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The Best Assisted Living in Lexington

Matthew Jones Matthew Jones Writer and Editor is supported by commissions from providers listed on our site. Read our Editorial Guidelines

Lexington is located in the heart of Kentucky, best known as the Horse Capital of the World and the home of the University of Kentucky. With a population of more than 320,000, Lexington is the second-largest city in the state. More than 45,000 seniors ages 65 and older call Lexington home, many of whom require help with activities of daily living (ADLs) at one of the city’s many assisted living communities.1

We’ve compiled a list of Lexington’s best assisted living communities. Continue reading to see which community may be the right choice for you or your loved one.

Our Methodology: How We Chose the Best Assisted Living in Lexington

Lexington is one of the largest cities in Kentucky, which means it also has plenty of assisted living communities to choose from. Our team spent 50 hours researching the best assisted living in Lexington. We narrowed down our list using a few important factors:

  • Cost: The cost of assisted living in Lexington is slightly higher than the national average. There are assisted living communities throughout the city for a wide variety of budgets, however, so we tried to focus on the communities that offer the best value.
  • Available care: Some assisted living communities in Kentucky don’t offer any additional care options. We looked for communities with offers going beyond standard assisted living, such as memory care and skilled nursing care.
  • Reviews: We read hundreds of reviews to see what real people have to say about different communities in Lexington. We cannot provide information from every single review, but we try to summarize common themes — both good and bad — that we see among the reviews for each community.
  • Amenities: Amenities are a big part of what makes assisted living communities comfortable and fun for seniors. Not every community is rich with extra amenities, but we narrowed down our list using amenities as a primary criterion.
  • Location: Most senior living communities in Lexington are located far from the city center, but we picked the best communities that are also close to fun or practical points of interest, such as shopping malls, parks, and medical centers.
  • Staff size: We highlighted assisted living communities that offer a high staff-to-resident ratio, often with a maximum of eight residents per caregiver.

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