WHAT DOES IT COST?
Over 16% of the Kansas population is 65 years and older, and the U.S. Census Bureau estimates that seniors will comprise 25% of the state’s residents by 2030. A lower-than-average cost of living helps local seniors, and the state is home to the highly-rated University of Kansas Hospital, which is 24th in the nation for senior care. Overall costs for home care are lower than national averages: the average cost for in-home care in Kansas is just $4,576 a month based on 2021 figures.
In-home care costs in Kansas hover about $500 per month below the national average. In-home care provides assistance with grocery shopping, housekeeping and other daily living activities but is less intensive than home health care, which includes services such as physical and occupational therapy.
Home care is a cost-effective alternative to hospital and nursing home stays. Home care services are provided through a variety of home care providers. The Kansas Home Care & Hospice Association offers a directory of member agencies that will allow you to search for an agency using specific search criteria. A complete listing is also available through the Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment. All agencies providing medical care in the home in Kansas are licensed and surveyed by the state, and many are certified by Medicare.
If you’re looking for help so you can continue living in your home as you age, you might need in-home care, which assists with housekeeping and daily living tasks. If you need some help with minor medical care, such as wound management or diabetes care, you may need home health care services. Based on the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, the average cost for in-home care in Kansas is $4,576. If you need home health care, expect to pay about $100 more with an average of $4,671 a month.
While many seniors choose to age at home, you might find that a different care option works best for your needs. Home care costs an average of $4,576 in Kansas, with an average of $4,671 for home health care. Nursing home care is the most expensive option at an average of $6,296, while assisted living care is fairly close to home care, averaging $4,580 a month. The most affordable option is adult day care, which averages $1,788 a month.
Contact us here at Next Level Nursing Solutions, 620-794-1338, for more information.
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