Learn More About Home Care in Kansas City, KS
Not to be confused with its larger, older, and more expensive twin city directly to the east — or with the upscale suburbs throughout Johnson County to the south — Kansas City, Kansas stretches from the Missouri state line all the way out to the Kansas Speedway, about 20 miles westward. This expansive size gives KCK a wide variety of living options. Residents of historic neighborhoods like Strawberry Hill and Rosedale have easy access to all the urban attractions of KCMO, but just a few miles to the west, planned communities and rural life await.
Home care, or in-home care, in Kansas City is a service which offers compassion and help to seniors who need assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) and wish to remain in their homes. Levels of care vary according to need, and can include companionship, meal prep, cleaning, transportation, and help with ADLs like bathing and dressing. Home care aides are trained to understand the nuances of senior care but generally aren’t licensed to provide medical services.
Cost of Home Care in Kansas City, KS
The median monthly cost of a home health aide in 2020 was about $4,600 in the Kansas City area and around $4,200 in the state of Kansas, according to Genworth. To learn more about the cost of home care in KCK, contact A Place for Mom’s Senior Living Advisors.
Learn More About Kansas City, KS
Cost of Living
The total household expenses associated with living in KCK are rated seven points below the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated below the average.
All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is twice as expensive as the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half as expensive.
Income and Housing
|Median Income Age 45-64
||Median Income Age 65+
||Median Household Income
||Average Individual Income
||Median Employee Salary
||Average Property Tax
||One-bedroom Apartment Gross Rent Estimate
|$44,931 per year
||$34,191 per year
||$40,364 per year
||$18,968 per year
||$42,510 per year
||$1,900 per year
||$772 per month
The top hospitals that service Kansas City include:
The University of Kansas Hospital
- Facility type: governmental, short-term acute care
- Bed count: 890+
- Specialties: emergency care, joint replacement, ICU
Providence Medical Center
- Facility type: corporate, short-term acute care
- Bed count: 220+
- Specialties: emergency care, inpatient surgery, physical therapy
Weather and Climate
KCK’s climate is classified as humid continental, which means the area experiences four distinct seasons including hot, humid summers and cold, dry winters. During spring and summer months, Kansas often has severe weather like thunderstorms and tornadoes, and temperatures can approach 100 degrees in July and August. Snow and ice storms do occur in winter, and temperatures can fluctuate rapidly between mild and extreme cold from one day to the next. The average humidity level is 64%, and humidity levels are often highest during December at about 68%.
- Relative Air Quality Index: 132
This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.
- Average annual precipitation: 35.5″
Demographics and Values
||Percent of Population Over 65
||Average Household Size
||1,214.7 per square mile
Race & Ethnicity
|American Indian or Alaskan Native
||Hispanic or Latino
||Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
||Two or More Races
||White (not Hispanic or Latino)
These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.
These scores were taken from the 2020 Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.
- Non-discrimination laws in KCK: 30/30
- Overall inclusivity: 68/100
2016 Presidential Election Results for Wyandotte County
Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation
Some of the most popular museums and historic sites in KCK include:
- Strawberry Hill Museum and Center
- Memorial Hall
- Rosedale Memorial Arch
- Grinter Place Museum
- Wyandotte County Museum
- National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame
Outdoor attractions in KCK:
- Wyandotte County Lake and Park (nature trails)
- Kaw Point Park
- Rosedale Park
- Lake Quivira
KCK’s top entertainment destinations and shopping districts are:
- Kansas Speedway (auto racing, concerts, festivals)
- Sporting KC at Children’s Mercy Park (professional soccer)
- Legends Outlets Kansas City (outdoor shopping and entertainment center)
- Boulevard Drive-In Theatre
- Wyandotte County Fair
Public transportation in KCK is available via the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) as well as the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, KS (UG), which both operate bus routes throughout the Kansas City area and Wyandotte County under the RideKC system. RideKC Freedom is a paratransit program for seniors or any other riders needing assistance, and RideKC Freedom On-Demand provides curb-to-curb paratransit service.