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10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Lexington, KY

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With its rich history, culture, and reputation as the “Horse Capital of the World,” Lexington is a popular destination for a relaxing retirement. Lexington is known for its high-quality health care, close-knit community, and gorgeous natural landscape. It is also an ideal locale for families with loved ones who need care for Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.

Memory care is a form of long-term care that is specifically designed for people with memory issues, such as those with Alzheimer’s or dementia. In Lexington, memory care facilities provide staff who are specially trained to care for people with memory loss, and the environment includes features such as orientation cues and alarms to keep residents safe.

There are nine memory care facilities partnered with A Place for Mom within a 10-mile radius of downtown Lexington. Many offer memory-enhancing activities, dementia therapies, medication management, and additional security features. In this guide, you’ll learn all about memory care facilities in Lexington, including how to pay for them, what benefits may be available, what access there is to health care, and why Lexington is a great place to call home.

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I moved my wife into the memory care unit at Magnolia Springs after things didn’t work out at another community. Magnolia Springs welcomed her with open arms and has done a wonderful job caring for her. It...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Who says moving to a senior living community means giving up your sense of independence? Magnolia Springs embraces the fact you are your own person, different, unique, one-of-a-kind—with your own lifestyle, pursuits, and hopes for the future. Even better, we celebrate it! Each and every day....
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2121 Photos available
55 Floor plans available
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9.4
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126 reviews
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126 reviews
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I have always liked Richmond Place. I have been here at least 8 years. All the people that I met here have been nice, as well as all the people who work here. And when I talk to residents who are here, they...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
This community does not fulfill the legal definition of Assisted Living in Kentucky. A Place for Mom uses the term "assisted living" to indicate that the community provides some level of assistance with daily living activities. It does not indicate that the facility meets official state...
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2424 Photos available
55 Floor plans available
9.3
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21 reviews
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Dad is very happy there! Everyone seems to be on the same wavelength on resident care. They are friendly and very helpful. When we looked at other places, Cedarhurst was far above the others!
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Cedarhurst of Beaumont, located in Lexington, KY, is a Assisted Living and Memory Care community offering a vibrant and fulfilling life. Our personal care and memory care senior living lifestyle options give you what you need to live life to the fullest.Our memory care community is created just...
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The facility has a unit for Memory Care, Personal Care, and Assisted Living. Mom was in personal care, a level up from Assisted Living. She had nursing staff, caregiving staff and a doctor available as...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Cheers to Preston Greens! Lexington's EXTRAordinary senior living community by embracing the "Gold Standard" of senior living, and delivering a superior culture rooted with hospitality, safety and collaboration.Preston Greens takes something ordinary and makes it fun -- a community rich in...
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8.6
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The Breckinridge is fantastic. For those with advanced dementia, this is one of the best places you could have your loved one. Their staff is dementia trained, whereas at other places that say they provide...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
The Breckinridge is a free-standing, licensed personal care home designed to provide specialized memory care services. The Breckinridge serves Lexington and surrounding areas. We have been building and operating memory care residences for more than 20 years.Our small, secure, home-like setting...
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8.6
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27 reviews
8.6
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Liberty Ridge has been a wonderful facility for my mom the past 6 years. Mom has been treated with the love and dignity she deserves. The important thing is she feels loved by staff.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Liberty Ridge Senior Living Community is celebrating 20 years of service in 2020. We are blessed to have a well-tenured staff with over 275 years of combined experience in senior care. Liberty Ridge is proud of our rich heritage as a non-profit, faith-based (people of all faiths warmly welcome),...
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66 Photos available
8.2
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16 reviews
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5 for all of them. Mom has been happy at Meadowthorpe and they have all been very helpful. Based on the experience we have had so far, we would recommend Meaowthorpe Assisted Living and Memory Care to other...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Meadowthorpe Assisted Living and Memory Care is privately owned and operated. Our Community is a five-cottage style campus that includes eight apartments in each cottage. We offer private one-bedroom apartments that are designed to be home-like while creating a safe welcoming environment that...
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2020 Photos available
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It was the best fit for my mother, the physical layout, the activities available, the friendly and caring people, easy communication access, it is close to my home, within our budget. I would recommend to...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
If it's time to slow down with the upkeep on a house and get busy enjoying a maintenance-free lifestyle, Sayre Christian Village has many options for you to choose between.We recognize that most everyone has become accustomed to more space. Our Friendship Towers apartments were built with that in...
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33 Floor plans available
8.0
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Great people, flexible food options, feels good that my loved one is in a place where he can get care. They offered two large bedroooms and a garage.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Highgrove at Tates Creek is located in the Tates Creek area of southeast Lexington, just south of Man O' War Boulevard. The community is constructed on a beautiful site consisting of rolling hills, mature trees and a winding creek.At Highgrove at Tates Creek, we provide service with dignity. We...
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I like the care from the community for my father. They staff have improvment alot. This is a clean community and he enjoys the grounds. The menu is very good and alot of choices. They have a nice variety of...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
With its vibrant culture, strong sense of community, and famous hospitality, Lexington is the perfect place for a health campus dedicated to enriching the lives of its residents. At The Willows, we are proud to offer our residents regular opportunities to explore the history, culture, and flavors...
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Photo of The Willows at Citation (Memory Care Opening Fall 2018)
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The most excellent place ever!! Great staff, great food, Great facility. The food variety was really nice and you could request them to make something else if you did like what they were serving I...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Home to friendly people, a vibrant culture, and miles of verdant hills lined with perfect white fences, Lexington is a city known all over the world for its horses and its hospitality. It’s also the perfect place for a health campus dedicated to enriching the lives of its residents. Those that...
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I love this place and so does my mother!!! They keep moms mind working on the lantern. There has been some staffing change in the past year but has not been an issue from us. My mom is higher functioning and...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Conveniently located near St. Joseph's Hospital East off Richmond Road, just south of Man O'War Boulevard in Lexington, Kentucky, Morning Pointe of Lexington-East is a single-level, state-of-the-art Senior Living community on ten acres. The facility also offers The Lantern Alzheimer's Memory Care...
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This facility made the best out of a bad situation, The were so caring, compationate, and took good care of my loved one. The communication was good they kept us well informed. I would recommend this...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Lexington Country Place, located adjacent to The Lafayette, features the comfortable lifestyle, superb amenities and the highest standards of hospitality and service. Our Nursing Care Center is the choice for seniors requiring post-hospital and post-surgical care and for those who have more...
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I would recommend the community. The best part of the community is they take care of my loved one, this allows us to be family. There is nothing at this time that I would change about the community.
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Conveniently located next to Homewood Suites and across the street from Meijers Department Store in Lexington, Kentucky, Morning Pointe of Lexington is a a single-level, state-of-the-art Senior Living Community on 5.11 acres. At Morning Pointe you will find assistance with medication,...
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The Lantern has an honest and trustworthy staff. I really respect the nurses, administration, and staff. [Removed], the maintenance guy, was very personable and took up with my dad immediately. I do think...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Conveniently located at 225 Ruccio Way adjacent to Morning Pointe of Lexington Senior Living off of Reynolds Road and near Fayette Mall, The Lantern at Morning Pointe of Lexington is a single-level, state-of-the-art Alzheimer's Center of Excellence specially designed for seniors with dementia and...
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Great food, wonderful compassionate staff in a southern hospitality atmosphere! I can’t express how great our experience was at Tanbark. I would highly recommend to any family looking for a place for their...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Tanbark Senior Living combines exceptional care, extensive experience and luxury surroundings to create one of the finest personal care, health care and rehabilitation communities in the region.Personal CareOur carefully selected and trained staff are equipped to assist residents with activities...
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My loved one is a resident at Legacy Reserve at Fritz Farm. The staff here are friendly and helpful. There are a lot of activities and the food options are good. I would recommend this facility for a loved...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Legacy Reserve at Fritz Farm is a unique senior living experience for the astute, active senior promoting the freedom to enjoy life. Our Independent Living community promotes a healthy and energetic lifestyle giving residents the opportunity to be as engaged and occupied as they choose to be....
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Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.

