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10 Best Nursing Homes in Wichita, KS

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Wichita is a welcoming mid-size city known for being home to several major players in the aviation industry. As the largest city in Kansas, it’s also a hub for shopping, entertainment, and cultural activity.

If you’re seeking a nursing home in Wichita that’s close by, it’s possible that you’re actually in need of either memory care or assisted living for your loved one. Memory care facilities offer round-the-clock specialized care and permanent housing for seniors experiencing memory loss, while assisted living facilities provide assistance to seniors who are somewhat mobile but require help with their daily routine. A nursing home is for those who need constant medical care and not just personal assistance. Many times, all of these types of senior living arrangements are thought of as nursing homes, but there is a distinct difference.

This guide looks at 20 facilities that are assisted living and memory care partners of A Place For Mom. These listings fall within a 10-mile radius of Wichita’s downtown area. Furthermore, we’ll also answer important questions about memory care and assisted living costs, payment options, regulations, useful resources, and more.

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The majority of the staff and residents I've met have been very friendly and helpful.I believe the staff to resident ratio is good. They have a monthly list of activities which appears to cover a wide range...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
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.
Park West Plaza is a Continuing Care Retirement Community with Independent Living, Assisted Living, Reflections Memory Care, and a Skilled Nursing Home all on one campus. We are committed to providing quality services in a warm, comfortable environment. We offer professional, personalized...
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We had a difficult transition transitioning my mom and dad to an assisted living facility. The care team and administrative staff at Avita made it as seamless as possible and provided much needed guidance...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
Who We AreAvita Assisted Living and Memory Care at Rolling Hills is more than just a senior living facility. It is a home away from home. From the cozy private rooms to the daily activities, we strive to make your time here feel like an extension of life in your own home.Enjoy time with your...
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Regent Park Assisted Living is closer to me & Dad's in Regent Park rehab across the parking lot from her. Staff is great & everyone knows her. They're very accommodating for extra needs.The price is...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
Regent Park is excited to provide more choices for those seeking an assisted living and memory care residence. We are committed to providing quality services in a caring, comfortable environment. Our professional and personalized services are designed to enhance the quality of life for those we...
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With a family member as a resident at Chisholm Place, I find that the staff is attentive and supportive, and the facility is clean and inviting. I would like to see the aides more confident in working with...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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.
Chisholm Place is an assisted living community specializing in Dementia, Alzheimer's and memory support care. We offer both Private Suites and Companion Suites in a peaceful, beautiful environment. Our community is located in the Wilson Estates Medical Park addition, providing easy access to...
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Most of the staff are wonderful! Even though the housekeeping is short staffed, they do the best they can with what they have. It's kept up. The housekeeping supervisor supports her staff and fills in as...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Senior Apartments
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Welcome To The FamilySenior living as you may have once known it is much different today. Sedgwick Plaza strives to create something better—in every sense of the word. Here, you get an exceptional lifestyle filled with good friendships, meaningful activities, delicious food and, basically, all...
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While our loved one was there, we were never allowed to eat a meal so we cannot comment based on our experience but according to our loved one she never complained. They were still in super covid lockdown...
Provides: Assisted Living
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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.
For individuals that look to live a life not defined by limitations and continue to relish in the lavish lifestyle, an abundance of all-inclusive opportunities awaits.Azria Health offers an unparalleled community experience including luxurious accommodations, premier restaurant-quality dining,...
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My wifes son and I toured about 10 different facilities and we both independently concluded that this was the best place for my wife. It has turned out to be a great choice. I would definitely recommend...
Provides: Memory Care
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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.
Via Christi Village Broadmoor is a memory care assisted living community located in Wichita, KS. Wichita is located in Sedgwick County and is home to about 382,000 people. Considered 'The Air Capital of the World', Wichita is a fun and relaxing town full of midwestern values.Via Christi Village...
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The staff has been amazing and take wonderful care of my mother in law. Housekeeping also are great with taking care of her apartment. Since moving there, my mother in law has had not one complaint....
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
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Over I liked the directors and staff. I felt there were not enough events/activities. In some ways their newness showed. Still figuring some things out. They offer activites such as; craft, group...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
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.
Comfort and Love Senior Care Homes mission is to provide what families most want and need for their loved ones . . . a safe, secure, comfortable, and loving community with a high-level of 24/7 personal care and attention.Comfort and Love is Wichita’s premier, intimate Home Plus community, not a...
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We absolutely love the KMH community, from the staff it has just been a wonderful positive experience. We have had no drawbacks or complaints whatsoever. The staff members seem very happy and content - they...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
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.
