Living in Olathe offers seniors a quiet suburban lifestyle with a reasonable cost of living and a location that’s just 30 minutes from the arts and culture of nearby Kansas City. With a population exceeding 140,000 people, Olathe’s percentage of adult residents aged 65 and up is 11%.  Seniors can choose from a wide array of physicians in Olathe, with 365 doctors per 100,000 residents, which is 155 more than the national average of physicians per capita. The Olathe Medical Center is one of the largest hospital campuses in the Midwest. 

Nursing home costs for seniors in Olathe are somewhat less expensive than the US average costs for a semiprivate room, $6,844 and $7,756, respectively. In comparison, a private room in an Olathe nursing home averages $7,452 a month, while the pricier US average is $8,821. 

Nursing homes become costly because they provide residents with 24-hour supervision, medical and personal care and ongoing monitoring of their needs when seniors can no longer live at home. The staff provides nursing care and various types of occupational and physical therapy. For seniors who don’t require the full-time care that nursing homes provide, assisted living or home health care arrangements may be a preferable alternative until a need for transitioning to a nursing home becomes imminent. 

Directory of Nursing Homes in Olathe, KS

Aberdeen Village

17500 West 119th Street, Olathe, KS, 66061

Aberdeen Village is located in a bustling northern suburb of Olathe, Kansas. Residents and visitors alike praise this facility for having a caring and professional staff and clean and tidy accommodati … (read more)
Aberdeen Village is located in a bustling northern suburb of Olathe, Kansas. Residents and visitors alike praise this facility for having a caring and professional staff and clean and tidy accommodati … (read more)

Johnson County Nursing Center

11875 S Sunset Drive Suite 100, Olathe, KS, 66061

We chose Evergreen Community of Johnson County (Johnson County Nursing Center) because it has a really high rating, and someone from our community recommended them. They take the residents on road tri … (read more)
We chose Evergreen Community of Johnson County (Johnson County Nursing Center) because it has a really high rating, and someone from our community recommended them. They take the residents on road tri … (read more)

Good Samaritan Society – Olathe

20705 W 151ST ST, Olathe, KS, 66061

Good Samaritan Society – Olathe had an opening by the time we were looking for my mom. It was the closest place to the hospital, so we’ve decided to move her there. Right now, they’re low on staff. We … (read more)
Good Samaritan Society – Olathe had an opening by the time we were looking for my mom. It was the closest place to the hospital, so we’ve decided to move her there. Right now, they’re low on staff. We … (read more)

The Homestead of Olathe South

791 N Somerset Terrace, Olathe, KS, 66062

The Homestead of Olathe South is an assisted living facility located a short driving distance from the Santa Fe Square Shopping Center in Olathe, Kansas. Visitors to this facility comment on the warm … (read more)
The Homestead of Olathe South is an assisted living facility located a short driving distance from the Santa Fe Square Shopping Center in Olathe, Kansas. Visitors to this facility comment on the warm … (read more)

Royal Terrace Nursing and Rehab Center

201 E Flaming Road , Olathe, KS, 66061

My father had a stroke. While there he got bed sores and was receiving liquid food that sitting out too long which was discovered by a hospice nurse. Terrible care!!! The staff did not move him enough … (read more)
My father had a stroke. While there he got bed sores and was receiving liquid food that sitting out too long which was discovered by a hospice nurse. Terrible care!!! The staff did not move him enough … (read more)

Villa St Francis

16600 W. 126TH ST, Olathe, KS, 66062

We have had both mama and daddy here (mama passed in August of 16). The staff at Villa is more a loving, caring family. We have had nothing but excellent care for both of my parents. Even though we ar … (read more)
We have had both mama and daddy here (mama passed in August of 16). The staff at Villa is more a loving, caring family. We have had nothing but excellent care for both of my parents. Even though we ar … (read more)

Pinnacle Ridge Nursing & Rehab Center

400 S ROGERS RD, Olathe, KS, 66062

COULD BE THE MOST INCOMPETENT NURSING FACILITY IN THE STATE OF KS! Do not choose this facility and beware that they will tell you anything to get the patient thru the door. Once the patient is there, … (read more)
COULD BE THE MOST INCOMPETENT NURSING FACILITY IN THE STATE OF KS! Do not choose this facility and beware that they will tell you anything to get the patient thru the door. Once the patient is there, … (read more)

