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For families whose loved ones need memory care in the Kansas City area, we can help you find the right fit. With numerous highly rated memory care facilities in Kansas City, A Place for Mom can guide you to a facility that will meet your family member’s care needs and budget.
Our memory care options in Kansas City are safe and secure, with caring and trained staff members. The seven facilities in our partner network offer activities and therapies designed to reduce confusion and agitation for residents. Whether your loved one would rather live close to the heart of downtown Kansas City or in a more serene setting in suburban Kansas City, A Place for Mom can streamline your search for memory care according to your preferences.
We offer seven listings all within a 10-mile radius of downtown Kansas City — some of which are located in Kansas and others in Missouri, as the Kansas City metro area straddles the state borders.
The following guide includes information about memory care facilities in the Kansas City area, their costs, Medicare and Medicaid information, facility regulations, and other senior-specific resources.
Keep in mind that memory care facilities are for seniors who struggle with memory-related issues such as dementia or Alzheimer’s. If your loved one does not fall in that category but still needs care, there are many assisted living facilities in the Kansas City area available as well.
Types of care available in Kansas City, MO
My friend moved here recently for memory care and is doing GREAT! We absolutely love them. The staff are all super hands on with the residents. They always have enough people around and the staff to resident ratio is great. It is also a good value. I would highly recommend The Village at Carroll Park.
It is always a heartbreaking situation to have to place one's ailing parent in a memory care unit. Mom lived out her days with the staff singing to her and smiling with her. They encouraged her to be active and move her extremities. She was well fed and well taken care of. No nursing home is perfect and things sometimes get missed. But I am so glad I chose The Villages for my mother. She was happy and smiled a lot. She got a lot of attention from the great staff, the activities director and the social worker. Dementia is never ever fun and watching your parent decline is one of the worst things in life. My mothers dementia is the heartbreak of my life. The only saving grace was having her in a facility that was beautiful, that treated her well----where she could live out her days among those who could care for her better than I. She was close, I could always visit and she was well taken care of. What more can I ask for?
While looking for a facility for my Mother, I wanted something close to my home. My mom is very well taken care of by the staff and they are always very helpful. For activities, they have things like Zumba, carolers come in, church services, and they even have people who bring their dogs in. There is always something to do all day long. The food here is absolutely phenomenal and my mom always raves about it. They serve 1 main entrée with an optional side menu if you don’t like what they’re having. I would recommend this community to other families.
6500 North Cosby Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64151
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What I like the most about the Senior Star at Wexford Place is that most of my needs are anticipated and met by the working staff members. Based on the experience I have had so far, I would recommend this...
Welcome to Senior Star at Wexford Place! Wexford Place is an independent living, assisted living, and state-of-the-art memory support community located in the heart of "The Northland" in Kansas City, Miissouri. It's a community filled with friendship and lots of ways to enjoy a life full of...
6311 N Cosby Ave, Kansas City, MO 64151
I think things are going well but there is a little improvement I would like to see in all categories. Thank you. I am happy with our choice. I'd say things were going well. I am optimistic that my loved...
14001 Madison Ave., Kansas City, MO 64145
We picked based on cost and having all levels of care available. Right now my dad is in independent living, but if he needs more care we can keep him at the Madison. I would recommend to others.
Find the place where you truly belong with people who welcome you like family.The Madison is an exciting community filled with people who know how to live it up. To-do lists consist of seeing shows and socializing – not fixing the plumbing or mopping the floors. You get to spend your days trying...
5901 NW 88th Street, Kansas City, MO 64154
The staff at Benton House of Tiffany Springs treats my mom as family. It made the transition so easy for her. The facility and my mom's room is always clean. The food options are great and it is nice that...
We. Are. Family. Award Winning Senior Living! National Winner-Top 50 in Aging Services by Fortune magazine. A Great Place to Work certified 3 consecutive years. Multiple Pinnacle Customer Service Awards. Call or drop by to see what makes Benton House of Tiffany Springs the most desired in the...
9601 N Tullis Dr, Kansas City, MO 64157
We picked this community, because they help the family with placement. They had a nice staff and nice atmosphere. I would recommend to others.
