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The average cost of assisted living in the county is $5,300 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the county, as well as financing options to pay for it. You’ll find in-depth information on 28 assisted living facilities in Johnson County and 26 in surrounding areas.
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The Sheridan at Overland Park, operated by Senior Lifestyle Corporation features luxurious assisted living and memory care for those who can no longer live safely alone.
Sunrise of Leawood is a charming and warm community, where residents enjoy personalized assisted living and memory care from our professional and compassionate staff.
At Sunrise of Lenexa, we provide quality assisted living services and memory care, all in a home-like community surrounded by sunlit gardens and served by a dedicated staff.
Dedicated to making every senior in our care feel important and valued, Bickford of Mission Springs offers a welcoming home for seniors in need of supported retirement living.
Lamar Court Assisted Living, located in Overland Park, provides seniors with a selection of amenities to encourage an enjoyable senior living experience.
A resort-style retirement, filled with luxurious surroundings and fine dining, is found at The Atriums, a retirement community that offers independent living and assisted living in Overland Park.
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Brighton Gardens of Prairie Village provides assisted living services, memory care and skilled nursing in a home with sunlit courtyards and elegantly appointed interiors.
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Welcome to Silvercrest at Deer Creek, where it is our pleasure to make you part of our family and introduce you to the finest in active senior living in Overland Park..
At Travanse Living at Olathe, our unique approach of delivering high-quality care services for our residents allows them to continue living an active and meaningful life that doesn’t sacrifice their independence.
Open to people of all faiths and backgrounds, our nonprofit community is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. Our mission is hospitality. So we provide access to all the services and amenities Residents need to make their…
Grace of Leawood is an assisted living community that has been providing best care services for more than 10 years. We are a community that promotes independence and treat residents with respect and dignity.
At Sunrise of Overland Park, we offer a convenient location and a quiet, intimate setting where we proudly provide a full range of assisted living services and memory care.
At Avonlea Cottage of Olathe, we offer seniors community living, a place to call home and a place to socialize and meet new friends while receiving supportive services.
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Welcome to Blackhawk Assisted Living in Spring Hill, Kansas! We offer small town Assisted Living close to city amenities. Our community offers a home-like environment along with our Vibrant Life program to ensure activities of all kinds are planned. We…
Vintage Park at Gardner is a hidden secret in the Gardner community. It’s not like home, it is home. We are blessed to care for a wonderful generation. The Seniors in our community have a story and love being apart…
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Silvercrest at College View Retirement Community is located on W 110th Ter in Lenexa, KS. We're dedicated to providing best-in-class service, amenities, and lifestyle. We care deeply about our residents, which is why so many turn to us for their…
The Park Meadows Senior Living offers a full range of lifestyle options, independent, assisted living and memory care, which include first-class amenities and services.
The Forum at Overland Park offers compassionate senior care in Overland Park, KS. where we strive to create a home-like atmosphere where your loved ones can feel secure.
SeniorCare Homes is changing the way you think of memory care living options. We offer care in specially renovated real-home environments with the emphasis on providing the most personalized care and services you'll find anywhere. Our homes offer a smaller,…
Located near the scenic Cedar Lake on the Olathe Medical Center Campus, Cedar Lake Village offers numerous choices in senior living with the first-class amenities to match.
I was in rehab at Brookdale Overland Park. My room was fine, but the place was more like a hospital. I had a modest but fine studio apartment and it was furnished for me. It was pretty institutional. I liked the staff since they were very friendly, caring, and kind. They had cards, Bingo, a library, lots of puzzles and...Read more Brookdale Overland Park reviews
My mother was at Brookdale Overland Park. The food was bad and the staff was not very good. We were not impressed. It looked clean and it was OK, but there were a lot of other places that looked better. The staff members had to be reminded of things, like giving her a shower. There was no way we were going to put her i...Read more Brookdale Overland Park reviews
We toured Sunrise and it was excellent. They chose a a 2-bedroom, 1-bath apartment with a little table for them to eat on. They've got a lot of activities to do. They even have a room where my aunt could paint. The lunch they were serving looked and smelled good.Read more Sunrise of Leawood reviews
Sunrise of Leawood is in a lovely area. It is a beautiful place full of activities. Everybody was busy. However, there was very limited parking. There's underground parking in the building, which is nice, but there's not much of it. A staff member took me around. Their smoking area was one bench out in the front of the...Read more Sunrise of Leawood reviews
Sunrise of Leawood seemed to be very nice. It was very pretty and it was nice inside and out. The rooms looked good and the dining area was very nice. They have amenities. They have a room to play pool and video games, they have people come in to play the piano for entertainment, and they have outings, which they do of...Read more Sunrise of Leawood reviews
My friend was a resident of Sunrise of Leawood. It's absolutely beautiful. The staff was a problem. They had a lot of Africans from Africa so they had accents. My friend didnt have problems with their color, but she couldnt understand them. They would sometimes come in and ask her if she wanted to go have lunch, when...Read more Sunrise of Leawood reviews
According to the Genworth 2018 Cost of Care Study, assisted living in Johnson County is more expensive than the national average, which is $4,000, and the state average, which is $4,556. The monthly average cost of assisted living in Johnson County is higher than any major city in the state as well as major cities in the neighboring states of Missouri (Kansas City, $4,050) and Colorado (Fort Collins, $3,950). The least expensive senior care in Kansas is in smaller towns and cities throughout the rest of the state, where the average cost is only $3,950 per month.
