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  • Homestead of Olathe

    Homestead of Olathe

    751 North Somerset Terrace, Olathe, KS 66062
    (24)
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    Homestead Assisted Living offers a warm and inviting atmosphere that allows residents to relax and enjoy every day. We strive to provide all the amenities of home to make them feel comfortable. Whatever residents like to do, they’ll be among friends who share common interests and needs. Residents...

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  • Anthology of Olathe

    Anthology of Olathe

    101 W 151st St, Olathe, KS 66061
    (16)
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    In America’s heartland, where sprawling fields of grass and wheat sway under gentle blue skies, sprouts a new kind of senior living community in South Olathe, Kansas. In this friendly city, residents of Anthology of Olathe are encouraged to live aspirationally by welcoming neighbors and kind,...

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  • Aberdeen Village a CCRC

    17500 West 119th Street, Olathe, KS 66061
    (8)
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    Aberdeen Village is an assisted living community located in welcoming city of Olathe, KS. Our unique community is situated on 35 lush green acres filled with shade trees, a beautiful pond and paved walking paths. Olathe has the ideal mix of city amenities and small-town hospitality, making this a...

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  • Benton House of Olathe NOW OPEN

    Benton House of Olathe NOW OPEN

    15700 W 151st St, Olathe, KS 66062
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  • Heritage Avonlea of Olathe

    625 N Lincoln St, Olathe, KS 66061
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  • Sunrise of Overland Park

    Sunrise of Overland Park

    12500 West 135th Street, Overland Park, KS 66221
    (35)
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    At Sunrise of Overland Park, KS, we offer our residents and their families the best of both worlds in so many ways. Our senior living community is located close enough to Interstate 35 to make it accessible, but far enough from the hustle and bustle to allow our residents to retain the privacy they...

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  • Silvercrest College View

    Silvercrest College View

    13600 W 110th Terrace, Lenexa, KS 66215
    (7)
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    Silvercrest at College View is an exciting new concept in Senior Community Living with lots of variety and amenities to choose from. Our unique and beautiful brand new buildings are contemporary and do not look like the traditional retirement or Assisted Living community. Large spacious floor to...

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  • Sunrise of Lenexa

    Sunrise of Lenexa

    15055 West 87th Street Parkway, Lenexa, KS 66215
    (42)
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    Step into a Sunrise Assisted Living community and you can't help but feel at home. We stop at nothing to make your experience warm and inviting, from our homelike exterior architecture, to our comfortable community areas and choice of suites to our exceptional outdoor gardens and landscaping. Look...

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  • Rose Estates

    Rose Estates

    12700 Antioch Road, Overland Park, KS 66213
    (21)
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    At Rose Estates Assisted Living, we're committed to delivering the amenities, care and service that our residents and their families deserve. We personalize our programs and services to provide the right balance of care and assistance as your needs change. Our friendly staff is dedicated to creating...

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  • Homestead of Lenexa

    Homestead of Lenexa

    8740 Caenen Lake Road, Lenexa, KS 66215
    (11)
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    Homestead Assisted Living offers a warm and inviting atmosphere that allows residents to relax and enjoy every day. We strive to provide all the amenities of home to make them feel comfortable. Whatever residents like to do, they’ll be among friends who share common interests and needs. Residents...

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  • Vintage Park at Lenexa

    Vintage Park at Lenexa

    8710 Caenen Lake Rd, Lenexa, KS 66215
    (7)
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    Vintage Park at Lenexa is an assisted living community located in thriving Lenexa, Kansas. We have been in the Lenexa area for over 20 years now adding a great sense of family and commitment to quality care. Lenexa is also known as the 'City of Festivals', because we host numerous celebrations...

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  • Silvercrest at Deercreek

    Silvercrest at Deercreek

    13060 South Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66213
    (28)
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    Silvercrest at Deer Creek is an exceptional senior living community offering an abundance of cultural, social and educational opportunities for today's seniors. Our elegant community offers 95 independent living units and 21 assisted living apartments.  Spacious floorplans range from...

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  • Vintage Park at Stanley

    Vintage Park at Stanley

    14430 Metcalf, Overland Park, KS 66223
    (3)
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    Vintage Park at Stanley is an assisted living community located in the desirable Midwestern city of Overland Park, Kansas. Overland Park is a bustling metropolis, offering an abundance of fine dining and world-class shopping, community centers, a stunning arboretum and botanical gardens and...

