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Tuesday, Nov. 28th 2017

Alzheimer’s care home – What to look for in Kansas City

Finding the right Alzheimer’s care home that provides compassionate and respectful senior memory care can be a challenge. You want a facility whose Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers have adequate education and training to provide the highest quality care. Alzheimer’s doesn’t just affect the person with the disease – it affects every member of their family as well. When it becomes impossible to care for a family member with Alzheimer’s at home, the best decision you can make is to find an Alzheimer’s care home where the loved one will be treated with respect and the expertise required to give them the best quality of life. The best care homes positively affect everything about the way people with Alzheimer’s and memory loss live.

When you are searching for just the right fit in an Alzheimer’s care home in Kansas City, you should first make a list of homes in the area you’re interested in, and then make note of your expectations and requirements when choosing the right place for your family member. Arrange to visit several facilities and interview staff and even family members of other residents. Don’t hesitate to ask questions about all your concerns.

You should expect personnel who are qualified and capable of providing the level of care that your family member requires, including a nursing staff who encourage residents to do as much as they can on their own. Being independent for as long as possible will help prevent depression and a growing need for help in everyday activities. Often benefits of a professional Alzheimer’s care home are the ‘little things’ in daily life that help make seniors more comfortable and content, such as assistance with toileting, bathing and grooming. Encouraging seniors to do their own light housework and other homemaking tasks can enable them to feel useful and will help sustain interest in their environment. An established routine of care will discourage agitation and outbursts from Alzheimer’s patients with activities geared toward mental stimulation, such as conversations, entertainment and outings.

A safe environment is an absolute must in an Alzheimer’s care home, ensuring family members will be attended to and injuries will be prevented. A facility that adapts the level of care to the family member as their disease progresses is an important aspect of any care home; during your interviews you should ask pertinent questions about this and other aspects of care. Does the staff honor and respect who the person was in a healthier time of their life? Do they offer support for family members? They should provide not only nutritious meals and snacks, but assist with all aspects of the senior’s life – ambulation and socialization, medical management and transportation to and from doctor appointments, even pet care.

Clover Care Home, located at 6320 Zarda Dr., Shawnee, KS 66226. Call us at (816) 259-5252 to arrange a meeting with our staff to find out more about how our Alzheimer’s care home can help your family member continue to enjoy life.


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