Missouri is a senior-friendly state with a number of programs available through the Senior and Disabilities branch of the Department of Health and Human Services to help make retirement more affordable.

Of the 6,168,187 people who call the state home, 17.3% are aged 65 or older. Missouri boasts a low overall cost of living, with affordable housing and health care costs, and it has a comfortable four-season climate, with warm summers and comfortable but potentially snowy winters. Each year around 206 days are sunny, which is slightly higher than the national average.

This guide outlines the average costs of assisted living in Missouri and lists resources for seniors to find low-cost and free resources to help with their retirement. It discusses the potential assistance available through Medicaid to pay for assisted living in Missouri. Click link for the the assisted living guide.