Solstice Senior Living at Lee's Summit

Offers Independent Living

32 Reviews
1098 NE Independence Ave, Lees Summit, MO 64086
Call (800) 385-2527
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Independent Living Reviews for Solstice Senior Living at Lee's Summit

March 08, 2017

By Sharon084712

I visited this facility

I was looking for a place for my cousin, and we had signed him up to The Carlyle. He will be moving to that place soon. The place was wonderful, and I am very impressed. The person who assisted me were great. Meals are being served, and they have their own transportation system and so forth. They have a chapel, a library, and anything a resident would need.

December 28, 2016

By Richard468478

I visited this facility

The Carlyle had a very clean dining room and clean and spacious rooms. The residents were all friendly. It had an exercise room.

December 15, 2016

By Dale840372

I visited this facility

The Carlyle was a nice facility. The people were nice, but it wasn't a fit for my friend because of cost. They had programs for the people to do. Their dining room was very spacious. They had a good-sized one-bedroom apartment that was more like a studio actually.

November 24, 2016

By Anonymous277384

I visited this facility

The Carlyle had nice and big studio apartments, and I was surprised at the size. They have a ton of activities. They have a bus that you could sign up to go to Walmart once a week or to your doctor's office if it's a certain mile radius. It looks like they have a full schedule. The guy there was more like a salesman. He wasn't pushy, but he was more business. The food was OK, and the price was really good. Everybody was really friendly, and it was spotless and beautiful. What I liked about it was each room had a door where you could go out a little deck where you could go outside by yourself without having to have somebody assist you. They had new appliances and a little kitchenette area. There are lots of spaces to move around in the building like lounges and places with cards set up.

October 24, 2016

By Rhonda035822

I visited this facility

The Carlyle was very nice, smelled like popcorn, and very pretty. It was beautiful -- absolutely stunning. When you walk into the entry way, it was all very beautiful. And they were making popcorn, which I loved the smell of that. It was much better than the other one I had been into. I was not really pleased with the rooms. When I first came in, it seemed very small to me. But then after looking at some of the other ones, they were comparable to it. I guess my first impression was that it was really small. The room that I have seen was already rented by somebody else because they did not have anything empty. It was very full of stuff, so it was also kind of hard to see it because of that too. It is actually 25 minutes away from my home, but it is really the place we would pick if Uncle George decided to come here. We have decided to go with Carlyle if he changes his mind. I would give them a 4-star, and that is only because I did not try the food.

August 12, 2016

By Nancy131383

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The Carlyle is very nice, very friendly, and very homey. They serve three delicious meals a day. Mom has her own little apartment that she really likes. They clean her room and are very friendly. It's a very caring place. If she needs someone to come in and help her, we pay for that. They've been very good to her.

February 23, 2016

By Lorna4

I visited this facility

The Carlyle was very nice. The staff was very informative and gave us a tour of the place including an empty room. We didn’t really go into pricing because they have a no smoking policy, so we didn’t venture any further with them. Their dining area was very nice.

January 26, 2016

By MB3

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The Carlyle is very nice, clean, and the meals are really good. It's independent living, and they have senior service like private duty people there that you can hire out. I'm struggling with that just a little bit because they're very pricey, and they charge for every little thing that they do for you. I'm trying to get my mother's budget to where it can handle the service so she can stay. She's in a really nice studio apartment. It's very well-kept, well maintained, very nice, and clean. One thing I don't like is that the meals are at a set time; which is rough on my mom because she's not one that is on the clock. The dining room is huge, and everybody is always in there at the same time. It's becoming a little overwhelming for her to be around that enormous amount of people; like you're in a big banquet. The accommodations are extremely nice though. She's only been there for a month now. This place is locked from the outside, but not the inside.

October 28, 2015

By RK1

I visited this facility

Everything was very nice at The Carlyle. Breakfast was served at 7:00, lunch was served at 12:30, and dinner was served at 5:00, and we were not comfortable. We rather had open sitting. However, I understood why they had to do that, because they had to hire people to serve. Also, you had to pay for your three meals, and that was in your monthly rent. We thought we could just do one meal. The portions were really small. However, the staff was very friendly. The place was clean and cheerful. They had popcorn. They had games going. Some of them were playing pool, and playing cards. They had beautiful art works on the walls. The cottages were very nice, and they had plenty of parking.

