20 Assisted Living Facilities in Lincoln, NE

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Lincoln, NE

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Caring Star 2020

The Woodlands at Hillcrest

Provides: Assisted Living
9421 Gable Pines Road, Lincoln, NE 68520
"So happy my mother-in-law is in this facility during the pandemic. The staff are amazing. They are so caring and treat you like family. We feel so comfortable knowing our loved one is being so..." More

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The Residence at Gramercy

Provides: Assisted Living
6800 A Street, Lincoln, NE 68510
"I went to Gramercy Hill with my mother 2-1/2 years ago. Their staff was great and very friendly, and they gave us a good tour. They had a library, an activity center, and a salon. The room was very..." More

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Caring Star 2016

The Windcrest on Van Dorn

Provides: Assisted Living
7208 Van Dorn St, Lincoln, NE 68506
"Modern clean cheerful decor. The one bedroom is big enough for two people. " More
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Independence House at Northview

Provides: Assisted Living
2355 Superior Street, Lincoln, NE 68521
"Independence House has been a blessing to our family. My father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's dementia in 2017, and it was a stressful and emotional time to realize he needed full-time care...." More

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Fallbrook Assisted Living and Memory ...

Provides: Assisted Living
6600 Juliet Court, Lincoln, NE 68521
"This is a beautiful new facility. The staff is well trained and very supportive of the residents. The staff truly builds relationships with the residents and treats them with dignity and care. ..." More

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Havelock Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
6330 Platte Ave, Lincoln, NE 68507
"Mom was in assisted living at Havelock Manor for only one month before she died, but during that time she received excellent care. The food is delicious, the facility is clean, but most..." More

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Bickford of Lincoln

Provides: Assisted Living
4451 Old Cheney Road, Lincoln, NE 68516
"My husband moved into Bickford of Lincoln. I visit him once a week, and he's content and happy there. There are no problems. He has meals there. He can have them brought to his room, or he can go..." More

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The Waterford at Williamsburg

Provides: Assisted Living
3940 Pine Lake Road, Lincoln, NE 68516
"My sister is pleased with the providers that care for her, the management of her disease process, and the meals. Linens and china are a perk she enjoys very much. We had a family get-together and..." More

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The Waterford at College View

Provides: Assisted Living
4848 South 48th Street, Lincoln, NE 68516
"My mother-in-law has been in Waterford at College View North, and so far so good. They do exercises every weekday, provide their meals and medications. She liked the food the first couple times we..." More

Clark Jeary

Provides: Assisted Living
8401 S. 33rd St., Lincoln, NE 68516
"This facility is the Best! My parents moved into their apartment the end of August 2018. From the farm in Southeast Nebraska. Ages 98 and 95. Health care is not always the best in the rural area,..." More

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The Knolls Retirement Community

Provides: Assisted Living
5801 Norman Road, Lincoln, NE 68512
"My dad has moved into The Knolls. It's good. They provide activities and meals. They also offer help if he needs it. Since everything is shut down because of COVID there's not really a lot of..." More

Landing At Williamsburg Village

Provides: Assisted Living
3500 Faulkner Drive, Lincoln, NE 68516
"We chose The Landing at Williamsburg Village because my mom liked it. It was the cleanest and nicest of the four that we looked at. It had more amenities and bigger apartments for the cost. They..." More

Legacy Terrace Retirement Community

Provides: Assisted Living
5700 Fremont Street, Lincoln, NE 68507
"Legacy Terrace is a first-class place. They have two separate dining areas: one for assisted living residents and one for retirees. We ate there, and it was quite good. The staff was very friendly,..." More

The Legacy

Provides: Assisted Living
5600 Pioneers Blvd, Lincoln, NE 68506
"I'm now in assisted living at The Legacy. I was independent and I just moved two floors down. It's very nice. They have a corner with birds that you can watch and they have tables where you can do..." More

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GracePointe Assisted Living & Memory ...

Provides: Assisted Living
4620 Randolph, Lincoln, NE 68510
"My parents are at GracePointe Assisted Living & Memory Care Suites. They moved in on October 1st, and they have been excellent. Their 1-bedroom is nice. They could've gotten a 2-bedroom, but..." More

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Gateway Vista

Provides: Assisted Living
225 N 56th Street, Lincoln, NE 68504
"Gateway is wonderful. The staff are great and professional. The food is good. And there are several activities offered. I recommend Gateway to anyone looking for a new place to call home." More

The Lexington Assisted Living Center

Provides: Assisted Living
5550 Pioneers Blvd, Lincoln, NE 68506
"My aunt didn't care for The Lexington, but we liked it, especially the garden area off the dining room. The girl who gave the tour was really good. She did a really good job and made you feel like..." More

