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For seniors seeking assisted living in and around Kansas City, Missouri, there are numerous options. We offer 13 listings all within a 10-mile radius of downtown Kansas City, which includes assisted living facilities in Kansas and Missouri, including but not limited to, Shawnee, North Kansas City, Independence, and Parkville.
Assisted living facilities provide services to make seniors feel safe and comfortable by catering to their individual needs. These services include assistance with personal care, medication management, meal preparation as well as opportunities for outings and activities. The majority of assisted living facilities in the Kansas City area are facilities that offer another service along with assisted living, such as memory care or independent living. In fact, three assisted living facilities in the Kansas City area include independent living options and five offer memory care. And if you are looking for standalone assisted living facilities, there are also options available.
A Place for Mom can help you find assisted living facilities and other senior-specific housing options in the Kansas City metro area. Whether you prefer living near the excitement of Arrowhead Stadium or near the Kansas City art district or in the Kansas suburbs, A Place for Mom can streamline your search for an assisted living community that is right for you or your loved one. This guide will explore costs, ways to pay, laws and regulations, health care and transportation options, and things to do.
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Mom's 1st fall led to 9 weeks of pain and substandard care in rehab facilities and with her passing. During this 9 weeks it was decided that Mom and Dad would not be able to remain in their home of 50+ years and after extensive research Westchester Village was selected for their Assisted Living accommodations. We moved Dad in and Mom moved to their Skilled Nursing to complete her rehab but the falls and her illness won that battle. With Dad in Assisted Living, regulations prevented Mom from joining him for hospice. Rather than have her somewhere that he couldn't visit, Westchester Village made their on-premise apartment available for hospice which allowed Dad to spend as much time as possible with Mom at the end as well as providing extra space for my rather large family as we were also trying to provide comfort and support to Mom, Dad, and each other. Courtney O'Connor, Judy Baxter, and the staff at Westchester Village have been kind, gracious, and generous thru this difficult time
Have had two small instances. Spoke with staff and those were handled after bringing those two up. The wonderful and great thing about it is a very small community. So makes it homey and more ordeal. A family oriented environment.
We were atrracted, to the staff and the reviews. I talked to people who had loved ones here. We picked this community, because they were proffessional, I liked the friendliness,and they went above and beyond to make us feel welcomed. It seemed like a better fit for my loved one.The billing has been an issue, so it would be nice if they had a better system, and followed-up with phone calls. I would recommend to other families.
6500 North Cosby Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64151
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What I like the most about the Senior Star at Wexford Place is that most of my needs are anticipated and met by the working staff members. Based on the experience I have had so far, I would recommend this...
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...
6311 N Cosby Ave, Kansas City, MO 64151
I think things are going well but there is a little improvement I would like to see in all categories. Thank you. I am happy with our choice. I'd say things were going well. I am optimistic that my loved...
14001 Madison Ave., Kansas City, MO 64145
We picked based on cost and having all levels of care available. Right now my dad is in independent living, but if he needs more care we can keep him at the Madison. I would recommend to others.
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...
501 West 107th Street, Kansas City, MO 64114
This is a wonderful community. The staff is exceptional and the care goes with that as well - exceptional. There are plenty of activities for residents. My friend was never bored!! There is a shuttle...
Good Times and Better CompanyNestled 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...
2900 NE Kendallwood Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64119
We do not really have much to compare it to as this is the first place that my loved one has stayed. The staff have been very accommodating. They can accommodate you pretty much with any room that your...
5901 NW 88th Street, Kansas City, MO 64154
The staff at Benton House of Tiffany Springs treats my mom as family. It made the transition so easy for her. The facility and my mom's room is always clean. The food options are great and it is nice that...
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...
9601 N Tullis Dr, Kansas City, MO 64157
We picked this community, because they help the family with placement. They had a nice staff and nice atmosphere. I would recommend to others.
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...
12100 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64145
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Everyone has been friendly. We picked this community because my friend liked the facility, the cost was better than other places, and he was impressed by the set-up. They have made him feel comfortable. They...
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...
11071 N Woodland Ave, Kansas City, MO 64155
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...
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...
8300 NW Barry Road, Kansas City, MO 64153
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What we like the most about The Gardens at Barry Road are the staff members, they are friendly and very open. The community has easy access to the memory care side of the facility. The other residents are...
