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CITY Omaha
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Page Reviewed / Updated – July 7, 2022

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Like many other Nebraska cities, Omaha boasts a low cost of living that can make it an attractive retirement option for older adults. Residents spend less than average on groceries, utilities and transportation, and home prices are far lower than the national median. Assisted living prices are a bit higher than the norm, however, with an average monthly rate of $4,652.

In Nebraska, seniors pay taxes on Social Security benefits and all other types of retirement earnings, although military retirement income is tax-free. Property tax rates are among the highest in the nation, as well. Fortunately, the state offers a homestead exemption that can lower the amount property owners pay. Eligible residents may also qualify for economic relief programs through ACCESSNebraska, including waivers that can pay for assisted living and other types of care.

This guide includes information about assisted living prices in Omaha and other cities, costs for other kinds of care and free resources that help support the city’s seniors.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Omaha, NE

With assisted living rates averaging $4,652 per month, Omaha is somewhat more expensive than the national average of $4,500 and nearly $600 more than the state average of $4,076.

The capital city of Lincoln is even pricier, averaging $4,715. Approximately 150 miles to the west in Grand Island, prices fall drastically to just $2,906. Sioux City, Iowa, which shares the border with Nebraska, costs $4,148. St. Joseph, Missouri is situated about 130 miles southeast from Omaha, and seniors there pay $3,875.

  • Omaha: $4,652
  • Nebraska: $4,076
  • National: $4,500
  • Lincoln: $4,715
  • Grand Island: $2,906
  • Sioux City, IA: $4,148
  • St. Joseph, MO: $3,875

The Cost of Other Types of Care in Omaha, NE

For $5,529, or about $900 more than assisted living, seniors can get regular home care or home health care. Both of these provide assistance with a senior’s activities of daily living, but home health care includes skilled nursing services as well. Daytime-only supervision is available through adult day health care at an average of $1,842. A semiprivate nursing home room costs $7,452, and a fully private room is a bit more expensive, averaging $7,779.

  • In-Home Care: $5,529
  • Home Health Care: $5,529
  • Adult Day Health Care: $1,842
  • Assisted Living Facility: $4,652
  • Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room): $7,452
  • Nursing Home Facility (private room): $7,779

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Omaha, NE

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Other Ways To Pay for Assisted Living in Omaha, NE

Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For additional information and planning, read our comprehensive guide to paying for senior care in Nebraska.

Free Resources for Seniors in Omaha, NE

In Omaha, there are a number of government agencies and organizations offering free programs, resources and services to the city’s older adults. These include legal aid, veterans benefits assistance, social activities and counseling on choosing an assisted living facility.

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Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging (402) 444-6536 The Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging provides social services and assistance programs for residents of Douglas County. Seniors can get case management, transportation to medical appointments, personal care services and help applying for the Aged and Disabled Medicaid Waiver. It also offers volunteer opportunities through SeniorHelp. Retirees can volunteer to deliver meals, perform home maintenance, provide companionship to homebound people and more.
Douglas County Veterans Service Office (402) 444-7180 This office provides information about state, county and federal benefits veterans might qualify for. Benefits may include VA medical care, disability compensation, pensions, mental health support and vocational rehabilitation. Eligible residents can apply for emergency financial assistance to pay for bills, health care, food and other necessities.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman

(800) 942-7830

Douglas County’s ombudsman educates seniors and their families about long-term care, issues related to aging and resident rights in assisted living facilities. The ombudsman’s website features a guide to help prepare for visiting facilities so seniors can choose the community that best meets their needs.
Legal Aid of Nebraska

(800) 527-7249

Legal Aid of Nebraska offers free legal help to people 60 and up through its ElderAccessLine. Seniors can get assistance with simple wills, advance care directives, collections, power of attorney and other civil concerns. Residents younger than 60 must meet financial eligibility requirements to qualify for assistance.
Senior Centers

(402) 444-5900

Omaha has four senior centers where residents can enjoy fitness classes, games, social activities and special events throughout the year. Most activities are low-cost or free.

Rules and Regulations for Assisted Living Facilities in Omaha, NE

Assisted Living Communities in Omaha are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined by the state. For an overview of those rules and regulations, see the information below. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.

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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Omaha, NE

Brighton Gardens of Omaha

Brighton Gardens of Omaha is conveniently situated within 2.5 miles of Bergan Mercy Hospital and just blocks from Westroads Mall. The buildings are large, open and accessible with mobility aids, and residents can enjoy many secure outdoor areas with raised gardens and places to walk or relax under an umbrella. We ranked Brighton Gardens of Omaha highly for its prime location and the array of social, fitness, creative, spiritual and learning activities offered daily.

