In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Kansas City area, our team of researchers sorted through 129 communities using our unique methodology. Our team:

  • Spent over 27 hours researching assisted living communities in Kansas City
  • Interviewed 15 facility staff members
  • Read more than 140 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 20 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Kansas City is $2,898, which is about the same as the state average of $2,881 and considerably lower than the national average of $4,051.

Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)
Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)

Christina is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) who is passionate about seniors and their families. Along with her staff, Christina works hands-on with each client to find the best solutions for the challenges that often come with aging.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Kansas City, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 129 communities in the Kansas City area.

Assisted Living Research Institute Trusted Communities

The Assisted Living Research Institute spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Kansas City area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

Anthology of Burlington Creek
97
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites
Assisted Living, Memory Care
Assisted Living: $3,495, Memory Care: $4,995
Located just across the street from the high-end Village at Burlington Creek shopping center, the elegant Anthology of Burlington Creek is a luxurious assisted living and memory care community that specializes in offering residents a resort-like experience. The assisted living community offers 24/7 personalized care within a dynamic environment that offers a multitude of activities, resources and amenities. Seniors stay active working in community gardens, dining out at the bistro, indulging in decadent treats at the formal in-house restaurant or sipping wine during happy hours while chatting with friends. Transportation is provided for medical appointments,, and regular outings into the city are planned for active residents.
What Residents are Saying:
Visitors describe the community as “beautiful” and “very nice and clean” and describe the staff as “friendly and helpful.” One family member explained that the team worked “around the clock to help my mother transition” and added that “everything went much smoother, more simple, and far less stressful than we could have imagined.”
4.48 out of 5
(30) Reviews
6311 N. Cosby Ave.,
Kansas City, MO 64151
Armour Oaks
Bishop Spencer Place
Glenwood Village of Overland Park
Kingswood Senior Living
Lamar Court
McCrite Plaza at Briarcliff
Park Meadows Senior Living
Primrose Retirement Community of Kansas City
Rockhill Manor
Senior Star at Wexford Place
Shawnee PARC
SummitView Terrace
The Atrium at Overland Park
The Forum at Overland Park
The Gardens at Barry Road
The Oxford Grand at Shoal Creek
Tiffany Springs Rehabilitation & Health Care Center
Waterford South
Westchester Village of Lenexa

Our Methodology

At the Assisted Living Research Institute, our goal is to tackle the challenges that come with aging by combining real-world expertise with data-driven metrics and the latest research methodologies. To accomplish this, our team of industry experts and in-house researchers joined forces to develop a methodology that uncovers the best assisted living communities in a given location. We search for facilities that use science-backed best practices and the latest therapies in caring for their residents, and those that have the most amenities and opportunities for residents to live an active, independent lifestyle.

Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available
amenities.

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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