When searching for options in Lexington, keep in mind that an assisted living facility must meet certain requirements as inspected and certified by the Department of Aging and Independent Living. For example, they must provide assistance with activities of daily living including bathing, dressing, grooming, mobility assistance, toileting and eating. Some other assistance areas include housekeeping, shopping, laundry, chores, and transportation. The only health services provided are initial first aid as needed. For medication, staff may minimally assist residents but they are not allowed to "measure dosages, pour pills from a bottle, place pills in clients' hands, administer eye drops, give injections..." For a complete list of assisted living laws and requirements in Kentucky, click htm">here, and then go to the assisted living publication under additional resources.

The cost of living in the Lexington area is 5% below the national average. Senior care options also generally follow this trend. According to recent survey by Genworth Financial, the average cost for a one-bedroom in an assisted living facility in Lexington is $3,225. A private room in a nursing averages $206 a day; a semi-private averages $185 a day.

If you're looking for ways to spend your time in Lexington, consider enrolling in the Senior Intern Program. This free program allows seniors to learn more about their local government by talking with decision makers, participating in class activities and visiting government departments like the Division of Police. The Lexington Senior Center offers activities and classes Monday thru Friday. These include art, Tai Chi, Range of Motion, Aerobics and speaker presentations such as Growing Older, Growing Better and Eating Healthy on a Budget.

To find assisted living facilities in the Lexington area, type an address, zip or city into our advanced search feature. You can search also search for care options in surrounding cities under the "senior services" section.