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Types Of Home Health Care Services In Kansas City

By djohnson, 9:00 am on April 23, 2019
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Home health care services provide the support that enables a person to remain in their home while receiving care. In-home care services can help an aging person who needs assistance to live independently. The services may be professional or by a layperson. Not all home care providers offer the same services, and not all home care services are for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Doctors, nurses, aides, and therapists, in addition to family members, provide short-term or long-term care in the home, depending on a person’s needs. Care may be provided during recovery following medical setbacks, specialized daily care for disabled persons and during rehabilitation following surgery. Medicare-certified home health care, long-term or short-term hourly nursing …

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Dementia Care Needs Caregiver Support In Kansas City

By djohnson, 2:28 pm on April 17, 2019
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Dementia care is a major health and social concern in Kansas City, with an increasing demand for caregiving. The impact of the disease affects not only the person with dementia but also the families who care for them and the society in which they live. Many families are tasked with finding the resources for the care and support of people with dementia. Alzheimer’s & Dementia The most common cause of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, but there are other causes as well. Dementia is a progressive disease that affects cognition and other crucial functions of the brain. Age is the main risk factor, and as the population ages, the people who develop dementia continues to increase. …

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Home Health Care Safety A Priority In Overland Park

By djohnson, 9:00 am on April 9, 2019
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  Home health care services are a fast-growing industry, with a predicted 60% increase in the United States by 2022. The need for home health care workers is expected to rise, as well. The concerns for the safety and well-being of clients and caregivers is an important part of home health care in Overland Park. When a person ages they become more susceptible to not only chronic illness and disease that impairs their ability to take care of themselves but the risks of injury are increased. It is an important issue that home health care must address. Care of aging seniors is usually provided by family members in the client’s home, or a home health …

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Dementia Care Overland Park – Normal Aging and Memory Loss

By djohnson, 9:00 am on April 3, 2019
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The need for dementia care in the Overland Park area is on the rise now, more than ever, as aging adults are being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. Almost 40 percent of people over the age of 65 experience some form of memory loss. It is important that caregivers learn early on how to recognize the symptoms and discern the differences between age-associated memory impairment (memory loss due to aging) and dementia. Normal Aging The five most common signs of cognitive decline that occurs with normal aging are: Memory loss – Occasional forgetfulness (things and events) Lack of recognition – Not remembering friend’s or family member’s name Social skills – Forgetting …

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Home Health Care Kansas City – Never Skip a Meal 

By djohnson, 10:47 am on March 27, 2019
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Home Care Assistance has been providing home health care in Kansas City for many years. We understand the importance of finding reputable and trustworthy care for seniors who do not wish to live in a facility. Our services ensure that your loved ones receive the level of care they need and that generally starts with a healthy meal plan.  Seniors need to eat healthy foods to meet their changing nutritional needs. While eating regularly is routine for most people, some seniors are physically unable to shop or prepare food for themselves. Often, certain medications contribute to the loss of their sense of taste or smell, which can lead to a lack of interest in eating. In …

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Caregivers Support Makes A Difference In Extended Care

By djohnson, 8:30 am on March 20, 2019
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Caregivers are being relied on more and more frequently in Kansas City as the average life expectancy increases and more people are living with chronic illness and disabilities. Many people choose to remain in their home rather than enter a nursing facility. This means that a family member usually becomes the caregiver. The role of family caregiver has many challenges, is often a thankless job and one that is all too often taken for granted by other family members. The need for a caregiver can arise unexpectedly, and many people find themselves in this position with no training and no idea of how to fulfill the role. Taking care of the needs of an ailing …

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Dementia Care Help For New Care Givers

By djohnson, 9:00 am on March 13, 2019
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Dementia care is an ongoing process involving several different stages, each with its own set of challenges and symptoms. Dementia is an unavoidable reality for many people. Aging adults who have been diagnosed with dementia will ultimately require specialized care during the progression of the disease. Caregivers of loved ones with dementia will be faced with many unexpected challenges. Abrupt, significant changes in your own life may be in order to take care of your loved one. It can be overwhelming with all the demands on your time and impact your personal well-being. Effects of Dementia Dementia care is a long-term process. As it progresses, it can take a toll on both the person with …

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Financial Planning And Elderly Care In Kansas City

By djohnson, 9:00 am on March 6, 2019
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Elderly care and financial matters are a growing concern in Kansas City. Elderly care is about more than just a person’s health, it involves financial care as well. As people get older, it is not uncommon for them to develop some degree of memory loss. They have difficulty focusing, which can result in confusion or agitation. Even mild memory loss can make it difficult for seniors to perform their usual daily activities. Thus, managing their finances and taking care of their personal business becomes impossible. Children of aging parents need to be aware of what their parents’ financial situation is. For example, it’s tax season now and time to prepare and file taxes. Someone must …

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24 Hour Care Kansas City – Understanding The Challenges

By djohnson, 9:00 am on February 27, 2019
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24 hour care Kansas City presents a unique set of challenges. Round-the-clock caregiving can touch all our lives at some point, with no consideration to age, race, religion, profession or economic status. Finding ways in which to help face the challenges and provide quality care benefits patients and families alike. Primary Physician  When an aging person requires 24 hour care Kansas City, it is recommended that they have a geriatrician as their primary care physician. Doctors who are trained in geriatric medicine are superb primary care providers. They focus on wellness and preventive health for their patients, in addition to managing chronic medical conditions. A geriatrician is better able to recognize symptoms and causes of aging …

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Paying For Home Health Care Kansas City

By djohnson, 9:00 am on February 20, 2019
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Home health care can put a financial strain on the families of elderly adults who are being cared for at home. Long term care for in-home services is not usually paid for by health insurance, Medicare or Medicaid. Home Care Assistance discusses the options that may be available to help lighten the load. Private Pay Paying for home health care out-of-pocket is the most common method. Family members can work with a care planner to find ways to find affordable care options. One of those options is purchasing long-term care insurance. Long-term Care Insurance Long term care insurance is coverage that will pay for assisted living, nursing home care or home health care in the …

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