Experience Topeka Presbyterian Manor

Opened in 1963, Topeka Presbyterian Manor was the third Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America campus in Kansas. Our 17.5 acre campus in northwest Topeka offers independent living, assisted living, health care and short-term rehabilitation. Accommodations range from duplex units and private apartments to skilled nursing suites.

Residents enjoy an array of amenities including carports for apartment residents, dietitian and personal care services. In addition to a beautifully landscaped campus featuring a walking path and fishing pond, independent living residents are invited to tend their own gardens.

Our recently renovated short-term rehabilitation neighborhood offers the services you need to return home following illness, surgery or injury.

The latest phase of remodeling has created fresh, new private rooms in our health care neighborhood.

Resident Choice

As a PMMA campus, Topeka Presbyterian Manor is committed to resident-centered care, which means our staff members strive to ensure residents are able to make choices about how they spend their day, what they eat and what activities they engage in from the time they get up in the morning until they go to bed at night, on the resident's timetable. Our team of staff members support our residents in maintaining a sense of independence, while monitoring for when more, or less, assistance is needed.

Our residents play a role in shaping the lifestyle at Topeka Presbyterian Manor. Our Resident Council meets regularly to share ideas, concerns and suggestions with administration and department directors. The role of the council underscores our residents' responsibility for their own well-being and upholds resident rights.

In addition, the community is represented by a number of separate committees which oversee specific areas of life at Topeka Manor:

  • Dining committee – is responsible for reviewing the monthly menu, pinpointing likes and dislikes, and offering suggestions for menu additions or changes.
  • Activity committee – provides input on activities planning and disseminates information to residents.
  • Spiritual life committee – supports the various worship activities on campus and the functions of the chapel.
  • Manor shop committee – oversees the operations of our on-site "convenience store."
  • Library committee – oversees the operations and offerings of our on-site library.

Quality Matters

Quality assurance measures are integrated with Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America's mission and are evident at all levels of the organization. Every PMMA community participates in Quality Assessment Performance Improvement (QAPI), taking a team approach to improving processes, procedures and outcomes.

Residents and employees are surveyed annually and plans are developed at each location to address any concerns.


In December 1958, land was purchased to construct a Presbyterian Manor in Topeka. Topeka Presbyterian Manor was incorporated in September 1961. Ground was broken on Feb. 4, 1962. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur D. Jellison of Junction City pledged $50,000 toward the construction of a chapel. The structure was completed in July 1963. The next project in Topeka was an infirmary. Ground was broken on April 13, 1965. The project included the rotunda portion of the building and was funded with a major donation. The Jellison chapel was built after the infirmary was completed. Also in the 1960s, the Tower apartments were built on the Topeka campus.