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Best of Kansas City Senior Living

As you start looking for care for either you or your loved one, you want to find the best. can help you find the right care facility in the US. You can read reviews, search amenities, and research rates. selects the Best of Senior Living Award winners annually. You can learn more about criteria to win the award here. Here’s a look at some of the 2017 Best of Senior Living Award winners in Kansas City.

Assisted Living Winners

Assisted living communities let residents live independently with a little extra care including with routine hygiene assistance, transportation, meal preparation, and light housekeeping. These facilities offer activities and amenities to help residents live an active lifestyle.

SummitView Terrace provides comfortable accommodations, support, and health care. The community is close to medical facilities and other attractions in Kansas City. SummitView Terrace offers daily programs and activities including exercise, games, movies, shopping excursions, and other cultural events. Other amenities include therapy services, private dining room for family and friends, laundry service, and outdoor walking areas and gardens. Residents are also allowed to bring small pets.

There is a full-time nurse on duty, 24 hours a day, and residents can have in-room medication supervision. There are private and semi-private rooms available.

One review stated, “The community is a country atmosphere, meaning there are no houses or buildings around. As soon as you walk in, you can feel the warmth and welcome feeling. They only have about 40 residents, so it’s small, and everyone knows each other.”

Bickford at Mission Springs in nearby Mission offers a home-like setting with personalized care. The community is friendly and offers programs to improve your independent life by providing mobility assistance, daily activities, memory care, health care coordination, prepared meals, and medication assistance. Bickford offers a maintenance-free living to residents with a private dining room, family areas, laundry service, salon, transportation, security system, whirlpool spa room, and more. Pets are permitted.

Residents can choose between a private apartment and a companion apartment.

One review talked about daily life saying, “The food is pretty healthy, and I would rate it about a 3.75. They offer activities and trips. The staff is great and really good with the residents they encourage them to participate in activities.”

Independent Living Winners

Independent living, or retirement living, is best for residents that need little health care or assistance but want to be surrounded by peers, activities, and amenities. These facilities typically offer maintenance-free living.

Garden Village offers a fulfilling lifestyle packed with amenities and programs. Residents live a maintenance-free lifestyle with housekeeping service, meal preparation, and transportation. The live-in managers are available anytime to ensure comfort and safety of residents. The full calendar includes games, exercise programs, ballroom dancing, educational seminars, craft classes, trips to local attractions, and more.

Other amenities include game and billiards room, movie room, and an on-site salon. Residents participate in community services and have won the Presidential Volunteerism Award for “Seniors Serving Seniors, Seniors Serving Community” Volunteer Program.

Maintenance-free living includes three meals made from scratch daily, transportation to appointments, and housekeeping services. Residents can use the transportation services to get to appointments, shopping, and activities.

Each apartment is safe with a sprinkler system, smoke alarm, and emergency pull-cord.

One resident review said, “We like the size of this community and the rooms they offer. The staff has been nice, helpful, and I have good communication with them. They offer plenty of activities, and the food is good.”

Another review praised his mother’s care, "It’s a place and mom is making a smooth transition. They have very good food, and they do a lot of activities. They have housekeeping services once a week and have an on-site healthcare company that is separate from them.”

Overland Park Place is near shopping, medical facilities, and other attractions. There are amenities to help you enjoy daily living with three restaurant-style meals a day, transportation, 24-hour on-site management, personal laundry facilities, beauty services, weekly housekeeping, linen service, and free transportation.

The calendar is full of activities including religious services, Bingo, games, and unique programs like Ambassador’s Club, Red Hat Society Club, and other special interest groups.

One reviewer noted. “ We toured eight senior living options in Overland Park and by far, Overland Park Place was heads above the rest. It was clean, smelled nice, and residents were happy.”

Senior Apartment Winners

Senior apartments are similar to independent living and offer various services including social activities, meal delivery, transportation, housekeeping, and counseling. Senior apartments may also encompass senior housing or low-income housing.

The Gardens at Northgate Village is comfortable and located in the heart of a lively urban area. The property is near medical facilities and the highway to get to the airport. There are services to help you enjoy daily living including fun off-site activities, on-site activities, beauty services, laundry facilities, meals, basic utilities, and free transportation. Residents are allowed to bring pets.

Residents can choose from various floor plans, and each plan has either one or two bedrooms. Every unit offers a large patio or balcony, appliances, dishwashers, ceiling fans, and senior and/or handicapped accessible equipment in the bathrooms.

Each building is secure with limited access. The common beautifully landscaped courtyard is available to relax. Each building has a mail area, community room with full kitchen, TV room, library, and computer stations. Other services include a fitness room, craft room, storage space, and game room. Residents have the option for valet trash service, meal delivery for a nominal fee, laundry service, and regular housekeeping.

One reviewer noted about his mother’s experience, “After our move, my mother adjusted well and seems to be enjoying herself at The Gardens. The community is clean and nice looking. The staff has been helpful and kind to my mother and us.”

You can review the entire list of the 2017 Best of Senior Living Award winners here. You can search for additional options near Kansas City.

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