The biggest city in Kansas, Wichita has a growing community of older adults aged 65 and over, who account for 14.5% of nearly 400,000 residents. The city offers retirees affordable living and accessible health care options. As a large city, Wichita has many places of interest, including a public library, museums and picturesque parks. 

Seniors in assisted living communities receive personal care services in a residential environment. Communities often have homelike settings, and housing options can range from shared rooms to apartments. Services such as housekeeping, laundry and meals are included in the rate. Residents can choose to take part in life enrichment and social programs based on their interests and abilities. Assisted living communities in Wichita cost around $5,425 per month, making the area one of the more expensive in the state for this type of senior care.  

This guide provides an introduction to topics such as what the city as a whole offers and how assisted living in Wichita ranks in cost compared with other areas. The page lists several helpful resources for residents in long-term care. 

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Wichita, KS

Park West Plaza

505 North Maize Road, Wichita, KS, 67212

Park West Plaza is located in Wichita, Kansas, with convenient access to shopping, movies, transportation and hospitals. Visitors mention the variety of living spaces available at the facility, which … (read more)
Park West Plaza is located in Wichita, Kansas, with convenient access to shopping, movies, transportation and hospitals. Visitors mention the variety of living spaces available at the facility, which … (read more)

Sedgwick Plaza

2455 N Woodlawn Blvd, Wichita, KS, 67220

Sedgwick Plaza in Wichita, Kansas, is an assisted and independent living community conveniently located in a beautiful residential area near State Highway 96. Family members and residents commend the … (read more)
Sedgwick Plaza in Wichita, Kansas, is an assisted and independent living community conveniently located in a beautiful residential area near State Highway 96. Family members and residents commend the … (read more)

2016

Regent Park Assisted Living & Memory Care

10600 E 13th St N, Wichita, KS, 67206

Regent Park Assisted Living and Memory Care is a senior assisted living and memory care facility located in Wichita, Kansas. Regent Park is a Continuing Care Retirement Community, offering several lev … (read more)
Regent Park Assisted Living and Memory Care is a senior assisted living and memory care facility located in Wichita, Kansas. Regent Park is a Continuing Care Retirement Community, offering several lev … (read more)

Premier Living 4

1229 S Byron Road, Wichita, KS, 67209

We’re very happy with Premier Living 4. The staff is more than adequate. There’s always at least two staff members to seven residents. My father is given the attention that he needs, and he seems happ … (read more)
We’re very happy with Premier Living 4. The staff is more than adequate. There’s always at least two staff members to seven residents. My father is given the attention that he needs, and he seems happ … (read more)

Comfort and Love Wichita

2042 N. Garnett St., Wichita, KS, 67206

This home is beautiful! It has all the amenities expected and then some including a salon and bidets in all of the private bathrooms. The Caregivers are very friendly and attentive, and the Director … (read more)
This home is beautiful! It has all the amenities expected and then some including a salon and bidets in all of the private bathrooms. The Caregivers are very friendly and attentive, and the Director … (read more)

Premier Living 1

234 S. Anna Street, Wichita, KS, 67209

Premier Living 1 is a small senior assisted living facility located in Wichita, Kansas offering independent, assisted or total care options in a small private home environment. The facility has staff … (read more)
Premier Living 1 is a small senior assisted living facility located in Wichita, Kansas offering independent, assisted or total care options in a small private home environment. The facility has staff … (read more)

Brookdale Tallgrass

8600 East 21st Street North, Wichita, KS, 67206

Brookdale Tallgrass is nestled in the city of Wichita near the Grass Country Club and just minutes from Interstate Highway 135 and numerous shopping centers. Residents and loved ones consistently give … (read more)
Brookdale Tallgrass is nestled in the city of Wichita near the Grass Country Club and just minutes from Interstate Highway 135 and numerous shopping centers. Residents and loved ones consistently give … (read more)

Azria Health Wichita

7057 W Village CIrcle, Wichita, KS, 67205


Keepsake Kottage

8801 W Bekemeyer Street, Wichita, KS, 67212

Keepsake Kottage had a room available and that’s a HomePlus. He’s been there for two weeks. He has closer one on one care. The appearance is excellent. He receives meals, housekeeping, medication … (read more)
Keepsake Kottage had a room available and that’s a HomePlus. He’s been there for two weeks. He has closer one on one care. The appearance is excellent. He receives meals, housekeeping, medication … (read more)