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  • Vintage Park at Gardner

    Vintage Park at Gardner

    869 Juniper Terrace, Gardner, KS 66030
    (4)
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    Vintage Park at Gardner is an assisted living community in beautiful rural Kansas. Residents enjoy being a part of an active, vibrant community with a wealth of social activities and delicious, restaurant-style dining. Vintage Park at Eureka offers supportive assistance when and where it is needed,...

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  • The Atrium at Overland Park

    The Atrium at Overland Park

    7300 W 107th Street, Overland Park, KS 66212
    (20)
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    The Atriums Independent and Assisted Living Senior Community feels like luxurious resort living in the heart of Overland Park, Kansas. The large, elegant campus is covered with beautiful trees and plants, while also being within minutes of excellent shopping and entertainment venues. The apartments...

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  • Brookdale Overland Park

    Brookdale Overland Park

    12000 Lamar Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66209
    (30)
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    Comforts of Home, Conveniences of Community If you want to exchange the burdens of everyday life for a senior living experience rich in wonderful friendships, quality care and luxury amenities, look no further. Nestled on a quiet campus with beautiful landscaping and fragrant flowers, our continuum...

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  • Lamar Court

    Lamar Court

    11909 Lamar Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66209
    (25)
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    Your search is over. One look at the beautifully manicured lawns, spacious apartments and elegant decor, you'll know this is a great place to call home. Lounge by the fire, watch your favorite television program or listen to the player piano with your friends. Birds singing and crickets chirping...

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  • Bickford of Overland Park

    Bickford of Overland Park

    10665 Barkley Street, Overland Park, KS 66212
    (44)
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    We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage.  As we researched senior living options, we were shocked at our findings.  The options offered too much or too little — none met her needs...

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  • The Healthcare Resort of Leawood

    The Healthcare Resort of Leawood

    5401 W 143rd St, Leawood, KS 66223
    (12)
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    The Healthcare Resort of Leawood is changing the way that healthcare is being delivered to the Kansas City metropolitan area. With the fusion of world-class healthcare and personalized hospitality, you encounter an experience that is truly unique and memorable. Our employees are a critical piece to...

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  • Park Meadows Senior Living

    5901 W. 107th Street, Overland Park, KS 66207
    (79)
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    In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within our communities, we are not accepting visitors at this time. However, we’d still love to talk with you! Reach out to schedule a virtual tour or e-meeting with a sales representative to learn more about our community. We can’t wait for you to call...

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  • Our Home Senior Care

    Our Home Senior Care

    5745 Rosehill Rd, Shawnee, KS 66216
    (2)
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    Privately owned and operated Home Plus Assisted Living and Memory Care in the Shawnee area of Johnson County. We are a smaller community compared to others, but our biggest feature is our community provides the one on one direct personal support, while receiving quality care. Whether it is a long...

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  • Glenwood Village of Overland Park

    Glenwood Village of Overland Park

    9201 Foster St, Overland Park, KS 66212
    (41)
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    Glenwood Village of Overland Park provides assisted living and memory care services to seniors in the Overland Park, Kansas area. The city of Overland Park has excellent healthcare and recreational options, making it an ideal place for retirement. Our spacious apartments come with all of the...

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  • Sunrise of Leawood

    Sunrise of Leawood

    11661 Granada, Leawood, KS 66211
    (41)
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    Sunrise of Leawood is an assisted living community in Leawood, Johnson County, Kansas that specializes in long and short-term memory care stays. The community is conveniently located in an affluent suburb, that's south of I-435 in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. Leawood is nestled between...

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  • Avenue 81

    Avenue 81

    8055 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66204
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    Avenue 81 will redefine the way you think about retirement living. As a luxury senior living community, Avenue 81 will provide all the modern services and amenities of an upscale resort just steps away from the many restaurants and shops of Downtown Overland Park. But that’s not all. Residents of...

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  • Brookdale Rosehill

    Brookdale Rosehill

    12802 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS 66216
    (5)
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    Putting More Life in Senior Living You should never have to spend your senior years hoping something fun and exciting comes along to invorigate your spirit and nourish your mind. Here at our assisted living and skilled nursing and rehabilitation community, you can enjoy quality care without...

