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What COVID-19 has taught us about the importance of Elders

The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn a great deal of attention to the Senior population in Kansas City and around the world. Words like defenseless, susceptible, frail, helpless have shown up in various commentaries about the virus. Some have even suggested that this population is expendable. It was said, just the…

Dealing with the Guilt of Separation

Senior communities in Kansas City are in a full lockdown from visitors. Not being able to see your loved one in a senior living community magnifies feelings of shame and guilt. The new normal of senior housing has been completely redesigned with the advent of COVID-19. Because of a great…

Dealing with Coronavirus Stress

At this time of the coronavirus pandemic, we are all suffering from some level of stress. Some seem to manage it better than others, but we all have it. Stress is difficult to define and understand the impact it has on your body. But this example may help to bring…

Caregiving and Caresharing

Caregiving is a natural part of our lives. At every stage of life, we are taking care of others in some capacity. It’s hard to imagine going through life without the responsibility of caring for another individual. Having positive human relationships requires the need to think about another person’s needs.…

Fall Prevention Measures that Everyone Should Know

Since falls are the number one killer of older adults in the United States, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control, it behooves us to practice as much prevention as possible. So often we take about preventative health measures such as diet and exercise, but do we normally include…

Fall Risk in Assisted Living vs. Home

It would not be accurate to say that falls are eliminated when you live in an Assisted Living community, but they may be minimized. A recent study by the National Institute on Aging states that one out of three individuals 65 years and older will experience a fall. The fall…

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…