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Kansas nursing homes are underrated when seniors consider relocation. The state ranks in the Top 10 of the least expensive for long term care in Kansas. At sixth place overall, the average monthly bill for a room at a skilled nursing facility in Kansas is only $5,500.

Kansas retirement homes provide a number of amenities and highlights. The state provides a slower pace, quieter atmosphere which is sought after by a number of elderly residents. The rural nature of the state may provide less variety, but places like Kansas City, Overland Park, Topeka and Lawrence have the best selections.

Kansas Nursing Home Costs

The national average for a semi-private room is $225 per day. Kansas nursing homes are far cheaper. The daily cost for a semi-private room in Kansas is only $183. That means you can expect to save $40 or more per day compared to the national average.

Kansas skilled nursing costs for a private room jump to just over $200 per day, once again well below national averages. In fact, even the highest priced elderly care facilities in Kansas still only peak at $210 to $230 per day, making the units affordable for most senior citizens.

The cheapest daily rates for nursing homes are found in places like Lawrence and Topeka. In Lawrence, KS for example, it is possible to find nursing homes at $168 per day or lower. Regardless, if you spend between $160 to $200 per day, you will spend under $80,000 per year on affordable Kansas nursing homes.

Please note that in the state of Kansas, Medicare is not applicable to long term care. However, certain skilled nursing facilities in Kansas may cover short term care or rehabilitation. You will have to check with the individual provider. The average age of admittance for Kansas elderly care facilities is 79.

Kansas Nursing Home / Skilled Nursing - Amenities

The top skilled nursing facilities in Kansas provide all the standard amenities. You get really good value for the money spent per day or month in Kansas. Amenities include a day room, activity room, beauty salon, barber shop, private patio/seating area, library, dining area and more.

Kansas nursing homes assist residents with daily nutritional intake, thus providing three well-balanced meals daily. Daily activities are scheduled and can include everything from group exercise to games to arts and crafts.

Who are Kansas Nursing Homes for?

The best Kansas nursing homes provide 24/7 monitoring for short term or long-term care. Rehabilitation from personal injuries and post-surgery treatment is also available. Staff is equipped to assist with daily lifestyle needs like help getting in and out of bed, bathing, using the restroom, administering meds and more.

Kansas retirement homes stand by the principles of treating residents with the utmost respect, dignity, privacy, integrity and care. Staff should always act professional and courteous. Staff in all Kansas nursing homes should always knock at the door of a semi-private or private room to make themselves known before entering the room. Please check with the individual short-term care or long-term care in Kansas for more details on their policy.

There are a total of 335 nursing homes in Kansas that Kansas senior citizen residents can take advantage of. Kansas nursing facilities can be part of larger nursing care communities, including continuing care, dementia or Alzheimer's care communities. Most skilled nursing facilities in Kansas will provide older adults with both long term care as well as short term rehabilitative nursing care. Most Kansas nursing homes accept Medicaid and all will accept private pay. All nursing facilities throughout Kansas state that you can locate through Senior Guidance are officially licensed by Medicare. provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer's or Dementia.

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