3 Assisted Living Facilities in Kearney, NE
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The average cost of assisted living in Kearney is $3,147 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,395. Cheaper nearby regions include Lexington with an average starting cost of $2,600.
To help you with your search, browse the 11 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Kearney. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Kearney 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Kearney
Kearney, a city of about 34,000 people in Buffalo County, Nebraska, boasts numerous museums, galleries, cultural attractions and shops and restaurants. Local seniors, who make up an estimated 13% of the population, can navigate the city, complete errands and attend medical appointments using RYDE Transit, the local on-demand transit service. The company operates 12-passenger buses, all of which are equipped with lifts to accommodate passengers with mobility aids.
To accommodate seniors who need a little help getting around, Kearney has three assisted living facilities, all of which provide food, shelter and care at regular intervals for at least four individuals. They are governed by the Nebraska Division of Public Health.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Kearney
- Kearney seniors pay state income tax on all their retirement income, including Social Security income and disbursements from public pensions. The state is also one of the few in the nation with an inheritance tax. This may be a consideration for some seniors, particularly those who are moving to Kearney from another state.
- The Kearney area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Kearney Regional Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Kearney's air quality rates are almost 20 points higher than the national average, so seniors with conditions like asthma and COPD can breathe easily here.
- The overall cost of living in Kearney is about 3% higher than the statewide average, but it's about 2% below the national median. This may make the city a budget-friendly option for assisted living.
Kearney's weather is rated to be slightly more comfortable than Nevada as a whole, and the city has four months with high temperatures in the 70-85 degree range. The hottest month of the year is July when highs are in the upper-80s, and the coldest month is January when lows are around 14 degrees. Seniors may want to find an assisted living facility with individual climate controls in private living quarters.
- Although property crime in Kearney occurs at a similar rate as in the nation as a whole, the city's violent crime rate is about 10 points lower on a 100-point scale. This indicates low violent crime levels, which help seniors feel safer.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Kearney
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Kearney start around $3,147 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 Kearney 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 Kearney
Medicaid-eligible seniors in Kearney may have assisted living services covered under the state's Aged and Disabled waiver program.
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 Kearney
Kearney 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 Kearney, please visit our Assisted Living in Nebraska page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Kearney
Kearney-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 Kearney
Review of Welcov Assisted Living at Kearney
The overall community is amazing. The Administration needs work. She is always on her phone, gives very little time to talk about concerns or my loved one, always in a hurry. Spends very little tim... Read more
Review of Brookdale Kearney Northridge
Brookdale Kearney Northridge is excellent. My mom is currently a resident there and everything is great. This community is fairly new, the staff seems excellent and they do a great job. They also h... Read more
Review of Brookdale Kearney Northridge
My father is in Brookdale Assisted Living. It is a great facility. He has been for 10 years. He starts out with the independent living and he has transitioned to the assisted living. They are accom... Read more