Located in the heart of Kentucky, Danville is a safe, quiet city with about 17,000 residents, nearly one in five of whom are seniors. It offers accessible and affordable health care services, which may make it a good option for those managing chronic conditions. Retirement-friendly tax laws and a low cost of living help ensure older adults can afford their retirement, and its low crime rates may appeal to those who want to maintain as much independence as possible.    

Danville is home to numerous assisted living facilities that provide residential care services to those who need help with daily living activities. These communities feature individualized care plans and provide meals, transportation and recreational programming. Some facilities feature amenities such as fitness centers, libraries and salons, promoting comfort and convenience. The Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey reports that assisted living facilities in Danville charge $4,400 per month, which is high compared to state and national monthly rates. 

This guide highlights some benefits and drawbacks to consider before moving to Danville for assisted living, as well as more information on local senior care costs. It also has a resource list of programs and agencies that help older adults make the best decisions for their care. 

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Danville, KY

2013, 2020

McDowell Place of Danville

1181 Ben Ali Drive, Danville, KY, 40422

I have a friend who lives at McDowell Place of Danville and I thought the people were very helpful and very willing to do what they could. It was clean and was nice too. The residents looked happy, an … (read more)
I have a friend who lives at McDowell Place of Danville and I thought the people were very helpful and very willing to do what they could. It was clean and was nice too. The residents looked happy, an … (read more)

Parkview Manor ALC, Inc.

1004 Argyll Woods Drive, Danville, KY, 40422

We moved our mother from a luxury senior living community in Lexington, KY to Parkview Manor in Danville, where we now live, after she needed more skilled care than an independent community could offe … (read more)
We moved our mother from a luxury senior living community in Lexington, KY to Parkview Manor in Danville, where we now live, after she needed more skilled care than an independent community could offe … (read more)

Landmark of Danville

203 Bruce Court, Danville, KY, 40422

Charleston Assisted living community in Danville, Kentucky is a very welcoming place. The grounds are always kept clean and the landscaping is always nicely manicured. The staff at the living quarte … (read more)
Charleston Assisted living community in Danville, Kentucky is a very welcoming place. The grounds are always kept clean and the landscaping is always nicely manicured. The staff at the living quarte … (read more)

Morning Pointe of Danville

1375 Perryville Road, Danville, KY, 40422

My sister is in Morning Pointe of Danville. It’s a beautiful building with beautiful rooms, but their food service is lacking and they don’t have an operator after a certain hour in the evening, which … (read more)
My sister is in Morning Pointe of Danville. It’s a beautiful building with beautiful rooms, but their food service is lacking and they don’t have an operator after a certain hour in the evening, which … (read more)

2022

Highgrove at Tates Creek

4251 Saron Drive, Lexington, KY, 40515

The team at HighGrove go out of their way to see that my needs are met! They are professional and always greet you with a smile and am on a first name basis with them! The apartments are roomy and acc … (read more)
The team at HighGrove go out of their way to see that my needs are met! They are professional and always greet you with a smile and am on a first name basis with them! The apartments are roomy and acc … (read more)

Dominion of Richmond – Richmond, KY

200 Meridian Way, Richmond, KY, 40475

Dominion of Richmond is located in Richmond, Kentucky, in Madison County. Near the EC Million Memorial Park, Irvine McDowell City Park and the Richmond Centre, which has shops and a movie theater. Rel … (read more)
Dominion of Richmond is located in Richmond, Kentucky, in Madison County. Near the EC Million Memorial Park, Irvine McDowell City Park and the Richmond Centre, which has shops and a movie theater. Rel … (read more)

Legacy Reserve at Fritz

2700 MAN O’WAR BOULEVARD, Lexington, KY, 40515

We toured Legacy Reserve at Fritz but it was full. It’s like a posh hotel and had beautiful surroundings, but the rooms were tiny and the storage space was small. It had all the amenities in the world … (read more)
We toured Legacy Reserve at Fritz but it was full. It’s like a posh hotel and had beautiful surroundings, but the rooms were tiny and the storage space was small. It had all the amenities in the world … (read more)

Sayre Christian Village – Friendship Towers Assisted Living

3775 Belleau Wood Drive, Lexington, KY, 40517

My cousin and her husband live at Sayre Christian Village – Friendship Towers Assisted Living. My cousin went with me on the tour as well. It was great; it was wonderful. We even had residents that ca … (read more)
My cousin and her husband live at Sayre Christian Village – Friendship Towers Assisted Living. My cousin went with me on the tour as well. It was great; it was wonderful. We even had residents that ca … (read more)

Bridgepointe at Ashgrove Woods

5220 Grey Oak Lane, Nicholasville, KY, 40356

Bridgepointe at Ashgrove Woods miscommunicated with me before my tour. They said they had several one-bedrooms available for independent living, and that’s what I was interested in. When I went to tak … (read more)
Bridgepointe at Ashgrove Woods miscommunicated with me before my tour. They said they had several one-bedrooms available for independent living, and that’s what I was interested in. When I went to tak … (read more)

