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.

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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.

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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.

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Rest is crucial to people as they get older. Proper rest can stave off infection, helps with memory and cognition, and is vital to the feeling of wellbeing. Yet, elderly people trend toward changes in sleep patterns—some of these patterns are a result of medication interactions, and others have to do with the progression of a disease like Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s.

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Mobility has a few definitions. It can mean the ability to move. It can mean the ability to be mobile, aka, get around town. For seniors in Kansas City, Lees Summit, North Kansas City, Mission Hills, Johnson County, Shawnee, Lenexa and Olathe, mobility can mean the difference between being pain-free or bed-ridden. It can mean the difference between staying social and losing touch.

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Knowing that the winter quilt is in the linen closet upstairs, that the family photos are in the drawer in the living room, that the cat can snuggle up for a winter afternoon’s nap— maintaining a sense of wholeness at home is most possible when in-home senior care is engaged. Being able to depend on the comforts of home is one of the biggest benefits of in-home elderly care. Kansas City Home Care is a leader in home elder care in Kansas City. We are committed to helping your loved ones maintain the dignity of living at home, while receiving top quality senior home care. Here are some services our elder care providers can treat you to every day:

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