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  • Atria Hearthstone

    Atria Hearthstone

    3415 Southwest 6th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66606
    (54)
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    Atria Hearthstone East in Topeka is a senior community with a warm, family-style atmosphere. The beautiful, three-acre campus—shared with Atria Hearthstone West—offers lovely area for walks and for relaxing with friends. Atria Hearthstone East is conveniently located to nearby shopping...

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  • Brookdale Topeka

    Brookdale Topeka

    5800 Southwest Drury Lane, Topeka, KS 66604
    (18)
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    Exceptional Memory Care for Exceptional Seniors If 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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  • Legend at Capital Ridge

    Legend at Capital Ridge

    1931 SW Arvonia Pl, Topeka, KS 66615
    (16)
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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 entrust...

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  • Brandon Woods at Alvamar

    Brandon Woods at Alvamar

    1501 Inverness Drive, Lawrence, KS 66047
    (4)
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    Brandon Woods Retirement Community Brandon Woods Retirement Community is an assisted living community located in Lawrence, Kansas, in Douglas County and home to about 88,000 people. Located along the Wakarusa and Kansas Rivers, residents will enjoy this beautiful college town with its park-like...

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  • The Windsor of Lawrence

    The Windsor of Lawrence

    3220 Peterson Rd, Lawrence, KS 66049
    (14)
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    The Windsor of Lawrence is a licensed assisted living and memory care residence committed to providing quality services in a caring, comfortable environment. We offer professional, personalized services designed to enhance the quality of life for those we serve. We honor each resident's...

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  • Homestead of Eudora

    Homestead of Eudora

    2725 Church St, Eudora, KS 66025
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    The expert staff at Homestead of Eudora is here to help you and your family find the best possible care solution. Our senior living team will begin by assessing you or your loved one’s particular needs in order to match you to the correct level of care. We provide different levels of care to meet...

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  • Anthology of Olathe

    Anthology of Olathe

    101 W 151st St, Olathe, KS 66061
    (16)
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    In America’s heartland, where sprawling fields of grass and wheat sway under gentle blue skies, sprouts a new kind of senior living community in South Olathe, Kansas. In this friendly city, residents of Anthology of Olathe are encouraged to live aspirationally by welcoming neighbors and kind,...

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  • Homestead of Olathe Memory Care

    Homestead of Olathe Memory Care

    791 North Somerset Terrace, Olathe, KS 66062
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    Homestead Assisted Living offers a warm and inviting atmosphere that allows residents to relax and enjoy every day. We strive to provide all the amenities of home to make them feel comfortable. Whatever residents like to do, they’ll be among friends who share common interests and needs. Residents...

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  • Sunrise of Lenexa

    Sunrise of Lenexa

    15055 West 87th Street Parkway, Lenexa, KS 66215
    (42)
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    Step into a Sunrise Assisted Living community and you can't help but feel at home. We stop at nothing to make your experience warm and inviting, from our homelike exterior architecture, to our comfortable community areas and choice of suites to our exceptional outdoor gardens and landscaping. Look...

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  • Our Home Senior Care

    Our Home Senior Care

    5745 Rosehill Rd, Shawnee, KS 66216
    (2)
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    Privately owned and operated Home Plus Assisted Living and Memory Care in the Shawnee area of Johnson County. We are a smaller community compared to others, but our biggest feature is our community provides the one on one direct personal support, while receiving quality care. Whether it is a long...

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  • Silvercrest College View

    Silvercrest College View

    13600 W 110th Terrace, Lenexa, KS 66215
    (7)
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    Silvercrest at College View is an exciting new concept in Senior Community Living with lots of variety and amenities to choose from. Our unique and beautiful brand new buildings are contemporary and do not look like the traditional retirement or Assisted Living community. Large spacious floor to...

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  • Forest Creek Memory Care

    Forest Creek Memory Care

    12701 Pflumm Rd, Overland Park, KS 66213
    (2)
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    Forest Creek is a stand alone memory care community in Overland Park, KS. Our exceptional and specially trained staff can care for your family member, allowing you to be "the loved one" and not "the caregiver". Our beautiful community includes both indoor and outdoor walking spaces. This allows our...

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  • Brookdale Shawnee

    Brookdale Shawnee

    11400 West 65th Street, Shawnee, KS 66203
    (29)
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    Safety For Them, Peace of Mind For You We understand how difficult it can be to transition your loved one’s care to someone else. That’s why we go above and cultivate a warm and welcoming memory care environment that fosters a sense of purpose and belonging without sacrificing quality care and...

