Clover Care Corner

Tuesday, Mar. 27th 2018

Alzheimers Long Term Care – Kansas City

When Alzheimers long term care becomes necessary you will need to find the right facility for the person who is afflicted with Alzheimers.

Persons with Alzheimers can exhibit a broad spectrum of behaviors – they may become aggressive, be prone to wandering, or be unable to tend to their own hygiene needs, and generally require full-time care. When you can no longer take care of the person with Alzheimers at your home, it’s time to find a long-term care facility.

Choosing to put your loved one in a facility can be emotionally challenging and a very tough decision to make. You may feel guilty, and conflicted – but placing your loved one in a facility can be the best decision you can make for them. Not only can it give you peace of mind, that person is going to be getting the best, qualified care for their condition, in a safe and homelike environment.

When you are looking for the right Alzheimers long term care facility, it can be hard to know where to even start, so we have a few key points to help you.

Start by talking to your loved one’s doctor, social worker, or other family members. Check out facilities in your area. You can also look into other resources, such as Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare. You should also visit several different Alzheimers long term care facilities – call and arrange a time to meet with the administrator’s and tour the facility.

Things to look for and ask questions about are the Alzheimers long term care facility’s staff and protocol for taking care of their residents; are they friendly and open, both to you and to the residents? Does the facility appear to be clean and comfortable? Observe other residents – are they clean and do they look well cared for? Does the staff treat the residents with respect and kindness?

You might also ask about what activities are in place for residents – entertainment, social interactions, exercise. Find out how the Alzheimers long term care facility is staffed – are they trained to provide medical care when needed? Do they have a special unit for person’s with Alzheimers? What specific services are provided for them? Is a doctor available on a regular basis, and how often?

Other considerations to determine about the Alzheimers long term care facility is if there is a safe place outdoors for the residents to go for fresh air and sunshine? What services does the facility include in their fee? Do they provide transportation to and from medical appointments?

Talk with other caregivers who have a family member at the facility and ask them what they think about the place. Choosing the right Alzheimers long term care facility is a big decision. But you are not alone, and there are many resources available to help you when it comes time to find a Alzheimers long term care facility for your loved one.

Clover Care Home has been providing excellent dementia and Alzheimers care options since 2013 in the Kansas City area. We offer Alzheimers long term care in a loving home environment providing an excellent healthcare choice that enables seniors and their families’ to have peace of mind during the course of aging.

Clover Care Home embraces a full continuum of Alzheimers long term care designed specifically for the needs of each resident. If you are looking for a specialized assisted living care options for Alzheimers and Dementia in Johnson county Kansas, we offer the perfect choice for your family. Allow Clover Care Home to remove the worry and confusion of trying to find help by offering memory care for your loved one in our beautiful home.

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