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The average cost of assisted living in the county is $3,500 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 15 assisted living facilities in Franklin County and 16 in surrounding areas.
The Cost of Senior Care in Franklin County, MO
Brand new assisted living and memory care community opening spring 2020. Offering Studio, 1 & 2 bedroom apartments which include full bathroom, kitchenette, emergency call response, fire safety system, and individualized heating and cooling. The building also features a beautiful…
At South Pointe in Washington, Missouri, assisted living means two things: you do the living and we help you live. Our personal assistants provide what you need when you need it.
At Victorian Place of St. Clair in St. Clair, Missouri, residential care means two things: you do the living and we help you live. Our personal assistants provide what you need when you need it.
At Willow Brooke in Union, Missouri, assisted living means two things: you do the living and we help you live. Our personal assistants provide what you need when you need it.
At Victorian Place of Washington, residential care means two things: you do the living and we help you live. Our personal assistants provide what you need when you need it.
At Victorian Place of Sullivan in Sullivan, Missouri, residential care means two things: you do the living and we help you live. Our personal assistants provide what you need when you need it.
At Victorian Place of Union assisted living means two things: you do the living and we help you live. Our personal assistants provide what you need when you need it. Here, the emphasis is less on paperwork and more on people.
Facility provides 24-hr care, services and protective oversight to residents who are provided with shelter and board, and who may need assistance with activities of daily living which include eating, dressing, bathing, toileting, transferring and walking. Facility also provides oversight…
At Dunsford Court I like the many floor plans you can choose from. It is small. And since they do offer long term care, your laundry gets washed with everyone's else. I will say they offer restaurant style meals served cooked to order. (Only certain meals). They do offer activities that promote independence. But I will...Read more Dunsford Court reviews
I had the pleasure of visiting Willow Brook. And was impressed with the many options they have to offer Seniors to promoting independence and a healthy lifestyle. They offer assisted spa, shopping, and various exercise activities. Not to mention their restaurant catered style meals instead of the standard meal. Willow ...Read more Willow Brooke reviews
When I visited South Pointe I was impressed at how spacious everything was. Very easy to navigate around with wheelchairs. I was delighted to know they offer carpet in apartments. They also serve meals restaurant style. And they provide extra activities to help you stay mobile. Like exercise class, shopping, and garden...Read more South Pointe reviews
When I visited Victorian Place of Washington I was impressed with the style of garden style decorations. The building isn't new and kinda small but with lots of extra land around it for taking walks to get fresh air. Also there's activities to keep you active like exercise class and live music. I don't like breakfast n...Read more Victorian Place of Washington reviews
When I visited Victorian Place of Union I was pleased to find out they have many different floor plans to accommodate so many. Whether it be a small apartment, to a big apartment with a kitchenette and bath. And they try and offer everything to where you keep your privacy. I was even eager to know they offer meals prep...Read more Victorian Place of Union reviews
When I visited Victorian Place of Sullivan I was pleased with the beautiful landscaping. It adds more beauty to the building since its not new. But I must say the community is big and has lots of open land. Multiple walk paths for getting fresh air. And decks for watching the sunrise. The rental units where not my favo...Read more Victorian Place of Sullivan reviews
According to the Genworth 2018 Cost of Care survey, seniors in Franklin County pay an average of $3,500 per month for assisted living. When compared with Missouri’s average cost, this is $656 more per month. However, while this is expensive when compared with the state’s median, the cost of assisted living in Franklin County is $500 less than in the average US city. Assisted living in Kansas City is $550 more per month, the highest price in the state, while assisted living in Springfield is priced $1,285 lower than in Franklin County.
Note: Specific senior care cost data isn’t available for Franklin County. Cost data for St. Louis, the nearest major city, has been used instead.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas
The cost of senior care typically varies depending on the type of care required. In Franklin County, the average price of full-time senior care ranges between $3,500 per month for assisted living and $5,293 for nursing home care. Homemaker services cost an average of $4,293 per month, and home health aides cost an average of $4,315 per month, putting home care about midrange when it comes to senior care costs. Adult day health services, which consist of part-time supervision in a group setting, cost an average of $1,863 per month, which is nearly half of what assisted living costs.
Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart
MO HealthNet is Missouri’s state Medicaid program. It helps low-income individuals, families with children, pregnant women and women with certain cancers to access health care services at no cost. The program covers an array of health care costs, including inpatient hospital care, primary care, emergency transportation and prescription medications.
Seniors who wish to apply for MO HealthNet must meet the following eligibility requirements:
All income sources are considered when determining eligibility; however, some assets are exempt, including the applicant’s house as long as they or their spouse continue to live in it and the value doesn’t exceed $585,000, their household furnishings, personal belongings, a single vehicle and irrevocable burial trusts.
Married applicants who are applying without their spouse and don’t meet the requirements may transfer up to $126,420 of their joint assets to their spouse without penalty. Missouri’s Medicaid spend-down program also allows applicants who don’t meet income requirements but have exceptionally high medical bills to spend down their income on medical expenses before their eligibility is assessed. Any applicant wishing to transfer assets or take advantage of spend-down rules should consider working with a Medicaid planner on their application.
Seniors can apply for MO HealthNet online or download a paper application and fax it to (573) 751-3091 or mail it to:
Family Support Division
PO Box 2320
Jefferson City, MO 65102-2320
Those who need assistance with the application can call (855) 373-4636.
Supplemental Nursing Care
The SNC program helps residents of assisted living facilities pay for their care by providing a monthly cash payment of up to $292. Seniors are expected to use this payment toward the cost of care and other medical expenses.
To qualify for SNC, applicants must be at least 21 years of age and reside in a licensed residential care or assisted living facility. They also must be fully eligible for MO HealthNet.
To apply, seniors can contact the Family Support Division at (855) 373-4636.
Adult Supplemental Payments
Seniors who receive the federal Supplemental Security Income benefit may be eligible for additional financial assistance from the state of Missouri. Adult Supplemental Payments are issued to SSI recipients who were receiving old age assistance, disability benefits or assistance for the blind from the state as of December 1973. All recipients of this benefit are automatically enrolled in MO HealthNet.
To apply, seniors can contact the Family Support Division at (855) 373-4636.
Home and Community-Based Services
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services provides Home and Community-Based Services that help seniors who require a nursing level of care to remain in a community setting. While this program doesn’t cover the full cost of assisted living, it does provide assistance for personal care, housekeeping and skilled nursing care provided in a residential care or assisted living facility.
To qualify for this program, applicants must be financially eligible for MO HealthNet and at least 18 years of age and have a medical need for personal care services.
To apply, seniors can contact the Missouri Department of Health Services at (573) 526-3636.
Area Agencies on Aging such as Aging Ahead help seniors preserve their dignity and independence by providing a variety of services such as legal counseling, congregate meals, disease prevention, elder rights advocacy and benefits assistance.
Mid-East MO AAA — Aging Ahead
14535 Manchester Rd., St. Louis, MO 63011-3960
While there are no Veterans Affairs facilities in Franklin County, the nearby Columbia Vet Center helps US veterans and their surviving spouses access services such as mental health counseling, grief support and benefits assistance. Veterans who are eligible for medical benefits may receive services at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital in Columbia.
Columbia Vet Center
4040 Rangeline St., Suite 105, Columbia, MO 65202
Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital
800 Hospital Drive, Columbia, MO 65201-5297
Franklin County’s senior centers help elderly individuals to enrich their lives by providing social activities, exercise classes, nutrition instruction and congregate meals.
County Seat Senior Center Foundation
1329 Union Ave., Union, MO 63084
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