Village Assisted Living
Village Assisted Living is all about maintaining independence and living with confidence. In our beautiful apartment neighborhoods that are just minutes from Kansas City, you’ll have the freedom to spend your time doing the things that bring you joy, knowing a team of passionate professionals is always there to help.
To start a conversation about whether it is time for assisted living or assisted living memory care, or how Village Assisted Living can help you live a fuller, happier life with help at hand when you need it, fill out our contact form or call us at 816-892-4307.
We toured apartments, and within one week Mom smoothly transitioned to Village Assisted Living.
— Julie, daughter
Active Living, with Assistance
We’re not your average assisted living community. Village Assisted Living is a spacious 120-apartment neighborhood with a wide variety of options and amenities to keep you living the life you want in your private apartment — in a warm, close-knit community where neighbors quickly become like family. Add to this our three assisted living memory care neighborhoods, on-site outpatient therapy, and a qualified team of caregivers who have been with the Village for years, and you get one of the largest and most experienced assisted living providers in the area. We can assist you each day with activities of daily living like bathing, dressing and medication management, based on your personal needs and your choices.
Is it time for assisted living?
Assisted living can be an excellent option for keeping older adults safe, social, and mentally and physically healthy. The question is, how do you know it is time for the support that assisted living provides? Common signs include:
Loss of Mobility or Increasing Falls
Falls happening more often when getting out of bed, bathing or showering, when reaching for something, during personal care, carrying out household tasks, or entering or leaving the home. Medical challenges, such as vision, blood pressure, arthritis, or new medications may be causing balance problems. These challenges, along with the fear of falling, may also cause greater inactivity, which in turn increases the chances of falling.
More Frequent Medical Care
Declining health, chronic health problems that are growing worse and require more medical care, or temporary health issues caused by poor self-care, poor nutrition, or medication management problems often benefit from the an environment with 24-hour nursing care.
Medication Management Difficulties
Not remembering to take medications at the right times or in the right amounts – or taking them too often. Warning signs of mismanaging medications can include pill boxes that are not current, stockpiled or expired medications, or hospitalizations.
Difficulty Performing Daily Self Care
A noticeable decline in personal hygiene practices, such as bathing, dressing, grooming or toileting. Problems with self-care or other activities of daily living (ADLs) can be signs someone may not be OK living by themselves.
Increasing Social Isolation
Not participating in social activities that were previously enjoyable, or not leaving the house for days. This can be brought on by depression, health or mobility problems, or by memory problems, among other factors.
Personality Changes, Memory Loss, Getting Lost
Wandering without a clear destination, confusion, getting lost frequently, and losing things regularly are often signs of dementia, as well as short term memory loss and uncharacteristic bouts of anger or aggressive behaviors.
Bottom line: Is it time for assisted living?
Acknowledging that someone you love needs full-time care is hard. Recognizing that you can’t give them the care they need can be difficult too. If you’re concerned about your aging loved one’s safety, health or happiness, talk to them about their housing options. Involve their doctor and a financial advisor in your conversations so you both understand all the senior living choices available to them.
If you are noticing some of the red flags listed above, then it may be time to look into an assisted living option.
Additionally, if memory-related problems have progressed enough that being at home isn’t safe anymore, many people who have dementia can benefit from living in an assisted living memory care unit that is specially designed to make their life safer and more fulfilling, while easing anxiety and confusion.
Speaking with a family physician, a financial advisor or a lawyer can also help in making the decision that is right for you. Let us help walk you through the decision-making process. No pressure.
Services and Amenities at Village Assisted Living
- Private studio and one-bedroom apartments with kitchenette
- Emergency call system, walk-in showers with seat and grab bars, and individual thermostat controls
- Dining at your leisure in Fireside Dining, our on-site restaurant, offering healthy, homestyle menu options
- Nursing assistance, including Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), certified nursing assistants (CNAs) and certified medical technicians (CMTs), available 24 hours a day
- Care coordination with physicians
- Personalized assistance, including bathing, dressing, medication supervision and other daily living assistance, as needed
- A full schedule of regularly planned activities and social events, as well as access to life-enriching services and amenities around the John Knox Village campus
- Three assisted living memory care neighborhoods with specially trained staff who focus on quality of life and “meeting you in your moment.”
- Housekeeping services, weekly flat linen service, and laundry facilities
- Scheduled transportation and Dial-A-Ride services
- Library, computer workstations, and outdoor courtyards
- Maintenance and utilities, including cable (telephone additional)
- Village Outpatient Therapy: On-site outpatient rehab clinic, including speech, occupational and physical therapies, and balance training (See Our Brochure)
Assisted Living Floor Plans
Assisted Living FAQ
How can I know Assisted Living is the right choice?
Our Assisted Living options are ideal for people who can still live independently but need extra assistance with daily tasks — taking medication, bathing, dressing, meals, housekeeping, transportation and other everyday needs. Trained professionals provide an individualized level of support, while helping you preserve an active lifestyle filled with friends, neighbors and family.
Are the apartment homes furnished?
No. You have the freedom to furnish and decorate any way you wish. Bring treasured furniture and belongings, or make a fresh start with new pieces that make everyday living even more comfortable.
Do you offer activities?
Yes! Each day is filled with opportunities to build new friendships through activity choices, socials and entertainment, as well as access to life-enriching services and amenities around the Village campus.
Are there opportunities to get out and about?
Absolutely! In addition to private transportation services for physician visits and other needs, The Village offers frequent group shopping, dining and entertainment excursions at many popular off-campus venues.
How is Assisted Living different from staying in Independent Living with assistance from Village Helpers In-Home Care?
The key differences between these two options are the additional medical assistance that is right around the corner when you need it at Village Assisted Living, and the encouragement you find there through regular opportunities to socialize with neighbors and enjoy time together. In addition to comfortable common areas, scheduled activities, and a spacious dining room, residents receive assistance with medication management, meal preparation, bathing, dressing, and more, plus nursing staff in the building 24 hours a day. Village Assisted Living residents have plenty of opportunities to interact with others in an easy-to-negotiate setting that meets their physical needs.
What if Memory Care is needed?
It’s available as part of our full continuum of care. Memory Care at Village Assisted Living provides specialized care in three different care neighborhoods for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. It’s assisted living that provides purpose, encouragement and accomplishment in a comfortable environment. As needs progress, the Village also provides memory care in a skilled nursing environment at the Village Care Center.