2 Assisted Living Facilities in Hastings, NE

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The Kensington – Hastings

Provides: Assisted Living
233 North Hastings, Hastings, NE 68901
"I liked The Kensington – Hastings. It was a great community. We had an amazing lunch there and the staff was very nice. The facilities were delightful. It was very welcoming, homey, comfortable,..." More

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The Heritage at College View

Provides: Assisted Living
1100 N 6th Ave , Hastings, NE 68901
"The facility was nice enough. It was very clean and the staff was friendly. Unfortunately, the staff could also be very slow in responding to questions and requests. It was a hard time for my..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Hastings

    Hastings is home to about 25,000 people, almost 17% of whom are aged 65 and over. It has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Midland Area Agency on Aging, an organization that provides meal programs, fitness classes and outreach opportunities to area seniors, as well as one senior center

    In Hastings, as in the rest of the state, assisted living facilities are governed by the Nebraska Division of Public Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Licensure and Regulation. Hastings has two facilities, both of which are licensed to provide meals, shelter and regularly scheduled care to at least four people. 

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Hastings

    • Assisted living in Hastings may be a good option for seniors who have limited means. The city's overall cost of living is about 15% below the national median and roughly 10% lower than the average Nebraska city, which may result in relatively affordable assisted living expenses.  
    • Compared to the rest of the nation, Hastings has a fairly high rate of property crime, coming in around 15 points higher than the United States as a whole on a 100-point scale, but its violent crime rate is about three points below the national average. Seniors may want to avoid being out alone in the city by finding an assisted living facility that organizes day trips and other activities. 
    • Hastings' weather is typical of Nebraska, with summer highs around 88 and winter lows in the mid-teens. Seniors who prefer to experience four distinct seasons may enjoy the region's climate.
    • The air quality in Hastings is very good with a rating that is 15 points higher than the national average of a 100-point index. This is associated with a decreased risk of respiratory illnesses and certain types of cancer, which may make it a good option for seniors looking for assisted living.  
    • The Hastings area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Mary Lanning Healthcare, in the event of medical emergencies or illness. 
      • Nebraska is among the nation's least tax-friendly states for seniors, which may be a consideration for those seeking assisted living in the state. Retirees pay state income tax on all types of retirement income, including Social Security benefits, and the state is one of the few with an inheritance tax.  

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


      Paying for Assisted Living in Hastings

      Average Monthly Costs

      Cities in Nebraska

      $4,000.00 US
      $3,995.00 Seward
      $3,295.00 Grand Island
      $3,225.00 Hastings
      $3,147.00 Kearney
      $2,965.00 Beatrice
      $2,600.00 Lexington

      Assisted Living costs in Hastings start around $3,225 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 Hastings 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 Hastings

      In Hastings, qualifying seniors may have assisted living expenses covered under the state's Medicaid Aged and Disabled waiver program. 

      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 Hastings

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


      Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Hastings

      Hastings-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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      Assisted Living near Hastings, NE

      Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Hastings

      • Review of The Kensington – Hastings

        I liked The Kensington – Hastings. It was a great community. We had an amazing lunch there and the staff was very nice. The facilities were delightful. It was very welcoming, homey, comfortable, an... Read more

        Linda
      • Review of The Kensington – Hastings

        My spouse has been on the memory unit for the past 4+ years. Her initial room tended to be too hot or too cold . However, her present room has been stable in temperature control. Staff have been ca... Read more

        rebel13
      • Review of The Kensington – Hastings

        My sister was at The Kensington for two weeks. It used to be one of Hasting's finest hotels at one time, and it was refurbished into an assisted living facility. It's absolutely gorgeous. The staff... Read more

        Marilyn H.
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