The Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Kansas City, MO

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The rural lifestyle still present on the edges of Kansas City is what attracts some seniors to the area, and for others it's the thriving arts and culture scene closer to the city. Some residents just enjoy tasty barbecued meats and a round of golf. In any case, there are more than 50,000 residents aged 65 or over, and there's always room for one more.

According to the 2019 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, assisted living in Kansas City is just $17 more expensive than the state average for a monthly rate. The average cost in Kansas City is $2,898 per month compared to $2,881 in Missouri. Home health aides cost $380 more, but there's no difference between city and state for homemaker services. A private room in a nursing facility is approximately $250 more expensive every month, and the difference is almost $600 for semi-private rooms. The city's cost of living factors are generally favorable – overall 8% less than nationwide costs – and housing costs are almost 28% lower.

Continue reading to find out which assisted living communities earned a spot in our top 10 list for Kansas City.

The Best Assisted Living Facilities in Kansas City

Senior Star at Villa Ventura

Address: 12100 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64145
Phone Number: (816) 941-0525
Website: https://www.seniorstar.com/villaventura/

Senior Star at Villa Ventura provides assisted living with 50 private units in a large facility about a mile from the Missouri-Kansas state line. The neighborhood is fairly quiet, with plenty of wooded areas and a large golf course just down the road, and the facility's huge central courtyard is the size of a park. Residents keep their body and brain fit with dancing, light exercise, laughter yoga and specially designed interactive video games.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studio and One-Bedroom Apartments 
Number of Beds: 50
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.5 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 154

Senior Star at Wexford Place

Address: 6460 N. Cosby Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64151
Phone Number: (816) 587-5400
Website: https://www.seniorstar.com/wexfordplace/

Senior Star at Wexford Place is a retirement community in far north Kansas City that also provides assisted living and memory care in separate buildings on site. There are a few small stores within walking distance, and the Parkville Commons mall is just down the road. Residents go on group outings to local events or the cinema, and they're well taken care of at the facility by caring staff.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments 
Number of Beds: 98
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.3 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 225

The Gardens at Barry Road

Address: 8300 N.W. Barry Road, Kansas City, MO 64153
Phone Number: (866) 420-6355
Website: https://www.thegardensatbarryroad.com/

This community on the north end of Kansas City is housed in several large buildings on a landscaped, tree-lined block just one half mile from Zona Rosa Town Center and under 2 miles from Saint Luke's Hospital. Each resident in assisted living has a personalized care plan, and staff encourages them to socialize, join the coffee club, sit and listen to live music or take trips to local stores and restaurants.

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,835
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments; Companion Suites 
Number of Beds: 140
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.3 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 69

Brookdale Wornall Place

Address: 501 W. 107th Street, Kansas City, MO 64114
Phone Number: (816) 941-7777
Website: https://www.brookdale.com/en/communities/brookdale-wornall-place.html

Brookdale Wornall Place is an impressive, modern assisted living facility set on a large block in south Kansas City. The walking paths and courtyards make great use of the natural surroundings, and residents can plant their favorites in the garden beds to watch them grow. On the inside, residents enjoy the pool and sports bar before watching a movie or socializing in the game room.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: One-Bedroom Apartments 
Number of Beds: 68
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.4 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 97

Armour Oaks Senior Living

Address: 8100 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64114
Phone Number: (816) 787-0120
Website: https://www.armouroaks.org/

Armour Oaks Senior Living is an upscale assisted living facility located roughly 8 miles from downtown Kansas City. It differentiates itself from most similar communities by having skilled nursing available on site at all times, so medical care is provided without delay when needed. Staff also help guide residents through the various programs and activities, or even pursuing a hobby they always wanted to try.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studio Apartments 
Number of Beds: 85
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 3.8 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 38

The Oxford Grand at Shoal Creek

Address: 8280 N. Tullis Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64158
Phone Number: (816) 787-0086
Website: https://www.oxfordseniorliving.com/senior-living/mo/kansas-city/shoal-creek/

The Oxford Grand is a resort-style senior community with assisted living and memory care facilities in the Shoal Creek area, just down the road from Wilshire Plaza and Hodge Park Golf Course. The facility's outdoor areas are landscaped with walking paths and relaxation areas for residents and visitors to catch up. Snacks and drinks are served in the cafe all day, and then the fireplace invites people to the Grand Dining Room.

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,525
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments 
Number of Beds: 98
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.3 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 41

Addington Place of Shoal Creek

Address: 9601 N. Tullis Drive, Kansas City, MO 64157
Phone Number: (816) 407-9667
Website: https://www.cedarhurstliving.com/location/addington-place-shoal-creek/

Addington Place of Shoal Creek is surrounded by farmland and a residential neighborhood, so it may be a good choice for anyone who wants to relax in peace. Help is always nearby when needed with Liberty Hospital a short drive away and Addington Place staff available 24/7. This is a single-floor community, which means it's easier to get around, and some apartments have their own patio or courtyard.

Starting Monthly Cost: $4,000
Room Types: Studio and One-Bedroom Apartments 
Number of Beds: 88
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 3.7 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 75

Waterford South

Address: 11515 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO 64131
Phone Number: (816) 942-4898
Website: http://waterfordsouth.com/

This mid-sized assisted living facility sits on a large block of land across from Minor Park Golf Course, roughly 12 miles from the city. The immediate area is residential, apart from the beautiful golf course, and there's a small set of stores just up the road. Waterford South Assisted Living has private and semi-private rooms for up to 27 residents, which may make it easier for new residents to settle in and meet people.

Starting Monthly Cost: $2,012
Room Types: Studio Apartments 
Number of Beds: 28
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 3.3 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 17

Benton House of Tiffany Springs

Address: 5901 N.W. 88th Street, Kansas City, MO 64154
Phone Number: (816) 505-4555
Website: https://www.bentonhouse.com/senior-living-kansas-city-mo/

Benton House of Tiffany Springs is in a great location for active seniors; the Zona Rosa Town Center mall and Tiffany Greens Golf Club are under a mile away. Benton House staff also arranges group outings in the area, so everyone can get out and about. The facility itself is modern and stylish, with wide open common areas and plenty of room for the full-time social directors to host many daily activities.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studio and One-Bedroom Apartments 
Number of Beds: 80
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.1 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 79

SummitView Terrace

Address: 12101 E. Bannister Road, Kansas City, MO 64138
Phone Number: (816) 945-9374
Website: https://www.americareusa.net/senior-living/mo/kansas-city/summitview-terrace/

SummitView Terrace is a mid-sized assisted living facility set in a rural backdrop roughly 12 miles southeast of Kansas City. The quiet setting and relatively fewer residents at SummitView may make it a good choice for people who enjoy a slower pace. Skilled nursing and physical therapy is available on site, while the chair exercises and trivia games help keep everyone active in between dining and relaxing.

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,950
Room Types: Studio and One-Bedroom Apartments 
Number of Beds: 52
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.3 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 84

Learn More About Assisted Living in Kansas City

Seniors with a more active lifestyle may wish to seek assisted living closer to downtown where there is more infrastructure, such as public transit, as well as more entertainment and culture. However, as with other types of housing, the facilities on the outskirts of Kansas City are generally larger and more cost-efficient when comparing the services and accommodations provided.

Read more about paying for long-term senior care on our Kansas City assisted living guide.