Welcome to Addington Place of Shoal Creek! A beautiful community decorated with fine furnishings, stunning artwork and more often than not the scent of something delicious baking in the kitchen. A place where independence thrives but help is just a call away.Addington Place of Shoal Creek enjoys...
11071 N Woodland Ave, Kansas City, MO 64155
You all took wonderful care of my beloved. It seems like yesterday I was visiting there at least once a day. It is family type of environment and friendly staff. I do however think the rates are high. It is...
We. Are. Family. Award Winning Senior Living! National Winner-Top 50 in Aging Services by Fortune magazine. A Great Place to Work certified 3 consecutive years. Multiple Pinnacle Customer Service Awards. Call or drop by to see what makes Benton House of Staley Hills the most desired in the...
8300 NW Barry Road, Kansas City, MO 64153
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What we like the most about The Gardens at Barry Road are the staff members, they are friendly and very open. The community has easy access to the memory care side of the facility. The other residents are...
The Gardens at Barry Road Assisted Living and Memory Care is an engaging, service-oriented community in the heart of Kansas City, Missouri. Our community recognizes that a new phase in life can be a leap of faith—for you and your family. To make this transition easier, our compassionate team...
8280 N. Tullis Ave, Kansas City, MO 64158
Things myself and my family liked about The Oxford Grand that helped us make our decision are.: the room opened up to the living room area, not to a hallway. The smaller nature of Memory Care, meaning...
Our VisionOur experiences, and our hearts, have taught us well that success in this industry is defined by the genuine care and respect that we extend to the senior community and their families. For us, that care and respect is intrinsic to who we are.
9101 N Ambassador Dr, Kansas City, MO 64154
I am very pleased with be at the Tiffany Springs Senior Living community. Everyone you meet they are always smiling when you seen them.
Tiffany Springs offers upscale, luxury senior living with a variety of care options.By locating independent living, assisted living, memory care, and rehabilitation health care together on one campus in the Northland of Kansas City, we’re able to meet a variety of needs for individuals and...
1010 E 68th St, Kansas City, MO 64131
I would recommend you look at the community for your loved one. The staff to resident ratio is good. They have transportation to doctor appointments. This is a newer community. The physical community is...
St. Anthony’s Senior Living is a gated, resort-style community that offers one and two-bedroom apartment homes in residential living and assisted living. Designed for residents who are 62 years of age and better, this modern community is perfect for those who wish to pursue an active, healthy,...
1051 Kent St, Liberty, MO 64068
My family and loved one had a great experience at The Wellington. This is a very nice community. The staff are very detailed, and give lots of information to answer all of our questions. Anytime my loved...
The Wellington Senior Living is a community that embraces technology to improve the lifestyle, health, and overall well-being of our residents.The Wellington's full service restaurant is open daily from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm with Bistro options available 24 hours a day.The Wellington offers a full...
5350 W. 61st Place, Mission, KS 66205
They were very attentive and welcoming to my mom and our entire family. They checked on her regularly and encouraged her to get involved.
Welcome to Trustwell Living at Mission Springs! Whether you are a resident, team member, visiting family member or guest, every person who walks through the door of a Trustwell Living community is treated like family. Our caring team looks forward to continuing to provide the quality care and...
7105 Mission Rd, Prairie Village, KS 66208
I base my answers partly on how my sister feels about being there. Staffing and care depends on who is there. She says there are some really good care givers, others not so much. Those that I have met...
The Village at Mission provides assisted living in an apartment-style setting that offers the simple pleasures - nutritious food, comfortable surroundings, and the support of a warm, caring and competent staff. Our Healthcare neighborhood emphasizes resident care and dignity in private or shared...
10000 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64114
My mom has found a really good community to be a part of and is enjoying it. She appreciates being cooked for and having choices at mealtimes. The staff are friendly. And the apartment is great.
Kingswood is where you can live the life you love. Here you have maintenance-free living, great friends and neighbors, and a full continuum of care should you ever need it. All in the heart of Kansas City, and all at a great value.The Courtyards at Kingswood are designed for those who need...
2 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64112
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My mother is a two year resident of Anthology at the Plaza and the experience has been very good. The meal quality and variety has been good. The staff is friendly and helpful and communication overall has...
