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Welcome to SunPorch of Smith County!

A place you can call home filled with the warmth of the sun, and a spot on the porch for fellowship with a good friend!

SunPorch will be a vibrant, caring community of elders……we are your neighbors, your mothers, fathers, uncles and aunts……we have not disengaged but continue to live our lives to the fullest each and every day…..and we continue to contribute to the town around us. The SunPorch campus will consist of skilled nursing care based on the Green House model, (www.thegreenhouseproject.org) a unique model that provides services to 10 persons in one building. The building is licensed by the state and federal government as a skilled nursing home. It is designed with private rooms, comforts of home and a philosophy of wellness, rehabilitation, freedom, nurturing, and safety. Each day our elders set their own schedule, pursuing a hobby or personal activity or having lunch with a friend at the local café. Our goal is to facilitate the elders’ independence and ability to pursue their interests. Our staff are provided intensively trained and empowered to carry out their services compassionately and competently. Our uniquely designed Green Houses contain all the elements of a real home:

  • Direct and open access to all areas of home, both inside and outside
  • Private bedroom and full bath to support full expression of personal rhythms
  • Hearth area with open kitchen, dining and living areas centered around a fireplace
  • Personal caregivers cook meals in the elders home and elders have 24-hour access to food
  • One dining table creates a sense of belonging and community with everyone, including personal caregivers, family and guests joining together to share a meal
  • Spa area with a residential design

Our new campus will be built on land directly south of the new Smith County Memorial Hospital under construction in Smith County, Kansas. The new campus, when fullly constructed, will consist of 40 skilled nursing beds, 20 assisted living apartments and 20 senior housing apartments. A Town Center will be available for for social gatherings, coffee with a friend or community events.  Construction is expected to begin in late fall 2017 and be complete by the fall of 2018. Being located adjacent to a new critical access hospital which serves a multi-county geographic area will provide numerous collaborative opportunities for physician services, rehabilitation care and employee training programs. The project is viewed locally as the “Regional Center for Elder Services.”