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Kansas Aging Statistics & Resource Guide

By Sixty and Me September 21, 2020 Aging

The Kansas Aging Statistics & Resource Guide contains key information, links and statistics for senior citizens in Kansas. With an aging population and the average cost of care averaging between $22.00 an hour for home care to $6,175 a month for skilled nursing care, Kansas is typically less expensive than the national average.  This guide also contains helpful contact information for county offices, Alzheimer’s Disease organizations and government agencies that offer assistance to caregivers and senior citizens. 

Kansas Key Statistics

  • 22.2% of the Kansas population is aged 60 or over with 11.3% of seniors aged 65+ living alone. 
  • With the 8th highest sales tax in the US and taxes on private retirement plans and out-of-state public pensions, it is one of the least tax friendly states for retirees, with the highest income tax set at 5.7% and an average property tax set at $1,491 per $100,000 in home value. 
  • 47.9% of certified nursing home beds were rated four or five-stars over a three-month period compared to a US national average of 47.3%.
  • The median household income for a Kansas senior (65+) is $42,618.
  • 55,000 people aged 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s in Kansas.

Choosing Long Term Care in Kansas

  • Kansas Home Care Agencies Directory: The average hourly home care rate in Kansas is $22.00, making Kansas less expensive than the national average ($22.50) for home care. 
  • Kansas Adult Day Care Directory: The average cost of adult day care in Kansas is $1,733 per month making Kansas more expensive than the national average ($1,625) for adult day care.
  • Kansas Assisted Living Directory: The average cost of assisted living in Kansas is $4,473 per month making Kansas more expensive than the national average ($4,051) for assisted living.
  • Kansas Skilled Nursing Directory: The average cost of skilled nursing in Kansas is $6,175 per month making Kansas less expensive than the national average ($8,517) for skilled nursing.

Kansas Senior Services

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services

Address: New England Building, 503 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka, KS 66603-3404

Phone: 785-296-4986

Website

Kansas State Plan on Aging

Kansas Elder Justice and Advocacy

Kansas Protection Report Center: 1-800-922-5330.

Kansas Support for Caregivers

Kansas Senior Disaster Preparedness

Kansas Health Care Fraud

To Report Suspected Fraud in Kansas call: 800-432-3535

Kansas Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Office

Address: 900 SW Jackson, Suite 1041, Topeka, Kansas 66612

Phone: (785) 296 – 3017

Toll Free: (877) 662 – 8362 

Fax: 785-296-3916

Kansas Medicaid Elderly & Disabled Waiver Programme

Kansas Medicare and Insurance Counseling

Phone: 800-860-5260

Fax: 785-296-0256

Kansas Elderly Nutrition & Wellness

Kansas Prescription Assistance

Kansas Senior and Healthcare Transportation

Kansas County Offices for Aging

Wyandotte/Leavenworth AAA/Aging & Disability Resource Center

Address: Midtown Metro Ctr, 849-C North 47th St, Kansas City, KS, 66102

Phone: (913) 573-8531

Fax: (913) 573-8577

Website

Central Plains Area Agency on Aging

Address: 271 W. 3rd St. N., Suite 500, Wichita, KS 67202

Phone: (855) 200-2372

Website

Northwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging and Disability Resource Center

Address: 510 W 29th St., PO Box 610 Hays, KS 67601

Phone: 785-628-8204

Phone: 800-432-7422

Fax: 785-628-6096

Website

Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging

Website

  • Topeka

Address: 2910 Southwest Topeka Boulevard, Topeka, KS 66611

Phone: 785-235-1367

Phone: 800-798-1366

  • Lawrence

Address: 2001 Haskell Ave, Lawrence, KS

Phone: 785-832-0754

  • Oskaloosa

Address: 410 LIberty St., Oskaloosa, KS 66066

Phone: 785-863-2012

Southeast Kansas Area Agency on Aging and Disability Resource Center

Website: 1 West Ash Street, Chanute, KS 66720 

Phone: (620) 431-2980

Website

Southwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging and Disability Resource Center

236 San Jose Drive, Dodge City, KS 67801  

Phone: 620-225-8230

Phone: 800-742-9531

Website

East Central Kansas Aging and Disability Resource Center

Address: 117 South Main Street, Ottawa, KS 66067 

Phone: (785) 242-7200

Website

North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging and Disability Resource Center

Address: 401 Houston Street, Manhattan, KS 66502 

Phone: (785) 776-9294

Website

Northeast Kansas Area Agency on Aging and Disability Resource Center

Website: 1803 Oregon Street, Hiawatha, KS 66434 

Phone: 785-742-7152

Phone: 800-883-2549

Fax: 785-742-2542

Website

South Central Kansas Area Agency on Aging and Disability Resource Center

304 South Summit Street, Arkansas City, KS 67005 

Phone: (620) 442-0268

Fax: (620) 442-0296

Website

Johnson County Area Agency on Aging and Disability Resource Center

Address: 11811 South Sunset Drive, Olathe, KS 66061 

Phone: (913)-715-8800

Website

Resources

National Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Kansas Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Alzheimer’s Organizations & Resources

Kansas Senior Health Studies

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Sixty and Me is a community of over 500,000 women over 60 founded by Margaret Manning. Our editorial team publishes articles on lifestyle topics including fashion, dating, retirement and money.

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