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Tuesday, May. 12th 2020

5 Tips On Finding A Senior Memory Care Home In Kansas City

Senior memory care residents and their families are often at a loss as to how to find the best dementia care facility for their needs. Many people may not realize exactly what dementia is and what all it involves. Most will search online for information about Alzheimer’s and dementia and the different types of facilities available. The problem is, there are so many misconceptions about dementia, they may not get actual facts to make an informed choice. By contacting two or three facilities in Kansas City directly, you can obtain relevant information about the scope of care they provide.

But first, you need to determine exactly what services and support your loved one requires, both now and in the future, as their dementia progresses. Talk to their doctor and other caregivers to learn about the extent of your loved one’s memory loss and the condition of their health overall. This will help you determine what their specific needs are, whether it’s round-the-clock nursing, medication management or assistance with ADLs.

Clover Care Home Senior Memory Care kansas city pets for lifeIt’s also important to find a facility that is licensed and accredited. Government guidelines for licensing of senior memory care facilities base their criteria on care coordination, staff knowledge and competency, activity programming based on abilities, behavior management, safe and supportive physical environment and types of care provided. Keep this in mind when you are making your decision. 

To make it easier for you, we offer these 5 useful tips for choosing a senior memory care home in Kansas City.

  1. Ask if family members are welcome and encouraged to visit with the resident at any time.
  2. Find out if qualified staff is available to provide 24-hour care if needed.
  3. Ask if they conduct criminal background checks on employees.
  4. Find out if the staff is trained on elder abuse and neglect.
  5. Importantly, determine what safety measures are in place to protect residents from injuries and wandering. Safety should always be a priority.

Clover Care Home Dementia Nursing Care Kansas CityThe happiness and well-being of your loved one are very important, so you should spend some time finding the best fit. Visit the facility and talk with residents about how they like the senior memory care home and staff. Further, speak with the administrator and ask what programs they have in place for dementia patients and policies for reporting suspected abuse. An in-person visit will help you get an idea of the quality of care and what life in the senior memory care home is like.

Lastly comes the hard part – convincing your elderly family member to move to senior memory care. This can be very challenging because most seniors won’t want to leave the comfort and familiarity of their home. It can be a real struggle trying to convince them it’s in their best interest. But when you choose Clover Care Home in Kansas City, you will have the peace of mind knowing your loved one will be comfortable and cared for in a loving, homelike environment.

We know there are many things to consider for choosing a dementia care facility. Clover Care Home in Shawnee is happy to answer your questions, give you a tour of our residence, and let you spend time with other residents and staff. If you would like to meet with our administrator, you may contact us by calling 913-991-2605 or Email: melanie@clovercarehomes.com.


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