Omaha, Nebraska, is home to about 487,000 residents,13% of which are ages 65 and older. Some of these Omaha seniors may be living with Alzheimer’s disease, which has a growing incidence rate nationwide. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6 million Americans currently live with Alzheimer’s disease, which is expected to increase to nearly 13 million by 2050. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported an increase In Alzheimer’s-related deaths between 2014 and 2018. In 2014, 173 Omaha residents died of Alzheimer’s disease. This number jumped to 224 in 2018, indicating a 29.48% increase in the death rate.

Fortunately, Omaha has a variety of resources for seniors and their families living with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Memory care communities provide seniors with dementia with the around-the-clock care and support they require. In this guide, learn more about what it’s like to live in Omaha, the costs of memory care and free local resources for seniors and their families.

Memory Care 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)

2022

Prairie Meadows Alzheimer’s Special Care Center

13208 Meredith Avenue, Omaha, NE, 68164

I loved Prairie Meadows Alzheimer’s Special Care Center. It was perfect for my father. The staff was caring, considerate, and responsive. They were wonderful and the activities were great. They did so … (read more)
I loved Prairie Meadows Alzheimer’s Special Care Center. It was perfect for my father. The staff was caring, considerate, and responsive. They were wonderful and the activities were great. They did so … (read more)

CountryHouse – Omaha

5030 South 155th Street, Omaha, NE, 68137

We were impressed with CountryHouse – Omaha. It’s great, modern, and clean. I could not find anything particularly wrong with it. The staff did a great job and were accommodating and friendly. All of … (read more)
We were impressed with CountryHouse – Omaha. It’s great, modern, and clean. I could not find anything particularly wrong with it. The staff did a great job and were accommodating and friendly. All of … (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)


Parsons House on Eagle Run

14325 Eagle Run Drive, Omaha, NE, 68164

We found Parsons House on Eagle Run for my mother, and we put a down payment on it so we can get on the list for her. The bonus with Parsons is the people have locks on their bedroom doors. So when th … (read more)
We found Parsons House on Eagle Run for my mother, and we put a down payment on it so we can get on the list for her. The bonus with Parsons is the people have locks on their bedroom doors. So when th … (read more)

Fountain View Senior Living

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


2013

Heritage Pointe

16811 Burdette Street, Omaha, NE, 68116

We visited Heritage Point memory care. It was laid out pretty nicely, it’s a nice community. It wasn’t quite as active as I’d like it to be, but the residents were happy. We were there at mealtimes an … (read more)
We visited Heritage Point memory care. It was laid out pretty nicely, it’s a nice community. It wasn’t quite as active as I’d like it to be, but the residents were happy. We were there at mealtimes an … (read more)

Edgewood Vista – Omaha

17620 Poppleton Avenue, Omaha, NE, 68130

My sister has moved into Edgewood Omaha Memory Care (Formerly Edgewood Vista Omaha). It wasn’t my choice, but it was her son’s. So far, I’m satisfied with it as far as being able to communicate with s … (read more)
My sister has moved into Edgewood Omaha Memory Care (Formerly Edgewood Vista Omaha). It wasn’t my choice, but it was her son’s. So far, I’m satisfied with it as far as being able to communicate with s … (read more)

Compassionate Memory Care

407 South 86th Street, Omaha, NE, 68114

Compassionate Memory Care is wonderful. The food was fine. It’s very homey, but mom’s room is a bit small. One of the ladies there already knows how to play mahjong which is my mom’s favorite ga … (read more)
Compassionate Memory Care is wonderful. The food was fine. It’s very homey, but mom’s room is a bit small. One of the ladies there already knows how to play mahjong which is my mom’s favorite ga … (read more)

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 South 169 Plaza, Omaha, NE, 68130

I visited The Heritage at Legacy. It’s nice. It’s a bigger facility than the other one I toured. It had an outside walking facility, and it’s locked so we could come and go as we wanted to. They had g … (read more)
I visited The Heritage at Legacy. It’s nice. It’s a bigger facility than the other one I toured. It had an outside walking facility, and it’s locked so we could come and go as we wanted to. They had g … (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)

Heritage at Sterling Ridge

1111 Sterling Ridge Drive, Omaha, NE, 68144


2021

Richmont Village

702 Fort Crook Road South, Bellevue, NE, 68005

Richmont Village is located in Bellevue, Nebraska, next to the Missouri River and bordering the city of Omaha. Family members of residents appreciate the facility’s great location and its hotel-like e … (read more)
Richmont Village is located in Bellevue, Nebraska, next to the Missouri River and bordering the city of Omaha. Family members of residents appreciate the facility’s great location and its hotel-like e … (read more)

Hansen House

2331 Nash Boulevard, Council Bluffs, IA, 51501

Hansen House is developed specifically for memory care. There were a lot of things with how they built it that they took into consideration for the different stages of dementia and memory issues of th … (read more)
Hansen House is developed specifically for memory care. There were a lot of things with how they built it that they took into consideration for the different stages of dementia and memory issues of th … (read more)

