Clover Care Corner

Tuesday, Apr. 24th 2018

Senior Care Residence – Considering Options – Kansas City

Choosing a senior care residence for yourself or a loved one ultimately comes down to personal choice.

Many individuals or families are often faced with making the decision to move to a facility rather abruptly, having no plan in place for where to go when the need arises. Whether a nursing home or senior retirement facility, you need to determine the best place to fit your needs. The biggest differences between these types of facilities are primarily appearance, privacy, the medical services that are available and the physical size of each community.

Prospective residents should factor in their healthcare needs when deciding on a senior care residence – now and in the future. They often require frequent monitoring, typically having health care conditions that require skilled nursing or specialized care. Smaller facilities are usually more limited in the scope of care they can offer and may be unable to manage your condition as it progresses. When mild dementia evolves into full-blown Alzheimer’s disease, it may come down to eventually having to move to a larger facility where specialized dementia care will be provided.

In many cases, a smaller senior care residence is preferable because it tends to appeal to residents who want a more intimate environment in which to spend their golden years. Nursing home residents are often forced to share a room with another resident, whereas in a senior care residence they will have their own apartment or suite. The best option is to strike a balance by finding a senior care residence that offers both a comfortable, homelike environment as well as a skilled and competent staff and other amenities.

Another potential issue is if the smaller facility ends up closing down after a few years, residents are going to be forced to relocate to an assisted living facility. Larger facilities have better financial capabilities than smaller homes and are able to provide a continuum of care that a smaller care home often cannot. They can offer more amenities and services, such as laundry and housekeeping, to name a few, and have visiting physicians and skilled staff available at all times.

Key points to keep in mind when choosing a senior care residence is that Clover Care Home provides:

  • Medication Management: Managing medications can be difficult, especially for seniors who take many different medications each day. Clover Care Home helps residents safely manage their medications.

  • Life Enrichment: Isolation and loneliness put seniors at greater risk for health problems, such as depression, diabetes and high blood pressure. Clover Care Home offers residents a variety of life enrichment activities designed to meet physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

  • Supportive Services: Seniors often need support with tasks like housekeeping, laundry and transportation. Clover Care Home offers these services and more.

  • Secure Environment: Clover Care Home is designed with the security of seniors in mind, from handrails and grab bars to emergency call systems, helping residents to stay safe.

  • Well-Balanced Meals: Clover Care Home provides good nutritious, well-balanced meals and snacks which is ideal for seniors who find it difficult to plan and prepare meals at home.

Clover Care Home senior care residence has been providing excellent dementia and Alzheimer’s care options since 2013 in the Kansas City area. Our fully staffed, trained and licensed assisted living facility provides an alternative to care in a loving home environment. We are committed to providing the best senior care residence around to enable seniors to continue living dignified and respectful lives.

If you would like to learn more about Clover Care Home offers, please visit our website or call 913-991-2605 to arrange a tour.


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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