Located on the Missouri River not far from the Iowa border, the city of Omaha, Nebraska, is famous for its nationally known zoo and many cultural attractions. The city is home to 487,300 people, and 13.3% of the population is 65 and over. Omaha’s varied climate and many things to do make it a popular choice among Nebraska’s retirees.

Assisted living communities in Nebraska provide seniors with options to live fairly independently while also giving them a little extra help with their daily living needs. The average cost for assisted living each month in Omaha is $4,652, which is quite a bit higher than the state’s average.

This guide introduces the assisted living options in Omaha as well as more details about the costs of this type of care and how seniors can get help paying for it. It will also give older adults and their family members a list of resources that can help seniors live comfortably after making the move to assisted living. Finally, it will show the benefits and drawbacks of assisted living in the city.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Omaha, NE

Crown Pointe

2820 South 80th, Omaha, NE, 68124

Crown Pointe assisted living center is located on a quiet residential street in Omaha away from the traffic and noise. The location is peaceful, yet still close to shopping, golf courses and Creighton … (read more)
Crown Pointe assisted living center is located on a quiet residential street in Omaha away from the traffic and noise. The location is peaceful, yet still close to shopping, golf courses and Creighton … (read more)

2013, 2016

Brighton Gardens of Omaha

9220 Western Avenue, Omaha, NE, 68114

Brighton Gardens of Omaha is centrally located off I-680 and West Dodge Road close to two shopping malls, several restaurants and multiple hospitals. Visitors are quickly impressed with the beautiful, … (read more)
Brighton Gardens of Omaha is centrally located off I-680 and West Dodge Road close to two shopping malls, several restaurants and multiple hospitals. Visitors are quickly impressed with the beautiful, … (read more)

Aksarben Village

1330 S 70th St, Omaha, NE, 68106

Located in Omaha, Nebraska, Aksarben Village is close to Elmwood Park and the Crossroads Mall. Residents and their loved ones appreciate the courteous staff at this community. Visitors compliment the … (read more)
Located in Omaha, Nebraska, Aksarben Village is close to Elmwood Park and the Crossroads Mall. Residents and their loved ones appreciate the courteous staff at this community. Visitors compliment the … (read more)

Bickford of Omaha – Hickory

7337 Hickory, Omaha, NE, 68124

Bickford of Omaha – Hickory is a premier assisted living facility conveniently located in beautiful Omaha, Nebraska. The community has nursing on staff to address resident needs and offers different l … (read more)
Bickford of Omaha – Hickory is a premier assisted living facility conveniently located in beautiful Omaha, Nebraska. The community has nursing on staff to address resident needs and offers different l … (read more)

The Waterford at Roxbury Park

5728 South 108th St, Omaha, NE, 68137

Situated southwest of downtown Omaha and close to I-80 and Highway 275, The Waterford at Roxbury Park provides assisted living and respite care with easy access to the city. The facility is close to E … (read more)
Situated southwest of downtown Omaha and close to I-80 and Highway 275, The Waterford at Roxbury Park provides assisted living and respite care with easy access to the city. The facility is close to E … (read more)

The Waterford at Miracle Hills

11909 Miracle Hills Dr, Omaha, NE, 68154

Situated west of Omaha and close to I-680 and Highway 6, The Waterford at Miracle Hills offers assisted living with easy access to the city. Shopping options, including Costco, Whole Foods Market and … (read more)
Situated west of Omaha and close to I-680 and Highway 6, The Waterford at Miracle Hills offers assisted living with easy access to the city. Shopping options, including Costco, Whole Foods Market and … (read more)

Bickford of Omaha – Blondo

11308 Blondo, Omaha, NE, 68164

Bickford of Omaha – Blondo was roughly comparable to the other place I visited. The rooms were smaller. They had a central courtyard, but the access to the courtyard was not as easily accessible as th … (read more)
Bickford of Omaha – Blondo was roughly comparable to the other place I visited. The rooms were smaller. They had a central courtyard, but the access to the courtyard was not as easily accessible as th … (read more)

Westgate Assisted Living

3030 South 80th Street, Omaha, NE, 68124

Westgate Assisted Living is located within a vibrant neighborhood in Omaha, Nebraska near the Pipal Park Community Center and West Center Road. The community is commended for its intimate dining hall … (read more)
Westgate Assisted Living is located within a vibrant neighborhood in Omaha, Nebraska near the Pipal Park Community Center and West Center Road. The community is commended for its intimate dining hall … (read more)

