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Tuesday, Sep. 26th 2017

Elderly Long Term Care – Things To Consider When Planning

The necessity for elderly long term care for Americans is increasing so it is incumbent upon us, the ‘Baby Boomers’, to plan now. Those of you born between 1946-1964 are traditionally considered to be the baby boomer generation – almost 80% of Americans today will live past the age of 65 – with life expectancy extending another 19 years for women and 15 years for men. Currently, 6.4 million individuals aged 65 or older need elderly long term care; one in two over the age of 85 require care and assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, feeding, eating, dressing and toileting.

What it means for most of you is that you are growing older and it won’t be long before entering an elderly long term care facility becomes a reality. The most common reason for elderly long term care is chronic illnesses resulting in an increased need for assistance with the activities of daily living. When a person requires someone else to help him/her with his physical or emotional needs that healthy, active people take for granted, the financial burden can be overwhelming. Proper planning is important when the need for long term care does not exist. 

The reality today for the care of our elderly is much different than past generations. Once it was the norm for the children of aged parents to take them in and care for them until their death; however, today’s adults have careers, families, and lifestyles or circumstances that may prevent them taking care of their elderly parents. The decisions about elderly long term care falls on the elderly, which is why planning while still mentally capable of making the decision is critical. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), planning for the possibility of long-term care gives you time to learn about services in your community and what they cost. It also allows you to make important decisions while you are still able.

Clover Care Home offers a safe, secure and loving environment for elderly long term care. We have qualified caregivers available to spend one-on-one time with every resident. Our care giving support team includes individuals experienced and specially trained to care for residents with dementia and Alzheimer’s.   Clover Care Home employs caregivers who are certified with the state of Kansas and include licensed Nurses, CMA staff (Certified Medication Aide), and CNA staff (Certified Nurse Aide).   

Clover Care Home provides excellent dementia and Alzheimer’s care options in the Kansas City area. Locally owned and operated, we offer an alternative to a sterile or generic dorm style facility and our services are designed to enhance the senior living experience. We focus on enriching the mind, through activities, games, conversation and music, designed to make this chapter in our residents’ lives as rich and fulfilling as possible.

Call or visit us online today for help with planning long term care. We are located at 6320 Zarda Drive, Shawnee, Kansas. 66226. 913-991-2604.


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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