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10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Kansas City, MO

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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.

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Photo of Senior Star at Wexford Place
2525 Photos available
88 Floor plans available
9.7
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103 reviews
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Wexford place was really a nice clean place and very very efficient on most things but it's like every other senior citizen place is weekends you need to be there with your family cause they're shorthanded...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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...
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Photo of The Burlington Creek Senior Living
88 Photos available
33 Floor plans available
9.5
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39 reviews
9.5
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39 reviews
5 star
67%
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The facility and the staff were great. I have no complaints about anything. It is very clean and there is no odor like there is some other places.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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Photo of The Madison Senior Living
99 Photos available
9.5
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22 reviews
9.5
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22 reviews
5 star
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Our move in experience was less than stellar. We came on a day that the Wellness Director was out and the communication from the sales team about what was missing for admission lead to things being rushed...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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...
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2323 Photos available
9.4
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12 reviews
9.4
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12 reviews
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The staff has a high caring level and does an excellent job communicating with me. The housekeeping is dependable. Moving in was easy -- they provide large flat carts and luggage carriers that came in...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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Photo of Brookdale Wornall Place
1212 Photos available
77 Floor plans available
Pricing promotion expiring soon
9.4
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48 reviews
9.4
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48 reviews
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Before OPP I lived for two years at BROOKDALE wornall so that is all I can compare. I loved many things about BROOKDALE. The facility was up to date and beautiful, though there were stairs everywhere, just...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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...
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Photo of Benton House of Tiffany Springs
1111 Photos available
44 Floor plans available
9.3
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40 reviews
9.3
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40 reviews
5 star
49%
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We were looking for an Assisted Living facility that provided an adult day program so that the family could have a break at least once a week. We looked at a couple of the locations in our area and, at the...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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...
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Photo of The Oxford Grand at Shoal Creek
1010 Photos available
9.0
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14 reviews
9.0
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We loved Oxford Grand. The treated my mom like family and me as well! Very clean appearance and smelled good! Good activities. Friendly residents and staff!
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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.
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Photo of Addington Place of Shoal Creek
1010 Photos available
66 Floor plans available
Pricing promotion
8.9
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52 reviews
8.9
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52 reviews
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What our family likes the most about Addington Place are the people. The people who work there are very attentive to my mom. She really feels as if they really care about her. Based on the experience we have...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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...
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Photo of The Gardens at Barry Road
2020 Photos available
11 Floor plan available
8.8
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41 reviews
8.8
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This place is amazing! The facility is beautiful, clean and very reasonably priced. Lesa and Ashley were amazing in helping us navigate and pull everything together to get my mom situated in her new room....
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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...
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Photo of Tiffany Springs Senior Living
2121 Photos available
8.7
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24 reviews
8.7
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24 reviews
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The staff was excellent! So kind and compassionate with my mom. Made her feel so loved and cared for. Can't say enough about the staff
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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...
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Photo of Benton House of Staley Hills
1010 Photos available
8.4
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16 reviews
8.4
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16 reviews
5 star
56%
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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...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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...
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Photo of Trustwell Living of Raytown
1616 Photos available
8.4
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40 reviews
8.4
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40 reviews
5 star
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I really like it. Worst part is laundry-there's no one person so sometimes it's slow getting done or clothes get mixed up. But my family is satisfied & likes it, & goes different times of day to ck. Staff is...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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...
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Photo of McCrite Plaza at Briarcliff
99 Photos available
8.0
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1 review
8.0
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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...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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...
Photo of Our Lady of Mercy Country HomeCommunity card badge
33 Photos available
9.8
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27 reviews
9.8
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27 reviews
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Our Lady of Mercy Country Home is lovely. I only have to walk down the hallway to go to daily mass and I don't have to find a ride to Church anymore. I no longer need to cook because the meals are Included...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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Photo of Trustwell Living at Mission Springs
1717 Photos available
8.5
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51 reviews
8.5
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51 reviews
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The reason we give the cleanliness a 4 is because they were in the middle of remodeling. We were there for about 4 weeks before my mom passed, but with the experience we had we would recommend Trustwell...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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...
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Photo of The Village at Mission
1212 Photos available
33 Floor plans available
8.2
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39 reviews
8.2
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39 reviews
5 star
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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...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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...
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Photo of The Wellington Senior Living
55 Photos available
8.1
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7 reviews
8.1
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5 star
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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...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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...
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Photo of Kingswood Senior Living
1919 Photos available
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8 reviews
7.2
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8 reviews
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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.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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...
Photo of The Ashton on the Plaza
1414 Photos available
22 Floor plans available
6.9
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14 reviews
6.9
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14 reviews
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Overall positive. Main areas always looked clean. No odor. Myself and Hospice had to ask a few time to clean my mom's floor. Food was amazing when my mother moved in. However they lost their chef. Food...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
We invite you to make your home here with us at The Ashton on the Plaza. We believe each person has a unique life story. That's why we've crafted a senior living experience that empowers you to live your story in a beautiful, meaningful way. We know that a thoroughly composed care plan, delivered...
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Photo of Heritage Village of Gladstone
77 Photos available
2.0
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21 reviews
2.0
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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...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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...
Photo of The Groves
55 Photos available
6.6
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13 reviews
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Excellent physical therapy department. Responsive medical staff. I love Dr. [name removed]. My mother's health has improved while living there. The facility is old, but a new director just hired and already...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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...
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1717 Photos available
88 Floor plans available
7.0
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10 reviews
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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...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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,...
Photo of Armour Oaks
33 Photos available
5.3
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18 reviews
5.3
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18 reviews
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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...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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...
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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.
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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...
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In a week we will move my Mother into Linden Woods Village. We received a fantastic tour from [name removed]. She helped us decide this was the place for my Mother. [name removed] answered all of our...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Nursing Homes
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Nursing Homes: Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.

