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.
Here are some ways that in-home elder care minimizes risk:
- Less exposure to illness and contagions. Nursing homes are shared spaces, where people eat together and sometimes room together. If a flu virus breaks out among residents, the most vulnerable are at risk. Exposure is more likely in a shared living situation than if someone was being cared for at home.
- Safe care. Two words that no one ever wants to hear are elder abuse. Our professional caregivers are vetted and checked. They are known, and they know you. There’s not going to be a “new person” unless you have given your consent.
- Proper medication management. Our caregivers can work with your medical professionals to make sure you’re getting the right doses of medication at the right time. We can report observations to those professionals, too.
- Eyes and ears. One-on-one caregivers are eyes and ears for the family.
- Reduced risk of falls. Having in-home care means knowing the environment, and preventing falls by reducing fall risks.
Kansas City Home Care is locally owned and operated. We understand our clients because our families are here, too. Call us today to let us help you make a decision about your future care.