Prairie Village is a city of almost 23,000 residents in Johnson County within the Kansas City metro area. Around 20.5% of its population are in the 65+ age group, 4% more than the national average, suggesting the city holds greater appeal for seniors than many. Crime is less common than most places, excellent health care facilities are nearby and transportation costs are very low. Prairie Village has over a dozen parks, each offering something different, while its proximity to Kansas City means its residents are never far from its abundance of recreation and leisure attractions. 

Assisted living communities in Prairie Village typically charge $4,460 per month, a significantly lower fee than the state average of $5,090. Although each facility is unique, all include comfortable accommodation maintained by housekeepers, meals prepared by experienced chefs and staff to help with managing medications. Residents are otherwise free to use their time as they wish. Consequently, assisted living is a good choice for seniors struggling with daily tasks who don’t want to relinquish their autonomy. 

This guide considers the benefits and drawbacks of living in Prairie Village and senior living costs in the area. It also lists some senior-friendly resources.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Prairie Village, KS

Mission Chateau

4100 West 85th Street, Prairie Village, KS, 66206


The Village at Mission

7105 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS, 66208

Had a relative in the Rehab section for PT/OT services. PT was defined as walking to the dining room. Very understaffed. Medication mistakes daily. No follow-up with primary care doctor. I timed one o … (read more)
Had a relative in the Rehab section for PT/OT services. PT was defined as walking to the dining room. Very understaffed. Medication mistakes daily. No follow-up with primary care doctor. I timed one o … (read more)

Addington Place of Prairie Village

2700 Somerset Drive, Prairie Village, KS, 66206

I like Addington Place’s small size, so they know everybody. The staff has been helpful. My mother-in-law’s room looks really nice, it’s a studio, and it has plenty of room to move. They provide nice … (read more)
I like Addington Place’s small size, so they know everybody. The staff has been helpful. My mother-in-law’s room looks really nice, it’s a studio, and it has plenty of room to move. They provide nice … (read more)

2018, 2020, 2022

Senior Star at Villa Ventura

12100 Wornall Rd., Kansas City, MO, 64145

The Senior Star at Villa Ventura is an assisted living facility in Kansas City, Missouri. Both residents and family members adore the staff and appreciate their willingness to help. The senior residen … (read more)
The Senior Star at Villa Ventura is an assisted living facility in Kansas City, Missouri. Both residents and family members adore the staff and appreciate their willingness to help. The senior residen … (read more)

Armour Oaks Senior Living

8100 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO, 64114

Armour Oaks Senior Living is located in a peaceful neighborhood just outside of Kansas City, MO. Guests have access to a fitness room, book club, religious services and cooking classes. Further amenit … (read more)
Armour Oaks Senior Living is located in a peaceful neighborhood just outside of Kansas City, MO. Guests have access to a fitness room, book club, religious services and cooking classes. Further amenit … (read more)

2016

The Atriums

7300 West 107th Street, Overland Park, KS, 66212

Surrounded by shopping and dining destinations and located minutes from Tuileries Park and Brookridge Golf and Fitness, The Atriums is an assisted and independent living facility in Overland Park, Kan … (read more)
Surrounded by shopping and dining destinations and located minutes from Tuileries Park and Brookridge Golf and Fitness, The Atriums is an assisted and independent living facility in Overland Park, Kan … (read more)

2016

Sunrise of Lenexa

15055 West 87th Street Parkway, Lenexa, KS, 66215

Sunrise of Lenexa is adjacent to a park that features a lake and walking paths in the city of Lenexa, Kansas. This facility offers memory care and assisted living options for seniors. Visitors and res … (read more)
Sunrise of Lenexa is adjacent to a park that features a lake and walking paths in the city of Lenexa, Kansas. This facility offers memory care and assisted living options for seniors. Visitors and res … (read more)

Brookdale Wornall Place

501 West 107th St, Kansas City, MO, 64114

Brookdale Wornall Place is a well-run assisted living facility in Kansas City, Missouri. Residents can’t say enough about the long list of available amenities, including a pub and card room, all-day d … (read more)
Brookdale Wornall Place is a well-run assisted living facility in Kansas City, Missouri. Residents can’t say enough about the long list of available amenities, including a pub and card room, all-day d … (read more)

2014, 2016

Brookdale Overland Park

12000 Lamar Avenue, Overland Park, KS, 66209

Brookdale Overland Park is located in the heart of the friendly city of Overland Park, Kansas, close to amenities such as shops, restaurants, banks and medical offices. Residents of this facility rema … (read more)
Brookdale Overland Park is located in the heart of the friendly city of Overland Park, Kansas, close to amenities such as shops, restaurants, banks and medical offices. Residents of this facility rema … (read more)