The Plaza at Santa Marta

13875 W 115th Terrace, Olathe, KS, 66062

The Plaza at Santa Marta is located in Olathe, Kansas near Santa Marta Park, Kansas City Automotive Museum, restaurants and shopping centers. Residents stay active with aquatics activities and creativ … (read more)
The Plaza at Santa Marta is located in Olathe, Kansas near Santa Marta Park, Kansas City Automotive Museum, restaurants and shopping centers. Residents stay active with aquatics activities and creativ … (read more)

Hoeger House

20911 WEST 153RD STREET, Olathe, KS, 66061

Hoeger House is designed to be an acute rehabilitation place, and they do an excellent job. It’s an extremely nice place with all private rooms. It’s three hours of rehab every day, they’re designe … (read more)
Hoeger House is designed to be an acute rehabilitation place, and they do an excellent job. It’s an extremely nice place with all private rooms. It’s three hours of rehab every day, they’re designe … (read more)

Nottingham Health & Rehabilitation

14200 W. 134th Place, Olathe, KS, 66062

My step dad went here after he fell and broke his hip. After about 3 weeks or so he was sent to the hospital. He had a bed sore that went all the way to the bone and was infected with e coli and antib … (read more)
My step dad went here after he fell and broke his hip. After about 3 weeks or so he was sent to the hospital. He had a bed sore that went all the way to the bone and was infected with e coli and antib … (read more)


Lakeview Village

9100 Park Street, Lenexa, KS, 66215

My friend had rehab at Lakeview Village. It was fabulous. The place was wonderful, although rehab is more like a hospital. The help was wonderful, the food was good and she loved it there. She would’v … (read more)
My friend had rehab at Lakeview Village. It was fabulous. The place was wonderful, although rehab is more like a hospital. The help was wonderful, the food was good and she loved it there. She would’v … (read more)

2014, 2016

Brookdale Overland Park

12000 Lamar Avenue, Overland Park, KS, 66209

Brookdale Overland Park is located in the heart of the friendly city of Overland Park, Kansas, close to amenities such as shops, restaurants, banks and medical offices. Residents of this facility rema … (read more)
Brookdale Overland Park is located in the heart of the friendly city of Overland Park, Kansas, close to amenities such as shops, restaurants, banks and medical offices. Residents of this facility rema … (read more)

Delmar Gardens of Lenexa

9701 Monrovia , Lenexa, KS, 66215

I absolutely love Delmar Gardens of Lenexa. The staff are so friendly and genuinely care about my mom. She is thriving since her move to Delmar. She is well cared for and staff go above and beyond to … (read more)
I absolutely love Delmar Gardens of Lenexa. The staff are so friendly and genuinely care about my mom. She is thriving since her move to Delmar. She is well cared for and staff go above and beyond to … (read more)

Westchester Village of Lenexa

8505 Pflumm Road, Lenexa, KS, 66215

Westchester Village of Lenexa is nestled in Lenexa, Kansas, minutes from I-35, Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park and shopping at Oak Park Mall. Visitors appreciate this facility’s convenient underground parking … (read more)
Westchester Village of Lenexa is nestled in Lenexa, Kansas, minutes from I-35, Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park and shopping at Oak Park Mall. Visitors appreciate this facility’s convenient underground parking … (read more)

Meadowbrook Rehabilitation Hospital Ltcu

427 W Main St. , Gardner, KS, 66030

Family member was moved to a different room several times it was dirtt when moved in trash under bed piled up I have pictures. Paperwork needed done for 3 months and still the paperwork wasnt done on … (read more)
Family member was moved to a different room several times it was dirtt when moved in trash under bed piled up I have pictures. Paperwork needed done for 3 months and still the paperwork wasnt done on … (read more)

Medicalodges Gardner

223 BEDFORD ST, Gardner, KS, 66030

The staff people of Medicalodges were friendly, and they were like a little community. The place was kind of more institutional than homey, but people were friendly. I ate there, and the food was deli … (read more)
The staff people of Medicalodges were friendly, and they were like a little community. The place was kind of more institutional than homey, but people were friendly. I ate there, and the food was deli … (read more)

