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Assisted Living in Kansas

Overview of Assisted Living in Kansas

In Kansas, assisted living offers supportive living for seniors who prefer a community setting. Assisted living in Kansas also provides services for seniors who require assistance with activities of daily living. The median cost of assisted living is approximately $5,100 per month or $61,200 each year, according to A Place for Mom’s internal data on what families pay our partner communities. In most cases, assisted living is a more affordable living option than memory care or nursing homes and actually offers care, unlike independent living or senior apartments. [01]

From the brilliant fields of sunflowers that inspired the state’s nickname to the understated cultural hub of Kansas City, Kansas offers many opportunities for seniors to live an active lifestyle.

Cost of assisted living in Kansas

The median costs associated with assisted living in Kansas range between approximately $3,400 and $7,500 per month, slightly higher than the national median according to A Place for Mom’s internal data. This range generally reflects what referred families actually paid at our partnering Kansas assisted living facilities.[01]

There are several factors that affect the cost of a community, including location, services and amenities offered, and a residents care needs. Communities located in areas with a high cost of living tend to be more expensive. Luxury amenities such as private rooms, gourmet dining, and communities with opulent décor and finishes often result in higher prices. Additionally, specialized services and programming such as customized meal plans, physical therapy, or on-site educational classes can also elevate monthly costs.

Families typically pay out of pocket for assisted living room and board fees. However, it’s possible to offset some care service and medical costs using Medicare, Medicaid, private health insurance, or veteran’s benefits.

Compare costs of Kansas vs. the national average

Average monthly costs

Kansas

$4,931/mo

US National average

$4,555/mo

Compare costs of assisted living vs. nearby states

Average monthly costs

Kansas

$4,931/mo

Nebraska

$4,151/mo

Oklahoma

$4,366/mo

Missouri

$3,809/mo

Iowa

$4,362/mo

Compare costs of assisted living in Kansas vs. nearby cities

Average monthly costs

Kansas

$4,931/mo

Wichita, KS

$5,058/mo

Lawrence, KS

$4,822/mo

Compare costs of assisted living vs. other senior care types in Kansas

Average monthly costs

Paying for assisted living in Kansas

Families who plan in advance have several options for funding assisted living. It’s typical for families to blend various payment sources, including public assistance, long-term care insurance, and private pay. Common methods and resources that seniors in Kansas utilize to cover the costs of assisted living are outlined in the following tabs. For more insights and suggestions, check out our complete guide to paying for long-term care.

Private pay is what we typically call the use of personal funds to pay for assisted living costs. Personal funds may include money from a savings account, pension, investments, or retirement accounts. Most families combine two or more types to pay for assisted living. The seniors and families we refer to assisted living most commonly use the options below to help pay for care.

In Kansas, selling a house can help fund many costs related to assisted living, such as the move to a new community or the cost of the community itself.

A reverse mortgage is a loan borrowed against a home’s equity. It may be an option for many Kansas seniors to help them pay for long-term care in an assisted living community.

Using the funds from a health savings account (HSA) can help seniors in Kansas pay for many assisted living expenses.

While life insurance policies differ, some providers offer a “long-term care rider” option that allows policy holders in Kansas to use benefits to pay for care expenses, including at assisted living communities.

In Kansas, long-term care insurance can cover a wide range of services, including help with daily activities, home health care, nursing home care, or care in an assisted living community. Policies vary, so it’s important to understand what your loved one’s provider covers.

Social Security benefits for assisted living may be available to individuals residing in a Medicaid-approved assisted living facility through the Kansas State Supplement Payment program.

Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Kansas

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Shawnee Hills Senior Living

6335 Maurer Road, Shawnee, KS 66217
10
Review Score
78 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Nancy - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The overall experience has been excellent and the community is very clean. The staff are interactive and very kind and they provide excellent quality of care. The meals are very good and they have great...

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Parkwood Village

401 Rochester, Pratt, KS 67124
10
Review Score
42 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Bernie S - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

I feel like we made a good choice with this facility, it's a nice place. I think it's the best facility in our area. The pricing is very good, too. The whole facility is always spotless and smells nice....

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Legend of Hutchinson

2416 Brentwood St, Hutchinson, KS 67502
10
Review Score
58 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Steve - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The staff went above and beyond to take care of my mom and make her feel at home. She raved about how good the food was and couldn't have asked for a more caring and attentive staff. Communication was...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Shawnee

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Shawnee Hills Senior Living

6335 Maurer Road, Shawnee, KS 66217
10
Review Score
78 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Nancy - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The overall experience has been excellent and the community is very clean. The staff are interactive and very kind and they provide excellent quality of care. The meals are very good and they have great...

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10
10 Photos available
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3 Floor plans available

Brookdale Shawnee

11400 West 65th Street, Shawnee, KS 66203
9.0
Review Score
39 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The staff at Brookdale Shawnee are wonderful. The move in process was very good, they were very accommodating. The meals seem to be okay. I think that the individual rooms need to be cleaned more than once a...

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Brookdale Rosehill

12802 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS 66216
8.7
Review Score
25 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Mary L - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Brookdale has been great to my mom & our family. My mom has been there about a month. The staff seem to really care and are willing to do whatever you ask. My mom is meeting new people and getting stronger...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Lenexa

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Shawnee Hills Senior Living

6335 Maurer Road, Shawnee, KS 66217
10
Review Score
78 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Nancy - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The overall experience has been excellent and the community is very clean. The staff are interactive and very kind and they provide excellent quality of care. The meals are very good and they have great...

