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Get Pricing & Availability for Assisted Living in Kansas City, Mo

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Page Reviewed / Updated – August 6, 2023

As the largest city in Missouri, Kansas City’s population of 509,297 includes over 65,000 seniors, and according to recent data, 1 in 9 are at risk for developing Alzheimer’s or dementia as they age. Fortunately, Kansas City has resources to support their care, and Missouri’s Alzheimer’s Task Force has implemented a coordinated plan to increase care, support and treatment statewide. Kansas City’s nationally-ranked University of Kansas Hospital was voted best in the metro area and operates one of only 32 designated Alzheimer’s Disease Centers nationwide. Additionally, North Kansas City Hospital provides dementia support with educational classes, and the Kansas City Public Library offers Memory Cafe Zoom meetings.

Seniors needing dementia care in Kansas City also have access to a wide range of memory care communities. The professional caregivers in these settings receive thorough training in cognitive health programming and management techniques, which necessitates a cost of care approximately 25% higher than standard assisted living. In Kansas City, memory care costs $5,731 monthly, which is on par with the national average of $5,625, yet considerably higher than Missouri’s average cost of $3,750.

Memory care communities offer added security in a nurturing environment with 24-hour monitoring for seniors with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Read ahead to learn more about the top 10 memory care providers in Kansas City and the person-centered services they provide.

Senior Star at Wexford Place

Senior Star at Wexford Place is included on our list for its exemplary standards in senior support care, attaining the highest level of CARF accreditation. Through partnerships with physicians and local health care systems, the community is able to incorporate specialized health services into each plan of care. Its professional care team creates an adaptable support plan built on strengths and minimizes stress with familiar routines. Physical fitness classes, such as Laughter Yoga and Zumba Gold, help residents maintain strength and mobility while interactive Destination Stations and Music and Memory programming support cognition in entertaining ways. Apartments include private one-bedroom or companion suites and offer kitchenettes, ample closets and private bathrooms.

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  • Snoezelen multi-sensory environments for improved awareness and relaxation
  • Resident therapy dog adds a comforting furry friend to the campus

The Gardens at Barry Road

Situated between residential neighborhoods, The Gardens at Barry Road is a not-for-profit senior community for assisted living and memory care. Upon admission, residents are assessed to develop a personalized care plan to meet individual needs. The professional care team provides help with personal care and medication management with oversight by a licensed nurse on staff and empowers residents by celebrating small accomplishments with daily tasks. The full-service campus includes convenient amenities, including a hair salon, activity center and garden designed to engage residents' senses and stimulate memories. Residents can benefit from morning fitness classes, relaxing outdoors in the secured courtyard with one of the resident pets and three nutritious, restaurant-style meals served daily in the community dining room.

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  • Medication management includes pharmacy service
  • On-site Chaplain and interdenominational services

Tiffany Springs Senior Living

In the Northland area of Kansas City, Tiffany Springs Senior Living is a contemporary retirement community offering a full spectrum of luxury senior living. Its dedicated Courtyard memory care center on campus provides a close-knit family environment where residents receive help with personal care and mobility assistance and are gently encouraged with familiar scheduling and enriching activities. Caregivers receive Alzheimer's Association-approved Thrive dementia care training and work under the oversight of life enrichment, health and wellness directors to provide 24-hour support and personalized care. Evidence-based programming provides creative outlets using music and art to stimulate cognition. A secure landscaped courtyard encourages residents to participate in wellness activities or enjoy a meal alfresco on the patio.

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Anthology of Burlington Creek

Anthology of Burlington Creek made our list due to its central location within minutes of North Kansas City Hospital, allowing seniors to receive memory care while being close to specialized amenities and health care. Seniors in its Virtue memory care neighborhood are cared for by a team of dementia-trained professionals who understand the degenerative nature of cognitive diseases and adapt their care plans to meet those needs with as little stress as possible. A specially curated calendar of activities and events incorporates familiar activities such as bocce ball and cornhole, brain-challenging trivia games and crafts and themed events to brighten each day. Accommodations include private single and double suites with spacious bathrooms and include housekeeping.