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  • Brookdale College Square

    Brookdale College Square

    11000 Oakmont Street, Overland Park, KS 66210
    (27)
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    A Warm and Welcoming Community We know how difficult it is to care for a loved one dealing with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. We also understand how challenging it can feel to transition their care to someone else. But after you visit our memory care community in Overland Park, Kansas, we...

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  • Stratford Commons Memory Care Community

    Stratford Commons Memory Care Community

    12340 Quivera Road, Overland Park, KS 66213
    (23)
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    Stratford Commons Memory Care Community offers one of the most innovative approaches to senior memory care in Overland Park. Our approach treats residents with the utmost respect, patience, and kindness while offering a sense of purpose and pleasure. The Courtyard program and staff recognize and...

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  • Sunrise of Overland Park

    Sunrise of Overland Park

    12500 West 135th Street, Overland Park, KS 66221
    (35)
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    At Sunrise of Overland Park, KS, we offer our residents and their families the best of both worlds in so many ways. Our senior living community is located close enough to Interstate 35 to make it accessible, but far enough from the hustle and bustle to allow our residents to retain the privacy they...

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  • Golden Oaks Home

    Golden Oaks Home

    11701 West 60th Place, Shawnee, KS 66203
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    We want our home to become your home. We invite you to come and live with us, be cared for by our loving staff, and participate in enjoyable activities throughout the day that provides a sense of purpose and value. Our daily activities focus on keeping the mind, body, and spirit active & engaged. We...

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  • Stoneybrook Assisted Living

    Stoneybrook Assisted Living

    2029 Little Kitten Ave, Manhattan, KS 66502
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    Stoneybrook Assisted Living & Memory Care is a senior living community that offers residents high quality assisted living and memory care in Manhattan, KS. We are located on Little Kitten Avenue in NW Manhattan. What is assisted living? Assisted living is for those who can no longer live on their...

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  • The Heritage of Overland Park

    The Heritage of Overland Park

    10101 West 127th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213
    (8)
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    Thank you for your interest in The Heritage of Overland Park! Based on a foundation of customer service, associate satisfaction, and community, The Heritage is proving to be the premier provider of Alzheimer's and memory care services in the metro Kansas City/Johnson County area. Our mission is to...

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  • Glenwood Village of Overland Park

    Glenwood Village of Overland Park

    9201 Foster St, Overland Park, KS 66212
    (41)
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    Glenwood Village of Overland Park provides assisted living and memory care services to seniors in the Overland Park, Kansas area. The city of Overland Park has excellent healthcare and recreational options, making it an ideal place for retirement. Our spacious apartments come with all of the...

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  • Morningside Place Memory Care

    Morningside Place Memory Care

    6921 W 81st Street, Overland Park, KS 66204
    (38)
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    Morningside Place, an Anthem Memory Care Community is an assisted living conveniently located in the beautiful, upscale city of Overland Park, Johnson County, Kansas. With easy access to four major Interstate highways and a less than forty minute drive from Kansas City International Airport,...

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  • Bickford of Overland Park

    Bickford of Overland Park

    10665 Barkley Street, Overland Park, KS 66212
    (44)
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    We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage.  As we researched senior living options, we were shocked at our findings.  The options offered too much or too little — none met her needs...

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  • The Gardens at Barry Road

    The Gardens at Barry Road

    8300 NW Barry Road, Kansas City, MO 64153
    (19)
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    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...

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  • Bickford at Mission Springs

    Bickford at Mission Springs

    5350 W. 61st Place, Mission, KS 66205
    (28)
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    We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage.  As we researched senior living options, we were shocked at our findings.  The options offered too much or too little — none met her needs...

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  • Brookdale Overland Park

    Brookdale Overland Park

    12000 Lamar Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66209
    (30)
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    Comforts of Home, Conveniences of Community If you want to exchange the burdens of everyday life for a senior living experience rich in wonderful friendships, quality care and luxury amenities, look no further. Nestled on a quiet campus with beautiful landscaping and fragrant flowers, our continuum...

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  • Park Meadows Senior Living

    5901 W. 107th Street, Overland Park, KS 66207
    (79)
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    In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within our communities, we are not accepting visitors at this time. However, we’d still love to talk with you! Reach out to schedule a virtual tour or e-meeting with a sales representative to learn more about our community. We can’t wait for you to call...

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  • Brighton Gardens of Prairie Village

    Brighton Gardens of Prairie Village

    7105 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208
    (27)
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    Brighton Gardens provides assisted living in an apartment-style setting that offers the simple pleasures - nutritious food, comfortable surroundings, and the support of a warm, caring and competent staff. Our Healthcare neighborhood emphasizes resident care and dignity in private or shared...

