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.