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...
8280 N. Tullis Ave, Kansas City, MO 64158
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...
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.
9101 N Ambassador Dr, Kansas City, MO 64154
I am very pleased with be at the Tiffany Springs Senior Living community. Everyone you meet they are always smiling when you seen them.
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...
1010 E 68th St, Kansas City, MO 64131
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...
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,...
1201 NW Tullison Road, Kansas City, MO 64116
At any assisted living or memory care place, no matter how great the facility is, you will still encounter issues - so stay in close contact. I've had an issue with just a few of the nursing staff, but they...
McCrite Plaza at Briarcliff is a family owned and operated senior-living community that provides the full continuum of care. The McCrite family opened the original McCrite Plaza in 1975 in Topeka, KS and in December of 2013 opened their Kansas City location in the Northland. Nestled in the bluffs...
2115 Maturana Dr, Liberty, MO 64068
It was a blessing that we were able to move my father here during covid. The caring that is part of the culture here is above and beyond what we experienced in prior situations. The occupational therapist...
1051 Kent St, Liberty, MO 64068
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...
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...
5350 W. 61st Place, Mission, KS 66205
They were very attentive and welcoming to my mom and our entire family. They checked on her regularly and encouraged her to get involved.
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...
7105 Mission Rd, Prairie Village, KS 66208
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...
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...
9110 East 63rd Street, Raytown, MO 64133
They tried very hard to meet our needs in a difficult situation. My brother was only there for 2 1/2 weeks before he passed away. We were very pleased with the care he received while here. They seemed to...
Welcome to Trustwell Living of Raytown! 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 services...
10000 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64114
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.
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...
2 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64112
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My mother is a two year resident of Anthology at the Plaza and the experience has been very good. The meal quality and variety has been good. The staff is friendly and helpful and communication overall has...
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...
3000 NE 64th St, Gladstone, MO 64119
They have an onsite doctor, so the resident doesn't have to leave. The community is very friendly. They have meals and you call ahead and eat with your loved one, prior to COVID. The staff makes sure...
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...
1515 W White Oak St, Independence, MO 64050
It is clean and they go above in de orating for each holiday. Looks great and always festive. The staff are very friendly. The groves has a new activity director and she is adding more activities, they...
At The Groves, you’ll find we’re a community dedicated to your comfort and security. We’ll take care of the yard, the housekeeping, and the maintenance, leaving you free to do the things you choose to do! Feel carefree!We are located in Independence, MO-Harry Truman’s choice of retirement...
8100 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64114
Overall, my loved ones are thrilled with their new home. They ended up securing a single family house that is adjacent to the main property. Armour Oaks is understaffed, but they get the job done. The...
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...
12101 East Bannister Road, Kansas City, MO 64138
The community was very clean and the staff was very nice. I feel this was a good place for my loved one. I would recommend this community to others.
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...
Assisted living costs in Kansas City vary based on floor plan, amenities, location, additional services, and the level of care residents require. Including rent and various fees, Kansas City assisted living at our partner communities averages about $4,530 per month, according to A Place for Mom’s proprietary data. This average cost listed covers room and board as well as service fees and other add-ons.
The average assisted living monthly cost is very comparable to the average monthly fee for memory care in Kansas City, which sits around $4,966, but is significantly more expensive than options without supervision and care such as senior apartments, which average around $1,116 per month.
To compare costs in Kansas City and nearby cities, the following figures represent baseline averages and don’t account for total move-in costs, add-ons, and related fees.
Since assisted living facilities offer both housing and personal care services, families and seniors typically finance their expenses through a combination of private means (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.
Seniors can pay for assisted living using a variety of personal income sources. These sources might include pensions, savings accounts, Social Security benefits, or investment returns. Assisted living costs can also be covered by the following options:
You can find the full list of laws and regulations for assisted living facilities in Missouri through the Laws, Regulations, and Manuals page on the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services website, but listed below are some key takeaways:
If you are a family or senior looking for the latest inspection reports in Kansas City, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services collects that information and publishes the most recent reports here.
You can find the full list of laws and regulations for assisted living facilities in Kansas on the Surveys, Reports, Regulations, and Statutes page on the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services website, but listed below are some key takeaways:
If you are a family or senior looking for the latest inspection reports in Kansas, the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services publishes inspection reports on its website.
