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How Much Does Skilled Nursing Cost In Kansas City?

We always recommend planning for senior care before it becomes a need – and a crucial part of planning is having all the facts. To help you get started with your research, we’ve put together this quick fact sheet about the costs of skilled nursing care in Kansas City.

Two Common Kinds of Skilled Nursing Care

Depending on local senior care laws and regulations, skilled nursing can mean a few different things. Let take a look at the two kinds of nursing care you’re likely to find everywhere in the United States:

  • Rehabilitation. Most people are familiar with rehabilitative care – it’s the kind of support you get after surgery to restore strength or post-stroke to help you recover. The key differentiation between this and the second type of nursing care we’ll discuss is duration. That is, rehabilitation is designed to serve those with temporary, acute health concerns.
  • Extended Stay. This kind of care is meant for older adults who need nursing attention to be available 24 hours a day. Unlike rehabilitation, this is a long-term residential option for those with chronic health concerns.

These days, care is often offered community-style and comes complete with upscale amenities, convenient services and an active social life. So if you think today’s skilled nursing communities are impersonal, uncomfortable or outdated, think again!

What Does Nursing Care Cost?

The 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey quotes the average cost of Kansas City skilled nursing as $6,844 per month for a semi-private room ($82,125 per year) and $7,452 per month for a private room ($89,425 per year). A semi-private room refers to any room shared between 2 or more residents, though private rooms may still share a suite bathroom.

Per Genworth, labor shortage trends affecting the entire health care industry over the past decade are hitting the senior care sector. Experts expect prices to continue rising slowly for the foreseeable future – but there’s good news. Even if costs continue to increase, you can rely on Missouri and Kansas to be among the cheapest states for senior care. Follow this link to see the full list of 15 cheapest states for long-term nursing care.

We’re Here to Guide You

At Tiffany Springs Senior Living, we’re laser-focused on one thing: elevating the lives of our residents. You’ll see that focus reflected in the compassionate service of our caregivers. You’ll also see it in our community’s upscale beauty and modern conveniences. That’s how we set a higher standard for luxury senior living in Kansas City.

As you take the next step in your journey, we hope you’ll lean on us. We want you to make the best decision for yourself and your family. Our expertise is at your disposal. Reach out and start the conversation today.