Clover Care Corner

Tuesday, Mar. 9th 2021

Senior Retirement Residence in Kansas City Writing Letters to Seniors

A senior retirement residence in Kansas City is constantly challenged to provide the type of individualized care that makes their care-giving rank a notch above the norm. One way we do that is by getting to know each resident personally, understanding their background, and familiarizing ourselves with our residents’ family and friends.

As you know, due to the current COVID pandemic, restrictions are in place to protect people, resulting in family members being unable to visit their loved ones in person. In addition, some family members live too far away to visit regularly even if it were possible. Clover Care Home senior retirement residence in Kansas City is always looking for ways to help their senior residents stay active and engaged, both physically and mentally. One creative idea we’ve put into practice is encouraging family members to write letters to their loved ones.

It is very important for dementia patients to be mentally stimulated and challenged in their daily lives. Elderly seniors who are surrounded by other people and mentally stimulated are less likely to suffer additional declines than those who simply sit and stare at the TV. Reading letters from loved ones is an effective way to provide the mental stimulation dementia patients need to improve the quality of their lives and enjoy their twilight years.

writing letters to elderly in retirement residence

Writing a letter to an aging senior residing in a senior retirement residence in Kansas City can be a gift that keeps on giving. Letters written with affection, sharing things that are going on in each other’s lives, are a great way to keep in touch with your loved one who misses you more than you may realize. When composing a letter to your elderly loved one, be sure to use positive, uplifting language. Comment on fond memories and discuss things in an optimistic way. Any memory or life experience that elicits a smile or laugh is perfect, too. Letters can be read over and over again whenever your loved one is feeling lonely or isolated. Our staff is always available to assist our elderly residents when they need it, including reading your letter to them when they aren’t able to read it themselves. 

Clover Care Home has a passion for doing everything we can to enhance each resident’s quality of life by offering regularly scheduled activities such as music therapy, Pets-For-Life visits, exercise, cooking, crafts, and outings. In addition, our daily random happenings help pull us together as a family. Reading resident’s letters to them if needed, listening to the memories that are important to them, and providing opportunities to engage socially with others are all part of our one-on-one attention at our senior residing in a senior retirement residence in Kansas City.

To get in touch with an admin and arrange a tour of our facility, contact Clover Care Home at 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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