The Gardens at Barry Road

Offers Assisted Living and Memory Care

29 Reviews
8300 NW Barry Rd, Kansas City, MO 64153
Call (800) 385-2527
The Gardens at Barry Road (800) 385-2527
PROMOTION! 459 days

ASSISTED LIVING: 3 Bedroom Companion Suite: $2950 2 Bedroom Companion: $3250 Studio: $3550 Studio Deluxe: $3850 One Bedroom: $4550 Two Bedroom: $5450

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Assisted Living Reviews for The Gardens at Barry Road

August 31, 2021

By L.J.

I visited this facility

The Gardens at Barry Road was very nice, and the director there was very helpful and pleasant. I felt like she gave me plenty of time to visit with me and answered all my questions, gave me a tour, and showed me some sample apartments. So I had a very positive feeling about it. I didn't see many staff members, but those I saw seemed to be pleasant including the residents there, as I was passing by. The facility was very clean, very bright, and very welcoming.

Provider Response

Hi L.J., thank you for your feedback of your visit to The Gardens! We've got a great group of friendly residents and engaged, service-oriented staff members. We strive to be welcoming and allow our visitors to get a real sense of what it's like living in our community. We're pleased to hear your experience was a positive one. If you would ever like to visit again or have any questions, please contact us any time!

July 07, 2021

By Susan

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

My father actually chose to move into The Gardens at Barry Road, because they have a veteran men's group that meets on a daily basis. He's able to take his dog in and out of there. I like it because it is ten minutes from my house and has a continuum of care. It's a studio apartment, it has a bathroom, a big closet, and a small kitchenette. The food is served in a bistro area, it's open for set hours every day, and you can go in and order food at any time. They have a menu that you can choose from, or two specials for lunch, and two specials for dinner that you can always choose. They have nights out at the museum, they have movies in the facility, and they go out to dinner. They have the option of going out to dinner once or twice a week. They have nail people that come in to do nails, and they have the veterans' men's group that gets together. They have cooking classes, and there are five to six activities every day that everyone can choose from. The residents also get together and play cards in certain areas, so there's quite a bit going on, and they're just starting back up right now.

Provider Response

Hi Susan! Thank you for your detailed review of our services at The Gardens At Barry Road. We love hearing your dad (and doggy Admiral) are happy here and enjoying our many activities!

June 27, 2021

By Lyle

I visited this facility

We visited The Gardens at Barry Road. The maintenance seemed to be very nice, and it seemed very clean. They were in the process of cleaning up a room and making repairs. The staff seemed very knowledgeable. The main manager wasn't there that day, but she reached out to us and I talked to her a little bit. We saw the memory facility and the assisted living area. The room seemed very nice.

January 28, 2021

By William

I am/was a resident of this facility

I moved from a different community into The Gardens at Barry Road. So far, it's very good, and the staff is very accommodating. The food is very good, and I'm very pleased. I think the room is going to work out for me. I'm still trying to fit everything, and I think everything that I need is here. The staff is eager to take care of me, and they're very accommodating. I wouldn't wanna go back to where I was.

January 03, 2021

By Leona

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

My mom is in The Gardens at Barry Road. It looked like the best one and it was nice looking. So far, I am very impressed with the staff. They have both fulltime nursing, three shifts, and they have an RN on duty at all times. They have an in-house doctor, and they have transportation to doctors. She gets assistance in whatever she needs. The room is beautiful. They offer an exercise class every single morning, they do chair exercises, they have parties, games, a rose garden, and lawn. They also accept Medicaid. The food looks pretty good and they offer choices for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Mom has a kitchenette where she can have apple juice, crackers, and things like that, and family supply. She has a teapot and she makes her own coffee. She shares the room with another woman. My mother is legally blind, and she has diabetes, but they're keeping up with her pretty well; she is a high maintenance person. She is not senile so that is good. You have to be able to walk there. No wheelchairs are allowed, you have to have be able to use a walker. If you go and use the wheelchair, you are out. She has a pendant on her neck, and they come in and they are right there every time she wants something. They offer several choices for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They have a restaurant and a beauty shop. It is a very nice place, and it is extremely clean and not rundown at all.

Provider Response

Leona, thank you so much for your kind words! Currently, our nurses on staff in the building are LPNs, but our Regional Director of Health Services is an RN and a phone call away if necessary. We also allow both wheelchairs and electronic scooters. If you'd like to discuss these as options for your mom, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We enjoy spending time with your mom, and we are thankful you selected The Gardens At Barry Road as her home.

January 15, 2020

By Frank

I visited this facility

The Gardens at Barry Road was very nice and very professionally run. It's a fresh and clean community and the presentation was well-presented. Some of their amenities are a salon for hairdressing, and there's an activities center.