Tanbark Health Care Center

1121 TANBARK ROAD, Lexington, KY, 40515

My mother has been at Tanbark for 3 years total. She was in the rehab section for 3 months and in the personal care side the remaining time. The apt is large , well lit and has a large window to see o … (read more)
My mother has been at Tanbark for 3 years total. She was in the rehab section for 3 months and in the personal care side the remaining time. The apt is large , well lit and has a large window to see o … (read more)

2015

Morning Pointe of Richmond

1400 Gibson Bay Drive, Richmond, KY, 40475

Morning Pointe of Richmond is in Richmond, Kentucky. The EC Million Memorial Park and Irvine McDowell City Park are nearby. Relatives say that the facility is clean, and the staff is caring, engaging … (read more)
Morning Pointe of Richmond is in Richmond, Kentucky. The EC Million Memorial Park and Irvine McDowell City Park are nearby. Relatives say that the facility is clean, and the staff is caring, engaging … (read more)

Thomson-Hood Veterans Center

100 Veterans Drive, Wilmore, KY, 40390

Thomson-Hood Veterans Center is incredible. The staff to patient ratio is high. It’s a state facility and so the state pay so much per person that’s there. It’s just fabulous. They have all kinds of a … (read more)
Thomson-Hood Veterans Center is incredible. The staff to patient ratio is high. It’s a state facility and so the state pay so much per person that’s there. It’s just fabulous. They have all kinds of a … (read more)

Arcadian Cove Senior Living

532 Cady Drive, Richmond, KY, 40475

Located in Richmond, Kentucky, Arcadian Cove provides easy access to Interstate 75 and a short drive from Gibson Bay Golf Course. Relatives say that the facility’s staff members are friendly and accom … (read more)
Located in Richmond, Kentucky, Arcadian Cove provides easy access to Interstate 75 and a short drive from Gibson Bay Golf Course. Relatives say that the facility’s staff members are friendly and accom … (read more)

The Willows at Harrodsburg

180 Lucky Man Way, Harrodsburg, KY, 40330

My grandmother did respite care at The Willows at Harrodsburg. It was fabulous. She was there at least six weeks and I had no complaints whatsoever. She did therapy there, and they had activities open … (read more)
My grandmother did respite care at The Willows at Harrodsburg. It was fabulous. She was there at least six weeks and I had no complaints whatsoever. She did therapy there, and they had activities open … (read more)

Hometown Manor Assisted Living

101 Hawkins St., Lawrenceburg, KY, 40342

My mother is a current resident of Hometown Manor Assisted Living, Lawrenceburg. The facility is clean, everybody has their own rooms, and they do showering twice a week. I believe there are 12 reside … (read more)
My mother is a current resident of Hometown Manor Assisted Living, Lawrenceburg. The facility is clean, everybody has their own rooms, and they do showering twice a week. I believe there are 12 reside … (read more)

Daisy Hill

1001 Crossfield Drive, Versailles, KY, 40383

The management and staff at Daisy Hill are fabulous. We have been very impressed with their caring attitude and effort to go “above and beyond”. My father-in-law is not in love with the quality … (read more)
The management and staff at Daisy Hill are fabulous. We have been very impressed with their caring attitude and effort to go “above and beyond”. My father-in-law is not in love with the quality … (read more)

Morning Pointe of Lexington

233 Ruccio Way, Lexington, KY, 40503

I placed my mom there several weeks ago and let me say this was not an easy decision but the staff and residents there made her transition seamless. She was welcomed by each director and several resid … (read more)
I placed my mom there several weeks ago and let me say this was not an easy decision but the staff and residents there made her transition seamless. She was welcomed by each director and several resid … (read more)

Cedarhurst of Beaumont

1165 Monarch Street, Lexington, KY, 40513

Our tour of Cedarhurst of Beaumont was excellent and well coordinated. There’s a small sink in the room, but no hard cooking surfaces. The dining area looked like just a regular nice dining room. They … (read more)
Our tour of Cedarhurst of Beaumont was excellent and well coordinated. There’s a small sink in the room, but no hard cooking surfaces. The dining area looked like just a regular nice dining room. They … (read more)

McCready Manor

300 Stocker Drive, Richmond, KY, 40475

McCready Manor is nestled on Stocker Drive in Richmond, KY. It’s located near Interstate 75 and Madison County Public Library, with Madison Country Club just a short drive away. Residents’ family … (read more)
McCready Manor is nestled on Stocker Drive in Richmond, KY. It’s located near Interstate 75 and Madison County Public Library, with Madison Country Club just a short drive away. Residents’ family … (read more)

Council Oaks Assisted Living & In Home Care

111 Coconut Grove Drive, Nicholasville, KY, 40356

Council Oaks was a senior living area, but it combined with some of skilled nursing. It was a very small building. It was like a house almost. It was very homey, which was nice, but everything was clo … (read more)
Council Oaks was a senior living area, but it combined with some of skilled nursing. It was a very small building. It was like a house almost. It was very homey, which was nice, but everything was clo … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Danville

Assisted living facilities in Danville are certified and monitored by the Kentucky Department for Aging and Independent Living. This department enforces guidelines pertaining to intake and discharge procedures, public financing, care planning and staffing. It also provides comprehensive information on residents’ rights and investigates reports of abuse or neglect.  