Stratford Commons Rehab & Health Care Center

12340 Quivira Road, Overland Park, KS, 66213

My parents were at rehab at Stratford Commons. My dad needed quite a bit of care so I stayed in a cot there every night to make sure he got what he needed. The care wasn’t good and they even forget to … (read more)
My parents were at rehab at Stratford Commons. My dad needed quite a bit of care so I stayed in a cot there every night to make sure he got what he needed. The care wasn’t good and they even forget to … (read more)

Tallgrass Creek, Inc

13760 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS, 66223


Nursing Home Costs in Olathe, KS

The cost for a semiprivate room in an Olathe nursing home averages $6,844 monthly. The average price for a comparable private room is $7,452.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

The average nursing home costs in Olathe are over $900 less per month when compared with the average US city’s costs. Seniors in the state of Kansas pay, on average, $6,692 per month, which is less than what individuals are paying for care in Olathe. When compared with other nearby cities, Olathe’s costs for nursing home care are on par with Wichita’s, differing by just $15. Yet, when comparing costs with Topeka and Lawrence, Olathe’s average nursing home costs are cheaper by $768 and $1,019, respectively.

$6844

Olathe

$6692

Kansas

$7756

The United States

$6829

Wichita

$7612

Topeka

$7863

Lawrence

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

When nursing home care is not feasible or affordable, seniors can look into other types of care to remain living in their own homes or in a less restrictive environment, such as assisted living. Adult day health care is the least expensive option, with an average monthly cost of $1,625. In-home care and home health care cost the same at $4,576, but placement in an assisted living home averages $116 less per month. Nursing home costs are the most expensive option, costing at least $2,200 per month more than other types of senior care.

$4576

Home care

$4576

Home health care

$1625

Adult day health care

$4460

Assisted living home

$6844

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$7452

Nursing home (private room)

Note: Data for Olathe was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Kansas City, MO, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Olathe, KS

Many seniors and their families use some form of financial assistance to help them pay for nursing care. The main options available are Medicare, Medicaid, and veterans benefits. These programs can be complicated, especially when it comes to benefit terms. Below, we give a brief overview of how these programs may be used towards paying for skilled nursing care.

  • Medicare: Medicare will typically cover all skilled nursing costs for the first 20 days of one’s stay in a nursing home and a portion of the costs until day 100. After 100 days in a skilled nursing facility, Medicare will not cover any part of the cost of the stay. While this is adequate when short-term care is needed, those in need of long-term care will need to either pay out-of-pocket or use another source of financial assistance.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid covers most of the costs of living in a skilled nursing facility for those who qualify. Care, room, and board are covered with no time limit, but residents may be charged for extras like specially prepared food or cosmetic services. Medicaid eligibility standards are strict and complex, so not all seniors are eligible for Medicaid benefits.
  • Veterans Benefits: Veterans receiving a VA pension may also be eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit administered by the VA. Aid and Attendance is a monthly allowance that beneficiaries may use to pay for their long-term care, including skilled nursing care.

If these options aren’t available to you, check if your loved one has long-term care insurance or contact your Area Agency on Aging to ask about any local financial assistance programs for seniors.

Free Resources for Seniors in Olathe, KS

A variety of free resources in Olathe are available to seniors that can help make living at home easier for individuals to age in place with dignity and some independence. Some programs may also help when it’s time to transition to nursing home care.

ResourceContactService
The Johnson County Area Agency on Aging(913) 715-8861This government-run referral service for seniors provides assistance and information by telephone for locating certain needs, such as in-home services, community and home-delivered meals, transportation, legal help, housing and insurance programs. 
Client Assessment, Referral and Evaluation (CARE)(913) 715-8857Coordinators in the CARE program set up pre-admission screenings between seniors, their caregivers and hospital staff to determine the need for assistance with activities of daily living and determine whether long-term care services, such as nursing home placement, are required.
Kansas Legal Services(913) 826-2830Seniors can access legal services and information about housing, Medicare, Medicaid, social security and other related issues free of charge.
CHAMPSS: Seniors Meal Plan(913) 715-8894This is a nutrition program offering seniors three healthy meals a day, seven days a week. Small donations are suggested. CHAMPSS meals are available at various Hy-Vee locations in the Olathe area.