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  • Senior Star at Wexford Place

    Senior Star at Wexford Place

    6500 North Cosby Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64151
    (75)
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    Welcome to Senior Star at Wexford Place! Wexford Place is an independent living, assisted living, and state-of-the-art memory support community located in the heart of "The Northland" in Kansas City, Miissouri. It's a community filled with friendship and lots of ways to enjoy a life full of purpose...

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  • Sunrise of Leawood

    Sunrise of Leawood

    11661 Granada, Leawood, KS 66211
    (41)
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    Sunrise of Leawood is an assisted living community in Leawood, Johnson County, Kansas that specializes in long and short-term memory care stays. The community is conveniently located in an affluent suburb, that's south of I-435 in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. Leawood is nestled between...

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  • Brookdale Leawood State Line

    Brookdale Leawood State Line

    12724 State Line Road, Leawood, KS 66209
    (18)
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    An Elevated Lifestyle You can rest easy knowing your loved one is in good hands here at our memory care community in Leawood, Kansas. With a dedicated care team available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, personalized care plans designed to meet your family member’s specific needs and a warm and...

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  • Tiffany Springs Senior Living & Rehab

    Tiffany Springs Senior Living & Rehab

    9191 North Ambassador, Kansas City, MO 64154
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    Tiffany Springs offers upscale, luxury senior living with a variety of care options. By locating independent living, assisted living, memory care, and rehabilitation health care together on one campus in the Northland of Kansas City, we’re able to meet a variety of needs for individuals and couples....

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  • Kingswood Senior Living

    Kingswood Senior Living

    10000 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64114
    (3)
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    Kingswood is where you can live the life you love. Here you have maintenance-free living, great friends and neighbors, and a full continuum of care should you ever need it. All in the heart of Kansas City, and all at a great value. The Courtyards at Kingswood are designed for those who need...

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  • St. Anthony's Senior Living (Opening Summer 2020)

    St. Anthony's Senior Living (Opening Summer 2020)

    1010 E 68th St, Kansas City, MO 64131
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    St. Anthony's is located in the Brookside area. Minutes from Kansas City Plaza. We are a new Continue of Care Community that was founded on principles of Faith. We are a gated community with underground parking. Our Independent Living opened in November of 2019. We are planning for our Assisted...

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  • Carnegie Village

    Carnegie Village

    107 Bernard Drive, Belton, MO 64012
    (34)
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    The Carnegie Village is an assisted living community for senior residents in the city of Belton, Cass County, Missouri. Belton is an urban city though it is proximal to the Kansas farm lands. This is a clean city and the many parks around make it ideal for picnics and other outdoor activities for...

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  • Addington Place of Shoal Creek

    Addington Place of Shoal Creek

    9601 N Tullis Dr, Kansas City, MO 64157
    (34)
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    Welcome to Addington Place of Shoal's Creek! A beautiful community of warmth decorated with fine furnishings, stunning artwork and more often than not the scent of something delicious baking in the kitchen. A place where independence thrives but help is just a call away. Addington Place of Shoal's...

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  • Willow Creek

    Willow Creek

    3101 SW 3rd St, Lee's Summit, MO 64081
    (9)
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    At Autumn Leaves we have 6 distinctive differentiators that set us a part from other providers. 1.Strong Operational and Clinical Team. Our Director of Healthcare provides 7 day per week clinical support to our staff and residents. Our Executive Director has been serving older adults their entire...

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  • Benton House of Raymore

    Benton House of Raymore

    2100 Johnston Drive, Raymore, MO 64083
    (7)
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    Benton House of Raymore provides seniors with assisted living in Raymore, Cass County, Missouri. Those who choose to make this community their home will find that it offers much surrounding natural beauty, and that the location possesses a private feel. Benton House of Raymore offers a caring staff...

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  • John Knox Village

    John Knox Village

    1001 Northwest Murray Road, Lee's Summit, MO 64081
    (34)
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    Since it was established a little more than 40 years ago, John Knox Village has been the leading continuing care retirement community in the Midwest. Situated on a 420-acre campus in Lee's Summit, Mo., the Village is now home to more than 1,800 residents who enjoy a wide array of residential and...

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  • Gower Convalescent Center

    Gower Convalescent Center

    323 South US Highway 169, Gower, MO 64454
    (1)
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    Gower Convalescent Center, established in 1967 as a locally owned, non-profit organization. Our ownership and mission remain the same today. Our mission statement: To provide a welcoming, caring atmosphere for our residents, their families, our staff, and the community we serve. To promote optimal...

