The Gardens at Barry Road

8300 NW Barry Road, Kansas City, MO 64153

About the community The Gardens at Barry Road

The Gardens at Barry Road supports seniors and gives them the help they need to maintain their independence through our assisted living and memory care options. We understand the important decisions that you face when transitioning to a retirement community and we want to help you every step of the way as you look at assisted living options.
Promoting the social, spiritual, and physical health of each resident is our highest priority. Our daily activities and wellness programs keep seniors energized and ensure they get to be social and have fun.

Not all assisted living or retirement communities are the same. Bethesda Senior Living Communities are a faith-based nonprofit organization. Across all our communities, faith is a cornerstone of how we operate, which means everything we do is in service of our residents. We have 55 years of senior care experience with 19 communities in six states and offer an environment where our residents feel at home and enjoy high quality of life. Voted Best Assisted Living Community in the Northland five years in a row, The Gardens at Barry Road follows a compassionate approach to senior care. Our individualized attention and care enhances the comfort and happiness of...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living
Memory care

Pricing for The Gardens at Barry Road

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.

Amenities at The Gardens at Barry Road

Health Care Services

Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Ambulatory care
Memory care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site

Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Anytime dining
Guest meals
Professional chef

Room Amenities

Bath tubs
Respite or short term stays offered
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Ground floor units
Private patio, deck, or balcony

Community Amenities

Memory care services

Secured community
Designed specifically to accommodate memory loss
Enclosed courtyard
Indoor walking paths

Transporation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Property convenient to public transit
Uncovered parking

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Barber shop
Beauty salon


Laundry service / drycleaning


Cats allowed
Dogs allowed

Primary language spoken by staff


Recreational areas

Arts and crafts center
Fitness center
Game room

On-site dining options

Private dining room


Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Visiting chaplain or priest
Protestant services

Reviews for The Gardens at Barry Road


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April 23, 2021
Anonymous - Toured community

This is where our mother currently lives. They are horrible. Three Executive Directors, three memory care team leads & managers in an year in a half. Currently no Activity Manager or personal. The are using employees from the Assisted Living side to fill in. No training on memory care. They do not know the residents and their needs. We would not recommend.

February 10, 2021
Diane G - Child of resident/client
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Highly recommend!

The few times that we have been able to visit the community, the cleanliness of the place is just exceptional, and house keeping comes in every day to clean our loved ones room and the bathroom. The staff members are fantastic and the care services are beyond excellent. The maintenance guys came to help us move her to a different room and they even came back the next day to hang up her paintings. Our loved one participates in the exercise classes every morning, she loves the arts and crafts and she enjoys the church services every Sunday.

December 11, 2020
Elizabeth Martin - Loved one of resident/client
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A happy home!

The care services are good, and they have great activities going on. We like that this community is kind of small, so the staff really gets to know the residents. Every staff member that we have encountered just has a great disposition and seem to really enjoy what they doing.

November 25, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
A warm, cozy and loving environment for your loved one!

We looked at three other places, and The Gardens had very warm colors and we know right then our loved one would feel at home. She really enjoyed playing bingo before COVID, and her room was more on the smaller side but it was adequate for her. She did hate the food, the quality was not good. One negative we did have, is once she was moved out of the community, we were not able to go in right away to get her furniture due to COVID. We were told no one was on the waiting list for that room, and we would not be charged for not picking up the furniture right away. Once we did pick it up we were actually charged. However, once our mother passed, the staff sent us a dozen roses, which we were really touched by. They loved her and were very kind towards us.

February 6, 2020
ANN - Loved one of resident/client
Beware of Memory Care at Gardens

We moved my mom in on [date removed]. Mom began thriving there as the care was outstanding, unfortunately everything changed when they lost their Director of Memory Care. Instead of hiring the person directly underneath the director that left they went outside. This resulted in the resignation of the 2nd in command. She went to another local memory care facility and took all competent caregivers with her. The quality of the caregivers currently there is very low. They don't know how to speak to the residents nor care for them. Recently we have found marks on my mother. We have turned them over to State twice in the last 30 days. Needless to say that we had to move my mother because of this. Yesterday I got a report from the Gardens on their latest investigation. They found that they were in the wrong for the injuries to my mom. Please think twice about sending your loved one to this facility.

