Alzheimer’s is a devastating form of Dementia that robs people of their memories and eventually their ability to function independently. For families dealing with Alzheimer’s, the physical and emotional toll can be overwhelming. One of the most difficult decisions families face is whether to keep their loved ones at home or place them in a long-term care facility.Continue reading
For many older adults, social interaction is an important part of life. When caring for an elderly loved one, many families feel the tug to take on the caregiving responsibilities themselves. But there are benefits to home care that can be worth considering.Continue reading
Nothing improves the quality of life for seniors than being active. Staying active helps older adults avoid or delay health issues associated with aging. Seniors may require help from relatives or professional caregivers to perform some activities. For instance, an older adult needs help from a trainer to engage in yoga. The best activities for seniors include gardening, walking, book clubs, golfing, and yoga. Read on to know more about activities for seniors in Kansas City.Continue reading
There is no one definitive answer to this question, as the best way to prevent arthritis will vary depending on your individual risk factors. However, there are a few general things you can do to reduce your chances of developing the condition:Continue reading
When a loved one needs care, family members often step up to become his or her caregivers. Whether it’s a parent, spouse, partner or adult child, this role can be rewarding and extremely demanding at the same time.Continue reading
There is no “normal” age for dementia to strike. It can’t be prevented, but the right care can help it to progress more slowly. One of the top reasons for home care services is they help dementia patients maintain independence and ultimately prolong their senior years at home with family rather than in a nursing facility. Here are some ways that professional caregivers provide support for people living with dementia.Continue reading
What Is A Silver Alert?
A silver alert is a warning sign for all sorts of emergencies, most commonly when there is a missing elderly person with an underlying medical issue. Silver alerts use the media and information from police departments to inform the public about the missing person. If you have any information that could help in finding these people, please contact your local authorities.Continue reading
When you or a loved one is diagnosed with a form of dementia, one of the most common issues our in-home caregivers recognize is getting patients to fall asleep. Sleep problems and dementia tend to go hand in hand and are a common source of stress for dementia caregivers.
When your loved one has dementia and has trouble sleeping, it could affect your sleep as well. Making sure your loved one can receive the rest they need will have a positive impact during this time of their life. So, how can you better manage these sleep problems?Continue reading
It’s been said that there are two types of people: those who plan for retirement and those who don’t. Next on the timeline to planning for retirement is planning for elder care. Kansas City Home Care, award winning leaders in professional in-home care in Kansas City, Lee’s Summit, Overland Park, Olathe, Mission Hills and Prairie Village, can make it easier. Here’s how.Continue reading
Safety is a priority for seniors in Kansas City, Lenexa, Leawood, Olathe, Lees Summit, Overland Park or North Kansas City. As our bodies age, we lose the resiliency we enjoyed when we were younger. So, a careful weighing of pros and cons when looking at long-term elder care is an important part of the planning process. Will our needs be met? Will our safety be insured? The aging experts at Kansas City Home Care would like to emphasize that our in-home care can reduce elder health risks by keeping a senior at home with a caregiver.Continue reading