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Located on the border of Kansas and Missouri, Kansas City, KS, a city of 153,000, merges seamlessly with Kansas City, MO. This means some assisted living communities that are minutes apart are in different states. Surrounded on three sides by the Kansas and Missouri Rivers, Kansas City, KS, conveniently sits at the crossroads of two major highways and is 16 miles south of an international airport.

About 12% of the population of Kansas City is age 65 years and over, and the cost of living is 81.6% of the national average. The climate is mild, with high summer temperatures in the 80s and temperatures that can dip into the teens in winter. The University of Kansas Hospital is one of several major medical centers in the area.

Kansas City has several major shopping centers and an outlet mall, and it hosts NASCAR races at the Kansas City Speedway and Casino. Recreational opportunities include 1,500 acres of woods, walking trails and picnic shelters at Wyandotte County Lake and Park. The 400-foot lake and adjacent marina also offer swimming, fishing and boating opportunities.

In Kansas City, the average monthly cost of assisted living is $4,460, compared to $5,090 for the state and $4,300 nationwide.

Check out our list of the top 10 assisted living facilities in the Kansas City area.

Senior Star at Wexford Place

Residents of Senior Star at Wexford Place can socialize with friends on one of the furnished patios or take a stroll along a walking path that borders a lily pond. Music lovers are welcome to play the grand piano in the three-story lobby or choose a favorite song from the jukebox. Senior Star has achieved the highest accreditation, and the friendly staff is available to help seniors when they need it. Studio, one- and two-bedroom options all include kitchenettes, and seniors can choose from thirteen floor plans ranging from 300 to 762 square feet.

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The Gardens at Barry Road

Caring staff members, supervised by a licensed nurse, are available 24 hours a day at The Gardens at Barry Road. Seniors receive regular health assessments, and pharmacy services are also available. Scheduled transportation is provided for appointments, and the calendar features many shopping and cultural opportunities. Seniors can choose from companion suites or studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments with kitchenettes. We added The Gardens at Barry Road to our list because of the many enjoyable dining choices, including anytime dining, special event catering and a menu of meals that are always available.

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Bickford at Mission Springs

Bickford at Mission Springs encourages seniors to maintain as much independence as possible, but help from staff is always available. Breakfast is cooked to order, a licensed dietitian oversees menu choices at lunch and dinner and families can reserve a tastefully appointed private dining room for visits. Seniors are allowed to bring their own pets, and each Bickford branch has a Branch Buddy pet who lives onsite. Residents can relax and socialize outdoors on a beautiful covered patio surrounded by greenery. We included Bickford at Mission Springs on our list because of the comfort and appeal of the interior and grounds.

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Brookdale Rosehill

Seniors can enjoy many activities, events and excursions at Brookdale Rosehill. There's something for every interest, including book clubs, exercise classes and cooking lessons. Caring staff members are available to assist with medication management and provide extra help to seniors when needed. In the restaurant-style dining room, a variety of different entrées are available, designed to appeal to different palates. Brookdale Rosehill made our top ten list because of the wealth and variety of activities available there, including a woodworking shop, happy hours and yoga classes.

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Armour Oaks Senior Living

At Armour Oaks Senior Living, assisted living residents stay at Legacy House, a well-appointed dwelling with several cozy nooks for socializing. Studio and one-bedroom apartments are available for seniors, all with private baths and ample closet space. The movie room is filled with overstuffed chairs and a comfortable sofa, and the on-site chapel includes a grand piano. Weekly housekeeping service, trained professional staff and on-site security provide a safe and comfortable environment for seniors.

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Anthology of the Plaza

Anthology of the Plaza is an urban high-rise assisted living community just minutes from the campus of the University of Missouri-Kansas and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The modern, stylish furnishings extend to the on-site beauty salon and barbershop. Assisted living residents receive a complete intake evaluation, administered by a registered nurse, that focuses on their needs and interests. Gourmet meals are prepared according to resident dietary needs and served at pubs, bistros and formal dining rooms. Courtyards, gardens and landscaped walking paths give seniors access to the beauty of nature. Anthology of the Plaza made our list because of the high quality of the surroundings and its prime downtown location.

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Anthology of Burlington Creek

Seniors living at Anthology of Burlington Creek can enjoy watching a movie in the fully-furnished theater or have a manicure at the full-service beauty salon and barbershop. Chef-prepared meals, overseen by a registered dietitian, are served in a variety of settings, including bistros and pubs. Seniors receive wellness visits by a licensed nurse, and each unit has a built-in emergency alert system. The community is located at the edge of a residential area, across from coffee shops, restaurants and various services. At Anthology, residents can enjoy lovely indoor surroundings, a spacious patio and landscaped walking paths.

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Our Home Senior Care

One perk for the twelve seniors who live at Our Home Senior Care is having a personal chef to cook homemade meals with their input. Located in a spacious family home, the residence has several comfortable furniture groupings perfect for reading or socializing. Glass doors in a wall of windows lead to a covered patio filled with cushioned chairs and a shaded gazebo graces the grounds. Seniors with a green thumb can garden, and the caring staff initiates fun games to help with memory. We added Our Home to the Top 10 list because it allows residents to transition to memory care while staying in the home to which they’ve become accustomed.

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St. Anthony’s Senior Living

St. Anthony’s Senior Living is a nine-story, glass-front building composed of one- and two-bedroom independent and assisted living apartments. The resort-style gated community at Brookside, on the outskirts of Kansas City, MO, is close to theaters and art museums. Research Medical Center is next door, with New Landing Mall a few blocks away for shopping and dining. Seniors can enjoy wine tastings, cooking classes and salon services such as massage, or stroll around landscaped grounds adjacent to the large patio. St. Anthony’s is a faith-based community, and a priest leads a daily mass in the on-site chapel. Supported by the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, the community welcomes seniors of all faiths.

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Golden Oaks Home

Located in a tastefully decorated and newly-constructed family dwelling, Golden Oaks Home offers walk-in showers and 24-hour awake nursing care. Housekeeping and laundry are provided for residents, and family members are encouraged to visit. Services are tailored to each senior’s specific needs, and meals are prepared with residents’ tastes and dietary requirements in mind. Seniors can enjoy activities designed to keep the mind and body fit, such as painting, scrapbooking and exercising to music.

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