FAQ

General

What senior care services are available at KMH?

We offer a full continuum of quality accommodations and services, including assisted living, memory support, and skilled nursing care. Our experienced team of professionals will tailor a customized plan for each resident that changes over time to meet an individual’s evolving needs and lifestyle preferences.

What styles of housing are available?

We offer a variety of floor plans in studio, 1- or 2-bedroom, and deluxe apartments. You are sure to find a style that fits you best. All apartments are connected and within easy walking distance of our Wellness Center and pool, theater, auditorium, library, and other centrally located amenities.

How old is KMH?

Founded in 1896 as a home to serve orphans, widows, and elders and now with nearly 120 years of experience, KMH is one of the most recognized and established senior communities in Kansas.

Do I have to be a Mason or Eastern Star to be a resident at KMH?

No, we became open to the public in 1974.

What services and amenities are included?

Fitness center
Indoor pool and spa
Social and recreational activities and excursions
Beauty salon and barber shop
Abundant dining options and catering,
all with chef-prepared menus
Transportation
Emergency call system
Maintenance-free living
Housekeeping, linen, and laundry services
Stunning historical chapel
Library with expansive collection
Community spaces (auditorium, theater, private dining spaces, etc.)
Attractive grounds with walking paths and courtyards
Utilities (except phone and cable)

Is KMH right for my loved one?

Only you can decide. We invite you to visit our community for yourself — call us today to schedule a personal visit. We think you’ll be pleased with what you see and everything we have to offer. When someone is a resident of our community, they know we’re deeply committed to and avidly support
1. Health and wellness focus: Tools, programs, and motivation to empower residents to establish and reach their personal goals.
2. Active, vibrant lifestyle: Wide-ranging social, cultural, and educational programs/activities, both within the community and beyond.
3. Keeping you close to what matters: Convenient and central location in Wichita, close to friends and family, culture, dining, and popular destination points.

How do you define assisted living?

Our licensed professionals provide residents with the assistance they need, so they can enjoy the things in their lives that matter most while staying as active and independent as possible. Private residences, a wide variety of services and amenities, and warm neighborhood surroundings are all hallmarks of the supportive assisted living lifestyle to be found at KMH. Our staff is also dedicated to offering a wide range of activities and excursions, both on campus and throughout Wichita, and all centered around residents’ interests.

How does KMH provide breakthrough memory support?

Ask us about Behavior-Based Ergonomic Therapies (BBET) through non-pharmacologic therapies for those facing the challenges of memory loss. We make sure our residents receive individually tailored care while maintaining familiar schedules and safe surroundings. Staff members also take the time to learn the history of each resident, resulting in a nurturing relationship that goes far beyond just providing care.

Financial

What does it cost to live at KMH?

Monthly fees depend on the area, type, and style of residence you choose. Many residents find it is more cost effective to live in a KMH apartment when utilities, meals, housekeeping, home repair and maintenance, insurance, and other costs are factored into the cost of living.

I have long-term-care insurance. Can I utilize it while living at KMH?

Many long-term-care insurance policies work well in conjunction with our community.

Requirements

What are the requirements for residency at KMH?

Financial and physical qualification are both necessary before you can become a resident.

How do I know which level of care is appropriate?

Prior to moving in, a wellness evaluation will be completed to determine which level of care will best meet the needs and desires of the individual.

Can I have a pet?

Pets are welcome with a pet deposit fee. There is a 20-pound size restriction. To be approved, you must present KMH with a form from your vet stating that the pet is not aggressive and is current in all its shots and has flea prevention. An annual vaccination record is required each year.

Healthcare

What healthcare services are offered?

We offer a full range of long-term and short-term healthcare services in our healthcare center and assisted living communities. We also work with a number of agencies that can provide home health and hospice services.

What short-term rehabilitation services are offered?

The healthcare center offers 20 newly remodeled Rapid Recovery Suites for short-term rehabilitation needs. These suites are fully furnished with new home-like furniture and flat-screen televisions, decorations, and phone service. Complete with an indoor pool, fully equipped gym, and newly renovated therapy treatment center, our top-notch therapy department is eager to provide individuals with the attention and care required for a rapid recovery so that they may return to healthy daily living.

If I need to go to the healthcare center for a period of time, do I have to move out of my apartment?

Our residents often move to a higher level of care for short-term rehabilitation before returning to their prior residence. This is one of the benefits of living at a continuing care retirement community.

Information and Visiting

How do I get started?

We invite you to visit our community for yourself. Call us today at 316.269.7777 or toll-free 800.274.4663 to schedule a personal visit. See why our innovative healthcare, services, and amenities offer a new lifestyle of tailored care.