To help with assisted living costs, Kansas Medicaid offers a Home and Community Based Services Frail Elderly (FE) Waivery. The program will pay for some but not all care services delivered in an Assisted Living Facility, but does not pay for room and raw food costs.
Families in Kansas who don’t qualify for Medicaid and need financial help in order to afford assisted living may want to explore an Elderlife Bridge Loan. It’s designed to serve as a bridge until more permanent financial resources can be arranged, and up to six people can share the cost.
10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Kansas
Silvercrest at College View, Lenexa
At Silvercrest at College View, seniors find the perfect combination of comfort and care while living an active lifestyle. Private apartments with spacious kitchenettes allow residents to live independently, but help is available for everything from medication reminders to assistance with getting dressed. Elegant common areas provide a great environment for social gatherings in-house, and residents also enjoy going on field trips to local markets and theaters.
Cost begins at $3,250 per month.
Ascension Living Via Christi Village, Manhattan
Located just 2 miles from the Kansas State University campus and 10 miles from downtown Manhattan, Ascension Living has something for every sports lover, shopper, and social butterfly.
Seniors living here are treated to happy hour once a week, group outings and events throughout each month, and a life enrichment program that features activities to strengthen the mind, body, and spirit. And although a desire for independence is always respected, help is always available for managing medications, getting dressed, preparing meals, and transportation. As a continuing care facility, residents can age in place, seamlessly transitioning from assisted living, to rehabilitation, to skilled nursing as needs evolve.
Cost begins around $2,900 per month.
Meadowlark Hills, Manhattan
Meadowlark Hills serves as an assisted living community as well as a senior outreach center. Transportation is available for medical appointments and local outings, and activities are provided onsite to encourage socialization. Each resident’s pet-friendly apartment has a private accessible bathroom, a spacious kitchenette, weekly housekeeping and laundry service, and an emergency pull cord. To keep residents safe and healthy, staff is available 24 hours per day.
Cost begins around $5,300 per month.
Home of the Flint Hills, St. George
Home of the Flint Hills offers a home-like atmosphere where seniors can age in place with dignity. Studio apartments include cable, Wi-Fi and phone, and each one has a kitchenette and emergency call system. Inside the facility, residents enjoy restaurant-style dining, a beauty salon and barbershop, and an activity room where friends can play games and socialize. Walking paths around the facility provide a great place to walk furry family members. Certified personnel and professionals provide 24-hour assistance with activities of daily living, and occupational, physical, and speech therapists are available for services as needed.
Cost begins at $4,695 per month.
The Atriums, Overland Park
Located close to great shopping, restaurants, entertainment and world-class hospitals, this assisted living facility offers everything seniors need to live an active lifestyle. Named for the large glass dome that decorates the roof and lets in plenty of light, The Atriums brightens residents’ days with fun activities like happy hours, art classes, bingo games, water aerobics and more. Apartments are outfitted with full kitchens, but residents can also opt to eat in the dining room or have meals delivered to them. Licensed and certified nurses are available 24/7 to help with medication management, personal care, and mobility, and staff members work closely with each resident’s physician and family to follow an individualized care plan.
Cost begins at $4,467 per month.
McCrite Plaza, Topeka
Residents at McCrite Plaza enjoy having many choices for how to live their life in retirement. First, they can choose from a one- or two-bedroom apartment ranging from six floor plans, many of which include a balcony or patio. Next, they can choose when to enjoy their delicious chef-prepared meals since the dining room is open between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. And finally, with plenty of options to be entertained, they can choose whether to head to the onsite movie theater, meet a friend in the onsite pub, or hop on the complimentary transportation bus for an excursion into town. Professional nurses are available whenever residents need assistance, and additional services like medication management, injections, and transfers can be arranged as needed.
Cost is estimated to be $7,000 per month.
Kelly House, Topeka
At Kelly House, seniors live in a safe and secure environment while receiving compassionate care and companionship. Licensed nurses are on-call 24/7, while caregivers are there around the clock to help with medications, diabetic care, and personal hygiene. All residents have private suites with a full bathroom and plenty of closet space, and weekly housekeeping and laundry service is included.
Cost begins at $3,376 per month.
Homestead of Topeka
A member of the Midwest Health Family, Homestead of Topeka is a community with a focus on health. After a team of licensed professionals assesses each resident, they form a care plan to address their needs while helping to maintain independence. A full calendar of activities keeps seniors social, while an onsite therapy and exercise room helps facilitate mobility. Residents can always receive help with personal care and transportation, and an emergency response system provides peace of mind that help is available at the push of a button.
Cost begins around $4,540 per month.
Sedgwick Plaza, Wichita
While living at Sedgwick Plaza, residents participate in fulfilling experiences throughout each day and have 24/7 help at their fingertips. Apartments are available in multiple floor plans, and many have fully equipped kitchenettes. Seniors stay looking and feeling their best with an onsite barber shop and professionally managed fitness program, and can satisfy their hunger with homemade meals each day. Any resident or guest who drives can take advantage of complimentary valet service as they come and go.
Cost begins around $4,540 per month.
Brookdale Tallgrass, Wichita
Voted #1 in Customer Satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates, Brookdale assisted living facilities offer a diverse range of amenities and services that seniors love. At Brookdale Tallgrass, days are spent gardening, walking around landscaped trails, or reading on a quiet bench. At night, residents gather in the fireside living room for social hour around the baby grand piano, or in the game room for a game of pool. Care is provided on an as-needed basis, and can range from dining assistance to medication management to help with activities of daily living.
Cost begins around $4,800 per month.