Note: Specific senior cost care data isn’t available for Johnson County. Data for the closest major city, Topeka, has been used instead.
Cost of Assisted Living Comparison Chart
The type of senior care is generally the biggest factor in determining cost. In Johnson County, the average monthly cost of assisted living is more than $1,500 higher than the average cost of in-home care. However, when including other costs associated with staying in the home, such as rent, utilities and groceries — all of which are typically included in the cost of assisted living — the cost of continuing to live at home becomes considerably higher. When comparing nursing home care to assisted living costs, the difference is much less, with nursing home care only $358 more per month for a semiprivate room.
Cost of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart
In Kansas, the state Medicaid program is called KanCare. It provides low-income residents with low- or no-cost access to necessary health care, including doctors visits, dental care, prescription medications, hospital treatments, laboratory tests and other treatments or therapies. KanCare programs are administered by the state of Kansas and must adhere to parameters set forth by the federal government.
Seniors who reside in assisted living facilities may be eligible for financial assistance under the state KanCare program, which covers up to $2,250 per month for nursing care costs, provided they are receiving a higher level of services and require a nursing level of care.
To qualify for KanCare, applicants with incomes less than $62 per month are eligible to have the full cost of health care services covered by the state while those with higher incomes may receive subsidized care. KanCare has spend-down provisions for participants that allow them to use their income to pay for medical expenses first and report the remainder of their cash to KanCare to increase their coverage. Asset limitations state that applicants may not own more than $2,000 in countable assets.
To apply for KanCare, seniors can call (800) 792-4884.
Home and Community-Based Services Frail Elderly Waiver
The HCBS Frail Elderly Waiver provides seniors who require a nursing level of care with supportive services that include assisted living/personal care services, dental hygiene care, medication reminders, nurse visits and financial management services. The program’s mandate is to decrease the number of seniors residing in nursing care facilities by providing additional services to those living at home or in assisted living facilities.
To be eligible for the Frail Elderly Waiver, seniors must be aged 65 or older and their income must be less than $747 per month. They must undergo a comprehensive care assessment to determine their level of need and must meet the financial eligibility requirements for KanCare.
To apply for this waiver, seniors can call (855) 200-2372.
Kansas Optional State Supplement
Kansas provides those in long-term care who receive Supplemental Security Income with a state supplement. This cash benefit can help pay for costs that aren’t covered by KanCare, such as room and board. The state determines the payout amount based on the applicant’s living arrangement and income.
To be eligible for OSS, seniors must be 65 years of age or older and receiving SSI.
To apply for the benefit, seniors can visit the Lenexa Social Security Office at 1537 95th Street in Lexena, Kansas, or call (800) 772-1213.
Elderlife Financial Loans
Elderlife provides seniors with an alternative payment option when they’re ineligible for state financial assistance. An Elderlife bridge loan is paid directly to the senior’s place of residence and repaid by the senior in monthly installments. Elderlife loans are available at low interest rates and flexible terms.
Qualifying for a loan requires a good credit history and enough income to cover the monthly payments. Seniors who are unable to qualify on their own may apply with up to six cosigners, which may increase the chances of approval and reduce monthly payments.
Seniors can apply for an Elderlife loan online or call (888) 228-4500.
Life Insurance Policy Conversion/Life Insurance Cash-In
Seniors with life insurance policies can convert their policy into cash to pay for assisted living. When converting a life insurance policy, seniors typically receive between 20 and 40 percent of the policy’s face value in cash to pay for their long-term care while the remainder transfers to beneficiaries at the end of life.
Alternatively, seniors can cash their policy in full. There is usually a small financial penalty, and after it’s cashed, the policy is considered null and void.
Senior centers offer individuals aged 55 and above the opportunity to gather with peers and enjoy a variety of activities and programs that may include information sessions, social events and congregate meals.
Lenexa Senior Center
3661 – 13425 Walnut Street, Lenexa, KS 66215
Bonner Springs Senior Citizens
200 East 3rd Street, Bonner Springs, KS 66012
Area Agencies on Aging provide senior citizens with a variety of services such as benefits administration and case management, referral services, nutrition services and insurance counseling.
Johnson County Area Agency
11811 South Sunset Drive Suite 1300, Olathe, KS 66061
Seniors who have served in the U.S. military may be eligible for a variety of financial support and services from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, including free health care services at Veterans Affairs Clinics.
Veterans Commission of Kansas
100 South 20th Street, Kansas City, KS 66102
Johnson County VA Clinic
10500 Mastin Street, Overland Park, KS 66212
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