Home 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.

The median monthly cost of a home-health aide in Kentucky is about $3,800, according to Genworth. A Place for Mom’s Senior Living Advisors can provide you with a list of home care services in Kentucky to help you find one that fits your needs and budget.

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Kentucky Home Care Regulations

Each state regulates senior living care differently. Because home care providers offer similar services to assisted living, states may regulate home care within their assisted living guidelines. You can use APFM’s guide to assisted living regulations to learn more about access to provider records in Kentucky.

In Kentucky, home care — or in-home care — is a service which offers compassion and help to seniors who need assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) and wish to remain in their homes. Levels of care vary according to need, and can include companionship, meal prep, cleaning, transportation, and help with ADLs like bathing and dressing. Home care aides are trained to understand the nuances of senior care but generally aren’t licensed to provide medical services.

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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