Clover Care Corner

Tuesday, Dec. 26th 2017

Dementia Nursing Care In Kansas City

The decision for dementia nursing care for your loved one requires strength – emotionally and mentally. No one wants to move their family member into a home but when they are exhibiting the unmistakable signs of dementia, you should seriously consider placing them in a full time care facility. It is never an easy decision to make. You can put it off as long as possible, but many caregivers are faced with it eventually when they become overwhelmed with care giving on their own; Clover Care Home provides dementia nursing care in Kansas City.

There are several indications to help when determining if an elderly person with dementia requires more specialized care than you at home are equipped to handle. The emotional, mental and physical toll of caregiving can be particularly pronounced for spouses of those who need care. Not only when they become bedridden and you have to lift and carry them, which can be physically challenging, but dealing with other issues of dementia, such as aggressive behavior. When any kind of physical, sexual or violent aggression is frequently evident, caregivers and family members are at risk. When the elderly person becomes increasingly agitated, especially with Alzheimer’s, it can take a very heavy toll on caregivers, disrupting family routines and affecting everyone in an adverse way, thus compounding an already stressful situation. Anger, guilt, resentment and sleep deprivation all contribute to the stress of caregivers.

Often in later stages of dementia wandering becomes a concern, increasing the probability of falls and injuries. Frail, elderly people are prone to falling, perhaps have already fallen, breaking a hip or receiving some other injury. If they wandered out of the house they can become lost or injured – these are sure indicators that their progressing dementia requires full-time dementia nursing care that you are not prepared to provide. Your ability to care for your loved one may not be up to the task, not only in keeping the family member safe but for your own health and well-being, as well.

You should arrange to have a thorough geriatric assessment of your family member in order to evaluate physical and mental status. Their primary care physician will be able to make a referral to a specialist in Alzheimer’s and dementia care diagnoses. You will be much better able to make the decision for dementia nursing care once this is done. If your loved one doesn’t have a doctor or the means to get to one, the local Area Agency on Aging can come to your home for the initial assessment.

If you have a family member who is suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s, it’s vital that you stay healthy yourself it’s one of the best things you can do for yourself, your family and your loved one. By placing your family member in a dementia nursing care facility, you will ultimately be making one of the most important decisions of your life, but one with the assurance that you have made the right choice.

Clover Care Home is a well-respected home in Kansas City and can offer the best care to your loved one. Give us a call today for an appointment to meet with our administrators and tour the facility. Visit our website at or call 913-991-2605.


The care our mom has received at Clover Care has been nothing short of exceptional. The country setting helps to add to the inviting atmosphere in which our mom has thrived. The staff is always friendly, knowledgeable and caring. Clover Care has made a difficult situation seem like a natural transition in life. We would recommend it to anyone looking for long term care of a loved one.

- Jeanne D. & Vicki L.

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