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Physician-Directed Nursing

An extended level of care for your loved ones

If you think a traditional nursing home is the only option for your loved one, we have a wonderful alternative. Our Physician Directed Nursing Household at The Piper provides the care level of a nursing home but in the comfortable setting of the household. Our Household Model provides an environment that makes visitors feel welcome and stress-free. Each resident has a private one-bedroom apartment and shares lovely community spaces with their neighbors. Each person will receive customized care to meet individual needs and preferences. The PDNH Household is staffed with additional nurses and physicians make rounds for care plan meeting with families. Come to The Piper to live a life with dignity,
while getting the care you need.

Physician-Directed Nursing Services

• Two-person transfer

• Insulin administration

• Wound management

• Ostomy care

• Catheter care

• Oxygen therapies

• Assistance with eating and special diets

• Respite stays

• Hospice care and home health available with a preferred provider

• Additional services available

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An Alternative to a Nursing Home

Physician Directed Nursing is an alternative to long-term care in a beautiful household setting where friends and family love to visit.  This unique, dedicated household is staffed with additional nursing personnel to meet the hands on needs of each individual. Whether it is wound care, insulin administration or a two-person transfer, it can be provided in the Physician Directed Nursing Household at The Piper. These care levels require extra time and resources that we can provide.

Because this care takes place in a household, you won’t find medication carts, cafeterias, scrub uniforms or institutional smells. The household looks, feels and smells like home, and care is given in the privacy of the individual’s apartment. The common areas have comfortable furnishings, original art, a piano and the smell of fresh baked pastries and made-to-order meals. 

Physician-Directed Nursing Floor Plan

Frequently Asked Questions

The Piper is the only assisted living community in the Kansas City area to offer physician-directed nursing. It is a stepped-up level of care that allows elders to receive highly personalized and sophisticated services to address complex medical issues. In the physician-directed nursing household, physicians are on-call 24/7, in addition to making rounds twice a month and attending monthly care plan meetings with family members and The Piper’s care team. Both home health and hospice care is available with a preferred provider, and special services to address specific medical issues are available.

Physician-directed nursing allows a resident at The Piper to remain in familiar surroundings. Our physician-directed nursing household offers private residences and shared common areas, including an open kitchen, dining room, living room and intimate spaces to relax and visit. Each household is staffed 24/7 by team members who get to know the residents and can provide them with a higher level of care to manage medical concerns and help them remain the architects of their daily lives.