With 360,000 seniors or about 13% of the population, Kansas ranks about average for the percentage of seniors compared to the total state population. Kansas is ranked as the eighth lowest overall state based on a cost of living index of 91. Kansas has a moderately low health care costs (91 and very low housing cost at 83 compared to the national (100). Kansas is a very diverse state for seniors with a dramatic difference between the metro and rural areas. The larger cities have a variety of senior living options including assisted living facilities, in-home care and nursing homes. Remote areas may a very limited selection. Although most seniors choose an assisted living facility or other senior living option based on location, other factors can have a big impact on the sustainability of assisted living. Since most seniors enter an assisted living facility after a disorienting incident like a stroke or serious fall, staying in a familiar area is important for a short-term stay.
For more long term stays in an assisted living facility, other factors like sustained visitation from friend and family are more critical. Access to state-of-the-art health care can also be a big factor. Larger areas may have special senior care programs, cancer treatment facilities, and other senior activities. The amenities of the city compounded with the amenities of the facility can make life in an assisted living facility or other senior living community much more enjoyable.
Licensed Kansas Assisted Living Facilities
The Kansas Department on Aging conducts routine assisted living facility inspections every 12 to 15 months. Inspection reports are typically posted at the assisted living facility but they can also be requested by calling 785-296-4986 or 800-842-0078. There is a charge for copies of reports. You may also request copies of complaints and file a complaint at these numbers. You may also want to post your review on this site to help other Kansas residents in their assisted living selection process.
- Gilbert Cruz, State Long Term Care Ombudsman
- Office of the State LTC Ombudsman
- 900 SW Jackson Street Suite 1041 Topeka, KS 66612
- da.state.k s.us/care/
- Phone: (877)662-8362 Fax: (785)296-3916
These government resources are key for anyone with an assisted living facility service problem. This site was designed to be used in conjunction with these local government resources.
This directory includes 722 assisted living options for Kansas. Use the "Advance Search" to find the nearest 40 senior services based on your desired location or select a city and then choose a tab to see different types of senior care including nursing homes, Alzheimer's care centers, CCRCs, independent living, in-home and hospice care.
Here are the direct links to Emporia Nursing Homes, Kansas City Nursing Homes, Lawrence Nursing Homes, Manhattan Nursing Homes, Topeka Nursing Homes, Wichita Nursing Homes, or use the advanced search and limit your results to Nursing Homes.