2 Assisted Living Facilities in Abilene, KS
Also serving communities of Herington.
The average cost of assisted living in Abilene is $2,900 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,400.
To help you with your search, browse the 2 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Abilene. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Abilene 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Abilene
Seniors who decide to move into assisted living in Abilene are joining a community with a rich, storied past and present. Wild Bill Hickok was once the town's marshal and today, Abilene is home to the only professional live theater between Denver and Kansas City.
Abilene's senior population is also thriving, with people aged 65 and older making up over a fifth of the city's more than 6,000 residents. To serve seniors who need personal care services, Abilene offers two assisted living communities. Kansas State's Secretary of Aging and Disability Services may license them under several different names, including Assisted Living Facilities and Residential Health Care Facilities.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Abilene
- When organizing outings for seniors in Abilene, assisted living facilities can choose destinations from among the city's many landmarks and historical sites. Possible day trips include visits to the Great Plains Theatre, the Seelye Mansion or the Five Star Museum District, which is home to the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum.
- Living costs can vary significantly from one city to the next and may impact a senior's budget for assisted living. On a scale where the average U.S. cost of living is 100, Abilene scores 80. Overall, Abilene's cost of living is 10 percent cheaper than the state average and 20 percent cheaper than the national average.
- The Abilene area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Memorial Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Abilene's seniors may be able to take advantage of state tax breaks to boost their savings for assisted living. For example, retirees with adjusted gross incomes of less than $75,000 a year don't have to pay taxes on their Social Security retirement income. Public pensions and railroad retirement benefits are also tax-free, although other kinds of retirement income, such as 401(k) plan withdrawals, are taxable.
City of Abilene General Public Transportation offers mainly curb-to-curb and demand-response transit within a 6-mile radius of Abilene. To schedule a ride, seniors in assisted living facilities should call at least 24 hours in advance.
- Sun-worshipping seniors will appreciate Abilene's climate, which averages 225 sunshiny days annually, compared to the U.S. average of only 205.
Paying for Assisted Living in Abilene
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Abilene start around $2,900 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Abilene and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Abilene
KanCare, Kansas State's Medicaid program, offers one waiver to assist qualifying seniors with assisted living costs. Called the Frail Elder Waiver Program, it can help eligible seniors pay for direct care services. Note, however, that it does not cover room and board.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Kansas page.
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Kansas page.
Free Assisted Living Resources in Abilene
Abilene and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free assisted living resources in Abilene, please visit our Assisted Living in Kansas page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Abilene
Abilene-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Kansas are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Kansas page for more information about these laws.
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Abilene
Review of Abilene Place
The staff at Abilene Place is very friendly and helpful. They listen to your concerns and really care about their residents. The place always looks clean, nice, and welcoming. It feels just like a ... Read more
Review of Abilene Place
The atmosphere of Brookdale Abilene was very pleasant and very nice. It looked excellent, and everyone was very nice. We saw one pleasant room that could be very nice with my aunt’s things in it. I... Read more