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About 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.

Complete guide to assisted living
About Care Homes

Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.

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Veterans Resources

VA benefits for long-term care, such as Aid and Attendance benefits, can help eligible veterans and their surviving spouses pay for senior care.

Guide to VA benefits for long-term care
About Home Care

Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.

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About 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.

Complete guide to independent living
About 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.

Complete guide to memory care
About 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.

Complete guide to nursing homes
About Senior Apartments

Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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Residential Care Home in Kansas

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Residential Care Home in Kansas

Situated squarely in the Great Plains, Kansas offers a quiet, relaxing life for seniors. Its wide-open spaces and lower-than-average cost of living make the Sunflower State a great retirement destination. With its endless skies and yellow, flowing grasslands, the blank canvas of the Kansas landscape brings a calming sense of liberation. While driving from Wichita to Kansas City, take a detour on the Flint Hills Scenic Byway to experience Tallgrass Prairie National Reserve — you’ll see why Kansas adopted “Home on the Range” as its official state anthem.

Currently, there are more than 15 care homes in Kansas. A Place for Mom’s Senior Living Advisors can provide you with a list of care homes in Kansas to help you find one that fits your needs and budget.

In Kansas, the median monthly cost of a care home is about $5,500. 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.

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Kansas Care Home Regulations

Each state regulates senior living communities differently. Because care homes operate similarly to assisted living communities, states may regulate care homes within their guidelines for assisted living. You can use APFM’s guide to assisted living regulations to learn more about access to facility records in Kansas.

In Kansas, care homes — sometimes called residential 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 Living

Overall, the cost of living in Kansas is considered to be more affordable than the national average. All index scores are based on a scale with the national average set at 100.

Price Indexes

  • Cost of Living: 90
  • Groceries: 92
  • Housing: 74
  • Utilities: 103
  • Transportation: 92

Demographics

Less than a fifth of the Kansas population are seniors. In the 2020 presidential election, Kansas leaned conservative. However, some of its counties with larger cities, like Lawrence and Kansas City, Kansas, tend to be more progressive.

2016 Presidential Election

  • 36% voted Democratic
  • 57% voted Republican
  • 7% voted third party or abstained

Population

  • Median age: 37
  • Over the age of 55: 29%
  • 2018 population: 2,911,505
  • 2020 population: 2,913,138
  • Estimated 2025 population: 2,917,223

Miscellaneous

  • 37% regularly attend a religious service
  • 34% consider themselves atheist, agnostic, or a non-believer
  • Across the state there are a total of 4,782 congregations
  • There are 279 Masonic lodges in the state

Climate and Weather

Kansas has three different climate classifications: cold semi-arid in the western part of the state, humid continental in the eastern section, and humid subtropical in some southeastern counties. In general, Kansas has extreme temperatures, with hot summers, cold winters, and not much rainfall. As part of Tornado Alley, Kansas often has severe weather in the spring and summer months.

Humidity and Precipitation

  • Average humidity level: 66%
  • Average monthly precipitation: 3”
  • Average maximum monthly precipitation: 7” (May)

Air Quality

  • Average air quality index rating: 36 (Good)
  • Average maximum air quality rating: 46 in July (Good)

Seasonal Temperatures

  • Average temperature: 54°F
  • Average summer temperature: 76°F
  • Typical summer high: 95°F (July)
  • Typical summer low: 54°F (June)
  • Average winter temperature: 32°F
  • Typical winter high: 53°F (February)
  • Typical winter low: 12°F (January)

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