9 Assisted Living Facilities near Kearney, MO
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There are 9 Assisted Living Facilities in the Kearney area, with 2 in Kearney and 7 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Kearney is $4,000 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Liberty with an average starting cost of $3,695.
To help you with your search, browse the 24 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Kearney. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Kearney 4.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Prairie Village with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Kearney, MO
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Kearney
Kearney, Missouri, is one of the fastest-growing cities in the state. Currently, it has about 10,000 residents, approximately 13% of whom are seniors. In some cases, these seniors may seek out assisted living when they need help with daily activities.
In Kearney and in Missouri as a whole, assisted living facilities are for residents who require supervision by a physician and who are unable to evacuate the facility without help. Residential care facilities, another type of assisted living facilities in the state, are for seniors with less intensive care needs. Both types of facilities are licensed by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Division of Regulation and Licensure, Section for Long-Term Care Regulation.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Kearney
- Kearney is an expensive place to live, which may make it a poor option for seniors who have limited income and assets. Its overall cost of living is about 10% higher than the national average and roughly 20% higher than the statewide average.
Summers in Kearney are warm with highs in the upper-80s, which is typical of Missouri. Winters are chilly with lows around 18 degrees. However, the city only receives 16 inches of snow per year on average, which is about 12 inches less than the national average. This may make it a good option for seniors who drive or rely on mobility aids.
- While Kearney's ozone pollution levels are fairly high, the city's particle pollution levels are relatively low. Seniors, especially those with conditions like COPD or asthma, may want to stay indoors on high ozone days.
- The Kearney area has few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Liberty.
- Kearney seniors pay the regular state income tax rate on private pension income and money drawn from retirement accounts. Public pensions are eligible for significant deductions, and seniors earning less than $85,000 per year do not pay taxes at the state level on Social Security benefits.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Kearney
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Kearney start around $4,000 per month on average, which is on par with the 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 Kearney 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 Kearney
Seniors in Kearney with limited assets and income may have some assisted living expenses covered by Missouri's Medicaid State Plan Personal Care 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 Kearney
Kearney 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 Kearney, please visit our Assisted Living in Missouri page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Kearney
Kearney-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.
Assisted Living near Kearney, MO
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Kearney
Review of Westbrook Care Center
I moved into Westbrook Care Center. So far, it's alright. It's in close proximity to my cousin, which is the reason I'm here, it's to be close to family. The staff is very helpful. Westbrook has no... Read more
Review of Oak Pointe of Kearney
Oak Pointe of Kearney is all one level. It's well maintained and up-to-date, and the people seem very comfortable, happy, and friendly. They have two- and one-bedroom apartments, suites, and a coup... Read more
Review of Oak Pointe of Kearney
Oak Pointe was very impressive. I liked the whole bright and cheery atmosphere. We liked the rooms because they were very modern. The way the meals were served was excellent. They had a menu, so th... Read more