2 Assisted Living Facilities in Bardstown, KY


Bluegrass Assisted Living - Bardstown

Provides: Assisted Living
107 Thruway Drive, Bardstown, KY 40004
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Bardstown Healthcare & Rehabilitation

Provides: Assisted Living
120 LIFE CARE WAY, Bardstown, KY 40004

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Bardstown

    Bardstown is known as the Bourbon Capital of the World and seniors who enjoy a drop may want to visit the city's nine distilleries. There's also the Kentucky Bourbon Festival held in September each year for those who like to celebrate all things bourbon.

    Seniors in the city can also find accommodations in one of the two assisted living facilities. These offer care to seniors who are mostly independent but who may need help with some daily living activities. In Bardstown, and all of Kentucky, assisted living facilities are certified by the state's Department of Aging and Independent Living.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Bardstown

    • The Bardstown area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Flaget Memorial Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    • Most forms of retirement income are subject to income tax in Kentucky, although there is a sizable deduction available for seniors. Social Security income is tax-exempt. Seniors who rely on money from retirement accounts should note that there is tax payable on this at the city and county level, though in Bardstown the combined rate is just one percent.
    • The Central Kentucky Community Action Council provides public transit in Nelson County and the surrounding area. Seniors aged 60 years and older qualify for the Senior Citizen service, a free, fixed-route service in the county.
    • Seniors interested in arts and culture can find plenty in Bardstown. The city is home to a number of art galleries, including Bardstown Art Gallery and a thriving community theater. Assisted living facilities may also arrange group visits to historic sites, such as My Old Kentucky Home and the Oscar Getz Whiskey Museum.
    • Bardstown's cost of living is 89 on the Sperling index and 11 points lower than the national average of 100. This can lead to savings for seniors, with groceries, healthcare and transportation all less expensive than the Kentucky and U.S. averages, which may leave more money available for their assisted living budget.
    • Bardstown has warm summers with a July high averaging 88 degrees. In winter the low is around 25 and the city gets 10 inches of snow each year, 16 less than the national average. Bardstown also gets 48 inches of rain each year, and there is rain, snow, sleet or hail seen around 83 days each year, which may keep seniors inside more often than they'd like.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Bardstown

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Kentucky

    $4,000.00 US
    $3,675.00 New Albany
    $3,580.00 Louisville
    $3,411.00 Elizabethtown
    $3,300.00 Jeffersonville
    $2,512.00 Shelbyville
    $2,150.00 Bardstown

    Assisted Living costs in Bardstown start around $2,150 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 Bardstown 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 Bardstown

    There is no financial assistance available in Kentucky for seniors living in assisted living facilities. Those who qualify for SSI may be able to use some of those funds to help offset the cost of assisted living. 

    Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Kentucky page.

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    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 Kentucky page.

    Free Assisted Living Resources in Bardstown

    Bardstown 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 Bardstown, please visit our Assisted Living in Kentucky page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Bardstown

    Bardstown-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Kentucky are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Kentucky page for more information about these laws.

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    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Bardstown

    • Review of Bluegrass Assisted Living - Bardstown

      Bluegrass Assisted Living – Bardstown was dark, but it was clean and very quiet. The staff member who showed us around did a pretty good job even though it wasn't her expertise. She was from the ki... Read more

    • Review of Bluegrass Assisted Living - Bardstown

      Bluegrass Assisted Living would have been nice for me, but there was just no way I could afford it on my own. The residents were playing games in one of the rooms, and they were having a good time.... Read more

    • Review of Bluegrass Assisted Living - Bardstown

      Bluegrass Assisted Living has been great and I have no complaints. The staff is kind and the facilities are nice enough. The apartment is nice with a refrigerator, a microwave, and a private bath. Read more

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