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  • Minimum Age of Accepted Residents
  • Activities Onsite
  • Devotional Services Available
  • Indoor Common Areas
  • Meals Provided
  • Pets Allowed

Customer Reviews

Need Smaller Community

I went to a lot of tours and this was just as big as the other places. The staff were good but it was not suitable for our needs. It seemed like they had a lot of residents living there. On the tour the y could have vacuumed the carpet. It seemed like it needed t be cleaned a little more.

My Tour With The Community

They were a lot different and so much bigger. They had one room available but needed an elevator to get to it. The room was a nice and very private but I thought this could be a challenge for my friend and may get lost. It is a nice facility and it looks clean. The guy who gave the tour was professional.

Called to put my mom on a waiting list for a room anywhere at armour oaks, marketing manager never called our family back after we called and left messages.

The marketing manager Dulles has never returned any phone call my family has made (5) calls! Very frustrating. Must go somewhere else for my mom now.

Caring For My Wife Well

They are caring for my wife very well and I am pleased. The community looks great and very clean. The staff is nice and very helpful. There many activities for her to choose from. She enjoys the meals, the food tastes good. I am happy with this community and would recommend it.

It Is Different

It is different than a lot of the other places that we looked at. The cleaning lady is so afraid of my loved one's cat though. Overall the Armour Oaks facility is pretty good and the food they serve is pretty good as well.

Definately Recommend

They seem to be extremely friendly to the family members and residents. Business side is a little disorganized but all else is fine.

This was a very tidy, welcoming community. I got a chance to chat with some residents and see several living options.

Review of Armour Oaks Assisted Living in Kansas City, MO

I liked how people sat in the hallway & front rooms to visit. Also, liked that medicine was dispensed. The location is great & just a few minutes from my home. Also, liked how there is assigned seating in the dining room & that something else could be ordered if they didn't like what was being served. I didn't like how smoking is allowed in designated areas of the facility. Also, might be a lot of waling & stairs depending on where your room was to get to the elevator. Didn't like how you had to step into the tub to take a shower. The doorways were too small to put a walker through them had to be turned to fit.

My mom is very happy there.

My mom is very happy there. It's very clean, and the staff is pretty friendly. They seem to have plenty of a variety of activities, and there have been no complaints about the food. It's nice and small and beautiful, it's been a good fit for us.

Tiny rooms, tiny closets, l...

Tiny rooms, tiny closets, lack of life/activity, depressing.

Great skilled nursing but they allow smoking in the assited living

There are several buildings and different types of care. My mom is in the skilled nursing. I love my dad's apartment and my mom's private room. The price is good and the care is great. They really care.

I think they can take better care of the landscaping. They have beautiful landscaping but it takes keeping up. One thing that I think is abosolutely insane is in the assisted living they let people smoke on the ground level. I don't know how they get away with that but they say it's allowed by the state. I fee like there should be no smoking in any of the buildings.

Good location, good for independent l...

Good location, good for independent living. Didn't like small rooms for assisted living.

From the Community

Armour Oaks Senior Living Community in Kansas City, Missouri – Kansas City's oldest continuous operating Not-For-Profit entity - is located in the eclectic Waldo neighborhood at the corner of 81st and Wornall Road with easy access to I-435. This historic senior living community, just 15 minutes from the famous Country Club Plaza, offers an unique urban oasis with all levels of care, acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and a service minded staff to meet the unique needs of each one of our residents.

City info

Walkability score: 22 based on a scale of 1 to 100, with 100 being the most walkable. Kansas City is a very large city, geographically. Downtown locations and business districts are easily walkable, as are a few area parks. However, suburban areas often lack sidewalks, and many of the parks have nature trails rather than paved sidewalks.

The average age in the zip: 35.9

The number of senior housing facilities in the zip: Between KCMO and KCKS there are more than 120 facilities for seniors. The area is very friendly to seniors.

Average weather info: Average highs are in the 90's in summer and average lows are in the 10's-30's in the winter. The air is extremely humid from May through October.

Veteran's facilities in the area: There are many VFW posts for socialization in addition to the Kansas City Vet Center, Veterans Community Project, Kansas City VA Medical Center, and dozens of memorials and sites to honor veterans. Kansas City is all about honoring and helping veterans and there are dozens of businesses who openly support the troops.


Buses: KCMO and KCKS both have excellent public transit systems. Public bus stops are frequent around the city and the coverage map is very broad. Medicare cardholders can show their cards on the bus and get a reduced fare for their ride.

