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Passion and commitment is our homes’ foundations

Founded in 2014 by Michala Gibson and Mandy Shoemaker, Prairie Elder Care has set a new standard for person-centered care. No big sales pitch here. We are committed to delivering on our promises and it shows in how we run our business, build relationships with residents and families and the longevity of our staff.

Prairie Elder Homes Offer Residential Memory Care Second to None

Prairie Elder Homes offer care that is second to none—a bold statement, but one you can believe.  Here, we strive to fill our residents’ days with meaningful activities matched to their interests and functional level. Activities focus on creating positive feelings of accomplishment.  The memory of the activity may quickly fade, but the positive feelings last much longer—something that is overlooked at so many memory care facilities today.

Our homes are located in residential neighborhoods, which help our residents adjust to a new setting because it’s much like their own homes. The setting is intimate with only eight residents, and we consider it their home.  Through building trusting relationships with family, each of our residents is treated and cared for as an individual.  We pay attention to and care about the details of your loved one’s history, preferred routines and lifestyle.

Every resident is unique. At Prairie Elder Homes, their days and activities are too.

One of the unique features you will find in a Prairie Elder Home is the snoezelen approach to sensory therapy.  Every residential memory care home includes a room dedicated to creating a therapeutic multi-sensory environment.   This approach is used to both calm those who may be agitated or restless, and to alert or awaken those who are withdrawn.

Schedule a visit to come see our sensory room!  It’s wonderful and our families love the impact it has on our residents.

Premium, personalized shouldn’t come only at a premium price

You want the best memory care for your loved one. And price shouldn’t be an obstacle. Everyone deserves dignity and loving care. That’s why Prairie Elder Homes are comparably priced to “institution” facilities.

Our all-inclusive monthly fees include:

  • Three home-cooked meals plus snacks always available
  • Safe and secure environment
  • 24-hour, on-site care
  • Nurse oversight
  • Assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing and personal care
  • Weekly special therapies such as art therapy and music therapy
  • Medication management and administration
  • Incontinence care
  • Personalized daily activities utilizing a Montessori strength based approach
  • Community outings
  • Family and community events


Not quite ready for full residential living? We have a small number of adult day care openings each weekday.

Memory care is different here. Please contact us for a free and confidential consultation.  913.257.5425

  • "My Mom is one of the first two residents at the new Prairie Elder Home. On her behalf, I thank the Prairie Elder Care staff for being so compassionate and proficient. I can't think of enough superlative adjectives to describe them!"

    Annette, Boca Raton, FL

    "Describing the attention, care, and love at Prairie Elder Care is both easy and hard. It would be easy to quantify how hard the staff works… consistently nurturing day in and day out. It would be hard to describe the passion that Mandy and Michala have for what they are doing. This was a hands on group of caregivers, from the top… down. I saw this personally because I was there nearly every day for the six months they cared for my Mom. My trust in Prairie Elder Care was reaffirmed."

    Trish Frederiksen, Overland Park, KS

  • About Us

    Michala Gibson, RN and Mandy Shoemaker own and operate Prairie Elder Homes, LLC. With Michala's 18 years in geriatric nursing and Mandy's 20 years in education, they have both dedicated their careers to taking care of those we cherish most, our parents and our children. Now with a combined effort in Prairie Elder Care their skills have come together to support and guide families dealing with the losses associated with dementia. The work of Prairie Elder Homes is focused on giving back community, connection and control to our residents.
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