Sophisticated Accommodations on The Plaza! In the heart of Kansas City, The Plaza stands out as a robust, vibrant community with a flavor all its own. Known for its Spanish-inspired architecture—complete with scenic fountains and statues—The Plaza features an abundance of shopping and dining...
1600 Kings Hwy, Independence, MO 64055
My wife has been under care for about two years. I find the place to be very good. Excellent place for a loved one. My wife has shown some improvement. Nursing staff does a wonderful job. Food is very good
At Independence Manor Care Center we understand the desires of family members to care for their loved ones at home; however, we also understand that there are times when this is impossible. Many diagnoses simply result in the "wearing down" of the physical and mental strength of the caregiver...
8575 North Granby Ave, Kansas City, MO 64154
Very nice facility, has what we are looking for. Does have a transitional unit.
3848 W 75th St, Prairie Village, KS 66208
5901 NW 88th St, Kansas City, MO 64154
10425 Chestnut Dr, Kansas City, MO 64137
Kansas City memory care options within our network of partner communities average about $4,966 per month, including rent and various fees. If your loved one does not need memory care, but is in need of help with daily activities, such as personal grooming or medication assistance, assisted living may be the best option. Assisted living facilities in the Kansas City area average about $4,530 per month. This number also includes the additional fees and represents the total cost.
The following figures are starting costs in Kansas City and surrounding areas before additional fees or other add-on costs.
Memory care facilities in the Kansas City area are typically funded through a combination of private methods (e.g., personal savings and investments) and public sources (e.g. Medicaid or VA benefits). This section provides guidance regarding private pay, housing assistance, VA benefits, and Medicare/Medicaid resources for seniors.
Families can fund memory care for their loved ones using a variety of personal income sources. These sources might include Social Security benefits, pensions, savings accounts, or investment returns. Memory care costs can also be covered by:
Memory care facilities on the Missouri side of Kansas City are licensed and regulated by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). The state’s licensing and inspection requirements are applicable in Kansas City and are set by the DHSS to ensure that all memory care facilities adhere to the same standards.
Before opening, memory care facilities must obtain a license from the DHSS; the agency also inspects these facilities both before opening and on an annual basis. These inspection reports can be found online.
Missouri memory care facilities are required to have a licensed administrator, a licensed nurse, and direct care staff. Memory care facilities that administer medications must also have a Level I medication aide or a certified medication technician on hand to provide residents with their medications. These facilities also need to be under the supervision of a physician.
Memory care facilities in Missouri must maintain a staff-to-resident ratios of 1:15 during daytime and evenings and a ratio of 1:20 during the night.
In Kansas, the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services regulates assisted living and residential health care facilities, as these facilities are permitted by the state to provide memory care services to seniors with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.
If the memory care facility is part of a residential health care building, it is not mandated to have kitchens but private bathrooms with a shower or tub are required. Moreover, the facility’s entry and exit points must be controlled in the least limiting way possible.
All dementia care facilities in Kansas must have a full-time operator, administrator, and a 24-hour staff that is awake and active. A registered nurse is also required and should be available to supervise the facility’s licensed nurses. There is no specified ratio, but the facility should have more than enough direct staff members to provide assistance and service to every resident following their service plan. The staff of the facility is trained on how to treat the behavioral symptoms of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
Inspection reports can be found here on the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services website.
P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102
503 S. Kansas Ave.
Topeka, KS 66603
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
There are no specific COVID-19 regulations in place for memory care facilities located in the Kansas City area. City administrators in both Kansas and Missouri provide up-to-date general information and COVID-19 guidelines, including details on community spread, vaccinations, and requirements.
Number of in-network assisted living facilities in market
Kansas City is home to more than two million people, including thousands of seniors enjoying their retirement in the “Paris of the Plains.” For seniors who might need extra care for Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other memory impairments, there are excellent memory care options available within the metropolitan area. No matter what level of care your loved one needs, there are plenty of places they can get the care they need in Kansas City.
You can expect every memory care facility in Kansas City to have staff with specialized memory care training. Along with a highly skilled staff that are trained to help with redirection, cuing, disorientation, or restlessness behaviors, you can also expect that your loved one will have access to:
Memory care facilities in Kansas City are designed to create a comfortable and safe environment for seniors, with staff trained in caring for people with memory issues. They provide 24-hour care and supervision, medication management, mobility assistance, dementia therapies, and are designed to prevent wandering. Most memory care options in Kansas City include numerous dining options, with customizable meals for residents who might be trying to avoid gluten or reduce sodium or sugar in their diets.
