Belton is home to nearly 24,000 residents, including more than 3,300 seniors aged 65 or older. Located in northwestern Cass County, Belton is part of the Kansas City metro area and close to several tourist attractions and amenities that appeal to visiting grandchildren. Seniors may also enjoy the proximity to the Ozark lakes regions about two hours away. Inside the city, outdoorsy seniors have access to nine city parks, many with walking and hiking trails, a community wellness center and a well-maintained 18-hole golf course.

Assisted living is a type of senior care that provides aging adults with a safe residential environment with some personalized supportive care while still promoting continued independence. The average cost of assisted living in Belton is $4,460, which is significantly higher than the state average and slightly more than the national average.

This guide covers assisted living in Belton, including the average cost of assisted living in Belton compared to other nearby cities and compared to other types of senior care. It also provides several benefits and drawbacks of retiring in Belton and some free local resources for aging-related assistance.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Belton, Mo

Carnegie Village Senior Living Community

107 Bernard Drive, Belton, MO, 64012

Carnegie Village Senior Living Community is located in Belton, Missouri, just a few blocks from Interstate 49, Cedar Tree Shopping Center and Belton Regional Medical Center. Loved ones compliment the … (read more)
Carnegie Village Senior Living Community is located in Belton, Missouri, just a few blocks from Interstate 49, Cedar Tree Shopping Center and Belton Regional Medical Center. Loved ones compliment the … (read more)

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Home

1003 SOUTH CEDAR STREET, Belton, MO, 64012

Beautiful Savior Home is located in Belton, Missouri, home to the Belton, Grandview and Kansas City Railroad, Memorial Park and Longview Lake. The facility is described by visitors as homey and welcom … (read more)
Beautiful Savior Home is located in Belton, Missouri, home to the Belton, Grandview and Kansas City Railroad, Memorial Park and Longview Lake. The facility is described by visitors as homey and welcom … (read more)

2018, 2020, 2022

Senior Star at Villa Ventura

12100 Wornall Rd., Kansas City, MO, 64145

The Senior Star at Villa Ventura is an assisted living facility in Kansas City, Missouri. Both residents and family members adore the staff and appreciate their willingness to help. The senior residen … (read more)
The Senior Star at Villa Ventura is an assisted living facility in Kansas City, Missouri. Both residents and family members adore the staff and appreciate their willingness to help. The senior residen … (read more)

Armour Oaks Senior Living

8100 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO, 64114

Armour Oaks Senior Living is located in a peaceful neighborhood just outside of Kansas City, MO. Guests have access to a fitness room, book club, religious services and cooking classes. Further amenit … (read more)
Armour Oaks Senior Living is located in a peaceful neighborhood just outside of Kansas City, MO. Guests have access to a fitness room, book club, religious services and cooking classes. Further amenit … (read more)

2016

The Atriums

7300 West 107th Street, Overland Park, KS, 66212

Surrounded by shopping and dining destinations and located minutes from Tuileries Park and Brookridge Golf and Fitness, The Atriums is an assisted and independent living facility in Overland Park, Kan … (read more)
Surrounded by shopping and dining destinations and located minutes from Tuileries Park and Brookridge Golf and Fitness, The Atriums is an assisted and independent living facility in Overland Park, Kan … (read more)

Brookdale Wornall Place

501 West 107th St, Kansas City, MO, 64114

Brookdale Wornall Place is a well-run assisted living facility in Kansas City, Missouri. Residents can’t say enough about the long list of available amenities, including a pub and card room, all-day d … (read more)
Brookdale Wornall Place is a well-run assisted living facility in Kansas City, Missouri. Residents can’t say enough about the long list of available amenities, including a pub and card room, all-day d … (read more)

2014, 2016

Brookdale Overland Park

12000 Lamar Avenue, Overland Park, KS, 66209

Brookdale Overland Park is located in the heart of the friendly city of Overland Park, Kansas, close to amenities such as shops, restaurants, banks and medical offices. Residents of this facility rema … (read more)
Brookdale Overland Park is located in the heart of the friendly city of Overland Park, Kansas, close to amenities such as shops, restaurants, banks and medical offices. Residents of this facility rema … (read more)

2016, 2022

Silvercrest at Deer Creek Retirement Community

13060 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS, 66213

I toured Silvercrest at Deer Creek Retirement Community. What I liked best was that they had a room large enough that my aunt and my mother could live together. I liked that the room cost was very rea … (read more)
I toured Silvercrest at Deer Creek Retirement Community. What I liked best was that they had a room large enough that my aunt and my mother could live together. I liked that the room cost was very rea … (read more)

2016

Rose Estates Assisted Living

12700 Antioch Rd, Overland Park, KS, 66213

The Rose Estates Assisted Living community is located near cultural attractions, restaurants and shopping centers in Overland Park, Kansas. The facility has 24-hour certified medication assistant … (read more)
The Rose Estates Assisted Living community is located near cultural attractions, restaurants and shopping centers in Overland Park, Kansas. The facility has 24-hour certified medication assistant … (read more)

