. In fact, some assisted living residents drive their own cars, cook some of their own meals, and come and go as they please. Senior living at Opus includes dining, housekeeping, laundry, maintenance, and all of the other world-class amenities that The Arbor Company is known for. Our staff is available 24 hours a day to provide help, if and when it’s needed.  

By contrast, a nursing home (also known as a skilled nursing facility) offers more comprehensive support to those who have extensive medical needs in more of a clinical environment. They provide the highest level of care possible outside of a hospital, delivering 24-hour care to seniors who have complex medical conditions and need hands-on assistance and monitoring. Skilled nursing facilities are the best choice for those who need assistance with tasks that go beyond the activities of daily living. 

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What's Happening at Opus

Solar Eclipse


The Memphis area saw a partial eclipse!

Our residents spent the afternoon watching the eclipse move near totality, with almost 98% of the sun obscured from the moon. We were lucky to be near the path of totality this year, with the next total eclipse in the United States occurring in 2033, over Alaska!

Everyone enjoyed the nice weather, but our afternoon wouldn't have been complete without Moon Pies, Sun Chips, and songs like "Total Eclipse of the Heart" and "Here Comes the Sun".
We hope all were able to enjoy the eclipse safely!

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Happy Birthday!


Happy birthday to our March celebrants!

Residents enjoyed a fun performance by the Driving Sideways Band as well as a special dinner in Everett’s Gold Room. Happy birthday to Jerry, Jerry, and Chris!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


St. Patrick’s Day weekend was fun-filled!

We had the Inis Acla Irish Dancers out, a specialty drink, themed-cooking classes with shamrock shakes and corned beef cabbage, the Phoenix Bag Pipe group, and to top it off, a nice St Patrick’s Day Brunch.

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