41 Assisted Living Facilities near Overland Park, KS
With an average cost of $3,921 in Overland Park, 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.
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15 Assisted Living Facilities in Overland Park, KS
26 Assisted Living Facilities near Overland Park, KS
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Overland Park
Overland Park is the biggest suburb in the Kansas City area, which itself stretches over seven counties and across the state line into Missouri. This city of 183,775 people is home to 70 assisted living communities, which are regulated by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services for health and safety. Seniors in Overland Park's assisted living facilities can expect room and board, as well as help with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as dressing and personal care.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Overland Park
- As part of the greater Kansas City area, Overland Park shares its weather with the larger city to its north. Winter lows here dip to 18 degrees, while summer highs can get to 89 degrees. This region gets 34 inches of rain a year, plus a bit of snow in the winter. This can cause dry air in the colder months that some seniors have trouble with.
- The cost of living in Overland Park is generally higher than elsewhere in the nation, though the areas that most affect seniors can be more affordable than average. Groceries, for example, run about 98 percent of the typical national cost, while health care is just 96 percent of the average countrywide.
Kansas charges between 2.9 and 5.2 percent of income from work in taxes, but SSI and most forms of retirement income are exempt from income taxes in the state, which is great for pensioners. The rising sales tax on most goods takes a bite out of the monthly budget of aging citizens who shop for their own groceries and luxury items.
Crime in Overland Park has been falling for many years, and across most categories, rates are around three-fourths the national average. Seniors who worry about assault are especially safe; rates in Overland Park are less than one-third the national average.
- Seniors get a discount on travel through the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA). This public authority runs 89 regular routes across two states and seven counties, and aging citizens can get their senior ID passes from any of the service's public offices.
- The Overland Park area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Overland Park Regional Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Overland Park
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Overland Park start around $3,922 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 Overland Park 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 Overland Park
Low-income seniors in the Overland Park area who qualify for KanCare, the state Medicaid program, may qualify for the Frail Elderly Waiver. This program 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 Overland Park
Overland Park 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 Overland Park, please visit our Assisted Living in Kansas page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Overland Park
Overland Park-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 Overland Park
Review of SeniorCare Homes
SeniorCare Homes was nice, but I was particularly unimpressed with the staff members. Most of them were foreigners and I had trouble communicating with them. The rooms were nice. They gave me a she... Read more
Review of Lamar Court Assisted Living
Heard this is a great place. I've heard they do a great job with keeping the residents active and engaged. I know there's new management over the past year and a lot of improvements are being made.... Read more
Review of The Forum at Overland Park
The Forum at Overland Park is nice. They have high-quality staff. They didn't seem to have a lot of activities, but I might have caught in on a slow day. The place is older, the rooms are shared, a... Read more