Life takes you many places, KMH brings you home.Welcome to completely new thinking in a senior living community. Vibrant living is part of every floor plan and valued principles is the foundational promise to every resident. KMH is proud to offer the following services at our newly renovated...
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living, Nursing Homes
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
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.
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.
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It's a friendly, well-run place. The food is varied, and it's good quality. It tastes like something you'd get at a restaurant. They clean the rooms weekly. They seem to not be staffed well enough...
Provides: Assisted Living
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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.
Located in the thriving and beautiful city of Wichita, Kansas, Vintage Park at Waterfront is an assisted living community dedicated to the health and wellness of our residents. Wichita is the largest city in the state and is a hub of culture, boasting several museums, theaters, parks, and...
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My loved one is currently a resident at Homestead of Crestview and everything has been very good. I would recommend this facility to others.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
Homestead of Crestview is a senior living community that offers residents high quality memory care and assisted living in Wichita, KS.What is assisted living? Assisted living is for those who can no longer live on their own, but do not require 24-hour care. Homestead of Crestview offers many...
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If a friend asked I wouldn't recommend. The service to cost at first seemed ok but like most places it's on the job training and the professionalism seemed lacking at times. At other times they did quite...
Provides: Memory Care
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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.
A Community Who CaresFrom the moment you arrive to our warm and inviting memory care community in Wichita, Kansas, you will see why everyone says this is the place where your loved one can thrive. We designed the entire space with your family member in mind. With cozy common rooms, spacious...
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This was a positive experience for my loved one. It was a friendly place. The food was good and catered well to individual requests. Housekeeping was good. I would recommend this facility to family and...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
COMMUNITY OVERVIEWMinutes from downtown in West Wichita and just a stone’s throw from the Arkansas River, Via Christi Village is one of the most popular senior living communities in the area. As a continuing care retirement community, we offer all living choices on our campus, including...
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prior to covid, it was the best for money, but as we all know covid caused issues for everyone. Room sizes are above average, and the food was satisfactory with a good variety. I would recommend this...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
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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The stay at Wichita Center for Rehabilitation has been fine. They have all been really friendly. I would recommend the facility to a friend. I appreciated that they reached out to me right away when...
Provides: Nursing Homes
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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.
Wichita Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing is a place where the Centers Health Care spirit of "Get Stronger!" is felt by everyone; residents, guests, and employees alike. We are proud of our state-of-the-art "GO" short-term rehabilitation program that helps you get back on your feet as soon as...
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What a wonderful community of residents and staff! Prairie Homestead is like living in a neighborhood where everyone knows each other and cares about all the neighbors. I never thought I wanted to leave my...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
As one begins to consider retirement years, it may be the Independent or Assisted Living opportunities at Prairie Homestead Senior Living that fits into your plans. Serving the Wichita community since 1965, Prairie Homestead is centered on the motivation and influence of the Christian faith. As...
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Staff was very, very friendly, very clean. Food was very good. They delivered meals to my aunt when she did not feel like going to the diner would’ve love to stay longer, but my aunt needed more care and...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
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Mother has been well cared for. The food has been good for her and she has developed an appreciation for some of the staff, even though in her condition she tends to judge people rather harshly. The house...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
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I like that it is a smaller community. You get to know the staff pretty well, and get to know who the caregivers are. I don't think they check in on my loved one as much as I would like to. They do a lot...
Provides: Assisted Living
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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.
The Good LifeWhen you decide to join our assisted living community in Wichita, Kansas, prepare to enjoy more time freedom than ever. This is a place that provides you with everything some spacious private accommodations and inviting common rooms to personalized care and more, but we also handle...
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The staff could not be nicer, they are excellent. However we are a little irritated about the lack of fulfillment of promises, on the part of the management. Overall we are pretty pleased with the facility...
Provides: Nursing Homes
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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.
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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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the facility has really came a long way. Its clean, caters to all ages, offers alot of activities and you never smell bad odors like you do in alot of facilities. Its like a city within a city with their...
Provides: Assisted Living
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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.
Affordable community with 4 different sizes & floor plans of apartments in a quiet neighborhood.Individual Climate Control, Emergency Call System, Secured Entrance and Security Cameras, Patios and Balconies in all apartments, Kitchens in all apartments, Month-to-Month Rent and 24 Hour Nursing...

