Why is Memory Care For Seniors Important? The history and development of care homes for the elderly have been evolving for many decades. What originated as Almshouses and Old Folk homes in the early 1900s, run by volunteers and supported by donations, have evolved into very sophisticated specialized homes today. The advent of specialized care… Continue reading McCrite Plaza Topeka Announces the Opening Of Their New Memory Care Neighborhood
When you are ready to investigate retirement living, it’s essential to have a plan. Each person and situation is unique, so just going to live where your neighbor or friend did may not be the best choice for you. There are many options, and your personal situation will dictate what is the best choice. You… Continue reading How Do You Shop For Senior Housing?
Which word describes you most accurately concerning your aging? Are you a denialist, a realist, or an enthusiast? That question was coined by Dr. Bill Thomas, a Gerontologist, professor, entrepreneur, and playwright whose wide-ranging work explores the terrain of human aging. His dedication to culture change and innovations for well-being led the Wall Street Journal… Continue reading What Kind of Senior Are You?
What does it mean for seniors to age in place? According to www.AgingInPlace.com, “Aging in place means living in the home of your choice for as long as you are able while getting any assistance you require as your needs change.” It sounds cut and dry. However, there is more to it than you may… Continue reading The Fallacy of Aging in Place
When it comes to making a move into Senior Housing or Retirement Living, procrastination can be a serious issue. Procrastination can be a problem as you grow older. In an article from Psychology Today, procrastination is described like this, “Everyone puts things off sometimes, but procrastinators chronically avoid difficult tasks and may deliberately look for… Continue reading What Are You Waiting For?
Now that we have explored the cost of retirement living in our last blog let’s dive into the subject of care. Age Wave, a research and consulting company, surveyed the thoughts and perceptions of the 65+ population concerning various forms of Senior Care. Five myths prevailed among this age group. Age Wave discovered a dramatic… Continue reading Senior Living Myths: Myth Number 4
Senior Living Myths: Myth Number 3 Age Wave, a research and consulting company, surveyed the thoughts and perceptions of the 65+ population concerning various forms of Senior Care. Five myths prevailed among this age group. Age Wave discovered a dramatic difference between perception and fact. Age Wave pointed out that the misunderstanding and mythology surrounding… Continue reading Senior Living Myths: Myth Number 3
In our last blog, Five Myths about Senior Living, we discussed levels of care in Senior Living, including Independent Living, Assisted Living, Home Health, Memory Care, and Long Term Care or Nursing Home Care. At McCrite Plaza, each level of care is designed to meet the specific needs of individual residents in a progressive way.… Continue reading Senior Living Myths: Myth Number 2
Getting an education about various forms of retirement living in the Kansas City and Topeka areas can be overwhelming. To understand it, you need to become familiar with the language used. Concepts such as Independent Senior Living, Assisted Living, and Long-term Care, may just be a blur. Often, the term ‘nursing home’ is a blanket… Continue reading Five Myths That Surround The Topic Of Senior Living
Johnathan Swift, author of Gulliver’s Travels, said, “Everyone wants to live a long time, but no one wants to get old.” No truer words have been spoken. So how long do you think you will live? And what does your idea of growing old look like? Do you automatically think old age means dependence on… Continue reading How Long Will You Live, and How Do You Want To Spend the Time?