According to a 2016 report, 17.7 million Americans provide medical assistance to an elderly relative or friend. As we age, we may experience a decline in physical or mental health, adversely affecting our ability to live independently, which will leave us questioning when is it time for assisted living. Over half of those aged 85–89 (58.5%) and three-quarters of those aged 90+ (74%) require assistance from family members due to health or functional issues. We must recognize that some of us may require assistance earlier since accidents and illnesses can strike anytime.Continue reading
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Here at Kansas City Home Care, we know that when it comes to choosing private care services for your loved ones, you likely have many questions. And that’s perfectly normal! Choosing a private care service is a big decision, and we want to do everything we can to help you feel comfortable and confident in your choice. So today, we’re going to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about private home care services. Read on to learn more!Continue reading
As our parents age, we often find ourselves taking on new roles to ensure they’re well taken care of. If your parent is living with dementia, it’s important to understand how to best provide for them.
Caring for a parent with dementia can be challenging, but there are ways to make it easier. First, you need to understand what dementia is and how it affects your parent. Dementia is a decline in cognitive function due to disease or injury. This can cause your parent trouble with memory, language, and thinking. They may also have changes in mood and behavior. It’s therefore important to be patient with your parent and to try to understand what they are going through.Continue reading
Are you the primary caregiver for an elderly loved one who lives far away? If so, you know how challenging it can be to manage long-distance caregiving. You may feel like you’re not doing enough or that you’re unable to be there for your loved one the way you want. But don’t worry – you can make it work with a little planning and organization.
Here are six tips to help you make the most of your situation and provide the best possible care for your loved one:Continue reading
For many older adults, social interaction is an important part of life. When caring for an elderly loved one, many families feel the tug to take on the caregiving responsibilities themselves. But there are benefits to home care that can be worth considering.Continue reading
Nothing improves the quality of life for seniors than being active. Staying active helps older adults avoid or delay health issues associated with aging. Seniors may require help from relatives or professional caregivers to perform some activities. For instance, an older adult needs help from a trainer to engage in yoga. The best activities for seniors include gardening, walking, book clubs, golfing, and yoga. Read on to know more about activities for seniors in Kansas City.Continue reading
When you or a loved one is diagnosed with a form of dementia, one of the most common issues our in-home caregivers recognize is getting patients to fall asleep. Sleep problems and dementia tend to go hand in hand and are a common source of stress for dementia caregivers.
When your loved one has dementia and has trouble sleeping, it could affect your sleep as well. Making sure your loved one can receive the rest they need will have a positive impact during this time of their life. So, how can you better manage these sleep problems?Continue reading
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.Continue reading
Dementia is a progressive disease, for which there is no cure. Loved ones who are tasked with caring for people with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Lewy Body or other kind of dementia may experience stress-related illnesses and burn out, which is why the professional caregivers at Kansas City Home Care are here to help. We can arrange for part-time in-home memory care, or full-time, round the clock professional dementia care. Contact us to set up a professional assessment and find out more.Continue reading