Noted for its nationally recognized park system, generally comfortable climate and low crime rates, Blue Springs is a great retirement option. It’s home to almost 56,000 residents, about 7,500 of whom are aged 65 and over.  

For many older adults who need some assistance with daily activities, assisted living is a top choice sought out for its comfort and convenience. Assisted living communities offer housing, meals, personal care, housekeeping and laundry services, promoting a low-maintenance lifestyle for residents. Residents can participate in hobby groups, informational and educational classes and games, and many facilities offer amenities such as onsite restaurants, libraries and fitness centers. According to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey, seniors in the Blue Springs region pay $4,460 per month for this level of care, which is higher than state and national medians.  

This guide provides comprehensive information on assisted living in Blue Springs, including how much care costs and how assisted living rates compare to other local senior care options. It also highlights some benefits and drawbacks of living in this city and an overview of the programs and services available to seniors.  

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Blue Springs, MO

The Parkway Senior Living

550 NE Napoleon Dr., Blue Springs, MO, 64014

The Parkway Senior Living is located in Blue Springs, Missouri, southwest of Remembrance Lake and near Adam’s Pointe Golf Club. This facility offers studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, and visito … (read more)
The Parkway Senior Living is located in Blue Springs, Missouri, southwest of Remembrance Lake and near Adam’s Pointe Golf Club. This facility offers studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, and visito … (read more)

Waterford Ladies Home

500 NW Vesper, Blue Springs, MO, 64015

Waterford Ladies Home is very homey. I met with Jen (the administrator), and she was really knowledgeable and very accommodating. It was a good experience. I’m not sure it’s the right fit for my mom, … (read more)
Waterford Ladies Home is very homey. I met with Jen (the administrator), and she was really knowledgeable and very accommodating. It was a good experience. I’m not sure it’s the right fit for my mom, … (read more)

St. Mary’s Village

111 Mock Avenue, Blue Springs, MO, 64014

St. Mary’s Village is located in Blue Springs, Missouri, just northeast of St. Mary’s Medical Center and near Adam’s Pointe Golf Club and various shops and restaurants. Visitors are impressed with the … (read more)
St. Mary’s Village is located in Blue Springs, Missouri, just northeast of St. Mary’s Medical Center and near Adam’s Pointe Golf Club and various shops and restaurants. Visitors are impressed with the … (read more)

Cedarhurst of Blue Springs

20551 E. Trinity Place, Blue Springs, MO, 64015

Cedarhurst of Blue Springs is very nice. The rooms are smaller, but the fresh paint looks really nice. The facility is clean. It smells good. The food looks good. It’s organized. It’s in a great locat … (read more)
Cedarhurst of Blue Springs is very nice. The rooms are smaller, but the fresh paint looks really nice. The facility is clean. It smells good. The food looks good. It’s organized. It’s in a great locat … (read more)

Benton House of Blue Springs

1701 NW Jefferson Street, Blue Springs, MO, 64015

Benton House of Blue Springs is conveniently located near Interstate 70 in Blue Springs, Missouri, just a short drive from Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area. Visitors remark that the facility is beauti … (read more)
Benton House of Blue Springs is conveniently located near Interstate 70 in Blue Springs, Missouri, just a short drive from Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area. Visitors remark that the facility is beauti … (read more)

Country Oak Village

101 SW Cross Creek Dr, Grain Valley, MO, 64029

This place is a hidden gem! Caring staff and very reasonably priced when compared to other similar facilities in the Kansas City area. Spacious rooms and homey atmosphere. We looked at several faci … (read more)
This place is a hidden gem! Caring staff and very reasonably priced when compared to other similar facilities in the Kansas City area. Spacious rooms and homey atmosphere. We looked at several faci … (read more)

The Princeton Senior Living – Opening Jan. 2022

1701 SE Oldham Parkway, Lees Summit, MO, 64081

My mom is at The Princeton Senior Living. We chose it for her, because it was close by and it was a new facility. It’s also clean. The staff is friendly and the food is good. They have an exercise roo … (read more)
My mom is at The Princeton Senior Living. We chose it for her, because it was close by and it was a new facility. It’s also clean. The staff is friendly and the food is good. They have an exercise roo … (read more)

