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

Skilled Nursing & Rehab

For short-term rehabilitation or long-term comprehensive medical care, York Place Skilled Nursing & Rehab at Saint Luke's Bishop Spencer Place in Kansas City is the place to be.

Rehab-to-Home Recoveries and Long-Term Care

For short-term rehabilitation or long-term skilled nursing, our multidisciplinary approach to comprehensive care in York Place Skilled Nursing & Rehab at Bishop Spencer Place focuses on medical needs, as well as emotional, spiritual, and social needs. We embrace this unique approach of blending quality care with resident enrichment provided by a compassionate, highly engaged staff. Our staff-to-resident ratios are significantly higher than both the Missouri and national averages. In fact, we have more than double the Missouri average of licensed nurse staffing hours per resident each day.

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Plus, as part of Saint Luke’s Health System, we are able to closely coordinate senior care with many of the Kansas City area’s best physicians, hospitals, and specialty health care providers.

We specialize in short-term rehabilitation, discharge planning, and returning people to their home. In fact, our return-to-home success rate and hospital readmission rate both consistently trend better than the national average. This is achieved through specialized medical management and rehabilitation services including physical, speech, and occupational therapy—right here at Bishop Spencer Place.

York Place Skilled Nursing & Rehab


The entrance to York Place at Bishop Spencer Place in Kansas City provides a separate entry point and parking lot for guests of residents in our short-term rehabilitation or long-term skilled nursing area. The Jefferson independent living apartment building is just across the parking lot.


The York Place lobby at Bishop Spencer Place welcomes guests to our short-term rehabilitation and long-term skilled nursing area.

Private Suite Bedroom

York Place has private suites in our short-term rehabilitation and long-term skilled nursing area. This comfortable space features homelike decor, a wall-mounted flat screen TV, personal closet, and private bathroom.

Private Suite Foyer & Bath

The bathroom in the private suite of our skilled nursing and rehab area provides ample space and decorator-selected furnishings to feel more like home.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Skilled Nursing & Rehab

When will my rehab begin?

Your rehab begins per your doctor’s orders, typically as soon as you arrive at Bishop Spencer Place. Upon admission, our therapy team will develop an individualized treatment plan in collaboration with your doctor. Our medical director also provides oversight to ensure the best care and therapy plans are in place.

What type of clothing should I bring?

We suggest wearing comfortable athletic wear or leisurewear. This may include items such as tennis shoes and sweatpants. Your nurse will provide you with specific instructions if need-be.

How will my family stay informed about my progress?

Our social services team receives daily updates from the staff and closely tracks each person’s care plan. Our social workers hold meetings with family members as appropriate, and your family is welcome to contact the social workers at any time to ask for an update.

Will Medicare pay for skilled nursing?

Medicare covers certain skilled care services that are needed daily on a short-term basis (up to 100 days) if you meet Medicare’s skilled benefit requirements. More information on Medicare is available by calling 1-800-MEDICARE or by visiting

Will my medications be at Bishop Spencer Place?

Yes. We offer medication administration and monitoring.

What if I need special equipment when I am discharged?

Before you discharge, our therapy team and social workers will develop a plan to help you transition back to your home. This plan will include any equipment needs or services you may need. Our team will work with you and your insurance provider to ensure you have what you need to return home.

Our Team

  • Peter Holt, M.D.

    Team Member Since 1995

  • Colleen Hollestelle

    Team Member Since 2021

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    Michelle Duckstein, MA, RN

    Team Member Since 2020

  • Anthony Jackson, M.D.

  • Molly Schapker, APRN, NP-C