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102
503 S. Kansas Ave.
Topeka, KS 66603-3404
There are no specific COVID-19 regulations in place for assisted living communities in the Kansas City metro area for either Missouri or Kansas. Kansas City provides up-to-date general information and COVID-19 guidelines, including details on community spread, vaccinations, and requirements. You can also visit the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) for the most recent guidelines in Kansas.
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With more than two million calling Kansas City home, you will be in good company with thousands of others enjoying their retirement years. For seniors who need a helping hand navigating their golden years, Kansas City assisted living facilities have a lot to offer.
Assisted living within a 10-mile radius of downtown Kansas City is very unique in that it covers many different geographic areas across the state line between Kansas and Missouri. From west of Kansas City, Missouri into Kansas City, Kansas, and Johnson County, Kansas, and north from Kansas City into Liberty, Mo., there are assisted living facilities to fit almost every geographic preference.
There are two standalone assisted living facilities within a 10-mile radius of downtown Kansas City. Three of them include independent living options and five include memory care. There are also facilities that include all three as well as a group home for those who need additional support.. As you or your loved one ages and their needs change, you can rest assured knowing that many facilities are versatile enough to grow with you.
All of our partner assisted living facilities in the Kansas City area offer diabetic care, almost all of the facilities in Kansas City offer full medication management, and almost 70% have staff who are specially trained in memory care. All facilities have staff that are awake and ready to provide care at any point in the day. You can also expect help with all types of daily activities, including laundry and housekeeping. Meals are also provided.
For residents who want to engage with their new neighbors, assisted living communities in Kansas City set the bar high. Many assisted living communities organize a variety of day trips and outings for their residents to local venues, such as the many museums located in the city or the City Market. Some even host live dance and theater performances. Residents can mingle with their neighbors at community events like cooking classes, religious services, pet-focused programs, or holiday and birthday parties.
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The Kansas City area provides excellent health care options for seniors including both in Missouri and across the state line.
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.
The University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas 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.
Kansas City has relatively limited options for public transit and isn’t considered highly walkable, so seniors will generally need to use a car or other forms of public transportation. The good thing is that 62% of our partner communities provide complimentary transportation and 77% of our partner communities have resident parking available.
The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority does provide bus routes throughout the metro area and into Kansas, and the KCATA Freedom program offers both ADA paratransit and non-ADA on-demand response services. You do have to qualify to be able to use the Freedom service. The eligibility process requires an application and a phone interview. To access the full application, click here.
There is a rapid transit option, RideKC Max, but it is 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.
Kansas City is scored on the lower end for walkability, bicycling, and transit. A low walk score on a scale of 1 to 100 implies that most errands require a car or bus. A low transit score means there are a few nearby public transportation options, but not many. And a low bike score means there is minimal bike infrastructure throughout the city.
Seniors looking for some enriching activities in Kansas City have no shortage of options. There are countless fun and rewarding activities that cater to a wide range of interests for you and your loved ones to enjoy.
There are plenty of options for art lovers. The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is home to the Kansas City Ballet, Lyric Opera, Kansas City Symphony, and more. The Kauffman Center is a great option for seniors looking to unwind and enjoy a performance or show. Perks of visiting the Kauffman Center include accessibility everywhere — from programs to parking to transactions and events — as well as military and senior group discounts. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is another must-see for art aficionados.
For those interested in shopping and food, Kansas City is home to the Country Club Plaza. The Plaza includes over 45 locally owned shops and restaurants among others. The Plaza also hosts many events throughout the year, some of which have included KC Restaurant Week, The Plaza Art Fair, and the Kansas City Film Fest International. The Kansas City Power & Light District is another popular place for shopping and eating.
Bally’s Casino is about a 10 minute drive from the plaza and is located right next to the Missouri River. With a wide variety of table games and slot machines, the casino is a perfect activity for seniors who are feeling lucky.
If you want to sit in on a good spectator sport, there are plenty of professional teams calling Kansas City home. Check out the Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Sporting, or the KC Mavericks. The Kansas Speedway hosts NASCAR for racing fans.
If you are looking for some good barbeque, Kansas City is known for just that. Cross the Missouri border and try the original Joe’s KC BBQ.
The average cost of Assisted Living in Kansas City is 4,506 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.
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