With more than 116,672 residents, Independence, Missouri, is one of the state’s five largest cities. Residents are minutes from Kansas City, convenient for retirees who want access to innovative medical care and have time to explore some of the area’s cultural attractions. Seniors aged 65 and older represent 17.8% of the population, and officials expect the number of older adults to nearly double between 2010 and 2030, which may increase demand for assisted living and related services.
Assisted living facilities cater to adults aged 55 and older who want to live independently but may need occasional help with household tasks and personal care. They feature 24-hour on-call staffing, and many offer on-site physical therapy and nursing. According to Genworth Financial’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey, the median cost of assisted living in Independence is $4,460 per month, which is slightly higher than the national average and significantly higher than other parts of the state.
This guide details available local providers, average prices and financial assistance programs. It also contains information about the local area and a directory of government agencies and nonprofits that can accommodate you or a loved ones’ changing needs.