Orchard Park

Provides: Assisted Living
3110 S 48th St, Lincoln, NE 68506
"My Aunt an Uncle live there. My aunt recently died there. The care was wonderful. They are so attentive and loving. Now my uncle is there and he said the owner, Virgil, even swept the snow of his..." More

The Arbors Memory Care

Provides: Assisted Living
3777 N 58th St, Lincoln, NE 68507

The Monarch by Eastmont

Provides: Assisted Living
4201 S 78th Street, Lincoln, NE 68506
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    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Lincoln

    Lincoln is a thriving and diverse community in southeastern Nebraska. Around 12.1 percent of this state capital’s population are seniors, and they are served by 16 different assisted living facilities (ALFs) within city limits. As in the rest of the state, all ALFs in Lincoln are licensed by the Nebraska Division of Public Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Licensure and Regulation. The Department defines ALFs as facilities that provide room, board, food and care for more than four residents. 

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Lincoln

    • The cost of living in Lincoln is 7.7 percent below the national average with costs for transportation, groceries and health care all slightly below U.S. medians. Seniors should note, however, that the monthly cost of assisted living in Lincoln is higher than the national average.
       
    • Winters in Lincoln can be quite cold with temperatures sometimes reaching lows of 14 degrees Fahrenheit. Summers fare better with July highs around 88 degrees. Average rainfall is below the U.S. average at 31 inches per year and snowfall is consistent with the national median of 26 inches. 
       
    • The American Lung Association gave Lancaster County an A rating for ozone and a B for particle pollution, which could be good news for seniors with respiratory concerns. The city of Lincoln itself came in only slightly above the U.S. average with a rating of 64 out of 100. 
    • The StarTran Bus Service in Lincoln can help seniors get around the city with plenty of routes and reduced fares.  IntelliRide also offers non-medical transportation for Medicaid-eligible seniors. 

    • Crime rates in Lincoln are relatively low with violent crime scoring 30.8, slightly below the U.S. average of 31.1. Property crime was a bit higher at 50, which is above the national median of 38.1. 
    • Lincoln has an array of community resources for seniors through the Seniors Foundation, an organization that provides quality of life enhancements for seniors through events and programs, and the City of Lincoln’s Personal and Family Services and Aging and Disability Resource Center, which helps older adults with independent living. The city is home to eight senior centers where residents can enjoy educational and recreational programs, social events and games. 


    Paying for Assisted Living in Lincoln

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Nebraska

    $4,147.00 Lincoln
    $4,107.00 Elkhorn
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,538.00 Seward
    $3,240.00 Beatrice
    $3,137.00 La Vista
    $1,550.00 Wahoo

    Assisted Living costs in Lincoln start around $4,147 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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln

    Seniors looking for financial assistance for assisted living in Lincoln can seek supplemental funding through the Nebraska Assistance to the Aged, Blind or Disabled (AABD) program. This programs helps seniors receive financial aid for room and board, food, clothing and home supplies. 

    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 Lincoln

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


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Lincoln

    Lincoln-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 Lincoln, NE

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Lincoln

    • Review of The Waterford at College View

      My mother-in-law has been in Waterford at College View North, and so far so good. They do exercises every weekday, provide their meals and medications. She liked the food the first couple times we ... Read more

      Wanda
    • Review of Bickford of Lincoln

      My husband moved into Bickford of Lincoln. I visit him once a week, and he's content and happy there. There are no problems. He has meals there. He can have them brought to his room, or he can go t... Read more

      Alice
    • Review of The Windcrest on Van Dorn

      Modern clean cheerful decor. The one bedroom is big enough for two people. Read more

      Linda
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    • How much is assisted living monthly in Lincoln?

      According to Genworth’s 2019 Cost of Care Survey, the average monthly cost of assisted living in Lincoln is $5,860, higher than the state average of $3,819 a month. Nearby Omaha is more affordable, at $4,000 a month on average.

    • How large is Lincoln, NE?

      According to 2018 US Census data, there are 287,401 people who live in Lincoln, NE. Of these people, about 12.5% are above the age of 65. The city has a population of about 2,899 residents per square mile. 

    • Who qualifies for assisted living?

      Assisted living services are accessible for anyone who needs help with their activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing and managing their medication. State law dictates that assisted living facilities may only admit people for whom they are capable of safely providing care.

    • Does Medicaid cover assisted living in NE?

      Medicaid does not cover the costs of assisted living such as room and board. However, qualified seniors may be eligible for the Medicaid Aged and Disabled Waiver, which can help cover the cost of services received while in assisted living. 

    • What kind of care does assisted living provide?

      In Nebraska, assisted living provides residents with personal care services as well as housekeeping and meals. Personal care services include anything that a person would need help with during the day, such as bathing, walking, and getting dressed.