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Costs of memory care in the Lexington area

The average cost for memory care in Lexington is $4,353, according to A Place for Mom’s proprietary data.[01] This figure includes housing, meals, and any additional costs, including add-on service expenses such as specialized therapies, 24-hour monitoring, and other services. However, this figure is an average, and the cost of the facility and its services will most likely vary depending on location.

You can find the average baseline costs for memory care in the graphic below. Please note costs in the graphic do not include add-on fees.

Average monthly cost of Memory Care in Lexington, KY vs. nearby cities

Lexington, KY
$4,496/mo
$4,358/mo

Average monthly cost of Memory Care in Lexington, KY vs. the state and national average

Lexington, KY
$4,496/mo
U.S. national average
$4,779/mo

Average monthly cost of Memory Care in Lexington vs. other types of senior living

Memory Care
$4,496/mo

Median monthly costs of Memory Care in Lexington, KY by room type

Semi-Private
$5,925/mo
Studio
$5,104/mo
1 Bedroom
$4,930/mo
2 Bedroom
$5,336/mo
Detached Cottage/Bungalow
$3,900/mo

Average cost of Memory Care in Lexington over time

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How people pay for memory care in Lexington

There are multiple ways to fund memory care services in Lexington, such as private funds, public assistance, VA benefits, Medicaid, and Medicare. The information below includes information about different options as well as resources and contact details so you can learn more about what works best for your family.

