Health System, Memorial – Kansas (MHSKS)

Address: 511 NE 10th
Abilene,, KS 67410
Phone: (785) 263-2100 Website:

Memorial Hospital is a not-for-profit rural hospital. It currently operates as a Critical Access Hospital with 25-beds and has an average daily census of 15. It is Medicare certified and has met state regulations set by CMS (Medicare) that reflect the industry’s standards. These state regulations focus not only on the organization’s ability to provide safe, high quality care, but on its actual performance as well. Services include but are not limited to:

Hospital Services:

Directory of Services

Swing-Bed Program: When your loved one requires a range of non-acute services from skilled to intermediate care, Memorial Hospital offers a Swing-Bed care program. This provides transitional care for patients possibly recovering from surgery, injury, or illness.


Swing-Bed Program:

Skilled Care Coordinator

Phone: (785) 263-6643

Support Groups: (Through Home Health & Hospice)
Bereavement Support Group:
Home Health and Hospice of Dickinson County periodically offers Bereavement Groups in Abilene and Herington for those coping with a loss. A loss may include the death of a loved one, a miscarriage, a home, a person’s livelihood, etc. Group members will learn about the grief process and develop skills to cope with the effects of loss. Time is allowed for sharing personal experiences. Bereavement groups are facilitated by a bereavement counselor. Persons interested are encouraged to bring a supportive partner. The sessions are free, however, a donation to cover the cost of materials would be gratefully accepted. Groups are open to the public. Pre-registration is not required. Please call (785) 263-6630 to learn when the next Bereavement Group will be offered.

Good Grief Support Group:
Home Health and Hospice of Dickinson County offers The Good Grief Support Group on the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Home Health and Hospice Office, 515 NE 10th, Abilene. This group is open to anyone coping with a loss, including death, miscarriage, home, livelihood, etc. The group is facilitated by a bereavement counselor and is open to the public.


Home Health & Hospice-Abilene

Phone: (785) 263-6630

ABC Kids (Above & Beyond the Classroom):
An intergenerational program partnered between Village Manor and McKinley School. After school two days a week, Second and Third graders go to Village Manor. During these visits, they have a snack and tell the residents about their day, play games, or work on seasonal craft projects. This concept brings two different generations together to learn from one another.


ABC Kids (Above & Beyond the Classroom):

Phone: (785) 263-1431

Senior Living Services:

Frontier Estates:
A non-assisted and low-income senior apartment facility. This facility is a total housing concept (all under one roof), that is designed to accommodate the needs of its residents. Services Offered:
Friendly staff at the reception desk provides stamps, notary, fax, photocopying, Internet, and mailing services as well as visitor registration
Transportation services can be used for doctor appointments, shopping, restaurants, or entertainment for a small fee. Occasional trips will be planned for tenants such as Christmas light tours or trips to nearby sights and events.
Regular appointment times are available at the beauty shop located inside Frontier Estates
Routine health care visits by hearing specialists and foot care specialists
Monthly blood pressure monitoring
Regular exercise and low aerobics
Weekly Church Services
Regular Bible Studies

Transportation Services – Abilene General Public Transportation is operated by the Abilene Parks and Recreation Department. This transportation service is provided for Frontier Estates tenants or people in the Abilene area. This service allows people the freedom to be transported to their specified destination for a small fee. Twenty-four hour notice prior to scheduled pick-up time is appreciated. Call Abilene Parks and Recreation at 785-263-7266 to schedule a time or for more information. People with limited mobility need to be accompanied by an aide and the person assisting can ride free of charge.


Frontier Estates:

Phone: (785) 263-1080

Village Manor:
Offers long-term care services in a home-like atmosphere. Services Offered Include:
Resident Transportation- Village Manor offers a transportation bus service to residents. Residents going to in-town doctor’s appointments can use this service free-of-charge. Village Manor is happy to transport residents to other destinations. A small fee is charged for travel out of town or to destinations other than doctor’s appointments.

Respite, Hospice, & Adult Day Care – are available at Village Manor. For those family members who aren’t quite ready to give up full-time care of their loved ones, we offer several alternatives to long-term care. Adult day care provides caregivers much needed personal time for appointments, errands, and daily activities. Respite care is temporary long-term care and relieves the caregiver for a longer period of time, usually one day to one month. Hospice services in concert with Home Health and Hospice of Dickinson County are available for those who need end-of-life care.

Short-Term Recovery- recovery rooms are for individuals who require additional assistance following surgery or an illness, if a primary caregiver is temporarily unavailable, or if the individual requires more help than their caregiver can provide. The semi-private rooms are furnished, tastefully decorated, and move-in ready. Short-term residents receive round-the-clock care, therapy services on site through Memorial Health System Rehabilitation, nutritious meals with dietitian support, and will have their medications managed by the nurses on staff. Housekeeping services are provided and cable television is available in the rooms. Residents may also engage in the numerous activities that Village Manor has to offer.

Skilled Nursing Care- Village Manor offers skilled nursing care to meet each resident’s needs by developing an individualized care plan. Our registered nurses, certified aides, and other specially trained staff follow this plan. Physicians and consulting specialists visit Village Manor residents on a regular basis; and for those needs that can’t be satisfied with a house call, Memorial Hospital and physicians’ offices are just minutes away. For residents whose families are far away, Village Manor provides transportation to local appointments free of charge.

Special Care Unit- is available when long-term care just isn’t enough–especially for those with Alzheimer’s Disease or other memory-related disorders. That is why this unit features specially trained staff who sees to the residents’ unique needs. Security is always a priority in the unit where doors are kept locked and the outside courtyard is enclosed. Daily activities like reminiscence therapy, crafts, and music are designed to keep residents functioning at the highest level possible. Regular visits from family are encouraged for the residents. For family members, a support system, counseling, and educational materials are available.

Recovery Therapy Services- is often an important part of life at Village Manor. Many residents come to Village Manor for short stays to recover from illness, surgery, or injury and then return home. The Memorial Health System Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine department is dedicated to helping residents literally get get back on their feet. We offer occupational, physical, and speech therapy. Therapy services are also available when needed to long-term residents.


Village Manor:

Phone: (785) 263-1431

Summer Youth Program:
This program is designed especially for students ages 14 to 18 years. This unique program offers students an opportunity to volunteer in various Memorial Health System departments. This is the perfect way for students interested in a health care career to obtain first-hand experience.

The different areas to volunteer may broaden a person’s medical knowledge. For example, a student may learn about blood work in the laboratory or may experience a new technology in the radiology department. The student may share invaluable moments with patients in the ROSE unit or may learn how fitness can help people of all ages at Impact Sports and Fitness. The Summer Youth Program is held from mid-June to mid-August. Applications are typically due at the end of May or beginning of June.


Summer Youth Program:

MHS Director of Volunteer Services

Phone: (785) 263-6692


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