Date: April 1, 2008PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KS. (April 11, 2008) – The Johnson County Metropolitan area has begun to receive more options for seniors who, due to functional limitations, require assistance with personal care or nursing supervision. SeniorCare Homes has opened the first of six home-like upscale assisted living environments that are integrated into neighborhoods.A smaller and more personal alternative to a traditional nursing home or assisted living center, the first new facility at 9939 Foster Street in Overland Park provides supervision for up to five individuals.  Each resident is provided a private or semi-private living area, all meals in accordance with dietary needs, medical supervision and planned daily activities.  Transportation is also provided as needed.SeniorCare Homes is licensed as a “Home Plus” facility by the state of Kansas and adheres to a rigorous set of regulations and surveys.  It accepts private pay and long term care insurance, and residents use Medicare to visit doctors and hospitals as needed.SeniorCare Homes is unique in limiting resident-to-staff ratios to a maximum of five to one.  This low, carefully monitored ratio of caregiver to resident allows SeniorCare Homes staff to devote quality, personal time to each resident throughout the day.  Regularly scheduled activities include music and pet therapy, personal hobbies, social gatherings, visits to local activities and points of interest, and other local events.  The first residence includes an activities sunroom, private terrace and walking path, garden and seasonal landscaping.SeniorCare Homes was founded in 2007 by Jerry Pullins, Jr., president and managing director, who has more than a decade of experience helping families in the healthcare, funeral and hospice fields.  “I want to see people enjoy a place that feels like home while benefiting from personalized care and support in a secure environment,” Pullins said.Pullins’ desire to create SeniorCare Homes was born after helping care for his grandmother as she shifted between a memory unit and skilled care.  She ultimately died in the hospital despite her wishes to stay at home.  In search of a better option, he founded SeniorCare Homes and has transformed residential homes into secure living environments.“We are extremely pleased with the welcome we have received from the City of Overland Park, our neighbors in Brookridge Estates, the faith community and the local medical community,” said Pullins.  “The interest we have seen so far is indicative of the demand we know exists for this type of lifestyle for the memory impaired or for those who just need assistance as they age.”The additional five assisted care homes are planned for opening in the next two years.More information is available at SeniorCare HomesSeniorCare Homes, LLC, based in Prairie Village, Kansas, was founded in 2007 to provide a smaller, more personal alternative to a traditional nursing home or assisted living. The licensed staff provides care in real residential homes with 24-hour supervision, security for every resident and peace of mind for each family. Each home is limited to just five residents who partake in a variety of daily activities only possible in a real home setting. SeniorCare Homes offers the most safe, stable and comfortable living environment in the Kansas City area.5200 West 94th Terrace, Suite 115 ⋅  Prairie Village, Kansas 66207