Kansas Assisted Living Facilities
Cost of Kansas Assisted Living Facilities
According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of assisted living in Kansas is $4,188 per month.
The monthly base rate for Kansas assisted living is typically higher when compared to neighboring states. Kansas is also more expensive compared to the national average.
This cost is the base cost for a one-bedroom assisted living unit in Kansas. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.
Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States
Assisted Living Regulations
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 Medicaid Coverage of Assisted Living and Related Services
The State of Kansas offers Medicaid payment for nursing home care services regarding the location in which one resides. Individuals can live at home or in assisted living. The Kansas Medicaid Waiver is called the Home and Community Based Services Waiver.
The waiver is designed to assist the elderly needing nursing home care. It allows participants to remain living in their homes, family homes or in the community. Some of the services can be self-directed by the consumer. Individuals who choose the option to self-direct are able to select their own personal care providers. Friends and some family members can be paid for the caregiving services.
The services available through the Home and Community Based Services Waiver are:
- Adult Day Care
- Assistive Technology
- Attendant Care Services
- Comprehensive Support
- Medication Reminder
- Nursing Evaluation Visit
- Oral Health Services
- Personal Emergency Response
- Sleep Cycle Support
- Wellness Monitoring
Other Kansas Medicaid Waivers
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Technology Assisted
- Mental Retardation / Developmental Disabilities
- Physically Disabled
- Frail and Elderly
- Serious Emotional Disturbance
- Acquired Brain Injury
The Home and Community Based Services Waiver program is available throughout Kansas and is managed by the Department on Aging, Social and Rehabilitation Services. Find a local office or to apply call 1-888-369-4777.
Department for Aging and Disability Services Phone (785) 296-4986
Contact: Patty Brown Phone (785) 296-1269
Web Site: www.kdads.ks.gov
What is the best number to call to get started? Call 1-855-200-2372 to initiate assistance.
Is there a website? http://www.ksadrc.org
How long is the waiting list? There is a 3-4 year waiting list.
How many people are on the waiting list? 2500 people.
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.
License information source: Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services
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