The Galway Homes

A better alternative for loved ones living with dementia

The Galway Homes

   Galway Homes, an intimate alternative to large institutional settings, provides spacious Ranch Residential Homes for the memory-impaired. We are committed to providing personalized care with the highest caregiver to resident care ratio in the city. Our two caregivers to five residents ensures our residents' personal and medical needs are met. 

   The role as a care partner is an important one. Our staff, many who have been with us for years, are dedicated to establishing daily routines and work to maintain regularity, which benefits our residents and families. Our Registered Nurse is in each of our homes on a regular basis, and Certified Nurse/Med Aids attend ongoing training to ensure we meet our goal of providing outstanding medical and resident care. 

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   Large institutional environments with excessive stimulation can be confusing and overwhelming to the memory-impaired. Our residential settings are ideal for families who can no longer provide in-home care and are seeking more personalized care for their loved ones. Galway Homes provides a relaxed and familiar atmosphere with a sense of being at home.  Think home-style, nutritious meals; residents gathering around the dining room table; wooded backyards; shaded decks; flowers blooming; and birds chirping. This is Galway Homes.   

   Providing the highest level of personalized care in a family setting is what president and founder John Higgins was searching for when he opened his first residential home 23 years ago.  At that time, Higgins and his family were not happy with the care his grandmother received in an upscale nursing home in his hometown. After witnessing the challenges of a low caregiver-to-patient ratio that failed to address the needs of his grandmother, Higgins, with the encouragement and help of his mother, opened their first home in Prairie Village 23 years ago. More than two decades later, Galway Homes operates three homes, one in the Northland and two in Leawood. Our mission is to enhance the comfort and quality of life for our residents in a 24-hour residential setting, while allowing as much control over their social and physical surroundings as possible.

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   Recently, Jill Sederstrom, a freelance writer for The Kansas City Star, highlighted the special care provided by one of the city's most established group homes. Sandy Nelson, a family member of one of the residents was quoted in the article:

   “I feel extremely fortunate that we were able to find this place for Mary K., because she’s not a patient, you know — she’s a resident. I don’t know, I just feel like there’s a higher level of dignity and attention,” Nelson said.

   Nelson has been very pleased with the group home and said she loves the high level of communication the staff regularly has with her and the activities her aunt is able to participate in without ever leaving the home.

   Northland resident Sandy Nelson moved her aunt to the Northland group home about two years ago after her aunt, known as Mary K., was no longer able to stay in her assisted-living apartment.


   To schedule a tour, call (913) 676-7277 or email jhiggins@thegalwayshomes.com. For more information, visit thegalwayhomes.com.