Vintage Park at Waterfront

900 N Bayshore Dr, Wichita, KS, 67212


Homestead Estates of Wichita

10550 East 21st Street North, Wichita, KS, 67206

Chaucer Estates sits northeast of Wichita, providing independent and assisted living, memory care and short-term care for seniors in a premier residential community. Greenwich Place Shopping center is … (read more)
Chaucer Estates sits northeast of Wichita, providing independent and assisted living, memory care and short-term care for seniors in a premier residential community. Greenwich Place Shopping center is … (read more)

2022

Wichita Presbyterian Manor

4700 W 13th St N, Wichita, KS, 67212

The people at Wichita Presbyterian Manor assisted living are very friendly and responsive. My dad loves the food there. The facility is modern, updated, clean, and in good condition. They do not allow … (read more)
The people at Wichita Presbyterian Manor assisted living are very friendly and responsive. My dad loves the food there. The facility is modern, updated, clean, and in good condition. They do not allow … (read more)

KMH (Kansas Masonic Home)

402 S Martinson St, Wichita, KS, 67213

KMH (Kansas Masonic Home) is located in Wichita, Kansas, close to Via Christi Hospital St. Francis, Botanical Garden of Wichita and Interstate 135. Reviewers note the community’s well-landscaped groun … (read more)
KMH (Kansas Masonic Home) is located in Wichita, Kansas, close to Via Christi Hospital St. Francis, Botanical Garden of Wichita and Interstate 135. Reviewers note the community’s well-landscaped groun … (read more)

Advanced Care Home Plus, LLC

5501 Polo Drive, Wichita, KS, 67208

My father has been a resident of Advanced Senior Care Home Plus for over two years and I’m very appreciative for the care he has received. Mahmud has been especially attentive and takes extra care in … (read more)
My father has been a resident of Advanced Senior Care Home Plus for over two years and I’m very appreciative for the care he has received. Mahmud has been especially attentive and takes extra care in … (read more)

The Oxford Grand Assisted Living & Memory Care

3051 North Parkdale Circle, Wichita, KS, 67205

The decor at The Oxford Grand Assisted Living & Memory Care was beautiful. Our biggest problem is they have no openings. They’re full. The staff was very informative and very welcoming. They made … (read more)
The decor at The Oxford Grand Assisted Living & Memory Care was beautiful. Our biggest problem is they have no openings. They’re full. The staff was very informative and very welcoming. They made … (read more)

Via Christi Village Ridge

3636 North Ridge Rd Bldg 400, Wichita, KS, 67205

Via Christi Village is very clean and spacious for their living facilities. They have different sizes of rooms available. They accept quite a few insurance options. They have a church in the facility, … (read more)
Via Christi Village is very clean and spacious for their living facilities. They have different sizes of rooms available. They accept quite a few insurance options. They have a church in the facility, … (read more)

Avita Senior Living at Rolling Hills

629 S Maize Ct,, Wichita, KS, 67209

Quality of food has drastically deteriorated over the years. Consist mainly of heat and serve items. Very little actual cooking is done. Lack of staff training. How to take an order, serve the … (read more)
Quality of food has drastically deteriorated over the years. Consist mainly of heat and serve items. Very little actual cooking is done. Lack of staff training. How to take an order, serve the … (read more)

Compassionate Care West

968 North Tyler Road, Wichita, KS, 67212

A great and accommodating staff, delicious food and a clean facility are just some of the positive attributes residents and visitors mention regarding Compassionate Care West. This assisted living fac … (read more)
A great and accommodating staff, delicious food and a clean facility are just some of the positive attributes residents and visitors mention regarding Compassionate Care West. This assisted living fac … (read more)

Via Christi Village

1240 North Broadmoor Street, Wichita, KS, 67206

Cornerstone at Broadmoor is great, and they’re very tuned in to each of their clients as an individual. They make all sorts of arrangements to accommodate each individual, like having an individual li … (read more)
Cornerstone at Broadmoor is great, and they’re very tuned in to each of their clients as an individual. They make all sorts of arrangements to accommodate each individual, like having an individual li … (read more)

2016

Lakepoint Wichita

1315 North West St., Wichita, KS, 67203

Lakepoint was pretty basic — nothing fancy– but it’s what my grandparents could afford. We chose this place because they knew another resident there. They have some activities but not many — just B … (read more)
Lakepoint was pretty basic — nothing fancy– but it’s what my grandparents could afford. We chose this place because they knew another resident there. They have some activities but not many — just B … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Wichita

