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Senior housing types near Independence, MO

  • 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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  • Country Oak Village

    Country Oak Village

    101 Crossing Creek Drive, Grain Valley, MO 64029
    (13)
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    Country Oak Village is located in the town of Grain Valley just minutes from Kansas City. Country Oak Village mirrors that same small town feeling that you get from the residents of Grain Valley. Residents are treated like family and Country Oak Village becomes a home, not a facility. With its...

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  • The Parkway Senior Living

    The Parkway Senior Living

    550 NE Napoleon Dr, Blue Springs, MO 64014
    (39)
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    Opened in 2015 - The Parkway Senior Living Community is the first continuing care community in the Blue Springs, Missouri area. The Parkway is designed for the convenience and satisfaction of residents. All services and amenities are provided with attentiveness and professionalism to ensure...

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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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  • Heritage Village of Gladstone

    Heritage Village of Gladstone

    3000 NE 64th St, Gladstone, MO 64119
    (16)
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    Heritage Village of Gladstone is an assisted living community located in the city of Gladstone, Missouri in the county of Clay. Residents of this community can easily spend their days wandering through the wooded trails of Hidden Hollow Park which touches up against the back yard of Heritage Village...

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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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  • Addington Place of Shoal Creek

    Addington Place of Shoal Creek

    9601 N Tullis Dr, Kansas City, MO 64157
    (34)
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    Welcome to Addington Place of Shoal's Creek! A beautiful community of warmth 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's...

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  • Essex of Grain Valley

    Essex of Grain Valley

    401 Southwest Rock Creek Lane, Grain Valley, MO 64029
    (5)
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Bristol Manor of Oak Grove

    Bristol Manor of Oak Grove

    300 N Austin, Oak Grove, MO 64075
    (7)
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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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  • 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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  • Park Meadows Senior Living

    5901 W. 107th Street, Overland Park, KS 66207
    (79)
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    We can’t wait for you to call Park Meadows Senior Living in Overland Park, Kansas, home. This Kansas City suburb offers Midwestern charm alongside big city venues, cultural centers, and museums set against a backdrop almost as pastoral as a John Steuart Curry painting. With nearly 45 golf courses in...

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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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  • 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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  • Tiffany Springs Senior Living & Rehab

    Tiffany Springs Senior Living & Rehab

    9191 North Ambassador, Kansas City, MO 64154
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    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 couples....

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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 Gardens at Barry Road

    The Gardens at Barry Road

    8300 NW Barry Road, Kansas City, MO 64153
    (19)
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    The Gardens at Barry Road supports seniors and gives them the help they need to maintain their independence through our assisted living and memory care options. We understand the important decisions that you face when transitioning to a retirement community and we want to help you every step of the...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Bristol Manor of Smithville

    Bristol Manor of Smithville

    1502 S Commercial Avenue, Smithville, MO 64089
    (7)
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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 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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  • Bristol Manor of Pleasant Hill

    Bristol Manor of Pleasant Hill

    2124 Highridge Drive, Pleasant Hill, MO 64080
    (6)
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Benton House of Blue Springs

    1701 NW Jefferson Street, Blue Springs, MO 64015
    (18)
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    Benton House of Blue Springs is an assisted living community located in the scenic city of Blue Springs, Jackson County, Missouri. Our diverse community is located in the center of this beautiful city, and offers many attractions for our seniors and their visiting family members. Benton House of...

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  • Anthology at the Plaza

    2 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64112
    (1)
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    ANTHOLOGY OF THE PLAZA Virtue Memory Care is a solution for older adults living with memory loss, including Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. We also understand dementia doesn’t just affect yourloved one; it impacts your whole family. At Anthology Senior Living, we’re here to help you and...

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  • Blessed Homes

    305 E 63rd St, Kansas City, MO 64113
    (8)
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    Blessed Homes is a senior care home located in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass counties, Kansas, MO. Loving caregivers provide assistance to seniors in a group home setting. Renowned musical styles Kansas City Jazz and Blues were created here in the 18th and Vine Neighborhood. Kansas City played a...

