Assisted Living in Kansas City

28 Communities

The Piper

2300 N 113th Terrace, Kansas City, KS
$$$$
12 reviews
The Piper sits on beautiful grounds in Kansas City, Kansas, close to highway 435. Visitors are impressed by the community's "household model," in which up to twenty residents live in individual buildings, each with its own kitchen and homemaker to prepare meals. Visitors and family members appreciate that residents can eat what they want, on their own schedule. Family members also praise the facility's social atmosphere and caring staff. Residents enjoy numerous activities, f... (read more)
Get Costs
See Details

Victory Hills Senior Living

1900 N 70 St, Kansas City, KS
$$$$
10 reviews
Victory Hills Senior Living is located in Kansas City, Kansas, just minutes from the Kansas Speedway and Providence Medical Center. Residents and visitors agree that the staff at Victory Hills are supportive and caring. They say that the rooms are cozy and well-furnished, with many boasting step-in showers and kitchenettes. Victory Hills also gets good reviews for its comfortable activity room, where residents can socialize, play games and watch TV. However, residents especia... (read more)
Get Costs
See Details

Delaware Highlands Assisted Living

12600 Delaware Parkway, Kansas City, KS
$$$$
0 reviews
Delaware Highlands Assisted Living is located in Kansas City, Kansas, near U.S. Route 73. Residents appreciate a personal bus service, which takes them on trips to the local Walmart. Visitors and residents comment that the staff addresses aggressive residents swiftly and competently. Visitors comment on Delaware Highlands' attention to the refurbishment and updating of the facility, such as changing the carpets. Visitors also note the pleasant, caring staff and the posting of... (read more)
Get Costs
See Details

Life Care Center of Kansas City

3231 North 61st Street, Kansas City, KS
$$$$
0 reviews
Life Care Center of Kansas City is an assisted living facility located in Kansas City, Kansas, near the Missouri River and less than 11 miles from the University of Kansas Medical Center. Residents and visitors are impressed by the staff's commitment to their rehabilitation, with some describing it as a lifesaver. Residents also comment on the pleasant demeanor of the staff. Residents enjoy the opportunity for both inpatient and outpatient care offered by the facility, depend... (read more)
Get Costs
See Details

Manor Place Retirement Apartments

6016 Leavenworth Rd, Kansas City, KS
$$$$
0 reviews
Manor Place Retirement Apartments is a retirement community for older adults located in Kansas City, Kansas, near the K-5 highway, which connects Kansas City to Leavenworth. Residents are impressed by Manor Place's good-sized apartments and access to furnished appliances. Elders enjoy the independent lifestyle offered by Manor Place Retirement Apartments, as well as having their daily meals provided. Seniors appreciate Manor Place's pet-friendly policy and 24-hour emergency m... (read more)
Get Costs
See Details

Senior Star at Wexford Place

6500 North Cosby Avenue, Kansas City, MO
$$$$
25 reviews
Senior Star at Wexford Place offers Assisted Living, Independent Living and Memory Care on a beautifully landscaped campus north of Kansas City, Missouri. The community is located near the airport and is close to shops and restaurants. Visitors and residents appreciate the friendly, caring staff who go out of their way to try to make everyone feel welcome. Residents and guests have praised the indoor swimming pool, exercise room and library. Residents enjoy games, movies and ... (read more)
Get Costs
See Details

Bickford at Mission Springs

5350 West 61st Place, Mission, KS
$$$$
18 reviews
Bickford at Mission Springs is located in historic Mission, Kansas, a one-time wagon train rest stop on the Santa Fe Trail. Amenities at this assisted living and memory care facility include in-room kitchenettes and a beauty/barber shop. Family members of residents are impressed that the facility offers continuum care, which allows couples to stay together if one needs memory care when the other does not. Residents enjoy participating in musical groups, card groups and other ... (read more)
Get Costs
See Details
1
yr