Villages of Jackson Creek

19400 E 40th Street Ct South, Independence, MO, 64057

Villages of Jackson Creek is located in Independence, Missouri, home to the Truman Library and Museum, Community of Christ Temple and the Frontier Trails Museum. Visitors note the cleanliness of the f … (read more)
Villages of Jackson Creek is located in Independence, Missouri, home to the Truman Library and Museum, Community of Christ Temple and the Frontier Trails Museum. Visitors note the cleanliness of the f … (read more)

Cross Creek at Lee’s Summit

3320 NE Wilshire Dr, Lees Summit, MO, 64064

I went to Cross Creek at Lee’s Summit. It was clean and nice and friendly and it looked very nice. The rooms were nice and the two-bedroom was spacious. My tour guide was informative and gave me all t … (read more)
I went to Cross Creek at Lee’s Summit. It was clean and nice and friendly and it looked very nice. The rooms were nice and the two-bedroom was spacious. My tour guide was informative and gave me all t … (read more)

The Essex

401 Southwest Rock Creek Lane, Grain Valley, MO, 64029

The Essex is an assisted living facility located in Grain Valley, Missouri, close to Interstate 40 and St. Mary’s Medical Center. Visitors describe the facility’s rooms as cozy, and they include a kit … (read more)
The Essex is an assisted living facility located in Grain Valley, Missouri, close to Interstate 40 and St. Mary’s Medical Center. Visitors describe the facility’s rooms as cozy, and they include a kit … (read more)

Addington Place of Lee’s Summit

2160 SE Blue Parkway, Lees Summit, MO, 64063

Addington Place of Lee’s Summit didn’t seem clean and didn’t seem homey. It seemed sad and lacking. We didn’t like their ala carte pricing. The layout of the rooms was very similar to any of the ones … (read more)
Addington Place of Lee’s Summit didn’t seem clean and didn’t seem homey. It seemed sad and lacking. We didn’t like their ala carte pricing. The layout of the rooms was very similar to any of the ones … (read more)

VILLAGES OF JACKSON CREEK, THE

3980 SOUTH JACKSON DRIVE, Independence, MO, 64057

The Villages of Jackson Creek was closest to my mom, so she was pretty happy with the location of that. I don’t have any complaints. It doesn’t look like each room has central air. It looks kind of li … (read more)
The Villages of Jackson Creek was closest to my mom, so she was pretty happy with the location of that. I don’t have any complaints. It doesn’t look like each room has central air. It looks kind of li … (read more)

Blue Hills Rest Home, Inc

2207 NORTH BLUE MILLS ROAD, Independence, MO, 64058

Minutes east of the Missouri River and River Bluff Nature Preserve and just west of Little Blue Trace Nature Preserve and hiking trail, Blue Hills Rest Home, Inc is an assisted living facility in Inde … (read more)
Minutes east of the Missouri River and River Bluff Nature Preserve and just west of Little Blue Trace Nature Preserve and hiking trail, Blue Hills Rest Home, Inc is an assisted living facility in Inde … (read more)


Bristol Manor of Oak Grove

300 North Austin, Oak Grove, MO, 64075

The setup of the place is pretty cool. There are many different rooms and floors and they are open hotel style. However, the place feels very stuffy and sickly. The sterile smell and the general dispo … (read more)
The setup of the place is pretty cool. There are many different rooms and floors and they are open hotel style. However, the place feels very stuffy and sickly. The sterile smell and the general dispo … (read more)

The Oaks

5550 Noland Rd, Kansas City, MO, 64133

The Oaks in Kansas City, Missouri offers residents senior care while providing them with a comfortable and caring atmosphere. The facility provides assistance with memory care, dementia care and medic … (read more)
The Oaks in Kansas City, Missouri offers residents senior care while providing them with a comfortable and caring atmosphere. The facility provides assistance with memory care, dementia care and medic … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Blue Springs

The Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services licenses and monitors assisted living facilities in Blue Springs as well as those in the rest of the state. This governing body has an initial licensing process and regulations that facilities must comply with to maintain licensure. It ensures compliance through routine and unannounced inspections.  