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Danville

  • Danville offers affordable health care services, with expenses such as inpatient hospital stays, dental care and doctor’s office visits coming in about 10% below the national average. There are approximately 282 doctors per 100,000 people, which is notably higher than the national average of 210 doctors. There’s one hospital in the city, Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, and two more within a 10-miles radius, including Ephraim McDowell James B. Haggin Hospital and Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital.   
  • Danville is among the cooler places to live in Kentucky, which may appeal to older adults sensitive to extreme heat. On a 10-point comfort index, the city rates 7.4 compared to the national average of 7. Summers are warm with highs in the mid-80s, and while July is generally muggy, humidity levels tend to be low for the rest of the year.  
  • Property crime occurs at a comparable rate in Danville to the nation as a whole. On a 100-point crime index, the city’s property crime rate is 34.7 compared to the national rate of 35.4. However, violent crime is relatively rare, with a rate of 13.3, nearly 10 points lower than the nationwide average. Danville’s violent crime rate is low compared to similarly-sized cities in Kentucky, which may appeal to older adults considering local assisted living options.  
  • Danville is a very affordable place to live, even compared to the rest of Kentucky. The overall cost of living is about 20% lower than the national average and about 3% lower than the state median. Transportation expenses such as gasoline and public transit are low, but seniors may also save money on personal groceries and miscellaneous expenses such as entertainment and restaurant meals. 
  • Kentucky’s tax laws are fairly retirement-friendly, which may make Danville a good option for those who rely on multiple sources of retirement income. Social Security benefits are fully exempt, and there’s a large deduction for all other types of retirement income. Sales and property taxes are also low.  

Paying for Assisted Living in Danville

Danville is a fairly expensive city for assisted living services, with monthly fees at $4,400 per month. This is $100 higher than the national median of $4,300 and about $700 higher than the state average of $3,699.  

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities 

Danville is one of Kentucky’s more expensive cities for assisted living, with local facilities charging approximately $4,400 per month for care. In Bowling Green and the Elizabethtown area, seniors pay approximately $3,550 per month for services. In the Louisville/Jefferson County region, monthly rates are higher than in Danville at $4,557. 

$4400

Danville

$3699

Kentucky

$4300

The United States

$3550

Bowling Green

$3550

Elizabethtown Area

$4557

Louisville/Jefferson County

$4400

Lexington Area

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Danville seniors have several care options to choose from depending on their budget and lifestyle preferences. Assisted living is the cheapest residential care option at $4,400 per month. Nursing home care, which offers around-the-clock skilled nursing, is considerably more expensive at $7,178 for semiprivate rooms and $8,958 for private accommodations. Those who arrange services in their own homes pay $4,385 for homemaker and home health aide services. Adult day health care is the most economical option at $1,768 monthly.  

$4385

Homemaker Services

$4385

Home Health Aide

$1768

Adult Day Health Care

$4400

Assisted Living Facility

$7178

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$8958

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Care cost data for Danville was not available, so data for the closest city, Lexington Area, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Danville

While Kentucky does not use Medicaid to cover assisted living services, seniors who receive Supplemental Security Income and the optional state supplement may use this benefit toward expenses.

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

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities in Kentucky

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 Danville

The Danville region has numerous organizations and programs to help seniors make decisions regarding their care. The following resource table outlines local agencies serving older adults through information, advocacy and assistance. These resources can also help seniors identify their options for covering assisted living costs.  

Resource 

Contact

Service 

(859) 236-2070 

A Gathering Place is a local senior center that hosts recreational, health and wellness, educational and nutritional programs for older adults. At this center, seniors enjoy daily hot lunches and participate in age-friendly fitness classes, travel opportunities and games. Transportation to and from the center is available.

(866) 277-5733 

AppalReD Legal Aid is a local nonprofit agency that provides free legal services to older adults in the Danville region. Through this center, older adults get assistance with applying for public benefits that may help cover assisted living, including Supplemental Security Income, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. The office can also help seniors understand assisted living contracts and payment obligations.

(859) 266-1116 

The local Area Agency on Aging administers several programs to promote seniors’ independence and quality of life, including informational workshops, transportation services, congregate meals and information and referrals for local programs and resources. Services are available to everyone aged 60 and over in the Danville region.

(859) 325-8288 

The local district of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs advocates on behalf of veterans in Danville. It helps them obtain services in the community such as transportation, health care and emergency financial assistance. The office can also help qualifying veterans apply for programs that can help cover assisted living, including pensions and Aid and Attendance. 

(859) 277-9215 

The local long-term care ombudsman helps seniors and families research local assisted living options and identify ways to pay for services. The ombudsman can also help older adults resolve issues that arise in assisted living facilities, including problems with care planning, billing errors and subpar quality of care. 

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Danville

Danville-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Kentucky