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Recent reviews for assisted living in Kansas City

Westchester Village of Lenexa

4.6
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 ...
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Benton House of Staley Hills in Kansas City, MO

3.4
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.

The Madison Senior Living in Kansas City, MO

4.6
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.

Kansas City review score based on 200 family reviews

7.5
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This proprietary review score is based on 200 reviews of 36 Kansas City assisted living communities. All reviews were submitted in the past two years by verified community residents and family members.
The Kansas City review score informs your search by letting you see at a glance how assisted living residents and family members rate assisted living in your area. Compare review scores in multiple locations to understand how overall satisfaction rates differ from city to city. Based on recent reviews, the maximum possible score is 10.Methodology: How we calculate our city review scores

Kansas City review score compared against nearby cities

7.5
Kansas City, MO36 facilities
7.8
8.2
Avondale, MO25 facilities

Review subcategories for Kansas City assisted living

When assisted living residents and family members submit a review on our site, they rate each community on categories such as cleanliness, activities, meals, and more. The chart below is based on 200 reviews of 36 Kansas City assisted living communities. This chart helps you compare Kansas City resident and family assisted living satisfaction rates against national averages. Use it to assess your needs and develop criteria for your own search. If you know that one of these categories is important to you or your loved one, our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities to match your needs.
Kansas City, MO averageNational average
Cleanliness
4.2
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
4.6
Care services
3.9
4.2
Staff
4.3
4.5
Meals & dining
3.9
4.1
Activities
3.7
4.0
Value for cost*
3.9
4.1
0.01.02.03.04.05.0
*Learn more about cost details

Costs of assisted living in the Kansas City area

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.[01] 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.

Average monthly cost of Assisted Living in Kansas City, MO vs. nearby cities

Kansas City, MO
$4,618/mo
$4,639/mo

Average monthly cost of Assisted Living in Kansas City, MO vs. the state and national average

Kansas City, MO
$4,618/mo
U.S. national average
$4,732/mo

Average monthly cost of Assisted Living in Kansas City vs. other types of senior living

Assisted Living
$4,618/mo
$5,668/mo

Median monthly costs of Assisted Living in Kansas City, MO by room type

Semi-Private
$5,949/mo
Studio
$4,550/mo
1 Bedroom
$4,751/mo
2 Bedroom
$5,512/mo

Average cost of Assisted Living in Kansas City over time

Kansas City, MOMO stateNational

How people pay for assisted living in Kansas City

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.

Private pay methods in Kansas City

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:

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VA benefits for assisted living in Kansas City

To pay for assisted living, Kansas City veterans who qualify for VA Pension or disability benefits can often use those funds to help.

The VA Aid and Attendance benefit through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is intended to assist veterans with a disability or individuals who require long-term care in assisted living, skilled nursing, and memory care facilities. To qualify, veterans must meet one of the following criteria:

  • You need another person to help you perform activities of daily living
  • You have to stay in bed — or spend a large portion of the day in bed — because of illness
  • You are a patient in a nursing home due to the loss of mental or physical abilities related to a disability
  • Your eyesight is limited

If you are looking for additional guidance on navigating veteran benefits, there are veteran service officers in every county who can help. It’s worth connecting with these experts to see if there are benefits you may qualify for and aren’t aware of. In Missouri, there are two Jackson County veterans service officers with the Missouri Veterans Commission ready to educate you about benefits and help with claims filing.