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  • Vintage Gardens

    Vintage Gardens

    3302 N Woodbine Rd, Saint Joseph, MO 64505
    (7)
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    Settle into a beautiful country setting at Vintage Gardens while enjoying modern amenities and desired services in St. Joseph, Missouri. Our Assisted Living and Memory Care community provides several floor plans with a range of conveniences such as full-sized kitchenettes and walk-in closets. These...

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  • The Parkway Senior Living

    The Parkway Senior Living

    550 NE Napoleon Dr, Blue Springs, MO 64014
    (39)
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    Opened in 2015 - The Parkway Senior Living Community is the first continuing care community in the Blue Springs, Missouri area. The Parkway is designed for the convenience and satisfaction of residents. All services and amenities are provided with attentiveness and professionalism to ensure...

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  • Country Place Memory Care

    Country Place Memory Care

    705 Osa Martin Blvd, Chanute, KS 66720
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    Our Mission is to foster peace of mind for our residents and their loved ones and to enhance each resident's individuality, promote their dignity and lovingly encourage their independence. At Country Place Memory Care, every effort has been made to ensure that you or your loved one are provided with...

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  • Country Place Memory Care

    Country Place Memory Care

    822 S Horton St, Fort Scott, KS 66701
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    Our Mission is to foster peace of mind for our residents and their loved ones and to enhance each resident's individuality, promote their dignity and lovingly encourage their independence. At Country Place Memory Care, every effort has been made to ensure that you or your loved one are provided with...

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  • Addington Place of Prairie Village

    2700 Somerset Dr, Prairie Village, KS 66206
    (35)
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    Beautiful Addington Place of Prairie Village is located in Prairie Village, Kansas and can be a wonderful resting home for your elderly parent. We truly understand how difficult it can be for you to find the right spot for your parent to live if they can no longer live on their own. When choosing...

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  • Benton House of Tiffany Springs

    5901 NW 88th Street, Kansas City, MO 64154
    (30)
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    Benton House of Tiffany Springs is coming soon into the area! Our beautiful senior living community will host a Grand Opening in early 2015 and we are a community where independence thrives but help is just a call away. Residents will enjoy a customized social calendar that includes exercise...

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  • Anthology at the Plaza

    2 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64112
    (1)
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    ANTHOLOGY OF THE PLAZA Virtue Memory Care is a solution for older adults living with memory loss, including Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. We also understand dementia doesn’t just affect yourloved one; it impacts your whole family. At Anthology Senior Living, we’re here to help you and...

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  • The Village at Carroll Park

    5301 Harry Truman Drive, Grandview, MO 64030
    (9)
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    Here at the Village at Carroll Park in Grandview, MO we assist seniors with daily needs and task. We have activities to keep them engaged, healthy, moving and social. We try to make sure they continue to have well rounded lives just as they did before coming here. We provide meals for all of our...

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  • Addington Place of Lee's Summit

    2160 SE Blue Pkwy, Lee's Summit, MO 64063
    (34)
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    Welcome to Addington Place of Lee's Summit! A beautiful community of warmth decorated with fine furnishings, stunning artwork and more often than not the scent of something delicious baking in the kitchen. A place where independence thrives but help is just a call away. Addington Place of Lee's...

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  • Benton House of Blue Springs

    1701 NW Jefferson Street, Blue Springs, MO 64015
    (18)
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    Benton House of Blue Springs is an assisted living community located in the scenic city of Blue Springs, Jackson County, Missouri. Our diverse community is located in the center of this beautiful city, and offers many attractions for our seniors and their visiting family members. Benton House of...

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  • RestWell Home Plus

    RestWell Home Plus

    508 Union St, Oskaloosa, KS 66066
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Nursing Homes in Topeka, KS

Nursing homes — also called convalescent homes or skilled nursing facilities — are intended for seniors who require 24-hour monitoring and medical assistance. These communities are designed to promote independence among seniors who require constant nursing care to perform activities of daily living (ADLs), but do not require hospital-level care.

The median monthly cost for a private room in a Topeka nursing home is around $6,327, and the median monthly cost of a private room in a nursing home in the state of Kansas is about $6,175, according to Genworth.

For this type of elder care, Topeka, KS offers many great options, and A Place for Mom can help you find the right one.