Since most COVID-19 rules for Assisted Living Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Assisted Living in KS. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Wichita

Assisted living facilities in Wichita fall under the umbrella term “adult care home” and are heavily regulated by the state. Units must comply with a comprehensive list of laws determined by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Wichita

  • Wichita is home to many quality medical facilities, including the Wesley Medical Center, Ascension Via Christi St. Francis and Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER. The city’s ratio of 212 medical professionals for every 100,000 residents is slightly above the national median of 210. 
  • Overall, Wichita residents benefit from an affordable cost of living that’s 17.9% below the national average. Seniors in the area pay less for groceries, transportation and even health care. 
  • As expected in such a large city, crime rates in Wichita are well above the U.S. average. However, resident safety is often a priority in assisted living facilities. Many units have locking systems and on-site security. 
  • Weather in the city varies greatly based on the season. During the winter months, temperatures can drop to 22 degrees, but the area receives only around 13 inches of snow each year, which is lower than the national average of 28. Temperatures in July can go as high as 92 degrees. 
  • The city’s air quality index of 56 is only a couple of points lower than the country’s average of 58. Air quality levels can determine seniors’ risks of developing respiratory illnesses and other conditions. 
  • City residents aged 65 years and older may be eligible for some statewide tax relief programs, including the Homestead Refund and Kansas Property Tax Relief for Low-Income Seniors. 
  • Seniors in Wichita can get around the city and access neighboring communities using the low-cost Sedgwick County Transportation service.

Paying for Assisted Living in Wichita

Assisted living communities in Wichita charge, on average, $5,425 each month, per the Genworth Cost of Care 2021 Survey. Costs in the area are close to $1,000 higher than the corresponding state and national medians of $4,580 and $4,500, respectively. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

As the largest city in Kansas, Wichita is also the most expensive for assisted living in the state. Costs in Manhattan are comparable to Wichita but still slightly lower at $5,398. Seniors in cities such as Topeka and Lawrence pay $4,495 and $4,538, respectively, for their monthly residential care, significantly less than those who live in Wichita. 

$5425

Wichita

$4580

Kansas

$4500

United States

$5398

Manhattan

$4495

Topeka

$4538

Lawrence

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

For an average monthly cost of  $4,767, older adults in Wichita can receive the care they need at home via an in-home care or a home health care provider. Adult day health care is another more affordable option for seniors in the area, costing around $1,706 each month. Nursing homes offer seniors the highest possible care level because they provide around-the-clock supervision. These facilities are also the highest priced in Wichita at an average rate of  $6,524.

$4767

In-Home Care

$4767

Home Health Care

$1706

Adult Day Health Care

$5425

Assisted Living Facility

$6524

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Wichita

Kansas seniors with limited income can get help affording assisted living through KanCare, the state’s Medicaid program. Unfortunately, there are no non-Medicaid programs available for assisted living.

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

Paying 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 Wichita

Wichita seniors have access to an array of programs and services that can help enhance their quality of life. Government and nonprofit agencies can help seniors locate suitable long-term care, understand their rights when living in a facility and apply for financial assistance programs they may be eligible for. 

Resource

Contact 

Service

(316) 267-0302

Senior Services of Wichita manages 4 senior centers in the city. In exchange for a yearly membership fee, older adults can attend many social and recreational activities such as pickleball, fitness classes and line dancing. The centers also offer a range of health promotion and educational programs. 

(855) 200-2372

By joining the RSVP Volunteer Program, older adults can help deliver important services to their local community. Volunteers who chose to donate their time and skills benefit from full training and supplemental insurance. 

(888) 353-5337

This is a statewide helpline for Kansas residents who are aged 60 and older provided by the Kansas Legal Services Organization. Seniors can get free legal advice on a range of civil matters such as advance directives, public benefits and guardianship. 

(855) 200-2372

Local AAA chapters offer assistance and supportive services for seniors in the Wichita area. Older adults can call the agency for help with resources, including options counseling and case management. The AAA also offers health and wellness programs such as A Matter of Balance classes and access to health screening tools. 

(316) 347-1429

Residents of long-term care settings such as assisted living facilities can get assistance and support from their regional ombudsman, who advocates for the rights of residents and promotes a person-centered approach to senior care. Older adults can log complaints about their facilities and discuss concerns about the quality of care they're receiving. 

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Wichita

Wichita Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities in KS are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in KS page for more information about these laws.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Kansas