The McCrite Plaza Retirement Community is family owned and operated. Patrick and Judy McCrite built the original McCrite Health Center in 1977. Today, along with their son Cassidy, they continue the commitment to be completely involved in the day to day supervision and growth of this vibrant senior community. The complete continuum of care includes Independent Living, Home Health, Assisted Living, and Skilled Care. Services also include complete rehabilitation for Medicare Part A.
The McCrites have worked diligently to disengage from the typical institutional atmosphere and have created a luxurious, elegant, living environment. Amid the elegant surroundings is a true family feeling, as is evidenced by the fact that Pat McCrite’s mother is a current resident of the Healthcare Center. They always take time to converse, answer concerns or share a good joke. The McCrite Advantage is their daily presence, commitment and their compassionate spirits.
McCrite Plaza Retirement Community FAQ
Q: What is so special about McCrite?
A: A family owned and operated business established in 1977, McCrite Plaza has built a reputation on caring. Our full continuum of services community offers a wonderful, comfortable, safe, and elegant atmosphere. It is retirement living at its best!
Q: What kind of services are available?
A: The retirement apartments were built on the concept of medically based independent and assisted living so that you can reside in your own apartment with your own personal belongings. Home, health, and rehabilitation services are also available. The health center offers Residential Health Care, Skilled Medicare, Rehabilitation, Hospice, and Alzheimer’s care.
Q: What kind of food services do you provide?
A: McCrite’s 5-star award winning dining room exemplifies pure luxury. Focus is on individual tastes and fine dining choices. McCrite’s have labored diligently to eliminate any signs of institutionalism. Meals are prepared fresh daily with an emphasis on healthy eating and variety. Chefs Bill Randol and John Jackson take great pride making the Waterford dining experience something that the McCrite residents look forward to everyday!
Q: What are your living facilities like?
A: A variety of living spaces have been designed to give maximum flexibility. Whether new residents are singles or couples we can accomodate their lifestyle and provide attractive space for their personal belongings. Relocation assistance is available.
Q: Are you really locally owned and operated?
A: Patrick McCrite came to Topeka in 1964 from Kansas City, MO to play football at Washburn University. After receiving his degree he decided to remain in the community. Judy, a life-long resident, received her BS from Emporia State and a Master’s from Kansas State University. They have been blessed with 5 wonderful children. All the children have been involved on some level with the retirement community, from mowing lawns to volunteering with residents. Their oldest daughter Katie McCrite Cavaluzzi operated an Alzheimer’s community in Nashville and currently lives in Minnesota and does consulting for McCrite’s. Cassidy is fulltime at McCrite’s. Kayla earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri and her Masters in Social Work from Washburn. Kelsi will graduate from the University of Central Missouri and Connor is attending Allen County Community College where he plays baseball.