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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Kirkwood, MO for 2024

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in Kirkwood, MO below include 90 Assisted Living facilities with 740 reviews. On average in Kirkwood, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 4.18 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Kirkwood

Assisted living communities in Kirkwood are regulated by The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Facilities need to adhere to a comprehensive list of state laws to receive and maintain an operational license.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Kirkwood

  • Older adults in Kirkwood have access to a few low-cost and free transportation services including Metro-Call-A-Ride, OATS Transit and the MO Rides referral service. These services operate on a sliding scale pricing and Medicaid-eligible seniors may qualify for free rides. 
  • Seniors in Kirkwood can feel safe living here thanks to the area’s very low crime rates. The city’s violent crime rate is at 7.6, which is well below the national average of 22.6, while property crime rates are slightly higher with a score of 27.3, they’re still lower than the U.S. average of 35.4. 
  • The city receives, on average, 14 inches of snow for about 5 months every year. In January, temperatures can drop to 23 degrees. However, many assisted living communities offer a wide range of indoor activities to keep seniors entertained during the colder months. During the summer, temperatures can rise to 88.9 degrees and the city enjoys 202 sunny days each year. 
  • Kirkwood’s cost of living of 108.4 is higher than the state average of 85.9. While prices in Kirkwood are higher than in other parts of the state, seniors aged 65 and older may benefit from Missouri’s Property Tax Credit
  • Older adults in Kirkwood enjoy clean drinking water as the city’s water index of 60 is 5 points higher than the national average score of 55. 
  • Seniors in Kirkwood pay a bit less for healthcare than the average American and also benefit from a good number of medical professionals per capita. Due to its proximity to St. Louis, the city is within easy reach of several hospitals including St. Luke’s Des Peres Hospital and Kindred Hospital St. Louis.

Paying for Assisted Living in Kirkwood

Assisted living communities in Kirkwood cost $3,750 on average, per month. While this rate is $500 lower than the national average it’s substantially above the Missouri median of $3,000. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Kirkwood is one of the more costly areas in Missouri for assisted living. Northwest, in Columbia, assisted living is $850 less than in Kirkwood. Southeast in Cape Girardeau, the average rate of $3,374 is well below the cost in Kirkwood. In areas such as Jefferson City ($3,150) and Springfield ($3,100), assisted living rates are $600 below Kirkwood. 

Kirkwood

$3,750

Missouri

$3,000

The United States

$4,300

Columbia

$2,900

Jefferson City

$3,150

Springfield

$3,100

Cape Girardeau

$3,374

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Older adults who would prefer receiving care at home could opt for homemaker or home health aide services, which in Kirkwood cost $4,481 per month and are slightly more costly than assisted living. Nursing homes are the most expensive form of senior care in the area at an average monthly price of $6,479 for private rooms and $5,355 for semiprivate rooms. The most budget-friendly type of care option in Kirkwood is adult day health care, which costs $1,842, on average per month. 

Homemaker Services

$4,481

Home Health Aide

$4,481

Adult Day Health Care

$1,842

Assisted Living Facility

$3,750

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$5,355

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

$6,479

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Kirkwood

Eligible seniors seeking financial assistance in Kirkwood have options between the Medicaid State Plan Personal Care (SPPC) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. 

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

Financial Assistance in Missouri

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 Kirkwood

Older adults in Kirkwood have access to an array of resources created to help them continue living fulfilling lives. We’ve put together some of the most pertinent ones for seniors who either reside in assisted living or are considering moving into one. 

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Aging Ahead(636) 207-0847Aging Ahead is the local Area Agency on Aging serving seniors in Kirkwood. Older adults can contact the AAA for many helpful services including Medicare and Medicaid counseling, the Choice program and help with applying for public financial benefits. The nonprofit can also help seniors find a suitable long-term care facility and understand their options as their care needs evolve.
Aging Answers(314) 446-2475Lutheran Senior Services’ Aging Answers is a free information and referral service serving older adults aged 60 and over. Seniors can get in touch with a care specialist that can signpost them to suitable resources in the area. Additionally, Lutheran Senior Services also provides face-to-face counseling and care management. Seniors who have been active in the church or took part in mission work may qualify for additional financial assistance.
State Office of Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program(800) 309-3282The Ombudsman Program is an advocacy service for seniors who live in assisted living facilities and other long-term care units. Older adults and their families can contact the program for help understanding their rights as residents and to log in complaints about their residential units. Volunteers with the ombusdman can investigate and mediate complaints on behalf of seniors.
Elder Law Program(800) 444-0514This program is part of the Legal Services of Eastern Missouri and provides free services and advice to seniors aged 60 and older. Seniors can request help on topics such as health insurance, food stamps, living wills and health care directives.
St. Louis Vet Center(314)894-5739The local VA center serves older veterans of the U.S. military. Seniors can get in touch with the Veterans Center for advice on any state and federal benefits they may be entitled to and help with navigating the complicated application system.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Kirkwood

Kirkwood-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 Laws and Regulations in Missouri

Reviews of Communities Nearby

Assisted Living

Donald

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of The Mary Culver Home

My wife doesn't see very well and The Mary Culver Home is designed only for visually impaired women, and they've been in business for 150 years, so I like it. It's a small home. It only got 27...

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Tim

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of St Agnes Home

My mother is in St. Agnes Home. It's a smaller place, it's a Catholic-based facility and it's all assisted living. The staff is caring, they're phenomenal, so very attentive, and the medical care...

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Assisted Living

Mary

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Aberdeen Heights

I have seen all three levels in Aberdeen Heights. I had a friend who stayed in the independent living, in the assisted living, and rehab. It was excellent, but very expensive for an average person....

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