Caring.com’s Senior Living Report places Kansas city third among the best places to live in Missouri and 161st nationally. Factors that influenced the score include excellent air quality and plenty of options for food lovers, culture, parks and outdoor exercise. The 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey shows the typical senior in Kansas City pays $4,957 per month for their home care, a non-medical service for frail but otherwise healthy seniors. Home health care is the equivalent for seniors who need limited medical care, while those who require more assistance have many highly-regarded facilities to choose from, including the University of Kansas Hospital and Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City.

Below we’ve compiled a comprehensive directory of every home care provider in the Kansas City area – complete with services offered and reviews from families who’ve actually used the service. In addition to our in-depth provider listings, we’ve compiled resources to help seniors and their families to access all the tools they need to age in place safely and gracefully.

Directory of Home Care Services in Kansas City, MO

2022

Right at Home Northern Kansas City

5545 North Oak TrFy, Suite 19, Kansas City, MO, 64118

They can make my life easier by making sure somebody shows up every time on time. The quality of the caregivers they have send have been good.
They can make my life easier by making sure somebody shows up every time on time. The quality of the caregivers they have send have been good.

2021

SYNERGY HomeCare

9240 Glenwood Street, Suite B, Overland Park, KS, 66212

SYNERGY HomeCare is committed to providing the highest quality non-medical home care services and treating all clients, of all ages, with dignity and respect. SYNERGY HomeCare has served the Greater K … (read more)
SYNERGY HomeCare is committed to providing the highest quality non-medical home care services and treating all clients, of all ages, with dignity and respect. SYNERGY HomeCare has served the Greater K … (read more)

2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Home Instead – Liberty, MO

42 S Main St, Liberty, MO, 64068

Home instead has continued to provide us with dependable, trusted in-home support. Our caregiver is loyal and patient. The office staff is flexible and adapts easily to our ever-changing needs.
Home instead has continued to provide us with dependable, trusted in-home support. Our caregiver is loyal and patient. The office staff is flexible and adapts easily to our ever-changing needs.

2019

Premier Custom Care, LLC

7301 Mission Rd., Ste. 313, Prairie Village, KS, 66208

Mom was living alone and came to be in need of help with her normal activities of daily living. The staff of Premier Custom Care gave us a realistic, but compassionate, assessment of Mom’s needs and m … (read more)
Mom was living alone and came to be in need of help with her normal activities of daily living. The staff of Premier Custom Care gave us a realistic, but compassionate, assessment of Mom’s needs and m … (read more)

2020, 2021

Home Instead – Lee’s Summit, MO

233 SE Main St, Lees Summit, MO, 64063

My mother fell, breaking her left arm and once she was released from rehab I knew she and my step-dad, who is on a walker, would need assistance. I knew they would need assistance with cleaning, laund … (read more)
My mother fell, breaking her left arm and once she was released from rehab I knew she and my step-dad, who is on a walker, would need assistance. I knew they would need assistance with cleaning, laund … (read more)

Home Instead – Kansas City, MO

520 W 103rd St, Suite 346, Kansas City, MO, 64114

The care that was given to my mother in law was superior! Even when we experienced bumps they were handled in a timely fashion, professionally and always foremost with my mother in laws care and comf … (read more)
The care that was given to my mother in law was superior! Even when we experienced bumps they were handled in a timely fashion, professionally and always foremost with my mother in laws care and comf … (read more)

Preferred Care at Home of Greater Kansas City, MO

7320 NE 84 Terrace, Kansas City, MO, 64157

I recently found out that I could no longer leave my mom home alone. A nursing home was not the option I wanted for her. A social worker at the rehab facility she was at recommended Preferred care. I … (read more)
I recently found out that I could no longer leave my mom home alone. A nursing home was not the option I wanted for her. A social worker at the rehab facility she was at recommended Preferred care. I … (read more)

Benefits of Home Senior Care

10821 W. 87th ST, #300, Overland Park, KS, 66214

Benefits of Home Senior Care has been helping seniors and their families for over 14 years! <p></p> Our SOLE mission is to help seniors safely stay independent and in their home. We do it every day … (read more)
Benefits of Home Senior Care has been helping seniors and their families for over 14 years! <p></p> Our SOLE mission is to help seniors safely stay independent and in their home. We do it every day … (read more)

