33 Assisted Living Facilities near Wichita, KS
Also serving communities of Bel Aire, Goddard.
There are 33 Assisted Living Facilities in the Wichita area, with 27 in Wichita and 6 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Wichita is $4,253 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,400. Cheaper nearby regions include Andover with an average starting cost of $3,400.
To help you with your search, browse the 141 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Wichita. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Wichita 4.2 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Derby with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 23 families in Wichita find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Wichita, call (855) 863-8283.
27 Assisted Living Facilities in Wichita, KS
6 Assisted Living Facilities near Wichita, KS
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Wichita
Wichita, Kansas is home to 33 museums, 22 art galleries, 35 golf courses, 30 annual festivals, a zoo and a wildlife park, all sure to keep the areas residents and many of the 43,830 seniors who live in the city busy. For seniors who may be in need of specialized care, there are 24 assisted living facilities in the city with another six located in neighboring areas.
The Secretary of Aging and Disability licenses Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs), Adult Care Homes (ACHs) and Residential Health Care Facilities (RHCFs) in Wichita and all of Kansas.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Wichita
- Wichita's cost of living is 86.3, considerably lower than the national average of 100. Seniors can also expect to pay less for groceries, transportation and healthcare in the city.
- Kansas does not tax public pensions. However, the state partially taxes Social Security benefits and fully taxes private pensions and retirement savings account income. Seniors might want to keep these tax laws in mind when considering a move to Wichita.
- The weather in Wichita is quite harsh, with January lows of 22 degrees and July highs of 92. The area also gets 15 inches of snow and 221 sunny days each year, 21 more than the national average of 205. Seniors who don't like snow may not enjoy living in Wichita.
Crime is a problem in the city, with a violent crime of 48.4 and a property crime rate of 73.6, both significantly higher than the national averages of 22.7 and 35.4, respectively. Despite these high crime rates, most assisted living facilities have security measures and alarm systems in place to keep their residents safe.
- Wichita's air quality is poor with a rank of 56, two points lower than the national average of 58, which might be of concern to seniors with respiratory issues like COPD, asthma or lung cancer.
- The Wichita area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Kansas Heart Hospital and Wesley Rehabilitation Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Wichita
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Wichita start around $4,253 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 Wichita 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 Wichita
While Wichita has no additional programs beyond the standard Medicare programs like SSDI and Medicare Part D, it does offer financial assistance counseling through the Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas program. This program can alert seniors to, and help them access, benefits for which they are eligible.
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 Wichita
Wichita 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 Wichita, please visit our Assisted Living in Kansas page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Wichita
Wichita-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 Wichita, KS
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Wichita
Review of Premier Living 4
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 h... Read more
Review of Chaucer Estates
Chaucer Estates was a busy community and a lot of activities were going on. My father needed something quieter and smaller. It was a lot larger than where he is currently, but everybody was nice. T... Read more
Review of Sedgwick Plaza
Sedgwick Plaza is very clean and up-to-date. They have lots of activities and activity rooms, and there are lots of staff members around. It appeared safe and the rooms were very nice. It was just ... Read more