High Plains Retirement Village

High Plains Retirement Village is a welcoming, home-like community that provides a full range of professional nursing services for assisted living and long-term care, as well as memory care. Our mission is to provide quality, compassionate healthcare services for our community to enrich the lives of our families, friends and neighbors.

Our community members all reside in the same connected facility, with access to services, amenities and care that meet their specific needs. We tailor care to our residents’ abilities instead of what they cannot do. We are large enough to offer many choices to our residents, yet small enough for them to receive personal attention and maintain their individuality and as much independence as possible.

We treat all people with dignity and recognize their self-worth, making every effort to ensure their basic rights to courtesy and privacy. At High Plains, we offer the independence you desire and the support you need, providing peace of mind for the whole family.

Assisted Living and Long-Term Care

For people who enjoy being active but may need some additional support with routine tasks, we offer our assisted living services. Residents receive assistance as needed in their own apartment while having access to whatever activities and amenities they find interesting. We are here to support independence and choice in a caring, comfortable environment.

Our assisted living residents may choose from studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom private apartments on South East Country Lane or North Circle Lane, the cozy halls in the assisted living wing. Ranging from 355 to 900 square feet, our apartments offer the following features:

  • Secure entrance, accessed internally
  • Emergency call system
  • Mobility equipment accommodated
  • Fully equipped kitchens and kitchenettes
  • Handicap-accessible bathrooms and appliances
  • Individual thermostats for personal comfort

Our long-term care services, found in the Cherry Creek wing, provide a higher level of personalized assistance with activities of daily living, with additional staff and support. We offer specialized, individual care to enhance quality of life, with activities based on the residents’ interests, cognition and physical abilities. In addition, we prioritize open and consistent one-on-one communication with residents and their families.

Long-term care residents may have a private or semi-private room, depending on preference and availability.


These amenities are available to our assisted living and long-term care residents:

  • Well-balanced meals, snacks and beverages served in welcoming dining areas
  • Additional meal options and special orders for special diets designed by a registered dietitian
  • Common areas available 24/7 for large family gatherings
  • Community living room and library
  • Raised garden beds
  • In-house beauty services
  • Daily activities
  • Sunday religious or spiritual activities
  • Regular Resident Council meetings
  • Attached screened-in porch (assisted living)
  • Outdoor patio (long-term care)

Standard Services

  • 24-hour nursing staff
  • Hospital, doctor’s office, dental clinic and pharmacy within the facility
  • Housekeeping
  • Meal delivery to room/apartment in case of illness
  • Free laundry facilities
  • Physical therapy
  • Mail delivery
  • Internet available
  • Basic TV services
  • Utilities provided
  • Maintenance services

Other Services

The following additional services are included for long-term care. Assisted living residents are encouraged to talk with us if they are interested in receiving any of these services:

  • Shopping
  • Transportation
  • Laundry services
  • Bathing assistance
  • Grooming assistance
  • Additional housekeeping
  • Medication administration
  • Guest meals for family or friends
  • Assistance with activities of daily living

Community Life

As a crucial part of maintaining positive health and well-being for our community members, we offer a wide range of creative, fun and engaging activities and events.

Upon admission to High Plains, each resident provides a detailed assessment of their interests. This allows us an opportunity to develop activity programs that are well-suited for each person. Some examples of our activities:

  • Monthly birthday parties and holiday celebrations
  • Outdoor activities
  • Board games
  • Weekly outings and trips
  • Exercise classes
  • Virtual reality and interactive gaming
  • Holiday celebrations
  • Grade school involvement/volunteering
  • Library with large print books, books on tape, movies
  • Musical groups and sing-alongs

Memory Care

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia requires patience, expertise and customized treatment. Specialized staff at High Plains offer an open unit. integrated care approach, providing personal care that enhances the quality of life for each community member by maximizing their individual level of functionality and minimizing frustration. Our memory care staff undergoes training and continuing education every three months to stay updated on best practices and providing outstanding dementia-capable care.

Our open integrated unit includes secured doorways and alarms over the entire HPRV, provides a safe environment for community members while allowing them to maintain their dignity and respect. Activities are based on the residents’ interests, cognition and physical abilities, focusing more on the individual as opposed to a set schedule.

Frequently Asked Questions

Download the application for residency, complete and submit to the Resident Account Coordinator.

Applications can be submitted in person or via email or fax. Please send emailed applications to dbishop@kearnycountyhospital.com and faxed applications to 620-355-8627.

High Plains Retirement Village accepts Medicaid and Private Pay.

Yes! Residents are encouraged to decorate their new home according to their preferences.

Pets are allowed in our Assisted Living apartments. A pet deposit is required.

We are a non-profit organization governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors that is responsible for strategic planning and oversight of the organization.

Layout of Assisted Living Apartments:

Contact Us

You may have many questions as you and your loved ones choose a care facility. Please contact us for more details about the care and services we offer at High Plains Retirement Village.

Assisted Living Apartments

500 E Thorpe St.

Lakin, KS 67860


Fax: 620-355-8637

Long-Term Care / Memory Care

607 Court Place

Lakin, KS 67860


Fax: 620-355-8645