- On-Site Medical Staff
- Chef Prepared Meals
- Dietary Accommodations
- Transportation Services
- Laundry Service
- 24-Hour Staff
- Medication Management
- Planned Activities
- Pet Friendly
- Multiple Floor Plans
- Private Rooms
- Fitness Center
- Activity Space
- Theater Room
- Beauty Salon
- Outdoor Patio
- Walking Paths
- Free Wi-Fi
- Senior Living
- Assisted Living
- Independent Living
- Memory Care
- Nursing Home
- At-Home Care
- Respite Care
A HERITAGE OF
EXPERIENCE AND EXCELLENCE
BUILDING ON A STORY OF FAITH AND SERVICE
Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America is a faith-based not-for-profit organization headquartered in Wichita, Kansas. Across our 17 campuses in Kansas and Missouri, with a new community under development in Colorado Springs, we serve more than 2,400 residents with the same mission: To provide quality senior services guided by Christian values. This mission has been embedded in our DNA for more than 70 years.
Today, we strive to give every resident, in every community, the same individual attention, service and care upon which we were founded. A new project in Colorado Springs will allow us to take this mission into a new market.
ROOTED IN FAITH, OPEN TO ALL
With roots in the Presbyterian ministry, our faith guides us in service of something larger than ourselves. Our founding goes back to a meeting at the Presbyterian Church USA’s Synod of Kansas in June 1947, when the chairperson asked if anyone had input for the good of the order. One member replied, “There is a Mrs. Alice Kalb of El Dorado, Kansas, who wants us to build a home for the aged and take her in.”
Through many meetings and discussions, the Synod members approved the purchase of property in Newton, Kansas, and the formation of the United Presbyterian Foundation of Kansas, Inc., now known as Presbyterian Manors, Inc. In 1949, our first community opened, providing a home for seven area seniors who could no longer live independently in their homes.
We are proud of our history with the Presbyterian Church, and our organization’s by-laws still call for a majority of our trustees to be members of the Presbyterian Church USA. But we also welcome people from all spiritual backgrounds. We firmly believe spiritual life is an integral part of the human experience, and we promote spiritual health regardless of your faith tradition.
SEE THE NOT-FOR-PROFIT DIFFERENCE
Our organization’s not-for-profit structure means we are better able to serve our residents and the larger communities where we operate — because we are able to focus all our resources to live out our mission rather than serving shareholders. What does this look like in practice? To take just a few examples, it means:
As part of our commitment to providing quality senior services, PMMA provides millions of dollars annually in charitable care through our Good Samaritan Program, which enables residents who outlive their financial resources to continue to live in PMMA’s senior living communities.
A volunteer board of trustees governs PMMA and holds the leadership accountable to upholding our mission.
Each location has a mission committee comprised of community leaders who provide insight and guidance for the community’s philanthropic efforts.
We invest in the communities that invest in us. People come to us because we are engaged in the communities where we operate. These communities are our homes, and we are here to serve seniors within our communities.
LEARN WHY THAT MATTERS
Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America is a faith-based, not-for-profit senior living organization. Because of this structure, our financial duty is to further our mission rather than to deliver shareholder returns. This means we are able to maintain a culture of service: to our residents, their families, and the greater communities where we operate.
HERE ARE FIVE QUALITIES THAT DEFINE PMMA’S CULTURE OF SERVICE:
As a not-for-profit organization, all of our operational decisions serve our mission to provide quality services guided by Christian values. Our financial resources go toward providing quality care for our seniors, and living out values of love, faith, charity and other Christian principles.
Like many sectors, the senior living industry often relies on acquisitions and leadership turnover to drive profitability. It’s not uncommon to see ownership turn over every five years, which doesn’t leave much room for building relationships between leadership and the community. At PMMA, we’re in it for the long haul, which gives us the freedom to really get to know our communities and our residents.
