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The Best Care Starts with Selfless Service


Bill Schwingen| Area Director of Operations

Bill began his career in the senior care industry in 1998 as a Food and Beverage Director. At the time he wanted to remove himself from the restaurant industry and had no particular interest in working with seniors, which means the decision to take a job in the senior care field was for selfish reasons. After a few years, his daughter asked him if he had found his niche. Bill's answer was a resounding yes, and after some reflection he felt like he had wasted 20 years of my life not caring for seniors. Now he is doing what he loves! Bill serves as Executive Director of The Gardens at Barry Road and provides regional operational support to BSLC's Midwest communities.

Email: kcinfo@ba.org     |     Phone: (816) 584-3200

Abigail Lancaster| Marketing Director

Abigail began her career in senior care when helping her grandmother choose a community for herself. Starting in an activities position she held for five years, she joined the Bethesda Senior Living team in October of 2014. When asked what she enjoys most about her job, Abigail replied, “It’s rewarding to assist seniors in finding just the right home for their golden years; a safe and comforting place that will meet all their needs as well as offering all the life enriching activities. They’re the greatest generation, and it’s an honor to serve them.”

Email: kcinfo@ba.org   |     Phone: (816) 584-3200

Sara Meinking| Memory Care Director

Sara has over 25 years of experience in long term, skilled nursing, independent living, home healthcare, and dementia care, spending the last year with BSLC. A graduate of UMKC’s Conservatory of Music, music therapy has always made its way into her job. Sara began her career with seniors for the same reason she loves her job today – they are treasures with so much to give. She knows that every day will be different, and filled with unconditional love. Faith-based service means cherishing the lives of seniors, and doing the right thing – something her team strives to do every day.

Email: kcinfo@ba.org   |     Phone: (816) 584-3200

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Call us at (866) 406-5081 or schedule a tour of The Gardens at Barry Road Assisted Living and Memory Care Kansas City, MO.