3 Assisted Living Facilities in Owensboro, KY
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To help you with your search, browse the 6 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Owensboro. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Owensboro 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Madisonville with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Owensboro
Nestled on a scenic bend of the Ohio River, Owensboro is Kentucky’s fourth-largest city. Aging seniors in Owensboro can choose from three assisted living facilities in town, with another two assisted living communities in the nearby towns of Newburgh and Boonville. Residents in assisted living facilities receive not only room and board but also help with personal care, medication management and the activities of daily living, which include dressing, grooming and bathing. Kentucky's Department for Aging and Independent Living certifies all assisted living communities in the state every year.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Owensboro
Weather is variable and windy in Owensboro, with cold winds from the north and warm ones from the south alternating at any time of the year. Winters do bring snow, but it doesn't tend to last long. Look for hot, humid summers with thunderstorms.
- The cost of living in Owensboro is 15.3 percent below the national average, making it a budget-friendly choice for seniors.
- People from all over Kentucky flock to Owensboro for its many festivals. The International BBQ Festival holds a competition to let guests taste the best, and the Owensboro PumpkinFest is a fundraiser that celebrates autumn fun. Music festivals that attract people of all ages include the River of Music Party, the Lanham Brothers Jamboree, and Friday after 5, a series of summertime concerts held along the river downtown.
- The Owensboro Transit System provides bus service around the city. Those with disabilities can get door-to-door service via the Green River Intra-County Transit System.
- The Owensboro area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Owensboro has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Green River Aging and Social Services Department, an organization that provides help with Medicare and Medicaid plus advocacy for elder abuse and other legal issues, as well as two senior centers.
Paying for Assisted Living in Owensboro
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Owensboro start around $0 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 Owensboro 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 Owensboro
Eligible seniors in Owensboro may qualify for financial assistance to help pay for their assisted living costs through Kentucky's Home and Community Based Services Medicaid Waivers, although this program typically has a waitlist. Veterans who meet qualifications may be able to get assistance through the Veterans Administration's Aid and Attendance 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 Owensboro
Owensboro 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 Owensboro, please visit our Assisted Living in Kentucky page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Owensboro
Owensboro-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.
Other Options in Owensboro, KY
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Owensboro
Review of Heritage Place
My father moved into Heritage Place in June 2013 after having a stroke. He is no longer able to live alone and needs assistance. His one bedroom apartment has a large walk-in closet. The buildin... Read more
Review of Heritage Place
My family member is a long time resident of Heritage Place. The facility is well kept with comfortable rooms, some of which open on a landscaped courtyard. The staff and employees are very caring a... Read more
Review of Roosevelt House
By all accounts it seems like a very nice place. They've allowed my grandmother to enjoy some independence while still keeping an eye on her. They provide meals and other activities to keep residen... Read more