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Cost of Kentucky Assisted Living Facilities

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of assisted living in Kentucky is $3,350 per month.

The monthly base rate for Kentucky assisted living is typically lower when compared to neighboring states. Kentucky is also less expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for a one-bedroom assisted living unit in Kentucky. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

Missouri$2,525
Kentucky$3,350
Tennessee$3,395
West Virginia$3,500
U.S.$3,600
Indiana$3,693
Ohio$3,890
Virginia$3,933
Illinois$4,050

Much of the information above was adapted from the National Center of Assisted Living 2010 Regulatory Review.

Researching Kentucky Assisted Living? Ask these questions:

  • What terms does Kentucky require to be disclosed to you prior to making a decision?
    Kentucky may require the base price, payment schedule, services included in that rate and other items to be disclosed in writing - be sure to find out.
  • What is the Scope of Care offered?
    Find out the minimum services the facility MUST provide to you, as required by Kentucky. These may include 24-hour supervision, types of meals, medical attention, etc.
  • What are the admission requirements to live at the facility?
    Each state is different; find out what the age and physical health requirements are for this specific facility as well as facilities in Kentucky. Determine if the type of care you need is offered by the individual facility.
  • Will the facility complete an assessment and create a care plan for the resident?
    Kentucky probably requires an initial evaluation and the creation of a care plan - be sure to find out exactly what the facility offers.
  • Ask about the handling of medication in the facility?
    There are sure to be specific requirements in Kentucky - ask how the facility handles administering your medication.
  • Does the facility offer rooms and other areas that meet or exceed those required by Kentucky?
    Kentucky will have a minimum size of rooms, a limit to number of people per room, and even requirements as to privacy of available bathrooms - make sure you ask.
  • Does the facility offer the available required staff?
    Make sure the facility staffs the proper professionals, as Kentucky requires. These may include an administrator and caregivers, as well as round-the-clock staff.
  • Is memory care offered?
    Find out of the facility is licensed to be able to handle dementia or Alzheimer's care in Kentucky.
  • Are Medicaid waivers available for Kentucky for this specific facility?
    If you are unable to cover the costs, find out if the facility may offer a Kentucky Medicaid Waiver. You can also research at chfs.ky.gov.

Helpful Kentucky Assisted Living Resources

Do you have a question about licensing or regulations of assisted living facilities in Kentucky? Questions about licensing and regulations are handled at the state level. You can contact the Kentucky licensing and regulatory agency at:
Cabinet for Health & Family Services, Department for Aging & Independent Living
chfs.ky.gov
(502) 564-6930
Do you want to report an issue or have a dispute with a senior living facility in Kentucky? Your local Kentucky long-term care ombudsman can help resolve disputes and offer assistance in your long-term care decisions. You can contact them at:
Office of Aging Services of Kentucky
chfs.ky.gov
Local: (502) 564-6930
Tollfree: (800) 372-2991
Tollfree TDD: (800) 627-4702
Are you aware of all the Kentucky health-based programs available to you? Your Kentucky Health Department can be a great resource. Contact them at:
Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services
chs.ky.gov
Local: (502) 564-3970
Tollfree TDD: (800) 627-4702
Are you familiar with the Kentucky Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

The Kentucky AAAs (Area Agency for the Aging) are very helpful. These offices can provide guidance to those 60+ in Kentucky regarding elder abuse, caregiver support, insurance counseling, transportation and much more.

Find your local Kentucky AAA below:

Purchase Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living
Mayfield, KY
(270) 247-9426
Pennyrile Area Agency on Aging
Hopkinsville, KY
(270) 886-9484
Green River Area Agency on Aging & Independent Living
Owensboro, KY
(270) 926-4433
Barren River Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living
Bowling Green, KY
(270) 781-2381
Lincoln Trail Area Agency on Aging
Elizabethtown, KY
(270) 737-6082
KIPDA Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living
Louisville, KY
Northern Kentucky Area Development District
Florence, KY
(859) 283-1885
Buffalo Trace Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living
Maysville, KY
(606) 564-6894
Gateway Area Agency on Aging
Morehead, KY
(606) 780-0090
FIVCO Area Agency on Aging
Grayson, KY
(606) 929-1366
Big Sandy Area Agency on Aging
Prestonsburg, KY
(606) 886-2374
Kentucky River Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living
Hazard, KY
(606) 436-3158
Cumberland Valley Area Agency on Aging
London, KY
(606) 864-7391
Lake Cumberland Area Agency on Aging
Russell Springs, KY
(270) 866-4200
Bluegrass Area Agency on Aging & Independent Living
Lexington, KY
(859) 269-8021

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