How Country Place became Country Place…

When you walk through the front doors of any Country Place Senior Living or Country Place Memory Care residence for the first time, you will experience an assisted living concept that has been decades in the making.

Our founder and CEO, Jack West began his career in the senior living development industry over 30 years ago.

His first development was in Wichita, Kansas where he built a large-scale senior living building.

It was over 177,000 sq ft with 200+ apartments, long hallways and multiple floors.

On the day of the opening of that building Jack was prepared to speak about the beautiful features of the building, the furnishings and the amenities, but just before he spoke to the crowd he learned something very valuable from his colleague…anyone can building a building, it’s the people that make the difference.

As his career progressed, Mr. West kept that thought in mind.

He continued developing in Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa all the while fostering his concept for a senior living residence that would be more.

Not just a beautiful building, but it would be that.

Primarily, though, it would be a residence that was centered around the people.

The staff, the residents, the family members.

His concept was to provide a superior quality of life to seniors, as good or better than the best “big city” assisted living facilities, living in rural communities, in a specifically designed, home-like environment that would foster independence, security and, of course, provide exceptional care.

That concept became a reality when the first Country Place Senior Living residence opened in 2003 in Hoisington, Kansas and again in 2006 in Clay Center, Kansas and over and over again.

Today, fourteen years later, our thirteenth Assisted Living residence is under construction in Independence, KS. It is expected to open its doors in fall of this year.

The Country Place story continues…

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