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If you’re considering moving your loved one into a Emporia nursing home, our senior living advisors can help. The term “nursing home” is often used interchangeably with assisted living or other senior housing options; but a nursing home is a skilled nursing facility for individuals with serious, debilitating short- or long-term health issues. So even the best nursing homes in Emporia, KS may not be right for seniors who don’t require round-the-clock care.

We can help you determine if a skilled nursing facility in Emporia or another care type is right for you. Browse 15 senior living options near you to see the variety available, or contact us to learn more about elderly homes in Emporia.


You may also consider nearby communities such as Admire, Allen or Americus.

Nursing Homes Facilities near Emporia, KS

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Lexington Park in Topeka, KS
4.0

I was very impressed with our experience at Lexington Park, it's a very nice place for independent senior living! It's a nice looking place, the people are all very friendly, and the apartments are a very nice size for the price! I would highly recommend them!

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Legend at Capital Ridge in Topeka, KS
5.0

We want to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for friendliness to our mom and for the excellent care of her!!! Best to all of you in your personal lives!

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Vintage Park at Ottawa
5.0

I think they do a great job. I have been real happy. I am really impressed with the staff. The administrator there has been great. I would give them a five.

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Emporia Place

1200 West 12th, Emporia, KS 66801

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Emporia Place is a premiere assisted living community located in the quaint town of Emporia, Kansas. Full of small town charm, Emporia is located between the two major metropolitan areas of Topeka and Wichita. Home to Emporia State University and Flint Hills Technical College, Emporia is a...

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4.9(21 reviews)
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Legend at Capital Ridge

1931 SW Arvonia Pl, Topeka, KS 66615

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Legend at Capital Ridge is an assisted living and memory care residence committed to providing quality services in an inviting, comfortable environment. We offer professional, personalized services designed to enhance the quality of life for those we serve. We remain dedicated to those who...

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4.5(42 reviews)

I have worked with many staff members here. You won't find more dedication anywhere.

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Brookdale Topeka

5800 Southwest Drury Lane, Topeka, KS 66604

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Provides: Memory Care

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Exceptional Memory Care for Exceptional SeniorsIf you or your loved one is considering Alzheimer’s or dementia care, you deserve a community with the special skills, special training, and specially designed community to deliver a stable environment where seniors with dementia can thrive.That’s...

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4.2(27 reviews)
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Vintage Park at Osage City

1403 Laing St, Osage City, KS 66523

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Provides: Assisted Living

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What a bustling little community you will find this to be. Their doors are always welcome to anyone who wishes to stop by for a visit. They host an annual garage sale, car show, Easter egg hunt, and many dinners and parties throughout the year. With all this going on, Jodi Smith, Director even...

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4.8(4 reviews)
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McCrite Plaza Topeka

1608 SW 37th St, Topeka, KS 66611

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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

McCrite Plaza Topeka is a family-owned and operated senior living community that opened in 1975. We offer the full continuum of care, including independent living, assisted living, rehabilitation, long-term care, as well as other healthcare services offered by trained professionals. Our community...

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Marion Assisted Living LLC

200 Eisenhower Road, Marion, KS 66861

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Provides: Assisted Living

The goal of Marion Assisted Living is to help residents reduce the burden of household responsibility and personal care to sensible limits, while maintaining as much of their independence and individuality as possible and practical.  Those who reside in its 18 apartments will find it large...

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Council Grove Assisted Living

554 Country Lane, Council Grove, KS 66846

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Provides: Assisted Living

Council Grove Assisted Living is an assisted living community located in beautiful Council Grove, KS. Our community is located in the heartland resting among the stunning Flint Hills, which offer our residents and their visitors amazing sunsets to view, and warm prairie winds from the spring and...

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Emporia Presbyterian Manor

2300 Industrial Rd, Emporia, KS 66801

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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Oak Creek Senior Living

3224 SW 29th St, Topeka, KS 66614

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5.0(2 reviews)
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Rolling Hills Assisted Living

2410 SW Urish Road, Topeka, KS 66614

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Provides: Assisted Living

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As we turn the pages of our lives – growing up, working, experiencing loves and losses, raising our own children – we all experience times when we need a little extra help. At Rolling Hills Assisted Living, we have created an environment which combines and celebrates these memorable aspects of...

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5.0(1 review)
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Peggy Kelly House

1800 SW Fairmont Rd, Topeka, KS 66604

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Provides: Assisted Living

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At Peggy Kelly House we recognize the difficult journey of those with early to middle stage Alzheimer’s and other memory related diseases. We offer a secure environment with dementia specific care. We encourage our residents to continue to make choices, but in a more secure environment. They...

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The Healthcare Resort Of Topeka

6300 SW 6th Ave, Topeka, KS 66615

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Less Hospital, More Hospitality The Healthcare Resort of Topeka is changing the way that healthcare is being delivered to the Topeka Metropolitan Area. With the fusion of world-class healthcare and personalized hospitality, you encounter an experience that is truly unique and memorable. As...

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Homestead of Auburn

208 E Valley Springs Dr., Auburn, KS 66402

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Provides: Assisted Living

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As we turn the pages of our lives – growing up, working, experiencing loves and losses, raising our own children – we all experience times when we need a little extra help. At Homestead, we have created an environment which combines and celebrates these memorable aspects of life and creates new...

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McCrite Plaza Retirement Comm DUP

1608 SW 37th Ter, Topeka, KS 66611

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

Financial assistance

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

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Transportation

Emporia is car dependent, meaning seniors can expect to need a car for most errands. Transit options in Emporia include Lyon County Area Transportation bus routes with free rides for appointments to a local medical center. All buses are wheelchair accessible. Emporia has limited biking infrastructure and is somewhat walkable.

