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each resident room has a large, private bath and shower; the 7 While Spa is a truly warm environment for those who need additional help or therapy. Towel warmers, double privacy door and curtains as well as a built-in TV are only some of the amenities!

KMH Rapid Recovery Suites A New Way to Live

in-house Salon will provide residents with easy access 6 Anto salon treatments for both men and ladies.

Construction is complete on the Rapid Recovery Suites at Kansas Masonic Home! Residents will begin moving into the 14,400 square foot household beginning on July 15—almost exactly one year from the date that the building process began.

“Nurse’s Stations” here; the RSS has two charting 8 No stations. Computer access is available behind the cabinet doors so that staff can document details of treatment. actual suites each include flat 9 The screen TVs, furnishings and large windows with views of the neighborhood or the landscaped courtyard. The private bath and shower are spacious and include storage, emergency calls (which go to pagers—not lights or intercoms!) and individually selected accessories, linens and design elements. (Note: each room also has a medicine cabinet in room, personalized for each resident so that medical carts are not present in the Household.) www.facebook/KSMasonic Kansas Masonic Home is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. For information, contact Matthew Bogner, Chief Executive Officer, Kansas Masonic Home, 316-269-7500, 401 S. Seneca, Wichita, KS 67213. Matthew Bogner, CEO — Jill Laffoon, Director of Marketing

Our mission is to provide an active and vibrant community where every person can live life to the fullest.

The staff, adds McKinney, is definitely one of the benefits of the Household. The smaller environment will have a dedicated staff so that residents and members of the household team can truly know each other and enjoy the expanded benefits of relationship as well as a collaborative household process Designed specifically for seniors who have undergone surgery that places resident preferences first; from food choices (the or experienced a health event leading to the need for RSS has a chef on staff) to daily activities and relationships targeted therapies and physical rehabilitation, the Rapid with family and friends. “I wish my father could have lived Recovery Suites (RSS) will offer the opportunity for those somewhere like this,” said a recent visitor to RSS, “In his residents to recuperate in an environment far different from a nursing home; it felt like we were on display. It wasn’t at all hospital-based rehabilitation facility or a nursing home. The RSS a comfortable place for my family—or my dad, really.” includes 20 private suites—a significantly smaller community than the KMH Healthcare Pavilion, which is licensed for 118 That, says McKinney, is one of the biggest factors in KMH’s residents. Truly a house model, the new Household includes decision to transform the campus to include households. an upscale residential-style kitchen, living room, dining room, “Living is about relationships. You can’t truly feel healthy or study, outdoor dining and an expansive front porch and rear like you are living your own life if you feel like you are courtyard. A spa, beauty shop and complete physical therapy spending it in a hospital; especially if it is a chore for your area round out the floor plan. family to visit. We all need home.” “The completion of this building is more than a construction project,” explains Cole McKinney, Administrator of KMH’s Healthcare Pavilion and RRS, “it is truly a home and will allow our residents to live in a place that is not only free from as many of the hospital and institutional-like features as possible, it allows us to take our care model, which puts resident choice, dignity and independence first, into a place that really accentuates the benefits of relationships and care.”

The Rapid Recovery Suites addition is the first of eight Households that will be added to the KMH campus, and the only one that is free-standing. Remodel and construction in the Healthcare Pavilion and Assisted Living Manor will begin later this summer and will provide three Households in the Manor and four in the Pavilion. For more information about the RRS and remodel plans at KMH, visit our website at and find us on Facebook.

kitchen and dining areas will undoubtedly be popular. Besides a chef on staff, this 3 The part of the Great Room has solid surface countertops, a breakfast bar and seating that will accommodate both residents and guests. Living Room, part of a ‘Great Room’ that includes the main Dining area, is bright and open. Natural light is plentiful from the French 1 The doors leading to the courtyard and the vaulted ceiling, fireplace and furnishings are beautiful and inviting. (Note: artwork in the main living areas are all by local artists!)


The Dining Alcove is a great place for residents to dine with family, friends (or each other) and share snacks and beverages that are readily available in the cabinetry and refrigerator.

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From the outside, the Physical Therapy area is camouflaged as a garage—truthfully, this 5 amazing area actually has pass-through access to the real garage so that recuperating


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residents can practice getting into and out of vehicles—including their own!

Den or Study is a really comfy way to have a little space to 2 The your self (and family and friends) to play games, surf the Internet or simply relax while taking in the neighborhood activity outside of the enormous arched window.

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