What families are saying about nursing homes in Wichita

Recent reviews for nursing homes in Wichita

Avita Senior Living at Rolling Hills in Wichita, KS

5.0
Two years at this Assisted Living community and my mom absolutely loved it! The food was a big hit, and they offer a fantastic variety of options. They have specials for lunches and dinners plus a menu. Chefs soups they are absolutely delicious.

Comfort and Love Wichita

4.0
Even though Comfort and Love community (just like many others) is really expensive, we are very happy with the genuine care our loved one has been receiving. Most of the care givers there are absolutely wonderful - one of the care givers for our loved one even went out of her way and used her ...
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Dove Estates Senior Living in Goddard, KS

4.7
We chose Dove Estates because we liked the overall atmosphere pf the facility and after walking around during the tour, the residents were all out and about and would come up and say hi to us. Everyone was just very friendly. The apartments themselves are also very nice. The staff were always ...
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Costs of nursing homes in the Wichita area

The monthly median cost of a private room in a Wichita nursing home is $6,965.[01] While the average monthly cost of an assisted living facility is $5,425 and $5,504 for a memory care facility, according to A Place for Mom’s proprietary data.[02]

The assisted living and memory care facilities figure is a total cost, which includes personal care, room and board, meals, and medication management. Housekeeping, laundry, and maintenance are also provided. Access to community spaces and planned activities, as well as add-ons and service fees are factored into the above average.

Average monthly cost of Nursing Homes in Wichita, KS vs. nearby cities

Wichita, KS

$4,912/mo

Towanda, KS

$4,453/mo

Augusta, KS

$4,486/mo

How people pay for a nursing home in Wichita

In the next section, we’ll take a look at ways to pay for nursing homes, assisted living, and memory care in Wichita. There are different payment options available to cover the cost of care.

Private payment is one option, but veterans and their spouses can also potentially use U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits. In addition, Medicaid and Medicare offer public aid. By exploring these resources, you can develop a financial plan that guarantees access to the necessary care for you or your loved one. Here, you’ll find more information on private pay, VA benefits, Medicare, and Medicaid as resources for seniors.

Private pay methods

Often, one of the first payment options that people turn to is private sources. These include Social Security benefits, savings accounts, pensions, investment returns, and any of the following:

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Number of veterans who live in Wichita

About 23% of Wichita veterans are 75+

If you’re a veteran or you are looking into assisted living or memory care facilities on behalf of a veteran, it’s important to know that benefits are available — and these can help pay for rent, medical services, or both. This process can be notoriously difficult, so we’ll highlight the most generous option and also provide you with the resources to navigate the system with more ease.

While there are plenty of benefits available, like the VA Pension and the VA Disability Compensations, potentially one of the most useful ones is Aid and Attendance. To qualify, one must need assistance with daily activities, be in a nursing home or bed bound much of the day, or have poor vision. If you’re uncertain about what might make you eligible, it’s important to check with veterans service officers.

Veterans service officers are there to help you navigate the complex VA benefits system. They are VA benefits experts who can clarify whether you qualify or not, identify any potential extra benefits you might be eligible for, and also guide you step-by-step through the application. They are so essential, in fact, that contacting your local Veterans Service Organizations should be the first step in your application process. You’ll find the contact details for Kansas VSOs in the resources below.

