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To Do List for Surviving Spouses

This article was originally published in the September 2011 issue of Kiplinger’s Retirement Report by Susan B. Garland, Contributing Editor Profiles. The checklist below can help surviving wives and husbands figure out which tasks to address early on. Gather documents: If your late spouse ran the household finances, it would be great if an organized …

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Questions to Ask When Touring Assisted Living & Memory Care Communities

It can be overwhelming to visit an assisted living or memory care community for your loved one. This guide offers some suggestions and questions on how to handle a tour and some questions to ask. Remember to listen to your own intuition. Not only may you see and hear things that are obvious, but you …

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Moving a Loved One with Dementia or Alzheimer’s

We’ve all been through the chaos of packing, the sorrow of leaving behind friends and familiar faces, and the anxiety about what lies ahead. Moving into a new home and community can be stressful for anyone. But if you live with a form of dementia like Alzheimer’s, it can be especially distressing. The shock of …

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Kansas City Senior Living Myth #4: I’ll Never Need It

We continue to look at five of the common myths seniors associate with assisted living communities. The fourth myth identified by Age Wave, the research and consulting company that studied the 65+ age group perceptions of Senior Living relates to the misconception that an individual doesn’t need any help and won’t in the future. Myth …

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What is the Household Model

The Household Model gives you the best of both worlds: privacy and community. When most people think of senior healthcare facilities or nursing homes, a certain image comes to mind. That mental picture involves long hallways, nursing stations, small rooms with a divider curtain and two hospital beds side by side. That model has been …

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Kansas City Senior Living Myth #3: It’s Too Expensive

Age Wise, a research company, found there were five common myths among the 65 and older population concerning moving to a senior living community. We are debunking each myth over the course of a couple of weeks. This week’s myth is “Senior Living is Too Expensive.” 
Myth #3: Senior Living Is Too Expensive The third …

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Kansas City Senior Living Myth #2: “I Will Miss My Friends.”

Research company Age Wave surveyed the thoughts and perceptions of the 65+ population concerning Senior Living and found there were five myths that prevailed among this age group. Over the next few weeks, we will look at these five myths through the lens of those Elders that are actually living in Senior Living communities. Myth …

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Kansas City Senior Living Myth #1: “My Current Home Will Be The Best Possible Place To Live In Retirement Years.”

Certain Myths Or Misconceptions Concerning Senior Living Have Continued To Be Firmly Held. There are five myths that need to be approached with an open mind. Research done among Senior Citizens shows that these often stated “facts” are not necessarily factual. Over the next few weeks, we will look at these five myths through the …

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The Importance Of Transparency In Assisted Living In Kansas City During The Pandemic

In this unprecedented time with a worldwide crisis, the need for careful and accurate communication and transparency has never been so critical. With a no-visitation policy in place at many assisted livings in Kansas City, it makes communication even more critical. Families are normally visiting not only with their parents, but with staff. There are …

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