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Residential care homes in Wichita may appeal to seniors who value smaller, more close-knit communities and many opportunities for socialization. Wichita care homes typically take in fewer residents, meaning older adults know each resident in the home and develop strong friendships.

Older-adult care homes vary more than other options for senior living in Wichita, so families can choose from a wide range of prices, amenities, and services. A Place for Mom will work with you to understand the cost of care homes. From there, we’ll help you find the right fit, whether you’re staying on a budget or searching for luxury retirement communities.

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Reflection Living Maize Court 1

623 S Maize Court, Wichita, KS 67209

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Private, Studio

R L Maize Ct 1 (Minnie House)The R L Maize Ct 1 (Minnie House) is a residential care home that resides in Sedgwick County in the unique city of Wichita, KS. There are so many different types of activities in this area that will help seniors to occupy their time. There is the Kansas Sports Hall of...

Reflection Living Maize Court 2

625 S Maize Court, Wichita, KS 67209

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Private, Studio

R L Maize Ct 2 (Pearl House)R L Maize Ct 2 (Pearl House) is a residential care home located in busy city Wichita, Kansas in the County of Sedgwick County. The city offers many cultural activities, sports events and concert venues along with some of the finest dining in the state. Visitors and...

Peace of Mind - Rose Hill

400 E School Street, Rose Hill, KS 67133

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1 Bed

Peace of Mind-Rose Hill is a residential care home located in the small town of Rose Hill, Kansas, which is in Butler County. The small town has numerous scenic sites with a family friendly atmosphere. Rose Hill is a charming place to live and a wonderful area for family and friends to visit....

Marjories Home LLC Gp

524 N Main, Garden Plain, KS 67050

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1 Bed, Private

Marjorie's Home/GP is a residential care home in Garden Plain City, Sedgwick County, KS. The senior care home is easily accessible from Wichita, Rose Hill, and Newton Cities. As the group home setting that sits close to the Overland Park, our residents can engage in fun and picnic tours all year...

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Wellsprings Of Garden Plain

101 West Ave C, Garden Plain, KS 67050

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1 Bed, Semi-Private

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7701 E Kellogg Dr # 490, Wichita, KS 67207-1708

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Cost of care homes in Wichita, KS

The average cost of senior living in Wichita is $5,438 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Wichita, KS with an average of $5,438 per month.

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Discover the many ways to pay for senior living

Planning ahead can better position you to make good choices for your loved one’s care in the future. But if your aging family member needs care now, there are ways to finance the cost of long-term care through a combination of approaches.

What are care homes?

Residential care homes are houses in residential neighborhoods that are equipped, adapted, and staffed to care for a small number of residents, usually between two and 10. Like assisted living communities, staff at care homes typically help residents with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, and medication management. Although residential care homes vary significantly depending on the community, services usually include:

  • Help with personal care
  • Medication management
  • Mobility assistance
  • Nutritious meals
  • Social activities and outings
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
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Services for seniors in Wichita, Kansas

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In Wichita, Kansas, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Financial assistance

In Wichita, Kansas, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

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Wichita, Kansas is car dependent. Seniors can expect to need a car for most errands. Transit options in Wichita include bus routes. Seniors may receive fare discounts. Wichita has a limited biking infrastructure and is somewhat walkable.

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Health care

Wichita offers several health care providers for seniors wanting to be proactive about their health or for seniors seeking treatment for chronic conditions. The area has several hospitals, including Ascension Via Christi Hospital — Wichita and Wesley Medical Center.

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Senior activities

Wichita, Kansas is a metropolitan area located in central Kansas and is known for its outdoor activities and historical attractions. Seniors may enjoy the Sedgwick County Zoo, Botanica: The Wichita Gardens, and the Great Plains Nature Center to get their nature fix. They may also check out the Keeper of the Plains landmark and Museum of World Treasures to experience a taste of the cultural attractions Wichita has to offer.

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Care Homes in Wichita, KS


Residential care homes — sometimes called care homes, board and care homes, group homes, or personal care homes — are often houses in residential neighborhoods that are adapted, equipped, and staffed to care for a small number of residents, usually 10 or less. Similar to assisted living but in a smaller, more residential setting, these homes provide supervision, organized events, and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). This means care homes can help with everyday routines but typically do not provide 24-hour skilled nursing assistance.

