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Assisted Living in Lexington, Kentucky

Known as the Horse Capital of the World, Lexington, Kentucky, is home to the state’s premier racetracks and thoroughbred stables. The area has enjoyed consistent growth since the late 1700s thanks to its pleasant Southern climate and prime farmlands, which lie in the heart of the state’s scenic Bluegrass region. Today, Lexington’s population exceeds 323,150, and this member of AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities is home to more than 40,700 adults aged 65 or older.

Seniors in this vibrant community enjoy family-friendly amenities, historic attractions, abundant recreational activities and a reasonable cost of living that’s 10% lower than the national average. The city is also known for its popular festivals, including a holiday light spectacular held at the Kentucky Horse Park and the long-running Festival of the Bluegrass, which has entertained residents and visitors for more than 40 years. Seniors also have access to an excellent selection of long-term care communities, including more than 20 assisted living facilities that charge $4,297 per month on average.

12 Assisted Living communities in Lexington, KY | 7 nearby communities

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1. Liberty Ridge

701 Liberty Ridge Lane, Lexington, KY, 40509

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Magnolia Springs Lexington

2701 Magnolia Springs Dr, Lexington, KY, 40511

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. Highgrove at Tates Creek

4251 Saron Drive, Lexington, KY, 40515

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4. Richmond Place

3051 Rio Dosa Dr., Lexington, KY, 40509

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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5. Legacy Reserve at Fritz

2700 Man O’ War Blvd., Lexington, KY, 40515

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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6. Meadowthorpe Assisted Living & Memory Care

191 Leestown Center Way, Lexington, KY, 40511

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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7. Sayre Christian Village – Friendship Towers Assisted Living

580 Greenfield Drive, Lexington, KY, 40517

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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8. Cedarhurst of Beaumont

1165 Monarch Street, Lexington, KY, 40513

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 828-9665

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Preston Greens Senior Living, Lexington, KY

9. Preston Greens Senior Living

1825 Little Herb Way, Lexington, KY, 40509

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (877) 843-7557

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10. Mayfair Village

3310 Tates Creek Road, Lexington, KY, 40502

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (877) 853-5446

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11. Northpoint/lexington Healthcare Center

1500 TRENT BOULEVARD, Lexington, KY, 40515

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (877) 867-8105

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12. Sayre Christian Village

3775 Belleau Wood Dr, Lexington, KY, 40517

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 874-4734

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7 matching communities nearby Lexington

1. The Homeplace at Midway

101 Sexton Way, Midway, KY, 40347

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Windsor Gardens

100 Windsor Path, Georgetown, KY, 40324

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. Ashtongrove NOW OPEN!

115 Ashton Grove Way, Georgetown, KY, 40324

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4. Thomson-Hood Veterans Center

100 Veterans Drive, Wilmore, KY, 40390

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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5. Dover Manor

112 DOVER DRIVE, Georgetown, KY, 40324

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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Daisy Hill, Versailles, KY

6. Daisy Hill

1001 Crossfield Drive, Versailles, KY, 40383

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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Dover Manor, Georgetown, KY

7. Dover Manor

112 DOVER DRIVE, Georgetown, KY, 40324

Home Care, Personal Care

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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What is Assisted Living?

Hundreds of thousands of American seniors utilize assisted living, a figure that is only growing. For these seniors, assisted living combines residential housing,assistance in daily activities, and some healthcare. These communities also strive to provide an atmosphere that is comfortable and engaging for their residents… Read More >

Paying for Assisted Living in Lexington, Kentucky

The Cost of Assisted Living in Lexington

Assisted living facilities in Lexington are moderately more expensive than the rest of the state. Local residents typically pay $4,297 per month of care, which is $245 more than the national average and $800 more than other parts of the state. Despite this cost premium, local rates are only 3% to 15% higher than neighboring states, including Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee and West Virginia. Additionally, monthly rates are $40 cheaper than neighboring Ohio, where seniors pay $4,339 per month on average.

$4297

Lexington

$3497

Kentucky

$4051

The United States

$4339

Ohio

$4170

Illinois

$4100

Indiana

$3900

Tennessee

$3750

West Virginia

According to Genworth Financial’s 2019 Cost of Care Survey, Lexington is the state’s most expensive metropolitan area based on the cost of assisted living. Local rates are almost twice as high as Owensboro, where seniors pay $2,166 on average. Cost differences are less pronounced in Bowling Green and Elizabethtown, where monthly rates are $697 to $897 lower. With an average monthly cost of $4,073, assisted living facilities in Louisville, the state’s largest city, are also 5% cheaper.

$4297

Lexington

$3497

Kentucky

$4073

Louisville

$3600

Bowling Green

$3400

Elizabethtown

$2166

Owensboro

Lexington Assisted Living Financial Assistance

Senior citizens and disabled adults in Lexington may qualify for financial assistance through the state’s Home and Community Based waiver. This program is open to elderly or disabled residents who require nursing home care and are financially eligible for Medicaid. It can cover the cost of personal assistance, housekeeping and transportation provided in an assisted living facility or another residential setting. For more details about this program, including eligibility requirements, see our guide to Assisted Living in Kentucky.

Lexington Assisted Living Resources

Bluegrass Area Agency on Aging & Independent Living(859) 269-8021This federally designated area agency on aging offers a wide range of community-based services to help older adults and disabled individuals live safely in the community. Its core services include health insurance counseling, caregiver support, Medicaid waivers and in-home care based on a sliding scale. The agency is also home to a regional ombudsman who represents the interests of individuals residing in long-term care facilities.
Lexington Senior Center(859) 278-6072Operated by Fayette County, the Lexington Senior Center organizes a comprehensive selection of programs for residents aged 60 and older. Members can participate in fitness classes, recreational activities, group trips and educational classes. The center also connects residents with aging and disability services and provides information regarding government-sponsored benefits.
Lexington Aging and Disability Services(859) 278-6072The city’s division of Aging and Disability Services operates four senior centers and offers a variety of programs to help area seniors live safely and independently, including water aerobics, games and AARP safe-driving courses. It sponsors Eldercrafters at the Black and Williams Center and hosts age-related conferences on topics, such as vision impairment, grandparents as parents and senior internships in government offices.
Lexington Vet Center(859) 253-0717Located on Leestown Road, the Lexington Vet Center offers support groups, counseling and informational services to connect veterans and their families with government benefits and related services. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and after-hours service is available upon request.
i Know Expo(859) 227-9692i Know provides a wealth of informational services to connect area seniors and caregivers with resources in Lexington and the state’s Bluegrass region. Since 2007, its annual expo has helped more than 7,000 residents find local services, plan for the future and take steps to live independently for as long as possible.
University of Kentucky Elder Care Resources(859) 218-0457The University of Kentucky maintains a directory of local and regional resources for seniors and caregivers, such as Alzheimer’s related clinical trials overseen by the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging. Elder care coordinators also offer one-on-one assistance to help university families locate and compare long-term care providers locally and in other parts of the nation.

Lexington Assisted Living Laws and Regulations

Assisted living facilities in Lexington are certified by the Kentucky Department for Aging and Independent Living. This agency establishes requirements for staffing, administrative procedures, activities, resident accommodations and approved services. All licensed facilities must be recertified annually. To learn more about these requirements, see our page on Assisted Living in Kentucky.