Bishop Spencer PlaceLocated near the Country Club Plaza, Bishop Spencer Place is a distinguished retirement community with easy access to culture, cuisine, and adventure.

Bishop Spencer Place Blog / 2017

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Son of Mint Julep Creator Shares Tips

Derby_71Bill Buckner, one of our fantastic Bishop Spencer Place residents, was only eight years old when his father, General Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr., personally mixed and served mint juleps for President Franklin Roosevelt and General Douglas MacArthur in 1935.  At 90 years old, Bill continues to share the story of how this famous beverage came to be a favorite of FDR.

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Bishop Spencer Place Earns Five Stars in All Medicare Ratings


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released its most recent Medicare Star Rating Report and we are pleased to announce that our York Place Skilled Nursing & Rehab has maintained its overall 5-star status — and has also achieved a 5-Star rating in every one of the sub-ratings. The sub-ratings include health inspection, quality measures, staffing and RN staffing.

According to Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare website, York Place is the only skilled nursing & rehab community out of 133 such communities within 50 miles of the 64111 ZIP code that has an overall 5-star rating plus five stars in all the sub-ratings. These ratings are a reflection of our community’s ongoing commitment to our long-term residents, as well as to those who join us for a short-term rehab stay.

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Click here to read the full report.

The 5-star ratings are only awarded to the top skilled nursing & rehab communities, and we are proud of our exemplary York Place team who provides compassionate and unparalleled quality care.