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About 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.

Complete guide to assisted living
About Care Homes

Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.

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Veterans Resources

VA benefits for long-term care, such as Aid and Attendance benefits, can help eligible veterans and their surviving spouses pay for senior care.

Guide to VA benefits for long-term care
About Home Care

Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.

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About 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.

Complete guide to independent living
About 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.

Complete guide to memory care
About Nursing Homes

Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.

Complete guide to nursing homes
About Senior Apartments

Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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Memory Care in Kentucky

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Memory Care in Kentucky

Known for its large fields of blue-tinged grass, Kentucky is often referred to as “The Bluegrass State.” The state is also famous for its role in horse breeding and equestrian sports. One of the most popular events in the state is the Kentucky Derby held at Churchill Downs, nicknamed “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports.” Cities like Louisville and Lexington have a welcoming charm, with plenty of historic sites and tons of world-class amenities to offer. The state is also in close proximity to other nearby major cities, such as Cincinnati, St. Louis, and Nashville, making it a convenient place to call home and an ideal place to retire.

When it comes to dementia care, Kentucky has many great options. Currently, A Place for Mom partners with more than 80 senior living communities in Kentucky that provide memory care. The median monthly cost of memory care in Kentucky is about $4,850.

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Kentucky Memory Care Regulations

Each state regulates senior living communities differently. Because memory care is often provided by assisted living communities, states may regulate memory care within their guidelines for assisted living. You can use APFM’s guide to assisted living regulations to learn more about access to community records in Kentucky.

In Kentucky, memory care communities — sometimes called Alzheimer’s care or dementia care facilities — provide specialized care for seniors who have Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other forms of memory loss. These communities offer personalized cognitive rehabilitation programs alongside assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). Memory care usually includes 24-hour supervision and unique design elements, like outdoor gardens and color-coded walls, to help ease anxiety, agitation, and other symptoms of dementia.

Cost of Living

Overall, the cost of living in Kentucky is considered to be more affordable than the national average. Kentucky is rated as more affordable than the average rating in every index category, especially in housing costs. All index scores are based on a scale with the national average set at 100.

Price Indexes

  • Cost of Living: 92
  • Groceries: 90
  • Housing: 77
  • Utilities: 98
  • Transportation: 93

Demographics

About 16% of Kentucky’s population are seniors. In the 2016 presidential election, Kentucky leaned very conservative.

2016 Presidential Election

  • 33% voted Democratic
  • 63% voted Republican
  • 5% voted third party

Population

  • Median age: 39
  • Over the age of 55: 30%
  • 2018 population: 4,468,402
  • 2020 population: 4,497,600
  • Estimated 2025 population: 4,571,434

Miscellaneous

  • 39% regularly attend a religious service
  • 25% consider themselves atheist, agnostic, or a non-believer
  • The state has a total of 7,745 congregations
  • There are 67 Masonic lodges in the state

Climate and Weather

Kentucky has a humid subtropical climate, which means that the state experiences hot and muggy summers and mild to cold winters. Kentucky summers can be particularly intense, with many days over 95 degrees.

Humidity and Precipitation

  • Average humidity level: 70%
  • Average monthly precipitation: 4”
  • Average maximum monthly precipitation: 6” (June)

Air Quality

  • Average air quality index rating: 39 (Good)
  • Average maximum air quality rating: 48 in June (Good)

Seasonal Temperatures

  • Average temperature: 56°F
  • Average summer temperature: 75°F
  • Typical summer high: 94°F (July)
  • Typical summer low: 56°F (June)
  • Average winter temperature: 36°F
  • Typical winter high: 52°F (February)
  • Typical winter low: 19°F (January)

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