Assisted Living in Hopkinsville, Kentucky
The mid-sized city of Hopkinsville is located in Christian County in western Kentucky. According to 2020 Census data, its population is a little more than 31,000, of which more than 5,300 residents are seniors over the age of 65. Seniors who live here enjoy a friendly, small-town atmosphere in a city that’s only an hour away from the metropolis of Nashville, Tennessee. Hopkinsville is home to a variety of coffee shops, small stores and cultural destinations.
Assisted living communities are scattered across Christian county. These facilities provide seniors with a minimal amount of medical attention that usually includes wellness checks, medication reminders and transportation to medical appointments. In addition, they help with cleaning, housekeeping and personal care, such as assistance with grooming or dressing.Seniors in Hopkinsville and the surrounding area pay an average of $3,215 each month for assisted living care, slightly below the $3,448 per month average for the state of Kentucky. This guide to assisted living in Hopkinsville will provide an overview of the cost for assisted living in the area, insights into the benefits and drawbacks of retiring here and a table of free resources for area seniors.
Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Hopkinsville, KY
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COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Hopkinsville
Since most COVID-19 rules for Assisted Living Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Assisted Living in Kentucky. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Hopkinsville
Assisted living communities in Kentucky have to be certified by the Kentucky Department for Aging and Independent Living, an agency associated with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, located in Frankfort. This government agency also sponsors the Long-Term Care Ombudsman and provides services to the state’s disabled residents.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Hopkinsville
- Hopkinsville’s cost of living is 22.1% lower than the U.S. average and almost 7% lower than that of Kentucky. Seniors benefit from the area’s low-cost transportation and housing options, as well as competitive food prices. Residents tend to pay more for medical treatment here than in other parts of the state but this is likely because of its proximity to the Vanderbilt Medical Center, one of the country’s premier medical centers.
- The city of Hopkinsville is considered a part of the Clarksville metropolitan area but even without this connection and its proximity to Nashville, Hopkinsville offers a wide range of activities for seniors. The pedestrian-friendly downtown is both attractive and engaging, with the Pennyroyal Area Museum being a popular destination due to its African American and military exhibits. There are also walking paths and trails scattered throughout the city that wind through local parks and the downtown area.
- Seniors have little trouble getting around the city, whether for medical appointments, errands or just for fun. The Hopkinsville Transit service offers bus service daily between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., traveling throughout the city and on the fringes of the Outer-belt multiple times each day with three separate routes. Drivers provide service to many off-route destinations by request and will otherwise divert up to 3/4 mile off route when notified 48 hours in advance of the need. Med Transit, Silver Swan and other companies offer low-cost or free transportation to medical appointments.
- Hopkinsville was rated the 15th most diverse city in Kentucky by Niche.com, although this seems to be more related to the age range and socioeconomic status than it does the ethnic diversity. The city’s sense of community is highly rated and there are a variety of culturally-relevant destinations that cater to minorities, including the African-American exhibit of the Museum of Hopkinsville and the Trail of Tears Commemorative Park.
- Seniors in this area of the state generally benefit from high-quality health care. This is often accompanied by higher health care costs but the small increase in cost doesn’t take away from the benefits that access to new technology and treatments provide to local seniors. Vanderbilt Medical Center is just an hour away in Nashville, and the Jennie Stuart Medical Center is located in downtown Hopkinsville.
Paying for Assisted Living in Hopkinsville
The cost of assisted living care in Hopkinsville averages $3,215, more than $900 below the national average of $4,300 and $233 per month less than the cost of assisted living in the state of Kentucky as a whole.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities
Hopkinsville provides seniors with the most affordable assisted living care costs in the western part of Kentucky. The monthly cost of assisted living here is $3,215 per month, slightly below that of the Elizabethtown area’s $3,225 and approximately $285 less per month than that of Bowling Green. The biggest price difference for assisted living care occurs between Hopkinsville and its closest metropolitan neighbor Nashville, where the rate of $4,100 for care is $885 more per month than that of Hopkinsville.
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The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care
Besides assisted living care, seniors in the Hopkinsville area also have care choices that are more and less expensive, depending on their individual needs. While assisted living is the most affordable residential care available for seniors, those who don’t need the overnight attention of a residential facility may qualify for adult day care, which costs $1,083 and provides only daytime supervision. In-home caregivers and home service providers will provide assistance to seniors in their own homes for $4,767 each month. Finally, those with advanced care needs will benefit most from living in a nursing home. The cost for a semi-private room is $6,753 per month, while the cost for a private room runs $7,604 per month.
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Note: Care cost data for Hopkinsville was not available, so data for the closest city, Clarksville, TN, was used instead.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Hopkinsville
In Hopkinsville, financial assistance programs for assisted living are limited. Kentucky doesn’t pay for assisted living services through its Medicaid program. SSI recipients who live in facilities licensed as personal care homes may qualify for additional funding through the optional state supplementation program.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Kentucky 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 Kentucky page.
Free Assisted Living Resources in Hopkinsville
Seniors in Hopkinsville have access to a range of free resources and services through local and county providers, as well as providers from the Clarksville metropolitan area. The table below is a quick reference guide of local resources for seniors who need financial assistance, legal aid or access to social activities.
The Christian County Senior Center provides information and help with meal delivery and congregate meals, as well as health and educational classes. It also offers seniors the opportunity for fellowship and access to intergenerational programs.
The Area Agency of Aging and Independent Living Aging and Disability Resource Center provides everything from home and caregiver services to Medicare and health insurance counseling. Its representatives also provide referrals to local resources for seniors in need of financial support, food or other necessities.
Provided through Elder Law Advocates, seniors can receive free or reduced-cost legal assistance in regards to Medicaid applications, wills & trusts, guardianship and power of attorney options.
The transit system of Hopkinsville is decent, considering the size of the area, and seniors travel for half price. They can visit the page for a detailed bus schedule and information on requesting special stops.
Medicaid Transportation: 1-800-467-4601
Intercity (Nashville) Transportation: (270) 886-7999
Seniors who need some extra transportation assistance can call either of the two numbers provided to learn more about Pennyrile's individual and group ride services, as well as the cost of transportation between Christian County and the Nashville metropolitan area.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Hopkinsville
Hopkinsville Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities in Kentucky are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Kentucky page for more information about these laws.