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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…

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.…