BOARD OF TRUSTEE OVERSIGHT
While for-profit businesses must serve shareholders first, a not-for-profit organization maintains a volunteer board of trustees who are responsible for holding the organization and its leadership accountable to the mission and the best interests of residents. This means our residents are always our first priority.
INVESTING IN OUR RESIDENTS
Just because PMMA is a not-for-profit doesn’t mean the organization never makes a profit. The difference is in how the profit is used. Because PMMA doesn’t have shareholders, we are able to invest profits back into our communities to improve quality of life for our residents. From updating our campuses to purchasing vans for resident transportation to absorbing non-reimbursable medical costs of our residents, PMMA reinvests profits in our communities.
GOOD SAMARITAN PROGRAM
We were founded more than 70 years ago as a resource to help seniors, and we continue to live out this charge today thanks to this philanthropic program. Each year, PMMA provides millions of dollars in charitable care for residents who have outlived their financial resources, allowing them to continue to live in our communities.
A MULTI-DIMENSIONAL APPROACH TO WELLNESS
The way you want to live is more than a tagline; it is a culture built on a method of delivering services and care to residents based on the residents’ personal choices and preferences. This social care model, sometimes called “person- or resident-centered care” creates a more welcoming and familiar environment for residents. To help our residents stay active and healthy in body, mind and spirit, we take a multi-dimensional approach to wellness that includes:
PHYSICAL: Maintaining physical wellness helps seniors remain healthy and independent. We provide ample opportunities for physical wellness, from fitness centers to beautiful outdoor walking spaces. Exercise classes and group activities get the blood flowing and keep our seniors young at heart.
SOCIAL: People need social interaction, and our residents cite the friendships as one of the biggest perks of living in a PMMA community. Bridge clubs, bingo nights, dinner dates: there’s always a fun way to engage with friends new and old.
SPIRITUAL: Our mission calls us to provide quality senior services guided by Christian values. In doing so, we cherish individual spirituality in all its varieties and forms. Many of our campuses have on-site chaplains, and all of them provide opportunities for worship, Bible study and other spiritual activities.
INTELLECTUAL: A sharp mind is one of the most powerful tools to help us combat aging. Our residents are constantly learning something new or recharging their mental batteries through classes, lectures, author presentations, book clubs, and our Just Ask lifelong learning series.
CREATIVE: Whether tapping into a new talent or expanding your artistic side, express yourself with classes and activities. Or be inspired by the Art is Ageless® program, where residents and other area seniors exhibit their work through its art show.
RESOURCES TO HELP GUIDE YOUR DECISION
The decision to move into a senior living community is rarely easy. At PMMA, we’re happy to discuss any of these topics with you. We’re delighted if you want to join one of our communities, but our first goal is always to make sure you make the right choice for you and your family. Below are several resources to help you plan ahead. To discuss your options, Just Ask. Together, we’ll find the answers. Contact us any time.
SENIOR LIVING GUIDES & INFORMATION
* Understanding Senior Living Infographic
* Senior Living Tour Checklist
* Moving Tips for Seniors
* Just Ask Brochure
* Glossary of Senior Living Terms
TYPES OF CARE
* Guide to Choosing an Assisted Living Community (Assisted Living Federation of America)
* Guide to Choosing a Skilled Nursing Community (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services)
* Skilled Nursing Comparison Checklist
* Memory Care Comparison Checklist
* Alzheimer’s Association – 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s
* Guide to Medicare and Medicaid for Seniors
* Making Sense of Medicare: An Overview of Skilled Nursing Coverage
* Veterans Benefits for Seniors
Veterans Care Guide
* LEGAL & FINANCIAL RESOURCES
* Managing Someone Else’s Money: Help for Agents Under a Power of Attorney
* Financial Exploitation: If It’s Not Your Money, Taking It Is a Crime
* Getting Your Affairs in Order
* Legal and Financial Planning for People with Alzheimer’s Disease
* Does Your House Control Your Future?