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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Derby, KS for 2024

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in Derby, KS below include 10 Assisted Living facilities with 237 reviews. On average in Derby, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 4.53 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Derby

The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services oversees assisted living communities and other adult care homes in Derby and throughout Kansas. The department licenses communities and checks that they follow relevant regulations and rules. It also ensures facilities have protective policies regarding infection control, abuse and resident rights.   

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Derby

  • Although the overall cost of living in Derby is a bit higher than the state average, local living costs are about 11% lower than the national average. Additionally, the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, Long Term Services and Supports provides programs for seniors that may help them stretch their funds further, including the Frail Elderly Waiver program and the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly.
  • Derby has around 212 doctors per capita, which is two more than the national norm. Furthermore, seniors have easy access to several general and specialist hospitals, including Rock Regional Hospital and Ascension Via Christi St. Joseph Hospital, and benefit from lower-than-average health care costs.  
  • As with nearby areas, Derby has a humid continental climate characterized by hot summers and cold winters. Summer highs are about 92 degrees Fahrenheit, while winter lows are around 22 degrees Fahrenheit. Locals enjoy an average of 227 sunny days each year, more than the U.S. average of 220, and the average yearly snowfall of 13 inches is less than the national average of 28 inches. Derby scores 6.9 on a 10-point scale for its overall year-round comfort levels, making it more pleasant than many other cities statewide. This may appeal to active seniors who enjoy outdoor leisure, although assisted living communities offer diverse activities throughout the year, whatever the weather.  
  • Derby’s violent crime rate of 8.2 is significantly lower than the national average of 22.7, which can bring peace of mind to seniors and their loved ones. Although the property crime rate of 35.4 is higher, most assisted living communities have comprehensive security systems, which may help older adults feel safer.
  • Assisted living residents can enjoy diverse on-site activities and events. However, seniors may also like making new friends outside their living environment. The active Derby Senior Center welcomes anyone aged 55 and older who wishes to mingle and enjoy activities such as card games, exercise classes and art lessons.      

 

Paying for Assisted Living in Derby

Assisted living averages $5,425 per month in Derby.

 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

The average assisted living cost in Derby runs higher than the respective state and national average of $4,580 and $4,500. At $5,425 per month, Derby is one of the costliest places in Kansas for assisted living care. Seniors in Manhattan typically pay about $27 less than those in Derby. Rates drop further toward the east in Lawrence, where costs are 16.4% lower than in Derby, and Topeka, where fees are 17.1% lower than in Derby.

 

Derby

$5,425

Kansas

$4,580

United States

$4,500

Manhattan

$5,398

Topeka

$4,495

Lawrence

$4,538

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

At $5,425 per month, assisted living offers a midrange cost option in Derby. Adult day health care is the lowest-priced choice, averaging $1,706 monthly for daytime-only support in a community setting for seniors aging at home. In-home and home health care share an average monthly rate of $4,767, with the former including help with day-to-day activities and the latter providing clinical or therapeutic care from medical professionals. Both services run 12.1% lower than residential assisted living services. Conversely, a semiprivate room in a nursing home costs about $1,099 more each month than assisted living.   

In-Home Care

$4,767

Home Health Care

$4,767

Adult Day Health Care

$1,706

Assisted Living Facility

$5,425

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$6,524

Note: Data for Derby was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Wichita, was used instead.

 

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Derby

The Frail Elderly waiver provides seniors in Kansas with an alternative to nursing home care. These services include assistance with health services, household tasks and personal care.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Kansas page.

Financial Assistance in Kansas

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Kansas page.

Free Assisted Living Resources in Derby

Derby and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.

To see a list of free assisted living resources in Derby, please visit our Assisted Living in Kansas page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Derby

Derby Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities in Kansas are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Kansas page for more information about these laws.

Laws and Regulations in Kansas

Reviews of Communities Nearby

Assisted Living

Robert

I visited this facility

Review of Brookdale Derby

The tour I had at Brookdale Derby was a very, very pleasant experience. The person was very knowledgeable. It was a complete presentation. We were at the conference table asking questions. I didn't...

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Lisa

I visited this facility

Review of Brookdale Derby

Brookdale Derby was quiet and serene. It had a nice atmosphere. The rooms were excellent. The staff during the tour was super. She's fantastic, very helpful, answered all our questions, made sure...

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Assisted Living

Debra

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Derby Assisted Living

My dad moved into Derby Assisted Living. They have a great nursing staff. The rooms are not too big, not too small, and just right for getting around. The staff is treating my dad well, like a...

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