Private pay methods

Seniors and their families will often use private funds to cover the cost of memory care services. These private funds can include personal savings, investments, pensions, and Social Security benefits, as well as any of the following:

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Number of veterans who live in Lexington

About 22% of Lexington veterans are 75+

For seniors who are veterans, VA benefits can help cover the costs of a memory care facility. The most common option is the VA Pension. Senior veterans should also look into the Aid and Attendance benefit, a benefit designed to support veterans who need help with daily tasks.

Navigating VA benefits can be challenging, but there are several local resources that can help. One of the best places to start is with a veterans services officer, a representative trained to help veterans learn what benefits they are eligible for. Veterans services officers can be found at veterans services organizations (VSOs) and the regional VA office.

For veteran seniors who aren’t sure if they qualify for VA benefits, it’s still worth speaking to a VSO because veterans often qualify for more benefits than they think they will.

Resources for Lexington veterans

VA offices

VA Regional Office
321 W. Main St., No. 390
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 800- 827-1000
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs
1111B Louisville Road
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: 502-564-9203

VSOs

Veterans of Foreign Wars Bluegrass Post 680
1494 Leestown Road
Lexington, KY 40511
Phone: 859-254-8277

National Association for Black Veterans
3022 Tuscaloosa Lane
Lexington, KY 40515
Phone: 859-421-5851

Medicaid

Medicaid is a health insurance program for low-income residents. Seniors can use Medicaid to help cover health costs in their memory care facility. These benefits are provided in the form of Home and Community Based waivers (HCB waivers), which are designed to assist seniors and/or people with disabilities to live as independently as possible.

Seniors must first be eligible for Medicaid before applying for an HCB waiver. Medicaid in Kentucky is managed through Kynect Benefits, and seniors can apply online, over the phone, or by downloading the application and mailing it to the Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) office.

Applying for Medicaid can be tricky, so don’t be afraid to turn to local resources to help. One option is the Office of the Ombudsman and Administrative Review, which serves as an advocate for people in need of public services. The team at the Bluegrass Area Agency on Aging & Independent Living can also be a good resource, as well as a Kynector (a trained representative who can guide you through the process).

Lexington resident Medicaid resources

Local Medicaid resources

The Department for Community Based Services (DCBS)
455 Park Place
Lexington, KY 40511
Phone: 855-306-8959
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Bluegrass Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living
699 Perimeter Drive
Lexington, KY 40517
Phone: 866-665-7921
Email: ADRC@bgadd.org
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Bluegrass District Ombudsman (Alice Salyers)
Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass, Inc.
3138 Custer Drive, Suite 110
Lexington, KY 40517
Phone: 859-277-9215 or 877-787-0077
Email: alice@ombuddy.org

Medicare

People over 65 are eligible for Medicare, a federal health insurance program. Medicare will not cover room and board at memory care facilities, but it can help offset costs for medically required in-home medical care.

Those who need help paying for Medicare’s premiums, copayments, and deductibles can see if they qualify for the Medicare Savings Program. Those who need a high level of care (such as what would be provided in a nursing home) may be eligible for the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). PACE provides comprehensive health care and social services to help seniors remain as independent as possible and out of a nursing home.

For seniors and their families who are having trouble navigating Medicare benefits, there are local resources to provide guidance. The Kentucky State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is a free service that provides advice for seniors and people with disabilities to ensure they know their rights to Medicare and what benefits they are eligible for. The local ombudsman and The Bluegrass Area Agency on Aging & Independent Living can also help seniors figure out what benefits they’re eligible for.

Lexington resident Medicare resources

Apply for Medicare and savings programs

Social Security Administration Office
2241 Buena Vista Road, Suite 110
Lexington, KY 40505
Phone: 866-530-7754
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Helpful programs and resources

Office of the Ombudsman and Administrative Review
275 E. Main St., 2E-O
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone: 502-564-5497

The Bluegrass Area Agency on Aging & Independent Living
699 Perimeter Drive
Lexington, KY 40517
Phone: 866-665-7921
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Kentucky State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
275 E. Main St., 3E-E
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone: 502-564-6930

Bluegrass PACE Care
2409 Members Way
Lexington, KY 40504
Phone: 855-492-0812

Understand Kentucky laws and regulations for memory care facilities

In Lexington, 89% of A Place for Mom in-network memory care partners are combined with assisted living facilities. Regulations for memory care facilities are similar to regulations in assisted living facilities. However, memory care facilities have additional regulations they must follow due to the increased care they provide for dementia and Alzheimer’s patients.