July 15, 2019

By Karen

I visited this facility

The Gardens at Barry Road was overwhelmingly beautiful. The employees were very nice, but the residents weren't very friendly. It wasn't an overwhelmingly welcoming place (except for the people that work there). The rooms were beautiful. I just didn't get a good vibe from it. They had other rooms for games and entertainment. I wanted my mother to go somewhere where she could socialize, and I didn't get that feeling there.

November 13, 2018

By Rae

I am/was a resident of this facility

My husband and I are living at The Gardens at Barry Road (The Gardens Assisted Living and Memory Care, Barry Road). There's three meals a day. We don't have to pay utilities, groceries, and transportation. The staff is extremely friendly and caring. The facility is beautiful without being overdone. We go to exercises and church, and we had a party or two as well. We have a one-bedroom that's very pleasant and has a living room and a very large closet which is marvelous. It couldn't be better. We have a large courtyard with an extra entry out into the courtyard, and a very small patio or porch. I really like it.

September 07, 2017

By Connie

I visited this facility

The Gardens of Barry Road was very welcoming and organized. I can get the support that my dad needs from them. The rooms were excellent and all on one floor. My dad's room will be close to the elevator and dining room. The dining area is high quality and had a lot of choices for the residents. It's very clean and nice. They had a calendar of activities, a variety of trips, church, bingo, and a van so he can go out and do what he wants to do. They also had a dining area and kitchen that you can use for your family, plus a library, chapel, physical therapy, and live music.

November 25, 2016

By Lisa362744

I visited this facility

The Gardens of Barry Road was clean, nice, and very warm. The people were super nice. I would definitely put my mom in there. They would give me a key to the building as well as to the room of my mom so I could go in any time. It had some really nice features.

September 01, 2016

By BP284517

I visited this facility

I went to The Gardens of Barry Road. It was a 5, but I didn’t like their point system. My mother would have to have someone give her her pills every day, so every time they would do something, it would take away points, and then you get charge extra for it. The place was very nice. They had all of them in a locked area, and it was very nice. They all had really nice rooms. Some were semi-private rooms and some were private rooms. It was a very nice community. It was a 5 as long as you don’t have to worry about somebody doing things for you. It’s a really nice place.

June 10, 2016

By Janet736781

I visited this facility

There was nothing I didn't like about The Gardens of Barry Road. I love that place. The staff was impeccable. The opportunities that they had for their residents as far as activities, amenities, services, and groups were just hands down top notch. The medical personnel and the nurse there during the day were really nice to work with and very helpful. The facility itself was like a vacation cruise ship in the way they decorated it. The grounds were nice. The one day we drove up, there was a deer in the yard, which was nice to watch. They offered specials that we had hoped to take advantage of. The staff had done a nice job.

November 30, 2015

By anonymous1663

I visited this facility

Everything at The Gardens was clean and neat. I know people from my Sunday school class who live there, and they're all happy. They did offer some activities.

August 31, 2015

By Caring116114850

I visited this facility

The Gardens at Barry Road was not as luxurious as the other two I visited, but it was nice. It had more residents than I would've preferred. It had hallways, and it was more institutional. I did eat there, and it was good. The dining room was a cafeteria type of dining arrangement. The apartments were nice and spacious, and the staff was very accommodating and appeared to be very competent.

July 06, 2015

By Caring109864550

I visited this facility

The Gardens was right across our subdivision. I liked their eating facility or station. It was very comfortable and did not feel like it was an assisted living quarters. The rooms were small, but they were all right. They were suitable and big enough to bring in some personal items. I thought the food was good. I knew they had some arts & crafts. We liked that it was near to us, and they had a unit for Alzheimer's. My mother-in-law had dementia, and that was one thing that attracted us to that. I thought it was very well secured.

February 10, 2015

By Caring103885250

I visited this facility

We really liked The Gardens at Barry Road, but they had a very long waiting list. They were nice and friendly, and it looked like they really took care of things. It was clean. They had a lot going for the people, and they seemed to be happy there. They will take Medicaid as their price because it's a nonprofit. If we had known about it a year ago, we could have gotten my mother in it.

May 12, 2014

By Marlene20

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The Gardens are nice; they had a nice garden area that you can wheel the patient out into, and they had flowers out there. The rooms were big, but I wasn’t happy about the staff there. It was not a good location for me, so I was not able to spend much time there. The sanitation was fine, and it didn’t smell. They didn’t notify me that mom-in-law was being released. The rest of the staff seemed to be quite understanding. The beauty shop was really nice though.

