Nursing homes can be a saving grace, or they can be the cause of worry and concern. Neglect, accidental death, mismanagement, substandard care—these issues reflect the worst of what nursing homes have to offer. An entire segment of the legal profession is focused on prosecuting wrongful deaths in nursing homes. In short, many families would feel more comfortable keeping their loved one at home. If only it were possible…

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Medication Management in Overland Park, KS

Looming large among issues facing seniors with memory loss is medication management. The opioid epidemic has affected the elderly community in a serious way. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has reported that between 2010 and 2015, elderly emergency room visits relating to opioid over-use have jumped 74%.

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Tim Tholen, CEO and Founder of Thoughtful Health Care and its affiliates in Kansas City hosted experts  Michelle Niedens, Licensed Social Worker, and the director of My Alliance for Cognitive Health, a community-based program focused on early detection, provider partnerships, and education and Eric Vidoni, PT, PhD, Director of the Outreach, Recruitment and Education Core for the University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Center and a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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If you’re growing older and have decided you could use some extra help at home, or if you’re caring someone who needs some additional assistance, it may be time to start looking for a Kansas City home health agency. But where should you start? Here are some things to consider:

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Be a part of the solution and participate with us in World Alzheimer’s Awareness month in September. The Alzheimer’s Association has organized a group outing for the September 6th Kansas City Royals game.

Click on the following link to find out how you can help. Come cheer on our Kansas City Royals while supporting a great cause! ALZ-KCROYALS


Overland Park, Kansas – You just learned your parent has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.  At first you might be relieved to get an answer as to why he or she is so confused, and then the reality of the disease hits you.  How is the disease going to progress? What should I expect?  How will I take care of my parent?  Can he or she remain at home with in-home care, do I need a geriatric care manager to help me and the rest of the family with short term and long term planning or do I need to think about moving my parent to an assisted living or nursing home?  Do I need an elder law attorney to discuss legal issues? Questions and fear of the unknown can make a stressful situation even harder to handle.

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Science Finding Alzheimer’s Hard to Treat; Best Strategy May Be Prevention

Institute on Aging clinical trial seeks volunteers to help find the disease at very beginning in senior citizens
Finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, or an effective treatment, has been difficult for the world’s best researchers. There is substantial progress in finding ways to delay or prevent the disease by identifying AD risk factors and developing targeted treatments, according to a special issue of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.
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For more assistance with an aging loved one in the Kansas City area visit our website at www.kchomecare.com.

Complimentary assessments and referrals for clinical trials highlight the CARE-PAC program, providing hope for Alzheimer’s caregivers and patients in Kansas City and St Louis

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