Situated squarely in the Great Plains, Kansas offers a quiet, relaxing life for seniors. Its wide-open spaces and lower-than-average cost of living make the Sunflower State a great retirement destination. With its endless skies and yellow, flowing grasslands, the blank canvas of the Kansas landscape brings a calming sense of liberation. While driving from Wichita to Kansas City, take a detour on the Flint Hills Scenic Byway to experience Tallgrass Prairie National Reserve — you’ll see why Kansas adopted “Home on the Range” as its official state anthem.
Currently, A Place for Mom partners with 195 senior living communities in Kansas that provide assisted living. Our Senior Living Advisors can provide you with a list of assisted living communities in Kansas to help you find the ideal fit for your needs and budget.
In Kansas, the median monthly cost of assisted living is about $4,500, according to Genworth.
Assisted living communities are regulated by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Public access to assisted living records and violations history in Kansas is rated as exceptional. You can use the state’s facility locator to research the violation history of an assisted living community.
In Kansas, the phrase assisted living facility refers to a community which provides care for six or more individuals who need personal care and may need supervised medical care to compensate for activities of daily living (ADLs). The basic services include but are not limited to: housing, nutritional meal service, arrangement of health care appointments, transportation, respite care, social activities, and help with ADLs. ADLs include but are not limited to: bathing, dressing, eating, walking, physical transfer, giving medications, or helping residents give themselves medications. Services are usually available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Overall, the cost of living in Kansas is considered to be more affordable than the national average. All index scores are based on a scale with the national average set at 100.
Less than a fifth of the Kansas population are seniors. In the 2020 presidential election, Kansas leaned conservative. However, some of its counties with larger cities, like Lawrence and Kansas City, Kansas, tend to be more progressive.
Kansas has three different climate classifications: cold semi-arid in the western part of the state, humid continental in the eastern section, and humid subtropical in some southeastern counties. In general, Kansas has extreme temperatures, with hot summers, cold winters, and not much rainfall. As part of Tornado Alley, Kansas often has severe weather in the spring and summer months.