August 05, 2015

By Susan110473450

I visited this facility

I was impressed with my visit at The Carlyle. The staff was great. The rooms were exceptional. The setup was attractive and pleasant. They offer different activities; pretty much anything in that facility can do. We didn’t get into a lot of detail with it, but it looked like they had plenty of activities set up. They have places to do puzzles and games. Their dining area looked very good.

July 04, 2015

By Marge12

I visited this facility

I was able to visit The Carlyle, and I like it. It was very clean. A lot of people were out and about, so they weren't in their rooms. They were out doing stuff. The staff took me everywhere and showed me all the rooms. He took his time, and he wasn’t in a hurry. I really like the place, but I just think it's just a tad bit expensive.

March 23, 2015

By Caring103542850

I visited this facility

What I liked about the Carlyle was that there was a lot of people out and active. The residents were doing activities -- exercise classes and playing pool -- and they were doing some holiday programs. The staff was very friendly and helpful, very informative, willing to answer, and would stop what they were doing to answer any question that I had. I had lunch there, and the food was good.

February 10, 2015

By Debbie97739450

I visited this facility

The Carlyle was quite nice. The chef prepared three meals a day, and they have many activities daily. They have shuttle services when they go out. They have a casino boat here, and they take them there if they want to go. They go to plays or the ballet downtown. They have little homes there, and the place that I looked at was a two-bedroom apartment with a bath. It was quite nice. The price was a lot lower than what I expected it to be. I interacted with all the different people the guy let me talk with. I asked if he has a short list of people that he let new people talk with, but he said no. He said "walk up to anybody you want, and I'm sure you'll find everyone very receptive." I did, and they all can't say enough good things about it.

January 18, 2015

By Joe104642950

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We visited The Carlyle. It’s a very nice facility, with good management and very clean accommodations. It has a really friendly atmosphere too. We have a friend that’s been there for several years. He is well cared for, and he enjoys the place. He is very much involved with the activities and the fellowship with the people living there. They have an activities director, games, cards, and bingos. They also have periodic trips to some of the malls where they take people who want to go shopping. It’s independent although they have one of the local hospitals to complete the nursing service up to the point that does not include Alzheimer’s, but they have a wandering Alzheimer’s unit as well. It’s a very positive situation at the present time.

November 15, 2014

By dsheath

I visited this facility

This is a beautiful facility with lovely apartments and 3 meals a day in a lovely dining room with apparently great chefs. I was most impressed on my tour. However, the facility was priced way above my budget.

September 24, 2014

By Karen80209150

I visited this facility

The Carlyle was very nice and the people seemed to be very happy. They invited us for lunch and they had a resident to sit with us and to talk to us about the facility. We converse with her through the whole lunch which is very enjoyable and she was very nice. The rooms were very nice and they all had an outside window. it was large enough for king size bed if you wanted it, and the rooms were larger than most of the other communities. They had options like the main meal or you could pick anything that you want, or you could have other food that they had available. They have activities all the time, they go places, they had people come in to put on shows, sing-alongs, bingo, and Wii bowling -- which a lot of the ladies really enjoy. They had a large library with very nice seats, so people could just sit in that area and read if they wanted to. They could have replaced the carpet itself; though it wasn’t dirty, it was just getting worn already, but I would definitely recommend this community.

February 14, 2014

By Caring74239850

I visited this facility

The biggest disadvantage to The Carlyle was there were three floors and there were over two hundred apartments, but there was only one elevator for the whole place. I did not like that at all. I just don't think that it was safe for my parents. The people were nice. There were just so many things though that I didn't like. There was a set time for eating; it wasn't an open time, so everybody had to be there at the set time. I think that is why they said they had problems with the elevator because everybody got to their eating at one time, so if you want to go up to your room on the second or third floor, there were lines waiting to use the elevator.

