Louisville is the capital of Kentucky and its most-populated city, with 633,045 residents, 14.9% of whom are ages 65 and up. Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are readily impacting an ever-growing share of seniors each year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Alzheimer’s-related deaths in Louisville increased from 351 in 2014 to 363 in 2018, an increase of 3.42%. Although this increase is proportionally smaller than the growth in Louisville’s total number of deaths (9.78%) across the same time frame, the collective body of Alzheimer’s research makes clear that Alzheimer’s disease is becoming an increasingly crucial issue in the city.

Fortunately, Louisville is home to a wealth of memory care communities that keep seniors with dementia safe by providing around-the-clock supervision and personal care specifically designed for seniors with memory loss. This guide provides more information about dementia-related resources, the cost of memory care in Louisville and options for financial assistance.

Memory Care Facilities in Louisville, KY

Wesley Manor

5012 E. Manslick Road, Louisville, KY, 40219

Spread across a 35-acre campus near the Gene Snyder Freeway in Louisville, Kentucky, Wesley Manor advertises itself as a "Life Plan Retirement Community" because of the immense array of services provi … (read more)
Spread across a 35-acre campus near the Gene Snyder Freeway in Louisville, Kentucky, Wesley Manor advertises itself as a "Life Plan Retirement Community" because of the immense array of services provi … (read more)

Forest Hills Commons

9107 Taylorsville Rd., Louisville, KY, 40299

For the active senior in Louisville, Kentucky, Forest Hills Commons is a great assisted-living option. Residents enjoy the busy calendar of on-site and off-site activities and events, as well as the r … (read more)
For the active senior in Louisville, Kentucky, Forest Hills Commons is a great assisted-living option. Residents enjoy the busy calendar of on-site and off-site activities and events, as well as the r … (read more)

2020

Traditions at Beaumont

10210 Long Home Road, Louisville, KY, 40291

Located one mile from I-265 in the Fern Creek section of Louisville, Kentucky, Traditions at Beaumont is a modern community offering independent living, assisted living and memory care. Traditions at … (read more)
Located one mile from I-265 in the Fern Creek section of Louisville, Kentucky, Traditions at Beaumont is a modern community offering independent living, assisted living and memory care. Traditions at … (read more)

Vitality Living Stony Brook

3451 South Hurstbourne Parkway, Louisville, KY, 40299

Serving as a welcoming assisted-living facility in Louisville, Kentucky, Atria Stony Brook aims to keep residents feeling active and happy. With a tiered-approach to care and a separate memory ward, t … (read more)
Serving as a welcoming assisted-living facility in Louisville, Kentucky, Atria Stony Brook aims to keep residents feeling active and happy. With a tiered-approach to care and a separate memory ward, t … (read more)

2022

Sunrise of Louisville

6700 Overlook Drive, Louisville, KY, 40241

Sunrise of Louisville is located in the eastern part of Kentucky’s largest city, approximately three miles southeast of the Ohio River and just south of Interstate 71. Residents and visitors appreciat … (read more)
Sunrise of Louisville is located in the eastern part of Kentucky’s largest city, approximately three miles southeast of the Ohio River and just south of Interstate 71. Residents and visitors appreciat … (read more)

2016, 2017

Symphony at Valley Farms

10201 Valley Farms, Louisville, KY, 40272

Conveniently situated near U.S. Route 60, Symphony at Valley Farms in Louisville, Kentucky, is close to Southwest Regional Library and KentuckyOne Health Medical Center. Visitors note the bright, spac … (read more)
Conveniently situated near U.S. Route 60, Symphony at Valley Farms in Louisville, Kentucky, is close to Southwest Regional Library and KentuckyOne Health Medical Center. Visitors note the bright, spac … (read more)

Belmont Village St. Matthews

4600 Bowling Boulevard, Louisville, KY, 40207

Belmont Village St. Matthews is situated in Louisville, Kentucky, right on the edge of Norbourne Estates. Visitors are happy to see the memory care unit sectioned off into stages, which means each gue … (read more)
Belmont Village St. Matthews is situated in Louisville, Kentucky, right on the edge of Norbourne Estates. Visitors are happy to see the memory care unit sectioned off into stages, which means each gue … (read more)

Vitality Living Springdale

4501 Springdale Road, Louisville, KY, 40241

Springdale offers independent and assisted living in a peaceful Louisville, Kentucky, suburb not far from the area’s bluegrass farms. The senior facility encourages an active lifestyle, and its locati … (read more)
Springdale offers independent and assisted living in a peaceful Louisville, Kentucky, suburb not far from the area’s bluegrass farms. The senior facility encourages an active lifestyle, and its locati … (read more)

Creekside on Bardstown

3535 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY, 40218

The tour at Creekside on Bardstown was a good experience. They were very friendly and answered all my questions, but unfortunately, the location is too far out so the family can’t visit more often. Th … (read more)
The tour at Creekside on Bardstown was a good experience. They were very friendly and answered all my questions, but unfortunately, the location is too far out so the family can’t visit more often. Th … (read more)

