Assisted Living in Joplin
The Wildwood Senior Living3002 S John Duffy, Joplin, MO
Silver Creek3325 Texas Ave., Joplin, MO
Autumn Place Residential Care of Joplin2030 ZORA AVENUE, Joplin, MO
Ozark Center1105 East 32nd Street, Joplin, MO
Whispering Pines Senior Living4904 EAST WELLRIDGE LANE, Joplin, MO
Oak Pointe of Carthage300 West Airport Drive, Carthage, MO
Carl Junction Residential Care201 Fir Road, Carl Junction, MO
The Cottages of Foxberry Terrace4316 N St. Louis Ave., Webb City, MO
Bristol Manor of Webb City1803 NORTH MAIN HIGHWAY D, Webb City, MO
At A Glance
There are 9 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Joplin is $3,300 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.
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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
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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.
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.
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.