November 27, 2013

By Linda74706350

I visited this facility

The Carlyle was a very nice place. They had very good food. We talked with the director who toured us to the building and he was very nice. They had studio and one-bedroom apartments. They were in a very nice size. That, I believed, included all the meals. It was clean and well kept. People were out and about in the hallways. It was a nice facility.

September 25, 2013

By Chelsea4

I visited this facility

The Carlyle reminded me more of a nursing home than an independent living. Everything was fine. The staff was very helpful. A man took us around. They had a help care. However, their rooms were too small and it didn't have a stove nor a refrigerator or a sink.

August 22, 2013

By Joseph15

I visited this facility

The Carlyle looks very nice, it's close to our family and it provides a good deal of value for the money or the cost. The food was excellent. One of the things that impressed me was that the people who actually run the place live there and eat there. That means they know what's going on a lot of times and if some things go wrong, they'll know it immediately. They're not going to ignore things that are going wrong because they're living there. The rooms are very nice and the people are nice and treat us with courtesy. At some point when I'm ready to go to assisted living that would be something that I'll look into.

April 18, 2013

By Caring8614

I visited this facility

The Carlyle was nice. The people were amenable. It was just overpriced for my income.

May 15, 2012

By gjb

I visited this facility

We visited The Carlyle as a possibility of a future home for my Mother-in-Law. She was residing in a home in Wichita Kansas managed by the same company. We thought by moving her at age 88 to a new home in a new city it would be easier for her to adjust if there were minimal variables changed in her daily routine.Had we chosen to move her to The Carlyle from The Grasslands in Wichita, there would have been minimal changes, almost to a scary degree. The Carlyle is identical to The Grasslands and to the home in Olathe KS managed by the same company. The main difference for this particular facility is the fact it is built as a mirror image to the other locations. It has the same grand staircase, same dining room, etc. The monthly fee is similar to all other locations, and comparable to other homes in our location. A tour of several apartment found a very nice floor plan, one quite different from her existing unit. As we had not been involved in her prior searches we were not aware there were better floor plans than what she was already living in. The unit we selected for final consideration had a large living room, with a very nice deck. The room felt spacious and very cozy. It did seem somewhat institutional with the whiter than white walls, and very neutral decor. We were impressed that the refrigerator in this unit was much larger than her apartment style (too small to stand up a bottle) unit in Wichita. The location of The Carlyle is excellent. It is very near St. Luke's Hospital in Lee's Summit, and the surrounding medical community. Wal-Mart is across the street from the home, allowing the more mobile residents to walk across the street, or to take their motorized scooters when they desired, instead of waiting for a scheduled visit. Beyond the few differences noted above, if you have visited any other facilities managed by the same company, you can feel assured this one is exactly the same.

April 18, 2012

By drgonzo

I visited this facility

The Carlisle is a modern retirement community in Lee's Summit, Missouri, managed by the Holiday corporation, which has several facilities in western states. The three-story building is decorated with tasteful chairs, tables, and couches in the halls and other common areas. Numerous framed prints are hung in these areas, lending a welcoming atmosphere to the common areas. We were given a thorough tour of the facility, and the staff offered a meal. The facility opened in 2005, and is modern in design and furnishings. A large dining hall is located on the first floor, with numerous round tables and rolling chairs. The dining room doubles as a large meeting room, and is equipped with a piano. Three daily meals are included in the rent. The Carlisle has a variety of apartment floor plans, from studios to two-bedroom units. We toured several units and found them all to be pleasant. They are equipped with small kitchenettes with apartment-sized refrigerators. Cooking is prohibited. The building includes a hairdresser's shop and a bank. There is a room with a large-screen TV and an area with a pool table. The Carlisle's friendly staff makes this a good choice among senior residences.

September 30, 2011

By Ruth M.

