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Plan For A Future With Assisted Living in Kansas City

Everyone talks about planning for the future. Financial advisors, Funeral Home Directors, Health and Life Insurance companies are in the business of helping you plan for your future. Older Americans are deluged with mailings and invitations to pre-plan everything. Physicians will predict your future health status based on your current…

When Christmas Isn’t Merry – Holiday Depression In Seniors

Tis’ the season to be merry…right? According to media advertising, everyone is happy, excited and shopping nonstop. Traditionally we think of the holidays as a time of love, happiness, and gatherings with friends and families, but for some this is simply not true. Holiday depression is a real phenomenon and…

Thanksgiving should be a way of life, but is it?

Thanksgiving Day is an excellent reminder that we have so many blessings in our lives. But the truth is that we ought to be practicing thankfulness every day of the year! Gratefulness is a cure for many things, including depression, neurosis, anger, irritation, etc. The world would be a different…

Loneliness is a Serious, Life-Threatening, Condition

The headline reads, Loneliness is a Killer! The Kansas City Star ran a story that says exactly that. Do you think that’s an exaggeration? Here is what the latest research is telling us; social isolation is more lethal than obesity or smoking 15 cigarettes day. Brigham Young University researcher Julianne…

Avoid Senior Care Emergencies – Start the Conversation Early

Adult children are often involved in helping their parents make decisions about care needs. We are often asked the question, “How can I talk to Mom about moving to an assisted living?” Starting the conversation early is so important. Many are fearful that these conversations will be uncomfortable even hostile.…