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10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Kansas City, MO

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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.

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Photo of Senior Star at Wexford Place
2525 Photos available
88 Floor plans available
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The staff are wonderful and friendly. They will help with anything you need. Housekeeping was great and the people were very nice. I only communicated by email through my husband because I was out of the...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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...
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Photo of The Burlington Creek Senior Living
88 Photos available
33 Floor plans available
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The facility and the staff were great. I have no complaints about anything. It is very clean and there is no odor like there is some other places.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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Photo of The Madison Senior Living
99 Photos available
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Our move in experience was less than stellar. We came on a day that the Wellness Director was out and the communication from the sales team about what was missing for admission lead to things being rushed...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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...
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1111 Photos available
44 Floor plans available
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If a friend asked, I would say it's a beautiful, clean facility with a warm, friendly staff. And it's affordable. I picked this community for the reasons above, plus it's near to our home in Platte Cit.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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...
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2020 Photos available
11 Floor plan available
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faith based concern/care with resident & their family responsive engaging nice place to call home Food was very bland which may be the norm for an aging population/ i believe (not confirmed) it...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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...
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The staff was excellent! So kind and compassionate with my mom. Made her feel so loved and cared for. Can't say enough about the staff
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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...
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The staff all seem to truly care about their residents. It's small enough that they know each one by name and take the time to really get to know them. I have peace of mind knowing my mom is being well cared...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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...
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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...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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.
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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...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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...
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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...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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,...
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Photo of Trustwell Living at Mission Springs
1717 Photos available
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My amazing wife, [name removed], passed a few weeks ago. I want to express my sincerest gratitude and praise for Trustwell, for giving her a comfortable and dignified exit from this world. My wife had...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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...
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Photo of The Village at Mission
88 Photos available
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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...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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...
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Photo of The Wellington Senior Living
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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...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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...
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Photo of Kingswood Senior Living
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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.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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...
Photo of Anthology at the Plaza
1515 Photos available
22 Floor plans available
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My loved one is doing very well at Anthology at the Plaza. He needed the extra care and attention, so he is happy overall. The only thing he really isn't entirely happy with is the food.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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...
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Provides: Memory Care, Nursing Homes
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Nursing Homes: Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.
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Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.

What families are saying about alzheimers care in Kansas City

Recent reviews for alzheimers care in Kansas City

The Village at Carroll Park in Grandview, MO

5.0
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 ...
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Villages of Jackson Creek Memory Care in Independence, MO

4.8
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 ...
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Benton House of Tiffany Springs in Kansas City, MO

5.0
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. ...
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Costs of memory care in the Kansas City area

Kansas City memory care options within our network of partner communities average about $4,966 per month, including rent and various fees.[01] 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.[01] 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.

Average monthly cost of Alzheimers Care in Kansas City, MO vs. nearby cities

Kansas City, MO

$5,582/mo

Liberty, MO

$5,420/mo

How people pay for memory care in Kansas City

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.

Private pay methods in Kansas City

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:

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VA benefits for memory care in Kansas City

If your loved one is a veteran, there may be some benefits that will help curb the cost of memory care. Seniors eligible for the VA Pension or disability benefits can use those funds to help with a memory care stay.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ VA Aid and Attendance benefit can add an additional monthly payment on top of the VA Pension for those who are eligible to receive it. To qualify, veterans must need help with daily activities, have significantly reduced vision, already live in a long-term care facility, or are bedridden for a large portion of the day.

The application process for any of these benefits can be long and difficult, so it’s best to talk to someone qualified to help. Representatives from The Missouri Veterans Commission as well as Veterans Service Organizations can meet with you and your loved one to walk you through an explanation of benefits and how to apply. The Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs has representatives who will do the same for Kansas veterans.

