Guide to Kentucky Nursing Homes

Learn why thousands of seniors are retiring in Kentucky nursing homes each year.

There are almost 300 nursing homes in Kentucky, which may seem like a lot at first glance. While this number may stop you in your tracks and make you question where to start when it comes to finding the right Kentucky nursing home for your loved one, there are numerous ways to narrow down your options until you find the perfect fit that you and your loved one can feel comfortable with. To begin, consider the area in which you would prefer your loved on to reside. If you want to browse a list of nursing homes in that area, simply fill out the search form at the top of this page. You will quickly be directed to our partner site where you can review a list of licensed nursing homes in Kentucky and the area of your interest specifically.

Of course, location is very important, but there are also many other factors that make one nursing home stand apart from another. The average Kentucky nursing home has about 89 beds with an occupancy rate of 90%. This means that, at any given time, 90% of the beds are filled with either a short-term or permanent resident. The size of a nursing home could be a very important factor to consider for your loved one. He may want a small home, where he can get to know every resident. Or, he may want a larger nursing home that has a variety of people to meet and spend time with. Beyond size, there are a variety of questions you should ask yourself when browsing Kentucky nursing homes, and the answers to these questions will help you narrow your search considerably. For a list of questions and factors to consider, see our nursing home information article.

Average Daily Costs of Kentucky Nursing Homes

One of the most important factors to consider is the cost of a Kentucky nursing home. While the costs of each home can't be predicted, there is an average cost in the state of Kentucky for any given nursing home, which is an important number to know. On average, nursing homes in Kentucky cost $170 to $190 per day. This is slightly below the national average, and in-line with the cost of living in the state. Of course, geographic location and type of resident room do effect overall costs. Here is a breakdown of Kentucky nursing home costs by location and room type:

Cost of Louisville, KY Nursing Homes:

  • Semi-Private Rooms: $150-$202/day ($181/day average)
  • Private Rooms: $185-$244/day ($213/day average)

Cost of Lexington, KY Nursing Homes:

  • Semi-Private Rooms: $155-$200/day ($177/day average)
  • Private Rooms: $170-$234/day ($197/day average)

The Rest of The Sate (Costs of Kentucky Nursing Homes):

  • Semi-Private Rooms: $140-$184/day ($161/day average)
  • Private Rooms: $145-$195/day ($174/day average)

Finding a Nursing Home in Kentucky

When you use the search form at the top of this page, you will be directed to our partner site to browse a list of licensed nursing homes in Kentucky. As you review this list, you are welcome to request free information from any of the nursing homes that interest you. If you would prefer to speak with someone directly, please call our toll-free number listed at the top of this page. One of our dedicated nursing home referral agents will be on the other line and happy to help answer any of your questions, free of charge.