2 Assisted Living Facilities in Seward, NE
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The average cost of assisted living in Seward is $3,995 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,400. Cheaper nearby regions include Lincoln with an average starting cost of $3,944.
To help you with your search, browse the 3 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Seward. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Seward 3.7 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Lincoln with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Seward
Seward is home to about 7,200 people and has a large senior community that makes up over 16% of the population. It may be a good option for seniors who are looking for a safe community for their retirement years. On a 100-point crime index, property crime in this city is about 16 points lower than the national average at 19.1, and the violent crime rate is 9.2 compared to the national average of 22.7. To keep residents safe, many local assisted living facilities utilize modern security equipment like surveillance cameras and alarm systems.
There are two assisted living facilities in Seward to serve local seniors who need assistance with daily living activities. Like all assisted living facilities in Nebraska, these facilities are licensed by the Nebraska Division of Public Health.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Seward
- On a 100-point index, Seward's cost of living is rated 97.4, which is a little higher than the state average of 94.5 and a little lower than the national average of 100. Healthcare is about 20% more expensive here than in the nation as a whole, which may be a consideration for seniors receiving treatment for chronic conditions.
- On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 indicating the most comfortable climate, Seward's comfort is rated 7.2, which is slightly higher than the U.S. average of 7. Year-round temperatures range between 13 degrees and 87 degrees, which may appeal to seniors who enjoy seeing four distinct seasons.
- The air quality in Seward is rated about 20 points higher than the national average. The city's clean air may benefit retirees who have cardiovascular or respiratory conditions worsened by pollutants.
- In Seward, seniors pay state income tax on all retirement income, regardless of its source, and Nebraska is one of a handful of states with an inheritance tax. Seniors, especially those moving to Seward from another state, may want to talk to a tax professional to determine how the state's tax laws affect their retirement budget.
- The Seward area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Memorial Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Transportation services in Seward are provided by Seward County Public Transit. To ride, seniors must call (402) 643-4067 to schedule service at least two hours in advance.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Seward
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Seward start around $3,995 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 Seward 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 Seward
Nebraska covers assisted living services for income-eligible seniors in Seward under the 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 Seward
Seward 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 Seward, please visit our Assisted Living in Nebraska page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Seward
Seward-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 Seward
Review of Brookdale Seward Heartland Park
Brookdale Seward Heartland Park was warm and encouraging, so my visit went very well. The place was nice and homey. It wasn't big and fancy. The people were very gracious and welcoming. The rooms w... Read more
Review of Greene Place
Greene Place used to be great and my father used to love it, until a new corporation took over and it went downhill. Their food became worse. They don’t have outings anymore or any activities becau... Read more
Review of Greene Place
We put our aunt in Greene Place. It is built around a courtyard, but they only had two openings left when we looked there. Our aunt liked it right away. One of the reasons why she likes it is becau... Read more