We've been honored to serve the Wichita retirement community since 1965. So, there's a few things that we'd like to share - things we humbly feel set us apart. And we hope you feel the same.
At lunchtime, Diane Hull (standing) talks with a few of the special people in her life. Diane is a 25-year veteran at Prairie Homestead, including the last eight as Administrator. Each day at lunch in Assisted and Independent Living Diane offers prayer and shares announcements.
A lot of new Wichita-area independent and assisted living facilities have sprouted up over the last few years. Large national corporations, seeing the oncoming Baby Boomer retirement bubble, have invested tens of millions of dollars to build often lavish and extravagant living accommodations with the hope of capitalizing on the surge of seniors. Unfortunately, families and retirement funds have to pay for the opulence, and the profits go back to some corporate office on the coast.
Not so with Prairie Homestead Senior Living. Our Board members are all local (and it's not uncommon to see them stop in at lunch time to join us), and so everything we do is a reflection of our focus - right here in Wichita.
People before profits. In a nutshell, that's how we think. Sure, we have to be fiscally responsible and accountable. And our Administrator, Diane Hull, is a 25-year veteran here at Prairie Homestead with a strong background in finance. But we don't have to guarantee a certain Return on Investment to a group of investors in another time zone. We're true to who we are, and have been, for nearly 50 years.
Founded by the American Baptist laity and ministries in 1965, our mission is an expression of Christian values and morals. At Prairie Homestead you'll find residents who come from a wide variety of religious backgrounds, enriching the lives of all Prairie Homestead residents. We welcome all faiths with open arms and loving hearts.
As our 50th birthday nears, perhaps one of the things we're most proud of is that 9 out of 10 new residents choose Prairie Homestead because they currently know, or have known, someone who's made their home here. That's right, multi-generations of families now reside at Prairie Homestead to gracefully age in place among friends and neighbors in one community. And we couldn't be more blessed to have them now living in the same community their mothers and fathers enjoyed.
A lifestyle of freedom. A variety of options. And a plan for the future. Your plan, based on your decisions. All at a community like no other in Wichita. Come visit us at Prairie Homestead Senior Living.
Diane Hull, Administrator 25 years at Prairie Homestead
Prior to becoming just our third-ever Administrator a little over eight years ago, Diane also proudly served as our Office Manager and Activities Director. To say Prairie Homestead is extended family would be an understatement. To Diane, Prairie Homestead is family.
Linda Eskridge, Resident Services Coordinator20 years at Prairie HomesteadAs a LPN, Linda oversees the care plans and well-being of each Prairie Homestead resident with warmth and compassion. She is an essential part of the leadership of Prairie Homestead Senior Living and takes her responsibilities personally, as well as, professionally. Linda is a true blessing to our residents and Community.