3 Assisted Living Facilities in Hutchinson, KS
Also serving communities of Lyons, Mcpherson.
The average cost of assisted living in Hutchinson is $2,833 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,400.
To help you with your search, browse the 12 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Hutchinson. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Hutchinson 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Newton with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Hutchinson
Home to numerous salt plants, Hutchinson has earned the nickname Salt City, though it's affectionately referred to as Hutch by locals. Hutch is home to over 40,000 residents, 18% of whom are aged 65 and older, and may find that an adult care home (ACH) may be what they need to accommodate their changing needs.
In Hutchinson and throughout Kansas, all ACHs are licensed by the Secretary of Aging and Disability Services. Seniors have three ACHs to choose from in the Hutchinson area. These communities may be assisted living facilities (ALFs) or residential health care facilities.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Hutchinson
- The Hutchinson area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Crime rates in Hutchinson are high. Out of 100, violent crime is rated 28.8, compared to the U.S. average of 22.7. Rates of property crime are even higher at 67.1, compared to 35.4 nationally. Seniors concerned about safety may want to consider speaking to the facility director of their ACH to review its security policies and procedures.
- With its low cost of living, Hutchinson is an affordable option for seniors on a tight budget. At 77.6, overall living costs are lower than both the U.S. national average of 100 and Kansas state average of 90.
Reno County Area Transit (RCAT) serves residents of Reno County, including Hutchinson. This service operates as a wave and ride service along specific routes. In addition to its general fixed-route service, RCAT also offers door-to-door transportation paratransit and a specialized county route service for rural destinations.
- Residents of Hutchinson experience long, dry winters, with temperatures dropping as low as 19 degrees and a considerable amount of snowfall. However, summer temperatures can climb to the 90s, allowing seniors to enjoy the area's many outdoor recreational opportunities.
- Home to world-class attractions, entertainment venues, cultural hotspots and outdoor recreation, seniors of diverse interests can find fun and adventure in Hutchinson. Take an underground tour at Strataca, catch a performance at the Historic Fox Theater, visit the Hutchinson Zoo or spend the day fishing. The city is also the location of the Kansas State Fair.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Hutchinson
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Hutchinson start around $2,833 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Hutchinson and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Hutchinson
To help ease the financial burden of ALF care costs, the state's KanCare Medicaid waiver programs covers the cost of services for seniors, and in some cases, all living costs. Seniors in Hutchinson may further benefit from funding offered by the Frail Elderly (FE) waiver program.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Kansas page.
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 Hutchinson
Hutchinson 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 Hutchinson, please visit our Assisted Living in Kansas page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Hutchinson
Hutchinson-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Kansas are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Kansas page for more information about these laws.
Other Options in Hutchinson, KS
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Hutchinson
Review of Legend of Hutchinson
Its living quarters were very nice. The staff was great, very friendly, and knew the residents well. It felt like a good place for my mother. Most of the residents seemed happy, which was good. The... Read more
Review of Legend of Hutchinson
It was nice and very clean. The building seemed relatively new or updated. The rooms were very nice. They showed us an activity room and the cafeteria area, which seemed very clean and spacious. Th... Read more
Review of Waldron Place
My mother and step father were residents at Waldron Place together for two years before my mother succumbed to a sudden illness and passed away. Let me first state that the staff were always extre... Read more