Remington Heights Retirement

12606 W Dodge Rd,, Omaha, NE, 68154

I visited Remington Heights while looking for an assisted living facility for my father-in-law. Hannah was awesome to work with. She provided a lot of information during the tour. The room sizes were … (read more)
I visited Remington Heights while looking for an assisted living facility for my father-in-law. Hannah was awesome to work with. She provided a lot of information during the tour. The room sizes were … (read more)

Parsons House on Eagle Run

14325 Eagle Run Drive, Omaha, NE, 68164

Thank you for the fine care that you gave my husband. Parsons house was the answer to our prayers!
Thank you for the fine care that you gave my husband. Parsons house was the answer to our prayers!

Fountain View Senior Living

5710 S. 108th St, Omaha, NE, 68137

The tour I had at Fountain View Senior Living went well. I liked the staff there the best out of any place that we went. They were authentic people. We felt like they were just showing the facility ra … (read more)
The tour I had at Fountain View Senior Living went well. I liked the staff there the best out of any place that we went. They were authentic people. We felt like they were just showing the facility ra … (read more)

2013

Heritage Pointe

16811 Burdette Street, Omaha, NE, 68116

I had a chance to do two tours at Heritage Pointe, and they were impressive. The staff is extremely friendly, welcoming, and helpful. The facility is well-kept, it looks like it’s well-run. It’s a pla … (read more)
I had a chance to do two tours at Heritage Pointe, and they were impressive. The staff is extremely friendly, welcoming, and helpful. The facility is well-kept, it looks like it’s well-run. It’s a pla … (read more)

Edgewood Vista – Omaha

17620 Poppleton Avenue, Omaha, NE, 68130

This facility, specializing in memory care, offers assisted living, skilled care, daycare, and respite care–and will also accept hospice onsite. It’s a one-story building, with secure locked and cod … (read more)
This facility, specializing in memory care, offers assisted living, skilled care, daycare, and respite care–and will also accept hospice onsite. It’s a one-story building, with secure locked and cod … (read more)

Lakeside

17475 Frances St, Omaha, NE, 68130

Immanuel Lakeside Village was very nice, but I prefer a smaller place. The apartment that I could have would be on the second floor and I prefer the first floor. They have a library, a chapel, communi … (read more)
Immanuel Lakeside Village was very nice, but I prefer a smaller place. The apartment that I could have would be on the second floor and I prefer the first floor. They have a library, a chapel, communi … (read more)

Hickory Villa Assisted Living

7315 Hickory Street, Omaha, NE, 68124

I toured this community. The residents were doing an exercise class that looked like a lot of fun. They were all laughing. The apartment I was shown was spacious and had a lot of closets. The comm … (read more)
I toured this community. The residents were doing an exercise class that looked like a lot of fun. They were all laughing. The apartment I was shown was spacious and had a lot of closets. The comm … (read more)

An Angel’s Touch

11405 Farnam Circle, Omaha, NE, 68154

The nurses are Angels themselves, after watching over and keeping an eye on my dad for almost 2 years. The atmosphere is warm and inviting.
The nurses are Angels themselves, after watching over and keeping an eye on my dad for almost 2 years. The atmosphere is warm and inviting.

Franciscan Adult Day Care

900 N. 90th Street, Omaha, NE, 68114

I tried to reach a resident during a family emergency, and there is no human employed at New Cassel willing to speak to anyone. Very uncaring.
I tried to reach a resident during a family emergency, and there is no human employed at New Cassel willing to speak to anyone. Very uncaring.

Esprit Whispering Ridge

17555 Emmet Street, Omaha, NE, 68116

Espirit Whispering Ridge provides assisted living and memory care in a beautiful facility just northwest of Omaha. Proximity to Highway 64 and I-680 allows residents to get to the city quickly. A vari … (read more)
Espirit Whispering Ridge provides assisted living and memory care in a beautiful facility just northwest of Omaha. Proximity to Highway 64 and I-680 allows residents to get to the city quickly. A vari … (read more)

The Heritage at Legacy

2961 S. 169th Plaza, Omaha, NE, 68130

Please do not send your love ones here. My loved one wound up in the hospital 2 different times for lack of care by the safe. The second one could have easily ended their life. There’s way more I … (read more)
Please do not send your love ones here. My loved one wound up in the hospital 2 different times for lack of care by the safe. The second one could have easily ended their life. There’s way more I … (read more)