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  • Addington Place of Prairie Village

    2700 Somerset Dr, Prairie Village, KS 66206
    (35)
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    Beautiful Addington Place of Prairie Village is located in Prairie Village, Kansas and can be a wonderful resting home for your elderly parent. We truly understand how difficult it can be for you to find the right spot for your parent to live if they can no longer live on their own. When choosing...

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  • Addington Place of Lee's Summit

    2160 SE Blue Pkwy, Lee's Summit, MO 64063
    (34)
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    Welcome to Addington Place of Lee's Summit! A beautiful community of warmth 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 Lee's...

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  • The Village at Carroll Park

    5301 Harry Truman Drive, Grandview, MO 64030
    (9)
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    Here at the Village at Carroll Park in Grandview, MO we assist seniors with daily needs and task. We have activities to keep them engaged, healthy, moving and social. We try to make sure they continue to have well rounded lives just as they did before coming here. We provide meals for all of our...

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Independence, Missouri

Assisted Living

Assisted living facilities have the luxury of regular social interaction and apartment style housing as well as personalized care. The services offered often involve assistance with ADLs. Occupants may be kept under supervision and evaluation. Under certain circumstances, facilities may offer dementia care, continuing care, or nursing care. In Missouri, the annual median cost for an assisted living facility is around $34,566 . The state of Missouri has specific regulations related to this kind of facility. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Division of Regulation and Licensure, Section for Long-Term Care Regulation certifies this facility type. This facility type has a number of provisions pertaining to medication assistance. These provisions include a physician, pharmacist, or registered nurse (RN) must review the medication regimen of each resident every other month, Injections may be administered only by a physician or licensed nurse, and insulin injections may be administered by a certified medication technician or level i medication aide who has successfully completed the state-approved course for insulin administration. This facility has a number of provisions concerning food and diet which include modified diets must be reviewed at least quarterly by a consulting nutritionist, dietitian, RN, or physician, modified diets prescribed by a physician can be provided, and facilities must provide at least three daily meals. This type of facility is required to offer a number of services. These include assistance with administration of medications, 24-hour care, assistance with distribution, and protective oversight. There must be one bath or shower for every 1 residents and one toilet for every 1 residents. This type of facility is required to have a staff member on duty 24 hours a day. Staff are required to receive training in a variety of subjects. These include: communicating with persons with dementia, 24 hours of additional training on assessment on cognitive ability, fire safety, and mentally confused residents. Public assistance is available through the Medicaid State Plan Personal Care authority. Before a resident is accepted, they must go through a service plan screening to guarantee their needs are going to be met. This screening includes a number of areas of interest such as assessment must be repeated whenever the resident has a significant change in condition and at least semiannually, complete screening prior to admission to determine whether an applicant is eligible to be admitted, an individualized service plan must be developed that describes the services to be provided to meet the resident's needs, and authorized staff person and a physician must conduct a physical exam to document the individual's current medical status and write any special orders regarding care and needed procedures.

Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers

For many seniors, especially those who live with chronic diseases or those who are in need of continuous care, access to medical facilities may be a key factor in selecting which senior care facility best suits you or your loved ones needs. The top hospitals that service Independence include Centerpoint Medical Center. In total, there is one hospital located in Independence which offer emergency services and other healthcare.

Regional Climate and Weather Information

For many, weather and climate are often a key influence in choosing a care community. On average, Independence has a humidity level of approximately 53%. Humidity ratings are highest during the month of December at approximately 57%. In the summer, the temperature in Independence is about 78°F. The summer high temperature peaks at about 89°F in the month of July. The low summer temperature is roughly 66°F during the month of June. In wintertime, the average temp in Independence falls to around 34°F. The highest winter temperature is around 45°F in the month of February. The low winter temperature gets to about 22 °F during the month of January. Independence has a humid subtropical type of climate. Monthly, Independence measures approximately 3 inches of precipitation. The most precipitation usually falls in May with an average of 6 inches during the month. For snowfall, Independence experiences on average 13.60 inches of snow. On average, the air quality index rating in Independence is about 37.1. The average AQI conditions are rated as good. This means that there is no health advisory associated with the air quality for this destination. The air quality index rating reaches its max score during the month of August at around 44.6.

