7 Assisted Living Facilities in St. Joseph, MO

Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in St. Joseph, MO

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Vintage Gardens

Provides: Assisted Living
3302 North Woodbine Road, St. Joseph, MO 64505
"Vintage Gardens was really clean and nice. The staff members that we met were nice. We met some of the people that lived there and they love it. They had no complaints. It's well kept up. The staff..." More

Living Community of St. Joseph

Provides: Assisted Living
1202 HEARTLAND RD, St. Joseph, MO 64506
"I visited the assisted living part of the Living Community of St. Joseph for my stepmother. Everybody was great. The lady that showed me around was really great and I told her that my stepmom would..." More

Crossroads Health Care

Provides: Assisted Living
3805 Oakland Ave, St. Joseph, MO 64506
"The staff is not very respectful.They slack off on the job.The company also provides home hospice on top of the facility it's self.They run a pretty affordable business for people who really need..." More

Riverside Place

Provides: Assisted Living
1616 Weisenborn Rd, St. Joseph, MO 64507
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Carriage Square Residential Care Faci...

Provides: Assisted Living
4009 Gene Field Rd, St. Joseph, MO 64506

Heartland Ii Rcf

Provides: Assisted Living
117 SOUTH 15TH STREET, St. Joseph, MO 64501

Meadowview Residential Care

Provides: Assisted Living
101 North Farwest Drive, St. Joseph, MO 64506

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in St Joseph

    Nestled along the banks of the Missouri River lies St. Joseph, a city known for its contributions to the meat and poultry industries. St. Joseph has helped transport goods and information since the 1800s and played a vital role in the Pony Express. This bustling city houses nearly 76,000 people, 14.4% of whom are senior citizens. 

    Approximately 10 assisted living facilities are available in St. Joseph, Missouri, to handle the long-term care needs for aging residents who wish to remain in the community. The Department of Health and Senior Services monitors the performance of assisted living communities in St. Joseph and throughout Missouri.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in St Joseph

    • The St. Joseph area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Mosaic Life Care at St. Joseph, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    • St. Joseph seniors at least 50 years old can visit the Joyce Raye Patterson Senior Center for socialization, meals, games, dances and other activities. Members can also use the fitness center and participate in group exercise classes.
    • Seniors who prefer changing seasons rather than a climate that remains the same year-round will likely appreciate the weather in St. Joseph. Throughout the year, temperatures typically fall between 19 and 88 degrees, though they may drop down to single digits in winter or soar to the high-90s in the summer.
    • St. Joseph, has a high crime rate, although most crimes involve theft or property damage rather than assault or other violent crime. Assisted living communities with gates, passcodes or security workers help seniors feel safe in their homes.
    • The cost of living for St. Joseph sits at just 80.6 on a 100-point scale, making it more budget-friendly than many parts of Missouri and the rest of the United States. Housing costs less than half of the U.S. average, so frugal-minded seniors may find St. Joseph a practical location for retirement.
    • Known as "The Ride," the St. Joseph Transit provides transportation for seniors and other residents throughout the city. Disabled passengers and seniors aged 60 and older receive half-price fares for the transit, which runs every day but Sunday.

    Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.

    Paying for Assisted Living in St Joseph

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Missouri

    $4,000.00 Kearney
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,829.00 Atchison
    $3,695.00 Liberty
    $3,150.00 Cameron
    $3,000.00 Gladstone
    $2,875.00 St Joseph

    Assisted Living costs in St. Joseph start around $2,875 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 St. Joseph 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 St Joseph

    St. Joseph seniors can reduce out-of-pocket medical expenses by applying for MoHealthNet for Seniors. This health program offers several waivers that reduce or eliminate the cost of assisted living expenses, including the State Plan Personal Care Option and the Missouri Medicaid Aged and Disabled Waiver.

    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 St Joseph

    St Joseph 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 St Joseph, please visit our Assisted Living in Missouri page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in St Joseph

    St Joseph-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 St. Joseph

    • Review of Vintage Gardens

      Vintage Gardens was really clean and nice. The staff members that we met were nice. We met some of the people that lived there and they love it. They had no complaints. It's well kept up. The staff... Read more

    • Review of Vintage Gardens

      My sister will be moving into Vintage Gardens in St.Joseph. She's got her own room and we're trying to get all of her furniture now. The tour was good and the director, Debra, was the one who toure... Read more

    • Review of Vintage Gardens

      We were very impressed with Vintage Gardens. We went there during lunch, and the people were very friendly, even though we were interrupting their lunch taking our tour. We were shown three differe... Read more

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