The Gardens at Barry Road

8300 NW Barry Rd, Kansas City, MO
$$$$
12 reviews
Rae: "My husband and I are living at The Gardens at Barry Road (The Gardens Assisted Living and Memory Care, Barry Road). There's three meals a day. We don't have to pay utilities, groceries, and transportation. The staff is extremely friendly and caring. The facility is beautiful without being overdone. We go to exercises and church, and we had a party or two as well. We have a one-bedroom that's very pleasant and has a living room and a very large closet which is marvelous. It c... (read more)
Get Costs
See Details

Brookdale Rosehill

12802 Johnson Dr., Shawnee, KS
$$$$
18 reviews
Brookdale Rosehill is located in a quiet neighborhood in Shawnee, Kansas, near Veterans Park and Shawnee County Library. Visitors are impressed by the facility's clean private rooms and its wide variety of well-maintained common areas, which include an aviary, chapel and library. The facility's dining service is praised for offering tasty food and being willing to accommodate residents' dietary preferences. Visitors say the friendly staff at Brookdale Rosehill are always will... (read more)
Get Costs
See Details

Brighton Gardens of Prairie Village

7105 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS
$$$$
18 reviews
Brighton Gardens of Prairie Village is nestled next to The Village shopping mall, Indian Hills Country Club and Windsor Park in the peaceful town of Prairie Village, Kansas. Visitors praise Brighton Gardens for the exceptional care and consideration the staff provide to its residents. They also love the stylish interiors and landscaped exteriors at this facility. Residents enjoy socializing in the many cozy activity rooms and tending to gardens in the lush courtyards at Brigh... (read more)
Get Costs
See Details
1-10 of 28 Listings

At A Glance

There are 28 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Kansas City is $3,409 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.

We're there at every step

Caring.com has been supporting families since 2007. Our free family advisor service has helped numerous families in the Kansas City area find the assisted living community that is right for them. Learn about how our team of family advisors can help you and your family at no cost by calling (855) 763-5743.

Get the insights you need to find the right community.

  • See more than 21 reviews of assisted living communities in the Kansas City area from residents and their loved ones.
  • Browse our comprehensive directory of 28 assisted living communities in the Kansas City area for photos and information about amenities, costs and more.

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Kansas City

Kansas City, KS, is the third largest city in Kansas with a population of 149,755 and is commonly referred to as "KCK" to differentiate it from Kansas City, Missouri. There are 63 assisted living communities in Kansas City, where seniors can live as independently as possible with access to 24-hour assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). These include dressing, personal care and sometimes transportation off-site for medical appointments. The state regulates its assisted living properties through the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services, which monitors health and safety standards.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Kansas City

  • Kansas City's weather can be fickle. Winter lows here can get down to a brisk 18 degrees Fahrenheit in December and January, while summer days rise as high as 89 degrees. Annually, Kansas City gets about 34 inches of rain, which can circulate pollen in spring. This might be an issue for seniors with asthma or allergies.

  • Kansas City's cost of living is about 19 percent lower than the national average. However, the average cost of groceries and health care is slightly higher than the state's average, which might make it difficult for seniors to find affordable options.

  • Kansas has spent years slowly lowering its income tax to the current range of 2.9 to 5.2 percent. However, SSI and many forms of retirement income are not subject to state-level taxation. As income taxes have gone down, sales taxes have risen somewhat, including the prices of goods many aging citizens depend on such as nutritional supplements and durable medical goods.

  • The crime rate in Kansas City is about double the national average. The silver lining is that rates used to be far higher still; crime has dropped by 40 percent since 2002. 

  • The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) operates 89 bus routes around the seven counties that the city sprawls into on both sides of the border. Seniors ride at a discount, but a valid ID must be presented at the time you pay your fare.

  • The Kansas City area is home to world-class medical facilities, including St. Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.


Paying for Assisted Living in Kansas City

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Kansas

$4,000.00 US
$3,895.00 Shawnee
$3,779.00 Overland Park
$3,592.00 Prairie Village
$3,528.00 Leawood
$3,409.00 Kansas City
$3,332.00 Kansas City
$3,000.00 Gladstone

Assisted Living costs in Kansas City start around $3,332 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 Kansas City 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 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.

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 Kansas City

Kansas City 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.


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.