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Approximately 24,129 veterans live in Kansas City, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

About 25% of veterans in Kansas City are over the age of 75, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

Resources for Kansas City veterans

Missouri resources

VA Heartland Network (KC)
1201 Walnut St., Suite 800
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: 816-701-3002
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Missouri Veterans Commission
615 E. 13th
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: 816-889-2015
Email: movets@mvc.dps.mo.gov
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Paralyzed Veterans of America
4801 Linwood Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64128
Phone: 816-922-2882

Vietnam Veterans of America
3027 Walnut St.
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: 816-561-8387

Veterans of Foreign Wars
406 W. 34th St., Suite 320
Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: 816-756-3390

American Veterans
4801 Linwood Ave., #1427
Kansas City, MO 64128
Phone: 816-922-2887

Kansas resources

Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs Field Office
10107 W. 105th St.. Suite B
Overland Park, KS 66212
Phone: 913-371-5968
Hours: Appointment Only

Kansas Commission on Veterans’ Affairs
Jayhawk Tower
700 SW Jackson, Suite 1004
Topeka, KS 66603
Phone: 785-296-3976

Kansas City Medicaid for memory care

Medicaid is a network of statewide programs funded by the state and federal governments that provides healthcare coverage for people with disabilities, low-income adults, children, pregnant women, and elderly people.

Since the memory care facilities within a 10-mile radius of downtown Kansas City include facilities in both Missouri and Kansas, we will discuss information for both state’s Medicaid programs.

Missouri’s Medicaid program is known as MO HealthNet. To be eligible for Medicaid in Missouri, seniors must be 65 years or older, have a disability or their income must be below a certain limit. Missouri offers a Home and Community Based Services waiver program to help seniors pay for medically necessary in-home care services, which applies to your home in memory care as well. Medicaid in Missouri covers some costs for behavioral health, dental, hospital, pharmacy, and more. For a comprehensive coverage list, click here.

The Medicaid program in Kansas is known as KanCare. You can check your eligibility and apply online. Medicaid in Kansas covers prescription drugs, mental health services and medical (doctor) coverage. For most people, inpatient hospital stays, hearing, dental, and eye-wear coverage is all part of the plan. Kansas also has a Home and Community Based Services waiver program for some memory care costs.

The KanCare ombudsman is available to answer questions and help you navigate the application process. The Kansas Medical Assistance Program (KMAP) is also available to help through the KanCare Clearinghouse. In Missouri, the Missouri Long-Term Care Ombudsman is the right expert to reach out to with questions.

Kansas City resident Medicaid resources

Kansas City, MO Medicaid help

MO HealthNet
Missouri Department of Social Services, Family Support Division
615 East 13th St., Suite 102
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: 855-373-4636
Office Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Missouri Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
Mid-America Regional Council
600 Broadway, Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64105
Phone: 816-474-4240
Email: LTCOmbudsman@health.mo.gov
Contact: Angela Barnes, Scott Rowe

Kansas Medicaid help

KanCare
Kansas Department for Children and Families
402 State Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66101
Phone: 913-279-7000
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Kansas Medical Assistance Program
Phone: 1-800-766-9012

KanCare Ombudsman Office
Phone: 1-855-643-8180
Contact: Kerrie Bacon
Email: KanCare.Ombudsman@ks.gov
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Tuesday, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Medicare memory care coverage in Kansas City

Medicare is a federal healthcare program for people 65 years or older or certain people under 65 with a disability. Although Medicare does not cover any of the costs associated with memory care in the Kansas City area, it can help cover medically-necessary services like prescription medications, rehabilitation, hospital stays, or medical equipment.

Medigap can help fill in the gaps that Medicare Parts A and B may not cover, such as copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles. To qualify for Medigap, you must be enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B. Medicare Savings Programs can help low-income seniors fill those gaps, and MORx, Missouri’s Pharmacy Assistance Program, can help defray prescription costs. For Kansas residents, three Medicare Savings Programs are available that can assist qualified seniors with defying costs. The state also offers a specific Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) for those who need HIV/AIDS medications.

Understanding these benefits and going through the application process can be complex, so there are many resources available to offer help. In Missouri, free counseling is available through the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), also called CLAIM. In Kansas, the same type of help is available through the Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK) program. For residents of either state, local Social Security Administration offices are good resources, and anyone can reach out to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services’ regional branch in Kansas City.

