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What Are the Costs of In-Home Memory Care in Kansas City and Overland Park?

Though some families in Kansas City and Overland Park may write off the possibility of in-home dedicated memory care for a loved one with dementia, we at Kansas City Home Care are here to tell you, affording dedicated in-home memory care is possible. Financial viability is the topic of a care video hosted by Tim Tholen, Founder and CEO of Kansas City Home Care and its affiliates in Johnson County and Kansas City. In this video, Mr. Tholen considers the financial tipping point, which is the situation that arises when the need for care outweighs the ability to care. When it comes down to nuts and bolts, Tholen says, devoted in-home memory care provided by Kansas City Home Care costs an average of $20 per […]
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An Alternative to Nursing Homes

An Alternative to Nursing Homes 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… Safe and Comfortable at Home Alternatives to nursing homes are available to families in Leawood, Overland Park and Kansas City. When considering the true costs of care, many families are surprised to find that it’s financially viable to keep their loved one in his or her home, even as the care […]
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Medication Management in Overland Park, KS

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%. Kansas City Home Care has solutions for families in Overland Park, Johnson County and Kansas City whose loved ones are struggling to take the right amount of medications at the right time. Care When You Need It Edward (whose name has been changed) is an example of an active 78-year-old diagnosed with memory loss related to Parkinson’s Disease. Edward enjoys playing golf with his wife, eating fine food, swimming with […]
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Live Stream Event—Early Detection of Alzheimer’s

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. ​For the live video, “Why Early Detection of Dementia is Important,” Michelle and Eric lent their expertise to speak about the importance of detecting Alzheimer’s disease in its early stages. Watch the livestream video “Why Early Detection of Dementia is Important” below: Why Early Detection? Preventative measures, treatments and lifestyle changes can be applied […]
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6 Ways to Kick the Holiday Blues: Tips for Seniors

Got a case of the holiday blues? Rest assured you’re not the only one who doesn’t feel joyous when the holiday decorations go on display and the festive music begins to play in every Kansas City store and on every radio station. Many seniors feel sad around the holidays. Maybe you’re facing your first holiday season without your spouse. Or your kids and grandkids are unable to visit, and you don’t want to travel alone. Or you don’t have money for travel or gift giving. Whatever your reason for feeling sad when the holidays roll around, there are some ways to kick those holiday blues. Here are some tips: Start a new holiday tradition. Sometimes, people feel depressed around the holidays because new family dynamics […]
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Choosing a Kansas City Home Health Agency

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: What type of services do need? Do you need an agency that provides Alzheimer’s or dementia care? Help with bathing, grooming, dressing, or toileting? Companion services? Around-the-clock care? Respite for your caregiver? End of life care? If you know what you need, you can easily eliminate any home care agencies that don’t provide those services. Are the agency’s employees bonded, insured and pre-screened? If not, you might be safer moving on to another agency. Does the […]
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Join Kansas City Home Care, Inc. and help the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease.

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
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What to do after a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.

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 […]
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Science Finding Alzheimers Hard to Treat in Kansas City

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. To continue reading Click Here. For more assistance with an aging loved one in the Kansas City area visit our website at www.kchomecare.com.
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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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