Focus Healthcare Solutions

249 W Mill St, Ste 105, Liberty, MO, 64068

Focus HealthCare Mission Statement is to facilitate positive care experiences for clients, families and caregivers by providing exemplary care, education and advocacy during a time of need. We provide … (read more)
Focus HealthCare Mission Statement is to facilitate positive care experiences for clients, families and caregivers by providing exemplary care, education and advocacy during a time of need. We provide … (read more)

Nurse Next Door – Liberty MO

1554 Dover Ct , Liberty, MO, 64068

Who is Nurse Next Door? Nurse Next Door is one of North America’s fastest-growing home care providers and is dedicated to delivering flexible, affordable and quality care options to seniors and other … (read more)
Who is Nurse Next Door? Nurse Next Door is one of North America’s fastest-growing home care providers and is dedicated to delivering flexible, affordable and quality care options to seniors and other … (read more)

Homewatch CareGivers of Overland Park

9270 Glenwood St, STE A, Overland Park, KS, 66212

Today, most senior citizens do not want to live in a nursing home facility, where the quality of care can be questionable. Dependent adults also do not want to be relocated in order to live comfortabl … (read more)
Today, most senior citizens do not want to live in a nursing home facility, where the quality of care can be questionable. Dependent adults also do not want to be relocated in order to live comfortabl … (read more)

Senior Services Options – Belton, MO

16503 Fairway Road, Belton, MO, 64012

SENIOR SERVICES OPTIONS <p></p> NON-MEDICAL IN-HOME CARE AGENCY, IN BELTON, MO. <p></p> OUR SERVICES, TAILORED TO YOUR UNIQUE NEEDS, WILL HELP YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE AND INDEPENDENT AT HOME BBB … (read more)
SENIOR SERVICES OPTIONS <p></p> NON-MEDICAL IN-HOME CARE AGENCY, IN BELTON, MO. <p></p> OUR SERVICES, TAILORED TO YOUR UNIQUE NEEDS, WILL HELP YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE AND INDEPENDENT AT HOME BBB … (read more)

Private Home Care Kansas City – Overland Park, KS

7500 College Blvd, Suite 500 , Overland Park, KS, 66210

<p>From the very beginning, we wanted to keep things simple. We wanted to provide the most personalized service available, so our clients could stay at home comfortably for as long as they choose. Aft … (read more)
<p>From the very beginning, we wanted to keep things simple. We wanted to provide the most personalized service available, so our clients could stay at home comfortably for as long as they choose. Aft … (read more)

Affinity Home Healthcare LLC – Kansas City, MO

7211 nw 83rd st # 255, Kansas City, MO, 64152

Affinity Home Healthcare is a non-medical home health community that staffs qualified caretakers to service your needs. We offer personal care, medication management, respite, assistance with daily li … (read more)
Affinity Home Healthcare is a non-medical home health community that staffs qualified caretakers to service your needs. We offer personal care, medication management, respite, assistance with daily li … (read more)

Assisting Hands Home Care

612 SW 3rd St, Lees Summit, MO, 64063

Assisting Hands offers our clients the very finest personalized non-medical home care, allowing them to live safely and comfortably in their own homes.
Assisting Hands offers our clients the very finest personalized non-medical home care, allowing them to live safely and comfortably in their own homes.

Hearts At Home

10600 W. 87th Street , Overland Park, KS, 66214

<p>Hearts At Home specializes in compassionate and professional care for the elderly, including Alzheimer’s/Dementia care; personal hygiene assistance (bathing, dressing, toileting, etc.); meal prepar … (read more)
<p>Hearts At Home specializes in compassionate and professional care for the elderly, including Alzheimer’s/Dementia care; personal hygiene assistance (bathing, dressing, toileting, etc.); meal prepar … (read more)

Private Home Care St. Louis – St. Louis, MO

6900 Delmar Blvd., University City, MO, 63130

After interviewing several agencies, we selected Private Home Care because they seemed most in touch with what we wanted for my father and because they listened to and shared our goals. After several … (read more)
After interviewing several agencies, we selected Private Home Care because they seemed most in touch with what we wanted for my father and because they listened to and shared our goals. After several … (read more)

