7 Assisted Living Facilities in Lawrence, KS
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The average cost of assisted living in Lawrence is $3,966 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Baldwin City with an average starting cost of $3,815.
To help you with your search, browse the 32 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Lawrence. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Lawrence 3.9 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Baldwin City with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 5 families in Lawrence find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Lawrence, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Lawrence, KS
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Lawrence
Lawrence is the sixth largest city in Kansas with a population of 92,611, and it is home to both the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University. There are 10 local assisted living communities in Lawrence, which are all regulated by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services. Aging citizens in Kansas's assisted living communities enjoy room and board, around-the-clock staff response in case of an emergency and help with activities of daily living (ADLs). Typical ADLs include personal care, dressing, and transportation for medical visits, shopping trips and other errands.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Lawrence
Weather in Lawrence can change fast, sometimes going from snow to heat in a single day. Winter lows reach 18 degrees Fahrenheit here. In the summertime, highs rarely get above 89 degrees, which makes it easy for seniors to enjoy outdoor activities regularly.
- Cost of living in Lawrence tracks very close to national averages. Health care, for example, costs about 97 percent the national average, while the cost of utilities and transportation are just about exactly on the median for the rest of the country.
- Kansas imposes a tax of between 2.9 and 5.2 percent on most working income. SSI and most retirement income is exempt, which is good for seniors living on their investments. Sales tax has steadily increased in Kansas as the income tax rates have dropped, resulting in somewhat higher costs for gasoline and groceries than in past years.
Crime rates in Lawrence are somewhat higher than the national average. Serious crimes, especially in violent categories that are of special concern to active seniors who spend their days outside of the community, remain about 10 percent lower, however.
- Lawrence Transit offers fixed-route bus service around the city of Lawrence and into the surrounding areas. Riders over age 60 qualify for half off the regular fare with an ID.
- The Lawrence area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Lawrence Memorial Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Lawrence
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Lawrence start around $3,966 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 Lawrence 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 Lawrence
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 Lawrence
Lawrence 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 Lawrence, please visit our Assisted Living in Kansas page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Lawrence
Lawrence-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.
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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Lawrence
Review of Pioneer Ridge Assisted Living
I visited Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community, but they've expanded significantly since I was there. I was trying to decide whether I was going to have my wife go over there for a short-term PT. 80%... Read more
Review of Monterey Village Senior Living
My parents moved into Monterey Village in Lawrence. It's really good. I'm impressed. The staff is competent and they do a good job. We've been happy with everything. There are no problems. They jus... Read more
Review of The Windsor of Lawrence
I went to The Windsor of Lawrence. It was a little awkward. There was a staff member there to meet us, but it was just awkward. There was such a completely different feeling there. We did not feel ... Read more