February 2, 2020
Ann Calvert - Loved one of resident/client
Beware Memory Care

My mom had been a resident for 8 months. At first the care was top notch but after losing their director they went outside and hired someone incompetent. Basically all staff but 2 left and care went downhill from there. The current caregivers are disrespectful to residents and activities barely exist. This morning is the second time I've had to call State. It will be the last as we are moving her out. Both times I've called State there was bruising involved on her body

October 25, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community

The Gardens is very nice and seems to be well-run. I was impressed that most of the staff members we met had been there for 10 or more years. They only offer assisted living, so their prices are considerably higher than places that offer independent living. My mom is currently able to do most things for herself, so we felt like independent living was more suitable for her.

June 22, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
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A visit

The people I met during my tour were friendly. The community was nice looking. This community does allow pets and they seem to offer some nice amenities. This community was just a little farther away than what we were looking for.

April 19, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
An ok community

I am not impressed with the memory care area of this community. Mom does not seem to receive the same care as she did in the assisted living area. They are not following her medication schedule and she has had to ask for her medication. They offer daily activities and the community is clean. Mom does not like the food, however I have eaten there and I liked it. This community is a little expensive.

April 6, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community

Nice staff, beautiful atmosphere. Clients seemed happy and easy with staff. Rooms were nicely appointed. Enjoyed security features for memory care.

March 16, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Wonderful people

I think that the thing that stands out the best is the staff. They are outstanding. They are very friendly and attend to my mother-in-law's needs.We are very happy with the move here.

February 21, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Very Nice Tour

I had a good tour of this facility. Everything went well. The community looked well-kept, and everything was clean. The staff I met was kind, and courteous. It was a nice experience, everyone was very kind too my family, and myself. We found a community that was closer to us, but our tour of this community went well.

February 7, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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A perfect fit.

The entire staff at this community are easy to get along with and seem to like their job. They have a low turnover rate. The caregivers are encouraging. The food is great and they do a great job with activities. This is one of the cleanest communities I have seen. This is a not for profit community. Any profit they may receive is used towards mission trips overseas.

January 12, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
We Were Delighted With The Attentiveness

The community is a great place and has fantastic staff who provide care for the residents. Although it cost greatly, it has been worth it. I like how excellent and friendly every staff has been with grasping Alzheimer, we liked the community for my mom. She was cared for very well and she loved it.

December 30, 2016
Anonymous - Toured community

This is a lovely, clean facility with many housing and care options. We especially liked that each meal is served in a 2-hour window of time. Seems a good environment for our 90+ parents.

November 16, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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Real happy with it!!

The staff are kind, friendly and gentle. The food is good, healthy and mom has no complaints. They offer daily activities and mom is getting out of her room more often. The community is very clean. It is a good place for the price and I would recommend it.

November 9, 2016
Anonymous - Toured community
Long Term Staff

This community I feel had a strong and well put together staff. The people were knowledgeable and well trained at what they do. Also I liked that the rooms were close to the activities so that my loved one could participate. The dining area was also very nice.

November 8, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Dad Has Compassionate Staff

My dad is doing fine with everything that is provided. The community is kept clean and the meals are good. He would prefer better selections for diabetic choices. This would improve the care for him. There are no problems with the staff and activities. The thing he likes the best is the staff are very good and caring people. The residents are nice too.

October 9, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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Dad loved the staff at The Gardens at Barry Road!

My dad stayed at The Gardens (not to be confused with Village Gardens just down the street) for a week in their respite furnished room while I was away on a trip. Most important to my dad is the friendliness of the staff and the entire crew was absolutely outstanding with everyone seeming to know my dad (and he knew them) by the end of his short stay. This facility will be on our list if/when we choose a permanent facility for him. I rated activities five stars because there was not an option to opt out. I don't believe he participated in those, however. One final note - he was not impressed with the food. I believe it was acceptable but just not great. Food will be an important consideration for him. Overall, great place and great people (both residents and staff).

September 1, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review

The tour and later evaluation went well. My father was admitted while the admissions director was out and he was a bit lost his first week, with no real information on activities, etc. I felt just kind of left to his own devices to find things out or know how it all worked. He is adjusting now. The facility is very clean and most of the staff is quite friendly. The food is delicious, the rooms are kept clean and I am just hoping for a good experience for him!

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