Many Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs) have helpful representatives, too. We provide a helpful list below.

Representatives from the Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs counsel Kansas veterans about benefits and eligibility. They move around and can meet you in their field office, as well as at various Veterans Service Organizations.

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Approximately 24,129 veterans live in Kansas City, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

About 19% of those veterans are over the age of 75, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

Resources for Kansas City veterans

Missouri resources

VA Heartland Network (KC)
1201 Walnut St., Suite 800
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: 816-701-3002
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Missouri Veterans Commission
615 E. 13th
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: 816-889-2015
Email: movets@mvc.dps.mo.gov
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Paralyzed Veterans of America
4801 Linwood Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64128
Phone: 816-922-2882

Vietnam Veterans of America
3027 Walnut St.
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: 816-561-8387

Veterans of Foreign Wars
406 W. 34th St., Suite 320
Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: 816-756-3390

American Veterans
4801 Linwood Ave., #1427
Kansas City, MO 64128
Phone: 816-922-2887

Kansas resources

Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs Field Office
10107 W. 105th St. Suite B
Overland Park, KS 66212
Phone: 913-371-5968
Hours: Appointment Only

Kansas Commission on Veterans’ Affairs
Jayhawk Tower
700 SW Jackson, Suite 1004
Topeka, KS 66603
Phone: 785-296-3976

Kansas City Medicaid for assisted living services

Medicaid is a public insurance program that provides health insurance to low-income individuals. Each state runs its own Medicaid program within the regulations set by the federal government. In this section, we will discuss both Missouri and Kansas Medicaid programs.

MO HealthNet is the resource used in the state of Missouri to provide Medicaid coverage for those living in Kansas City. Those eligible must be under a certain income amount. To apply for Medicaid in Missouri, you can apply online, via phone, mail, or fax. When you apply for MO HealthNet, the Family Support Division of Missouri will also check to see if you  qualify for a variety of other benefit programs, no additional application necessary.

Missouri Medicaid covers some costs for behavioral health, dental, hospital, pharmacy, and more. For a comprehensive coverage list, click here.

In Kansas, KanCare is the name of the state’s Medicaid program. In order to apply, you must fill out a self-assessment on its website to determine whether or not you are eligible. The assessment will ask you if you are 65 years or older, if you have a disability, as well as your total income. If eligible, you can apply on their website.

Kansas Medicaid covers prescription drugs, mental health services and medical coverage, inpatient hospital, and hearing. Dental and eye-wear coverage is also included for most people.

The Kansas City Department for Aging and Disability Services also offers a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) through the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services. The PACE program provides comprehensive medically necessary care to seniors who are enrolled in Medicaid, Medicare or both.

Both Missouri and Kansas have long-term care ombudsman programs that are designed to help seniors in long-term care facilities maintain their quality of life. They act as representatives to ensure the rights of seniors are preserved and protected. In Missouri, the ombudsman program is facilitated by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. In Kansas, the program is facilitated by KanCare.

Kansas City resident Medicaid resources

Kansas City, MO Medicaid help

MO HealthNet
Missouri Department of Social Services, Family Support Division
615 East 13th St., Suite 102
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: 855-373-4636
Office Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Missouri Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
Mid-America Regional Council
600 Broadway, Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64105
Phone: 816-474-4240
Email: LTCOmbudsman@health.mo.gov
Contact: Angela Barnes, Scott Rowe

Kansas Medicaid help

KanCare
Kansas Department for Children and Families
402 State Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66101
Phone: 913-279-7000
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Kansas Medical Assistance Program
Phone: 1-800-766-9012

KanCare Ombudsman Office
Phone: 1-855-643-8180
Contact: Kerrie Bacon
Email: KanCare.Ombudsman@ks.govHours: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Tuesday, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Medicare assisted living coverage in Kansas City

Medicare is a federal program that covers healthcare costs for seniors over 65 who have paid Medicare taxes or are married to someone who paid Medicare taxes. Although Medicare won’t cover any of the costs associated with assisted living in Missouri or Kansas, it can help cover medically necessary services like prescription medications, rehabilitation, hospital stays, or medical equipment. To sign up for Medicare in both Missouri and Kansas, seniors will need to contact their local Social Security Administration office.

