Nicknamed The Queen of The Ozarks, Springfield has a population of 167,051, making it Missouri’s third-largest city. To the benefit of its 26,227 senior residents, Springfield boasts an extensive array of healthcare options that include nationally ranked Mercy Hospital Springfield and CoxHealth System, which both have dedicated orthopedics hospitals. Springfield’s $5,171 average cost of nursing home care is well below the national median, and its overall cost of living is much lower as well.
Excluding hospitals, nursing homes provide the most robust range of healthcare services in a facility setting. The most common services include assistance with personal care, medication monitoring by registered nurses and around-the-clock medical supervision. Seniors who don’t require access to on-site, 24-hour medical and skilled nursing care may find that assisted living or home care will not only save them money, but allow them to live more independently.
In addition to covering the cost of nursing homes and other long-term care options in Springfield and comparisons with nearby cities, this guide provides an overview of available programs that can help pay for or delay the need for nursing home care.