Wichita is a large city of approximately 400,000 people, making it the most populous city in Kansas. While Alzheimer’s is a top health concern among the city’s senior population, which makes up 15% of residents, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates improved health outcomes for those with this disease. In 2020, 3.3% of deaths in the region were linked to Alzheimer’s, which is down from about 4.2% in 2016. During the same reporting period, there was a 32% increase in deaths from all causes.
For many families, residential dementia care is a prime solution for accommodating the changing needs of loved ones with Alzheimer’s. These memory care facilities use evidence-based dining and recreational programs to support residents’ independence and engagement, and they have compassionate, trained caregivers experienced in managing common dementia symptoms and challenges.
This guide covers memory care costs in Wichita and shows how they compare to rates in other Kansas cities, and it highlights some resources families can turn to for one-on-one assistance and support.