Nestled against the Mississippi River, Kansas City has a population of 495,327, making it Missouri’s most populous city. In addition to its rich contributions to regional gastronomy and music, the city’s low cost of living and highly ranked hospitals establish it as an attractive retirement destination for its 63,897 seniors.
In the city’s nursing homes, seniors have access to a range of medical services beyond what’s typically offered in other long-term care facilities. Wound care, diabetes management and a range of rehabilitative services are common, and most skilled nursing facilities will have licensed nurses and physicians on-site around the clock. Since Kansas City’s $6,844 median cost of nursing home care is 34.7% above the statewide average, seniors who don’t require 24-hour medical supervision may be able to save money by opting for assisted living or home care instead, assuming the level of care is sufficient.
An overview of senior care costs and resources which can help seniors pay for nursing home care are covered in this guide. We also mention several programs that can help seniors delay nursing home placement with in-home services and advocacy programs for current residents of long-term care facilities.