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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Kansas City

The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) is the statewide agency that partners with the Area Agencies on Aging to collectively serve seniors in every county in Kansas. The department's website provides senior-related resources, including inspection reports, elder abuse reporting and current funding programs. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Kansas City

  • The cost of living in Kansas City is generally considered a positive, especially for those on a fixed income. Compared to the national overall average cost of living, Kansas City is 17.2% cheaper. That overall percentage is mostly due to average housing costs falling 56.2% lower than the U.S. average. The area's costs of food and groceries are also lower at 6.1% cheaper than national averages. 
  • Located just east of the extreme areas of tornado alley, Kansas City is not a stranger to wind funnels. However, the tornadoes that drop in and around the city are typically not as damaging or severe as other areas in this part of the country. As far as the general climate, the area sees several heavy thunderstorms annually, and while the seasons are pronounced with hot summers and cold winters, there are typically no extreme temperatures. 
  • Kansas City has a violent crime rate slightly higher than the statewide rate. While the chances of being a violent crime victim are 1 person in 239 in Kansas, the chances are 1 in 219 for Kansas City. Just across the state border in Kansas City, MO, property crime rates are 1.6% lower, but violent crime rates in the Missouri town are a significant 36.1% higher. 
  • An abundance of entertainment options makes Kansas City friendly for seniors. Several performance art theaters, museums and attraction round out the options, including the National WWI Museum & Memorial.
  • Getting around in Kansas City can be a challenge for seniors who do not drive. The city sponsors a public transportation system that offer low and sometimes free fares, but the routes are limited to a smaller urban area. Ridesharing and taxi options exist in the area, and most assisted living communities provide residents with transportation for shopping errands and medical visits. 


Paying for Assisted Living in Kansas City, KS

When trying to decide how to pay for assisted living, one of the first questions that comes up is "How much does it cost?" With the impact of inflation, it's more important than ever to have up-to-date information when making a financial plan for senior living. To help shed light on real senior living prices, has compiled proprietary cost data from its network of more than 75,000 senior living providers to provide insight into the average cost of assisted living in Kansas City and 18 other cities in Kansas.

Inflation's Impact on the Cost of Assisted Living in Kansas City, KS

Due to projected inflation between 2022 and 2024, assisted living costs in Kansas City are expected to increase almost 18% from $4,147 to $4,893. Local fees are similar to the national average, which is projected to increase from $4,070 to $4,802. Seniors in Kansas City can expect to pay less than the state average, which will likely be around $5,149 by 2024. Other cities are also likely to see a gradual increase in rates; prices in Topeka, Wichita and Salina are expected to rise by around 18% over the same period.

Location2022 Cost (Historical)2023 Cost (Current)2024 Cost (Estimated)
Kansas City$4,147$4,543$4,893
U.S. Average$4,070$4,459$4,802

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The Costs of Other Types of Senior Living

Costs of senior care vary in Kansas City. In 2023, the monthly assisted living cost is around $4,543. Memory care is a bit higher, averaging $4,832, while independent living is lower, at $4,013 per month. Various factors cause prices to differ, including a senior's support needs, a facility's amenities and the location. Therefore, it's crucial that individuals consider their requirements, financial situation and living preferences when choosing the most appropriate care type.

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Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Kansas City

Low-income seniors who qualify for KanCare, the state Medicaid program, may qualify for the Frail Elderly Waiver, which helps pay the costs of assisted living for seniors who would otherwise qualify for placement in a nursing home.

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 and Low-Cost Resources for Seniors in Kansas City,KS

There are many resources in Kansas City,KS that assist seniors in their retirement. has compiled information on local organizations, programs and agencies and categorized them into care types for easy reference.

For information about statewide resources and those in nearby cities, go to Caring’s Kansas state page.

Area Agency on Aging

Retirees can find support and advice on various senior-related issues from their local Area Agency on Aging. The agency provides advice on topics such as financial assistance programs, in-home care and long-term care planning. It also connects seniors and caregivers with community-based resources.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Wyandotte - Leavenworth Area Agency on Aging888-661-1444Kansas' Area Agencies on Aging are available to help seniors, their loved ones and their caregivers in every county by answering aging-related questions and providing direct services and connections with other local providers. These agencies are responsible for all federal Older Americans Act services, such as congregate and home-delivered meals, caregiver support, transportation and legal services. In addition to OAA services, seniors aged 60 and over can seek help with Medicaid, in-home care, nutrition programs, fitness and more.