Resources for Wichita veterans

Veteran service officers and resources

Kansas DAV and Regional Office
5500 E. Kellogg Ave.
Wichita, KS 67218
Phone: 316-688-6722

Kansas VFW and Local Veterans Service Officers
5500 E. Kellogg Drive, Bldg 61
Wichita, KS 67218
Email: ksvfwhq@kvfw.kscoxmail.com

Supportive Services for Veteran Families
437 N. Topeka St.
Wichita, KS 67202
Phone: 316-202-0637
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

KanVet
Phone: 785-762-8870
Email: joseph.comfort@ks.gov
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Operation Second Chance
Phone: 301-972-1080
Phone: 888-672-4838

Medicaid

In Kansas, the Medicaid program is called the KanCare Medical Assistance Program. This program helps with health care costs for low-income seniors. You can view your eligibility for Medicaid in Kansas, and also conveniently apply online by filling out the application for KanCare.

Medicaid cannot be used to pay the rent at assisted living or memory care facilities, but it can cover necessary in-house medical care. The program that gives seniors access through KanCare is the Home and Community-Based Service waiver program, or HCBS waiver. There are multiple waivers, but the Frail Elderly waiver is most likely to apply.

If you have any additional questions related to Medicaid, don’t hesitate to contact your local Agency on Aging or ombudsman for assistance. Their contact details are located in the resources below. These are both good starting points for figuring out eligibility and how to apply.

Wichita resident Medicaid resources

Kansas Medicaid resources

Kansas Department of Health & Environment
1000 SW Jackson St.
Topeka, KS 66612
Email: kdhe.info@ks.gov
Phone: 785-296-1500
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Central Plains Area Agency on Aging (CPAAA)
Ronald Reagan building
271 W. Third St. N, Suite 500
Wichita, KS 67202
Phone: 855-200-2372
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Local KanCare Ombudsman
Kerrie Bacon
Phone: 855-643-8180
Satellite Office Direct Phone:  316-978-3567
Relay: 711
Email: KanCare.Ombudsman@ks.gov
Hours: Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Thursday, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Medicare

Medicare is a federal health care program that, among other recipients, provides health insurance for people who are 65 and older. It doesn’t cover custodial costs, such as rent or room and board for nursing homes, assisted living, or memory care facilities.

However, Medicare covers skilled nursing to a limited degree and on a short-time basis. To use this benefit, the following conditions must apply:

  • You must have Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance)
  • There must be useable days left in your benefit period
  • You have a qualifying in-patient hospital stay
  • A doctor deems it necessary for you to receive daily skilled care

Medicare also covers certain medical costs associated with assisted living and memory care. These can include room costs, meals, skilled nursing care, medications, medical social services, physical and occupational therapy, speech therapy, medical supplies and equipment, ambulance transportation, and dietary counseling.

You or your loved one can also benefit from Kansas Medicare Savings Programs. If qualified, one of these programs can either reduce Medicare premiums or pay for them entirely. Copayments and deductibles can also be covered under some levels of these savings programs. Another way you or your loved one might qualify for help is through the Kansas Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). You have to be at least 55 years old and need extensive care that might otherwise require nursing home placement. The goal of PACE is to keep seniors in a more independent setting while delivering services and care to them.

Get help understanding and applying for Medicare

The Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK) is a valuable resource available to anyone with questions about Medicare and insurance. This volunteer-based service provides free assistance and guidance to individuals seeking information on a wide range of topics related to health care for seniors.

The local ombudsman can be an invaluable guide when it comes to things like eligibility, successful applications, and other inquiries. If you don’t already have Medicare, you can visit the Social Security Administration office or apply for Medicare online.

Wichita resident Medicare resources

Local Medicare assistance

Social Security Administration Office
3216 N. Cypress Drive
Wichita, KS 67226
Phone: 800-772-1213
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Kansas Region-4 Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Marilyn Randa
Phone: 316-347-1429
Email: Marilyn.Randa@ks.gov

Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK)
Phone: 800-860-5260
Fax: 785-296-0256

Kansas Medicare programs

KanCare Medicare Savings Program
Phone: 1-800-792-4884

Kansas Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
503 S. Kansas Ave.
Topeka, KS 66603
Phone: 785-296-8288
Email: KDADS_PACE@ks.gov

Understand Kansas laws and regulations for nursing homes

In Kansas, any nursing home, assisted living, or memory care facility must be licensed by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS). Nursing homes are also regulated at the federal level by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which upholds standards for quality of care.

