Wichita Assisted Living

There are 8 Assisted Living Facilities in Wichita, KS and 2 Assisted Living Facilities nearby. The average cost of Assisted Living in Wichita, KS is $3,545 per month.

Average Cost: $3,545

Nearby Assisted Living Facilities

  • Brookdale Derby

    Brookdale Derby

    Derby, KS 67037 10.7 miAssisted Living
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    At Brookdale Derby, situated just southeast of Wichita, our residents receive personalized assisted living services in a vibrant, accessible community.

  • Brookdale Wellington

    Brookdale Wellington

    Wellington, KS 67152 29.1 miAssisted Living, Respite Care
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    Welcome to Brookdale Wellington, a charming, intimate community, providing custom services with a personal touch for the best in assisted living.

Information About Assisted Living in Wichita

Information About Assisted Living in Wichita

The largest city in Kansas, Wichita grew as a trading community on the Chisholm Trail. Wichita is known as the “Air Capital of the World” and has been home to aviation leaders Clyde Cessna, Walter Beech and Bill Lear.

The Arkansas River runs through downtown Wichita and “The Keeper of the Plains,” a 44-foot sculpture by Blackbear Bosin, is a beloved symbol of the city. Named by Newsmax Magazine as a “Uniquely American” city, seniors in Kansas should consider assisted living in Wichita.

Wichita Recreation

Gardening enthusiasts enjoying assisted living in Wichita will love Botanica, The Wichita Gardens, where individuals can stroll through dozens of garden areas that feature more than 3,600 species of plants. Numerous parks offer opportunities for enjoying active life, and the Sedgwick County Zoo is one of the most popular attractions in the state.

Artists and art appreciators will enjoy Final Fridays, an informal monthly gallery tour on the last Friday of the month, while local music fans have started a similar First Fridays initiative. The Tallgrass Film Festival features a number of talented filmmakers, and is held every in October. The Wichita Public Library has nine locations and offers free, year-round programming for all ages.

Wichita Activities

Senior Services of Wichita, Inc., operates four senior centers with many activities such as exercise classes, seminars on investments and legal issues, computer training, book discussions and performing arts.

Shepherd’s Center of West Wichita, Senior Wednesdays and LifeVentures offer lifelong learning opportunities just for seniors.

Seniors at communities that provide assisted living in Wichita can keep up with the times by reading a copy of Active Aging, a monthly newspaper serving the local senior community that provides details on all the city has to offer its senior residents.

Wichita Medical Facilities

Wichita is home to one of the largest medical centers in Kansas, Via Christi. Via Christi features a Level I trauma center, regional burn center and stroke center. Via Christi claims Kansas’ only Neuro Critical Care and Cycle III Chest Pain units. Another hospital, Wesley Medical Center, features the largest emergency center in Kansas with 42 beds and is a Level I trauma center.

Wesley Medical Center also includes the area’s only Gamma Knife Center and hyperbaric oxygen chambers. Since Wichita is a regional destination for medical care, there are many specialty hospitals. Residents of assisted living in Wichita will not be disappointed with the world-class selection of medical centers available to them.

Wichita Transportation

Wichita Transit features 18 fixed-route bus lines and 17 demand-response paratransit routes. Individuals 65 years of age and older, Medicare card recipients and people who have a physical or mental disability verified by a licensed physician qualify for half-price fares with a special application.

A city that has much to offer individuals who are interested in assisted living, Wichita’s four-time “All American City” status speaks for itself. For more information on local senior housing, go to our Wichita Assisted Living page.

Written by senior housing staff writer.

Map of Wichita Assisted Living Facilities

Wichita, KS Assisted Living Costs

Wichita, KS Assisted Living Costs

The median cost of Assisted Living in Wichita for a single-occupancy apartment is $3,545/month (Genworth - 2013). This monthly cost typically includes rent, utilities, dining, housekeeping and transportation.

Cost of Assisted Living Facilities near Wichita, KS

CityMinimumMaximumMedian
Tulsa, OK$2,150$4,945$3,550
Wichita, KS$2,820$5,925$3,545
Topeka, KS$2,250$6,000$4,813
Lawrence, KS$3,053$5,160$4,106
Saint Joseph, MO$1,400$4,050$2,325
Manhattan, KS$3,298$4,180$3,875

Cost of Assisted Living in Kansas

Generally, the monthly rent at an assisted living community in Kansas covers:

  • Lodging
  • Meals
  • Transportation
  • Housekeeping
  • Enrichment activities

Communities may charge more for medication administration and other services as stated in a resident’s written negotiated service agreement.

Seniors who require financial assistance may apply for a Medicaid Home and Community Based Services Waiver through KDOA. Applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is another option for seniors 65 years of age and older who fit within income and resources guidelines. Using personal financial resources is the most common way to pay for assisted living in Kansas.