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Help Is Here: Home Care for Memory Loss

Help Is Here: Home Care for Memory Loss While there is no recipe for knowing exactly when the time is right to add in-home care to help a loved one, some indicators can serve as strong signals. Memory loss caused by dementia and Alzheimer’s can have an unpredictable progression. Planning for eventualities will insure that putting elder care into place is more fluid.  When the Burden of Care Becomes Too Great Nobody said it would be easy to care for a loved one with dementia. In fact, it’s often said among families who have a senior at home with memory loss that it’s hard– and it just gets harder as the disease progresses. Caregivers experience more stress than other family members, and may be struggling […]
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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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Fall-Proofing Your Home

According to the National Institute of Health, around 60% of all falls happen at home. And falls can cause seriour injuries. So if you’re getting up in years (or if you’ll be providing elder care at home), it’s time to take steps to fall-proof your home. Here are some things you can do: Install handrails and grab bars. Add handrails to all staircases and grab bars to showers and around toilets. Once they’re installed, don’t forget to use them. Remove trip hazards. Move things out of pathways (e.g., electrical cords, phone cords, magazines, pet bowls). Also, remove or secure any rugs. Rearrange furniture. Leave yourself wide walking paths. Make sure there’s enough room for you to get through with a walker or wheelchair. Even if you’re not using those things now, you might need them later. Improve lighting. Eyesight […]
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24-Hour Senior Home Care in Kansas City

When an aging loved one requires around-the-clock care, it’s often more responsibility than a typical family can handle. If you’re worried about leaving an aging parent or family member home alone for fear of injury, medication mixup, lonelienss or health failure, Kansas City Home Care is an ideal solution. Our highly trained caregivers are available to help elderly individuals in their homes 24 hours a day, seven days a week. From morning hygiene to nighttime medication reminders, our private-duty staff will cater to the senior’s needs throughout the day, including: Waking, bathing and grooming Transportation to appointments and family events Daily housekeeping Medication monitoring Running errands We will be readily available while also giving him or her plenty of room to live independently at home. Twenty-four-hour care can eliminate […]
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Happy family community living vs staying at home

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One of the Best Living Communities

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Kansas City Home Care Offers Short Term Recovery Services

Have you or a family member broken a limb or had a cosmetic procedure or a minor surgery that will affect you in the short term? Kansas City Home Care can help. We are now offering Short Term Recovery Services to help clients after a procedures and short term setbacks. At some point, all of us will likely encounter a short-term challenge as it relates to our health. Cold inclement weather with snow and ice can cause slipping accidents. Even rain showers can create problems as we may run to get into a building and unexpectedly slip and fall. Furthermore, as we age, our fall risk increases. In fact, statistics show that one in three adults age 65 and older fall at least once in […]
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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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