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Assisted Living in Nebraska

20th

OVERALL STATE RANK

Overview of assisted living in Nebraska

Assisted living communities in Nebraska provide long-term housing and care for active older adults. The median cost of assisted living in A Place for Mom’s partner communities in the Cornhusker State is about $5,000 per month or $60,000 annually, according to our proprietary data.[01] With a mix of rural, suburban, and city living, Nebraska’s assisted living communities offer something for almost anyone. Assisted living in Nebraska can be an especially good fit for seniors looking for low cost of living, a more relaxed pace of life, and Midwestern culture.
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Assisted living state rankings report

20th

Overall state ranking out of 50

State scorecard

Ho we determine rankings

Our 2023 state ranking for assisted living uses A Place for Mom’s proprietary data collected from our community partners. First, we sorted through our metrics and grouped them into three pillars that are key in a quality assisted living experience. We weighted these pillars differently based on insights from our senior living experts. Then, we used these categories and their weighting to determine how each state ranks.

Read our full methodology

Top ranked Nebraska cities for assisted living overall

Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Nebraska

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Bailey Pointe on Van Dorn

7208 Van Dorn St, Lincoln, NE 68506
10
Review Score
58 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I live or lived in this community

I would really give Bailey Pointe on Van Dorn a five on all those categories some of the staff are more likable than others but overall everyone is very friendly and very very helpful the food is excellent...

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18
18 Photos available
3
3 Floor plans available

Crown Pointe Retirement Community

2820 S 80th St, Omaha, NE 68124
9.5
Review Score
51 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

We like the friendly, caring atmosphere of the staff and residents. I would appreciate more communication with the staff. As the family member of a relatively new resident, I sometimes don't even know what I...

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10
10 Photos available

Cedar Creek of High Plains

5601 S 84th Street, Lincoln, NE 68516
9.5
Review Score
30 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Michelle - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

My mother lived at High Plains for the past six years. The staff is exceptional and offers highly personalized care up to end of life care. The food and activities offered are also outstanding. During my...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Blair

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3
3 Floor plans available

Crown Pointe Retirement Community

2820 S 80th St, Omaha, NE 68124
9.5
Review Score
51 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

We like the friendly, caring atmosphere of the staff and residents. I would appreciate more communication with the staff. As the family member of a relatively new resident, I sometimes don't even know what I...

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16
16 Photos available

CountryHouse Residence for Memory Care at Council Bluffs

1831 East Kanesville Blvd, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
9.5
Review Score
13 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Lisa M - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Wonderful care and support. My loved one passed away. Managing their diabetes with Alzheimer's was difficult and led to challenges.

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17 Photos available
3
3 Floor plans available

Remington Heights Retirement

12606 W Dodge Rd, Omaha, NE 68154
9.2
Review Score
18 reviews
Connie - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

I think in the beginning it took some time to familiarize my mom's needs with the staff. No matter what you have to be an advocate for your loved ones and stay on top of the staff to insure the needs are...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Omaha

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18 Photos available
3
3 Floor plans available

Crown Pointe Retirement Community

2820 S 80th St, Omaha, NE 68124
9.5
Review Score
51 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

We like the friendly, caring atmosphere of the staff and residents. I would appreciate more communication with the staff. As the family member of a relatively new resident, I sometimes don't even know what I...

Get Pricing
17
17 Photos available
3
3 Floor plans available

Remington Heights Retirement

12606 W Dodge Rd, Omaha, NE 68154
9.2
Review Score
18 reviews
Connie - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

I think in the beginning it took some time to familiarize my mom's needs with the staff. No matter what you have to be an advocate for your loved ones and stay on top of the staff to insure the needs are...

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Cedar Creek of Prairie Meadows

13208 Meredith Avenue, Omaha, NE 68164
9.1
Review Score
46 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Staff are friendly and clean, the place always seems clean. Communication seems solid. You'd have to ask my dad about the move in, but when I was helping move furniture in, it was quite smooth. The meals...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Papillion

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18
18 Photos available
3
3 Floor plans available

Crown Pointe Retirement Community

2820 S 80th St, Omaha, NE 68124
9.5
Review Score
51 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

We like the friendly, caring atmosphere of the staff and residents. I would appreciate more communication with the staff. As the family member of a relatively new resident, I sometimes don't even know what I...