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Sunrise of Lenexa

15055 West 87th Street Parkway, Lenexa, KS 66215
9.3
Review Score
72 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The location is ideal for us. I would like to see them hire more staff to better assist the residents. I'd like to see more staff available with credentials for geriatric care. They are minimally staffed...

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Benton House of Lenexa

22000 Prairie Star Pkwy, Lenexa, KS 66220
8.9
Review Score
10 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The staff is all wonderful and have been great as I live out of state. Always receptive and helpful when I call. Food seems to be an issue according to my mom in regards to variety. Yet, trying to please all...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Overland Park

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Stratford Commons Memory Care Community

12340 Quivira Road, Overland Park, KS 66213
9.5
Review Score
36 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Staff members always interact with residents in a positive manner and are in tune with each resident's state of memory and physical needs. Activities abound in the activity room with staff members engaging...

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Colonial Oaks at Leawood

5201 W 143rd St, Leawood, KS 66224
9.0
Review Score
24 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

What we really like about Colonial Oaks is that they provide a wide array of care for a single price. Activities etc. Based on our experience we would recommend this community to other families who are...

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Sunrise of Overland Park

12500 West 135th Street, Overland Park, KS 66221
9.0
Review Score
54 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Gary M - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The entire experience was terrific from tour to move in and continues now that mom calls Sunrise home. The staff is very very friendly. They are attentive to the residence needs and question's. It takes a...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Olathe

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Anthology of Olathe

101 W 151st St, Olathe, KS 66061
9.4
Review Score
45 reviews
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$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

It feels and smells clean, I love that. However the responsiveness to maintenance issues needs to be improved. I also loved how close it is to our house.

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Homestead of Olathe

751 North Somerset Terrace, Olathe, KS 66062
8.0
Review Score
32 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Yvonne - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Professional, highly skilled staff, a safe and clean environment, friendly atmosphere for everyone we've seen. This place truly cares for their residents.

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Aberdeen Village a CCRC

17500 West 119th Street, Olathe, KS 66061
8.0
Review Score
12 reviews
Pat M - I live or lived in this community

I've had a good experience with the community. I would recommend to others to make sure you understand all the levels of care. Please make sure to ask about how independent living works when the resident...

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Assisted living requirements and regulations in Kansas

All assisted living communities in Kansas are required to be licensed to keep communities accountable and ensure the safety and care of residents. The Department of Aging and Disability Services regulates assisted living communities, and a branch of the department called the Survey Certification and Credentialing Commission is responsible for performing inspections of facilities and licensing. The Commission conducts annual inspections and responds to complaints by conducting investigations as necessary.

Assisted living communities are required to provide the following information, services, and care to their residents:[04]

  • Statements disclosing care responsibilities and daily or monthly charges
  • Functional capacity screening on or before admission conducted by a licensed nurse, social worker, or administrator
  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • Medication management or optional self-administration
  • 200 square foot apartment with accessible bathroom
  • 24-hour staffing

Current license status and inspection reports can be found using the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services’ Facilities Directory. Below are a few tips for navigating the site when looking up licensing and inspection information:

  • Facilities are arranged alphabetically and can be searched by clicking the circle marked “Assisted Living / Residential Health Care Facilities” and then scrolling, or
  • Type the name of a specific facility into the search box and then click the “Go” button.
  • When you find the facility you’re searching for, click on “Inspection Results and Facility Details” to view information.
  • The results provide information such as number of beds in the facility and detailed inspection surveys.

Ease of access to assisted living records in Kansas

We developed a system to rate each state on how easy – or difficult – it is to find important assisted living records and reports, and compiled tips to help you in your search.

States with the most transparent records allow you to look up important information about each assisted living facility online, including inspections, complaints, survey results, violations, capacity, and whether the facility accepts Medicaid.

Access to Kansas assisted living records: Exceptional

Public access to assisted living records and reports for the state of Kansas is exceptional. Key findings that informed this rating include:

  • The Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services website includes access to deficiency reports.
  • Kansas has transparent assisted living records and is in the first quartile of states in our ratings.

We developed a standard methodology for state data collection and evaluation, and we based our rating primarily on the objective, state-specific accessibility criteria outlined in these questions:

  1. Are licensed assisted living communities listed online in any form? Yes
  2. If Yes to #1, is the information updated frequently? Yes
  3. If Yes to #1, is the list of licensed communities searchable? Yes
  4. Does the state post inspections, complaints, survey results, or violations online? Yes
  5. If Yes to #4, is the information updated frequently (within 90 days)? No or N/A
  6. If Yes to #2 and #4, is the enforcement information included in the same place as licensed communities? Yes
  7. If Yes to #4 and No to #6, are violations and inspections searchable at all? Yes or N/A
  8. Is information about special licensing for care shown? Yes
  9. Is capacity shown? Yes
  10. Are payment types shown (e.g., Medicaid, private pay)? Yes
  11. Is the administrator/contact name shown? Yes
  12. Can the state fine a facility? Yes
  13. What is the frequency of inspections? Every 15 months
  14. Does the website include pricing of facilities? No

References

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

  2. Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services. Frail and elderly waiver program.

Top cities in Kansas for assisted living

8.1
Wichita, KS
55 facilities
8.1
Olathe, KS
51 facilities
8.1
Overland Park, KS
76 facilities
8.0
Lenexa, KS
63 facilities
7.8
Shawnee, KS
48 facilities
7.3
Topeka, KS
20 facilities

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