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CNA & CMA Classes Reopening!

Villa St. Francis wants to train you to be a CNA or CMA for FREE!
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Gratitude In Action

We are thankful for our wonderful staff, and during this difficult time, we wanted to show them how much they mean to us. To help them we put together food packages to feed their families.
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Thank You From Villa St Francis

VIDEO: The staff and residents of Villa St Francis have a special message of thanks.
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The Greatest Difference You Can Make Now.

The greatest difference you can make right now is one you can't see. Since mid-March, the Kansas City metro has been under a stay at home order. We have been sheltering in place with our families.
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Villa St. Francis now offers free CNA certification classes to the community.

“We believe that finances should never prevent someone from receiving compassionate, 5-star care,” said HR Director Kendra Unruh, “so why should they prevent someone from providing it?”
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New Hospice Wing Coming to Villa St. Francis

Last September, we began construction on the new hospice wing at Villa St. Francis. The wing includes four private resident suites, a conference room for meetings between staff and families, a kitchen, a chapel, and a private entrance and lobby for families to come and go as they please without passing through the hustle and bustle of the Villa St. Francis long term care, short term rehab, and skilled memory care community.
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What does it mean to be a 5-star community?

"Einstein said it best – the definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results. To achieve better-than-average outcomes for our residents, we’re always on board to do things a little differently."
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KMBZ Experts in the News: What To Expect During the Admissions Process

“Maybe they expect their oatmeal in the morning precisely at 5 am. Little things like that when moving into a new place can be so huge.”
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KMBZ Experts in the News: Understanding the Continuum of Care

From independent living and assisted living to memory care or in-home care, there are a lot of decisions to make, but the dedicated team at Villa St. Francis stands with the family and holds their hands through the entire process. “We know the family. We know the residents and we want to make sure that Villa St. Francis is the right place for them.”
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KMBZ Experts in the News: Medicare, Medicaid, and How to Prepare your Finances

“We have residents who have been doctors, lawyers, and scientists qualify for Medicaid. Money runs out.”
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Finding the Right Care: The Finances

Finding the Right Care: The Finances Jackie Hollis, Accounts Receivable Manager | September 20, 2018 At Villa St. Francis, we...
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Villa St. Francis achieves a 5-Star Quality Measures rating from CMS

Villa St. Francis is proud to announce that we are now one of only two skilled nursing communities in Olathe to be rated 5 stars in Quality Measures by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). But what does that mean to you, and to the loved ones you trust in our care?
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3 Nutrition Tips To Help With Arthritis Symptoms

Arthritis is caused by cartilage breakdown, swelling, and inflammation in the joints. Here are three simple nutrition points to help ease the symptoms of arthritis and keep joints healthy.
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Dining Services Spotlight

Dining Services Spotlight   Rebecca Shafer, MS, RD, LD; Director of Dining Services | July 21, 2017 Hello! My name...
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The Music & Memory Program

The Music and Memory Program was implemented in early January, 2017, and with the help of donors, Villa St. Francis now has 19 iPods and over 1,300 songs to share with our residents. Staff members were selected and trained on how to use the devices and load the software.
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Healthy Heart, Healthy Soul

Keeping your heart strong and healthy is one of the most important things you can do for your overall health, and the less stress you're putting on it, the better it will function to keep you going. In honor of American Heart Month, here are some tips for a healthy heart from the American Heart Association.
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A Letter to Parishioners: How Call to Share Impacts the Villa

One of the missions of the Archdiocese is to provide care for people who couldn’t afford it otherwise. With more than 70% of our residents requiring state assistance to cover the cost of care, we wouldn’t be able to meet their needs at the level we do without the generous donations of those that contribute to the Archbishop’s Call to Share annually.
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Feast of St. Francis

To celebrate our Patron Saint Francis, we will host our first Feast of St. Francis in early October, introducing our newest opportunity to support our mission and to make high quality care affordable to all who need it by rolling out the St. Francis Fund.
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