Trains: There is a metro station in KCMO and it is widely used. KCATA Metro rides are reduced price for seniors. Contact the Kansas City Transit Authority for information on reduced prices and rates for all public transportation.

Taxis: Kansas City has several different taxi companies to choose from, including Ben's Transport Service, A-1 Crown Transport, Arya Cab, Yellow Cab, Merc Kansas City, BUDGET taxi, Orange Cab Co, King James Cab Co, Rainbow Cab, and 5 Guys Transportation Co.

Ride shares: Both Lyft and Uber ridesharing are easy to get in KCMO. Lyft rides start at $2 and Uber rides start at $5. Ride-sharing is very popular in Kansas City, as it saves a lot of money off the price of a taxi.

Health and Safety

Hospitals in the area: Kansas City has some of the best hospitals in the Midwest, especially for cancer treatment and cardiac care. Hospitals in KCMO and KCKS bill any insurance company. Go to university hospitals for reduced rates and excellent care. Choose from any of the following hospitals to get medical care: University of Missouri Medical Center, University of Kansas Medical Center, St. Lukes Hospital, Children's Mercy, Truman Medical Center, Kindred Hospital, North Kansas City Hospital, Meritas Health Systems, or Signature Psychiatric Hospital.

The crime rate in the zip: 45 crimes per 1000 people. This is a high crime rate, but most of the crimes are petty theft and domestic disputes; violent crimes are not common.

Sports and leisure

Golf is a big deal in Kansas City and there are dozens of courses all over the city. It's hard to throw a ball without hitting a green in this area of the country. The weather is very mild in comparison to many US cities, so golfers are out year-round. Golf courses nearby the Armour Oaks: Deuce At National Golf Course, Tiffany Greens Golf Club, The Athletic & Golf Club, Hodge Park and many more.

Kansas City is a physically active city. You can find hundreds of tennis courts/clubs across the city, and Armour Oaks is nearby these courts: Kansas City, MO has hundreds of area tennis courts, such as The Parade Park, Harrison Memorial Park, Chelsea Park, Plaza Tennis Center and the Mission Hills Country Club.

Gyms nearby - senior friendly (aerobics): Gyms specializing in senior exercise include Lifetime Gym, Gold's Gym, and the Mission Hills Country Club.

Shopping and entertainment

Clothes Shopping nearby: The Legends, Independence Center, Crossroads, Brookside, Zona Rosa, and Town Center Plaza are all great places to lighten your wallet.

Grocery stores: There are dozens of grocery stores all over the city, but the most popular are ALDI, Price Chopper, Hen House, Sprouts, Hy-Vee, and City Market.

Restaurants: KCMO has hundreds of restaurants. Specialties in Kansas City include ribs and Mexican restaurants, but there is also a broad range of Asian and ethnic foods. Generally speaking, the more down-home a restaurant looks in KCMO, the better the food.

Movie theaters: There are many theaters to choose from when you want a movie night: AMC, Screenland, Alamo, B&B, Cinemark, Tivoli, Regal Cinemas and several drive-in theaters.

Libraries: There are dozens of small extension libraries around the city. Almost every neighborhood has one. Additionally, larger libraries like The University of Missouri at Kansas City Library, Kansas City Public Library Centers, Woodneath Library, Miller Nichols Library, and Mid Continent Library are all over the city.

Senior friendly salons (men and women): Kansas City has some really good salons for seniors, like Miracle Touch Salon, Great Clips, Gasoline Barber Shop, The Edge, Groom Salon, Hairpins Salon, Gillis Barber Shop, and 4433 Barber Shop for men.

Attractions - Kansas City is a rare hub of activity. When Kansas City does entertainment, they do it right because it's so hard to find good entertainment on the prairie. Any of these venues will offer a great time: Jack Stack, Union Station, the Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City Zoo, College Basketball, Baseball, Football and Hockey Games, NASCAR and dozens of other attractions that big cities provide. Note: Kansas City has dozens of places to find free amusements. If you are looking for something to do, try taking a walk down the Riverfront and participating in the drum tribe, sports matches and more. Join Events and Adventures for daily invitations to free or almost free entertainment in KCMO and KCKS.

Religious facilities

· Religious facilities nearby: Kansas City is a city full of faith. There are literally hundreds of area churches, temples, mosques and facilities for nearly every religion under the sun. This city is very respectful of religion.

Armour Oaks in Kansas City is a great place to live. It's centrally located in the city and is in one of the friendliest cities on the planet. There's a lot to keep you busy and it is a very affordable city to live in.