HomeWell Senior Care KC

114 South Main St., Ste. 102, Independence, MO, 64050

They scheduled time to provide service without input from the family caregiver. They charged for time they were not here. At times they were very helpful but more often they made more work for me wa … (read more)
They scheduled time to provide service without input from the family caregiver. They charged for time they were not here. At times they were very helpful but more often they made more work for me wa … (read more)

Elder Care of Kansas City

7611 State Line Rd, Suite 230, Kansas City, MO, 64114

I have been struggling and struggling with my aunt the last few weeks regarding you and having someone come and be with her. It has been hard but today came and I was expecting her to call and say she … (read more)
I have been struggling and struggling with my aunt the last few weeks regarding you and having someone come and be with her. It has been hard but today came and I was expecting her to call and say she … (read more)

Life Changes Home Care, Llc

9504 E 63rd St, Suite 214,, Raytown, MO, 64133

I enjoy working with this agency. They are very friendly and willing to help out in each and every area that i needed help or support in. Thanks you all!
I enjoy working with this agency. They are very friendly and willing to help out in each and every area that i needed help or support in. Thanks you all!

Paying for Home Care in Kansas City, MO

The Cost of Home Care in Kansas City

According to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, home care services in Kansas City cost around $4,957 per month. Although this is around $190 per month more than Missouri’s median, it’s average for the country. The state’s costliest city is St. Louis, where seniors are likely to pay around $5,482, while the most affordable is Cape Girardeau, at $3,756. Columbia typically costs more than Kansas City, at $5,053, while St. Joseph may interest those with tighter budgets, as its average is $4,767 per month.

$4957

Kansas City

$4767

Missouri

$4957

The United States

$4767

St. Joseph

$5053

Columbia

$5482

St. Louis

$3756

Cape Girardeau

The Cost of Home Care vs. Other Senior Care Options in Kansas City

Despite home care offering non-medical services and home health care’s limited medical support, both have the same average fee of $4,957 per month. The agencies supplying both services typically charge another $372 per month than assisted living facilities, but it should be noted their services are one-on-one. The most affordable type of senior care in Kansas City is adult daycare, where costs average $1,733, while the most expensive option is nursing home care, where the median fee for a semiprivate room is $6,464 per month.

$4957

Home Care

$4957

Home Health Care

$1733

Adult Day Health Care

$4585

Assisted Living Facility

$6464

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

Financial Assistance for Home Care in Kansas City, MO

Given the high cost of in-home care, many people use one or more forms of financial assistance to cover the expenses. Below, we explain some of the most common sources of financial help for paying for in-home care. If none of these options are available to you, you can reach out to your Area Agency on Aging or Aging and Disability Resource Center to learn about local resources.

  • Long-Term Care Insurance: Long-Term Care Insurance covers expenses related to senior care, including in-home care. Depending on the policy type, beneficiaries may receive a cash payment to use towards long-term care or reimbursement for qualifying long-term care expenses. Note that there are limitations- typically a maximum benefit of $150 per day- and exact coverage terms vary depending on the exact policy, so always check the details.
  • Medicare: Medicare does not cover in-home care because it is classified as custodial, or non-medical, care. However, some Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans, which offer expanded benefits, may cover in-home custodial care.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid coverage of in-home care varies between different states because it is not a federally mandated benefit. Currently, all states cover some in-home care either through their standard Medicaid or a waiver program. The specific coverage rules are set individually by each state.
  • Veterans’ Benefits: The Aid and Attendance benefit is a monthly cash payment that beneficiaries can use to pay for senior care, including in-home care services. To qualify for A&A, Veterans must already receive the VA pension and meet several additional requirements, including needing assistance with the activities of daily living.Contact the Department of Veterans Affairs to learn more.
  • Reverse Mortgages: Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs) are federally insured loans that are available to homeowners age 62 and over. Reverse mortgages allow you to access a portion of your home’s equity in cash, tax free. Many seniors use reverse mortgages to finance their care expenses, including in-home care. Note that although there are no monthly payments due on reverse mortgage loans, borrowers do have to repay the loan once the last surviving homeowner passes away, moves, or sells the home.

Free & Low-Cost Home Care Resources in Kansas City, MO

Kansas City is home to many non-profits and government agencies that offer support for local seniors. The following resources help cover costs for home repairs, pay emergency heating bills, deliver fresh and healthy meals and reduce the tax burden. 