Creekside on Whipps Mill

9701 Whipps Mill Rd, Louisville, KY, 40223

I visited Creekside on Whipps Mill and I liked it. I’d like to move my sister there. The lady I spoke with, Monica, is calling my sister’s current community right now to find out some things about my … (read more)
I visited Creekside on Whipps Mill and I liked it. I’d like to move my sister there. The lady I spoke with, Monica, is calling my sister’s current community right now to find out some things about my … (read more)

Heartsong Memory Care

9260 Stonestreet Rd, Louisville, KY, 40272

Heartsong is a community for people with Alzheimer’s; it’s a memory care. The owner of the place has been very helpful in helping me find different solutions and things that could help. It seems like … (read more)
Heartsong is a community for people with Alzheimer’s; it’s a memory care. The owner of the place has been very helpful in helping me find different solutions and things that could help. It seems like … (read more)

Hallmark House

10301 Coneflower Lane, Louisville, KY, 40059

Hallmark House is an assisted living facility in Louisville, Kentucky, that focuses on those with memory care needs. Family members praise the facility for its carefully crafted sense of home and … (read more)
Hallmark House is an assisted living facility in Louisville, Kentucky, that focuses on those with memory care needs. Family members praise the facility for its carefully crafted sense of home and … (read more)

Anthology of Louisville

1105 Dorsey Lane, Louisville, KY, 40223


Park Louisville

10451 Linn Station Road, Louisville, KY, 40223

My mother-in-law has been placed in Park Louisville. The staff that evaluated her were quite knowledgeable and guided us in a very efficient manner. They’re very attentive. The only problem I have is … (read more)
My mother-in-law has been placed in Park Louisville. The staff that evaluated her were quite knowledgeable and guided us in a very efficient manner. They’re very attentive. The only problem I have is … (read more)

Barton House

6830 Overlook Drive, Louisville, KY, 40241

The nursing manager Martha is well educated on working with cognitive disabilities. Barton house is small building and residents get the care need because they are small. Highly recommend. the staff … (read more)
The nursing manager Martha is well educated on working with cognitive disabilities. Barton house is small building and residents get the care need because they are small. Highly recommend. the staff … (read more)

Magnolia Springs Louisville

8225 Whipps Mill Road, Louisville, KY, 40222


Dominion Senior Living at Northfield

6000 Hunting Rd, Louisville, KY, 40222

The people at Dominion Senior Living at Northfield are very customer service oriented, proactive, and professional. They assisted my mom in making the transition without any issues. She’s had very lit … (read more)
The people at Dominion Senior Living at Northfield are very customer service oriented, proactive, and professional. They assisted my mom in making the transition without any issues. She’s had very lit … (read more)

Beehive Homes of Louisville/Smyrna Memory Care

8802 Smyrna Parkway, Louisville, KY, 40228

What a caring place they have and they are working with my dad to have a great rest of his life I would recommend this place to anyone
What a caring place they have and they are working with my dad to have a great rest of his life I would recommend this place to anyone

The Enclave of East Louisville

100 SHELBY STATION DRIVE, Louisville, KY, 40245

My dad is in The Enclave of East Louisville. The staff is friendly, and they seem to be good. It is clean. It is not as new as the last place he was in. It is an older unit and so is the building, but … (read more)
My dad is in The Enclave of East Louisville. The staff is friendly, and they seem to be good. It is clean. It is not as new as the last place he was in. It is an older unit and so is the building, but … (read more)

Harmony at Tucker Station

12523 Taylorsville Road, Louisville, KY, 40299


COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Louisville

Since most COVID-19 rules for Memory Care 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 Memory Care in Kentucky. 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 Memory Care in Louisville

The Department for Aging and Independent Living, a subagency of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, regulates and certifies memory care facilities in Louisville and the Bluegrass State at large. A related agency, the Kentucky Office of Inspector General’s Division of Health Care, hosts a comprehensive directory of long-term care facilities on its website