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16
16 Photos available

CountryHouse Residence for Memory Care at Council Bluffs

1831 East Kanesville Blvd, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
9.5
Review Score
13 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Lisa M - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Wonderful care and support. My loved one passed away. Managing their diabetes with Alzheimer's was difficult and led to challenges.

Get Pricing
17
17 Photos available
3
3 Floor plans available

Remington Heights Retirement

12606 W Dodge Rd, Omaha, NE 68154
9.2
Review Score
18 reviews
Connie - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

I think in the beginning it took some time to familiarize my mom's needs with the staff. No matter what you have to be an advocate for your loved ones and stay on top of the staff to insure the needs are...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Lincoln

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4
4 Floor plans available

Bailey Pointe on Van Dorn

7208 Van Dorn St, Lincoln, NE 68506
10
Review Score
58 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I live or lived in this community

I would really give Bailey Pointe on Van Dorn a five on all those categories some of the staff are more likable than others but overall everyone is very friendly and very very helpful the food is excellent...

Get Pricing
10
10 Photos available

Cedar Creek of High Plains

5601 S 84th Street, Lincoln, NE 68516
9.5
Review Score
30 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Michelle - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

My mother lived at High Plains for the past six years. The staff is exceptional and offers highly personalized care up to end of life care. The food and activities offered are also outstanding. During my...

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8 Photos available

Yankee Hill Village

8401 S 33rd St., Lincoln, NE 68516
9.2
Review Score
14 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Many things about Yankee Hill Village were wonderful during our experience there. But in crisis, they were not well functioning. Communications from the staff to the family were not clear and timely as they...

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Cost of assisted living in Nebraska

The median monthly cost of assisted living in Nebraska is around $5,000, which is very close to the national median monthly cost of assisted living ($4,807), according to A Place for Mom’s internal data on our partners. On the low end, monthly costs run around approximately $3,200, while the higher end can be as much as $6,700 per month.[01]

When looking at communities, it’s important to understand that pricing typically varies. Generally speaking, pricing for assisted living in Nebraska takes into account the level of care that a resident needs. However, other factors that impact costs may include the following:

  • A community’s location
  • Single or double occupancy in a room
  • Room layouts
  • Services provided on-site
  • A community’s amenities

Assisted living communities in Nebraska tend to cost more in larger towns, such as Grand Island and Bellevue, than those in surrounding rural areas. While assisted living costs in Nebraska may seem expensive, some elder Nebraskans can qualify for Medicaid or Medicare. Programs such as these can reduce the cost of assisted living by covering some qualified care services for eligible participants.

Compare costs of Nebraska vs. the national average

Average monthly costs

Nebraska

$4,068/mo

US National average

$4,526/mo

Compare costs of assisted living vs. nearby states

Average monthly costs

Nebraska

$4,068/mo

Kansas

$4,897/mo

South Dakota

$3,832/mo

Iowa

$4,237/mo

Missouri

$3,796/mo

Compare costs of assisted living in Nebraska vs. nearby cities

Average monthly costs

Nebraska

$4,068/mo

Omaha, NE

$4,255/mo

Kearney, NE

$3,941/mo

Columbus, NE

$3,485/mo

Compare costs of assisted living vs. other senior care types in Nebraska

Average monthly costs

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Paying for assisted living in Nebraska

When it comes to assisted living in Nebraska, planning ahead is key. It’s possible that your loved one can use private and public pay options to cover assisted living costs. In the section below, you’ll find a list of ways seniors pay for expenses related to senior living. Discover even more about payment resources for Nebraska’s older adults by visiting our complete guide to paying for long-term care.

It’s common for people to begin by using private pay options to cover the costs of assisted living in Nebraska.

Selling a house

One option to pay for assisted living in Nebraska is selling a home to access equity.

Reverse mortgage

If your loved one wants to keep their home, they may be able to access equity through a reverse mortgage to pay for assisted living in Nebraska.

Health savings accounts (HSAs)

Does your loved one have a health savings account (HSA)? It can potentially cover the cost of certain medically necessary services in an assisted living community in Nebraska.