Cost of Living in Topeka, KS

Located near the Kansas River, Topeka is the capital city of the state of Kansas, and its cost of living is lower than most other large U.S. cities. All index scores are based on a scale with the national average set at 100.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax
83 93 $813 15.5% spend over 30% of their income on rent $100,074 $46,087 None

Local Medical Providers

The Topeka region has several highly-rated hospitals, and the following are often ranked among the best in the area:

  • University of Kansas Hospital - St. Francis Campus - This 264-bed facility holds an advanced certification for primary stroke care from the American Heart Association. In addition to these recognized services, other specialties include joint replacement, neurology, and diabetes treatment. The hospital also offers a home care program.
  • Newton Medical Center - Named one of the best rural hospital facilities in the country, Newton Medical Center is often recognized for providing care related to bone health and fragility. This hospital provides home care for eligible patients.

Climate and Weather

The climate of Topeka, KS is considered hot-summer/humid continental. Residents can expect four distinct seasons, with warm summers and cold winters. On average, the humidity level for Topeka is about 70%. This number often peaks in June, at around 72% humidity.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
79°F 93°F (July) 65°F (July) 34°F 49°F (February) 19°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
44 (Good) 52 in December (Moderate)

Moderate conditions mean that those who are sensitive to particulates in the air should consider limiting the amount of time they spend on outdoor exertion.

Precipitation

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall
3” 6” (May) 16”

Demographics and Values

Topeka tends to lean slightly conservative. Although a majority of the city’s residents voted for Republican candidates in the last five presidential elections, Republicans won this majority by less than 10 percent. State, county, and city governments employ a fourth of all workers in Topeka, as the city is home to the Kansas Statehouse. Manufacturing, construction, and retail trades also stand out as major industries. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Frito-Lay, Inc., and Hallmark Cards all have distribution plants in the city. BlueCross BlueShield of Kansas, a health insurance company, is headquartered in Topeka.

Topeka, KS has a significant Hispanic and Latino population. Residents founded El Centro de Topeka, which empowers the community through crucial resources. The Community Resource Program strives to bridge the gap for residents with limited English comprehension, and employs a fully-bilingual staff. The Mobile Health Clinic, a partner of the Washburn School of Nursing, aims to make healthcare more accessible and transparent for this population. Additionally, the Latino Leadership Collective amplifies Latino voices in business, and advocates for high-level representation across the city’s leading companies.

Topeka proudly showcases the city’s Black history as well. The state made history as the site of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case, which ruled that “separate but equal” policies violated the U.S. Constitution. The city preserves Monroe Elementary School, which integrated due to this decision, as a commemorative museum.

2016 Presidential Election Results for Shawnee County

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
44.2% 46.8% 9.0%

Population Statistics

Population metro area Population city proper Population density Population trend
232,594 148,960 795 people per square mile Shrinking at a rate of 0.50% since 2010

Age

Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
37 29% 12% 6% 5%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
31% 28% 11%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
1.7% 10.6% 15% 1% 0.1% 68.3% 4.9%

Crime

Total crimes Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
7,326 52 6

Miscellaneous

Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
6% 63% 16% 17% 7% 10%

Topeka is not considered friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the LGBTQ+ community may face discrimination in certain parts of the city. The Human Rights Campaign scored Topeka a zero out of 30 on its index for non-discrimination laws. The city does not prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in housing or employment. In spite of this, there is some support in the area. Equality House, which has made headlines for its location directly across from Westboro Baptist Church, is an LGBTQ+ resource center and a strong visual testament to LGBTQ+ pride. PFLAG, a national body of affirming support groups for LGBTQ+ youths and parents, also has a chapter in Topeka.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Topeka’s rich museum scene will appeal to fans of history and politics. Tourists and residents can glimpse the role and process of state politics and legislature with guided tours of the Kansas State Capitol Visitor Center. The Kansas Museum of History traces state events and figures from the prehistoric age to the present, with exhibits on Native American tribal culture, the Oregon and Santa Fe trails, and the state’s impact in the Civil War. The Combat Air Museum, Museum of Kansas National Guard, and Holley Museum of Military History all contain war relics, machinery, and tributes. Seniors receive discounts at many of these institutions.

The Topeka Zoo, located in Gage Park, regularly ranks as one of the city’s most popular attractions. More than 250 animals live in the zoo, which also houses an indoor tropical rain forest. Fishers, kayakers, or anyone looking to enjoy the water will appreciate Topeka’s access to both Shawnee Lake and Kaw River.

Transportation

Topeka Metro runs 14 fixed routes on weekdays and 12 on Saturdays. The Flex, a general, direct-to-destination transit service, gives rides weekdays from 5:45 a.m. to 6 p.m., which passengers must call to schedule. Seniors, people with disabilities, low-income individuals, and Medicare cardholders are all eligible for fare discounts.

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