Who Needs Memory Care
As dementia or Alzheimer's progresses, many people are unable to perform simple daily activities such as taking medications, preparing meals, or even bathing and toileting without assistance. The memory loss and disorientation typical of Alzheimer's and dementia sufferers can often cause the need for 24-hour care. When family members are no longer able to meet a person's needs, memory care communities can offer a safe, comfortable alternative. Being close to a major city like Kansas City allows family members to regularly visit a loved one and remain active in their life.
What to Expect
Memory care communities in Kansas City vary depending on the level of care required by the resident. The following are some amenities to look for.
Three tasty, nutritious meals per day
Assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing and hygiene
Laundry and housekeeping services
Secure residence both inside and outside
Staff trained in the special needs of dementia or Alzheimer's residents
Community areas and activities to encourage socialization
Appropriate, planned activities that engage, foster emotional connections and stir memories can help maintain the quality of life for memory care residents. Family member's participation in activities, as well on-going consultation with their care givers, can help a memory care resident feel more at home. Regular involvement also helps assure family members that their loved one is being properly cared for. We can assist you in finding a memory care facility in Kansas City that is right for your loved one and your family.
Finding Memory Care in Kansas City
If you are considering a dementia care or Alzheimer's care community in the Kansas City, Missouri area for a loved one, call us for a free consultation. Our Senior Living Advisors are ready to help find a community that best meets you and your family's needs.