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Get Pricing & Availability for Assisted Living in Wichita, KS

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Page Reviewed / Updated – July 19, 2022

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As the largest city in the state, Wichita has 397,532 individuals, including 57,642 seniors age 65 and over, calling it home. Wichita boasts a low cost of living. Though most of the savings are in the housing market, the price of transportation and groceries is lower than national averages as well.

Wichita shares Kansas’ high tax rates, with income tax rates 1.1% higher than the national average of 4.6%. However, Social Security income is exempt from these fees for seniors making less than $75,000 a year. Assisted living typically costs $845 more in Wichita than state averages, but seniors interested in moving into the area have several local resources such as the Housing Choice Voucher program that may help cover some of their expenses.

In addition to spotlighting several free resources for seniors, this guide details average prices for assisted living in Wichita and compares them with other locations.

The Cost of Assisted Living and Care in Wichita, KS

The average cost of assisted living is $5,425 for seniors in Wichita.

Monthly costs for assisted living in Wichita are higher than state and national averages, which run $4,580 and $4,500, respectively. Traveling north, seniors will see costs in Manhattan follow this trend, averaging $5,398. As seniors travel closer to Kansas City and the Missouri state line, they usually see prices fall to be more in keeping with state averages. This holds for prices in Topeka and Lawrence,  where costs are separated by only a small margin.

  • Wichita: $5,425
  • Kansas: $4,580
  • United States: $4,500
  • Topeka: $4,495
  • Lawrence: $4,538
  • Manhattan: $5,398

The Cost of Other Types of Care in Wichita, KS

Assisted living costs fall roughly in the middle of the pack when compared directly to other types of elder care services. In-home care and home health care are both slightly cheaper at $4,767 per month. Adult day health care is the most cost-friendly option at $1,706; however, its target audience is able-bodied seniors who are still mostly independent, which may not apply to older adults in need of assisted living services. The highest cost and level of care in the city is nursing home care, with prices averaging $6,524 for a semiprivate room and $6,965 for a private one.

  • In-Home Care: $4,767
  • Home Health Care: $4,767
  • Adult Day Health Care: $1,706
  • Assisted Living Facility: $5,425
  • Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room): $6,524
  • Nursing Home Facility (private room): $6,965

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Wichita, KS

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Other Ways To Pay for Assisted Living in Wichita, KS

Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For additional information and planning, read our comprehensive guide to paying for senior care in Kansas.

Free Resources for Seniors in Wichita, KS

Wichita has many resources dedicated to providing seniors with information and assistance that can help improve their daily quality of life.




Central Plains Area Agency on Aging
(855) 200-2372 The Central Plains Area Agency on Aging (CPAAA) offers education and support to seniors aged 60 and over in Butler, Harvey and Sedgewick counties. Provided resources include health and wellness programs, transportation assistance and options counseling. Interested seniors can call or start a live chat with the friendly staff for more information.
Senior Services of Wichita (316) 267-0302 The Senior Services of Wichita maintains a robust nutritional program and four senior centers in the city. To qualify for Meals on Wheels, individuals must be aged 60 or over, be homebound and have trouble completing daily cooking tasks and preparation. Seniors can also ask about the roving pantry program and other in-home supportive services.
Senior Health Insurance Counseling For Kansas

(800) 860-5260

Senior Health Insurance Counseling For Kansas (SHICK) is a free resource for individuals with questions regarding Medicare and insurance. Trained counselors provide confidential guidance over the phone, and seniors can ask for assistance setting up prescription drug plans through Medicare Part D.
KanCare Ombudsman

(855) 643-8180

The KanCare Ombudsman Office seeks to help older adults make informed decisions about long-term care facilities by offering detailed reports on the past records of individual facilities. Its friendly staff members can help answer seniors’ questions regarding their rights and access to services.
Library Homebound and Outreach Services


The Wichita Public Library provides a free homebound book service for seniors with mobility issues who struggle to access reading materials and informational resources. Seniors are invited to call the library for more information on alternate ways for them to check out materials.

Rules and Regulations for Assisted Living Facilities in Wichita, KS

Assisted Living Communities in Wichita are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined by the state. For an overview of those rules and regulations, see the information below. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.

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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Wichita, KS

The Oxford Grand Assisted Living & Memory Care

The Oxford Grand Assisted Living & Memory Care is set in a rambling 13-acre property that features lakes, walking paths and several enclosed courtyards where residents can relax in the mild Wichita afternoons. Indoors, residents share meals in the Oxford's vast dining hall and socialize over billiards in Romeo's Pub. Active residents can participate in the in-house YMCA Enhance Fitness class at the well-appointed fitness center, or enjoy Wii bowling in the games room. The 29 & Holding salon looks after residents' beauty needs, and the on-site spa offers an oversized claw-foot tub for a relaxing soak. Scheduled transportation is available for residents' medical and personal trips into town.

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Sedgwick Plaza

Sedgwick Plaza offers multiple floor plans for assisted living, many with fully equipped kitchenettes. Washers and dryers are available at no cost to residents, while housekeeping and linen service are provided weekly. Many utilities are included in the monthly fee. Residents who drive, and their guests, can get their cars parked by the complimentary valet service Sedgwick Plaza offers. An on-site barber shop helps residents keep well-groomed, while the professionally managed fitness program helps active residents keep fit. Homemade, restaurant-quality meals are provided three times daily in the communal dining room, along with snacks from the kitchen all day long.

