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.
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.