Clover Care Corner

Tuesday, Aug. 29th 2017

Senior Retirement Residence – Choosing the Right Facility for Your Loved One

Choosing a senior retirement residence for a loved one is difficult to do. When you or your loved one can no longer live at home, making the decision to move to a care facility can be an emotionally draining experience for everyone involved. Clover Care Home is here to answer your questions, take you on a tour of our facility, and help to make this transition easier on you and your loved one. We understand that you need to find the right senior retirement residence with understanding and skilled staff, the best level of care for your loved one, and guarantee a safe and secure senior retirement residence.

We suggest you visit retirement homes in your area, making sure you see for yourself the environment you or your loved one will be living in. Some things you want to look for when you visit the prospective senior retirement residence are:

  • When you walk in, is there a strong odor of urine or feces present?
  • Does the food look, smell and taste good? If your loved one needs a special diet, ask how they will accommodate that need.
  • Carefully observe the staff and their interaction with the other residents – are they polite and respectful?
  • Are the residents busy with interesting projects or just sitting in a chair or watching television?
  • Do the residents show signs of bruising or other injuries? (This will give you a clue as to how well they are monitored and cared for).
  • Ask about staff turnover – a heavy turnover indicates workers are unhappy and leave after a short period of employment.
  • Ask about staff-to-resident ratio – If loved ones need help with activities of daily living, you do not want to think of them not getting enough to eat or bathed because of inadequate staff.
  • Find out if preventative care is offered at our senior retirement residence – such as pneumonia and flu shots, and if there a doctor on site or on call for emergencies. Is transportation to doctor’s appointments provided? Are dental and vision care provided on site?
  • You may ask questions about Medicare, Medicaid and other insurances offered or accepted.

These are just a few considerations when searching for a senior retirement residence for yourself, a loved one, or a family member. We hope you have found this information useful. Retirement is an exciting time in the lives of senior citizens and finding a senior retirement residence you can feel comfortable and safe in is important.

Give us a call at 913-991-2605 to arrange for a visit. We are located at  6320 Zarda Dr, Shawnee, KS 66226. Or visit our website at 


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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