Life insurance

If your loved one has a life insurance policy, there are ways for them to leverage it to pay for their assisted living expenses in Nebraska.

Long-term care insurance

For Nebraska’s seniors, a long-term care insurance policy may help pay for assisted living costs.

Social Security benefits for assisted living

Older adults in Nebraska can possibly use Social Security benefits to help cover their monthly assisted living expenses.

Assisted living requirements and regulations in Nebraska

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides licensure and oversight for assisted living in the state. In general, assisted living communities in Nebraska have to meet state requirements outlined in Nebraska’s Assisted Living Rules and Regulations to be licensed.[02] Typically, DHHS conducts inspections of assisted living facilities. You may be able to learn more about a specific community’s inspection report by utilizing Nebraska’s License Information System Search.

The above regulations outline the rights of residents of assisted living communities in Nebraska. These rights include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The right of the resident to be treated with dignity
  • The right of the resident to receive care from competent staff
  • The right of the resident to receive the pricing structure in writing
  • The right of the resident to choose their own personal attending physician
  • The right of the resident to be free of chemical and physical restraints
  • The right of the resident to refuse to participate in activities in the facility

Nebraska’s regulations also dictate how assisted living communities interact with their staff members. Facilities must maintain an employment record for each staff person, which may contain information on their orientation, credentialing, and health history screening.

Each resident has unique needs and personal preferences when it comes to their care. If you’re looking for precise qualifications in your loved one’s caregivers, you should ask prospective communities what type of accreditations staff members hold and how they provide continuing education to their staff.

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Our free tool provides options, advice, and next steps based on your unique situation.

State licensing in Nebraska

We developed a system to rate each state on how easy – or difficult – it is to find important assisted living records and reports, and compiled tips to help you in your search.

States with the most transparent records allow you to look up important information about each assisted living facility online, including inspections, complaints, survey results, violations, capacity, and whether the facility accepts Medicaid.

Access to Nebraska assisted living records: High

Public access to assisted living records and reports for the state of Nebraska is high. Key findings that informed this rating include:

  • Nebraska has conveniently integrated information about licensed communities and information about violations and inspections results.
  • Nebraska has generally transparent assisted living records but was marked down significantly in our rankings because required inspections occur only every five years.

The state provides high access to assisted living records and licensing information.

How to look up Nebraska assisted living licenses and records

  • Visit Nebraska’s DHHS License Information Search and choose “facility or service” as the search category.
  • Select “assisted living facility” as the “facility or service type.”
  • From the results, click the name of a community to be taken to its details, including links to inspections and deficiency reports.

How we arrived at our Nebraska rating

We developed a standard methodology for state data collection and evaluation, and we based our rating primarily on the objective, state-specific accessibility criteria outlined in these questions:

  1. Are licensed assisted living communities listed online in any form? Yes
  2. If Yes to #1, is the information updated frequently? Yes
  3. If Yes to #1, is the list of licensed communities searchable? Yes
  4. Does the state post inspections, complaints, survey results, or violations online? Yes
  5. If Yes to #4, is the information updated frequently? (within 90 days)  No
  6. If Yes to #2 and #4, is the enforcement information included in the same place as licensed communities? Yes
  7. If Yes to #4 and No to #6, are violations and inspections searchable at all? Yes or N/A
  8. Is information about special licensing for care shown? Yes
  9. Is capacity shown? No
  10. Payment types shown (e.g., Medicaid, private pay)? No
  11. Is the administrator/contact name shown? Yes
  12. Can the state fine a facility? Yes
  13. What is the frequency of inspections? Every 60 months
  14. Does the website includes pricing of facilities? No

References

  1. A Place for Mom. (2022). A Place for Mom Proprietary Data.

  2. State of Nebraska. (2007). Nebraska Health and Human Services regulation and licensure: Title 175 health care facilities and services licensure: Chapter 4 assisted-living facilities.

Top cities in Nebraska for assisted living

8.0
Columbus, NE
5 facilities
8.0
Beatrice, NE
5 facilities
7.6
Omaha, NE
52 facilities
7.5
Blair, NE
92 facilities
7.4
Papillion, NE
43 facilities
6.9
Lincoln, NE
47 facilities

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