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Assisted Living in Kansas City, MO

The average cost of assisted living in the city is $4,050 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the city, as well as financing options to pay for it. You’ll find in-depth information on 24 assisted living facilities in Kansas City and 30 in surrounding areas.

  • Assisted living: $4,050
  • Nursing home semiprivate room: $5,582
  • In-home care: $4,004
  • Adult day health services: $1,733

Senior Star at Villa Ventura

12100 Wornall Rd.
Kansas City, MO

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Whether you are seeking independent living the promises freedom from home ownership or supportive servcies to remain independent, Senior Star at Villa Ventura delivers both.

Senior Star at Wexford Place

6500 North Cosby Avenue
Kansas City, MO

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We at Wexford Place see it as our responsibility to provide the opportunities and inspiration for our residents to embrace senior living and thrive in their new life here with us.

Brookdale Wornall Place

501 West 107th St
Kansas City, MO

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Brookdale Wornall Place, a beautiful senior community nestled within a quiet wooded area in Kansas City, offers extraordinary independent living for active seniors seeking a carefree retirement.

Armour Oaks Senior Living

8100 Wornal Road
Kansas City, MO

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At Armour Oaks Senior Living Community, our residents have the peace of mind that comes with knowing their healthcare and financial needs will always be met while living with us.

The Gardens at Barry Road

8300 NW Barry Rd
Kansas City, MO

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The Gardens at Barry Road Assisted Living and Memory Care is an engaging, service-oriented community in the heart of Kansas City, Missouri. We recognize that a new phase in life can be a leap of faith—for you and your family.…

The Oxford Grand at Shoal Creek

8280 N. Tullis Ave.
Kansas City, MO

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Welcome Home to Assisted Living & Memory Care in Shoal Creek Valley. At The Oxford Grand Assisted Living & Memory Care, the human element of caring is our first priority; an extraordinary and empowered staff values and embodies service to…

Waterford South

11515 Holmes Road
Kansas City, MO

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Welcome to Waterford South — Kansas City's most affordable assisted living Independent living is a privilege we enjoy a major part of our lives. At Waterford South Assisted Living, you maintain the freedom to come-and-go, to run your own schedules…

Addington Place of Shoal Creek

9601 North Tullis Drive
Kansas City, MO

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The 2nd oldest town west of the Mississippi River, Liberty is a place where the past meets the present. Its historic town square is made up of 100 year-old buildings, which house quaint shops, eateries and event venues. Annual events…

SummitView Terrace

12101 East Bannister Road
Kansas City, MO

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To us at SummitView Terrace - assisted living by Americare in Kansas City, 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. Here,…

Stonecrest at Burlington Creek

6311 N. Cosby Avenue
Kansas City, MO

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Five-star living in Kansas City await seniors at the brand-new Stonecrest at Burlington Creek, a retirement community whose design and services create a luxurious lifestyle.

Bishop Spencer Place

4301 Madison Ave
Kansas City, MO

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Refund Plans: 80% of Entrance Fee; Declining balance of 50 mos. (Price: 59% of Entrance Fee). Assisted Living and Nursing Care on Fee-For-Service basis.

Rockhill Manor

4235 LOCUST STREET PO BOX 5930
Kansas City, MO

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Jolet Home

3920 Forest Ave
Kansas City, MO

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Carondelet Place

621 CARONDELET DRIVE
Kansas City, MO

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Jeanne Jugan Center

8745 JAMES A REED RD
Kansas City, MO

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Glennon Place Apartments

128 North Hardesty Ave
Kansas City, MO

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Corner Brook Place

12942 Wornall Rd
Kansas City, MO

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Primrose Retirement Community of Kansas City

8559 North Line Creek
Kansas City, MO

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Primrose is committed to providing a happy, healthy environment for our residents. Assisted living is designed for seniors who want the privacy of an apartment with the security of professional care and service. Every resident at Primrose has a plan…

Campbell Care Resident Home

2826 CAMPBELL STREET
Kansas City, MO

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Benton House of Tiffany Springs

5901 NW 88th Street
Kansas City, MO

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The Oaks

5550 Noland Rd
Kansas City, MO

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Paseo Residential Care I

3433 Paseo Blvd
Kansas City, MO

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Carrie Dumas Long Term Care Facility

2836 BENTON BOULEVARD
Kansas City, MO

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Beacon Hill Nursing Home

2905 Campbell St
Kansas City, MO

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Reviews of Kansas City Assisted Living Facilities

Armour Oaks Senior Living

Review by Jazz E | Consumer

We really like Armour Oaks and its environment. It's a smaller community, so it is easier to get to know people. It is very nice. I would move there. I was very impressed with it, however, it's hard for us to finance it for our grandmother. The staff was very kind, very nice, and accommodating. They answered all of our...

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Armour Oaks Senior Living

Review by Cleota | Consumer

Armour Oaks was very nice, clean, and smelled good. One thing that bothered me was there weren't any activities. The people I saw who lived there looked like they were 100 years old. I'm looking for a place with a lot of activities and stuff going on. Dallas, the administrator, was wonderful and I liked him best. The d...

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Brookdale Wornall Place

Review by Visitor | Consumer

Brookdale Wornall Place was really nice with plenty of activities for the residents. The place and setting were beautiful.

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Senior Star at Villa Ventura

Review by Ana | Consumer

We like Senior Star at Villa Ventura the best. It was more reasonably priced. The place was very nice, but not too fancy and not too big. My brother is a very simple person, so it was a very nice setting for him. We really like it; it is just not the right time. They have a lot of activities. The person who assisted me...

