2 Assisted Living Facilities in Beatrice, NE

2 Assisted Living Facilities in Beatrice, NE

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The Kensington – Beatrice

Provides: Assisted Living
105 N. 6th Street, Beatrice, NE 68310
"They are truly caring. The staff, from the Administration, food service, maintenance, transportation, etc. EVERYTHING ! There were always something for them to do. The day to day interactions with..." More

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Homestead House

Provides: Assisted Living
2300 Lincoln Street, Beatrice, NE 68310
"They have my loved ones best interest . They have staff that cares and really knows my family . Not only my loved ones that live there But my whole family. It like home. The ED and DON have a open..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Beatrice

    Beatrice, Nebraska, is an agricultural city in the heart of Gage County and serves as the county seat. Rich in culture and history, Beatrice lays claim to the Homestead National Monument of America. The city enjoys a large senior population with adults aged 65 and older making up nearly 22% of Beatrice’s population of approximately 12,500.

    Elderly residents of Beatrice have two assisted living facilities (ALFs) to support them should they need professional assistance with personal care. Assisted living communities in Beatrice, as in all of Nebraska, house a minimum of four residents and are regulated by Nebraska’s Department of Health and Human Services.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Beatrice

    • Seniors may be able to stretch a dollar further here since the cost of living in Beatrice is 16.7% lower than the national average. While healthcare is 20% more costly than the U.S. average, seniors pay less for housing, utilities and transportation.
    • Beatrice has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Beatrice Senior Center, an organization that provides meals, transportation, social and educational activities, and a computer lab with training services.
    • The high crime rates in Beatrice may give families pause. The violent crime rating here is 37.6, on a scale of 1 to 100 with 100 being high crime, higher than the U.S. average of 22.7. Property crime is also more prevalent, with Beatrice scoring 45.3, also higher than the national average of 35.4.
    • The Beatrice area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Beatrice Community Hospital & Health Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    • Seniors who thrive in a dry, moderate year-round climate might struggle with Beatrice's excessive humidity, snow and rain. Sperling's gives the city a Comfort Index score of 37 out of 100, lower than the U.S. average of 54. Beatrice averages 32 inches of rain and 19 inches of snow annually. July’s high averages 88 degrees, while January brings a winter low of 14 degrees.
    • SmartAsset calls Nebraska’s tax system the least friendly toward retirees of any in the country. Along with an inheritance tax, seniors in Beatrice pay state income tax on any Social Security retirement income that is taxed federally. Retirement income from a public pension or  401(k) is also subject to state income tax.

    Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Beatrice

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Nebraska

    $4,286.00 Seward
    $4,147.00 Lincoln
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,700.00 Clay Center
    $3,240.00 Beatrice
    $2,656.00 Wahoo

    Assisted Living costs in Beatrice start around $3,240 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 Beatrice 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 Beatrice

    To help seniors in Beatrice cover the cost of assisted living, Nebraska offers the Aged & Disabled Waiver. Participants must be eligible for Medicaid and require nursing facility level of care. Not all ALFs in the state accept this subsidy, however.

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

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    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 Nebraska page.

    Free Assisted Living Resources in Beatrice

    Beatrice 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 Beatrice, please visit our Assisted Living in Nebraska page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Beatrice

    Beatrice-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Nebraska are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Nebraska page for more information about these laws.

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    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Beatrice

    • Review of The Kensington – Beatrice

      They are truly caring. The staff, from the Administration, food service, maintenance, transportation, etc. EVERYTHING ! There were always something for them to do. The day to day interactions with ... Read more

      Carol Maxson
    • Review of The Kensington – Beatrice

      My Father and Mother both resided at The Kensington. They loved how the facility became their home and the staff was family. The facilities were spotless, the meals delicious, and a variety of a... Read more

    • Review of The Kensington – Beatrice

      Very clean facility! And all the the staff are so find and always willing to help any way they can. I would recommend the Kensington to everyone. Read more

      Amy L
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