4 Assisted Living Facilities in Salina, KS
Also serving communities of Ellsworth.
The average cost of assisted living in Salina is $3,760 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,420. Cheaper nearby regions include Abilene with an average starting cost of $2,900.
To help you with your search, browse the 15 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Salina. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Salina 3.9 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Abilene with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Salina
Salina is an average-sized Midwestern city that houses the Rolling Hills Zoo, Smoky Hill Museum and Salina Art Center. It also includes four assisted living facilities, with another 34 facilities in the surrounding area. These assisted living communities, as well as others scattered through Kansas, are regulated by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. This agency helps ensure that assisted living facilities do not neglect, abuse or discriminate against elderly residents and that all of seniors personal care needs are met.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Salina
- Salina residents pay less than the national average for housing, groceries, utilities, medical care and transportation. They also pay less than the Kansas average for housing and groceries, but utilities, medical care and transportation run slightly higher in Salina than other parts of the state.
- The Salina area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Salina Regional Health Center and Salina Surgical Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Salina's crime rate is average for Kansas, but it's high when compared to other cities in the United States. The city's crime index is 9, which means 91 percent of U.S. cities are safer than Salina. Area residents have a 1 in 231 chance of falling victim to a violent crime.
- Kansas exempts Social Security income for seniors with an annual adjusted gross income of $75,000 or less.
CityGo, Salina's fixed-route bus system, runs every day except Sunday. The city does not offer any public transportation on Sundays, nor does it offer bus pickup after 5 p.m. on Saturdays. This can make it difficult for seniors to attend worship services and other weekend events unless they feel comfortable taking a taxi or Uber.
- Winters are chilly in Salina, with average temperatures in the teens and 20s. Temperatures jump to the 90s during July and August. Most rainfall occurs from May to July, and it's common to see snow and sleet in the winter.
Paying for Assisted Living in Salina
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Salina start around $3,760 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 Salina 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 Salina
Salina seniors who meet the income guidelines for Medicaid may qualify for the Frail Elderly Waiver program. This program helps cover assisted living facility costs for approved applicants as well as personal care services and wellness monitoring. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs also offers programs that help cover assisted living community expenses for former military members in Kansas.
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 Salina
Salina 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 Salina, please visit our Assisted Living in Kansas page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Salina
Salina-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 Salina, KS
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Salina
Review of Brookdale Salina Fairdale
Dangerously understaffed. To find anyone to help was an impossible and timely task. If the tenant falls, they lay there for who knows how long before they’re found. And do they notify the family? N... Read more
Review of Eaglecrest Retirement Community
The staff members at Eaglecrest Retirement were very good. I saw the dining area during my tour and it was very good. It's hard to go wrong. They have amenities like an exercise room, a small swimm... Read more
Review of Brookdale Salina Kirwin
We visited Brookdale Salina Kirwin. My husband was going to stay there for respite, but I had to get a hospital bed because the beds they had there were for college students and he's 6 foot 1. If y... Read more