Hunt Midwest Senior Housing Development - Benton House of Olathe - Expansion Ribbon Cutting
Hunt Midwest Senior Housing Development - Benton House of Olathe - Expansion Ribbon Cutting
Hunt Midwest Senior Housing Development - Benton House of Olathe - Expansion Ribbon Cutting
Hunt Midwest Senior Housing Development - Benton House of Olathe - Expansion Ribbon Cutting

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Hunt Midwest, Principal Senior Living complete memory care expansion at Benton House of Olathe

Olathe, KS — February 27, 2024 — Hunt Midwest and Principal Senior Living Group are opening 21 new memory care residences at Benton House of Olathe at 151st Street and Blackfoot Drive, expanding the availability of much-needed, high-quality senior housing in a growing corner of the Kansas City metro.

The expansion more than doubles the number of memory care apartments available in the community’s Beacon Neighborhood, an exclusive neighborhood within the Benton House community dedicated to seniors experiencing memory loss. Construction was completed this month with the first residents scheduled to move in to the new apartments in March. Reservations are currently being accepted.

Benton House of Olathe now offers 76 total residences, including 35 memory care apartments and 41 studio and one-bedroom assisted living suites. The community has enjoyed high occupancy for more than a year and the new apartments will help meet the growing demand for more advanced, first-class memory care services and support in the Olathe area.

“It’s important to provide area seniors in need of memory support services a high-quality option in the same community, close to friends and family,” said Doug Coleman, Senior Vice President at Hunt Midwest. “These additional memory care residences will help address that shortage and offer much-needed services for seniors and their families in Olathe.”

Benton House of Olathe incorporates a variety of indoor and outdoor amenity spaces around three landscaped courtyards for both the traditional assisted living residents and residents in the Beacon Neighborhood.

The innovative Beacon Neighborhood design features an open design at homelike scale that is keypad-protected and large enough to create a community feel without becoming overwhelming for seniors experiencing memory loss. Higher staffing ratios and a dedicated coordinator also care for Beacon Neighborhood residents with Principal Senior Living’s “Daily Life” approach, intentionally blending familiar routines and unique events to celebrate residents’ abilities rather than focusing on loss.

“This new neighborhood is possible because of our outstanding and long-tenured community team members who have created a wonderful culture of caring,” said Michael Allard, CEO of Principal Senior Living Group. “It’s more than the national awards, of which they have already received a dozen this year, and more than the beautiful setting, although the community is stunning — it’s the spirit of service they infuse with every interaction. The sense of connection is palpable. We’re truly blessed with the best and look forward to now serving even more families.”

Hunt Midwest and Principal Senior Living Group currently own and operate a portfolio of six assisted living and memory care communities in the Kansas City metro, including Benton House of Olathe, Benton House of Lenexa, Benton of Tiffany Springs, Benton House of Staley Hills, Benton House of Raymore, and Benton House of Blue Springs.

Hunt Midwest and Principal Senior Living Group’s partners on the Benton House of Olathe expansion included Lamas Architects, Schlagel and Associates for civil engineering, and Meyer Brothers Building Company as general contractor.

For more information about Benton House of Olathe, call us at 913-490-0990 or visit us online at

About Hunt Midwest
Hunt Midwest is a Kansas City-based, privately held real estate development company with six decades of expertise in industrial, self-storage, residential, multifamily, and senior living communities, with more than $2.5 billion of developed projects in multiple geographic markets. Hunt Midwest leverages its reputation, resources, and relationships to create successful real estate solutions.

Hunt Midwest is one of the pillars of the Lamar Hunt Family’s holdings, which include interests in real estate, sports/entertainment, energy/natural resources, and private equity. Other marquee brands include the Kansas City Chiefs, Chicago Bulls, FC Dallas, Hunt Southwest, and Trinity Hunt. Learn more at

About Principal Senior Living Group
Principal Senior Living Group was founded in 1997 with the goal of providing high-quality assisted living and memory care communities. The company’s Benton House assisted living facilities serve seniors who don’t want or need a nursing home, but who are weary of home upkeep, in need of a little personal assistance or simply desire to have more interaction with others. Principal Senior Living Group’s hands-on management style, careful staff selection and successful track record set a superior standard. The company currently owns or operates 24 Benton House assisted living and Alzheimer’s/memory care services centers.

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