Wichita Presbyterian Manor



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

How do I know my loved one needs Memory Care?

Diseases such as Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia are progressive—meaning they grow more pronounced over time. In the earliest stages, it may be difficult to recognize the difference between common forgetfulness and memory loss. We recommend seniors have regular visits with a primary care physician and discuss any concerns they have.

When is the right time to move my loved one into a Memory Care community?

If your loved one has a diagnosis of Alzheimer's or another form of dementia, he or she will benefit from placement in a memory care neighborhood. Memory care neighborhoods are specifically designed to support the needs of individuals with memory loss, providing visual cues that will support your loved one in making the transition from home to a senior living community. Memory care neighborhoods also offer activities in smaller groups and individually that are designed to help a memory care resident reconnect with activities they enjoyed earlier in their lives and keep them engaged in the present through participation in those activities. If you are unsure if your loved one is ready for memory care, check out this resource from the Alzheimer's Association, Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer's Disease.

Why should I consider moving my loved one in during the early stages of Alzheimer’s or dementia?

We have found that families are often surprised by how well their loved ones do once they move into the Cypress. The social engagement and specialty care programs help seniors make the most of their daily lives. Our goal is to help our residents thrive, and we have found that joining a memory care neighborhood earlier can help provide the necessary structure and mental stimulation seniors need.

What are my or my loved one’s Memory Care options at Wichita Presbyterian Manor?

We offer secure one-bedroom apartments as well as 24/7 supervision from one of our team members.

How many apartments do you have?

There are 24 apartments in The Cypress Memory Care.

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 organization means that we are able to focus all of our resources on our mission rather than serving shareholders.

How long have been here?

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

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?

Monthly memory care is offered for a flat fee. Contact us to learn more and take the next step in your journey.

Do you take Medicaid in Memory Care?

No, we are not licensed for Medicaid in The Cypress Memory Care.

Are there ancillary expenses?

Additional expenses are minimal. One of the most common additional expenses is for incontinence products, if needed.

What do I need to provide?

The apartments are unfurnished. The resident and/or their family should provide a bed, chair, dresser, TV and stand and any other furniture needed to make the resident comfortable in their new home.

What types of security do you offer?

The Cypress Memory Care is secured 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Our main campus doors are locked between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. A team member regularly walks the building during those hours, and a nightly on-campus patrol is conducted.

Can couples live in Memory Care together?

Yes. Couples may live together in The Cypress Memory Care. Second-person fees apply.

Do you offer transportation?

Yes. If it is a scheduled event, there is no cost, except for what is spent at the destination. We also offer individual transportation for a fee.

Can my loved one go on outings?

Yes! You have the peace of mind to know that our trained team members can help you determine whether an outing is appropriate for your loved one or not on a given day.

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