The Kentucky Aging Statistics & Resource Guide contains key information, links and statistics for senior citizens in Kentucky. With an aging population and the average cost of care averaging between $20.00 an hour for home care to $7,604 a month for skilled nursing care, Kentucky is typically less expensive than the national average.  This guide also contains helpful contact information for county offices, Alzheimer’s Disease organizations and government agencies that offer assistance to caregivers and senior citizens. 

Kentucky Key Statistics

  • 23% of the Kentucky population is aged 60 or over with 11% of seniors aged 65+ living alone. 
  • With Social Security benefits exempt from state income taxes but residents subject to an inheritance tax, Kentucky offers a mixed tax picture for retirees. The flat income tax rate is set at 5%, with an average property tax set at $925 per $100,000 in home value. 
  • 37.5% of certified nursing home beds were rated four or five-stars over a three-month period compared to a US national average of 47.3%.
  • The median household income for a Kentucky senior (65+) is $36,617.
  • 75,000 people aged 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s in Kentucky.

Choosing Long Term Care in Kentucky

  • Kentucky Home Care Agencies Directory: The average hourly home care rate in Kentucky is $20.00, making Kentucky less expensive than the national average ($22.50) for home care. 
  • Kentucky Adult Day Care Directory: The average cost of adult day care in Kentucky is $1,560 per month making Kentucky less expensive than the national average ($1,625) for adult day care.
  • Kentucky Assisted Living Directory: The average cost of assisted living in Kentucky is $3,497 per month making Kentucky less expensive than the national average ($4,051) for assisted living.
  • Kentucky Skilled Nursing Directory: The average cost of skilled nursing in Kentucky is $7,604 per month making Kentucky less expensive than the national average ($8,517) for skilled nursing.

Kentucky Senior Services

Kentucky Department for Aging and Independent Living

Address: 275 E. Main St. 3E-E, Frankfort, KY 40621

Phone: (502) 564-6930

Fax:(502) 564-4595

Website

Kentucky State Plan on Aging

Kentucky Elder Justice and Advocacy

Phone: (502) 564-7043

Fax: (502) 564-3096

Toll Free: (877) 597-2331

To report Elder Abuse call the Adult Abuse Hotline at (877) 597-2331

Kentucky Support for Caregivers

Phone: (502) 564-6930 ext. 3505

Fax: (502) 564-4595

Kentucky Senior Disaster Preparedness:

Kentucky Health Care Fraud

Kentucky Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Address: 3138 Custer Drive, Suite 110, Lexington, KY 40517

Phone: (859) 277-9215

Fax:(859) 272-0060

Toll Free:(800) 372-2991

Kentucky Medicaid Elderly & Disabled Waiver Programme

Department for Medicaid Services (DMS)

Address: 275 E. Main St. 6W-A, Frankfort, KY 40621

Phone: 502-564-4321

Kentucky Medicare and Insurance Counseling

Kentucky Elderly Nutrition & Wellness

Kentucky Prescription Assistance

Kentucky County Offices for Aging

Barren River AAA – Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson and Warren

Address: 177 Graham Avenue, Bowling Green, KY 42101

Phone: (270) 781-2381

Fax: (270) 843-2393

Toll Free Line [KY Only]: 1-800-598-2381

Toll Free Line [Nationwide]: 1-800-395-7654

Website

Big Sandy AAA – Floyd, Johnson, Magoffin, Martin, and Pike

Address: 110 Resource Court, Prestonsburg, Kentucky 41653

Telephone: (606) 886-2374

Fax: (606) 886-3382

Toll Free: 1-800-737-2723

Website

Bluegrass AAA – Anderson, Boyle, Bourbon, Clark, Estill, Fayette, Franklin, Garrard, Harrison, Jessamine, Lincoln, Madison, Mercer, Nicholas, Powell, Scott, Woodford

Address: 699 Perimeter Drive, Lexington, KY 40517

Phone: (859) 266-1116

Phone: (866) 665-7921

Fax: (859) 269-7917

Website

Buffalo Trace Area Development District – Bracken, Fleming, Lewis, Mason, and Robertson

Address: 201 Government St., Suite 300, PO Box 460, Maysville, KY 41056

Phone: 606-564-7084

Fax: 606-564-0955

Toll Free Line: 1-877-564-7084

Website

Cumberland Valley AAA – Bell, Clay, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Rockcastle and Whitley

Address: P.O. Box 1740, 342 Old Whitley Road, London, Kentucky 40743-1740

Phone: (606)864-7391

Fax: (606)878-7361

Website

FIVCO AAAIL – Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Greenup, and Lawrence

Address: 32 FIVCO Court, Grayson, KY 41143

Phone: (606) 929-1366

Fax: (606) 929-1390

Toll Free: (800) 499-5191

Website

Gateway AAA – Bath, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan and Rowan

Address: 110 Lake Park Drive, Morehead, KY 40351

Phone: 855-882-5307

Fax: 606-780-0111

Website

Green River AAA – Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, Union and Webster

Address: 300 GRADD Way, Owensboro, Kentucky 42302

Phone: (270) 926-4433

Fax: (270) 684-0714

Toll Free: 1 (800) 928-9094

Website

KIPDA AAA – Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble

Address: 11520 Commonwealth Drive, Louisville, Kentucky 40299

Phone: (502) 266-5571

Fax: (502) 266-5047

Website

Kentucky River AAA – Breathitt, Knott, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Owsley, Perry and Wolfe

Address: 941 North Main Street, Hazard, KY 41701

Phone: (606) 436-3158

Fax: (606) 436-2144

Website

Lake Cumberland AAA – Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, McCreary, Pulaski, Russell, Taylor and Wayne

Address: PO Box 1570, 2384 Lakeway Drive, Russell Springs, Kentucky 42642

Phone (270) 866-4200

Toll Free (800) 264-7093

Fax (270) 866-2044

Website

Lincoln Trail AAA – Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, Larue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington

Address: 613 College Street Road, P.O. Box 604, Elizabethtown, KY 42702

Toll Free: (800) 264-0393

Phone: (270) 769-2393

ADRC: (270) 737-6082

Fax: (270) 769-2993

Website

Northern Kentucky AAA – Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Owen and Pendleton

Address: 22 Spiral Drive, Florence, KY 41042

Phone: 859-692-2480

Fax: 859-283-8178

Website

Pennyrile AAA – Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins, Livingston, Lyon, Muhlenberg, Todd, and Trigg

Address: 300 Hammond Drive, Hopkinsville, Kentucky 42240

Phone: (270) 886-9484

Fax: (270) 886-3211

Toll Free Line: 1-800-928-7233

Website

Purchase AAA – Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, McCracken, Marshall

Address: 1002 Medical Drive, PO Box 588, Mayfield, Kentucky 42066

Phone: (270) 247-9426

Fax: (270) 251-6110

Toll Free: 1 (800) 866-4213

Website

Resources

National Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Kentucky Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Alzheimer’s Organizations & Resources

Kentucky Senior Health Studies

Let's Have a Conversation!