The Nebraska Aging Statistics & Resource Guide contains key information, links and statistics for senior citizens in Nebraska. With an aging population and the average cost of care averaging between $26.00 an hour for home care to $7,695 a month for skilled nursing care, Nebraska 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. 

Nebraska Key Statistics

Choosing Long Term Care in Nebraska

  • Nebraska Home Care Agencies Directory: The average hourly home care rate in Nebraska is $26.00, making Nebraska more expensive than the national average ($22.50) for home care. 
  • Nebraska Adult Day Care Directory: The average cost of adult day care in Nebraska is $1,820 per month making Nebraska more expensive than the national average ($1,625) for adult day care.
  • Nebraska Assisted Living Directory: The average cost of assisted living in Nebraska is $3,819 per month making Nebraska less expensive than the national average ($4,051) for assisted living.
  • Nebraska Skilled Nursing Directory: The average cost of skilled nursing in Nebraska is $7,695 per month making Nebraska less expensive than the national average ($8,517) for skilled nursing.

Nebraska Senior Services

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Address: 301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-5026

Phone: (402) 471-2307

Fax: (402) 742-8388

Email: DHHS.Aging@nebraska.gov

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Nebraska State Plan on Aging

Nebraska Elder Justice and Advocacy

To report abuse or neglect of a vulnerable adult call the hotline at (800) 652-1999

Nebraska Support for Caregivers

Call the Nebraska Lifespan Respite Network to speak with a Respite Coordinator:

1-866-RESPITE (1-866-737-7483)

Nebraska Senior Disaster Preparedness

Nebraska Health Care Fraud

Call 1-800-234-7119 to report Medicare Fraud

Nebraska Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Nebraska Medicaid Elderly & Disabled Waiver Programme

Nebraska Medicare and Insurance Counseling

Nebraska Elderly Nutrition & Wellness

Nebraska Prescription Assistance

Nebraska Senior and Healthcare Transportation

Nebraska Area Agencies for Aging

Aging Office of Western NE

Address: Bluffs Business Center, 1517 Broadway, Suite 122, Scottsbluff, NE 69361

Phone: 308-635-0851

Fax: 308-635-2321

Toll Free: 800-682-5140

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Northeast NE Area Agency on Aging

Address: 119 W Norfork Ave., Norfolk, NE 68701

Phone: 402-370-3454

Fax: 402-370-3279

Toll Free: 800-672-8368

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West Central NE Area Agency on Aging

Address: 115 North Vine, North Platte, NE 69101

Phone: 308-535-8195

Fax: 308-535-8197

Toll Free: 800-662-2961

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South Central NE Area Agency of Aging

Address: 4623 2nd Ave, Suite 4, Kearney, NE 68847

Phone: 308-234-1851

Fax: 308-234-1853

Toll Free: 800-658-4320

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Midland Area Agency on Aging

Address: 2727 W. 2nd Street, Suite 440, Hastings, NE 68901

Phone: 402-463-4565

Fax: 402-463-1069

Toll Free: 800-955-9714

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Aging Partners

Address: 1005 O Street, Lincoln, NE 68508

Phone: 402-441-7070

Fax: 402-441-7160

Toll Free: 800-247-0938

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Blue Rivers Area Agency on Aging

Address: 103 Eastside Blvd., Beatrice, NE 68310

Phone: 402-223-1376

Fax: 402-223-2143

Toll Free: 888-989-9417

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Eastern NE Office on Aging

Address: 4223 Center Street, Omaha, NE 68105

Phone: 402-444-6536

Fax: 402-444-6503

Toll Free: 888-554-2711

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Resources

National Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Nebraska Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Alzheimer’s Organizations & Resources

Nebraska Senior Health Studies