Assisted Living in Joplin

9 Communities

The Wildwood Senior Living

3002 S John Duffy, Joplin, MO
$$$$
1 review
The Wildwood Senior Living is situated in Joplin, Missouri, a 10-minute drive from the town center. Residents are fond of this slightly isolated location, as it allows for peaceful walks around the gardens and stargazing at night. They also speak highly of tai chi, aerobics and strength training classes. The facility features a vast selection of living arrangements from villas to lodges to luxury suites, and the facility allows small pets. Popular amenities include a salon, l... (read more)
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Silver Creek

3325 Texas Ave., Joplin, MO
$$$$
2 reviews
Silver Creek is just a few minutes away from where Interstate 44 meets South Rangeline Road, offering easy access to local shopping and dining options. The neighborhood setting is a pleasant retreat which Silver Creek residents enjoy, as is the home-style hot breakfasts and a menu that focuses on favorite comfort foods. Family members appreciate the time that the nursing staff takes to get to know their loved ones and their needs, and also note that the management team priori... (read more)
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Autumn Place Residential Care of Joplin

2030 ZORA AVENUE, Joplin, MO
$$$$
1 review
Autumn Place Residential Care of Joplin is tucked away in Joplin, Missouri, a short walk from two grocery stores. Residents are pleased with automated showers, closets and bathrooms in their rooms. They say that this accessibility allows for independent living, although the staff is available to assist when needed. The facility receives praise for its quiet location away from the road, and visitors note that there are sidewalks and pathways around the facility. Their loved on... (read more)
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Ozark Center

1105 East 32nd Street, Joplin, MO
$$$$
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Whispering Pines Senior Living

4904 EAST WELLRIDGE LANE, Joplin, MO
$$$$
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Oak Pointe of Carthage

300 West Airport Drive, Carthage, MO
$$$$
2 reviews
Oak Pointe of Carthage is situated in a peaceful community in southern Carthage, Mo. Laundry facilities, a beauty parlor and an indoor courtyard are a few of the amenities that stand out to guests. Large kitchens in each suite are also useful for visitors to cook with their loved ones in preparation for the upcoming week. Oak Pointe of Carthage offers activities such as sightseeing trips, yoga exercises and literature classes during the day. Residents can choose for the staff... (read more)
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Carl Junction Residential Care

201 Fir Road, Carl Junction, MO
$$$$
1 review
Carl Junction Residential Care is located a short drive southeast of Carl Junction, Missouri, in a scenic community. Residents are delighted by frequent trips to Walmart and a shopping district full of traditional restaurants. They are also pleased with regular cleaning services and the private bathroom in each suite that allows for independent living. Guests are fond of the bright lights in each room, and residents enjoy reading books in the library and solving crossword puz... (read more)
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The Cottages of Foxberry Terrace

4316 N St. Louis Ave., Webb City, MO
$$$$
1 review
Located in the peaceful surroundings of Webb City, Missouri, The Cottages of Foxberry Terrace is a relaxed and friendly facility dedicated to individualized care for each resident. Visitors find that the facility is neat and well kept, and features include a garden and patio, ideal for residents who enjoy light exercise or just sitting in the sunshine. Visitors are also reassured to note that the staff is honest and caring, treating residents like family. The facility can acc... (read more)
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Bristol Manor of Webb City

1803 NORTH MAIN HIGHWAY D, Webb City, MO
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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

Cities in Missouri

$4,000.00 US
$3,300.00 Joplin

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.