5 Assisted Living Facilities in Grand Island, NE
Also serving communities of Aurora, Saint Paul.
The average cost of assisted living in Grand Island is $3,295 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,400. Cheaper nearby regions include Hastings with an average starting cost of $3,225.
To help you with your search, browse the 5 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Grand Island. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Grand Island 4.2 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Hastings with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Grand Island
Grand Island, originally called La Grande Isle by French traders, is a city between the Wood and Platte Rivers that's home to more than 51,000 people. Residents aged 65 and over make up 13.6% of this population. For the seniors in this community who require help with daily activities, there are five assisted living cities within the city limits. Licensing for these facilities in Grand Island and other parts of the state are provided by Nebraska's Department of Health and Human Services.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Grand Island
- Seniors who live in Grand Island have many opportunities to appreciate local arts and culture. The Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer has exhibits celebrating the settlement of the community by Pioneers in the mid 19th century. The Heartland Events Center hosts everything from exhibits in the Nebraska State Fair to live music.
- Grand Island has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Hall County Senior Services, an organization that provides convenient transportation services in the city as well as three senior centers.
- Grand Island may be more affordable for assisted living than other areas in Nebraska and the rest of the country. That's because the overall cost of living is 11.3% lower than the national average of 100 and 5.8 points lower than the Nebraska average.
- Seniors in Grand Island may have money to pay for assisted living due to Nebraska's tax policies. Nebraska is one of the only states that tax income from Social Security. All other types of retirement income, including pensions, is taxed as well.
- The Grand Island area is home to world-class medical facilities, including CHI Health St. Francis, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Many seniors may be attracted to Grand Island because it's considered a safe place to live. The violent crime rating is 5.4 index points lower than the national average of 22.7 and 1.5 points lower than the Nebraska average of 18.8.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Grand Island
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Assisted Living costs in Grand Island start around $3,295 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 Grand Island 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 Grand Island
Seniors eligible for Nebraska's Medicaid system may benefit from the Aged and Disabled Medicaid Wavier which can help pay for homemaker services, assistive technology and independence training within an assisted living facility. Outside Medicaid, The Assistance to the Aged, Blind, or Disabled (AABD) Program can pay for room and board, food and other expenses at an assisted living facility.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Nebraska 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 Nebraska page.
Free Assisted Living Resources in Grand Island
Grand Island 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 Grand Island, please visit our Assisted Living in Nebraska page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Grand Island
Grand Island-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.
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Grand Island
Review of Bickford of Grand Island
I visited Bickford, but it cost more than I thought. It was a lovely place. The people were very nice. They contacted me several times to follow up. Overall, it’s an A-plus. The rooms were very nic... Read more
Review of Bickford of Grand Island
Everything was wonderful at Bickford Cottage. There was absolutely nothing wrong with the facility. The rooms were expensive but very nice. They had many activities, visiting entertainment, and min... Read more
Review of Good Samaritan Society – Grand Island Village
I was in Good Samaritan Society, but it was not good. For the first three years, it was marvelous. Then they began to care less about the people that live there. It was no longer a home. It became ... Read more