A loved one facing Alzheimer’s, or any other form of age-related dementia or memory loss, lives in the moment — and that’s where the memory care team at The Piper in Kansas City begins. Our approach recognizes that whatever the cause of memory loss, it affects more than just one person. And so we work with residents, family members and caregivers, searching for the perfect balance of day-to-day care. Our high-quality care and services recognize and build on the strengths memory care residents retain, in a way that helps them live each moment with as much purpose, joy and meaning as possible.
We offer a flexible combination of services, beginning with Care Services Packages I, II, and III, each including a plan called MyChoice. The result is a monthly service plan with your own unique personal services provided in the most cost-effective manner.
Memory care services and amenities
- Secure environment and fenced, outdoor courtyards
- Specialized dementia training for team members
- Call response system
- Medication management
- Food available 24/7 including all meals and snacks
- Final preparation of meals in households
- Physician/personal appointment coordination
- Wellness monitoring
- Households staffed 24/7
- Vibrant Living programming for your interests and hobbies
- All utilities, including cable and Wi-Fi (telephone excluded)
- Laundry service for bedding
- Weekly housekeeping
- Transportation and escort coordination
- Personal mail delivery
Memory Care Floor Plans
Frequently Asked Questions.
People who are cognitively challenged, whether from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, require more attention and a higher level of security than residents in assisted living. Memory care households at The Piper are carefully designed to ensure that residents are safe and secure. Our care levels are built to foster confidence in a home environment that promotes choice and celebrates accomplishments. Specially selected staff, with a talent for engaging residents living with dementia, create an environment where residents can have the best day possible.
Dementia refers to the loss of cognitive functions (thinking, reasoning, the ability to remember) that are severe enough to interfere with a person’s daily functioning. This group of symptoms is not a disease per se, but may accompany certain diseases or conditions. Dementia is irreversible when caused by disease or certain injuries. It may be partially or fully reversible when caused by drugs, alcohol, depression or imbalances in certain substances, such as hormones or vitamins.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. It is a progressive, degenerative disease of the brain, characterized by loss of function and death of nerve cells in several brain areas. This initially leads to loss of recent memories and new learning, with old memories eventually fading as well.
Individual, specialized services are determined by The Piper care team in conjunction with family members, the resident, and any health professionals involved in the resident’s care. This process lets our team tailor a service plan to meet the specific needs and preferences of each memory care resident.