Kansas City resident Medicare resources

Apply for Medicare in Missouri or Kansas

Social Security Administration
2021 Independence Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64124
Phone: 888-221-3612
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Social Security Administration
850 Nebraska Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66101
Phone: 1-800-772-1213
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Missouri Medicare help

Kansas City Regional Office of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
821 Admiral Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: 816-426-5861
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

CLAIM (State Health Insurance Assistance Program)
Phone: 800-390-3330

Medicare Savings Programs and MORx
Missouri Department of Social Services, Family Support Division
615 East 13th St., Suite 102
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: 855-373-4636
Office Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Missouri Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
Mid-America Regional Council
600 Broadway, Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64105
Phone: 816-474-4240
Email: LTCOmbudsman@health.mo.gov
Contact: Angela Barnes, Scott Rowe

Kansas Medicare help

Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK)
503 S Kansas Ave.
Topeka, KS 66603
Phone: 800-860-5260

Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Contact: Christine Mozingo
Phone: 913-236-9385
Email: chris.mozingo@ks.gov

Understand state laws and regulations for memory care facilities

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.

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services contact information

912 Wildwood
P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: 573-751-6400
Fax: 573-751-6010
Email: info@health.mo.gov

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services contact information

503 S. Kansas Ave.
Topeka, KS 66603
Phone: 785-296-4986
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

COVID-19 regulations for Kansas City memory care facilities

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.

Get to know memory care in Kansas City

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86% of communities offer pet-friendly services
43% of communities in market offer Hoyer lifts
86% of communities in market offer enclosed walking space
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Number of people we have referred in market
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Average age of resident we have referred in market 

What to expect from memory care living in Kansas City

Kansas City is home to more than two million people, including thousands of seniors enjoying their retirement in the “Paris of the Plains.”[03] 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:

  • Full medication management
  • Secure and enclosed courtyards for fresh air
  • Indoor and outdoor common areas
  • An on-site activity director
  • A center for arts and crafts

Meeting the needs of residents

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.

A welcoming community

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.

Simplifying life for residents

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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Unfamiliar with Kansas City? Highlights for seniors

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Number of seniors over the age of 65 currently living in Kansas City

14%

Percentage of seniors 65 and older within the Kansas City population

47721

Median annual income for Kansas City seniors 65 and older

Health care for seniors in Kansas City

The Kansas City area provides truly excellent healthcare options for seniors who need memory care. Several top-notch hospitals are in Kansas City, including:

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Kansas City VA Medical Center

The VA Kansas City Healthcare System offers a wide range of health, support, and facility services for Veterans in western Missouri and eastern Kansas, including primary care, mental health, weight management, and more.

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The University of Kansas Hospital

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.

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St. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City

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.

Transportation for seniors in Kansas City

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.

Senior activities in Kansas City

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Senior Star at Wexford Place, John Knox Village and The Princeton Senior Living are the top-rated Memory Care facilities near Kansas City, MO. These Memory Care facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Memory Care in Kansas City is 5590.5 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

The 20 memory care facilities near you in Kansas City, Missouri typically provide housing, therapies, and care tailored to those who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. To find memory care in Kansas City, Missouri, browse our detailed listings showing photos, floor plans, amenities, activities, and reviews from real families.

Browse A Place for Mom’s listings for memory care in Kansas City, Missouri, to take a virtual tour. Our local senior living experts can arrange for a live tour of these communities as well.

The cost of memory care facilities in Kansas City, Missouri ranges from $795 to $11995. The average Memory Care cost in Kansas City, Missouri is $5590.5. Prices often vary based on care provided, amenities, unit size, and more. 

The cost of memory care in Kansas City, Missouri typically starts at $795. A Place for Mom’s local, expert senior living advisors can help you find affordable memory care facilities near you and offer advice on how to lower costs and pay for care with VA benefits or public payment options.

References

  1. A Place for Mom. (2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  2. United States Census Bureau. (2022). Population estimates (V2017-2021): Kansas City, Missouri; United States [Data set]. QuickFacts.

  3. Census Reporter. (2021). Census profile: Kansas City MO-KS metro area [Data set].

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1.

A Place for Mom. (2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

2.

United States Census Bureau. (2022). Population estimates (V2017-2021): Kansas City, Missouri; United States [Data set]. QuickFacts.

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Census Reporter. (2021). Census profile: Kansas City MO-KS metro area [Data set].