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Caregivers In Kansas City Use Latest Technology For Dementia Care

By djohnson, 1:33 am on October 17, 2018
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Caregivers in Kansas City are paying attention to the predictions for use of technological advances in dementia care. As discussed in our previous blog, Technology in Dementia Care in Kansas City, the applications available for use on electronic devices can be beneficial to caregivers and patients alike in a variety of ways. To expand on that subject, Home Care Assistance looks into more ways technology might be useful in caregiving.  We know that the prevalence of dementia is increasing in our society, impacting literally millions of people. As with many other innovations that humanity has experienced throughout history, technological advancements continue to be developed to help caregivers manage dementia care. There are literally hundreds of …

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Using Technology In Dementia Care in Kansas City

By djohnson, 4:47 pm on October 10, 2018
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Dementia care is a growing concern for aging seniors who are experiencing memory loss. In this high-tech age of the computer and related devices, it’s no surprise that dementia caregivers would develop ways to use it for the care of their patients. Truly, in this day and age, there’s an application for just about everything, and that includes devices designed to help people with memory issues as well as their caregivers. Some of these devices don’t actually help but many of them do, and can literally be a lifesaver at times. Dementia causes loss of thinking, memory, and reasoning skills, seriously impacting the ability of someone to carry out daily activities. The use of technology …

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Elderly Care and Driving Privileges in Overland Park

By djohnson, 8:30 am on October 3, 2018
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A growing trend in elderly care Overland Park is restricting driving privileges for aging seniors. The number of elderly drivers is large and continues to grow. There are almost 33 million licensed drivers in the United States who are over age 65 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Nearly 5,500 adult drivers age 65 and older die each year in vehicle crashes. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), elderly drivers are more likely to become involved in fatal accidents than other age groups. This has more to do with an elderly driver experiencing medical problems than it does with declining driving skills. Diminishing reflexes, changes in eyesight, cognitive and memory loss issues, …

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Aging Seniors Choose Live In Care Overland Park KS

By djohnson, 8:30 am on September 26, 2018
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Live in care Overland Park KS is an option for seniors when family members are unable to provide the best in-home care for their loved one. Aging affects all of us, and it is customary in many families that adult children become the caregivers for their elderly parents. It can be an incredibly challenging and stressful responsibility. With more and more adult children providing live-in care to an aging parent, the services from Home Care Assistance can be just the answer you’re looking for. When a person ages they become more susceptible to chronic illnesses such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, heart disease and diabetes. Sometimes these types of conditions impair the person’s ability to speak or …

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Senior Care Kansas City Home Health Provider

By djohnson, 8:25 am on September 18, 2018
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Homecare Assistance is the leading senior care Kansas City provider in the area, specializing in around-the-clock care to help senior adults live well at home. Our caregivers provide the most complete senior care in the area. Our daily care managers are on call 24/7 for our clients and their families – all day, every day (and night). Our high-caliber caregivers receive ongoing training in order to ensure the best senior care Kansas City for our clients. Most clients who utilize our services are in their 70s or 80s – and need assistance in dealing with multiple chronic conditions. Heart and pulmonary issues are prevalent as are Alzheimer’s and dementia. The proprietary cognitive stimulation program at …

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Caregivers In Kansas City Benefit From Your Support

By djohnson, 8:48 am on September 11, 2018
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Support for caregivers is as diverse as the people in Kansas City. There are multiple and evolving roles as a caregiver. The process of aging often renders seniors incapable of taking adequate care of themselves. In today’s society, millions of Americans provide literally billions of hours each year for a family member or friend who is living with a chronic illness that inhibits them from performing the activities of daily living. In the United States alone, family caregivers give over 75% of caregiving support. By assuming this role, caregivers often neglect their own needs. They may initially view the specific tasks of caring for a loved one as ‘just providing a little bit of help.’ …

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The Importance of Communication in Dementia Care

By djohnson, 9:02 am on September 5, 2018
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Dementia care of someone who is unable to properly express themselves, but still has feelings and emotions, requires empathy and patience on the part of the caregivers. Dementia is a progressive illness that affects a person’s ability to remember and understand basic everyday facts, such as names, dates, and places. Therefore, as dementia progresses, the ability to communicate becomes more difficult, resulting in confusion, anxiety, and stress. The Importance of Communication in Dementia Care It is imperative that a dementia caregiver learn how to effectively communicate with someone with dementia. The effects and progression of dementia vary for each person because their ability to process information is affected. They often repeat themselves and may be unable …

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24 Hour Care In-Home Options Kansas City

By djohnson, 9:00 am on August 29, 2018
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24 hour care is available to Kansas City senior adults who are living at home if and when it’s needed. With elderly people, anything can happen at any time. You won’t want to be caught without a plan in place if something happens. Adult children should discuss future options with their aging parent while they are still cognitive and can have an active part in the decision making. Plan Ahead for 24 Hour Care The decision to obtain adequate care for an aging parent can be a difficult choice to be faced with. The best option is to plan for caregiving before something happens. Seniors who are still relatively healthy and can participate in the …

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Home Care Assistance Provides Elderly Care in Overland Park, KS

By djohnson, 7:30 am on August 22, 2018
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Many persons of the so-called Baby Boomer Generation are now requiring elderly care. For many of us, in our parent’s and grandparent’s times, adult children would take mom or dad into their home and take care of them. In more recent times elderly care takes place in an established nursing facility with personnel who are trained to provide all the necessary care of an elder adult. In most cases, adult children who are employed outside the home are simply not able to care for their aging parent. It is not unusual for the senior adult to live the balance of their lives in a care facility. But we are beginning to see changes in the …

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Who’s the Boss? Working with Your Parent’s Caregiver

By djohnson, 3:05 pm on August 8, 2018
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Communication is important between caregiver and family. Do you remember the childhood game of telephone? You whispered a sentence from child to child and the resulting sentence was nothing like the original? Like a game of telephone, messages get garbled without clear ground rules. Build a trusting relationship with your caregiver by understanding the rules of communication. Who is the boss in this relationship? Who has the authority to make changes, or communicate problems? Creating the Care Plan Before care begins for your elderly parent or spouse, you and the agency’s Care Manager will create a written Care Plan. The Care Plan outlines how to take care of your elderly parent or spouse in the …

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