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Louisville

  • States’ largest cities tend to have high costs of living. Despite this long-running nationwide trend, the overall cost of living in Louisville, the largest city in Kentucky, is 11.6% below the U.S. average. Health care costs are 14% lower than the U.S. average and 7.9% below Kentucky’s statewide average.
  • The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America ranked Louisville as having more air impurities than the average U.S. city, earning the No. 22 spot on its annual Allergy Capitals report. Seniors with asthma, COPD, emphysema, lung cancer and other respiratory diseases may experience flare-ups as a result of Louisville’s allergen levels, potentially making Louisville a poor retirement destination. On the bright side, memory care facility residents spend much of their time indoors, keeping seniors from unnecessarily exposing themselves to allergens.
  • Like many other major cities, Louisville has above-average crime rates. On a scale from 1 to 100, where lower scores equate to less crime, Louisville’s property crime rating is 87.2, higher than the national average of 35.4. Its violent crime rating is 46.2, greater than the U.S. average of 22.7. Fortunately, assisted living facilities with memory care programs offer enhanced security measures such as keycard-only doorway entry and closed-circuit camera systems.
  • Seniors living in Louisville have nearby access to a high number of health care providers. U.S. News & World Report indicates Louisville is home to the 4th-, 5th- and 6th-best hospitals in Kentucky. Kentucky’s state capital also has a disproportionately high number of physicians, 335 per 100,000 residents, which is 59% more than the U.S. average (210 per 100,000).
  • Louisville has been a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities since 2016, meaning city officials have dedicated themselves to implementing programs and policies that improve senior-friendliness. City officials began by creating an action plan; in part, it pledged to create an intergenerational mentorship program, giving seniors better opportunity to impact the community.

Paying for Memory Care in Louisville

Unfortunately, there currently are no authoritative resources that list statewide or local memory care costs in the United States. However, assisted living providers offer memory care as an additional service, typically charging between 20%-30% more for memory care than standard assisted living care. We estimated the following costs by increasing assisted living costs listed on Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey by 25%.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

Louisville’s memory care providers typically charge $4,375 per month. This rate is $65 above Kentucky’s statewide average ($4,310), though $1,250 below the national average ($5,625). Kentucky’s second-largest city, Lexington ($5,710), averges $1,335 more than Louisville. Bowling Green ($4,375) matches Louisville’s average. Owensboro ($3,860) averages $515 less than in Louisville and Elizabethtown ($4,031) averages $344 less.

$4375

Louisville

$4310

Kentucky

$5625

The United States

$5710

Lexington

$4375

Bowling Green

$3860

Owensboro

$4031

Elizabethtown

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

At $2,566 per month less than memory care, adult day care ($1,809) is the most affordable senior care option in Louisville. Assisted living ($3,500) costs $875 less per month. Home care and home health care, tied at $4,767 per month, cost $292 more than memory care in Louisville. Nursing home care is the most expensive, costing between $3,077 (semiprivate rooms) and $4,165 (private) more per month than memory care.

$4767

Home Care

$4767

Home Health Care

$1809

Adult Day Care

$3500

Assisted Living

$7452

Nursing Home (semiprivate)

$8540

Nursing Home (private)

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Louisville

In Louisville there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, Memory Care in Kentucky page.

More ways to pay for memory care in KY

More Ways to Pay for Memory Care

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Kentucky page.

Free Memory Care Resources in Louisville

As the largest city in the Bluegrass State, Louisville has tons of supports, services and programs for seniors who are enrolled in memory care facilities. Local government agencies and nonprofit organizations provide resources such as health insurance counseling, long-term care resident advocacy and senior-oriented civil legal help.

Resource

Contact

Service

(502) 637-9786

The Kentucky Long-Term Care Ombudsman program advocates on behalf of memory care facility residents. Long-term care ombudsmen have responsibilities that include informing residents of their rights, investigating and resolving complaints residents make about quality of care and developing resident and family councils. In total, over 80 long-term care ombudsmen serve the Bluegrass State's senior population. Each ombudsman is assigned to a specific region; Louisville is part of the KIPDA district, a seven-county area that includes Jefferson, Bullitt, Henry, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties.

(877) 293-7447

The Kentucky State Health Insurance Assistance Program connects seniors, their family members and caregivers with highly trained counselors who provide callers with essential information about available health insurance options. The SHIP hotline is staffed by counselors who educate seniors about health insurance benefits and consumer rights, provide individually tailored answers to questions, protect seniors against fraudulent insurance-related activity and ultimately empower participants to make well-informed health insurance choices.

(800) 272-3900

As one of the Alzheimer's Association's 74 U.S. chapters, the Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter serves a 125-county region by offering Alzheimer's-related education and and services to the region's 90,000-plus seniors living with or at risk of Alzheimer's disease, family members, caregivers and the general community. In addition to running a 24/7 Helpline, the chapter arranges and oversees Alzheimer's support groups, offers numerous programs for seniors with early-stage Alzheimer's disease and provides virtual educational programs on dementia-related topics.

(502) 584-1254

The Legal Aid Society serves the senior population of a 15-county area in Northern Kentucky that includes Louisville. Its attorneys provide individualized assistance with a broad range of civil legal matters, including family law and denied Medicare benefit applications. The nonprofit organization's website also hosts a wealth of self-help resources.

(502) 912-8598

A department within the Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government, Senior Services operates programs that include the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program and the Office for Aging and Disabled Citizens.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Louisville

Louisville Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in Kentucky are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Kentucky page for more information about these laws.

Laws and Regulations for Memory Care in Kentucky