The 5 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Crane, MO for 2023
There are 5 Assisted Living Facilities in the Crane area, with 2 in Crane and 3 nearby.
To help you with your search, browse the 4 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Crane. Better rated regions include Aurora with an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Crane, MO
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Crane
The Missouri town that is now known as Crane was once called Hickory Grove. In the 1880s, this town had a group of homes, a couple of general stores, a mill and a blacksmith shop. The name was changed when residents asked for a post office, only to find out that another Missouri town went by the name Hickory Grove. At that time, the name was changed to Crane, the name of the creek that runs through the town. Today, Crane has just 1,500 residents, over 20% of whom are seniors.
Seniors who need some assistance with activities like grooming and eating may decide to transition to assisted living facilities, which are also known as residential care facilities in Crane. Crane has two facilities, and there are three more nearby. These facilities are licensed by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Crane
- Crane has a low overall cost of living that comes in about 16% lower than the national average, mainly due to its modest housing costs. This may bring down the cost of local assisted living expenses, which may benefit seniors with restrictive budgets.
Crime is relatively uncommon in Crane, making the city a good option for active seniors seeking a safe community to spend their retirement years. The city's property crime and violent crime rates are each about 10 points lower than the respective national averages.
Year-round temperatures in Crane run between 21-89 degrees, and humidity levels are generally low throughout the year. The city only gets 10 inches of annual snowfall on average, which may appeal to seniors who do their own driving.
- In Missouri, income from retirement savings accounts and private pensions are taxed as regular income. Public pensions are partially taxed, and most seniors do not pay state income tax on their Social Security benefits, depending on their income.
- The Crane area has few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Aurora.
- Public transportation in Crane is provided by OATS Transit. Routes are funded by the Area Agencies on Aging, and there is a suggested donation for seniors age 60 and over.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Crane
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Crane 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 Crane 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 Crane
Seniors who qualify for nursing home-level care in an assisted living facility may have services covered by the Medicaid State Plan Personal Care authority.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Missouri 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 Missouri page.
Free Assisted Living Resources in Crane
Crane 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 Crane, please visit our Assisted Living in Missouri page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Crane
Crane-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Missouri are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Missouri page for more information about these laws.