Via Christe

3636 California Street, Omaha, NE, 68131

Offering assisted living and memory care in downtown Omaha, Via Christe sits in close proximity to the University of Nebraska Medical Center for easy access to high-quality care. Reviews of this facil … (read more)
Offering assisted living and memory care in downtown Omaha, Via Christe sits in close proximity to the University of Nebraska Medical Center for easy access to high-quality care. Reviews of this facil … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Omaha

Since most COVID-19 rules for Assisted Living Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Assisted Living in NE. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Omaha

Assisted living communities in Omaha and the rest of the state are overseen by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. This office provides licensing for these facilities, while also ensuring they adhere to all of the state’s rules and regulations regarding long-term care facilities for seniors.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Omaha

  • Omaha’s cost of living is significantly lower than the national average, which helps seniors make the most out of their retirement savings. Transportation and housing costs are particularly low, but groceries also cost slightly less than in a typical U.S. city.
  • Nebraska does not tax Social Security benefits for seniors who make under a set income threshold, but overall its tax laws are not very senior-friendly. The state sales tax rate is 5.5%, putting it in the middle of the pack nationally, and Omaha’s local sales taxes add another 1.4% on average. However, seniors do have the perk of no taxes on groceries or prescription medications. The low cost of living in Omaha helps offset the taxes.
  • Both violent and property crime rates are higher than average in Omaha, but seniors can feel safe in their retirement by carefully choosing their assisted living community. Most local communities have security features, which may include video monitoring and restricted entry.
  • Nebraska has all four seasons, and the warm summers help offset the harsh winters. Spring and fall in Omaha often bring moderate temperatures and low precipitation.
  • Omaha’s public transit system has several reduced cost options for seniors, as well as accessible transportation choices that help seniors get around town efficiently.
  • Though none of its health care options are high ranking for senior care specifically, there are several choices in Omaha for health care needs, including Nebraska Medicine-Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Methodist Hospital.

Paying for Assisted Living in Omaha

Seniors in Omaha can expect to pay an average of $4,652 a month for assisted living care based on the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. This is a bit higher than the national average of $4,500 a month and almost $600 more than the state’s $4,076 average.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

With a monthly cost of $4,652 for assisted living care, Omaha is one of the higher-cost options in the state. Only Lincoln has a higher cost at $4,715 a month, and Grand Island’s cost is much lower at $2,906. Across the border and to the north in Sioux City, Iowa, the cost is $4,148.

$4652

Omaha

$4076

Nebraska

$4500

The United States

$4715

Lincoln

$2906

Grand Island

$4148

Rochester

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living is one of several senior care options in Omaha. Adult day health care is the most affordable choice with a monthly average of just $1,842, while nursing home care is the most costly at $7,452 for a semiprivate room. In-home care and home health care both cost an average of $5,529, even though home health care provides assistance not only with personal care but also with medical needs.

$5529

In-Home Care

$5529

Home Health Care

$1845

Adult Day Health Care

$4652

Assisted Living Facility

$7452

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

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

Seniors in Omaha have a number of resources they can tap into through the community. Those who are considering assisted living or who already live in an assisted living community can use these nonprofit and government programs to find free services and initiatives to help them in their retirement. Some also provide recreational and social opportunities for Omaha’s older adults.

Resource

Contact 

Service

(402) 444-5900

The City of Omaha operates four senior centers that provide a place where older adults can connect with each other. In addition to offering meals, senior centers can often connect people to local assistance services.

(402) 444-6536

The Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging is the Area Agency on Aging that serves Douglas, Sarpy, Dodge, Cass and Washington counties. The Office on Aging provides seniors in Omaha with access to important services that help them remain as independent as possible while also providing support when they are ready for the services of an assisted living community.

(800) 942-7830

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman works with long-term care facilities, including assisted living communities, to ensure that seniors receive the right level of care. Older adults and their families can register complaints if they suspect any form of abuse or neglect, and the ombudsman will sometimes inspect these communities to advocate for their residents.

(402) 444-7180

The Douglas County Veterans’ Services Office connects veterans, including those who are retired, to the services they earned through their time in the military. Seniors may receive financial help, education, pensions, life insurance and access to Nebraska’s veterans' homes.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Omaha

Omaha Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities in NE are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Nebraska page for more information about these laws.