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Health care

Emporia offers several health care providers for seniors wanting to be proactive about their health or for seniors seeking treatment for chronic conditions. Newman Regional Health, named among the top hospitals in Kansas, serves the region.

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Senior activities

Emporia is the founding city of Veterans Day, and several memorials and monuments throughout the city honor those who served in the military. The National Teachers Hall of Fame recognizes exceptional educators, preserving the rich history of the profession. Nature lovers will find plenty of outdoor activities in the scenic Flint Hills, Cottonwood River, public parks, and golf courses.

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What are nursing homes?

Nursing homes, also called skilled nursing facilities, provide long-term care for seniors with significant physical or mental health conditions, and short-term care to people recovering from an injury or hospital stay. Nursing homes provide personal assistance and medical care from licensed professionals. Services in skilled nursing facilities often include:

  • Help with personal care
  • Rehabilitation care, including physical and speech therapy
  • Mobility assistance
  • Palliative and hospice care
  • Health care services
  • Complimentary transportation
  • 24-hour care and supervision
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Emporia, Kansas

Nursing Homes

A nursing home provides room and board to at least two seniors who are not related by blood or by marriage to the administrator. A nursing home community offers its inhabitants around-the-clock care by on-site nurses. These nurses offer health related services for people who cannot properly take care of their needs due to the effects of aging.

Nursing homes are a helpful and easy living option for individuals 65 years and above, however nursing homes will commonly allow individuals 55 and greater rarely heard of in senior care regarding other care types. The most frequent mental disease experienced by nursing home residents is dementia, which can cloud their and familiarity, decision making capabilities, and memory recall. A significant amount of inhabitants tend to be single women who have less social support, and almost half of nursing home residents are older than the age of 85. Examples of amenities and services provided at nursing homes can include home care (like cooking, cleaning, or help with other daily activities), skilled nursing or medical care, wound care for pressure sores or a surgical wound, and injections. Nursing homes are required to provide nursing and related services, a professionallly directed program of activities, medically-related social services, and pharmaceutical services to residents. As a resident of a nursing home, you can expect the right to participate in activities, be free from discrimination, form or participate in resident groups, and have protections against involuntary transfer or discharge.

Cost of Living

Cost of living is a motivating factor when choosing which care choice meets the needs of your family. The rent burden for Emporia is about 15.2% of the average monthly income. The median home value in Emporia is around $88,633 and the median rent is around $780 per month a month.

Demographics and Values

In Emporia, 6.4% of the people are veterans of the United States armed forces. In Emporia, 12.1% do not have health insurance, 22.8% live in poverty, 5.1% consider themselves widows, and 11.9% have some form of disability. Racially, the population of Emporia is 26.8% Hispanic, 5.2% mixed race, 2.6% Asian, 2.9% black, 86.1% white, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 2.8% other or not specified, and 0.4% Native American. Emporia has a population density of 796 people per square mile. The current population of Emporia consists of 24,639 people and in total the Emporia metro area has a population of 24,724. Out of the total city population, 51.4% are female and 48.6% are male. The median age of Emporia is 29 years old. In terms of education, 29.4% have a high-school diploma, 27.7% have a college degree, and 9.5% have a graduate degree.

State Information

An overview of Kansas

There are 144 general hospitals and 75 health centers that provide care for 2,912,321 Kansas residents. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be University Of Kansas Hospital, Newton Medical Center, and Providence Medical Center. In terms of personal well-being, Kansas ranks 33rd in healthcare and 22nd in quality of life compared to other states. Based on natural beauty, Kansas ranks 8th in the nation. In terms of resources, Kansas has a cost of living index of 89.7, a grocery index rating of 91.9, and a housing index rating of 73.8. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average.

Social demographics of the state

The state of Kansas ranks 25th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly. In Kansas, 37% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 4,782 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-31%, Mainline Protestant-24%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. In Kansas there are 279 masonic lodges. During the latest presidential election, 57% voted for the Republican candidate while 36% voted for the Democratic candidate. The median age in the state is 37, and 29% of the population is over the age of 55.

State-wide weather information

The average air quality index rating in Kansas is 36.0 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of July with a rating of around 46.4 AQI. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 32F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 53F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 12F during the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 76F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 95F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 54F in the month of June. Kansas experiences an average humidity rating of about 66%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 72% in the month of December. On average, the state receives 2.55 inches of precipitation a month. The most precipitation occurs in May with an average of 6.73 inches of precipitation a month. While residents of Kansas mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Kansas can include tornadoes, floods, and and earthquakes (high).

Wildlife to be found in Kansas

The state of Kansas has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of Osage orange, pawpaw, Siberian elm, and chestnut oak. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the prairie dog, the muskrat, the cottontail, or the skink. The state animal of Kansas is the American buffalo.

Disclosure: A Place for Mom refers to "nursing home" here generally as an umbrella term to include assisted living facilities. It is not used to indicate that the facility meets official state requirements for level of care of a skilled nursing facility, as defined in that particular jurisdiction. :D

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Legend at Capital Ridge, Brookdale Topeka and Vintage Park at Osage City are the top rated nursing homes near Emporia, Kansas. See full list of communities.

There are 15 nursing homes near Emporia, Kansas. See the full list.

The best nursing home facilities near you in Emporia, Kansas are Legend at Capital Ridge. These nursing home communities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews.

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