6 Assisted Living Facilities in Lawrence, KS
Also serving communities of Tonganoxie, Baldwin City.
The average cost of assisted living in Lawrence is $3,788 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,420. Cheaper nearby regions include Topeka with an average starting cost of $3,173.
To help you with your search, browse the 27 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Lawrence. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Lawrence 4.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Olathe with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
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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 $3,788 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.
Other Options in Lawrence, KS
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Lawrence
Review of The Windsor of Lawrence
My father has moved into The Windsor of Lawrence. They have singing and games and a cute patio that the residents can sit out on and get fresh air. The staff members are very professional. My fathe... Read more
Review of Bridge Haven Memory Care
est place ever. Looked at several places in Lawrence to take care of my dad after having a terrible experience at a big nursing home. This is the only place I would put someone. Not a nursing hom... Read more
Review of Lawrence Presbyterian Manor
My mother used to be a resident at the Lawrence Presbyterian Manor. I just liked it because I trust the people. They take you on bus rides to places. I liked the staff. Read more