Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about Santa Marta senior living in Olathe, KS. You may also like the information contained in our handy health services resource guide, which you can download from this page. It contains useful articles about senior health, including memory care, assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation. You’ll also find Medicare basics, the caregivers bill of rights, and a list of local and national health care resources.
Santa Marta is an upscale senior living community located in Olathe, KS. We cater to active adults 62 and over with exceptional hospitality infused with a legacy of Catholic tradition. Our services, events and special amenities are designed to enhance independent living in serene Tuscan-inspired residential neighborhood. We promote wellness in body, mind and spirit, and encourage the companionship of close friends.
As a CCRC (continuing care retirement community) that offers Life Care, we guarantee lifetime access to a continuum of quality, on-site care at predictable rates. Our health services are available to Residents and nonresidents alike, and include assisted living, memory support, skilled nursing and rehabilitation care.
For those who qualify, Life Care is like having a “lifetime guarantee” for all the care you might need in the future, and lifetime coverage for the cost of that care. Living at Santa Marta eliminates the time-consuming chores of home maintenance, fear of becoming a burden to relatives, the concerns of aging among strangers, and worries about the availability and cost of quality long-term care. Life Care at Santa Marta combines unparalleled financial security and peace of mind, with a truly independent lifestyle and a wide range of services and amenities.
We’re known for our full array of senior living options:
- Independent living
- Assisted living
- Memory care
- Skilled nursing
- Respite care
We offer senior apartments and villa homes that range from 790 to 1,763 square feet. Apartment homes are designed for relaxing, entertaining, and an on-the-go lifestyle. Villa homes are free-standing homes with a private address. Our open plan designs come in one-bedroom and two-bedroom floor plans – all with full-sized kitchens, walk-in closets, and the opportunity to add your personal touches.
Your cats or smaller-size dogs (up to two cats or two dogs under 30 pounds) are welcome here.
Fees depend on the size and type of residence you choose, as well as the number of occupants. An entrance fee is paid upon move-in and provides lifetime access to health care services in our community, with a recurring monthly fee covering your use of daily services and amenities. Your entrance fee is 90% refundable to you or your estate, regardless of how long you live there.
Possible tax advantages may allow you to categorize a percentage of both the entrance fee and monthly fee as a medical expense. Check with your tax advisor. For specific fee information, call us at 913-815-0926.
The monthly service fee covers just about everything: full interior and exterior maintenance of your villa or apartment home and the beautifully landscaped grounds, including a heated underground parking garage. The community amenities and recreational activities include a fitness center, indoor heated pool and therapy spa, chapel, card and game rooms, library, business center, beauty salon and barbershop, formal living and private dining rooms.
Yes, occasionally there are incremental increases in monthly fees to offset the cost of utilities, staff salaries and operating expenses. However, you will be notified in advance of any price increase.
Here are some of the services included with your monthly fee.
- Flexible dining options
- Concierge assistance
- Weekly housekeeping and laundry service
- Indoor and outdoor home maintenance
- Regularly scheduled transportation
- Planned events and special activities on-site
- 24/7 security and emergency response
- All utilities excluding phone and internet
There are many. Here’s just a taste.
- Botticelli’s – elegant, restaurant-style dining
- Café Della Terra — casual and to-go meals
- La Taverna bar and lounge
- Underground garage parking, with attached garage for villas
- Indoor heated swimming pool and spa
- Fully equipped fitness center
- Walking and biking trails
- Pet play area
- Woodworking shop, craft room
- Salon, bank and post office
- Big-screen theater
There’s always something going on. Our calendar of recreational, educational and wellness-related activities includes:
- Trips to museums, art galleries, the symphony, ballet, opera and theater
- On-site concerts and plays
- Guest speakers and lifelong learning
- Computer classes
- Billiards and games
- Fitness and nutrition classes
- Arts and crafts
- Movie nights
- Travel, including cruises and bus trips
- Special luncheons and birthday celebrations
Residents initiate and run many special-interest groups in the spirit of inclusiveness. Additionally, daily Mass is celebrated in our on-site chapel, and interfaith services and discussions are held weekly.
You don’t need to be a Resident of Santa Marta to access our health services. However, when you live at Santa Marta, you’ll have access to multiple levels of care for life, regardless of how long or how often, without paying a daily fee — ever. The only additional cost above your regular monthly fee is to cover any extra meals, plus any ancillary costs such as prescriptions, IV therapy and personal laundry.
No, you don’t have to move from your villa or apartment home. Even if one of you is in your villa or apartment home, the other can receive care by experienced staff you know and trust in our health center, just a short walk away.
We’re guided by Catholic principles and welcome people from all beliefs and faith traditions, including those who don’t follow a particular spiritual path. There are many ways to express your spirituality at Santa Marta, including:
- Nondenominational services in our chapel
- Spiritual discussion groups
- Bible studies
- Gospel & spiritual music concerts
- Chaplain available
- Catholic Saturday worship
- Nondenominational Sunday worship
- Rosary prayer services
- Religious holiday celebrations
- Volunteer opportunities
Research shows that 70% of how you age depends on your lifestyle choices. Adults living at a continuing care retirement community, such as Santa Marta, live 15% longer than the senior population in general. This longer lifespan is generally due to better nutrition, active companionship, increased personal security and stress reduction.
You place 10% of the entrance fee on the villa or apartment home of your choice. You don’t pay anything else until you move in.