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Page Reviewed / Updated – May 11, 2023
Grand Island is a rural city, about 90 minutes west of Lincoln. It’s a place for seniors who like to get away from the madding crowds while still benefiting from big-city conveniences, albeit on a smaller scale. The city is home to art galleries, live theater, numerous eating places and several golf clubs.
Adults aged 65 and older make up 14.4% of Grand Island’s 53,000 residents, which is a little below the U.S. average. However, the city has much to offer seniors, including lower rates of violent crime and an average cost of living that’s below the norm for Nebraska (and much lower than the U.S. average). Despite its rurality, the city offers a choice of good quality medical care providers, such as Grand Island Regional Medical Center and CHI Health St. Francis, which is rated high-performing by U.S. News and World Report.
The region has a median monthly fee of $2,906 for assisted living, according to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. This is much lower than Nebraska’s average of $4,076, and even more affordable when compared to the U.S. average of $4,500.
If Grand Island has piqued your interest, take a look at our top eight recommended assisted living communities. You might find your ideal one among them.
Bickford of Grand Island
Bickford of Grand Island is located on the edge of the city and less than five minutes from Grand Island Medical Center. It may appeal to seniors who like peaceful areas but want to be close to medical care facilities. Its certified caregivers provide 24/7 assistance with activities of daily living and help residents manage their medications. The on-site salon and spa pamper residents, while life enrichment programs are focused on satisfying, social, educational and spiritual needs, with particular attention paid to events which can involve residents' family members. Apartment styles are studio and one-bedroom, all with kitchenettes and private bathrooms. Freshly-prepared meals are served in the dining room or the resident's room.
The Heritage at Sagewood
We've included The Heritage at Sagewood because of its location beside a residential area close to shops and churches and only minutes from CHI Health St. Francis, enhancing its convenience for residents. We also think seniors will like its selection of floor plans, which feature studios and one-bedroom apartments with dens, as well as two-bedroom apartments with separate bathrooms for each resident. For relaxation, residents can take a book from the well-stocked library, watch a film in the movie theater or stroll among the landscaped grounds. The Life Enrichment Director takes recommendations from residents to curate the activities calendar on a personal level with ample social, spiritual and educational offerings.
Primrose Senior Assisted Living
Primrose Senior Assisted Living sits within landscaped grounds bordered by fields and a residential area only minutes from a major shopping center. Residents live in spacious studio or one-bedroom apartments with walk-in closets, kitchenettes and bathrooms with handicapped-accessible showers. All utilities are included, except telephone and internet, and there are housekeeping and laundry services too. Three home-cooked meals are provided daily, and seniors can have a sweet treat in the ice cream parlor. The library, beauty salon/barbershop and chapel ensure residents needn't leave the community for books, beauty treatments or religious services. Staff assists with activities of daily living around-the-clock, and a wellness center allows residents to develop their strength and balance.
Tabitha at Prairie Commons
Tabitha at Prairie Commons joins our list because it offers residents a peaceful location for retirement years while also being across the street from Grand Island Regional Medical Center should quick access to help be needed. A wealth of amenities, such as the library, creative studio, movie theater, fitness studio and beauty salon/barbershop are highlights in the community, while the bistro, club lounges and outdoor dining make meals a special occurrence. There's also a chapel, so residents don't have to travel for spiritual fulfillment. The five styles of one-bedroom suites all include maintenance-free living with private bathrooms and safety features, and some even have private balconies.
Good Samaritan Society - Grand Island Village
The community within Grand Island Village backs up to the scenic green of Indianhead Golf Club and is only a few minutes from Grand Island Regional Medical Center. Its homelike one and two-bedroom apartments contain kitchenettes with microwaves and refrigerators, walk-in showers with seating and plenty of closet space. Activities and programs focus on physical, social and spiritual health. There's a chapel to serve spiritual needs, a wellness center where residents can improve their strength and balance and a salon where they can get hair and beauty treatments. Staff members provide compassionate assistance with activities of daily living, such as bathing and dressing, and guest housing is available for residents' loved ones visiting from further afield.
The Kensington joins our list because of its location in the center of a small city, only a short stroll to everyday conveniences. The community's interior exposes the building's storied past as a hotel, with marble pillars and tiled floors throughout. An elegant dining room and adjoining game room feature life-size murals painted by a traveling Italian artist in 1916, earning it a prestigious spot on the National Register of Historic Places. Residents have a choice of standard or deluxe studios and one-bedroom apartments, both including individual climate controls and walk-in showers. The Seasons Curriculum and LifeCycles programs provide thematic activities and whole-health wellness.
The Heritage at College View
Situated on the edge of Hastings, nestled among landscaped grounds sheltered by trees, The Heritage at College View provides a peaceful environment for its residents. Studio, one and two-bedroom apartments are all fitted with 24-hour emergency response systems and safety features in their private bathrooms. Snacks and beverages are available throughout the day and chef-prepared meals are served restaurant-style three times daily in the dining room. Staff is always on hand to help with daily living tasks, such as getting in and out of bed and administering medications. Well-lit patios and walking paths invite a stroll with friends or a furry companion in a pet-friendly atmosphere.
Cottonwood Estates is on the outskirts of Central City, surrounded by manicured lawns and level walking paths, which make it a favorable location for seniors who prefer quiet areas and gentle activities. Residents don't have far to walk to shopping malls and restaurants, should they wish to explore further. These don't need to include a beauty salon/barbershop, library or chapel, as all three are on-site. Staff are trained to help with the five activities of daily living; eating, bathing, dressing, mobility and continence. A regular point assessment determines the level of care for each resident. Additional services include companionship on medical appointment trips and out-of-town transportation for any purpose.