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Senior Star at Villa Ventura

Review by Chichota W. | Consumer

Senior Star at Villa Ventura is over the top and I loved it. My father stayed there before in independent living. Unfortunately, he did not fall into the military criteria in order to get the stipend from the military to stay, so it became too expensive. One of the things that I loved about them is that they gave us th...

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Senior Star at Villa Ventura

Review by Tonia | Consumer

Senior Star at Villa Ventura's staff went above and beyond and were very nice. They have more than one level, but it was easy to get on the elevator and move around. They have a very nice and beautiful courtyard and the grounds were just one level. They have an exquisite dining facility.

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Assisted Living Costs in Kansas City

At $4,050 per month, the median cost of assisted living in Kansas City just barely exceeds the national average of $4,000. Kansas City residents also typically pay more than the monthly average for assisted living in numerous other Missouri cities, including St. Joseph ($2,550) and St. Louis ($3,500). The state average for assisted living sits at $2,844 per month, which is approximately $1,200 less than the Kansas City median.

Cost of Assisted Living Comparison Chart

  • Kansas City: $4,050
  • National average: $4,000
  • State average: $2,844
  • St. Joseph: $2,550
  • Columbia: $3,975
  • Joplin: $2,650
  • Jefferson City: $3,545
  • St. Louis: $3,500

Care Cost Comparison

Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care Survey reveals the cost of nursing home care, whether in a private or semiprivate room, is nearly twice as much as assisted living care in many Missouri cities. This is not true in Kansas City, as monthly expenses for care are similar in all areas except adult day care, which costs just $1,733 per month. A semiprivate nursing room in Kansas City costs $1,532 more than an assisted living facility and $1,197 more than a home health aide.

While homemaker services average $46 less per month than expenses for an assisted living residence, it isn’t necessarily a more cost-effective option than services at a facility. Comparing other household expenses, such as rent, utilities and household maintenance, may make an assisted living facility or nursing home more affordable than professional services at home.

Cost of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart

  • Assisted living: $4,050
  • Homemaker services: $4,004
  • Home health aide: $4,385
  • Adult day health: $1,733
  • Nursing home care (semiprivate room): $5,582

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Kansas City

Medicaid in Missouri

Seniors in Missouri can apply for Medicaid, Medicare or both programs. Seniors on Medicaid, known as MO HealthNet, must be at least 65 years old and meet income and asset requirements. These guidelines vary based on household size and whether a senior lives alone or with others. A senior on Social Security who lives alone in their own home can have a monthly income of up to $771, but that figure drops to $514 for a senior who lives with friends or family members.

Seniors automatically qualify for MO HealthNet if they are deemed disabled by the state of Missouri and/or the Social Security Administration. In this situation, Medicaid helps eliminate the gap in coverage some seniors face while waiting for Medicare benefits to begin. Medical providers treat Medicare as the primary insurance company and MO HealthNet as the secondary insurer when a senior has plans with each provider.

Missouri seniors interested in obtaining Medicaid coverage can apply online at MyDSS.MO.gov/healthcare or request an application over the phone by calling (800) 735-2966. Applications are also accepted in person at the Family Support Division located at 324 E 11th St #1100, Kansas City, MO 64106, or seniors can mail completed applications to the address provided on their application.

Other Financial Assistance Programs for Assisted Living

Missouri Independent Living Waiver

Kansas City Medicaid recipients may qualify for the Missouri Independent Living Waiver, which provides financial help with in-home care as well as facility services. This waiver may also help cover personal care essentials not included in a Medicaid plan, such as specialized medical equipment and environmental accessibility adaptations.

This waiver is not just for seniors, but seniors can retain enrollment after age 64 if they meet the program’s criteria for income, assets and medical need.

To apply for this program, contact the The Department of Health and Senior Services, Division of Senior and Disability Service or a MO HealthNet representative at (573) 751-3425.

Supplemental Nursing Care

Seniors who qualify for nursing home services or mental health services in a hospital setting can apply for the Supplemental Nursing Care program. The program helps offset the expenses of assisted care, and it also provides an allowance of up to $50 for personal needs.

Additional monthly cash benefits are $156 per month for seniors in residential care facilities and $292 per month for seniors in assisted living facilities. After a resident in one of these facilities pays their required portion of expenses, the state helps cover the remaining costs.

Seniors interested in the program must be at least 65 years old, and disabled applicants considering nursing home care need to be 21 or older. Applicants cannot have given away or sold any real estate or personal property for a price below fair market value during the last five years. If the applicant is married, they can request asset protection for the spouse remaining at home.

Assisted Living Resources in Kansas City

Senior Centers in Kansas City

Kansas City has approximately 10 senior centers for local residents interested in socializing or improving their health. These centers offer benefits and events such as exercise classes, free meals, group outings, craft classes and game nights.

Don Bosco Senior Center
580 Campbell St., Kansas City, MO 64106
(816) 691-2900

Platte Senior Services
11724 NW Plaza Cir, Kansas City, MO 64153
(816) 270-4100

Westport Cooperative Services
201 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 753-7039

Social Security Offices in Kansas City

Kansas City seniors who need to apply or review Social Security benefits can visit one of several offices for the Social Security Administration. These offices are generally open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the exception of Wednesdays, when local offices close at noon.

Social Security Administration
2021 Independence Ave, Kansas City, MO 64124
(800) 772-1213

Social Security Administration
6320 Euclid Ave, Kansas City, MO 64132
(800) 772-1213

Social Security Administration
8620 N Green Hills Rd, Kansas City, MO 64154
(800) 772-1213

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