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  • Homestead of Leawood

    Homestead of Leawood

    12720 State Line Road, Leawood, KS 66209
    (10)
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    Homestead Assisted Living offers a warm and inviting atmosphere that allows residents to relax and enjoy every day. We strive to provide all the amenities of home to make them feel comfortable. Whatever residents like to do, they’ll be among friends who share common interests and needs. Residents...

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  • The Forum at Overland Park

    The Forum at Overland Park

    3509 West 95th Street, Overland Park, KS 66206
    (8)
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    The Forum at Overland Park is an independent full-service community offering Independent Living, Assisted Living and Nursing Care. Our community features a comfortable lifestyle, superb amenities and the highest standards of hospitality and service. Independent Living Independent Living is ideal...

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  • Senior Star at Villa Ventura

    Senior Star at Villa Ventura

    12100 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64145
    (45)
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    Welcome to Senior Star at Villa Ventura! Villa Ventura is an independent and assisted living community located near the southern edge of Kansas City. It's a community filled with friendship, sunshine, and lots of ways to enjoy a life full of purpose. Inside Villa Ventura, residents gather for...

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  • Brookdale Wornall Place

    Brookdale Wornall Place

    501 West 107th Street, Kansas City, MO 64114
    (18)
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    Good Times and Better Company Nestled within a quiet and nature-filled neighborhood, our independent and assisted living community provides you with more than a wonderful backdrop to enjoy a life well lived. With spacious common areas for relaxing, dining and socializing, a dining room that provides...

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  • Kingswood Senior Living

    Kingswood Senior Living

    10000 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64114
    (3)
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    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...

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  • Brighton Gardens of Prairie Village

    Brighton Gardens of Prairie Village

    7105 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208
    (27)
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    Brighton Gardens 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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  • Bickford at Mission Springs

    Bickford at Mission Springs

    5350 W. 61st Place, Mission, KS 66205
    (28)
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    We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage.  As we researched senior living options, we were shocked at our findings.  The options offered too much or too little — none met her needs...

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  • Armour Oaks

    Armour Oaks

    8100 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64114
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    Armour Oaks Senior Living in Kansas City, Missouri – Kansas City’s oldest continuing Not-For-Profit entity - is located in the eclectic Waldo neighborhood at the corner of 81st and Wornall Road with easy access to I-435. This historic senior living community, just 15 minutes from the famous Country...

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  • St. Anthony's Senior Living (Opening Summer 2020)

    St. Anthony's Senior Living (Opening Summer 2020)

    1010 E 68th St, Kansas City, MO 64131
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    St. Anthony's is located in the Brookside area. Minutes from Kansas City Plaza. We are a new Continue of Care Community that was founded on principles of Faith. We are a gated community with underground parking. Our Independent Living opened in November of 2019. We are planning for our Assisted...

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  • Homestead of Eudora

    Homestead of Eudora

    2725 Church St, Eudora, KS 66025
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    The expert staff at Homestead of Eudora is here to help you and your family find the best possible care solution. Our senior living team will begin by assessing you or your loved one’s particular needs in order to match you to the correct level of care. We provide different levels of care to meet...

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  • Carnegie Village

    Carnegie Village

    107 Bernard Drive, Belton, MO 64012
    (34)
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    The Carnegie Village is an assisted living community for senior residents in the city of Belton, Cass County, Missouri. Belton is an urban city though it is proximal to the Kansas farm lands. This is a clean city and the many parks around make it ideal for picnics and other outdoor activities for...

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  • Delaware Highlands

    Delaware Highlands

    12600 Delaware Pkwy, Kansas City, KS 66109
    (8)
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    Delaware Highlands Assisted Living is focused on providing assisted living services for the low to moderate income senior adult. Delaware Highlands offers a warm home-like setting for all our residents. We provide affordable assisted living in a compassionate, caring manner so that senior adults...

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  • The Healthcare Resort of Kansas City

    The Healthcare Resort of Kansas City

    8900 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, KS 66112
    (10)
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    The Healthcare Resort of Kansas City is a new, upscale assisted living community located in Kansas City, KS. Kansas City is located in Wyandotte County and is home to over 146,000 people. Kansas City is a bustling and busy city with restaurants, sports events and shopping. Residents can enjoy going...