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Parsons House on Eagle Run

Parsons House on Eagle Run is a family-owned assisted living community located in West Omaha, near shops and cinemas and directly next to large golf courses. This community can arrange on-site massage and physical therapy, lab services, physicians and podiatrists as needed, or coordinate external care. Parsons House ranked as one of the best in the area due in part to the selection of floor plans, including a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment with 1,070 square feet of space.

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Features
  • Secure and attractive courtyards for residents
  • All units have individual thermostats, private baths and kitchenettes

Westgate Assisted Living

Located just blocks from I-80 and Bergan Mercy Hospital, this Central Omaha facility provides assisted living and respite care. Westgate Assisted Living is a midsize community, with 69 units surrounding a secure outdoor area that hosts daily activities, clubs and casual chats. Professional caregivers and staff are on duty 24/7 to provide assistance, as well as scheduled transportation for shopping and other social outings. Religious services are held regularly in the on-site chapel.

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Features
  • Volunteer opportunities for residents
  • Deluxe one-bedroom apartments available

Aksarben Village

Aksarben Village is a large senior living community with accommodation for independent and assisted living residents, as well as a purpose-built memory care wing. Seniors can dine on the patio, visit the ice cream parlor and theater room, and staff members arrange trips to local entertainment and events. We placed Aksarben Village on our top 10 list because of its extra roomy apartments, including one-bedroom units with 943 square feet, and two-bedroom units with 1,342 square feet of space.

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Features
  • Registered nurse oversight and wellness monitoring
  • Accessible layout that's easier for seniors to navigate

The Waterford at Roxbury Park

The Waterford at Roxbury Park sits between an area of tree-lined suburban streets to the south and a shopping district to the north. Long-term care services are directed exclusively to the needs of assisted living residents, and short-term respite care is also available. The long and relatively narrow courtyard at the center of this community is landscaped, secure and well-planned, with a paved walking path and shaded seating areas. Residents can socialize in the lounge and activity center, visit the on-site chapel for religious services or take a trip for group lunches and shopping.

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Features
  • Licensed nurses available 24/7
  • Can accommodate residents with early/mild dementia

Hickory Villa Assisted Living

Hickory Villa is a faith-based assisted living facility that's managed by the not-for-profit Bethesda Senior Living Communities. It's located in South Central Omaha, opposite the College of Saint Mary and under half a mile from Bergan Mercy Hospital. Regularly scheduled activities include creative arts, brain games, light exercise classes and religious services. Hickory Villa has an extensive list of wellness initiatives, such as routine health monitoring by licensed nurses, pharmacy services and on-site podiatry and rehab therapy, which all helped secure its place in our top 10.

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Features
  • On-site chaplain
  • Flexible dining arrangements and catering for family events

Bickford of Omaha - Hickory

Bickford of Omaha – Hickory is a midsize community that provides 24/7 care and supervision in its assisted living program. The facility is situated next to Hickory Villa, which is also included in our top 10, so it's close to hospitals, shops and other South Central Omaha amenities. Residents can join the frequent group outings for shopping, entertainment and lunch at nearby restaurants. Various members of the local community also visit the facility to entertain and enrich the lives of residents, including musicians and pet therapy counselors.

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Southview Heights

Southview Heights is a senior apartment tower offering independent and assisted living options. It's located in a relatively quiet and sparsely-populated residential area of South Omaha. We placed Southview Heights among the best assisted living facilities in the city for its full-time registered nurse and licensed practical nurses who can administer medication and provide various other medical services. Transportation is available for health care appointments, and there are scheduled community trips to local grocery stores.

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Features
  • Activities center and lounge with large-screen TV
  • 24-hour emergency call system

Heritage Pointe

Heritage Pointe provides assisted living and Alzheimer's care in modern, well-designed and attractive surroundings. The layout of the buildings form a ring around a very large central courtyard that's landscaped and safe for residents. Heritage Pointe is on our top 10 list due to its extensive assisted living options, including five levels of care that are identified by a registered nurse. These extra services can allow residents to comfortably age in place in a familiar environment.

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The Heritage at Legacy

The Heritage at Legacy offers the three main levels of senior care — independent, assisted living and memory care — in one expansive retirement community in West Omaha. It's roughly half a mile from CHI Health Lakeside, which is a full-service hospital, and close to shops. The facility itself can provide more health services on-site than most competitors, with on-staff nurses, skilled nursing services, medication management and professional physical and occupational therapy.

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Features
  • All assisted living units have a kitchenette and personal thermostat
  • Whirlpool bath and salon services