2 Assisted Living Facilities in Manhattan, KS
With an average cost of $0 in Manhattan, it’s often difficult to find assisted living communities that provide high-quality care at an affordable price. At Caring.com, our mission is to make this process as smooth and painless as possible, and we’ve helped many families along the way.
This guide provides everything you need to quickly compare communities and narrow your search, including 6 unique reviews from residents and our comprehensive database that gives pricing, amenity information, photos and more on the 2 facilities in Manhattan.
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Manhattan
Known as the Little Apple, Manhattan stretches across 18 square miles of Kansas' picturesque Flint Hills region. This city has made Livability's top 20 best places to live in America two years in a row and is becoming a popular destination for seniors, who currently make up over 8% of its 55,000-resident population.
Manhattan has assisted living facilities available within the city and its surrounding areas to support those seniors who need assistance with daily tasks. These facilities are licensed by the Secretary of Aging and Disability Services, and include both assisted living facilities (ALFs) and residential health care facilities.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Manhattan
- Manhattan has a variety of arts and culture opportunities for seniors to enjoy. The city is home to a number of historic sites, attractions and entertainment venues, including the Manhattan Arts Center, Riley County Historical Museum and historic downtown Manhattan.
- While the cost of living in Manhattan is lower than the average U.S. city, at an index rating of 94, it is higher than the Kansas state average of 90. This may be something for seniors living on a fixed income to consider when budgeting for the cost of an ACH.
Violent crime rates in Manhattan are low, which may be reassuring to senior in ACHs. On a scale to 100, the city scores 12.4, which falls below both the U.S. national average of 22.7 and statewide average of 23.6.
- The aTa Bus serves communities across the Flint Hills area, including Manhattan. Seniors are eligible for a half-fare discount on its fixed-route services. The city also offers a taxi coupon program to ensure low-income seniors have access to the transportation they need.
- The Manhattan area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Seniors who enjoy time outdoors can enjoy a pleasant climate throughout the year. While winters can get a bit cold, they are relatively mild with little snow. Summers are warm and sunny, and the city receives an overall comfort index score of 7.2 out of 10.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Manhattan
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Manhattan start around $0 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 Manhattan 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 Manhattan
As the cost of assisted living can often place a heavy burden on seniors, the state of Kansas offers financial aid through its KanCare Medicaid waiver programs. These programs cover the cost of services in an ALF, and sometimes the entire living cost. Manhattan seniors can also apply for the state's Frail Elderly (FE) waiver program to receive additional supplementation.
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 Manhattan
Manhattan 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 Manhattan, please visit our Assisted Living in Kansas page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Manhattan
Manhattan-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 Manhattan, KS
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Manhattan
Review of The Homestead of Manhattan
There is no full time nursing staff and no one above LPN level at all on site. Most staff are kind, but after almost 3 years there, mom FINALLY has trash removed regularly. Facility needs updating. Read more
Review of The Homestead of Manhattan
I have recently moved a parent from an assisted living facility to here. They had been at the other for three years. At Homestead I was able to communicate in very clear terms my concerns for my ... Read more
Review of Stoneybrook Assisted Living
The entire staff showed full dignity and respect to my mother-in-law during her daily care and needs with vascular dementia. The excellent care continued throughout her decline for the 3 years ther... Read more