August 27, 2012

By J Foster

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The staff all seemed pretty nice. The facilities are very nice and the rooms have a very "at home" feel. They do a good job of trying to make it more of a community than a nursing home. There are activities and events that allow for the residents to socialize and enjoy themselves.

March 08, 2012

By commercesd

I visited this facility

The Gardens at Barry Road assisted living facility was recommended by a friend in the region as an option for our aunt. The backyard features many places for seniors to enjoy around the grounds safely. The property also had plenty of park-like space with tranquil, large trees and nicely manicured lawns. Residents can also tend the garden. There was also a lovely barbeque area. Community rooms had beautiful decors and plenty of space to engage in a number of social activities like games, reading, TV, crafts and many other interesting things to do. The residents may also host private social events. All of the rooms were spacious enough to include extra seating and tables. The facility programs are designed to help the staff to encourage residents to enjoy the many physical activities offered. From regular exercise classes such as yoga and aerobics, to weight training and other equipment - there are many options available. The seniors may also enjoy the outer walkways around the building and courtyard safely. The dining rooms included both casual and formal options. Their menus offer a variety of healthy food options. The food we saw looked nutritious, delicious and smelled really good, too. The private rooms were decorated tastefully with a homey, light and airy atmosphere. Each unit has nice views of the surrounding area. Bathrooms were designed with safety seats and rails. It was clear that the care at this facility provides compassionate and understanding attention from caregivers for the best care of its residents. We were really glad we took the time to visit the Gardens at Barry Road. It was a lovely facility with many wonderful things to do in a safe, caring and thoughtful environment. It is one of our favorites for the region and a strong contender.
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Memory Care Reviews for The Gardens at Barry Road

December 09, 2019

By Ken

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

My dad lived in the Gardens at Barry Road until he broke his hip. The facility is nice, the communication there was atrocious, and they weren't very consistent. I would speak highly of the nursing director, but the staff at night would tell me things that wouldn't be true. The room was very nice, but my dad said the food was OK. He didn't think it was great, but he didn't think it was terrible. It was not homemade; it was just reheated. However, it had beautiful surroundings, and it was very clean and well-maintained.

Provider Response

Hi Ken, we enjoyed getting to know your father while he lived here at The Gardens At Barry Road. We are sorry to hear your communication concerns as we pride ourselves on open communication with our families. We always highly encourage our residents and families to take these kinds of concerns to management in a timely manner so we can identify and correct any communication breakdowns. For our dining experience, residents have a very wide variety of food to select from with our Anytime Menu and our Daily Menu options. Some of it is made from scratch (meatloaf, casseroles, potato salad, etc.), some of it is prepared and heated or fried (chicken strips, fried shrimp, sweet potato fries, etc). We also provide many fresh options daily like fruits and salads. We appreciate your candid feedback, and we will take it into consideration as we continually strive to provide the highest level of care to our seniors.

October 30, 2019

By Daniel

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

My friend is at The Gardens at Barry Road. Their service has been really excellent. They helped us immensely in getting through all the paperwork and getting things taken care of so we could move her in quickly. The staff has been really good. She's quite happy there, and she has settled into that pretty easily. Everything's going really good in there. We take care of the laundry ourselves, but they provide everything else. The place is immaculately clean. They have arts and crafts, TV time, and there are a lot of things to keep them preoccupied. They're working therapy in with things that they like to do. Their program is pretty excellent.
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Questions about The Gardens at Barry Road

What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?

Teepa Snow, Virtual Dementia Training. Department Specific training for nursing, food service and activities.

Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at The Gardens at Barry Road. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

We have a wide variety of personalities at Barry Road. You will find our Elders strolling in the courtyard, relaxing in the Fireside Grill, or participating in one of our many activities throughout the day. Average Age 80.

What programs or activities does The Gardens at Barry Road offer to enrich residents' well-being?

We offer many activities that meet the Social, Educational, Spiritual, Physical and Emotional needs of our elders. These include fitness classes, Art-Painting classes, a variety of entertainment, table & card games, day-outings for shopping and dining out; all provided by a full-time Director of Activities.

What places are near The Gardens at Barry Road or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

We are located one mile west of the Zona Rosa Shopping Center; which features shopping, dining, theater and more.

What transportation services does The Gardens at Barry Road offer to assisted living residents?

We provide transportation for Doctors appts. Social excursions, shopping and dining out.

What safety features or security measures does The Gardens at Barry Road offer to assisted living residents?

Exterior Doors are locked. Main entrance locked at 8 pm. Main Entrance has Concierge. Community staffed 24/7.

How does The Gardens at Barry Road keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

Website, Facebook, monthly calendars/mailings, quarterly care plans.

