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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…

The History of Nursing Homes & How The Piper is Better

Nursing homes have a negative reputation. When it comes to care for your loved one, understanding the history of nursing homes, and alternatives to the historical model of nursing homes, can make a huge difference in their experience. Residents of nursing homes with a historical model have at times felt…

The Importance of Activities and Amenities

What does Assisted Living and Memory Care in Kansas City have to offer residents?  Having a safe and secure environment with meals, housekeeping and medication administration is just the beginning of requirements for a vibrant lifestyle for Seniors.  When all of the daily needs are cared for, it is time…

What is Memory Care vs Assisted Living Care?

It is important to distinguish between these two specialized care communities and what is the right place for mom or dad. How are Memory Care Facilities different from Assisted Living Facilities?   All Seniors that are in need of care with their activities of daily living or ADLs could benefit from…

Are You Looking for an Assisted Living Facility in Kansas City?

Assisted Living is a specific type of care for Seniors that cannot live independently in their own home. What is Assisted Living? Who is shopping for an Assisted Living Facility? Approximately 85% of the calls we get at The Piper Assisted Living in Kansas City are from the children of…

Types of Elder Care In Kansas City

There is a great deal of confusion over the different types of senior and elder care in Kansas City and across the nation. Let’s be candid– it is not the type of thing that people shop for until they need it and that might be in the middle of an…

The Sudden Need for Kansas City Senior Care: Now What?

Are you searching for Kansas City senior care services in the metro area? We know it can be stressful, these tips can help you make the best decision when the time comes for choosing the best senior care living services in Kansas City. When Care Giving Becomes a Crisis When…