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Blue Springs

  • While the overall cost of living in Blue Springs is about 7% higher than the state as a whole, it’s about 7% lower than the national average and may enable older adults to maintain their standard of living throughout their retirement years. Housing costs are low, but residents also may save money on transportation expenses and personal groceries. 
  • While property crimes such as auto theft and burglary occur at a higher rate in Blue Springs than in the nation as a whole, violent crime is relatively uncommon, taking place at a rate of about 179 incidents per 100,000 people versus the state rate of 495 and the national rate of 379. Blue Springs has among the lowest violent crime rates in the region and among cities with similarly sized populations.  
  • Summer high temperatures in Blue Springs average 87.7 degrees, ranking the city as one of the coolest in Missouri. Winters are chilly with lows in the 20s, and there are 13 inches of snow per year on average, with five months experiencing significant snowfall. On a 10-point comfort index, Blue Springs rates slightly higher with a score of 7.2, compared to the national figure of 7.  
  • Blue Springs residents have access to several high-performing hospitals, including St. Mary’s Medical Center and Saint Luke’s East Hospital. Healthcare costs are on par with the national average, rating 100.2 on a health cost index versus the nationwide score of 100.  
  • Seniors in Blue Springs pay state income taxes on Social Security benefits if they file single and have an income of more than $85,000 per year or file jointly and have annual incomes exceeding $100,000. Social Security benefits are completely tax-exempt for those making less than these amounts. All other forms of retirement are taxed at the state level, though there are significant deductions for public pension income.  

Paying for Assisted Living in Blue Springs

Blue Springs is a relatively expensive option for assisted living, with monthly fees coming in at $4,460. This is about 50% higher than the statewide median of $3,000 and 5% higher than the national rate of $4,300.  

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities 

With monthly assisted living fees surpassing state and national averages at $4,460 per month, the Blue Springs area is the most expensive surveyed option in the state for this type of care. Assisted living services in other cities are generally affordable, including the capital city of Jefferson City, where seniors pay $3,150 per month on average for care. In St. Louis, monthly rates exceed the statewide median but are still fairly affordable at $3,750, and in Springfield, one of the most populous cities in the state, seniors pay $3,100. Columbia is the most cost-effective surveyed city, with fees averaging $2,900.  

$4460

Blue Springs

$3000

Missouri

$4300

The United States

$3100

Springfield

$3150

Jefferson City

$3750

St. Louis

$2900

Columbia

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care 

While assisted living fees in Blue Springs are relatively expensive at $4,460 per month, this is among the most economical care options for older adults. Homemaker services, which are comparable to the level of care assisted living facilities provide, and home health aide services, which also include skilled nursing services, cost more at $4,576 per month. Nursing homes charge $6,844 for shared rooms and $7,452 for private accommodations, making them the costliest senior care option in Blue Springs. Adult day health care, which features personal care services, meals and skilled nursing in a daytime community setting, is the cheapest option at $1,625 monthly.  

$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: Care cost data for Blue Springs was not available, so data for the closest city, Kansas City, was used instead. 

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Blue Springs

Eligible seniors seeking financial assistance in Blue Springs have options between the Medicaid State Plan Personal Care (SPPC) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. 

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Blue Springs

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 Blue Springs

Older adults seeking assisted living services in Blue Springs have the support of a range of nonprofit organizations and programs. The following resource table features agencies that provide free legal advice, health insurance counseling and information and referrals, helping older adults make informed decisions regarding their long-term care plans.  

Resource Contact  Service 
Mid-America Regional Council (816) 474-4240 The Mid-America Regional Council is the designated Area Agency on Aging for the Blue Springs region. This independent nonprofit organization administers a broad range of free and low-cost services, including information, assistance and referrals for community-based services, transportation and congregate meals. It has health insurance options counselors who help older adults understand their Medicare benefits, determine whether they’re eligible for Medicaid and compare long-term care insurance plans. 
Vesper Hall (816) 228-0181 Vesper Hall is an accredited senior center operated by the city of Blue Springs. At this center, older adults can participate in craft classes, cards and games, education programs and fitness classes. The center also provides health services such as regular blood pressure checks, diabetic foot screenings, glucose checks and hearing aid cleaning and repair. It partners with OATS Transportation Services to provide door-to-door transportation for medical appointments and errands to supplement services provided by assisted living facilities.  
Kansas City Vet Center (816) 753-1866 The Kansas City Vet Center is located about 20 miles west of Blue Springs and provides a range of services and supports for qualifying veterans. Through this local center, veterans get help accessing healthcare, transportation and supportive services in the community. The center also helps veterans apply for benefits to cover assisted living fees, including pension programs and the Aid and Attendance benefit.  
Legal Aid of Western Missouri (816) 474-6750 Legal Aid of Western Missouri provides free civil legal services for older adults in Blue Springs. Through this nonprofit organization, older adults get help resolving issues related to assisted living, including intake and discharge procedures, care planning and billing problems. 

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Blue Springs

Blue Springs-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 Blue Springs