Branson’s location in the Ozark Mountains makes it a popular vacation destination, but it’s also home to about 13,000 residents, nearly a quarter of whom are retirement-aged. Despite its amenities, it offers a low cost of living, making it a financially feasible long-term option for many older adults, and access to services such as public transportation support a comfortable lifestyle.
Branson also has several assisted living facilities to support those who are largely independent but need help with some daily activities. These facilities provide individualized care plans, daily meals and recreational activities in a residential setting, making them a popular option for seniors with minimal medical needs. On average, assisted living facilities in Branson charge $3,250 per month for care. While this is about $1,250 below the national norm, it exceeds Missouri’s average of $3,000.
This guide gives an in-depth look at how local assisted living rates compare to other communities in Missouri, and highlights available care payment options. It also outlines some of the state-mandated rules assisted living facilities follow related to services, staffing and scope of care.