Known as one of America’s agricultural hubs, Kansas ranks 16th overall on our 2022 Senior Living Report based on factors, such as living costs, access to health care services and senior housing options. Kansas received low marks in the Quality of Life category, but the state ranked 8th in the nation for senior-friendly transportation services and 10th overall for affordability. The median assisted living rate in the state is $4,580 per month, which is only $80 higher than the nationwide median of $4,500.
In Kansas, seniors can enjoy plenty of sunny days and an abundance of wide-open spaces. The state has a population density of 35.6, which is exceptionally low compared to the national average of 93.3. Kansas is home to just under 3 million residents, and 16.3%, or about 475,400, are seniors aged 65 and older.
This guide covers assisted living costs in Kansas and neighboring states, as well as the cost of other long-term care services. It also includes an overview of funding options for covering care costs, a summary of state regulations for assisted living facilities in Kansas and links to free programs for older adults who need help accessing long-term care.