What happens when mom gets to the point where she needs constant care? Does she go into assisted living, do the siblings take turns taking care of her, or do we hire in home care? That’s a question most everyone has to meet at one point in their lives. For some people, it’s an easy … Read more
It’s a touchy subject no one likes to bring up, but it is something the needs to happen. When is it time to take the car keys away from your parents or grandparents? For my Grandma, her vehicle was more than just a car. It was her independence. It was her freedom. She babysat children … Read more
There is no simple answer when it comes to whether or not it’s less expensive to live at home or join a senior living community. However, there are a few steps to help you decide if one or the other is better for you at this stage in your life. Factors such as physical and … Read more
Is Living in a Senior Community Right for You? Accepting and embracing change can be difficult, especially when it’s time to say goodbye to a house you’ve been coming home to everyday for years. Replacing that home is impossible, but there are numerous advantages to living in a senior community. One of the advantages is … Read more
The typical person spends a minimal portion of their day in the bathroom getting ready for their day, using the facilities, brushing their teeth etc., but most people don’t think of the dangers lurking in a bathroom when it comes to the elderly. In 2015 alone, more than one in four older adults reported falling … Read more
If the time has come to consider placing your loved one into a senior living community, there are many questions that need to be answered. At this delicate time in your loved one’s life, this may be one of the most important decisions that you will ever make. A quick search of the Internet will show you numerous options in the Kansas City area that advertise “senior placement services.” What should I look for when choosing a senior placement service to help in finding a senior living community in Kansas City? How are they different?
Today the all-inclusive title of “nursing home” no longer applies. Currently, senior living can consist of independent living communities, assisted living communities and memory care homes. These types of communities are very different and not synonymous with the traditionally thought of “nursing homes” that are still available.
This topic is one of the underlying social concerns that does not get the attention that it should. Every day in America our elderly Kansas City citizens are being prescribed medications to provide a greater quality of life, in some cases, quite a few of them. With many studies identifying that most seniors over the age of 68 have an average of 8 to 12 daily medications to take, the chances of accidental overdose are greater now than ever before.
It is a proven scientific and medical fact that loneliness and isolation can lead to a chemical imbalance and depression. Depression can effect someone both emotionally and physically presenting additional biological and physical challenges that can become debilitating. At Cherished Transitions, serving the Kansas City area; we have seen the effects that isolation and depression can have on seniors. As a team of medically trained professionals (RNs) we want to help with providing a better quality of life for seniors in the Kansas City area. This article will focus on some of the positive effects of socialization.
As our loved ones get older in Kansas City, things begin to change; strength, tolerance and patience begin to show clear signs of this change. However, seniors are often very scared of losing the independence that has defined them over the course of their lives. It is their independence that has allowed them to achieve the things they are most proud of, and in many cases, the very last thing that they can call their own. Left unchecked, this independence coupled with physical and mental challenges, can find a senior withdrawn and lonely as they seek to tackle the challenges in life while holding on to their independent spirit. In this article we will address some of the warning signs to look for when your loved one is trying desperately to hold onto their independence in Kansas City.