Sunrise of Overland Park

12500 West 135th, Overland Park, KS, 66221

Sunrise of Overland Park is an upscale community in a lush area of Overland, Kansas. The community is dedicated to providing specialized care and providing residents with experiences through their Liv … (read more)
Sunrise of Overland Park is an upscale community in a lush area of Overland, Kansas. The community is dedicated to providing specialized care and providing residents with experiences through their Liv … (read more)

The Madison Senior Living

14001 Madison Ave, Kansas City, MO, 64145

As MO/KAN’s newest border community, The Madison is an exciting neighborhood filled with people who know how to enjoy life. Featuring independent living, assisted living, and memory care, it’s a c … (read more)
As MO/KAN’s newest border community, The Madison is an exciting neighborhood filled with people who know how to enjoy life. Featuring independent living, assisted living, and memory care, it’s a c … (read more)

Lamar Court Assisted Living

11909 Lamar Avenue, Overland Park, KS, 66209

Lamar Court Assisted Living in Overland Park, Kansas, is located in a residential area near Interstate 435, surrounded by several restaurants, retail shops and cultural venues. Guests and family membe … (read more)
Lamar Court Assisted Living in Overland Park, Kansas, is located in a residential area near Interstate 435, surrounded by several restaurants, retail shops and cultural venues. Guests and family membe … (read more)

Silvercrest at College View Retirement Community

13600 W 110th Ter, Lenexa, KS, 66215

Silvercrest is a beautiful community that specializes in Assisted living and memory care. They have a wonderful nursing team with strong nursing management. The two head nurses always have time to a … (read more)
Silvercrest is a beautiful community that specializes in Assisted living and memory care. They have a wonderful nursing team with strong nursing management. The two head nurses always have time to a … (read more)

Mission Chateau

4100 West 85th Street, Prairie Village, KS, 66206


Garden Villas of Lenexa

9705 Monrovia, Lenexa, KS, 66215

My mother moved to the assisted living of Garden Villas of Lenexa, and it’s been excellent. We chose this place because they were reasonable, provide great care, and are a nice facility. The community … (read more)
My mother moved to the assisted living of Garden Villas of Lenexa, and it’s been excellent. We chose this place because they were reasonable, provide great care, and are a nice facility. The community … (read more)

Sunrise of Leawood

11661 Granada Road, Leawood, KS, 66211

The tour I had of Sunrise of Leawood was very positive and very encouraging. I liked the fact that you felt like you were in a home with the hallways. They had comfortable sitting areas, so you didn’t … (read more)
The tour I had of Sunrise of Leawood was very positive and very encouraging. I liked the fact that you felt like you were in a home with the hallways. They had comfortable sitting areas, so you didn’t … (read more)

Colonial Oaks at Leawood

5201 West 143rd Street, Leawood, KS, 66224

Leawood Gardens is a large facility on the south side of Leawood, Kansas, located 2 miles from the Missouri border and close to the Corbin Park Mall and Nicklaus Golf Club. Friends and relatives comme … (read more)
Leawood Gardens is a large facility on the south side of Leawood, Kansas, located 2 miles from the Missouri border and close to the Corbin Park Mall and Nicklaus Golf Club. Friends and relatives comme … (read more)

The Village at Carroll Park

5301 Harry Truman Drive, Grandview, MO, 64030

The Village at Carroll Park is located in Grandview, Missouri, close to the Harry S. Truman Historic Site, Longview Lake and Belton Regional Medical Center. Visitors give high marks to the facility fo … (read more)
The Village at Carroll Park is located in Grandview, Missouri, close to the Harry S. Truman Historic Site, Longview Lake and Belton Regional Medical Center. Visitors give high marks to the facility fo … (read more)

Anthology of Overland Park

10300 Indian Creek Parkway, Overland Park, KS, 66210

Anthology of Overland Park is located 19 miles south of Kansas City in Overland Park, Kansas, with easy access to I-35 and Route 69, shopping and dining options and the Overland Park Regional Medical … (read more)
Anthology of Overland Park is located 19 miles south of Kansas City in Overland Park, Kansas, with easy access to I-35 and Route 69, shopping and dining options and the Overland Park Regional Medical … (read more)

The Village at Mission

7105 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS, 66208

Had a relative in the Rehab section for PT/OT services. PT was defined as walking to the dining room. Very understaffed. Medication mistakes daily. No follow-up with primary care doctor. I timed one o … (read more)
Had a relative in the Rehab section for PT/OT services. PT was defined as walking to the dining room. Very understaffed. Medication mistakes daily. No follow-up with primary care doctor. I timed one o … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Belton

Inspectors from the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services inspect long-term care facilities, including assisted living facilities, at least once per year to confirm residents are receiving appropriate care. They also investigate any complaints made against these facilities to ensure the continued health and safety of residents.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Belton

