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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.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

Missouri$2,525
Oklahoma$3,345
U.S.$3,600
Nebraska$3,628
Colorado$3,750
Kansas$4,188

Much of the information above was adapted from the National Center of Assisted Living 2010 Regulatory Review.

Researching Kansas Assisted Living? Ask these questions:

  • What terms does Kansas require to be disclosed to you prior to making a decision?
    Kansas may require the base price, payment schedule, services included in that rate and other items to be disclosed in writing - be sure to find out.
  • What is the Scope of Care offered?
    Find out the minimum services the facility MUST provide to you, as required by Kansas. These may include 24-hour supervision, types of meals, medical attention, etc.
  • What are the admission requirements to live at the facility?
    Each state is different; find out what the age and physical health requirements are for this specific facility as well as facilities in Kansas. Determine if the type of care you need is offered by the individual facility.
  • Will the facility complete an assessment and create a care plan for the resident?
    Kansas probably requires an initial evaluation and the creation of a care plan - be sure to find out exactly what the facility offers.
  • Ask about the handling of medication in the facility?
    There are sure to be specific requirements in Kansas - ask how the facility handles administering your medication.
  • Does the facility offer rooms and other areas that meet or exceed those required by Kansas?
    Kansas will have a minimum size of rooms, a limit to number of people per room, and even requirements as to privacy of available bathrooms - make sure you ask.
  • Does the facility offer the available required staff?
    Make sure the facility staffs the proper professionals, as Kansas requires. These may include an administrator and caregivers, as well as round-the-clock staff.
  • Is memory care offered?
    Find out of the facility is licensed to be able to handle dementia or Alzheimer's care in Kansas.
  • Are Medicaid waivers available for Kansas for this specific facility?
    If you are unable to cover the costs, find out if the facility may offer a Kansas Medicaid Waiver. You can also research at dcf.ks.gov.

Helpful Kansas Assisted Living Resources

Do you have a question about licensing or regulations of assisted living facilities in Kansas? Questions about licensing and regulations are handled at the state level. You can contact the Kansas licensing and regulatory agency at:
Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS)
kdads.ks.gov
(785) 296-4986
Do you want to report an issue or have a dispute with a senior living facility in Kansas? Your local Kansas long-term care ombudsman can help resolve disputes and offer assistance in your long-term care decisions. You can contact them at:
Long Term Care Ombudsman of Kansas
kansasombudsman.ks.gov
Local: (785) 296-3017
Tollfree: (877) 662-8362
Are you aware of all the Kansas health-based programs available to you? Your Kansas Health Department can be a great resource. Contact them at:
Department of Aging and Disability Services
agingkansas.org
Local: (785) 296-4986
Tollfree: (800) 432-3535
Are you familiar with the Kansas Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

The Kansas AAAs (Area Agency for the Aging) are very helpful. These offices can provide guidance to those 60+ in Kansas regarding elder abuse, caregiver support, insurance counseling, transportation and much more.

Find your local Kansas AAA below:

Wyandotte/Leavenworth AAA/Aging & Disability Resource Center
Kansas City, KS
(913) 573-8531
Central Plains Area Agency on Aging
Wichita, KS
(316) 660-7298
Northwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging and Disability Resource Center
Hays, KS
(785) 628-8204
Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging
Topeka, KS
(785) 235-1367
Southeast Kansas Area Agency on Aging and Disability Resource Center
Chanute, KS
(620) 431-2980
Southwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging and Disability Resource Center
Dodge City, KS
(620) 225-8230
East Central Kansas Aging and Disability Resource Center
Ottawa, KS
(785) 242-7200
North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging and Disability Resource Center
Manhattan, KS
(785) 776-9294
Northeast Kansas Area Agency on Aging and Disability Resource Center
Hiawatha, KS
(785) 742-7152
South Central Kansas Area Agency on Aging and Disability Resource Center
Arkansas City, KS
(620) 442-0268
Johnson County Area Agency on Aging and Disability Resource Center
Olathe, KS
(913) 715-8861

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