Resource

Contact

Service

The Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program is a free home improvement service for income-eligible homeowners and renters. Its purpose is to remove health and safety hazards and make homes more energy-efficient, which can reduce the resident's utility costs. The type of work undertaken depends on the home audit, with all work carried out by licensed and bonded contractors. Examples of home improvements include repairing or replacing windows and doors, fixing roofs and installing energy-efficient lighting.

(816) 768-8900

MAAC LIHEAP is a Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program for eligible residents of Clay, Jackson and Platte Counties. Its primary purpose is to help residents struggling to pay their home energy bills but it can also help with emergencies, such as when a supplier threatens disconnection. The applicant must be a U.S. Citizen (or legal resident) who has $3,000 or less in their financial accounts (including investments) and an income within the program's limits for their household's size.

(816) 293-9596

Meals on Wheels is a program managed by KC Shepherd Center that's available to adults aged 60+ and other residents physically unable to prepare their own meals. It delivers throughout the KC Shepherd Center's area, and, in addition to the standard service, can also deliver toiletries, pet food and emergency meals.

(913) 371-5306

United Way of Greater Kansas City operates the region's Retired and Senior Volunteers Program. The agency helps connect adults aged 55 and older who want to volunteer their time to help non-profits in their community support neighbors in need. Work can be varied, such as visiting homebound seniors, delivering groceries and helping with prescription assistance programs. 

(785) 296-3909

Kansas City homeowners residing in the city for 12 months plus who also have an income not exceeding $36,600 can claim a homestead refund of up to $700. Alternatively, adults aged 65 or older whose homes are valued at or below $350,000 can claim a refund of 75% on their property taxes via SAFESR if their incomes are below limits.

Determining Your Loved One’s Need for In-Home Care

Aging can be a difficult process, and loved ones may not always ask for help – oftentimes it’s up to their family to evaluate their need for help around the house. While no two situations are exactly alike, this checklist can help you and your loved ones determine when it’s time to start the search for a home care provider.

Checklist for determining the need for home care


Guidelines for Talking About In-Home Care

If you’ve determined that your loved one needs the assistance of a care provider in their home, it may be time for a difficult conversation. Handled correctly, however, this process can bring a family together and ensure that everyone’s concerns are addressed. Use this PDF as a starting point to help the conversation stay as positive and productive as possible.

Talking with Family and Others about a loved one's needs

Frequently Asked Questions


What types of services can a home care agency in Kansas City provide?


Although home care agencies generally deliver the same services, it’s prudent to check before signing a contract as some may not offer all potential services, such as overnight stays. However, help with daily tasks (such as getting in and out of bed), personal care (including bathing, toileting, and hairstyling) and housekeeping are common to all. Many agencies also offer grocery shopping, transportation and companionship services, while some specialize in respite support.


What should I look for in a good home care agency near me in Kansas City?


The first step should be creating a list of the services required and comparing it to what your chosen agencies offer. Check with friends as they may be able to recommend agencies they have had good experiences with, and check Caring.com’s home care services page for Kansas City, as this provides extensive information about each provider, including user reviews. When you call an agency, ask lots of questions about their policies and procedures, particularly relating to staff recruitment and training. A good agency should be able to answer these questions immediately without having to get back to you.


What is the difference between in-home care and home health care?


In-home care is a non-medical support service that provides general assistance with daily living tasks, such as housekeeping, grocery shopping, transportation and getting in and out of bed. Personal care services are also an option, with caregivers helping seniors bathe, dress and access toilet facilities. Home health care is a medical service with qualified professionals, such as registered nurses and therapists delivering limited medical support in the home. It may also involve staff using home-appropriate medical equipment and visits from doctors.


What is a home care plan?


A home care plan is a document detailing the services to be delivered by the agency for the senior. Its contents are generally the result of agreements between the senior and the provider, sometimes with input from family members and occasionally a medical professional. It’s effectively a contract that states the services to be delivered and their frequency. It should also include emergency contact details so the agency knows who to call should the need arise.


Assisted living homes vs. home care: how to decide


The answer mostly comes down to the senior’s living preferences — staying at home or residing with other seniors in a facility. Both services provide housekeeping, personal care and transportation services, although home care agencies offer more scope for personalization (which will impact fees). A major difference can be human contact, as assisted living facilities encourage socializing between residents and staff on-site 24/7, while home care involves visits from caregivers, with seniors otherwise on their own or sharing time with friends and family.