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The 10 Best Nursing Homes in Elizabethtown, KY for 2024

Elizabethtown has over 31,300 residents, and about 13.7% are seniors aged 65 and older. The region has a humid subtropical climate that brings plenty of rainfall throughout the year as well as some snowfall in the winter and early spring months. The Baptist Health Hardin is high-performing in three conditions and procedures, including cardiology and nephrology, according to the U.S. News and World Report.

When considering their personal care options seniors should keep in mind that the cost of care depends on the level of care they need and the setting. According to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey, a semiprivate room in a nursing home costs $7,604 per month and a private room costs $8,258 per month. In-home care is typically more affordable than nursing home care and home health care services can cover personal care and medical needs. Assisted living is another option, but it’s more suited for seniors who are independent but need some assistance with activities of daily life.

This guide discusses the costs of care in Elizabethtown and other surveyed cities in the state. At the end of the guide, readers can find a few resources that can help assess their long-term care options. 

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Nursing Home Facilities in Elizabethtown, Kentucky

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Nursing Home Costs in Elizabethtown, KY

The cost of a semiprivate room in a nursing home is $7,604, and a private room costs $8,258 in Elizabethtown.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

The cost of a semiprivate room in Elizabethtown is $426 higher than the state average of $7,178 and $152 lower than the national average of $7,756.

When comparing the cost of nursing home care in Elizabethtown to other cities, Bowling Green is the most expensive. With a difference of $669, Bowling Green has an average of $8,273. Owensboro has an average of $7,787 and $183 more than Elizabethtown. Located further north, Lexington and Louisville are $426 and $456 less than Elizabethtown, with averages of $7,178 and $7,148, respectively. 

Elizabethtown

$7,604

Kentucky

$7,178

The United States

$7,756

Bowling Green

$8,273

Owensboro

$7,787

Lexington

$7,178

Louisville

$7,148

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors considering community-based personal care can also consider in-home care or adult day health care services, which can be much more affordable than nursing home care. In Elizabethtown, both homemaking and home health aide services are $3,432, which saves seniors $4,172 per month. Adult day health services are the cheapest option at $1,560 per month. Assisted living costs $3,550 per month, which is $4,054 less than nursing home care. Additionally, a private room costs $654 more than a private room. 

Home care

$3,432

Home health care

$3,432

Adult day health care

$1,560

Assisted living

$3,550

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$7,604

Nursing home (private room)

$8,258

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Elizabethtown, KY

Many seniors and their families use some form of financial assistance to help them pay for nursing care. The main options available are Medicare, Medicaid, and veterans benefits. These programs can be complicated, especially when it comes to benefit terms. Below, we give a brief overview of how these programs may be used towards paying for skilled nursing care.

  • Medicare: Medicare will typically cover all skilled nursing costs for the first 20 days of one’s stay in a nursing home and a portion of the costs until day 100. After 100 days in a skilled nursing facility, Medicare will not cover any part of the cost of the stay. While this is adequate when short-term care is needed, those in need of long-term care will need to either pay out-of-pocket or use another source of financial assistance.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid covers most of the costs of living in a skilled nursing facility for those who qualify. Care, room, and board are covered with no time limit, but residents may be charged for extras like specially prepared food or cosmetic services. Medicaid eligibility standards are strict and complex, so not all seniors are eligible for Medicaid benefits.
  • Veterans Benefits: Veterans receiving a VA pension may also be eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit administered by the VA. Aid and Attendance is a monthly allowance that beneficiaries may use to pay for their long-term care, including skilled nursing care.

If these options aren’t available to you, check if your loved one has long-term care insurance or contact your Area Agency on Aging to ask about any local financial assistance programs for seniors.

Free Resources for Seniors in Elizabethtown, KY

The following section includes free resources that can help seniors assess their long-term care options. Local agencies can provide home health care services or eligible seniors can apply for the Home and Community-Based Care (HCB) Medicaid waiver to cover the cost of nursing home care. Residents of long-term care facilities can also reach out to speak with an ombudsman or inquire about other services.

ResourceContactService
Lincoln Trail Area Agency on Aging(270) 769-2393Serving seniors aged 60 and older, the Lincoln Trail Agency on Aging can help residents of Hardin County with accessing home- and community-based personal care services, as well as other programs that can improve quality of life while aging-in-place at home. The agency can provide information and referrals for seniors whether they reside in a nursing home or receive in-home care, such as the long-term care ombudsman and family caregiver support programs.
Kentucky State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)(800) 264- 0393Providing counseling services in-person and over the phone, Kentucky SHIP educates Medicare beneficiaries about their long-term care options. Certified by the state, counselors can explain how each of Medicare’s Parts can benefit them and compare insurance policies. Through one-on-one counseling sessions, seniors and their loved ones can report suspicious Medicare transactions and learn how to prevent fraud. Additionally, qualifying beneficiaries can inquire about financial assistance to help cover out-of-pocket expenses. To find a local counselor, call the SHIP hotline or contact the Lincoln Trail Area Agency on Aging.
Home and Community Based (HCB) Medicaid Waiver(855) 306-8959Administered by the Department for Community Based Services (DCBS), the HCB Medicaid waiver can be used for a wide variety of services and is available to Medicaid members aged 65 and older. The waiver can cover minor home safety modifications and adult day health care, as well as non-specialized and specialized respite care. To apply for the waiver, seniors can call the phone number provided.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

Nursing Homes

Robin

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Signature HealthCARE of Elizabethtown

Signature Health Care of Elizabethtown is amazing. The staff and facility has been so wonderful to my mother in law ! The facility is so clean and she is wonderfully taken care of !!! We appreciate...

Provider response

Hello Robin! Thank you so much for the feedback! We're honored to serve you and your family, and we're thrilled your experience is such a positive one. Thank you for sharing! Sincerely, Signature...

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Nursing Homes

Karen

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Signature HealthCARE of Elizabethtown

This facility is beautiful, the rooms are lovely and very home-like. The meals are nutritious and look appetizing. The staff is kind and courteous and treat the residents like family.

Provider response

Hello Karen. Thank you so much for the 5-star review! The feedback of our residents, families, community, and stakeholders is valuable to us. Sincerely, Signature HealthCARE

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Lynn

I visited this facility

Review of Signature HealthCARE of Elizabethtown

Rooms are spacious and offer privacy between residents. The building is clean. Staff are helpful and friendly.

Provider response

Hello Lynn! Than you for taking time to review us! We are thrilled to hear your great feedback! Sincerely, Signature HealthCARE

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