What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at The Gardens at Barry Road during daytime and nighttime hours?

The Gardens At Barry Road meet or exceed state guidelines. Staffing is set according to the acuity levels of our Elders.

If The Gardens at Barry Road accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

PET FRIENDLY! Many of our apartments have Walk-Out patios, to an enclosed courtyard, for ease of letting 'Fido' out.

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

RELIAS Training is a monthly-scheduled training for all staff that address' Dementia Care, Safety, Customer Service, Fire Safety, Conflict Management and more. Monthly staff meetings with ED focus on specific training for the community. Department Staff meetings focus on department training.

How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?

The Gardens At Barry Road meet or exceed state guidelines. Staffing is set according to the acuity levels of our Elders.

What safety features or security measures does The Gardens at Barry Road provide to protect residents who wander?

The Gardens at Barry Road has a secure Memory Care Neighborhood.

What programs or activities does The Gardens at Barry Road offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?

Activity Program includes weekly visits to local pre-school for intergenerational activities, visits monthly to the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. Painting Classes, fitness groups, social stimulation, themed activities and more.

Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?

The Director of Health Services. 30 day, 90 day and 6 month upon new admission. Quarterly Care Plans

What techniques does The Gardens at Barry Road use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?

The caregivers serve - caregivers are aware of specific needs such as prompting, cutting food, and personalized choice at the table.

How does The Gardens at Barry Road keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?

Website, Facebook, monthly calendars/mailings, quarterly care plans

Describe the neighborhood around The Gardens at Barry Road. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?

Located in a Residential area.

Is The Gardens at Barry Road affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?

Closest hospital is 1.5 miles away. Community Doctors visit two times per week.

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Services and Amenities of The Gardens at Barry Road


  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $2950/month
  • Memory Care Starting At: $4650/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: Yes
  • Studio Apartments
  • Housing Extra: Two And Three Bedroom Companion Suite

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Dining Extra: Anytime Restaurant Style Dining


  • Resident Transportation

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Health services

  • Medication Management


  • Offsite Activities
  • Religious Services

Guest services

  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • English


  • Resident Capacity: 112
  • Minimum Age: 55
  • Pets: Yes


  • State Licenses: Lic 20288
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About The Gardens at Barry Road

The Gardens at Barry Road Assisted Living and Memory Care is an engaging, service-oriented community in the heart of Kansas City, Missouri. We recognize that a new phase in life can be a leap of faith—for you and your family. To make this transition easier, our compassionate team offers personalized care 24 hours a day in a warm, welcoming community with vibrant social spaces and touches of home.

Assisted Living

Residents can make themselves completely at home in our assisted living community in Kansas City, Missouri, and enjoy their senior years with personalized attention and normal daily activities. We offer supportive around-the-clock care in a cozy atmosphere, allowing our residents to thrive physically, socially and emotionally.

Memory Care

At The Gardens at Barry Road, our memory care services center on safety and quality of life. We provide intensive care, supervision and monitoring 24 hours a day in a secure environment. We recognize each individual will be affected differently with memory loss, so we offer an individualized program in a stimulating atmosphere to accommodate unique needs.

Wellness Services

  • Individual care plan
  • Trained team members available 24 hours a day
  • Licensed nurse supervision
  • Personalized service for unique needs
  • Medication management
  • Regular health assessments
  • Monitoring of chronic conditions
  • 24-hour emergency call system
  • Pharmacy services
  • Therapy services available
  • Spiritual resources (onsite chaplain)
  • Exercise programs
  • Fall prevention programs
  • Onsite podiatry available
  • Specialized memory care programs
  • Respite stays in furnished apartments

Lifestyle Amenities

  • Spacious floor plans
  • Anytime restaurant-style dining
  • Daily from-scratch specials and always available menu
  • Beautiful courtyard and walking paths
  • Catering available for family and special events
  • Private dining room for special parties
  • Country kitchen for cooking classes and family gatherings
  • Housekeeping & laundry services
  • Salon services
  • Scheduled transportation to appointments, shopping, and cultural events
  • Community maintenance
  • Enriching activities & cultural outings
  • Movie, game & activities center
  • Beautifully landscaped grounds
  • Pet-friendly accommodations
  • Library & reading room
  • Chapel
  • Complimentary utilities
  • Cable TV included
  • Free Wi-Fi internet
  • Computer center

What Makes Us Special

Backed by the resources of our parent company, Bethesda Senior Living Communities, our faith-based approach embraces the idea of kind, individualized service for the social, spiritual and physical health of our residents. With wellness activities, cultural outings, and onsite amenities like a chapel and library, seniors can do what they love while we take care of the rest.

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