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Homestead of Wichita

Homestead of Wichita keeps assisted living residents safe 24 hours a day with a licensed nurse on call and certified staff to assist with activities of daily living. Residents can summon help to their rooms at any time with the 24-hour emergency call system in each apartment, which is also furnished with ample closet space and room for personal items. Each room at Homestead of Wichita has a full private bathroom with a step-in shower and safety bars for residents with limited mobility. Individual climate control units run the central heat and air conditioning in each room. Residents can share three home-cooked meals a day in the spacious dining room, with menus that accommodate special dietary needs for all residents.

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Regent Park Assisted Living & Memory Care

Regent Park Assisted Living & Memory Care has a 24-hour staff that includes licensed nurses and certified caregivers. Caregiver staff assist residents with activities of daily living that include bathing, dressing and personal care. Medication management is provided within each resident's care plan, as are personalized nutrition plans for each resident based on their dietary and cultural needs. Scheduled personal and group transportation is provided for medical, personal and recreational trips off of the property. Back at home, staff and visiting coordinators arrange regular educational and religious services, as well as a full calendar of fun community activities. Housekeeping services are provided, as is an emergency call system with water-resistant pendants.

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  • Apartments include kitchenette and individually controlled thermostat
  • Regular wellness checks

Homestead of Crestview

Homestead of Crestview keeps certified nursing and caregiver staff on duty 24 hours a day and provides licensed health services in-house for the residents who need them. Medication aides on staff provide medication management and tracking, while caregiver staff assist with activities of daily living, such as bathing and dressing. Each room at Homestead of Crestview has an emergency communication system installed for two-way calling with response staff if needed. The kitchen at Crestview prepares three meals a day with varied menus that can accommodate special dietary requirements. Weekly housekeeping and laundry service is provided at no extra cost, as is scheduled transportation for medical and personal trips.

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Brookdale Tallgrass

Brookdale Tallgrass has a 24/7 security response team that maintains video monitoring of the community to help keep residents safe. The landscaped grounds are ringed with walking paths that are easy for seniors with limited mobility to get around on. The on-site barber shop is open to all residents, as are the library and game room. Each evening, residents at Brookdale Tallgrass gather in the fireside living room for social hour, sometimes with one resident at the baby grand piano that's available for anyone to play. Outdoors, residents can gather in the shaded courtyard or put in light work in the garden, where the community gardening club holds its sessions. Indoors, three meals a day are served in either the communal dining area or a private dining room that's open to residents and their guests.

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  • On-site postal services
  • Activities include billiards, movies, exercise and music 

Park West Plaza

Park West Plaza offers companion services for its assisted living residents that include socialization and support, help participating in activities and assistance with personal and professional correspondence. Companions on staff also help seniors with limited eyesight read, write and perform basic tasks. Personal shopping services are available, as are escorts for dinner and social events in the community's common areas. Those areas include the Gold Leaf dining room, where restaurant-style meals are served three times daily and snacks are provided at all hours. Cultural and community events at Park West Plaza include visits from educational speakers, religious services and scheduled outings for members of the community. Housekeeping services are available at no additional cost.

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Avita Senior Living at Rolling Hills

Avita Senior Living at Rolling Hills is one of the most luxurious assisted living communities in Wichita. Guests enter the main lobby and walk past a stunning 26-foot-high indoor waterfall and onto the Main Street indoor community square. Shops ring Main Street, including Bella's Beauty and Barber Shop, the Boardwalk Theater and Main Street Bar and Grill, which has a nightly happy hour for residents. Riffel's Mercantile operates a convenient bodega where residents can fill up on personal items and other must-haves for back home in their rooms. Outdoors, Avita has a spa, storage units for assisted living residents and two courtyards adjacent to the solariums. Residents with ongoing care needs have access to certified physical, occupational and speech therapist services.

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Chaucer Estates

Chaucer Estates provides 24/7 nursing services for assisted living residents who need post-acute or rehab services in their homes. Personal care attendants on staff are always available to assist with residents' activities of daily living. Transportation for medical and personal trips is provided by the community van, which is ADA compliant and has room for an attendant to provide standby service for a resident. Housekeeping and laundry services are available, as are happy hours, movie nights and a number of other community events. Chaucer Estates supports several resident clubs, including book, poetry and writing clubs, a walking club, water aerobics club and tai chi community. Personal trainer services are available in the state-of-the-art fitness center.

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Wichita Presbyterian Manor

Wichita Presbyterian Manor's residents share restaurant-style dining in the spacious main dining hall, though private dining facilities are available for more privacy. Religious services are regularly held in the on-site chapel, and guest suites are available for residents with overnight visitors. Residents at Wichita Presbyterian Manor can keep fit in the indoor aquatic and wellness center, which hosts classes on senior fitness, water aerobics and other low-impact exercise techniques. Events are regularly organized on and off of the property, such as movie nights, shopping trips and visits to local eateries. Transportation is provided by the community shuttle at no extra cost. Residents may participate in spiritual life services, which include bereavement and separation counseling.

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