Cost of Care Homes in Wichita, KS

The median monthly cost for a room in a care home in Wichita is about $5,500 within the city proper. In the state of Kansas overall, the median monthly cost for a room in a care home is about the same. However, the cost of living in a care home depends largely on location. Since the homes are private residences, costs are tied to real estate value and therefore may vary greatly.

A Place for Mom’s local Senior Living Advisors can help find the right residential care home in Wichita for you or your loved one.

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Cost of Living


The cost of living in Wichita is pretty close to the national average, and in some cases even less expensive. Wichita is a great choice for those who wish to save on living costs. All index ratings are based on a system where a grade of 100 is equal to the national average.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Health care index Median rent Median home value Median family income Estate tax
86 90 102 $665 $138,575 $51,051 None



Local Hospitals


The Wichita area is home to multiple highly-rated hospitals, and the following are often ranked among the region’s best:

  • Kansas Heart Hospital – This hospital focuses on providing cardiovascular care to residents of Wichita and the surrounding area. Kansas Heart Hospital incorporates fixed nursing-to-patient ratios in order to provide a personalized, one-on-one experience with their visitors.
  • Wesley Medical Center – Wesley Medical Center is a 760-bed acute-care hospital and Level 1 Trauma Center located in Wichita. The hospital employs 900 physicians, and is known for being home to the largest emergency department in the state.
  • Ascension Via Christi Hospital-St.Teresa – Ascension Via Christi St. Teresa is a short-term acute-care hospital located in Wichita, providing services such as physical therapy, cardiology, and orthopedics.



Weather and Climate


Wichita is located in central Kansas in the middle of the Great Plains, and has a humid subtropical type of climate. The region experiences distinct seasons, including hot summers and cold winters with occasional snowfall.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
81°F 95°F (July) 66°F (June) 36°F 52°F (February) 21°F (January)


Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
43.3 (Good) 59.7 (December – Moderate)

The peak air quality conditions are rated as moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion.


Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall
3” 6” (May) 12.7”



Demographics and Values


The demographics and social climate of Wichita are in line with much of the cities of the great plains and the American Midwest. Traditional, conservative values are prominent, along with an all-American working class ethic closely tied to the farming and agricultural industries. This is not to imply that the region’s lifestyle is strictly rurWichita is in fact the largest metropolitan area in Kansas, and boasts a population of 644,888 people. One of the largest fields of employment in Wichita is the aviation industry, including several aircraft manufacturing companies as well as McConnell Air Force Base. Politics in the area lean right of center, especially in the suburbs, with Sedgwick County as a whole often voting Republican. Wichita proper, however, has been shown to lean a little more Democratic than the city outskirts.


2016 Presidential Election Results for Sedgwick County

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
36.3% 54.4% 9.3%


Population Statistics

Population density Population trend
935 people per square mile Shrinking at a rate of 0.003%



Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
35 25.3% 10.2% 5.2% 3.5%


Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
26.3% 29.6% 10.4%


Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
5.0% 11.2% 17% 1% <0.1% 63% 4.2%



Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
55.6 10.3



Participate in the labor force Veterans
66.4% 8.4%

Wichita is not considered especially tolerant to members of the LGBTQ+ community, and certain spaces might not welcome members of the community in that regard.


Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation


Wichita is a large enough urban area to have plenty of choices when it comes to finding fun things to do. The city is home to The Wichita Art Museum, the largest art museum in the state. The museum’s permanent collection boasts over 10,000 pieces, with a focus on American art in all media, from pre-Columbian times to the present day. The campus of the Wichita Art Museum also consists of an Art Garden, an 8-acre outdoor walking path and sculpture garden accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Each year since 1972, the city has hosted the Wichita River Festival, a celebration consisting of music, food, fireworks, historic events, a flea market, and much more. The festival takes place in the late spring/early summer months and draws hundreds of thousands of people. Spring also brings the yearly Wichita Black Arts festival, focusing on artistic and creative contributions of the city’s African American community. Another popular annual draw is the Wichita Flight Festival, a multiple-day event recognizing the notable presence of the region’s aviation industries. The festival consists of a variety of aviation displays and visiting performers, and often hosts several large-scale air shows.



Wichita Transit is the city’s public transportation service, which operates city-wide bus routes Monday through Saturday. The routes cover a large amount of the city and hours tend to range from early morning to early evening. Discounted fares are offered to persons 65 years of age and above, with proper ID.

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Rosewood Cottage, Amani Home Plus and Peace of Mind - Wichita are the top rated care homes near Wichita, Kansas. See full list of communities.

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