Skilled Nursing and Rehab at Bishop Spencer Place
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Skilled Nursing & Rehab:
The Place to Be for 5-Star Care

For short-term rehabilitation or long-term comprehensive medical care, York Place Skilled Nursing & Rehab at Bishop Spencer Place is the place to be. In addition to a professional staff and the latest technologies and equipment, we offer comfort, security and engagement with others.

Plus, our close association with Saint Luke's Health System helps us coordinate senior care with many of the area's best physicians, hospitals and other health care providers.

We specialize in short-term rehabilitation, discharge planning, and returning people to their home. In fact, our return-to-home success rate and hospital readmission rate both consistently trend better than the national average. This is achieved through the work of our on-site physical, speech, and occupational rehabilitative therapy services, which are provided by Rehab Choice. The Rehab Choice therapists on-site at Bishop Spencer Place have more than130 years of combined experience in rehab.

York Place Skilled Nursing and Rehab at Bishop Spencer Place has achieved a Five-Star Quality Rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Bishop Spencer Place is the only continuing care retirement community in Kansas City, Missouri, that currently has Medicare’s highest, Five-Star rating! This rating is a reflection of our community’s ongoing commitment to our long-term residents, as well as those that join us during a short-term rehab stay to obtain the highest level of excellence. We are pleased to offer families peace of mind, knowing their loved ones are receiving compassionate and unparalleled quality care.

 As a not-for-profit, faith-based community affiliated with Saint Luke’s Hospital, residents, families and professionals can relax knowing they are making a Five-Star decision when they choose York Place at Bishop Spencer Place. View our York Place brochure.


Meet Our Team

Medical Director:


Peter Holt, MD
Board-Certified Geriatrician

Skilled Nursing Care Team:


Melissa Steck, BSW, LNHA, CASP
Vice President of Health Administration


Mike Boggs, RN
Director of Nursing

Kim Newelll, RN

Assistant Director of Nursing 

Gina Hopkins, LPN
Admissions Coordinator

Amanda Barber
Social Worker: Assisted Living & Long-Term Care

Mike Wolverton
Social Worker: Short-Term Rehab/Medicare

Therapy Team:

Nicole LaPointe, Manager & Registered Occupational Therapist; 19 years

  • Registered Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Registered Occupational Therapists
  • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Speech Language Pathologists

Additional On-Site Specialists:

  • Psychologist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Podiatrist 
  • Physiatrist
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Optometrist
  • Audiologist
  • Dentist
  • Wound Care Physician


Skilled Nursing & Rehab Services & Amenities

At York Place Skilled Nursing & Rehab, you have access to the same services and amenities available to all residents of our community, whether you're here for short-term rehab or long-term care. Here are some other helpful facts:

Suite Amenities

  • Adjustable care bed & linens
  • Nightstand, guest chair & personal closet
  • Wall-mounted flat screen televisions
  • Spacious bathroom with storage cabinet & linens
  • Valance & mini-blind window treatments
  • All rooms wired for telephone & cable TV
  • Shared family & TV/hearth rooms
  • Community dining room
  • Aquarium 
  • Enclosed courtyard & garden 
  • Emergency call system & 24-hour nursing staff
  • Security system & 24-hour security staff
  • Smoke alarm & sprinkler systems
  • Newly remodeled spas 
  • Newly remodeled private suites 

Services & Amenities

  • Therapy: physical, occupational & speech
  • Nursing: 24-hour on-site RN coverage
  • Certified wound care nurse
  • On-Site Physician Support: Medical Director & varied specialists
  • Licensed Social Worker: support & planning
  • Flexible dining: provided on site by PB&J Restaurants
  • Programs: fitness, entertainment & educational
  • Spiritual wellness: on-site chapel  & pastoral care
  • Internet: free Wi-Fi
  • TV: cable available (fee may apply)
  • Phone: private number & free long distance
  • Spas: modern, private & tranquil atmosphere
  • Transportation: complimentary to/from Saint Luke's Hospital & KU Medical Center
  • Salon: full-service beauty & barber (fees apply)
  • Wander Management System: available as needed

Medicare covers certain skilled care services that are needed daily on a short-term basis (up to 100 days) if you meet Medicare's skilled benefit requirements.

For more information on the top-quality skilled nursing and short-term rehab care at York Place, contact us.

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