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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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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Aging at Home Is an Alternative to Nursing Homes

Home. It’s where we have some of the best memories of our lives. Birds come to the feeder outside the window in spring time. School photos hang in the stairwell. The maple in the front yard turns bright red in fall. It can be a place to stay for the long term. In fact, seniors requiring extra support or memory care, who remain in their homes, can live healthier, more independent lives.

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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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