11 Assisted Living Facilities in Topeka, KS

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Topeka, KS

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Atria Hearthstone

Provides: Assisted Living
3415 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66606
"The room that I saw at Atria Hearthstone was a studio. It had an apartment-sized refrigerator, not one of those tiny dorm-sized refrigerators. There were lots of closet space and storage, which..." More

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Legend at Capital Ridge

Provides: Assisted Living
1931 Southwest Arvonia Place, Topeka, KS 66615
"My tour of Legend at Capital Ridge went wonderfully, but my father progressed, and now he has to be in a nursing home. It was very clean and the people were very nice and helpful." More

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Oak Creek Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
3224 SW 29th Street, Topeka, KS 66614
"Oak Creek is a small, no-frills, down-to-earth facility that has the most caring staff I've ever met. Both residents and staff feel like family. My loved one loved this place and these people. I..." More

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McCrite Plaza Topeka

Provides: Assisted Living
1608-1610 SW 37th Street, Topeka, KS 66611
"I went to visit a friend of mine in McCrite Plaza Topeka, and I had another friend whose parents are there. They had bought into it, so they had gone into independent living, and they moved down to..." More

Kelly House of Topeka

Provides: Assisted Living
1800 Fairmont Road, Topeka, KS 66604
"I like the smallness of Peggy Kelly House. It is a 10-person home. I like its home-like atmosphere; that's why we picked it. They specialize in Alzheimer's care. I like this place. I had heard good..." More

Lexington Park Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
1021 SW Fleming Court, Topeka, KS 66604
"Lexington Park and its rooms are very nice and clean. The staff is very good, and they have all kinds of activities. Dad seems to like the food and the variety. " More

Topeka Presbyterian Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
4712 Southwest Sixth, Topeka, KS 66606
"Topeka Presbyterian Manor is a very big facility. It has all three levels: independent, assisted, and skilled nursing, and I've been to all sections. The independent section apartments had two..." More

Homestead of Topeka

Provides: Assisted Living
5820 SW Drury Ln, Topeka, KS 66604
"I actually did not have an appointment to tour this facility, but rather passed it on my way to another today and decided to walk in. The staff was very friendly and accommodating of my request..." More

Rolling Hills Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
2410 Urish Road, Topeka, KS 66614
"I was very impressed with the friendliness of the staff at this facility. I was almost an hour late to my appointment which had been scheduled to overlap the lunch hour so I could taste the food. ..." More

Winter Meadow Homes II

Provides: Assisted Living
2824 SW Mulvane Street, Topeka, KS 66611
"My mom is at Winter Meadow Homes. She has a private room there. The only thing is, that house needs to be remodeled because my mom has turned her walker sideways to get in the door. The food is..." More

Countryside Health Center

Provides: Assisted Living
440 Se Woodland Ave, Topeka, KS 66616
"My sister is in Countryside Health Center. It looks like a mental hospital. That's what it reminds me of. It smells OK. The one thing that bothers my sister is that the mental people because she is..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Topeka

    Topeka, located in Shawnee County, is the capital city of Kansas. Seniors make up over 15 percent of the population in Topeka and have access to 21 assisted living communities. Assisted living in Kansas is most commonly referred to as adult care homes or residential health care facilities — all of which are regulated by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability. Specific amenities at these facilities vary, but in general, the residents in Topeka's assisted living communities can expect room and board, transportation assistance and help from staff with various activities of daily living (ADLs), including washing, dressing and taking medication.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Topeka

    • Topeka's weather is typical of the American prairie, shifting suddenly and without warning over the course of an average day. Daily highs in Topeka average 66 degrees, and they drop to an average low of 31 degrees. Shawnee County gets 36.5 inches of rain and 18 inches of snow every year.

    • Shawnee County has generally good air quality as rated by the American Lung Association. Lots of open spaces and frequent stiff winds help keep both the ozone and fine particle pollution in Topeka under control.

    • Topeka's cost of living is not overly high by national standards, and it's pretty low even by the reasonable standards of the rest of Kansas. Transportation and health care, for example, are 7 and 4 percent cheaper in Topeka than the national average.

    • Topeka citizens pay three different sales taxes on most purchases. The state of Kansas charges the highest rate, 6.5 percent, but both Shawnee County and the city itself charge their own sales duties (1.15 and 1.5 percent, respectively). This adds a combined 9.15 percent to almost every transaction in the city. Kansas also charges a 5.7 percent income tax on its residents, though certain types of retirement income may be exempt. Property taxes vary by location, but they tend to be higher in Topeka than elsewhere in the state.

    • Topeka has an unpleasantly high crime rate, especially compared with the rest of Kansas, which is generally safe by national standards. Topeka residents have a 1-in-278 annual risk of being the victim of a violent crime, while there's a 1-in-18 risk of property crimes such as theft or vandalism.

    • Topeka Metro Transit operates the buses in much of Shawnee County. This service keeps regular hours, offers discounts to students and seniors and provides transfers on request to other nearby services. The Topeka Metro website offers helpful updates on route and schedule changes, as well as tips on discount travel with other services, such as local taxi companies running promotions.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Topeka

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Kansas

    $4,000.00 US
    $3,886.00 Lawrence
    $3,718.00 Atchison
    $3,695.00 Ottawa
    $3,675.00 Osage City
    $3,390.00 Baldwin City
    $2,875.00 Topeka

    Assisted Living costs in Topeka start around $2,875 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 Topeka 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 Topeka

    The state does offer some help for seniors and their families who are having a hard time covering the costs of AL. In addition to the federal Medicare program, which covers much of the monthly expense of assisted living, Kansas operates the Senior Care Act program. 

    Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Kansas page.

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    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 Topeka

    Topeka 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 Topeka, please visit our Assisted Living in Kansas page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Topeka

    Topeka-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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    Assisted Living near Topeka, KS

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Topeka

    • Review of Atria Hearthstone

      The room that I saw at Atria Hearthstone was a studio. It had an apartment-sized refrigerator, not one of those tiny dorm-sized refrigerators. There were lots of closet space and storage, which wer... Read more

    • Review of Atria Hearthstone

      I toured Atria Hearthstone, and it seemed like it was gonna be the best fit for my grandma. The staff was very friendly. It was so empty with the coronavirus, but it was nice. They've got cable, ac... Read more

    • Review of Topeka Presbyterian Manor

      Topeka Presbyterian Manor is a very big facility. It has all three levels: independent, assisted, and skilled nursing, and I've been to all sections. The independent section apartments had two room... Read more

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