Assisted living and memory care facilities must be licensed by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services as assisted living communities or personal care homes to make sure they are consistently meeting approved standards of safety, staffing, and care. They also must be certified each year by the Kentucky Department for Aging and Independent Living.

Assisted living and memory care facilities are regularly inspected by the Division of Health Care, a part of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Inspections are annual, and they are unannounced. An inspection can also happen if a complaint is received. Access to memory care facility inspection records in Kentucky is not available. Please visit the Office of Inspector General Open Records Request page and the Kentucky Department for Aging and Independent Living for information on viewing records related to Kentucky senior communities. The Bluegrass District Ombudsman can also provide information about a community’s violation history.

Regulations around assisted living and memory care facilities in Kentucky include guidelines such as:

  • Assistance with activities of daily living (e.g.: getting dressed or grooming)
  • Assistance with instrumental activities of daily living  (e.g.: housekeeping and laundry)
  • Provide three daily meals as well as snacks
  • Scheduled daily activities
  • Help residents with taking their medications

In addition to assisted living rules, memory care facilities must follow additional regulations that include ensuring facilities are safe and secure for seniors with memory loss and potential wandering behaviors. Staff must also have additional training on how to properly assist people with memory loss and respond to their behaviors.

Kentucky Department of Health contact information

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services
275 E. Main St.
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone: 502-564-3970
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

COVID-19 regulations for Kentucky memory care facilities

Lexington does not have COVID-19 mandates in place, but the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department urges COVID-19 preventative measures.

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Vaccinations.

Kentucky residents are encouraged to stay up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters.

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Masking.

There is no mask mandate but masks are recommended.

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Quarantining.

High-risk residents are encouraged to stay in when possible if they are sick or have tested positive for COVID-19.

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Social distancing.

It is recommended that high-risk people avoid crowds and close contact if possible.

What to expect from memory care living in Lexington

There are a variety of options for memory care facilities in Lexington. Seniors and their families can choose an assisted living community that also specializes in memory care or go for a standalone memory care facility.

Our nine in-network memory care options receive, on average, five-star reviews. Reviewers like the “comfort of home” that the communities offer while still providing a safe, secure environment. Reviewers also love the caring staff at memory care facilities in Lexington, and all of our partner facilities provide redirection, disorientation, and wandering care so family members know safety is the first priority for their loved one.

Beautiful scenery and lots to do for visitors

Lexington is known for its beautiful scenery and attractions. These elements make the city a great place for seniors and their families to spend time together. Some memory care facilities in Lexington have outdoor walking paths so seniors and their loved ones can enjoy the fresh air while staying close to the facility. If visitors are in town and want to explore, the city offers lots to do, from tours of the area’s horse farms and race tracks to art galleries and distilleries.

Access to the best health care in the state

No senior plans an unexpected trip to the hospital but it can give families peace of mind to know their senior family member is close to reliable health care. Lexington has the highest-rated hospital in Kentucky, the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital, so residents can get quality health care when they need it, whether it’s for a check-up or an emergency.[04]

Memory care in the surrounding Lexington suburbs

There are several additional partner memory care facilities within the broader 25-mile radius of Lexington. Of the seven additional facilities, four are combination assisted living and memory care facilities, and three are combination assisted living, independent living, and memory care facilities. For those interested in living outside of the city, the surrounding towns of Georgetown, Nicholasville, and Midway also have many living options to choose from.

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Unfamiliar with Lexington? Highlights for seniors

43,368

Number of seniors over the age of 65 currently living in Lexington

14%
Percentage of seniors 65 and older within the Lexington population
$55,943

Median annual income for Lexington seniors 65 and older

Health care for seniors in Lexington

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University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital

This 569-bed hospital is the No. 1 ranked hospital in the state. This hospital is part of the University of Kentucky and pulls resources from six colleges including nursing, medicine, public health, and more.

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Baptist Health Hospital

This 434-bed hospital is a major medical research and education center. It’s part of the largest nonprofit health care system in the state.

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St. Joseph Hospital-Lexington

St. Joseph Hospital-Lexington is part of a wider health system, CHI Saint Joseph Health. It is renowned for its cardiology, stroke, and orthopedics services and is rated as high performing by U.S. News & World Report in five adult procedures and conditions.

