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Here are some of the most frequently asked questions from those interested in our independent living neighborhoods. Read on to find out more about Wichita Presbyterian Manor. If there’s a question we haven’t answered here, contact us today.

  • When is the right time to move into an Independent Living community?

    Seniors often reach a point where they think about rightsizing. Their house may be more than they want or, for some, able to handle. They might start thinking it would be fun to sell the lawn mower and move somewhere maintenance-free. The ideal time to move into an independent living community is when you feel it’s time to change things up, but when you are still active enough to enjoy the lifestyle benefits of a senior living community.

  • Are you a not-for-profit?

    Yes, Wichita Presbyterian Manor is part of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America, a not-for-profit organization that has been serving seniors for more than 70 years. Our not-for-profit status means that we are able to focus all of our resources on our mission rather than serving shareholders.

  • How long have you been here?

    Wichita Presbyterian Manor opened in 1970. Presbyterian Manor of Mid-America started in 1949, when our first location opened in Newton.

  • What are my Independent Living options?

    We offer two independent living options: The Westerly and the Westwinds. Each community offers beautiful one- and two-bedroom apartments, some with outdoor patios or balconies and spaces for gardening.

  • Do you have all levels of living?

    Yes. We are a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), also known as a Life Plan Community. We have independent living, assisted living, memory care, long-term care and short-term rehabilitation.

  • How do your fees work? Is it a buy-in or a monthly fee?

    Monthly accommodation fees begin at $2,688 for The Westerly, and $2,252 for The Westwinds, depending on the residence selected. Westerly only offers an entrance fee plus monthly service fee option, with the Unique Healthcare Benefit. The Westwinds offer a monthly accommodation fee only option or an entrance fee with a lower monthly fee option. We recommend you speak with your financial adviser about the best option for you.

  • Do you take Medicaid?

    Medicaid does not apply to independent living.

  • Do you have additional storage?

    For Westerly Residences residents, we offer a 4’ x 4’ storage area. There is no on-site storage available for residents in The Westwinds, but we can refer you to several options nearby for additional storage. A move of this kind usually requires anticipating future needs and making some tough decisions about furnishings and possessions. In truth, you most likely spend the majority of your time in just a few rooms of your house. We can help you in planning. We’ll work with you personally to ensure the choices you make are right for you and consistent with the way you want live.

  • What types of security do you offer?

    Our doors are locked between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m., and a team member regularly walks the buildings during those hours. The campus is gated and requires a security card for entry after 5 p.m.

  • Do you offer a meal plan?

    Dining is an important component of our culture at Wichita Presbyterian Manor. We offer flexible meal plans with seasonal and always-available menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner so you can choose what you’d like to eat. The number of meal points you have depends on where you live on campus. Meal points may be used at The Waypoint, The Landing or the Bistro.

  • Do you have walk-in closets?

    There are walk-in closets in The Westerly Residences.

  • Do you have fully equipped kitchens?

    Our Westerly Residences have a stove, refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher. In our Westwinds apartments, there is a full size refrigerator and stove.

  • Do the apartments have patios?

    The Westerly Residences have a patio or balcony, and The Westwinds apartments have a patio.

  • Do they have a washer/dryer?

    The Westerly apartments have a washer and dryer provided in each apartment, and The Westwinds has a shared launderette for the apartments and cottage.

  • What utilities are included?

    For Westerly Residences, electric, gas, water, trash, sewer, cable and wireless internet are included. For The Westwinds, water, trash, sewer, cable and wireless internet are included. The Westwinds residents pay their gas and electric. It typically runs around $100 a month.

  • Is housekeeping included?

    Housekeeping for The Westerly Residences is provided every two weeks, plus bed linen service. For The Westwinds, the service is available for a fee.

  • Is there parking?

    Yes. One covered parking spot is available per residence for residents of The Westerly Residences. The Westwinds residents have open parking. Duplex residents have garage parking. Additional open parking is available.

  • Do you offer transportation?

    Yes. If it is a scheduled event, there is no cost for transportation. We also offer individual transportation for a fee.

  • Are pets allowed?

    Yes, we allow pets in independent living. One dog or cat under 25 pounds, plus birds and fish are allowed.

  • May my son or daughter live with me?

    Adult children can live with you if they are 65+ and meet the application requirements.

  • Do you have minimum age requirements?

    Yes. The minimum age for The Westerly Residences is 62, and 65 for The Westwinds.

  • Do you have a pool?

    Yes, we have an indoor pool and wellness center.

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