2 Assisted Living Facilities in Lexington, NE
Also serving communities of Gothenburg, Broken Bow.
The average cost of assisted living in Lexington is $2,600 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,395.
To help you with your search, browse the 2 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Lexington. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Lexington 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Lexington
Lexington, Nebraska, sits just beyond the banks of the Platte River. There are an estimated 10,121 residents living in Lexington and nearly 10% of the population is aged 65 or older. Some seniors in the city require long-term assisted living care, which is provided by two assisted living facilities in the city. In Lexington, as in the rest of Nebraska, assisted living facilities are licensed and regulated by the Nebraska Division of Public Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Licensure and Regulation.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Lexington
- Although seniors who are on a tight budget may find that room-and-board costs are low in Lexington thanks to the low cost of living in the city, those who require regular medical attention wish to consider the cost of healthcare, which is 32% higher than in the average U.S. city.
Precipitation levels in Lexington are below the national average. The city only gets 24 inches of rain and 23 inches of snow, which is altogether 21 inches less precipitation than the U.S. average. For some seniors, this may equate to more opportunities to take part in outdoor activities.
- Lexington is safer than 94% of other cities in the U.S. The city has an average of only one violent crime and 2.59 property crimes per 1,000 residents each year, while the national average is much higher at four violent crimes and 24 property crimes per 1,000 residents. Seniors in Lexington have little to worry about when it comes to being a victim of a crime.
- The Lexington area is home to world-class healthcare facilities, including Lexington Regional Health Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
RYDE transit offers a safe public transportation option to seniors in Lexington and throughout Dawson County who need help getting to appointments or events. All buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts and provide priority seating for seniors and persons with disabilities.
- Lexington's air is clean and rated higher than in the average U.S. city. On a scale of 1 to 100, the city's air quality is rated 72, which is 14 points above the national median. Seniors living in the city can breathe the air without concern for adverse health effects.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Lexington
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Lexington start around $2,600 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 Lexington 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 Lexington
Lexington seniors who require assisted living may be eligible to receive financial aid under one of Nebraska's two Medicaid 1915(c) waivers. While these waivers cover the cost of services that are provided in assisted living facilities, they don't pay for room-and-board. However, the state provides an Optional State Supplement to those who are receiving the federal Supplemental Security Income benefit.
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 Lexington
Lexington 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 Lexington, please visit our Assisted Living in Nebraska page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Lexington
Lexington-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.
Other Options in Lexington, NE
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Lexington
Review of Avamere at Lexington
We put mom in Emeritus at Park Avenue Estates. It seems OK to me, but she doesn't take much of the food there. They can improve on it. It's quite big. They're all nice to her, they treat her Ok, an... Read more
Review of Avamere at Lexington
No one in my family, least of all my grandfather, was happy about his move into assisted living. The staff at Park Avenue were good and kind and helpful during the transition, and did everything po... Read more