Inspections and Reports

In Kansas, licensed nursing homes, assisted living, and memory care facilities are typically inspected on an annual basis. Inspections are done by KDADS surveyors, and sometimes they are joined by CMS representatives. An inspection will cover several areas but some of the most important include resident care, staffing, medication management, and facility maintenance.

Anyone can access these reports and licenses for nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and memory care facilities. Adult Care Home Directory and Inspection Reports has the complete listing, and instructions for how to use the site can be found here.

Standards specific to Kansas nursing homes

Nursing homes in Kansas must adhere to specific standards. Under the Statutes and Regulations for the Licensure and Operation of Nursing Facilities, such requirements extend to staffing levels, proper training for staff members, and the provision of medical care and other critical services. For example, all nursing homes must have a registered nurse on duty for at least eight hours per day, and there must also be sufficient staffing levels to meet all of the residents’ needs.

For more information on the rights of nursing home residents and the laws that govern the facilities, review these resources:

Standards specific to Kansas assisted living and memory care facilities

Kansas assisted living facilities (ALF) must follow their own set of statutes and regulations. ALFs must provide a variety of care services that support the independence of residents. The facility itself is defined by having at least six residents who need supervised nursing and personal care. While there are no set standards for numbers of staff members, facilities are required to have enough to make sure everyone is cared for at all times. That also means someone has to be awake 24/7.

Memory care facilities fall under the saw statutes and regulations as ALFs. There are just two extra items that must be addressed. Their staff members must have training specific to caring for seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Finally, a wander-free environment must be created for residents, which means exits must be controlled at all times.

Kansas also licenses adult care homes (sometimes called boarding care homes). These are smaller, private residences that only house up to 10 people. While they do provide help with activities of daily living, the level of care is lower than at an assisted living facility because these residents are generally capable of managing on their own.

Kansas Department of Health contact information

Kansas Department of Health & Environment
1000 SW Jackson St.
Topeka, KS 66612
Phone: 785-296-1500
Hours: Monday though Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

COVID-19 regulations for Wichita nursing homes

As of now, Wichita’s senior living communities do not have any set guidelines for residents to follow to prevent the spread of COVID-19. However, it is important to mention that some facilities may have implemented their own safety measures. If you have a specific facility in mind, it is recommended that you inquire about their COVID-19 protocols.

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Vaccinations. The CDC recommends staying up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters.

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Masking. The most recent Kansas mask guidelines for visitors to long-term care facilities leave it up to each facility to decide if masking is required.

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Facility cleanliness. Visiting areas must be cleaned after every visit; surfaces must be cleaned with proper disinfectant.

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Quarantining. Self-isolate when suspected/diagnosed with COVID-19 (with supportive care), according to CDC guidelines.

Get to know senior living in Wichita

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4.3/5.0 average in-network rating
80% of our Wichita partner communities are pet-friendly
80% of these partner communities in Wichita offer memory care
85% of these communities in Wichita offer full medication management
95% of our partner communities in Wichita offer hospice onsite
65% of these partner communities in Wichita offer on-site nursing
2075
Number of people we have referred to our partner communities in Wichita
82
Average age of resident we have referred to our partner communities in Wichita
Gender split: 66% female

What to expect from nursing homes in Wichita

In Wichita, nursing homes provide a comfortable environment and long-term housing for seniors who need nursing care around the clock at a level just below hospitalization. Such communities offer the highest level of care to elderly adults who have significant health conditions that require constant medical care. Nursing homes in Wichita can also be a short-term option for seniors who need rehabilitative care after being discharged from the hospital.

Assisted living and memory care options in Wichita

There are 20 partner A Place For Mom senior living facilities in Wichita. While there are standalone facilities (four assisted living and three memory care), very often, the more popular choice is a place that offers different types of accommodations in one setting. In Wichita, you will also find the following combinations:

  • one assisted living/independent living facility/senior apartments
  • one assisted living/independent living facility
  • two adult care homes
  • two adult care homes that offer memory care
  • three assisted living/independent living/memory care facilities
  • four assisted living/memory care facilities

An enjoyable way to live with assistance

Wichita’s assisted living facilities provide an extensive range of enjoyable and informative activities to their residents. These include access to in-house libraries, beauty salons, and common areas, as well as opportunities to gather on outside patios or watch sports events together in TV rooms. In addition, various clubs (such as walking, gardening, and arts and crafts), fitness programs, outings, barbecues, parties, and hobby-focused classes and programs are offered. Several facilities also arrange excursions to local restaurants and attractions.

