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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 9 assisted living facilities in Kansas City and 30 in surrounding areas.
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.
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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, a beautiful senior community nestled within a quiet wooded area in Kansas City, offers extraordinary independent living for active seniors seeking a carefree retirement.
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 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.…
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…
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…
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.
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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…
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...Read more Armour Oaks Senior Living reviews
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...Read more Armour Oaks Senior Living reviews
My cousin moved into Brookdale Wornall Place last week. Its excellent, and I liked it. They have happy hour once a week, field trips, and trips to the store and their doctors' appointments. They pretty much take care of their needs. Its very nice, very clean, and the food is definitely a 5, he loves it. I think they ...Read more Brookdale Wornall Place reviews
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...Read more Senior Star at Villa Ventura reviews
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...Read more Senior Star at Villa Ventura reviews
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
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
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.
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.
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
Platte Senior Services
11724 NW Plaza Cir, Kansas City, MO 64153
Westport Cooperative Services
201 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111
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
Social Security Administration
6320 Euclid Ave, Kansas City, MO 64132
Social Security Administration
8620 N Green Hills Rd, Kansas City, MO 64154
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