Medicare Advantage plans in Missouri are the majority of Medicare coverage chosen by Kansas City Medicare beneficiaries and there are more than 40 Medicare Advantage options to choose from in Kansas City.[05]

Some Missouri seniors also opt for a Medicare Supplement in addition to their Medicare plan for more comprehensive coverage. They might use Medicare Medigap to help pay for copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles. If you have a low income, Medicare Savings Programs can help assist with premiums and copays. MORx, Missouri’s Pharmacy Assistance Program, can help with medication expenses. There are three Medicare Savings Programs in Kansas to help people who qualify. The Kansas Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) also helps Kansas seniors connect with health and social services.

If you are looking for Medicare guidance, both Missouri and Kansas have insurance assistance programs  In Missouri, there is CLAIM, which is a State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) and Kansas has the Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas program (SHICK). These programs essentially do the same thing and help seniors navigate the complexities of Medicare. Employees at both programs are trained to walk seniors and their families through all the Medicare plan options available to them in their state and assist them in making the best choice possible.

Each state also has an ombudsman’s office with representatives specifically trained to help people applying for Medicare find the best plan for them with all the resources available. Ombudsmen do not regulate long-term care facilities, but they do work with residents, their families, providers and other agencies to resolve problems and concerns.

If you are looking for additional support, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services have a regional branch in Kansas City that can answer your questions.

Kansas City resident Medicare resources

Apply for Medicare in Missouri and Kansas

Kansas City, MO Social Security Administration
2021 Independence Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64124
Phone: 888-221-3612
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Kansas City, KS Social Security Administration
850 Nebraska Ave. Kansas City, KS 66101
Phone: 1-800-772-1213 Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Missouri Medicare help

Kansas City Regional Office of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
821 Admiral Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: 816-426-5861
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

CLAIM (State Health Insurance Assistance Program)
Phone: 800-390-3330

Medicare Savings Programs and MORx
Missouri Department of Social Services, Family Support Division
615 East 13th St., Suite 102
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: 855-373-4636
Office Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Missouri Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
Mid-America Regional Council
600 Broadway, Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64105
Phone: 816-474-4240
Email: LTCOmbudsman@health.mo.gov
Contact: Angela Barnes, Scott Rowe

Understand Missouri and Kansas laws and regulations for assisted living facilities

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:

  • There must be 24-hour care and protective oversight
  • Facilities are able to bring in services from third-party providers to meet residents’ needs
  • A qualified individual will conduct a premove-in screening for each new resident
  • All new residents must have a physical examination conducted by a licensed physician
  • Every room needs to be at least 70 square feet
  • The maximum number of beds per unit is four
  • At least one shower must be provided for every 20 residents
  • The facility must follow all codes and standards set by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • There must be a licensed administrator in charge of the facility at all times
  • Staffing patterns must be followed to ensure proper care

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:

  • Wellness and health monitoring is required
  • A licensed nurse, social worker or administrator must conduct a functional capacity screening on each new resident and follow up with screenings annually
  • Every apartment must be at least 200 square feet (not including bathrooms or closets)
  • The facility must follow all codes and standards set by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • The facility must follow life safety codes for building
  • A full-time operator ((not required to be a licensed administrator if less than 61 residents are in the facility) must be employed by the facility
  • Administrator and operators must hold a Kansas license as an adult care home administrator and complete the operator training
  • All staff must have training pertaining to abuse, neglect, and exploitation, and in disaster and emergency preparedness.

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.

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services contact information

912 Wildwood
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102
573-751-6400
573-751-6010
info@health.mo.gov

Kansas Department of Health and Senior Services contact information

503 S. Kansas Ave.
Topeka, KS 66603-3404
785-296-4986
kdads.wwwmail@ks.gov

COVID-19 regulations for Kansas City and assisted living communities

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.

What to expect from assisted living in Kansas City

With more than two million calling Kansas City home, you will be in good company with thousands of others enjoying their retirement years.[07] For seniors who need a helping hand navigating their golden years, Kansas City assisted living facilities have a lot to offer.

Various geographic locations

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.

Many different types of assisted living facilities

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.[01]. 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.

Special care offerings

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.[01] 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.

Endless activities

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.

Kansas City assisted living services and amenities

These charts highlight some of the many care, dining, and entertainment offerings available in Kansas City assisted living communities. They don’t represent all possible services and amenities available at assisted living communities in Kansas City, but support comparisons against nationwide offerings. Our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities that fit your preferences.

