• Service, Love and Compassion

    • We provide high-quality care in a genuine, resident-first environment. Focused on what is best for the patient, our staff and the community at large, we put service, love and compassion at the forefront of all we do to ensure positive experiences and outcomes.

  • Integrity

    • We work diligently to honor our commitments to our patients and to each other, to create alignment and accountability, to embrace transparency and to set our egos aside. These are the principles upon which trust is built, and we do not take it lightly.

  • Family Environment

    • We want our residents to feel safe and cared for as part of the Swope Ridge family. We are proud of the warmth that can be felt in the halls, the rich heritage and traditions that have remained with our organization for years, and the staff whose children and grandchildren have joined our care team generation after generation.

  • Experience and Excellence

    • The pursuit of excellence and exceeding expectations in overall care is a driving force in our organization.  With over 100 years of combined healthcare experience, Swope Ridge brings a wide array of knowledge and practice to the care of your loved one.

  • Community Stewardship

    • We are not only dedicated to serving as a resource and provider for our residents, but to the urban core community at large.  Swope Ridge works with others in the community to respond to health needs through education and promotion.

Our History


Since 1957, Swope Ridge has been meeting the long-term, rehabilitative and elder care needs of Kansas City’s most underserved population.  They have a long-standing commitment to delivering quality, compassionate health care for adult residents and patients experiencing challenges associated with aging, trauma and disability. Their staff of registered nurses, behavioral health professionals, dieticians and other highly trained medical professionals deliver a variety of treatment programs and services designed to aid in the restorative health of all patients.


Many changes have taken place within the community and the organization since its founding.  While policies and the management of healthcare in the United States have experienced a number of ebbs and flows, a few things have stayed the same.  One, Swope Ridge continues to be the only long-term care safety net provider recognized by the City of Kansas City to provide care services for the under- and uninsured in the urban core; and two, the organization’s team has honored its heritage, remaining steadfast in their devotion to serving with the same integrity, commitment to high-quality care, compassion and service it had when the doors opened 62 years ago.


Moving into the future, the administrators and staff at Swope Ridge are dedicated to enhancing patient experiences by focusing on a more holistic approach to care, with a particular emphasis on behavioral and mental health.  They are confident not only in the quality measures of the integrative approach, but in the outcomes – restoring the quality of life of each resident and fostering health and optimum well-being for every member of the urban core.

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