  • Belton seniors benefit from some tax breaks on retirement income. Missouri doesn’t tax Social Security benefits for single taxpayers with an adjusted gross income of less than $85,000 or married couples with an adjusted gross income of less than $100,000. Retirees may qualify for partial exemptions if they exceed these limits. Railroad retirement benefits and military pensions are tax exempt. Private retirement plans may qualify for exemptions, but income limits are much lower.
  • Missouri’s state sales tax rate is 4.225%, and localities may add up to 5.763%, but the average combined rate is 8.25%. The rate is lower for cities in Cass County because its rate is only 2% for a combined total of 6.23%. Sales taxes in Cass County are lower than 71% of other cities and counties in Missouri. The state sales tax rate on groceries is only 1.225%, and prescription drugs are completely tax-exempt.
  • The overall cost of living in Belton is about 11% lower than the national average, but it’s about 3% higher than the state average. Health care costs, often a major expense for aging adults, are lower in Belton. Compared to the state average, costs are lower by 5%, and they’re less than the national average by more than 7%.
  • Violent crime in Belton is lower than the national average but not by much. On a scale of one to 100 with one being the ideal score, Belton was rated 22.4 while the national average is 22.7. However, it’s lower than the state average of 28.9. Property crime is higher in Belton compared to both the state and national averages.
  • Belton’s climate is considered one of the most pleasant in Missouri. July is the hottest month with an average high of around 88 degrees Fahrenheit, making it cooler than most places in Missouri. However, winters can be cold with an average low around 20 degrees in January. The area experiences about 14 inches of snow annually and five months with significant snowfall.

Paying for Assisted Living in Belton

According to Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey, the average cost of assisted living in Belton is $4,460. This amount is substantially higher than the state average of $3,000, but it’s only $160 higher than the national average of $4,300.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Because Belton’s average assisted living cost is so much higher than the state average, it’s also significantly higher than the nearest cities with cost data. Belton’s average is more than Columbia’s by $1,560, Springfield’s by $1,360 and Jefferson City’s by $1,310. It’s closer to St. Joseph’s but still higher by $972 per month.

$4460

Belton

$3000

Missouri

$4300

The United States

$2900

Columbia

$3100

Springfield

$3150

Jefferson City

$3488

St. Joseph

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

When choosing senior care, comparing the cost and level of care can help with decision-making. Adult day health care provides the least amount of care for the lowest price at $1,625 per month. Receiving services at home isn’t much more than assisted living, at $4,576 for either homemaker services or home health aides. At $6,844 for semiprivate rooms or $7,452 for private rooms, nursing home facilities are the costliest and provide the highest level of care.

$4576

Homemaker Services

$4576

Home Health Aide

$1625

Adult Day Health Care

$4460

Assisted Living Facility

$6844

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$7452

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Data for Belton was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Kansas City, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Belton

Seniors can get help paying assisted living costs through the state’s Supplemental Nursing Care Program. Its Medicaid program also has two options available: the Aged and Disabled Waiver and the State Personal Care Plan. These pay for personal care costs, regardless of whether the covered individual resides in an assisted living facility.

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

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities in Missouri

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 Missouri page.

Free Assisted Living Resources in Belton

Seniors in Belton looking for helpful resources for social activities, transportation, legal services and other assistance can find several free resources locally, countywide and statewide. Government agencies and nonprofits provide various programs and services to help seniors retain their independence and maintain their well-being.

Resource

Contact 

Services

(816) 474-4240

MARC provides aging and adult services to older adults in five counties, including Cass County. As the Area Agency on Aging, its programs help older adults remain healthy and independent. Its services include nutrition programs, transportation, legal aid and information and referrals, among others.

(816) 348-7410

The Belton Senior Center enriches seniors’ lives through activities and opportunities to make new friends with other older adults. It helps keep seniors active and social through exercise programs, bingo, cards and other games, entertainment, birthday and holiday parties, arts and crafts and social clubs. The center also schedules guest speakers and educational presentations, and a visiting nurse checks blood pressure readings once a month.

(816) 380-7433

Seniors aged 65 or older in Cass County can schedule rides through the Harrisonville OATS Transit office. You must reserve a space at least 24 hours in advance; space is limited. Belton seniors receive in-town service for various purposes on Wednesdays and can travel to Grandview, Harrisonville or Raymore for medical trips on the fourth Wednesday each month. OATS Transit also picks up passengers to go to the senior center every weekday.

(816) 655-6700

MoAT administers the Equipment Technology Consortium, a short-term loan program for assistive technology equipment. Any Missourian needing assisted technology devices may participate. These devices may include hearing and speech supports, vision devices and aids for daily living, including some mobility-related equipment. Devices are loaned for five-week periods and shipped to individuals throughout the state at no charge.

(816) 421-4980

LTC Ombudsman are trained volunteers who advocate for residents of LTC facilities, including assisted living. They resolve concerns before they become major problems and educate residents, their families and facility staff about residents’ rights.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Belton

Belton-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Missouri are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Missouri page for more information about these laws.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Missouri