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Cost of Nebraska Assisted Living Facilities

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of assisted living in Nebraska is $3,628 per month.

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

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

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

Missouri$2,525
South Dakota$3,023
Iowa$3,500
U.S.$3,600
Nebraska$3,628
Colorado$3,750
Wyoming$3,900
Kansas$4,188

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

Researching Nebraska Assisted Living? Ask these questions:

  • What terms does Nebraska require to be disclosed to you prior to making a decision?
    Nebraska 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 Nebraska. 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 Nebraska. 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?
    Nebraska 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 Nebraska - ask how the facility handles administering your medication.
  • Does the facility offer rooms and other areas that meet or exceed those required by Nebraska?
    Nebraska 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 Nebraska 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 Nebraska.
  • Are Medicaid waivers available for Nebraska for this specific facility?
    If you are unable to cover the costs, find out if the facility may offer a Nebraska Medicaid Waiver. You can also research at dhhs.ne.gov.

Helpful Nebraska Assisted Living Resources

Do you have a question about licensing or regulations of assisted living facilities in Nebraska? Questions about licensing and regulations are handled at the state level. You can contact the Nebraska licensing and regulatory agency at:
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Licensure Unit
dhhs.ne.gov
(402) 471-2133
Do you want to report an issue or have a dispute with a senior living facility in Nebraska? Your local Nebraska long-term care ombudsman can help resolve disputes and offer assistance in your long-term care decisions. You can contact them at:
Dept of Health and Human Services of Nebraska - Division of Medicaid & Long Term Care
dhhs.ne.gov
Local: (402) 471-2307
Tollfree: (800) 942-7830
Are you aware of all the Nebraska health-based programs available to you? Your Nebraska Health Department can be a great resource. Contact them at:
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services System
dhhs.ne.gov
Local: (402) 471-3121
Tollfree: (855) 632-7633
Are you familiar with the Nebraska Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

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

Find your local Nebraska AAA below:

Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging
Omaha, NE
(402) 444-6536
Aging Partners
Lincoln, NE
(402) 441-7070
Northeast Nebraska Area Agency on Aging
Norfolk, NE
(402) 370-3454
Midland Area Agency on Aging
Hastings, NE
(402) 463-4565
Blue Rivers Area Agency on Aging
Beatrice, NE
(402) 223-1376
West Central Nebraska Area Agency on Aging
North Platte, NE
(308) 535-8195
Aging Office of Western Nebraska
Scottsbluff, NE
(308) 635-0851
South Central Nebraska Area Agency on Aging
Kearney, NE
(308) 234-1851

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