There are 107 memory care facilities in Kansas. These facilities are licensed through the Kansas Secretary of Aging and Disability Services, the agency that provides oversight for residential long-term care facilities in the state. This department has rules regarding staffing and staff training, meal and medication services and security requirements, which it enforces through regular inspections and by following up on formal complaints from residents, family members, staff and visitors. 

What Does Memory Care in Kansas Provide?

In Kansas, memory care facilities provide housing, daily meals and housekeeping and laundry services, along with individualized care plans to ensure residents’ health and comfort. These facilities are staffed with caregivers who’ve undergone specialized training to help them manage dementia-related behaviors, recognize pain and provide emotional support. The facilities also incorporate dementia-informed social and recreational programming with failure-free activities such as picnics, gardening and life skills.

How Much Does Memory Care Cost in Kansas?

In Kansas, memory care services cost approximately $5,725 per month. This rate, which is calculated by adding 25% to assisted living costs listed in the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey, exceeds the national average of $5,625 by $100. Topeka is the most affordable place in Kansas for care, with rates coming in at $5,619, and in Lawrence, rates are comparable at $5,673. Manhattan and Wichita are comparatively expensive options for memory care, with respective rates coming in at $6,748 and $6,781.