Evansville is a city in Indiana that’s home to an estimated 117,979 people, of whom 16.1% are aged 65 and over. According to Kiplinger, it’s the best place to retire in the state and among the top 50 best places to retire nationwide. Seniors who live here can appreciate a cost of living that’s 6.4% below the national average and easy access to major hospitals, including Deaconess Hospital, which is ranked second in the state by U.S. News & World Report.
Another attraction is Evansville’s numerous nursing homes, which specialize in providing 24-hour care that includes medical assistance and help with daily tasks, such as personal care. According to the 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, a semiprivate room in a nursing home costs, on average, $7,300 per month. This is above the state average of $7,133 but below the national average of $7,756. There are other forms of care that may be more suitable for some seniors, such as assisted living and home health care.
This guide focuses on costs for different types of care in Evansville and lists some free resources that can help seniors and their caregivers.