Cost of Living

The overall cost of care for a community is affected by the community in which it is located. Independence has a grocery index rating of around 92.9 and a cost of living index of around 88.8. These index ratings are based on a spectrum where 100 is considered the national average and anything below 100 is considered less pricey than the average amount. Independence has a sales tax of 4.23%.

Demographics and Values

In Independence, 10.0% of the people are veterans of the United States military. Independence is considered very unfriendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. In the previous presidential election, 55.5% voted Democrat, 6.4% voted for a third party candidate, and 38.1% voted Republican in Jackson county. In Independence, 16.0% live in poverty, 61.4% participate in the labor force, 12.5% do not have health insurance, and 7.2% are widows. Of the population of Independence 18.8% have a college degree, 5.8% have a graduate degree, and 37.6% have a high-school diploma. In terms of crime, Independence has 5.5 violent crimes per 1000 residents and 57.1 property crimes per 1000 residents. Based on gender, 47.4% are male and 52.6% are female. In Independence, 31.9% of the population are over the age of 55, 12.1% are over the age of 60, 7.1% are over the age of 70, and 4.9% are over the age of 80. The median age of Independence is 41 years old. Racially, the population of Independence is 1.3% Asian, 0.6% Native American, 5.6% other or not specified, 0.7% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 2.7% mixed race, 9.8% Hispanic, 81.8% white, and 7.2% black. Independence has a population density of 581 people per square mile. The total population of Independence consists of 117,306 people. The current population of Independence is shrinking at a rate of -0.002%. In Independence, 46.6% are nonbelievers. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Independence 13.4% are Baptists, 11.1% practice another Christian faith, and 10.6% practice Catholicism. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Independence, out of the total population 0.1% practice Judaism, 0.3% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.4% practice Islam.

State Information

An overview of Missouri

Out of a national average of 100, Missouri has a cost of living index rating of 89, a grocery index rating of 97, and a housing index rating of 71. In total, Missouri has 128 general hospitals and 212 health centers that provide care for 6,144,344 citizens. Mosaic Life Care At St Joseph, Mercy Hospital St Louis, and Mercy Hospital Springfield are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. Overall, Missouri ranks 28th out of all states in quality of life and 41st in healthcare. Based on natural beauty, Missouri ranks 9th in the nation.

Social demographics of the state

The state has a median age of 39 and 30% of its population being over the age of 55. In the most recent presidential election, 57% of Missouri residents voted Republican and 38% voted Democrat. The state of Missouri ranks 35th in the country for diversity. In terms of religion, 37% of Missouri residents attend religious services among the 9,001 different congregations that are available in the state. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-36%, Mainline Protestant-16%, and Historically Black Protestant-6%. In Missouri there are 414 masonic lodges.

State-wide weather information

On average, the state receives 3.63 inches of precipitation a month. The most precipitation occurs in June with an average of 6.57 inches of precipitation a month. On average, Missouri has an air quality index rating of around 37.3 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 48.7 AQI. During the summer, the average temperature in Missouri is around 76°F. The average high summer temperature is around 92°F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 57°F during the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 33°F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 51°F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 12°F during the month of January. The average humidity across the state is 69%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 75%. While residents of Missouri mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Missouri can include floods, earthquakes (moderate), and and tornados.

Wildlife to be found in Missouri

The state of Missouri has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of Smooth Brome, Dogwood, Scouring Rush, and Kentucky Bluegrass. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the Mule Deer, the Long-tailed Weasel, the Cougar, or the Red Fox. The state animal of Missouri is the The Mule.