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Welcome to Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America

Our mission: To provide quality senior services guided by Christian values.

PMMA’s continuum of care encompasses a full range of residence options – from independent living to assisted living, to skilled nursing care – with the comfort and well-being of each resident our highest priority.

Our employees bring this mission to life with person-centered care and a simple promise, the way you want to live.

The way you want to live is more than a tagline; it is a culture built on a method of delivering services and care to residents based on the resident’s personal choices and preferences. This social care model, sometimes called "person- or resident-centered care" creates a more welcoming and familiar environment for residents.

Here are some pertinent facts about PMMA:

  • 18 campuses in Kansas and Missouri.
  • Non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
  • Serves more than 2,300 residents.
  • Employs approximately 2,200 people.
  • Pioneered Alzheimer’s disease care in Kansas in 1986 with one of the first neighborhoods specializing in Alzheimer’s/dementia care at Newton Presbyterian Manor.
  • A board of trustees governs PMMA. Each location has an advisory council comprised of community leaders who provide insight and guidance to the needs of the area.
  • PMMA provides equal access to services for all residents, without unlawful discrimination due to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability or age.

Charitable Care

As a part of PMMA’s commitment to providing quality senior services guided by Christian values, the organization provides nearly $4 million annually in charitable care through the Good Samaritan Program. Through this program, seniors living in PMMA communities who outlive their financial resources through no fault of their own may receive financial assistance in order to continue to live in their PMMA community. Every PMMA community participates in the Good Samaritan Program and conduct fundraisers for the program annually.

Quality Matters

Quality assurance measures are integrated with Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s mission and are evident at all levels of the organization. Many of our Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America communities are five-star rated by U.S. News and World Report based on data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Every PMMA community participates in Quality Assessment Performance Improvement (QAPI), taking a team approach to improving processes, procedures and outcomes. Two corporate nurses travel among our communities to ensure that standards are met and provide education on a continuous basis.

Residents and employees are surveyed annually and plans are developed at each location to address any concerns.

History

At a council meeting of the Synod of Kansas (Presbyterian Church USA) in June 1947, the chairperson asked if anyone had input for the good of the order. One member replied, “There is a Mrs. Alice Kalb of El Dorado, Kansas, who wants us to build a home for the aged and take her in.”

Through many meetings and discussions, the Synod council approved the purchase of property in Newton, Kan., and the formation of the United Presbyterian Foundation of Kansas, Inc., now known as Presbyterian Manors, Inc. In 1949, the first Presbyterian Manor of Mid-America (PMMA) community opened, providing a home for seven area seniors who could no longer live independently in their homes.

PMMA communities are open to residents of all faiths...

While PMMA is no longer governed by the Presbyterian Church, PMMA still maintains a covenant relationship with the Synod of Mid-America of the Presbyterian Church (USA). PMMA’s by-laws call for two-thirds of the PMMA Board of Trustees to be active members of the Presbyterian Church (USA). The board manages PMMA autonomously.

Following a merger of the Synod of Kansas and the Synod of Missouri to create the Synod of Mid-America of the Presbyterian Church (USA), Presbyterian Homes of Missouri Inc., entered into a management agreement with the United Presbyterian Foundation of Kansas in 1977 to operate its senior living communities. A year later, Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America, Inc. was founded to manage the interests of both corporations.

Today, the 18 PMMA communities are open to residents of all faiths and spiritual backgrounds.

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