Highest/Lowest Daily Rates
Kentucky is below the national average state for nursing home costs. With a daily cost for a semi-private room of $208, it is $12 less than the national median for all states, which is $220.
The highest nursing home rate (semi-private room) of $790 was reported in Owensboro. A full year of care at that rate would be $288,350.
The record-high rate could be from a single exceptional facility, and is not typical of all nursing homes. The median rate for the Owensboro area is much less, at $234/day.
The median rate is the middle point between the highest and lowest. It is similar to an average, but not exactly the same.
The lowest median rate in the state was $168 per day; in the rural counties.
The median rate for the entire state was $208 per day for a semi-private room, and $239 for a private room.