Many organizations offer free or low-cost legal services to Kansas City seniors. Older adults can access advice on issues such as estate planning, living wills and power of attorney. Some firms also act as long-term care ombudsmen, advocating for the rights of seniors in senior living communities.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Kansas Legal Services - Kansas City800-723-6953Kansas Legal Services connects seniors with private volunteer attorneys who can answer their legal questions free of charge. Attorneys can provide guidance on civil matters, including financial abuse, setting up wills and power of attorney, estate planning and probate law. Tenant and landlord issues, bankruptcy concerns and Social Security benefits are also handled by KLS attorneys. All Kansas residents 60 years of age and up qualify for support from KLS's Elder Hotline.
Kansas Senior Citizen Law Project888-353-5337Available to all older residents of Kansas, the Senior Citizen Law Project provides free legal advice on a range of pertinent issues. Areas of law include elder neglect and abuse, public benefits and health insurance, medical rights, long-term care and consumer affairs. The organization also assists seniors with life and estate planning matters, such as wills. Seniors aged 60 and older can contact a legal advisor via the statewide Elder Law Hotline.

Home Repair and Modifications

Seniors and those with disabilities can access a variety of local resources to help them pay for home repairs and modifications. Programs in Kansas City have different eligibility criteria and often assist retirees by providing grants or loans.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City816-924-1096Habitat for Humanity can help seniors keep their homes in good condition. The organization's restoration programs cover minor repairs, such as exterior painting and window fixes, plus critical home repairs, including roof and HVAC system replacements. Weatherization services are available as well. The organization can tell clients more about eligibility requirements.

Senior Centers

Senior centers in Kansas City bring together residents through recreational activities and events. Many also offer advice and support on senior issues, run wellness and nutrition programs, and connect older adults with other resources in the local area.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Bonner Springs Senior Center913-441-0169Bonner Springs Senior Center is located in Bonner Springs, KS, where it provides the local 55+ community with a monthly calendar of engaging activities and events. Seniors can attend social events such as potlucks and holiday parties, enjoy playing mahjong or join in a game of cards. Trips are routinely planned to local attractions, including casinos, the Renaissance Festival and the Grand 'Ol Opry. Local day trips are offered, along with 2-9 day excursions.
Kansas Health Care Association (KHCA) - Kansas City785-267-6003Topeka, KS is home to the Kansas Health Care Association, which is also a registered Center for Assisted Living. Founded in 1951, the nonprofit organization provides quality services for seniors in need of long-term nursing care through its network of members. The organization offers a variety of services, such as health screenings, nutritious meals, social activities and housekeeping services. Additionally, they offer specialized mental health interventions, medication management and therapy, which are tailored to the individual needs of their clients.

Senior Engagement

Senior engagement resources and programs in Kansas City help older adults remain active and ensure they contribute to the community. Resources include wellness programs, volunteer opportunities, support groups and organizations that help residents connect with the community to live fulfilling lives.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
The Kansas City Public Library Senior Listen Line816-701-3467The Senior Listen Line at the Kansas City Public Library is a free resource for older residents in the community. Covered topics cater to the senior population, who can call (816) 701-3467 or listen online to hear the current content. They might hear a prerecorded story or, helpful tips on health and fitness, arts and entertainment news or information about access to other services benefiting seniors. Recordings are changed monthly.

Social Security Offices

Social Security offices in Kansas City help seniors and disabled people access the benefits they're entitled to. Older adults can contact their local office for information about receiving retirement benefits, disability allowance and Supplemental Security Income.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Kansas City Social Security Office 66101800-772-1213Social Security is a source of income available to retirees and people who can no longer work because of a disability. The money for Social Security comes from a payroll tax levied on employers, employees and self-employed individuals. When you retire, you'll receive monthly payments based on how much you earned when you were working.

Transportation Assistance

Assistance is available for seniors unable to access or use private transportation. These community resources help elderly and disabled residents make journeys in and around Kansas City, allowing them to run errands and attend appointments in the local area.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
RideKC Freedom816-842-9070RideKC Freedom is a paratransit service for which seniors 65 years of age and older are eligible. (Individuals with certain disabilities are also eligible.) Riders pay $3 per one-way trip and can use the service to reach medical appointments and other important destinations. Seniors who complete the RideKC Freedom qualification process also become eligible for the RideKC Bus program, which offers free, fixed-route rides, and RideKC Freedom On-Demand, a pricier but more flexible service.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Kansas City

Kansas City-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.

Laws and Regulations in Kansas

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