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Tuesday, Jan. 12th 2021

Choosing Elderly Long Term Care in Kansas City

Choosing elderly long term care in Kansas City is one of the most important decisions adult children can make when it comes time to find a place for an aging parent who needs more specific care than they can provide at home. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 75% of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s will be admitted to a care facility by age 80, compared with 4% of the general population. Although the majority of seniors who need care receive it at home from family or friends, those with Alzheimer’s are much more likely to receive care in a nursing facility.

Finding the right facility for someone who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s can be difficult, and before you can select a place to move your loved one to, it’s important that you know what sort of care he or she needs. Some care facilities provide varying levels of care at one location, such as:

  • Assisted living is for residents who need some help with the activities of daily living (ADLs);
  • Skilled nursing is more appropriate for those with more severe conditions and requires daily nursing care;
  • For those with advanced dementia, a facility that provides memory care as part of elderly long term care in Kansas City is a better choice.

In addition to considering the level of care your loved one needs, you should also consider whether your loved one would prefer living downtown or outside the city, in the same community where they currently live or another city that is closer to the family? Would a place that allows pets, provide medical management, or other services be their preference? You could also ask your loved one’s primary physician, as well as your friends and family, for their recommendations.

Importantly, you should assess your ability to pay for elderly long term care in Kansas City. This type of care can be expensive, and your options may be limited if your loved one does not have the type of insurance that will pay for their care. There are often several levels of care, and even little things have additional costs. The staff at Clover Care Home can help you explore your options to help with your decision.

When you begin checking with various properties in the locale you have chosen, you can check with the state’s health and human services department, or Medicare.gov, to ensure they are a licensed elderly long term care in Kansas City provider. It’s a good idea to visit the properties in person if possible, meet with the administrator and staff and tour the facilities. Pay attention to overall cleanliness, observe other residents, employees, and activities.

There are many factors that should be considered when choosing elderly long term care in Kansas City, in addition to those mentioned here. At Clover Care Home, we welcome your call and your visits. We are dedicated to providing one-on-one, compassionate care for all of our residents and strive to offer the most comprehensive, skilled care possible. If you are looking for a place for your elderly loved one with Alzheimer’s, please give us a call at 913-991-2605 and schedule an appointment.  


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