The Gardens at Barry Road is among the best assisted living and memory care communities in Kansas City, Missouri. As a faith-based organization, we are devoted to service and deliver inspired care in a welcoming, home-like atmosphere. That’s why people choose us: our mission of service and our intimate community.
Since 1959, our parent company Bethesda Senior Living Communities has been providing quality service to our country’s aging population, and continues to serve with excellence through our independent, assisted living and memory care communities and through benevolent outreach.
As a faith-based organization, we embrace a philosophy of selfless service. For us, faith is more than any particular religious tradition. Rather, we serve seniors and our communities through care, advocacy, respect and virtuous business practices.
Rest easily knowing that our highly experienced team is always on hand to offer 24-hour care, housekeeping services, or assist with wellness and social programs. With full-service solutions, residents have everything they need in a warm, vibrant—and secure—environment. Find out more about our assisted living services.
Our memory care team includes a full-time Memory Care Director who brings great expertise to our community. We provide the most intensive care, supervision and specialized activities to keep the mind sharp. We offer both private and companion apartments in a 24-hour secure environment. We strive to help residents engage in life through the development of personal connections with other residents and family members.
Our Companion Apartments offer unbeatable value, providing an affordable option for high-quality care, and the opportunity for isolated older adults to experience the health benefits of connection and community. Studies show that older adults who move from an isolated home environment to a community setting experience even greater health benefits from the daily social interaction than with just adding regular medication management and nutrition at home. In particular, for residents with memory loss, studies show that social interaction supports maintaining cognitive function, language skills, and a healthy routine.
We pride ourselves on our manageable size, our sense of community in Kansas City, and our peaceful atmosphere. But as part of a faith-based senior living organization with national reach, the Gardens at Barry Road has all the resources to meet our residents’ needs, and the ability to make decisions right here where you live. Read more about our parent company and our faith-based mission, including ways we give back.
The Gardens at Barry Road residents enjoy a well-connected social life, from the restaurant-style dining to our common areas flooded in natural light to our cultural outings. To balance this activity, residents also enjoy the independence and autonomy of unwinding in their own private apartments. Learn more about our services and amenities.
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We provide long-term and short-term assisted living, as well as memory care for residents with Alzheimer’s and/or dementia. We have a well-trained team of professionals dedicated to serving all the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of our residents. Our goal is to provide a stimulating environment where residents get to know each other and our team by name.
We have deep roots in the Kansas City community. Our parent company, Bethesda Senior Living, is committed to long-term relationships with our team members, families, and residents. While some companies view their facilities as profit-making investments that may be bought and sold when convenient, we are an intimate, not-for-profit community, meaning our investment is in our residents—now and in the future.
Assisted living becomes appropriate when an otherwise active senior begins having a little trouble getting proper nutrition, maintaining the household or personal care routines, or remembering to take medications. We are staffed 24 hours a day with certified nurses, medication aides and friendly support team. Together, we ensure our assisted living residents have the help they need when they need it. We provide our residents with maximum privacy and autonomy in an attentive and caring environment.
Nursing homes are not the catch-all solution they once were considered to be, primarily because most people do not want to be in one. Nursing homes are designed to provide patients with ongoing, intensive medical and nursing services ,and to do this well they must be both intrusive and pricey. For a senior whose health has deteriorated to the point where acute medical intervention is required regularly, the cost and restrictive living environment of a nursing home begins to make sense. But there’s a huge stretch of road between retirement and the nursing home. Our residents enjoy active, productive lives with just the right amount of support 24 hours a day. They can discover their independence, their tastes, their hobbies and their worth, while getting the support they need when they need it.
Yes. Seniors in the beginning stages of dementia may be most comfortable in our assisted living community. Those with more advanced needs may find our memory care community a better option. Our memory care community provides the most intensive care and supervision, as well as specialized activities to engage our residents’ minds. We offer both private and semi-private apartments in a 24-hour secure environment. Our compassionate staff works with each resident and family to create an environment where residents can succeed and thrive while maintaining as much familiarity as possible.
Our Companion Apartments offer unbeatable value, providing an affordable option for high-quality care and the opportunity for isolated older adults to experience the health benefits of connection and community. Studies show that older adults who move from an isolated home environment to a community setting experience even greater health benefits from the daily social interaction compared to just adding regular medication management and nutrition at home. In particular, for residents with memory loss, studies show that social interaction supports maintaining cognitive function, language skills, and a healthy routine.
We offer a variety of resources and financial options to help assist seniors and their families to be able to afford the retirement lifestyle that meets their expectations. Our fees are easy to understand and never hidden. The apartment monthly fee includes: restaurant-style dining, laundry and maintenance, activities and wellness programs, and some transportation. Most residents will pay an additional fee based on their level of care assessment. These fees cover the cost of the additional support their needs require, including: nursing, medication management or administration, bathing, dressing and other personal services. We look forward to walking through how our fees will work for you or your loved one during your visit.
It wouldn’t be home without your furry, finned or feathered friend. We encourage residents to bring their faithful companions, and we offer referrals for services such as dog walking.