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I have an elder family member who lives at this facility and has for several years now. I go to visit and help her with chores a few times a week. I think it's a nice place. It's kept clean and maintained. The grounds are flawless, the lawn is always mowed and the sidewalks and pathways free of debris. Their kitchen serves 3 meals a day and the menu doesn't sound bad, though the food never really looks very good and the portions are small. My family member doesn't like the food and likes me to make her something to eat whenever I visit. I wash her laundry for her and the laundry rooms are always kept up nicely. There have been a few times I have ran into a maintenance issue (both in her private room or out in common areas) and it was always easy to find someone to fix the problem. They have all kinds of activities available for residents - from book clubs to yoga classes. They have entertainers who periodically perform (no big names, of course, but still talented) and they have a lot of other luxuries that can make someone feel more comfortable such as an elevator to the higher floors, a recreational room with a big-screen TV, an exercise room, pool table, library, beauty salon and a temple. Sure, it's still not home, but I have known others who lived in other retirement homes and none of them were this nice!
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Describe the overall population of independent living residents at Solstice Senior Living at Lee's Summit. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

Our residents here at SSL of Lee's Summit are an active group of seniors. Whether they chose to live here because they need a place that provides some daily helps, Cleaning, Cooking, Transportation a Social environment, or they just want to be free from the care of maintaining a home and all the work that goes with it, they know they've found a special place. Medium age is around 82, but we have folks in their 50's all the way up to the century mark! They are people who may not be able to do all the things they used to do, but still want to be in an Independent living situation. The motto is "do as much for yourself as long as you can for yourself"! So many things to get involved in here. Men's pool league, Wii bowling, bingo three nights a week... 4 to 6 activities on the calendar every day!

What places are nearby for independent living residents to enjoy?

Several new shopping districts as well as the historic downtown area are very close. We have a Walmart right next door! And the Lee's Summit Parks and Recreation award wining Legacy park recreational center is a short drive for our bus away.

What are some recent off-site events that the community activity director at Solstice Senior Living at Lee's Summit has organized?

Monthly outings to restaurants, theaters, as well as "surprise bus outings' are well attended.

What transportation services does Solstice Senior Living at Lee's Summit offer to independent living residents?

Our bus is free to use for our residents and will go up to 15 miles to get them to doctor apt's., professional visits or just out for a shopping excursions.

What makes the chef or dining program at Solstice Senior Living at Lee's Summit exceptional? What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?

Our menu has different selections daily as well as some that are "Always Available" Freshly prepared nutritious fine dinning experience for all three meals everyday is what our residents really enjoy. If you can't make up your mind, Chef Michaels "Signature Fried Chicken is a daily lunchtime favorite!

What common areas are available for independent living residents?

Our activity room is the hub of things going on. Something is either going on our getting ready to start. Just check with our full time vibrant life director, Theresa. She will get you involved! We also have fitness equipment that is very senior friendly. Our library has over 3,000 books to browse and check out. There's a Billiards lounge, community puzzle always in the works, or if you just want to take it easy, plant yourself in one of our many old time rocking chairs on our "front porch"!

What safety features or security measures does Solstice Senior Living at Lee's Summit offer to independent living residents?

All of our residents receive a "Great Call" two way communicating, with GPS emergency call system. The most advanced on the market!

If Solstice Senior Living at Lee's Summit accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

We are a pet friendly community. Because they are part of the family! We have a lot of green space for dogs to run or just take them on a walk around our concreate pathway that circles our entire community.

Does Solstice Senior Living at Lee's Summit work with an agency or registry to provide nursing and medical assistance as needed?

Although we are a Independent Living Community, we do have a 2nd party home duty personal care company onsite that has a daily presence in our building. They are a very helpful way to minimize the costs when compared to a full Assisted Living Facility. Here you only pay for the personal care you need! It can save thousands!

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Services and Amenities of Solstice Senior Living at Lee's Summit

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Studio Apartments
  • Housing Extra: Cottages

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals
  • Dining Extra: Private Dining Room


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Hiking Trails
  • Tv Room
  • Resident Parking

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Private Cleaning Services
  • Housekeeping

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms


  • Offsite Activities
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Wii Sports
  • Fitness Room

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • Minimum Age: 55


  • Independent Living Starting At: $2100/month
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    About Solstice Senior Living at Lee's Summit

    Independent living is just that, you live independently enjoying the company of your friends and neighbors while we provide the convenience of restaurant-style dining, housekeeping, laundry, transportation services and much more. We believe you have earned the right to a care-free lifestyle. Let us do the daily chores so you can do the daily fun!

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