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Lexington Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Bluegrass Region veterans can seek care at the Lexington Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

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Transportation for seniors in Lexington

The majority of our partner memory care facilities (89%) in Lexington offer complimentary transportation for their residents, and 56% offer at-cost transportation. However, there are other transportation options in Lexington if needed.

Please be aware that a senior with memory loss should never use public transit without a caregiver present.

Additional Lexington transportation options include:

  • Independent Transportation Network (called iTNBluegrass) – Created specifically for the aging population and visually impaired, iTNBluegrass is a nonprofit transportation system similar to a taxi service. Seniors must be members, and journeys can be booked using a prepaid account.
  • Lextran – Lextran is Lexington’s public transport system, and buses run about every 30 minutes. There is a discounted fare of 50 cents for veterans, Medicare cardholders, people with disabilities, and people 62 or older.
  • Wheels – Wheels is a partnership between Lextran and the Bluegrass Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, specifically for people with disabilities. An application via ADA Ride is required for use. To apply, call (877) 232-7433 or visit www.adaride.com.

For private transportation options, Able Care Transportation, Barbara Care, and Helping Hands Transportation all specialize in senior care and offer non-emergency medical transportation or other journeys.

Senior activities in Lexington

Lexington is known for its scenery and attractions, particularly its horse country. One activity families can do with a loved one with memory loss is visit the area’s horse farms. Blue Grass Tours, the city’s oldest horse farm tour company, can provide a custom tour based on a family’s needs.

A good activity to do with people with Alzheimer’s or dementia is to spend time outside. Lexington has lots of spots to spend a sunny day, including the Arboretum. As Kentucky’s official botanical garden, the Arboretum is a 100-acre public garden and is a partnership between the University of Kentucky and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.{{citation 6}}

Lexington also has a variety of walking trails, many of which are wheelchair friendly, such as McConnell Springs Trail, an easy 0.6-mile loop.

In addition to its scenery, Lexington is known for its bourbon and history. Seniors and their loved ones who want to learn more about the city’s bourbon history should go to the Distillery District, where visitors can tour working distilleries, including the Barrel House Distillery and the James E. Pepper Distillery.

History buffs will also want to visit Lexington’s most popular historic sites, including the Mary Todd Lincoln House, where the famous First Lady grew up, and Ashland, the former estate of Henry Clay.

For those who like to find new places to eat, downtown Lexington is a popular destination. The Square, a block of 16 buildings built in the 1880s, is considered the heart of downtown and is home to many restaurants, hotels, and bars.

Frequently Asked Questions

Magnolia Springs Lexington, Richmond Place and Cedarhurst of Beaumont are the top-rated Memory Care facilities near Lexington, KY. These Memory Care facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Memory Care in Lexington is $4,496 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

The 23 memory care facilities near you in Lexington, Kentucky typically provide housing, therapies, and care tailored to those who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. To find memory care in Lexington, Kentucky, browse our detailed listings showing photos, floor plans, amenities, activities, and reviews from real families.

Browse A Place for Mom’s listings for memory care in Lexington, Kentucky, to take a virtual tour. Our local senior living experts can arrange for a live tour of these communities as well.

The cost of memory care facilities in Lexington, Kentucky ranges from $1134 to $9175. The average Memory Care cost in Lexington, Kentucky is $4,496. Prices often vary based on care provided, amenities, unit size, and more. 

The cost of memory care in Lexington, Kentucky typically starts at $1134. A Place for Mom’s local, expert senior living advisors can help you find affordable memory care facilities near you and offer advice on how to lower costs and pay for care with VA benefits or public payment options.

References

  1. A Place for Mom. (2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  2. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran Status (S2101) [Data Set]. American Community Survey.

  3. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Age and Sex (S0101) [Data Set]. American Community Survey.

  4. U.S. News & World Report. (2023). University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital.

  5. U.S. News & World Report. (2023) St. Joseph Hospital-Lexington.

  6. The Arboretum: State Botanical Garden of Kentucky. (n.d.) Plan Your Visit.

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A Place for Mom. (2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

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United States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran Status (S2101) [Data Set]. American Community Survey.

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United States Census Bureau. (2021). Age and Sex (S0101) [Data Set]. American Community Survey.

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U.S. News & World Report. (2023). University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital.

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U.S. News & World Report. (2023) St. Joseph Hospital-Lexington.

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The Arboretum: State Botanical Garden of Kentucky. (n.d.) Plan Your Visit.