2016, 2022

Silvercrest at Deer Creek Retirement Community

13060 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS, 66213

I toured Silvercrest at Deer Creek Retirement Community. What I liked best was that they had a room large enough that my aunt and my mother could live together. I liked that the room cost was very rea … (read more)
I toured Silvercrest at Deer Creek Retirement Community. What I liked best was that they had a room large enough that my aunt and my mother could live together. I liked that the room cost was very rea … (read more)

Brookdale Rosehill

12802 Johnson Dr., Shawnee, KS, 66216

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 varie … (read more)
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 varie … (read more)

2016

Rose Estates Assisted Living

12700 Antioch Rd, Overland Park, KS, 66213

The Rose Estates Assisted Living community is located near cultural attractions, restaurants and shopping centers in Overland Park, Kansas. The facility has 24-hour certified medication assistant … (read more)
The Rose Estates Assisted Living community is located near cultural attractions, restaurants and shopping centers in Overland Park, Kansas. The facility has 24-hour certified medication assistant … (read more)

Lamar Court Assisted Living

11909 Lamar Avenue, Overland Park, KS, 66209

Lamar Court Assisted Living in Overland Park, Kansas, is located in a residential area near Interstate 435, surrounded by several restaurants, retail shops and cultural venues. Guests and family membe … (read more)
Lamar Court Assisted Living in Overland Park, Kansas, is located in a residential area near Interstate 435, surrounded by several restaurants, retail shops and cultural venues. Guests and family membe … (read more)

Silvercrest at College View Retirement Community

13600 W 110th Ter, Lenexa, KS, 66215

Silvercrest is a beautiful community that specializes in Assisted living and memory care. They have a wonderful nursing team with strong nursing management. The two head nurses always have time to a … (read more)
Silvercrest is a beautiful community that specializes in Assisted living and memory care. They have a wonderful nursing team with strong nursing management. The two head nurses always have time to a … (read more)

Anthology of The Plaza

2 Emanuel Cleaver Blvd., Kansas City, MO, 64112

My experience at Anthology of the Plaza was great. It was excellent. Everyone was friendly. It was a beautiful place inside and outside. There was nice architecture. The situation where it’s located w … (read more)
My experience at Anthology of the Plaza was great. It was excellent. Everyone was friendly. It was a beautiful place inside and outside. There was nice architecture. The situation where it’s located w … (read more)

Sunrise of Leawood

11661 Granada Road, Leawood, KS, 66211

The tour I had of Sunrise of Leawood was very positive and very encouraging. I liked the fact that you felt like you were in a home with the hallways. They had comfortable sitting areas, so you didn’t … (read more)
The tour I had of Sunrise of Leawood was very positive and very encouraging. I liked the fact that you felt like you were in a home with the hallways. They had comfortable sitting areas, so you didn’t … (read more)

Garden Villas of Lenexa

9705 Monrovia, Lenexa, KS, 66215

My mother moved to the assisted living of Garden Villas of Lenexa, and it’s been excellent. We chose this place because they were reasonable, provide great care, and are a nice facility. The community … (read more)
My mother moved to the assisted living of Garden Villas of Lenexa, and it’s been excellent. We chose this place because they were reasonable, provide great care, and are a nice facility. The community … (read more)

Our Home Senior Care

5745 Rosehill Road, Shawnee, KS, 66216

My uncle moved into Our Home Senior Care a week ago. We love it, everybody there is great. The staff is wonderful, they’re very attentive, very knowledgeable; they’re great. They keep the room very cl … (read more)
My uncle moved into Our Home Senior Care a week ago. We love it, everybody there is great. The staff is wonderful, they’re very attentive, very knowledgeable; they’re great. They keep the room very cl … (read more)

Anthology of Overland Park

10300 Indian Creek Parkway, Overland Park, KS, 66210

Anthology of Overland Park is located 19 miles south of Kansas City in Overland Park, Kansas, with easy access to I-35 and Route 69, shopping and dining options and the Overland Park Regional Medical … (read more)
Anthology of Overland Park is located 19 miles south of Kansas City in Overland Park, Kansas, with easy access to I-35 and Route 69, shopping and dining options and the Overland Park Regional Medical … (read more)

Waterford South

11515 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO, 64131

Located less than two miles from Interstate 435, Waterford South is set in an idyllic location next to the scenic Minor Park Golf Course. It’s a short drive from top-rated medical centers, shopping ma … (read more)
Located less than two miles from Interstate 435, Waterford South is set in an idyllic location next to the scenic Minor Park Golf Course. It’s a short drive from top-rated medical centers, shopping ma … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Prairie Village

The Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services regulates, monitors and licenses assisted living facilities in the state. Its work includes promoting higher standards within facilities and making unannounced inspections to ensure they continue to abide by the terms of their licenses.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Prairie Village

  • According to Sperling’s Best Places, the average cost of living index for Prairie Village is 110.7, which is above the state and national average of 83.1 and 100, respectively.  The main driver for the high cost of living appears to be housing costs, which may not concern some seniors in assisted living. Health costs are a little higher too, but these can be partly offset by below-average transportation costs.
  • Prairie Village is a low-crime city. Statistics published by Neighborhood Scout show that property crime is almost half the national average, and lower still when compared to the state average. Figures for violent crime are even more positive, with the chances of being a victim in Prairie Village being 1 in 769, while the state’s figure is 1 in 243. 
  • Many hospitals surround Prairie Village, such as Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City and the University of Kansas Hospital, both of which are only 15 minutes away. There are also a significant number of Medicare registered physicians working in multiple disciplines, ensuring seniors have more choice over who delivers their health care. 
  • The climate in Prairie Village is mostly senior-friendly, although winter lows of 20 degrees can be challenging. However, the climate during the rest of the year more than compensates, with the city averaging 11 more sunny days than the U.S. average of 205 and summer temperature regularly reaching 88 degrees. Rainfall is a little above average, resulting in the abundance of trees and flora that make the city so pretty.
  • Seniors in Johnson County can access multiple resources to reduce their transportation costs, such as Catch-a-Ride, which provides curb-to-curb services for seniors who have no other means of transport. The suggested donation is $5 per one-way trip, although no one is refused a ride if they cannot pay. Jet Express also offers the same services for $5 each way, while Medicaid beneficiaries can get free transportation for medical appointments. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Prairie Village

The 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey revealed Prairie Village’s assisted living costs of $4,460 to be closer to the national average of $4,300 than the state average of $5,090.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Although Prairie Village’s costs are below the state average, they’re not the most affordable in Kansas. About an hour’s journey west to Topeka, seniors typically pay $4,025 per month. However, cities such as Lawrence, where the fee averages $5,280, are more representative of the state as a whole. Crossing into Missouri can result in savings, such as in St. Joseph, where fees are around $3,488.

$4460

Prairie Village

$5090

Kansas

$4300

The United States

$5280

Lawrence

$4025

Topeka

$3488

St. Joseph, MO

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors able to attend adult day care centers can get care for $1,625 per month. Those who prefer the convenience of assisted living typically pay $4,460, which is $116 less than the average fee for home care and home health care, neither of which provides accommodation (although home health care includes visits from medical professionals). Nursing home care is the most costly, with the typical private room costing $7,452 per month. However, monthly savings of $608 are possible if the senior shares a room.

$4576

Homemaker Services

$4576

Home Health Aide

$1625

Assisted Living

$4460

Nursing Home, Semiprivate

$6844

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$7452

Nursing home (private room)

Note: Data for Prairie Village was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Kansas City, Missouri, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Prairie Village

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.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Kansas

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 Prairie Village

Prairie Village and Johnson County provide many resources for seniors, some of which are listed here. Veterans can also access medical support, while all residents can receive medical equipment on loan.

Resource

Contact

Service

(877) 662-8362

The Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman exists to educate and advocate for residents of senior living facilities. The ombudsmen regularly visits facilities to check on the welfare of their residents, ensure they're aware of their rights and investigate any complaints they may make. Families of residents and third parties can also register complaints and concerns. However, if the complaint refers to criminal behavior, such as neglect or abuse, the ombudsman will pass it on to the relevant authority.

(816) 922-2750

U.S. military veterans and their families can get health care at the Johnson County VA Clinic. It provides primary care services, mental health and weight management programs and X-rays. Patients who can't be treated at the clinic are transferred to the Kansas City VA Medical Center (approximately 20 minutes away), which has a more comprehensive range of specialty services and greater access to resources. 

(866) 201-3829

Accessibility Medical is a nonprofit organization that issues durable medical equipment on loan to seniors throughout the Kansas City metro area. As the organization depends on donations, some equipment may not be available at the time of the request. However, Accessibility Medical does have a wide range, such as mobility scooters, powered wheelchairs, walkers, hospital beds and bath safety devices. 

(913) 715-8859

Johnson County relies on the support of volunteers in order to provide some of its services. Seniors with spare time and a desire to help the community can offer their help. Work may involve delivering freshly-prepared meals to homebound seniors, driving older citizens to vital appointments (mileage costs are reimbursed) and preparing food parcels at outreach centers for low-income families. Clerical work in the county's administrative departments is also possible.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Prairie Village

Prairie Village-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Kansas