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  • Country Place Senior Living of Basehor

    Country Place Senior Living of Basehor

    15707 Pinehurst Drive, Basehor, KS 66007
    (11)
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    The Country Place Senior Living's motto, Life as you want it...Care as you need it is exactly how today's seniors should live and that lifestyle is now available to the Basehor community. Country Place has maintained a respected reputation as a leader in the assisted living industry. Our residences...

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  • Foxwood Springs

    Foxwood Springs

    1500 West Foxwood Drive, Raymore, MO 64083
    (12)
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    Fewer chores mean more adventures. This is maintenance-free living at its best. Here at our care retirement community or CCRC just south of Kansas City, you’ll have access to four levels of care on one campus, including independent living, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing. That...

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  • Vintage Park at Louisburg

    Vintage Park at Louisburg

    202 Rogers Rd, Louisburg, KS 66053
    (2)
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    Vintage Park at Louisburg is an assisted living care community located in scenic Louisburg, Kansas. The town of Louisburg is historic and quaint, offering several options for recreation. C Our community is proud to be a part of Louisburg and is actively involved with the town through our volunteer...

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  • Bickford of Raytown

    Bickford of Raytown

    9110 East 63rd Street, Raytown, MO 64133
    (25)
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    We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage.  As we researched senior living options, we were shocked at our findings.  The options offered too much or too little — none met her needs...

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  • Benton House of Raymore

    Benton House of Raymore

    2100 Johnston Drive, Raymore, MO 64083
    (7)
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    Benton House of Raymore provides seniors with assisted living in Raymore, Cass County, Missouri. Those who choose to make this community their home will find that it offers much surrounding natural beauty, and that the location possesses a private feel. Benton House of Raymore offers a caring staff...

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  • SummitView Terrace

    SummitView Terrace

    12101 East Bannister Road, Kansas City, MO 64138
    (31)
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    When you visit SummitView Terrace in Lee's Summit, you'll find a warm, friendly community where folks can thrive and connect. It's a place full of friendly local faces where you and your loved one will feel right at home, whether that's in our inviting community spaces or homey studio apartments and...

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  • Bristol Manor of Raymore

    Bristol Manor of Raymore

    604 E Sunrise Drive, Raymore, MO 64083
    (8)
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    Services provided at no additional cost: Private room and private bath 3 nutritious meals per day and snacks Medication administration including insulin administration Housekeeping services Laundry service Activities Our company has been providing care for Seniors since 1990 when we built our first...

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  • Vintage Park at Baldwin City

    Vintage Park at Baldwin City

    321 Crimson Avenue, Baldwin City, KS 66006
    (3)
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    Vintage Park at Baldwin City is an assisted living community in beautiful rural Kansas. Residents enjoy being a part of an active, vibrant community with a wealth of social activities and delicious, restaurant-style dining. Vintage Park at Baldwin City offers supportive assistance when and where it...

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  • Vintage Park at Tonganoxie

    Vintage Park at Tonganoxie

    120 W 8th St, Tonganoxie, KS 66086
    (3)
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    Vintage Park at Tonganoxie is a beautiful assisted living community located in the growing community of Tonganoxie, Kansas. Tonganoxie is well known throughout the state for providing a high quality of life for residents including a low crime rate, high quality educational opportunities, peaceful...

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  • Vintage Park at Paola

    Vintage Park at Paola

    601 N East St, Paola, KS 66071
    (2)
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    Vintage Park at Paola is an assisted living community located in the small and charming town of Paola, Kansas. Our rural town is friendly and welcoming with plenty of recreational opportunities including lakes, pools, and adult educational programs. Paola is proud of our small town culture, our rich...

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  • John Knox Village

    John Knox Village

    1001 Northwest Murray Road, Lee's Summit, MO 64081
    (34)
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    Since it was established a little more than 40 years ago, John Knox Village has been the leading continuing care retirement community in the Midwest. Situated on a 420-acre campus in Lee's Summit, Mo., the Village is now home to more than 1,800 residents who enjoy a wide array of residential and...

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  • Senior Star at Wexford Place

    Senior Star at Wexford Place

    6500 North Cosby Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64151
    (75)
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    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 purpose...