The Meriwether

8140 S. 97th Plaza, La Vista, NE, 68128

Mom’s at The Meriwether La Vista, and it’s been pretty good. They’ve been very attentive and they keep us informed. I have no complaints. She was in a 1-bedroom apartment until she became basically wh … (read more)
Mom’s at The Meriwether La Vista, and it’s been pretty good. They’ve been very attentive and they keep us informed. I have no complaints. She was in a 1-bedroom apartment until she became basically wh … (read more)

Hillcrest Mable Rose

4609 Hilltop St, Papillion, NE, 68005

Hillcrest Mable Rose is located near Nebraska Highway 370 in Papillion, Nebraska, just a short drive from a variety of casual-dining restaurants and several shopping centers. Visitors to Hillcrest Mab … (read more)
Hillcrest Mable Rose is located near Nebraska Highway 370 in Papillion, Nebraska, just a short drive from a variety of casual-dining restaurants and several shopping centers. Visitors to Hillcrest Mab … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Omaha

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 Nebraska. 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 Omaha

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services licenses and regulates long-term care facilities, including memory care communities, throughout the state. This department establishes the guidelines to operate, issues licenses and ensures facilities comply with all rules to maximize the safety of memory care residents. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Omaha

  • The cost of living in Omaha is 8% below the national average, which may result in some cost savings for seniors moving to the area. All major categories, including housing, utilities, groceries and transportation, fall below the national average with utilities being the lowest at 14% under the average.
  • Omaha is home to several hospitals that provide care to seniors who may require medical attention. These hospitals include Nebraska Medicine, Methodist Hospital and Boys Town National Research Hospital.
  • Omaha’s Metro transit system runs fixed-route buses throughout the city. Seniors ages 65 and older are eligible for half-priced fares on all bus routes. 
  • Nebraska isn’t a tax-friendly state for seniors. Any Social Security income that’s taxable at the federal level is also taxed by the state, along with other types of retirement income. Seniors should consider the tax repercussions of moving to Nebraska so that they know what to expect. 
  • Air quality in Omaha is average. According to the American Lung Association’s State of the Air report, the area earned a B in 24-hour particle pollution and a C in ozone pollution. Since these grades aren’t ideal, seniors with lung or breathing issues might want to keep them In mind as they consider living in Omaha.

Paying for Memory Care in Omaha

Note: Residential memory care is usually offered in assisted living facilities, and in general, memory care rates tend to be 20-30% higher than assisted living rates. No national database currently tracks memory care costs in the United States, so we’ve estimated the monthly memory care costs listed below by adding 25% to the rates listed in Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey.

Memory care facilities in Omaha cost, on average, $5,815 per month, which is higher than the state average. This cost is above the national average, but still reasonable compared to other parts of the country.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

The cost of memory care in Omaha is higher than the Nebraska state average of $5,095 per month. It’s also higher than the U.S. average, which comes in at $5,625. Lincoln memory care facilities cost more than Omaha, coming in at $5,894 per month. However, Grand Island’s costs are significantly lower at $3,633 per month on average. Just across the Nebraska-Iowa border in Sioux City, memory care costs are also lower at $5,185 per month.

$5815

Omaha

$5095

Nebraska

$5625

The United States

$5894

Lincoln

$3633

Grand Island

$5185

Sioux City, Iowa

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

A variety of senior care options are available in Omaha, including in-home care options as well as around-the-clock care. Seniors and their families should consider the senior’s needs when determining the appropriate type of care. Costs for these care types vary as well. The most inexpensive type of care is an adult day health care facility, where costs average $1,842 per month. In-home care and home health care cost $5,529 per month on average. An assisted living facility averages $4,652 per month in Omaha. Nursing home care is the priciest option, with a semi-private room costing an average of $7,452 per month.

$1842

Adult Day Health Care

$5529

In-Home Care

$5529

Home Health Care

$4652

Assisted Living Facility

$5815

Memory Care Facility

$7452

Nursing home with semi-private room

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Omaha

In Omaha, 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 Nebraska page.

More Ways to Pay for Memory Care in Nebraska

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 Nebraska page.

Free Memory Care Resources in Omaha

Seniors in Omaha can access various free local resources that help them navigate an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Discover helpful resources that can help Omaha seniors as they search for memory care information and education in the area.

Resource

Contact

Service

(800) 272-3900

The Nebraska chapter of the Alzheimer's Association offers a wealth of resources for seniors living with the disease. A 24-hour helpline allows seniors to have their questions about Alzheimer's answered whenever they arise. Seniors can also tap into a variety of online resources, including education on living with the disease and virtual events.

(402) 444-6536

The Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging serves Omaha's Douglas County. This organization has an Aging and Disability Resource Center that offers guidance and support for seniors as they navigate finding a long-term care option for them. ADRC counselors work with seniors and their families to answer their questions about long-term care options in the area. 

(800) 942-7830

Nebraska's Department of Health and Human Services oversees the Long-Term Care Ombudsman program, which provides education, information and advocacy for long-term care residents in the state. This program works with seniors and their families to identify and resolve any issues with long-term care.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Omaha

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

Laws and Regulations for Memory Care in Nebraska