For residents looking to build a community, memory care facilities in Kansas City can be a wonderful destination. Some memory care facilities organize supervised day trips and outings for their residents, and some even host live dance and theater performances within their communities. Many facilities offer specialized programs and therapies to help seniors maintain cognitive and physical functioning while promoting social engagement and independence. Residents can also mingle with their neighbors at community events like cooking classes, religious services, pet-focused programs, or parties.
Beyond recreational and social amenities, memory care communities provide practical services to make life easier. These services include housekeeping, free transportation, and on-site laundry and meals. Some communities even offer raised garden beds for green thumbs, art classes for creative minds, and on-site beauticians and barber shops for ease of care.
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The Kansas City area provides truly excellent healthcare options for seniors who need memory care. Several top-notch hospitals are in Kansas City, including:
The University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City is nationally ranked in eight adult specialties and rated a high-performing facility in two adult specialties and 17 procedures and conditions. It is a general medical and surgical facility as well as a teaching hospital.
St. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City is nationally ranked in one adult specialty and rated a high-performing facility for five adult specialties and 13 procedures and conditions. It is a general medical and surgical facility as well as a teaching hospital.
In Kansas City, public transportation is not a safe or practical choice for seniors with dementia. This is why many memory care communities in the area provide their own transportation services. Some memory care facilities can arrange transportation for appointments, errands, and group activities — though not all communities provide transportation for personal events. At our partner memory care facilities, 86% provide complimentary transportation, while 57% offer it at-cost.
For family members, there are some public transportation options in Kansas City, although the city is car-dependent. The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority offers bus routes throughout the metro area and into Kansas, and the KCATA Freedom program provides both ADA paratransit and non-ADA on-demand response services for those who qualify. To apply, click here.
RideKC Max is a transit option available in limited areas. In the downtown area, you can use the free Kansas City streetcar. Kansas City seniors might also choose to use ride-hailing services like Uber, Lyft, or taxis.
Activities for seniors with memory care needs are a little more limited than seniors in assisted living facilities or senior apartments, but there is still plenty to do. Many facilities provide complimentary transportation services for doctor’s appointments, but families are mostly responsible for the transportation for special trips and outings that they plan on their own. Listed below are some great options for a day away.
While seniors who need memory care should not go out without supervision, there are plenty of local activities they can enjoy with their loved ones. Animal lovers can head to the Kansas City Zoo, which offers discounted admission for seniors aged 55 and above. With more than 1,700 animals spread across 200 acres, it’s an excellent way to be active while enjoying some fresh air.
Music enthusiasts adore the Kansas City Symphony, which features multiple performances throughout the year to showcase a variety of music styles. The symphony also offers discounted tickets for seniors and various accessibility options for people with disabilities.
Kansas City’s thriving arts scene provides an array of options for seniors. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art offers free admission to its galleries, featuring works from all over the world. The museum also provides senior programming, including tours and art discussions, that enables seniors to engage with art in a fun and social setting.
Kansas City Ballet and Lyric Opera are perfect for seniors who enjoy the arts. Perks of visiting productions at the Kauffman Center include accessibility everywhere and military and senior group discounts.
If you have a senior who loves to go out to eat, you should treat them to some famous Kansas City barbeque. Although there are many places to eat in Kansas City, Kansas is home to the original Joe’s BBQ and may be worth the trip no matter where you are located in Kansas City.
Lastly, if your senior enjoys the outdoors, there is no shortage of parks in the Kansas City area. If you are located in Kansas, there are many parks in Overland Park and Shawnee. If you are located closer to the city, Swope Park and the Lakeside Nature Center are great places to visit.
The average cost of Memory Care in Kansas City is 6,415 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.
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United States Census Bureau. (2022). Population estimates (V2017-2021): Kansas City, Missouri; United States [Data set]. QuickFacts.
Census Reporter. (2021). Census profile: Kansas City MO-KS metro area [Data set].
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