3 Assisted Living Facilities in Murray, KY
The average cost of assisted living in Murray is $2,780 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,395.
To help you with your search, browse the 6 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Murray. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Murray 4.5 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Paducah with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Murray
Murray, Kentucky, lies in the southwest of the state, on the Tennessee border. Nashville is the closest major city, and at a distance of just 90 miles, city adventures are a day trip away for seniors residing in Murray area assisted living communities. The Kentucky Department for Aging and Independent Living regulates the state's assisted living facilities. An assisted living community is defined as having various housing units on the same grounds that is certified to administer services to five or more adults that are not related to the manager or owner. There are five assisted living facilities near Murray, Kentucky, with three located in the city.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Murray
- The cost of living index in Murray is lower than the U.S. average and that of the Nashville-Davidson Metro Area. Seniors will find health care and grocery rates are very near that of the nation and the state of Kentucky averages.
- Seniors should feel safe in Murray. The violent crime rate is 10.8 on a scale of one (lowest) to 100 (highest). This is much lower than the national and state crime rates. Property crime in the city, however, ranks 10.4 points higher that of the nation.
- The air quality in Murray is higher than the national average. Higher air quality is important for seniors, especially those who suffer from respiratory illnesses, such as asthma and COPD.
- The climate in Murray is perfect for seniors who prefer warmer temperatures. With little annual snowfall, the winters are usually very mild. Summers are warm, with July high temperatures nearing 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
Sales tax in Murray is 6 percent, the same as the U.S. average. Income tax is slightly higher than the nation's average though. The state of Kentucky exempts all Social Security income from taxation, and it offers a considerable deduction for all other types of retirement income.
- The Murray area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Murray-Calloway County Hospital and Jackson Purchase Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illnesses.
Paying for Assisted Living in Murray
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Murray start around $2,780 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 Murray 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 Murray
In the state of Kentucky, as in many other states, Medicaid does not pay for services received in assisted living communities. Unfortunately, there are no other state programs available to help pay for the cost of assisted living.
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 Murray
Murray 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 Murray, please visit our Assisted Living in Kentucky page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Murray
Murray-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.
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Murray
Review of Brookdale Murray
I chose Brookdale Murray because it's close to my kids. Their facilities seem to be good, and it seems to be a nice community. The people and the staff are very nice. I picked a two-bedroom apartme... Read more
Review of Brookdale Murray
Brookdale Murray was a really nice place for an elderly person. Their food service set up was nice and it's more like a restaurant setting. They have a lot to offer. They have a laundry facility an... Read more
Review of Brookdale Murray
Brookdale Murray was OK. It was really nice. They had available spot for my father at that time. My father likes to smoke; however, they didn't have indoor smoking area as the other place. The dini... Read more