Jefferson City, MO, is home to over 43,200 residents, and approximately 6,900 of them are ages 65 and older. SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Jefferson City provides these seniors with high-quality emergency, orthopedic and cardiology services. Older residents here can also turn to Capital Region Medical Center, nationally recognized for stroke care, for a wide range of medical support. Nursing home care costs in Jefferson City are quite low compared to other cities throughout the nation, according to the Genworth Financial’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey. In this city, a semiprivate room costs $5,019 per month on average, while the U.S. median is $7,756.

Nursing homes provide 24-hour professional care for individuals who can longer manage at home or in the community. These facilities offer custodial services, medical monitoring, personal assistance and therapies. As such, they tend to cost significantly more than other senior living accommodations. Assisted living or home health care may be more suitable options for those who do not require such extensive support.

This guide covers the costs of nursing home care in Jefferson City and throughout Missouri. It also discusses costs of other care types. Finally, it offers a list of local resources for the area’s elders and their families.

Directory of Nursing Homes in Jefferson City, MO

Heisinger Bluffs

1002 WEST MAIN STREET, Jefferson City, MO, 65109

Heisinger Bluffs is nestled alongside the Missouri River in Jefferson City, Missouri, providing convenient access to US Route 50 and The Skywalk hiking area. Visitors claim the facility is beautiful a … (read more)
Heisinger Bluffs is nestled alongside the Missouri River in Jefferson City, Missouri, providing convenient access to US Route 50 and The Skywalk hiking area. Visitors claim the facility is beautiful a … (read more)

Jefferson City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

1221 SOUTHGATE LANE, Jefferson City, MO, 65109

Great nursing staff and therapy they have kept us updated with happy staff treated loved ones with dignity and care mother states great food and caring staff
Great nursing staff and therapy they have kept us updated with happy staff treated loved ones with dignity and care mother states great food and caring staff

Villa Marie- A Stonebridge Community

1030 Edmonds Street , Jefferson City, MO, 65109

My mom is at Villa Marie. We chose them because they were the only one with memory care and skilled nursing care facility available. They are welcoming, understanding, supportive, and helpful. I can’t … (read more)
My mom is at Villa Marie. We chose them because they were the only one with memory care and skilled nursing care facility available. They are welcoming, understanding, supportive, and helpful. I can’t … (read more)

Oak Tree Villas

3108 West Truman Boulevard, Jefferson City, MO, 65109

Oak Tree Villas is nestled in a quiet suburb of Jefferson City, Missouri, a few minutes away from Memorial Park, Dix Road Shopping Center and the Lewis and Clark Monument. Residents are impressed by t … (read more)
Oak Tree Villas is nestled in a quiet suburb of Jefferson City, Missouri, a few minutes away from Memorial Park, Dix Road Shopping Center and the Lewis and Clark Monument. Residents are impressed by t … (read more)

Adams Street – A StoneBridge Community"

1024 Adams Street, Jefferson City, MO, 65101

My mother has been in StoneBridge on Adams Street for rehab for more than a month now. The people that work there seem very caring. Mom seemed to be very satisfied there with the care that she’s gotte … (read more)
My mother has been in StoneBridge on Adams Street for rehab for more than a month now. The people that work there seem very caring. Mom seemed to be very satisfied there with the care that she’s gotte … (read more)

Jefferson City Manor Care Center

1720 VIETH DR, Jefferson City, MO, 65109

My father is actually in the rehabilitation wing at Jefferson City Manor because he fractured his back when he fell out. The facility is excellent. They’re very well kept with their grounds. Their bui … (read more)
My father is actually in the rehabilitation wing at Jefferson City Manor because he fractured his back when he fell out. The facility is excellent. They’re very well kept with their grounds. Their bui … (read more)

Golden Livingcenter – Jefferson City

3038 WEST TRUMAN BLVD, Jefferson City, MO, 65109

This facility does not have the care of their patients in mind, rather the bottom dollar is their main priority. Patients fall asleep at the table and eat with their hands, have been observed with foo … (read more)
This facility does not have the care of their patients in mind, rather the bottom dollar is their main priority. Patients fall asleep at the table and eat with their hands, have been observed with foo … (read more)

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.

$5019

Jefferson City

$5080

Missouri

$7756

The United States

$4940

Columbia

$6844

Kansas City

$5171

Springfield

$5355

St. Louis

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.

$3150

Assisted Living

$4052

Home Care

$4052

Home Health Care

$5019

Nursing Home Care (semiprivate room)

$5855

Nursing home (private room)

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.

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(800) 369-5211

Aging 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.

(573) 681-5530

The 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.

(573) 634-4545

MMLS 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.