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The average cost of assisted living in the city is $5,429 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the city, as well as financing options to pay for it. You’ll find in-depth information on 11 assisted living facilities in Lincoln and 5 in surrounding areas.
The Cost of Senior Care in Lincoln, NE
A vibrant lifestyle that encourages health and independence is found at Gramercy Hill, a community that provides independent living and assisted living services for active seniors.
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Independence House at Northview is an assisted living community that creates secured, comfortable home for seniors. Our community is open well lit with stunning décor. We have a small population which allows us to create a warm and close knit community
Residents at the Windcrest on Van Dorn enjoy the freedom of assisted living within a community that features ample amenities and spacious apartments where help is always at hand.
The Waterford at College View, located in Lincoln, provides seniors with a selection of amenities to encourage an enjoyable senior living experience.
This brand new Community, opening in February of 2018, offers an outstanding, nationally recognized management staff and well-trained caregivers – including licensed nurses – assuring residents and their families of high standards and competent care. The Woodlands at Hillcrest is…
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Gramercy Hill was OK, clean, and bright, but it had a nursing home feel to it. It had two sections: one for people who were very self-sufficient and don't need any help and are provided with a lot of activities, and one that is a nursing home. It is all in one building divided in half. They all eat in the same dining r...Read more Gramercy Hill reviews
We had a pretty quick tour of Gramercy Hill. I had the feeling that they didn't want to keep us there very long. The rooms were nice and pretty roomy. We saw a nice-sized two-bedroom that was occupied. I didn't really feel that the staff was too interested in showing us around.Read more Gramercy Hill reviews
Havelock Manor was assisted living, but they have lots of people with memory issues. It's a small facility with 30 beds and it's well staffed. The rooms were easily accessed. The food was excellent. The location was very convenient. It had a community feel to it and it was very nice. They're licensed to take in and ser...Read more Havelock Manor reviews
The Legacy is not quite as expensive and they have a lot of activities, so they're very impressive. The rooms are not as nice as other facilities, but they're still very nice and were very large, just not quite as well-done as others. There's a garage underneath the facility, and they have a van that takes the resident...Read more The Legacy reviews
According to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study, the cost of assisted living in Lincoln is substantially higher than both the national ($4,000) and state ($3,844) averages. Lincoln is the most costly city in the state for assisted living, Costs in Nebraska’s next largest city, Omaha, are $1,144 less per month, and rates are $2,009 less in the city of Grand Island. Lincoln is also more expensive than the comparably sized city of Des Moines, IA ($3,950) and much larger Kansas City, MO ($4,050).
The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas
The cost of senior care varies depending on the type of service required. In Lincoln, nursing home care costs $2,327 more per month than assisted living. In-home care such as homemaker and home health aide services costs significantly less than assisted living. However, in-home services don’t include expenses such as rent, food or utilities that are typically included in the cost of residential care. These types of expenses should be considered when comparing different types of care.
Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart
Nebraska’s Medicaid program is run by the state Department of Health and Human Services as part of the Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care. It covers a variety of services for low-income residents including inpatient and outpatient health care, prescriptions, nursing home services, dental care, diagnostic screenings, mental health care, substance abuse treatment and medical supplies. To be eligible, applicants must:
To apply for Nebraska Medicaid, visit ACCESSNebraska or call (855) 632-7633.
The HCBS Aged and Disabled Waiver is designed to enable seniors who need a nursing level of care to stay in their homes or in assisted living environments instead of nursing facilities. It provides services such as housekeeping, laundry, personal care, transportation, home-delivered meals, respite care, assistive technology for homes and vehicles and help with daily activities such as bathing, dressing and managing medication. This program is not an entitlement, so there are a limited number of spots available and there may be a waiting list.
To qualify for this waiver, individuals must:
To apply for the waiver, contact Nebraska DHHS at (402) 471-3121.
Nebraska provides an optional state supplement to aged, blind and disabled SSI recipients. Eligible residents may receive up to $438 per month for an individual or $1,213 for a couple. To qualify, applicants must:
To apply for OSS benefits, visit the ACCESSNebraska website or call Nebraska DHHS at (800) 383-4278.
Elderly veterans who receive a VA pension may be eligible for Aid and Attendance or Housebound pension supplements. These programs can increase a veteran’s monthly pension benefit if they meet certain conditions. Applicants can’t receive both Aid and Attendance and Housebound benefits at the same time.
Housebound pension supplements are available to veterans who are substantially confined to their home because of a permanent disability.
To qualify for Aid & Attendance benefits, veterans must meet one of the following conditions:
Veterans Affairs requires applicants to submit proof of at least 90 days of active, wartime service and an honorable discharge to receive benefits. Senior veterans are encouraged to contact the VA benefits office for assistance in applying for these programs because the financial requirements for eligibility are complex.
For more information, call (800) 827-1000 or visit the Lincoln VA Regional Office.
The city of Lincoln’s Aging Partners agency operates six senior centers for area residents age 60 and older. These facilities provide hot meals, transportation, community and social events, fitness opportunities and a free monthly newsletter with a schedule of activities offered at each center. Seniors can make a reservation for lunch or learn more about center programs and activities by calling (402) 441-7158.
Nebraska’s ADRC connects seniors and their caretakers with local programs and services to help them remain active and engaged in the community. They assist seniors with finding services such as in-home care, legal advice, physical and behavioral health care, prescription assistance, respite care, assistive devices and long-term care planning.
Aging and Disability Resource Center
1005 “O” St, Lincoln, NE, 68508
The VA Community Clinic in Lincoln provides veterans with outpatient care, prescriptions, behavioral health care, counseling and medical referrals. Veterans can obtain assistance applying for benefits at the Lincoln regional VA office.
Lincoln VA Regional Office
3800 Village Dr, Lincoln, NE 68501
Lincoln VA Community Clinic
600 S 70th St, Lincoln, NE 68510
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