Home Care in Nebraska

Nebraska, known primarily for its expansive cornfields, is appropriately referred to as “The Cornhusker State.” The term is a common nickname for Nebraska locals, and is also the name of the University of Nebraska football team. While the state may be most famous for its role in the agriculture industry, there’s more to Nebraska than just farms. Cities like Omaha and the college town of Lincoln are vibrant cultural hubs with enough activity to rival cities twice their size. Nebraska’s calm, quiet atmosphere, relatively low cost of living, and convenient proximity to major cities like Minneapolis, Denver, and Kansas City make the state an ideal location to retire.

The median monthly cost of a home-health aide in Nebraska is about $5,000, according to Genworth. A Place for Mom’s Senior Living Advisors can provide you with a list of home care services in Nebraska to help you find one that fits your needs and budget.

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Nebraska 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 Nebraska.

In Nebraska, 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 Nebraska is considered to be more affordable than the national average. Nebraska has a very low housing index and relatively low real estate costs. All index scores are based on a scale with the national average set at 100.

Price Indexes

  • Cost of Living: 93
  • Groceries: 96
  • Housing: 81
  • Utilities: 91
  • Transportation: 94

Demographics

About 16% of Nebraska’s population are seniors. In the 2016 presidential election, Nebraska leaned conservative. Nebraska is one of the biggest producers of corn, soybeans, and beef, and many people in the state are employed in the agriculture industry.

2016 Presidential Election

  • 34% voted Democratic
  • 59% voted Republican
  • 8% voted third party

Population

  • Median age: 37
  • Over the age of 55: 28%
  • 2018 population: 1,929,268
  • 2020 population: 1,952,868
  • Estimated 2025 population: 2,013,140

Miscellaneous

  • 39% regularly attend a religious service
  • 34% consider themselves atheist, agnostic, or a non-believer
  • The state has a total of 2,860 congregations
  • There are 147 Masonic lodges in the state

Climate and Weather

Nebraska has a humid continental type of climate in the east and semi-arid in the west. Eastern Nebraska experiences four distinct seasons, with widely varying temperatures and consistent precipitation year round. The western part of the state is known as the Sandhills, and consists of a semi-arid desert-like climate that gets very hot in the summer and extremely cold in the winter.

Humidity and Precipitation

  • Average humidity level: 66%
  • Average monthly precipitation: 2”
  • Average maximum monthly precipitation: 5” (May)

Air Quality

  • Average air quality index rating: 31 (Good)
  • Average maximum air quality rating: 41 in August (Good)

Seasonal Temperatures

  • Average temperature: 49°F
  • Average summer temperature:°72 F
  • Typical summer high: 92°F (July)
  • Typical summer low: 49°F (June)
  • Average winter temperature: 26°F
  • Typical winter high: 47°F (February)
  • Typical winter low: 6°F (January)

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