32 Assisted Living Facilities near Omaha, NE
To help seniors in Omaha find the assisted living community that’s right for their family, we’ve researched and compiled in-depth information about the cost of care, how to pay for care, and important local laws and regulations involving senior care and assisted living.
With an average cost of $3,662 in Omaha, it’s often difficult to find assisted living communities that provide high-quality care at an affordable price. At Caring.com, our mission is to make this process as smooth and painless as possible, and we’ve helped many families along the way.
This guide provides everything you need to quickly compare communities and narrow your search, including 166 unique reviews from residents and our comprehensive database that gives pricing, amenity information, photos and more on the 26 facilities in Omaha.
26 Assisted Living Facilities in Omaha, NE
6 Assisted Living Facilities near Omaha, NE
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska, is at the forefront of fresh dining and the farm-to-fork movement, making it an ideal location for seniors and people of all ages who prefer wholesome foods. There are more than 46,000 seniors in the city, some of whom may benefit from living in an assisted living environment. To support these seniors, there are 26 assisted living facilities in the city, with another five nearby in neighboring communities.
In Omaha, as well as the rest of Nebraska, Assisted living facilities (ALFs) are licensed 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 Omaha
- Nebraska partially taxes social security income, but fully taxes retirement savings account withdrawals and pensions. Seniors living in Omaha might find that the state's tax laws result in less money to allocate toward facility expenses.
- The cost of living in Omaha is 94.9, slightly lower than the U.S. average of 100, which might be good news for seniors hoping to move to a facility in the area.
Medicaid-based transportation is available to help seniors get around the city. It's a curb-to-curb service that can help with getting to appointments and running errands.
- Omaha has a violent crime rate of 33.9 and a property crime rate of 56.6, both higher than the national averages of 22.7 and 35.4. Although these crime rates are high, seniors in care are protected by security systems, alarms and cameras.
Omaha weather is wet with rainfalls of 32 inches per year and annual snowfalls of 30 inches. Families might want to ask facility staff about safety measures in place to protect seniors from the elements in harsh weather conditions.
- Omaha has good air quality. On a scale where 100 represents the areas with the cleanest air, Omaha ranks in at 62, slightly higher than the U.S. average of 58. Seniors with respiratory conditions like asthma, COPD and lung cancer might be able to breathe easily in Omaha.
Paying for Assisted Living in Omaha
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Omaha start around $3,662 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 Omaha 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 Omaha
While Nebraska's financial assistance is limited to standard Medicare programs like SSDI and Medicare part D, the Nebraska Senior Health Insurance Information Program has been established to help seniors and people who need health insurance to understand the funding options that are available through Medicare.
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 Omaha
Omaha 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 Omaha, please visit our Assisted Living in Nebraska page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Omaha
Omaha-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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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Omaha
Review of Brighton Gardens of Omaha
Brighton Gardens of Omaha is within $10 a day of the same price where my mother is at now. The facilities were run-down and the staff was clearly disengaged. I got there about half an hour early fo... Read more
Review of Aksarben Village
Aksarben Village was a very nice community, both my parents were there about 3 years ago. It's very well-appointed and very well-staffed. They would publish a monthly newsletter, they do outings, b... Read more
Review of Westgate Assisted Living
We went to Westgate Assisted Living. The salesperson in charge of the tour spent more time in conversation with us about how they operate and what are the advantages of a senior staying there and l... Read more
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How much does assisted living cost in Omaha?
According to Genworth’s 2019 Cost of Care Survey, assisted living services in Nebraska average at $3,819 a month. In Omaha, it is a little more expensive at an average of $4,000 monthly. Overall, assisted living in this area is lower than the national average of $4,051 a month.
How populous is Omaha?
The number of elders in Omaha has grown by 30% between 2000 and 2010 and increased by 29% between 2010 and 2019. The number of residents between the ages of 65 and 69 increased 55% over the past ten years. The total population in the Omaha Metropolitan area, with a fifty-mile radius from the city center, is 1.3 million people.
Who qualifies for assisted living?
Assisted living facilities in Nebraska may admit anyone who desires to have daily housekeeping help and meal preparation, as well as access to caregivers when they need help with activities of daily living. Regulations dictate that facility directors are able to approve or deny residency based upon their discretion, which takes into consideration the safety of the applicant as well as the existing residents in the facility. No facility may admit anyone who needs more care than they are capable of providing, so if a resident has dementia, for example, the facility must be prepared to handle those types of issues. All assisted living facilities in Nebraska fall under the same licensing standards.
What does assisted living include?
All assisted living facilities in Nebraska must provide, at the bare minimum, all comfort and care needs such as housekeeping and meal preparation. Some facilities only provide basic care services, which includes bathing and toileting. Other facilities provide extensive activities calendars and physical exercise programs to keep residents in shape and entertained. Residents may also be privy to transportation and health services if their facility offers them.