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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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Dementia Care: Living in Denial About Dementia? Join the Club

By djohnson, 4:27 pm on July 25, 2018
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In dementia care, I have never met anybody who likes to admit weakness. The inability to do something is a truth of dementia care. Dementia becomes the elephant in the room – the topic that no one wants to talk about. This elephant of dementia must be approached and discussed openly. Defining Dementia and its Denial in Demntia Care To ensure that we’re all on the same page, let’s define dementia — and denial about dementia. Dementia is a brain disease that causes symptoms such as “occasional difficulty with language skills, like word-finding and vocabulary. [The person living with dementia] may explain away these situations with a general excuse about forgetfulness or fatigue,” writes Ashley Huntsberry-Legg. …

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Dementia Care for Paranoia Instead of Anti-psychotic Drugs

By djohnson, 1:31 pm on July 18, 2018
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In dementia care, paranoia is a real concern. Brain changes from dementia can cause hallucinations or delusions and paranoia. “Paranoia, or having false beliefs, is a common trait of later stage dementia,” says Jared Heathman, MD, a Houston psychiatrist. “However, it can occur in all stages of dementia.” Paranoia in dementia feels very real for the person living with it. So says Susan London, LMSW, Director of Social Work at Shore View Nursing and Rehabilitation. “There is often no evidence that will convince them otherwise.” Much of effective dementia care involves addressing emotions with professional delicacy; however, paranoia is more unpredictable and intense for traditional methods. Dementia care caregivers do not attempt to present “proof” …

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Millennial Caregiver, Here’s My Advice to You

By djohnson, 3:41 pm on July 11, 2018
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This is my story as a millennial caregiver. In my first semester of college I received the phone call. Mom had a hemorrhagic stroke, was in critical condition, and was being airlifted to Seattle for treatment. Before we hung up, the doctor asked how old I was. He sounded relieved when I told him that I was 18. He needed me to consent to an emergency brain surgery. The possible complications sounded terrifying, but without the surgery my mom wouldn’t survive. I consented to the operation, not knowing that it would be the first of many decisions I would have to make on my mom’s behalf. That doctor was the first of dozens that I …

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