Kentucky’s fourth-largest city, Owensboro, is located by the Ohio River and borders Indiana. The 2020 Census reveals 18.5% of its 60,000 residents are aged 65 and older. They’re well-served by the city’s numerous medical facilities. These include Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, which U.S. News and World Report rates as high-performing in treating four conditions, including heart attack, stroke and kidney failure. According to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, a typical semiprivate room in an Owensboro nursing home costs $7,984 per month, which is approximately 10% more than the state average.
Nursing homes deliver near-hospital levels of medical care to seniors recovering from operations and those who require long-term and continuous support. Families have much to consider when choosing a nursing home, but as a minimum, it should provide skilled medical professionals, such as doctors, nurses and therapists, as well as 24/7 standard care from registered nurses. Seniors who don’t need this level of care may find assisted living or home health care provide more suitable and affordable alternatives.
This guide considers different types of senior care in Owensboro and their likely costs. It also lists some free resources for seniors and their families.