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Assisted Living in Olathe, KS

Assisted living communities in Olathe provide supervision, community-style living, and personal care services to seniors who may require limited assistance with the activities of daily living (ADLs). These communities are designed to promote independence among seniors who do not require 24-hour skilled nursing care. The median monthly cost of assisted living communities in Olathe is about $3,500 within the city proper, and $2,950 in the metropolitan area. The assisted living communities of Olathe are a great fit for seniors who would like to live in a supervised setting while still maintaining an independent lifestyle.

Cost of Living in Olathe, KS

Compared to most other cities in Kansas, Olathe is considered to be more expensive than average. The cost-of-living index is rated over 12 points higher than the national average. The grocery index however is rated as lower. This means that the high cost of living can most likely be attributed to the relatively high cost of real estate. All index scores are based on a sliding scale with the national average set at 100.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax
112 93 $1,449 17.1% spend over 30% of their income on rent $211,483 $82,649 None

Local Medical Providers

The highest-rated hospitals in Olathe include:

  • Saint Anthony's Senior Care Hospital - This behavioral health hospital specifically caters to the needs of people over the age of 50. They work with seniors who struggle with cognitive impairment to improve their quality of life.
  • Olathe Medical Center - This 254-bed short-term acute care facility offers a number of services specifically for seniors. This includes home health care, hospice care, and physical therapy.
  • Cottonwood Springs - A 72-bed psychiatric facility which offers a number of mental health and substance abuse services.

Climate and Weather

Olathe has a humid subtropical type of climate. This means that the summers tend to be hot and muggy, while the winters are often cool with lots of overcast cloud cover. The transition seasons of spring and fall are usually wet and rainy. On average, the humidity level for Olathe is about 59%. The humidity levels are often highest during the month of December at around 65%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
77°F 89°F (July) 66°F (July) 34°F 45°F (February) 22°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
39 (Good) 55 in the month of August (Moderate)

Moderate conditions mean that those who are sensitive to particulates in the air should consider limiting the amount of time they spend on outdoor exertion.

Precipitation

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall
3” 6” (May) 13”

Demographics and Values

A wealthy suburb of Kansas City, Olathe tends to lean slightly conservative politically. Many people who live in Olathe have families and commute into Overland Park for work. The town is well educated, with nearly half the population having a college degree of higher. The city is considered very religious and many people hold traditional family values in high regard.

2016 Presidential Election for Johnson County

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
44.1% 46.7% 9.1%

Population Statistics

Population metro area Population city proper Population density Population trend
2,143,651 137,472 861 people per square mile Growing at a rate of 1.53%

Age

Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
35 20% 9% 4% 2%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
16% 47% 16%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
4% 6.1% 11.3% 0.3% 0.1% 75.7% 3.3%

Crime

Total crimes Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
2,227 14 2

Miscellaneous

Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
4% 75% 8% 6% 3% 7%

Olathe is not considered friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that there is a good chance that members of the community may face discrimination or bigotry from the general public.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Olathe has plenty of options for recreation, and will appeal especially to history buffs and those who love the outdoors. Among the city’s many museums and historical sites, one can enjoy a taste of the town’s 19th-century pioneer history at the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm. The Old Olathe Naval Air Museum has a large collection of military memorabilia spanning the history of U.S. naval aviation. The Ensor Park and Museum is a centuries old dairy farm that has been converted into a museum. Olathe is also home to The Museum of Deaf History, Art and Culture, dedicated to celebrating the experience of deafness while promoting deaf arts and cultural contributions.

For a breath of fresh air, there are 13 community parks in the city and 24 neighborhood parks to choose from. The city has installed 23 sculptures throughout the various parks, and the city maintains a rotating outdoor exhibit downtown that showcases the works of various artists. The city is very proud of its trees and has earned the designation of Tree City, USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. The Olathe Garden Club has created a series of self-guided tours for those who wish to see the city’s many historic trees. One popular tour, "The Trees of Veterans Memorial Park", takes you on a peaceful walk through the park's 8 acres while highlighting the 25 different species of trees that live in the park.

Transportation

Public transportation options are limited in Olathe. However, RideKC operates routes on the weekdays that connect Olathe to the wider metropolitan area. Cars or other means of individual transportation are recommended as the best option for getting around the city.

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