Assisted Living in Wichita
Chaucer Estates10550 East 21st Street North, Wichita, KS
Regent Park Assisted Living & Memory Care10600 E 13th St N, Wichita, KS
Sedgwick Plaza2455 N Woodlawn Blvd, Wichita, KS
Park West Plaza505 North Maize Road, Wichita, KS
Compassionate Care West968 North Tyler Road, Wichita, KS
Sunflower Meadows Care Homes II5502 Polo Drive, Wichita, KS
Premier Living 1234 S. Anna Street, Wichita, KS
Brookdale Tallgrass8600 East 21st Street North, Wichita, KS
Keepsake Kottage8801 W Bekemeyer Street, Wichita, KS
Sunflower Meadows Care Homes I649 N Stratford Lane , Wichita, KS
At A Glance
There are 30 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Wichita is $4,216 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Wichita
Wichita, Kansas, is home to the famous 44-foot tall statue Keeper of the Plains which reflect this city's rich Native American culture. Seniors can enjoy annual festivals, history, explore museums, and choose from 24 Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) within city limits, with 10 more in the nearby area. In Kansas, ALFs are defined as housing arrangements which provide 24-hour supervision, health and personal care services to elderly residents. The state Department for Aging and Disability Services is in charge of setting the statutes and regulations for ALFs statewide.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Wichita
- Wichita experiences a varied climate and all four seasons, with a warm average high of 91 degrees in the summer, and a chilly average low of 22 degrees in the winter. With 13 annual inches of snow, seniors with limited mobility may find it quite difficult to get around in the winter months.
- Some seniors may not feel safe in this area due to its high crime rate. Violent crime is rated at 66.1 out of 100 (1 being the safest) which is quite high compared to the national average of 31.1. Property crime is at 62, also higher than the national average at 38.1.
- The Wichita area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Via Christi Hospital St. Joseph’s, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Seniors can maintain a sense of independence and explore the city using the Wichita Transit bus system or the free Q-line Trolley. Wichita's buses are handicap accessible and offer reduced fare to seniors so they'll save money for local shopping, dining, and entertainment.
- Seniors on a budget may find that they can more easily build their savings here in Wichita, due to the cost of living being 15.4 percent lower than the national average.
- Seniors who love to learn can explore Wichita's 33 art and history museums, including the Museum of World Treasures where the most complete skeleton of a T-rex lies.
Paying for Assisted Living in Wichita
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in Kansas
Assisted Living costs in Wichita start around $4,216 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
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.
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.
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.