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Choosing In Home Care for Kansas City's Seniors

Provider of in home care for Kansas City seniors with elderly patient

Most seniors cherish their independent lifestyles, and your loved ones might be the same way. For many older individuals, it's important to live at home, even as they have increased difficulty with managing their day-to-day. At Visiting Angels® Kansas City, we provide comprehensive in home care services to seniors in Prairie Village, Kansas City, Lenexa, Leawood, Mission, Shawnee, and Overland Park. We also help families make big decisions about senior care, to make sure your loved one is able to enjoy life with dignity and comfort.

How To Tell If Your Loved One in Kansas City Needs In Home Care 

You may not be entirely sure if your family member needs dedicated home care yet. It helps to discuss this decision with them, to see if they feel like they could benefit from assistance around the house. But sometimes, our loved ones are understandably reluctant to admit that they are struggling. Here's a few signs that they might need in home care in Kansas City: 

  • They're forgetting to take their medication. You can check to see if their medication is expired or if they've been getting refills regularly. 
  • They're not taking care of themselves. You may notice that their clothes are soiled, or it may seem like they haven't been keeping up with daily cleaning. 
  • They're ignoring daily household tasks. Next time you're at their home, see if there dishes piled up in the sink, if the fridge is full of expired or rotting food, or if garbage is piling up. 

Impactful In Home Care For Kansas City Area Seniors 

With exceptional home care, it's not just about helping your loved one with day-to-day living in Kansas City (although that's important, too). An excellent caregiver will also help your loved one to lead a fuller life. At Visiting Angels Kansas City, our in home care specialists are carefully selected, so they can assist your loved one to live with independence and joy: 

  • Participating in favorite activities. Many seniors gradually stop participating in hobbies or activities they enjoy, whether it's due to new physical limitations, depression, or another reason. A caregiver can encourage and assist them in enjoying their favorite pastimes again. 
  • Friendly conversation in moments of anxiety. When your loved ones live on their own, they may struggle with feeling isolated or alone. For those with dementia or other memory disorders, dealing with confusion or anxiety is just a part of their day-to-day. A caregiver from Visiting Angels Kansas City can soothe their stress.  

Learn more about senior care services from Visiting Angels Kansas City. To contact our in home care directors, just call our Kansas City office today and we can schedule a consultation. 

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