The Piper offers a wonderful alternative to traditional nursing home care. Our Physician Directed Nursing provides the highest level of care found in a nursing home, while offering an enhanced quality of life in a comfortable household setting. The household provides an environment that makes visitors feel welcome and stress-free. Our unique, dedicated household is staffed with additional nursing personnel that allows elders to receive highly personalized services to address complex medical issues. The private one-bedroom apartment allows couples with varying needs to remain living together.
Physician-Directed Nursing Services:
- Two-person transfer
- Insulin administration & wound management
- Ostomy care, catheter care & oxygen therapies
- Close attention to individual medical needs
- Assistance with eating & special diets
- Hospice care & home health available with a preferred provider
- Additional resident specific services available
An Alternative To A Nursing Home
Physician Directed Nursing is an alternative to long-term care in a beautiful household setting where friends and family love to visit. This unique, dedicated household is staffed with additional nursing personnel to meet the hands on needs of each individual. Whether it is wound care, insulin administration or a two-person transfer, it can be provided in the Physician Directed Nursing Household at The Piper. These care levels require extra time and resources that we can provide.
Because this care takes place in a household, you won’t find medication carts, cafeterias, scrub uniforms or institutional smells. The household looks, feels and smells like home, and care is given in the privacy of the individual’s apartment. The common areas have comfortable furnishings, original art, a piano and the smell of fresh baked pastries and made-to-order meals.
Physician-Directed Nursing Floor Plan
Frequently Asked Questions
The Piper is the only assisted living community in the Kansas City area to offer physician-directed nursing. It is a stepped-up level of care that allows elders to receive highly personalized and sophisticated services to address complex medical issues. In the physician-directed nursing household, physicians are on-call 24/7, in addition to making rounds twice a month and attending monthly care plan meetings with family members and The Piper’s care team. Both home health and hospice care is available with a preferred provider, and special services to address specific medical issues are available.
Physician-directed nursing allows a resident at The Piper to remain in familiar surroundings. Our physician-directed nursing household offers private residences and shared common areas, including an open kitchen, dining room, living room and intimate spaces to relax and visit. Each household is staffed 24/7 by team members who get to know the residents and can provide them with a higher level of care to manage medical concerns and help them remain the architects of their daily lives.