9 Assisted Living Facilities near Joplin, MO

Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Joplin, MO

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The Wildwood Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
3002 S John Duffy, Joplin, MO 64804
"The Wildwood Senior Living was a 5-star all the way around. They were very accommodating. They had a variety of room sizes and the larger the room, the more expensive it is. The person during the..." More

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Silver Creek

Provides: Assisted Living
3325 Texas Ave., Joplin, MO 64804
"Arbors had been great, except for the fact there was a miscommunication with the finances. When we moved my mother, they failed to tell us that it was a self-paid facility. Today was the best day..." More

Autumn Place Residential Care of Joplin

Provides: Assisted Living
2030 ZORA AVENUE, Joplin, MO 64801
"The facility's grounds are nice and kept up. It is lovely that it is surrounded by trees and you can't really hear the traffic when you are outside. The inside of the building is nice and clean...." More

Ozark Center

Provides: Assisted Living
1105 East 32nd Street, Joplin, MO 64804

Whispering Pines Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
4904 EAST WELLRIDGE LANE, Joplin, MO 64801

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Carl Junction Residential Care

Provides: Assisted Living
201 Fir Road, Carl Junction, MO 64834
"Love this place! Wonderful amazing staff" More

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Oak Pointe of Carthage

Provides: Assisted Living
300 West Airport Drive, Carthage, MO 64836
"The staff at Oak Point of Carthage was really friendly. It's all-inclusive with the utilities and meals, it's a very nice, and an aesthetically pleasing place. The rooms are a really good size, and..." More

The Cottages of Foxberry Terrace

Provides: Assisted Living
4316 N St. Louis Ave., Webb City, MO 64870
"Foxberry Terrace Assisted Living was extremely nice. The staff during the tour was very helpful. The dining area was nice. The apartments were pretty typical of most places, and they had furniture..." More

Bristol Manor of Webb City

Provides: Assisted Living
1803 NORTH MAIN HIGHWAY D, Webb City, MO 64870

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Joplin

    The city of Joplin is located in southern Jasper County and northern Newton County in the southwestern corner of Missouri and has a population over 50,000. The town welcomes seniors to live in one of its five local assisted living facilities (ALFs) or ten nearby ones. Each facility is licensed as either an assisted living or residential care facility (RCF), with ALFs being able to admit and retain residents who require more aid during building evacuations than those in an RCF.  These licenses are provided by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), Division of Regulation and Licensure, Section for Long-Term Care Regulation. The DHSS is also responsible for overseeing all activities of daily living, medication management and recreational activities offered at each community.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Joplin

    The city of Joplin is one percent safer than neighborhoods nationally and two percent safer than other cities in the state. Seniors should consider the 63 percent higher violent crime rates in the town compared to the national average before moving to an assisted living facility if safety is a concern. Residents of Joplin face chilly winter temperatures that average between 35 to 40 degrees from December to February, which can be a potential danger to the elderly. The city also experiences elevated levels of rainfall from March to October, increasing the risk of a severe fall happening to a senior. The cost of living in Joplin is rated an 81 compared to the national average of 100, meaning it is significantly cheaper to live here than in other cities. Seniors on a limited income pay less on groceries, health expenses, housing and transportation when compared to the national average. The Joplin area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Mercy Hospital, Freeman Hospital West, Landmark Hospital, and Freeman Hospital East, in the event of medical emergencies or illness. Joplin has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Area Agency on Aging - Region X, an organization that provides nutrition programs, community services, senior advocacy and Medicare counseling at its local senior center. Seniors with respiratory issues may need to consider the poor air quality, which is 16 percent worse than the national average.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Joplin

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Missouri

    $4,000.00 US
    $3,300.00 Joplin
    $3,050.00 Neosho
    $3,000.00 Carthage
    $1,850.00 Seneca

    Assisted Living costs in Joplin start around $3,300 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 Joplin 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 Joplin

    Missouri assists eligible seniors with financing personal care services from residential care or assisted living facilities through the Medicaid State Plan Personal Care (SPPC) program. Seniors can also receive room and board aid through the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program.

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

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    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 Joplin

    Joplin 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.

    To see a list of free assisted living resources in Joplin, please visit our Assisted Living in Missouri page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Joplin

    Joplin-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.

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    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Joplin

    • Review of The Wildwood Senior Living

      The Wildwood Senior Living was a 5-star all the way around. They were very accommodating. They had a variety of room sizes and the larger the room, the more expensive it is. The person during the t... Read more

    • Review of The Wildwood Senior Living

      The Wildwood Senior Living was nice and had a completely different atmosphere than the other assisted living facilities in the area. I liked the motion sensor in each of the rooms that detects if s... Read more

    • Review of The Wildwood Senior Living

      I had the pleasure of meeting with The Wildwood Senior Living counselors . They made this process so much easier for me and helped me understand the difference between a nursing home and a senior l... Read more

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