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

Enjoy full-service independent living in your private apartment home on our beautiful, conveniently-located, pet-friendly campus in Kansas City.

Independent Living Social Services

Special social services include:

  • Assisting new residents and their families with the transition to our retirement community
  • Providing professional and objective perspective by sorting through changing needs that may make it difficult for family and/or residents to recognize limitations
  • Setting up support services to meet changing needs of residents
  • Determining and facilitating change if a new level of care – such as assisted living or long-term care – is needed
  • Visiting residents in the hospital to advocate for health care needs and provide companionship, as well as helping with discharge and planning coordination
  • Supporting both residents and families in crisis, grief, and loss
  • Helping to resolve and find solutions and/or compromise to community living and family conflicts

Meet Our Social Worker

Unique to Bishop Spencer Place and separate from the social workers in our health care areas, we have a dedicated in-house social worker who focuses solely on our independent living residents. This invaluable service is offered as a benefit to help our aging apartment residents stay independent for as long as possible. Maxine provides personalized care and attention to our residents, and is available to assess emotional, mental, physical and psychosocial needs during move-in and when needs change requiring a transition, as well as at other difficult times. She is an incredible resource to our independent living residents and to our community.

  • Maxine Ricketts

    Team Member Since 2021