About Us

Driven by our faith-based heritage, Kirby Pines partners with the residents, employees, health providers and community to cultivate a meaningful place to live—and work.

You might say Kirby Pines was born ready.

When Kirby Pines opened in 1983, we were ready to welcome residents from all walks of life to a place they could leave their cares behind them and pursue their future from a whole new point of view.

And that’s still the idea today.

Situated on 60 green acres in Memphis, Tennessee, Kirby Pines is a LifeCare retirement community where you can keep your focus on all the opportunities life has to offer instead of its challenges. Attractive, spacious apartment and garden homes, a wealth of services and amenities, and priority access to a complete continuum of care including assisted living, memory support, and nursing care provide the peace of mind we all appreciate.

So, if you’re ready to define getting the most out life for yourself, then we’re ready for you.

I moved to Kirby Pines in 2012, but I’ve known for almost 35 years it is where I wanted to spend my retirement years for all Kirby Pines has to offer: friends, fellowship, fun, a caring staff, convenience, daily/weekly/monthly/holiday activities and traditions, and peace of mind for myself and my loved ones.”
Margaret Bivens, Kirby Pines Resident


The Kirby Pines Family

Trust can be hard to gain and easy to lose.
When you become a resident at Kirby Pines, you place your faith and trust in us to do everything we say we’re going to do. So we think you should know exactly who it is you’re counting on to follow through on these promises.

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Kirby Pines Foundation

As a non-profit organization, Kirby Pines relies on its Foundation to raise funds to support its residents and programs. Your tax-deductible gift will make a difference on our campus.

Unexpected financial hardship, illness, extended longevity. Life happens. And when it does, Kirby Pines provides relief through confidential financial assistance. Thanks to the generosity of friends and neighbors, Kirby Pines residents are secure in the knowledge they will be able to remain a member of our community.

A Solid Future

Retirement Companies of America

Kirby Pines is a proud family member of Retirement Companies of America. With more than 30 years experience in the senior living industry, RCA’s mission is to faithfully serve seniors by offering them peace of mind, excellence in all we do, respect for individuality, and a vibrant lifestyle in an enriching environment. To learn more, visit retirementcompanies.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the more frequently asked questions (FAQs) about living at Kirby Pines LifeCare Community. If you have additional questions, please call us at (901) 369-7340.

What is Kirby Pines?

Kirby Pines is a 60-acre continuing care retirement community that inspires active living and a healthy lifestyle. We are located in the southeastern part of Memphis, Tennessee, and offer the warmth and friendliness of a small town, together with all the conveniences of daily living. We’ve been named “Best Retirement Community in Memphis” for sixteen years in a row.

At Kirby Pines, you may choose an independent living apartment or garden home, assisted living suite, skilled nursing or memory care residence. We welcome people of all faiths and adhere to the Fair Housing Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and HIPAA.

Kirby Pines attracts a diverse group of seniors from the Memphis area, as well as across Tennessee and surrounding states. Seniors here have a variety of interests and varied backgrounds. They are planners who share a desire to remain in control of their lives while assuring a fulfilling quality of life, which they are able to achieve through LifeCare.

What is LifeCare?

LifeCare is a senior living solution that offers residency, services, and care for life. Seniors contract in advance to live in a comfortable residence, enjoy community-based amenities and services and plan for their future needs. As health conditions change, seniors remain on campus—close to friends and neighbors—and move between residential living, assisted living (including memory care), and nursing care.

With LifeCare, monthly fees stay the same as care and service levels increase. When seniors move to assisted living or nursing care, the only additional charge is for two extra meals per day and any ancillary costs such a medical supplies and pharmacy services. While monthly fees don’t increase for changes in levels of care, the monthly fee continues to be subject to an annual adjustment.

LifeCare helps shield seniors from spiraling health care costs and provides the assurance that they will receive the care they need through the services available at Kirby Pines – even if they outlive their financial resources.

What types of residences does Kirby Pines offer?

Kirby Pines has a variety of residential choices, including freestanding garden homes and independent living apartments, assisted living suites, and residences for memory care and skilled nursing. All are part of our spacious, gated community that features beautifully maintained grounds and a maintenance-free lifestyle.

How old do I need to be to move to Kirby Pines?

Our community is open to adults who are 55 years of age and older. We encourage seniors to move to Kirby Pines when they are young and active, which enables them to fully enjoy all of our outstanding amenities.

How much maintenance is my responsibility?

You maintain only what you bring with you or install yourself, and even then often there will be help available. Kirby Pines maintains the appliances that come with your residence, the inside and outside structures, carpeting, heating and air conditioning, and landscaping. We also provide removal of trash and snow.

Do I need to carry homeowner's insurance?

No. However, you will need renter’s insurance to cover your possessions.

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