Safe and secure memory care

The memory care facilities in Wichita have been specifically created to offer a safe and caring atmosphere for residents, with well-trained staff who understand the particular requirements of this demographic. There is always someone available around-the-clock to provide care or assistance whenever needed. Over half of our affiliated memory care facilities have implemented a wander management system to ensure that your loved one is secure while still being able to move around freely.

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Unfamiliar with Wichita? Highlights for seniors

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Number of seniors over the age of 65 currently living in Wichita[03]
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Percentage of seniors 65 and older within the Wichita population[03]
$45,492

Median annual income for Wichita seniors 65 and older

Health care for seniors in Wichita

Residents of Wichita can expect first-class treatment at the following hospitals and medical centers.

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Ascension Via Christi St. Francis

Ranked fourth in the entire state of Kansas and first in Wichita, Ascension is considered the best hospital in Central Kansas by U.S. News & World Report.

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Wesley Medical Center

U.S. News & World Report rated Wesley Medical Center high performing in its care for patients with heart attacks, heart failure, and strokes.

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Robert J. Dole Department of Veterans Affairs Medical and Regional Center

The Dole VA is the primary health facility for Central Kansas veterans.

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Transportation for seniors in Wichita

A safer and reliable option for seniors to get where they need to go in Wichita is to use transportation services that are offered by our partner senior living facilities. About 63% of our partner assisted living and memory care facilities provide their residents with both complementary and at-cost transportation services.

If a senior’s care community doesn’t offer transportation, or their family needs public transport, a good option is the Wichita Public Transit. It has fixed bus routes, and all vehicles are ADA-compliant. WPT also provides a specialized fleet of shuttles that offer transport to individuals with severe cognitive and physical disabilities. Called Paratransit, this service is very reliable since the drivers are given specialized training to best serve this community.

Senior activities in Wichita

When seniors venture into Wichita for a night (or day) on the town, they can look forward to fun outings, activities, and delicious meals. Many senior living communities take their residents on group trips, or families take their elderly loved ones to the best places in Wichita for some quality time together. Here are just some of the highlights that you can expect.

Popular senior-friendly activities in Wichita

Near Wichita is a popular casino and entertainment center called the Kansas Star Casino. Here, seniors and their families can enjoy a spot of gambling and wonderful restaurants.

Wichita also has a wide variety of fascinating museums. The Museum of World Treasures is packed with ancient artifacts and historical memorabilia and also offers group tours, educational programs, and scavenger hunts. Another hotspot is Exploration Place which has countless interactive exhibits and entertaining live science shows.

Seniors and their families who want to take it easy and enjoy nature can visit Wichita’s Sedgwick County Zoo or the botanical garden. The latter is particularly welcoming to nature lovers with its different types of gardens, and there’s even a butterfly house.

Wichita also has a strong theater and live show culture. Residents can enjoy a great time with family and friends watching plays and live music shows. The city’s cuisine culture also makes Wichita a popular place to retire and celebrate special times with loved ones over a good meal. There, you will find everything from fast food, pizza restaurants, grills, steakhouses, Italian, Mexican, pubs, and more if you would like to take your loved one out to eat.

Frequently Asked Questions

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References

  1. Genworth Financial. (2021). Cost of Care Survey.

  2. A Place for Mom. (2022). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  3. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Population Estimates 2021: Wichita, Kansas [Data set].

  4. U.S. News & World Report. (2022). Ascension Via Christi Hospital Wichita.

  5. U.S. News & World Report. (2022). Wesley Medical Center.

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Genworth Financial. (2021). Cost of Care Survey.

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A Place for Mom. (2022). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

3.

United States Census Bureau. (2021). Population Estimates 2021: Wichita, Kansas [Data set].

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U.S. News & World Report. (2022). Ascension Via Christi Hospital Wichita.

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U.S. News & World Report. (2022). Wesley Medical Center.