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The 5 Best Nursing Homes in Jefferson City, MO for 2024

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  • Nursing Home Facilities in Jefferson City, Missouri
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  • Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Jefferson City, MO
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Nursing Home Costs in Jefferson City, MO

In Jefferson City, a nursing home semiprivate room carries an average monthly cost of $5,019. The average cost for a private room is $5,855 per month.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Considering average monthly rates for nursing home semiprivate rooms, costs in Jefferson City fall $2,740 below the national average. Prices here are just $60 under Missouri’s statewide average as well.

Jefferson City’s nursing home prices are also low compared to other cities in the state. A minor exception is Columbia, where rates run an average of $80 less than costs in this area. On the other hand, seniors in Springfield and St. Louis spend $150 to $340 more than residents in Jefferson City. A room in Kansas City costs $1,825 more than similar accommodations here as well.

Jefferson City

$5,019

Missouri

$5,080

The United States

$7,756

Columbia

$4,940

Kansas City

$6,844

Springfield

$5,171

St. Louis

$5,355

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Comparing nursing home costs to costs for other care options can help families in Jefferson City determine the best placement for their loved one. Assisted living is the lowest-priced choice for which cost data is available, with an average rate of $3,150 per month. Home care and home health care both carry a monthly average cost of $4,052. Nursing home care is the most expensive arrangement in Jefferson City. A semiprivate room costs $5,019 per month, and a private room costs $5,855 on average.

Assisted Living

$3,150

Home Care

$4,052

Home Health Care

$4,052

Nursing Home Care (semiprivate room)

$5,019

Nursing home (private room)

$5,855

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Jefferson City, MO

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 Jefferson City, MO

In Jefferson City, seniors have access to a wide range of aging-related resources. Some programs support aging at home and help delay entry into a nursing home. Current and future long-term care facility residents can also find guidance and assistance to understand their options and rights.

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Aging Best(800) 369-5211Aging Best is Central Missouri’s Area Agency on Aging. It is a source of information and resources for Medicaid, Medicare, application assistance, Meals on Wheels, caregiver support and transportation. Ombudsmen provide advocacy services for long-term care facility residents. The Clarke and West Point Senior Centers offer lunches, health screenings, games and craft sessions for Cole County’s older residents.
Paula J. Carter Center on Minority Health and Aging (PJCCMHA)(573) 681-5530The PJCCMHA promotes health and well-being for Missouri’s minority and underserved population ages 50 and older. Its Health and Resource Information Services offers education on disease prevention and management, nutrition and community resources. The Lunch and Learn Series covers health care, transportation, finances and aging services.
Mid-Missouri Legal Services (MMLS)(573) 634-4545MMLS provides free civil legal assistance in cases involving Medicaid-MOHealth Net, health care access, involuntary nursing home discharges and financial exploitation. Staff can also offer guidance with preparing financial and health care powers of attorney, wills and beneficiary deeds.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

Nursing Homes

A great mom

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

Review of Jefferson City Manor Care Center

Rooms are very clean. Staff nurses are attentive and experienced. Clinical liaison is very helpful and goes out of her way to assist and accommodate client and family needs

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Nursing Homes

Beth Gr8

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

Review of Heisinger Bluffs

The new ownership has really changed this facility. It created an amazing culture among the staff which of course spreads to the residents. My dad can not stop signing the praises of this facility....

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Nursing Homes

crickets and worms

I am/was a resident of this facility

Review of Jefferson City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

The rooms are nice and comfortable. The staff is quick to respond to ones needs. They have a great Physical Therapy department that is devoted to assisting the patient to recovery. i can not...

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