Availability of select care services in Kansas City assisted living

Assisted living communities offer a variety of care services and visiting health care providers to meet seniors’ health needs. The chart below shows the percentage of assisted living partners in Kansas City that offer these care services compared to the percentage of partners that offer them nationally.
Kansas City, MONational
Full medication management
Full medication management
72.2%
51.5%
Doctor on call
Doctor on call
66.7%
32.9%
24-Hour awake staff
24-Hour awake staff
100%
98.9%
Diabetic care
Diabetic care
100%
99.3%
*Visiting health care professionals
*Visiting health care professionals
66.7%
56.1%
Home care agency on-site
Home care agency on-site
47.2%
29.5%
Non-ambulatory care
Non-ambulatory care
100%
99.1%
Respite or short term stays
Respite or short term stays
61.1%
47.5%
Hospice available on-site
Hospice available on-site
61.1%
52.9%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%
*Including nurse, dentist, OT, PT, speech or podiatrist

Availability of select dementia care services in Kansas City assisted living

Our community partners provide many services to keep residents with dementia or other memory concerns safe and engaged. Below, take a look at what percentage of Kansas City Assisted Living partners offer the selected dementia care services compared to the percentage of partners nationally.
Kansas City, MONational
Dementia behaviors care
Dementia behaviors care
55.6%
50.4%
Specialized memory care training for staff
Specialized memory care training for staff
41.7%
31.5%
Secured community and/or wander guard
Secured community and/or wander guard
47.2%
40.5%
Memory care only community
Memory care only community
8.3%
13.3%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select dietary accommodations in Kansas City assisted living

Assisted living communities help seniors maintain a balanced diet by accommodating their health needs, allergies, and other restrictions. Below you’ll find the percentage of Kansas City partners making specific dietary accommodations for seniors compared to the percentage of assisted living partners making those accommodations nationally.
Kansas City, MONational
Nutritionist / dietician
Nutritionist / dietician
50%
26.2%
Low / no sodium
Low / no sodium
58.3%
39%
No sugar
No sugar
55.6%
36%
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
36.1%
34.3%
Pureed meals
Pureed meals
25%
12.2%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select dining options in Kansas City assisted living

Our assisted living communities know that seniors want top-quality meals and options for how they dine. The chart below indicates the percentage of Kansas City communities that offer dining options to their discerning residents compared to our partners nationally.
Kansas City, MONational
Professional chef
Professional chef
50%
30.2%
Restaurant style dining
Restaurant style dining
66.7%
41%
Room service
Room service
58.3%
34.8%
Anytime dining
Anytime dining
30.6%
17.2%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select programs and activities in Kansas City assisted living

Senior living communities offer a variety of programming to keep seniors socially, mentally, and physically vibrant. The chart below shows what percentage of partnered assisted living communities in Kansas City offer the selected activities, amenities, and programs compared to the percentage of partners nationwide.
Kansas City, MONational
Activity director
Activity director
63.9%
44.9%
Pet-focused programs
Pet-focused programs
47.2%
30.1%
Community service programs
Community service programs
55.6%
29.2%
Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities on-site
63.9%
48.9%
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
69.4%
47.9%
Outings / off-site activities
Outings / off-site activities
63.9%
51.6%
Piano or organ
Piano or organ
63.9%
40%
Arts and crafts center
Arts and crafts center
55.6%
33.2%
Educational speakers / life long learning
Educational speakers / life long learning
52.8%
36.4%
Clubs / games / karaoke
Clubs / games / karaoke
66.7%
45.4%
Live performances
Live performances
69.4%
45.7%
Dances
Dances
50%
28.5%
Fitness center
Fitness center
47.2%
23.6%
Fitness classes
Fitness classes
66.7%
44.6%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

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Number of seniors over the age of 65 currently living in Kansas City

14%

Percentage of seniors 65 and older within the Kansas City population

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Median annual income for Kansas City seniors 65 and older

Health care for seniors in Kansas City and Kansas

The Kansas City area provides excellent health care options for seniors including both in Missouri and across the state line.

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Kansas City VA Medical Center

The Kansas City VA Medical Center offers a variety of care options for veterans and helps veterans access quality and affordable care.

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Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City

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.

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The University of Kansas 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.

Transportation for seniors in Kansas City

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.

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Senior activities in Kansas 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Shawnee Hills Senior Living, Our Lady of Mercy Country Home and Senior Star at Wexford Place are the top-rated Assisted Living facilities near Kansas City, MO. These Assisted Living facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Assisted Living in Kansas City is $4,618 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

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

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