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Cost of Kansas Assisted Living Facilities
The average cost of assisted living in Kansas is $2,000 per month
The range of costs is from $1,100 to $2,600 per month
This data is based on 8 of the larger facilities within the state and may not represent all facilities within the state. Additional fees may apply.
Kansas Assisted Living Information
Kansas defines an assisted living facility, or residential health care facilities, as a residence that cares for six or more people who may need assistance with ADL’s or other forms of personal care.
Kansas Assisted Living Facilities Scope of Care
Basic health monitoring is required and direct care staff may help with ADL’s as needed. However, skilled nursing services must be intermittent, limited or routine.
Kansas Assisted Living Admission Requirements
An assisted living facility cannot accept anyone who is danger to himself or others, needs physical restraints, has significant behavioral issues, unmanageable incontinence, requires two people to transfer, total mobility dependence to exit the building, or requires ongoing skilled nursing intervention 24 hours a day.
Kansas Assisted Living Care Plan Requirements
A functional assessment screening must be performed on all entering residents by a social worker, nurse, or administrator. Reassessments should occur annually or as needed if there is a significant change in a resident’s mental, physical, or psychosocial health. A nurse must assess entering residents if health care services are indicated.
Kansas Assisted Living Medication Management Requirements
Residents may choose to manage their own medications, or the assisted living facility may do so. If a resident wants to self-administer medication, then a licensed nurse must do a thorough assessment to confirm that the resident is capable of doing so. A pharmacist must review medications quarterly, or offer to do so if medication is self-managed.
Kansas Assisted Living Facility Requirements
Apartments must have a lockable door, as well as storage area, living area, full bathroom, and kitchen, unless designated a residential health care facility and then a kitchen is optional.
Kansas Assisted Living Staffing Requirements
Adequate staff must be present at all times, and if there are fewer than 61 residents, an operator must run the facility, but an administrator is not required. Operators must be 21, have a high school diploma and receive special training as an operator. All staff must have orientation, in-service training, and specific education in abuse, neglect and emergency preparedness.
Kansas Assisted Living Medicaid Policy
A Medicaid home and community-based services waiver is only available for residents who need and are receiving nursing home levels of care.
Kansas Alzheimer's Care Requirements
If an assisted living facility operates a care unit for residents with Alzheimer’s, then staff members who work in the unit must receive appropriate training and direct care staff must be present in the unit at all times.
Kansas Department on AgingPhone: (785) 296-1253
Phone: (785) 296-6029
Much of the information above was adapted from the National Center of Assisted Living 2010 Regulatory Review.
Kansas Assisted Living Communities
Kansas assisted living facilities are listed by city below. We recommend you search by ZIP code to include nearby facilities. However, you may choose a city to view all assisted living options in that area.
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