Health care resources for the help you need.

Are your loved ones thriving on their own, or just getting by? Are you seeing changes that raise concerns? Is it time to consider long-term care? What are the options? The costs? Where can you get the help you need? This list of resources is an excellent starting point. Santa Marta Santa Marta is a […]

When additional health care may be needed.

Are you noticing changes in your loved ones’ behavior that seems to indicate a decline in their health? Are you helping your loved ones more often, taking on more responsibility, and worrying more? When someone’s health declines, often the family member who lives closest takes on caregiving or care-coordinating responsibility. If that’s your situation, it’s […]

The allure of maintenance-free living.

For many people, the time comes when the burdens of maintaining a private home become overwhelming and the idea of maintenance-free living is increasingly attractive. If your loved ones are feeling that way, your role may be to help them find the right option, or simply support and encourage their decision. If they need convincing, […]

Skilled nursing care

Professional nursing services are provided at stand-alone nursing care communities (also called nursing homes) or, as is the case at Santa Marta, in skilled nursing centers within CCRCs. >>Read more Rooms may be private or semiprivate, and most offer rehabilitation therapies and specialized care to aid recovery from surgery or illness. Many offer long-term care […]


Independent living at a CCRC (continuing care retirement community) typically includes a choice of apartments, or cottages/villas if available, along with comprehensive services and amenities, and a wide range of educational and social activities. Priority access to on-site health care services is included, making the CCRC option a flexible, long-term choice for both active independent […]

Memory Support

Memory support, sometimes called memory or dementia care, is specialized care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia. >>Read more It’s available at dedicated residential care centers, some assisted living communities and at many CCRCs, including Santa Marta. Residents live in private or shared suites, and receive three daily meals, support services […]

Rehabilitation therapies

Some communities offer support services for rehabilitation after illness or injury. These may include short- and long-term nursing care, as well as occupational, physical, speech and other rehabilitation therapies. >>Read more Licensed nurses and certified nursing assistants provide on-site services. These can include post-surgical care, orthopedic and post-stroke rehabilitation, IV therapies, cardiac recovery, wound care […]

Happy 90th Birthday Buck Warren!

Buck Warren spent his 90th birthday just as he has spent every day since he was 6 years old — on his bicycle. Warren pedals around the grounds of the Santa Marta Retirement Community in Olathe for 30 minutes each day, and during the many sweltering days of our summer, he rode in Santa Marta’s […]

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