Musing on the Cost of a Nursing Home Room in Kentucky

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You wouldn’t expect a room in a Louisville nursing home to cost the same as, say, a one-bedroom apartment. I thought it would be interesting to make some cost comparisons to put the price into perspective.

Kentucky Nursing Home Costs

To begin with, let’s take a look at what a room in a Kentucky nursing home cost in 2012:

  • The average cost of a semi-private room was $5,750.
  • The average cost of a private room was $6,296.


My 17-year-old son is itching to get out on his own. Let’s see how much of an abode he could get in Louisville for $5,750, the cost of one month in a semi-private home in a Louisville nursing home:

  • 7½ months in a one bedroom apartment.
  • Nearly 16 months—a year and a third—of his share of a two-bedroom apartment.
  • More than two years of his share of a two-bedroom house.


Alternatives to Nursing Home Care

Now, if you are able to consider other forms of elder care, here is what you’re looking at per month:

  • Homemaker or home health aide services cost $3,241.
  • Adult day health care costs $1,274.
  • A private, one-bedroom apartment in an assisted living facility costs $2,741.

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