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Take Action with Diabetes in Kansas City During American Diabetes Month

November is American Diabetes Month, a time to recognize the deadly disease that nearly 24 million children and adults live with today. Another 57 million people have pre-diabetes or are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Diabetes has become an epidemic; in fact, if current trends continue, one in three children born today will face a future with diabetes.
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Using a Home Care Agency for Aging Loved Ones in Kansas City

I found this article in the Wall Street Journal and decided to pass it on to all of you. If you are considering hiring home care services, it's important to know what the family's legal and financial responsibilities are when it comes to private caregivers. Ultimately, in may be a better option to hire a home care agency. See link to the Wall Street Journal article below, and as always if you have questions or need help, please visit our website at www.kchomecare.com.
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Prevent Senior Fraud in Kansas City

“Seniors can make easy targets for fraud, whether it’s for unbelievable investment returns or fraudulent sweepstakes prizes. Fraud on seniors can happen by phone, mail, in person, or, less commonly, the Internet (because seniors are online in smaller numbers). It can happen to wealthy seniors, and those of limited means.
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Social Support Eases Caregiver Stress in Kansas City

Caregivers who lack sufficient or appropriate social support from family and friends are often put under heightened stress. Family conflicts, isolation and loneliness further exacerbate the stress of caregivers.
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Why In-Home Care May be Right for You in Kansas City

“In-Home Care is rapidly becoming the most commonly asked for service among today’s aging population. In-Home Care involves a network of service providers who deliver personal care and maintenance right to the home. These service providers handle routine tasks including light housekeeping, meal preparation, errand running, mail sorting and a whole lot more. If desired, they can also provide assistance with personal care. “
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New Program Makes it Easy to Find and Participate in a Local Alzheimer’s Clinical Research Study in Kansas City and St. Louis

A brand new program offering resources for local Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers, has just become available in the Kansas City and St Louis area. The CARE-PAC program (Community Alzheimer’s Research Exchange for Patients and Caregivers) is a set of services provided by local eldercare professionals that assist families challenged in an Alzheimer’s caregiving situation.
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Keeping Seniors Safe at Home in Kansas City

According to a new report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, about one in six Americans age 65 and older will suffer a fall in the next three months, with about a third of those people sustaining serious injuries, such as a broken hip. The critical takeaway point is that most of these falls are preventable.
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Welcome to Our Kansas City Home Care Blog!

Hello-I am Cheryl Smith, President and CEO of Kansas City Home Care located in Overland Park, Kansas.  Here is a little about me and Kansas City Home Care: Cheryl A. Smith, President of Kansas City Home Care, Inc. is a Gerontologist who is a long-standing member of the National Association of Professional Care Managers (GCM). She is a founding member and past board director of the National Private Duty Associa­tion (NPDA). Ms. Smith is a Fellow with the Helzberg Entrepre­neurial Mentoring Program and is a member of the Accomplished Women’s Roundtable sponsored by the Kansas Women’s Business Center. She was rec­ognized by the Kansas City Business Journal as one of the twenty-five area Women Who Mean Business in 2006. Ms Smith currently serves on the board […]
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