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Cost of Kentucky Nursing Homes

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of skilled nursing in Kentucky is $6,327 per month.

The monthly base rate for Kentucky nursing homes 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 in Kentucky. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

The rate for a is typically higher. In Kentucky, the average cost is $7,270.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

West Virginia$8,562

Kentucky Nursing Home Statistics

Kentucky contains 287 certified Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes. These nursing homes have a total of 26,681 available beds for skilled nursing residents and at the time when we updated this data 86% of those beds were full. The overall average Medicare 5 Star Quality rating for Kentucky skilled nursing homes is 3 which ranks 45 nationally.

Below, we display graphs that show the breakdowns of various important quality ratings and other helpful statistics for skilled nursing facilities in Kentucky. You can use these statistics to compare an individual nursing home against the averages of the other Kentucky facilities.

Overall Ratings of Kentucky Nursing Homes

Capacity of Skilled Nursing Facilities in Kentucky

Ownership of Nursing Homes in Kentucky

Percent of Kentucky Nursing Homes in a Hospital

Percent of Kentucky Facilities that are in Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Percent of Kentucky Skilled Nursing Facilities with Counseling

Number of Complaints in the Past Year per Skilled Nursing Facility in Kentucky

Researching Skilled Nursing Facilities in Kentucky? Ask these questions:

  • What are the staffing ratios per resident per day and how does that compare to other nursing homes in Kentucky?
    Does the nursing home's reported time compare favorably to other Kentucky nursing homes?
  • What is the nursing home's staff turnover like?
    How does this staff turnover compare to other facilities in Kentucky?
  • How much time do the nursing home's staff spend with residents each day?
    Compare the daily time spent to other facilities in Kentucky.
  • How does the nursing home's quality measures compare against other Kentucky facilities?
    Compare the long stay and short stay quality measures against other Kentucky nursing homes.
  • What's the nursing home's Medicare rating and how does that compare to others in Kentucky?
    The Medicare rating is based on evaluation of Kentucky's nursing homes.
  • What types of activities does the nursing home offer residents?
    Is there a monthly activity calendar? What resident activities are available?
  • Is transportation offered to the nursing home residents?
    How does this compare to other Kentucky nursing homes?
  • Does the nursing home accept Medicaid?
    If you cannot afford the service, does the facility accept Kentucky Medicaid?

Important Helpful Contacts for Nursing Home Residents and Seniors in Kentucky

Have a complaint about a Kentucky Nursing Home? If you or a loved one in Kentucky have a complaint about the qualify of care or overall conditions in a nursing home located in Kentucky, report it to:
Office of Inspector General of Kentucky
Local: (502) 564-7963
Do you have a dispute with a nursing home in Kentucky or maybe you are simply seeking some more information regarding the care or services received? If so, your local long-term care ombudsman is a valuable resource. You can contact them at:
Office of Aging Services of Kentucky
Local: (502) 564-6930
Tollfree: (800) 372-2991
Tollfree TDD: (800) 627-4702
As a Kentucky resident, do you have questions about your Medicare coverage or a Medigap Policy? You can contact the Kentucky state department of insurance at:
Department of Insurance of Kentucky
Local: (502) 564-3630
Tollfree: (800) 595-6053
Are you aware of all the Kentucky health-based programs and services that may be available? If not, the Kentucky Health Department is a valuable resource, contact at the following:
Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services
Local: (502) 564-3970
Tollfree TDD: (800) 627-4702
Are you on a low income in Kentucky and having trouble covering your medical bills? The Kentucky medical assistance office may be able to help, contact at:
Cabinet for Health Services of Kentucky
Local: (502) 564-4321
Tollfree: (800) 635-2570
Are you familiar with the Kentucky Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

These offices provide a number of different services to Kentucky residents that are 60 years of age and older. The AAAs can assist and offer guidance on nutrition, caregiver support, assistance programs and referrals, ombudsmen assistance, insurance counseling and even transportation.

Find and Contact 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

For national organizations, see our list of senior care resources

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