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  • On-campus movie theater and a full-service spa
  • Open-concept memory care wing with exclusive dining room

The Madison Senior Living

The Madison Senior Living is located near the Kansas border, minutes from St. Luke's Community Hospital in Leawood. The Madison provides a continuum of care, offering independent living, assisted living and memory care on a modern campus with on-site luxury amenities. Emphasizing personalized service, the highly trained staff is on-call to assist with personal tasks and empowers residents with holistic wellness programs and activities stimulating body and mind. The campus includes a fitness center with a heated indoor pool, a full-service spa salon and signature dining prepared by the executive chef at the community's 18th and Vine restaurant. Private studio apartments in the memory care neighborhood are easy to navigate, with walk-in showers and handrails for added stability.

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  • Country demonstration kitchen shares recipes and invites resident participation
  • Pet-friendly community

Anthology of The Plaza

Centered in the city's heart, Anthology of The Plaza is an assisted living and memory community with modern amenities just down the street from St. Luke's Hospital. We chose Anthology of The Plaza for inclusion on our list for its use of state-of-the-art technologies, which help residents stay connected and communicate with loved ones and caregivers in an engaging manner. Using iN2L touchscreen applications, caregivers can tailor interactive content for residents to spark memories and improve cognitive strength, share updates with photos and videos to loved ones and efficiently coordinate services and therapies. Amenities and services include housekeeping, linens and utilities, gourmet meals and scheduled transportation for appointments and errands.

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  • Balanced Living program for reduced fall risk
  • Personal alert system with real-time location capabilities discourages wandering

Addington Place of Shoal Creek

Tucked into a quiet, residential suburb, Addington Place of Shoal Creek offers assisted living, memory care and respite care in a ground-floor community that is easy to navigate for seniors with mobility scooters and wheelchairs. Its signature Finest Living Years program is a person-centered approach that uses strengths and interests to build a customized care plan. Using its Closer Care protocols, residents in assisted living can gently transition to memory care with minimal stress or disruption of daily routines. In memory care, seniors can benefit from regularly scheduled activities using color and music therapy and cognitive games, while more physical activities, like walking and talking, encourage reminiscing while being physically active outdoors. Accommodations include private and companion suites with walk-in baths.

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Benton House of Tiffany Springs

Benton House of Tiffany Springs earns recognition on our list for its award-winning staff and intimate approach to memory care, keeping resident numbers low and one-on-one interactions high. In its secure Beacon neighborhood, residents can benefit from the comfort of a familiar daily routine spiced up with a variety of fresh activities and themed events. Designed to encourage social activity, the memory care unit is laid out around a central living and dining space similar to a family home and provides unlimited access to a secured garden courtyard and covered porch with rocking chairs. On-campus amenities include a full-service hair salon and a media center for enjoying games and movies.

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  • Personal pendant alert system and keypad security protection on exit doors
  • Single-level community is easy to navigate

The Oxford Grand Assisted Living & Memory Care

Located in the Shoal Creek area, The Oxford Grand Assisted Living & Memory Care provides innovative senior care for seniors with dementia and Alzheimer's. Its signature Oxford approach seeks to understand who residents were before their diagnosis to tailor a care plan that addresses their unique needs. Care plans are tracked using their electronic Clinical Intelligence tool, and further technology such as Electronic Medication Administration Records allow care managers and team members to quickly implement any changes in resident care. Care team members are available 24/7, responding to calls for assistance with personal care and grooming and assisting with ambulation and medication management. Accommodations include a choice of private or companion suites with private baths.

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  • Touch screen technology engagement apps and records keeping
  • Accessible walking trails with caregiver supervision

McCrite Plaza at Briarcliff

We recognized McCrite Plaza at Briarcliff on our list for its continuum of care philosophy, allowing couples and related family members to stay together longer while in a long-term care community environment. Professional caregivers in the memory care neighborhood receive ongoing training in the latest dementia management techniques. In order to deliver the highest quality care, resident strengths are initially assessed to create a personalized plan and routinely reassessed to ensure all needs are continually met. Living accommodations offer a choice of private studio floor plans with generous closet space and private bathrooms, and include weekly personal laundry and linen service for maintenance-free living. Additional nursing services are available at an additional cost.

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  • Four-season sunroom in the memory care neighborhood
  • Complete on-site rehabilitation and skilled nursing available