26 Memory Care Facilities near Kansas City, MO
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There are 26 Memory Care Facilities in the Kansas City area, with 11 in Kansas City and 15 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Kansas City is $5,556 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,860. Cheaper nearby regions include Prairie Village with an average starting cost of $4,749.
To help you with your search, browse the 46 reviews below for memory care facilities in Kansas City. On average, consumers rate memory care in Kansas City 4.8 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Prairie Village with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 8 families in Kansas City find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Kansas City, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Kansas City, MO
What to Consider About Memory Care in Kansas City
Kansas City is situated on the Kansas-Missouri border, a region where it's estimated that 50,000 people are living with Alzheimer's disease. This large city is home to roughly 490,000 people, with about 12 percent of the population over the age of 65. Local families with loved ones who have dementia have access to an array of resources, including a free 24-hour helpline and six memory care facilities within the city proper. Those who are looking for more options will find an additional 18 facilities just outside the city limits.
In Kansas City, as in all of Missouri, memory care facilities may have their own dedicated building or be located within an assisted living facility. Assisted living facilities with memory care must provide orientation to every staff member, as well as ongoing dementia-specific training for those working with residents who have dementia. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Division of Regulation and Licensure, Section for Long-Term Care Regulation, licenses memory care facilities.
- In Missouri, Social Security is fully tax exempt for seniors who earn less than $85,000 if filing single and $100,000 if filing jointly. All other types of retirement income are fully taxable, though there is a large discount for public pension income.
- Kansas City summers are hot and muggy with highs around 90, and winters are cold with lows in the 20s. The city may be well-suited for seniors who enjoy experiencing four distinct seasons, but those who prefer mild temperatures may find the city uncomfortable.
- Kansas City has a high crime rate, which may be a consideration for families who are helping their loved ones transition to a local memory care facility. On a scale of 1 to 100, with 100 representing the highest crime, Kansas City is rated 91, compared to the national average of 31.1. Property crime is rated 65.7, compared to the U.S. average of 38.1. To keep residents safe, memory care facilities utilize a variety of security equipment and safety procedures.
- Kansas City's overall cost of living is on par with Missouri's average and about 8 percent less than the national average. Healthcare expenses here are roughly the same here as they are elsewhere in the country, which may appeal to seniors on a budget.
Paying for Memory Care in Kansas City
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Kansas City start around $5,443 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,974 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Kansas City 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 Memory Care in Kansas City
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Missouri page.
More Ways to Pay for Memory Care
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Missouri page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Kansas City
Kansas City and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in a memory care 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 memory care resources in Kansas City, please visit our Memory Care in Missouri page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Kansas City
Kansas City-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Missouri are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Missouri page for more information about these laws.
Other Options in Kansas City, MO
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Kansas City
Review of The Gardens at Barry Road
The Gardens at Barry Road, Kansas City was really nice, the people were all really helpful, and the place looks nice. Moving my mother in did not exactly go as I would like. We can only do one trip... Read more
Review of Addington Place of Shoal Creek
I appreciate the staff at Addington in LIberty. It has been really hard not to see my sister, but with people like Paula I know she is being taken care of. Paula has always been friendly and made... Read more
Review of Addington Place of Shoal Creek
My mom with dementia has been here for 2 years. She has received excellent care, good meals, activity options, etc.... The caregivers dote on her when she comes back from hair appointments. She is ... Read more