Caregiver Burnout

Caring for a loved one can be one of the most rewarding experiences in life, but it can also be incredibly demanding and stressful. Many caregivers find themselves in a constant balancing act, juggling the needs of their loved ones with their own responsibilities and well-being. Over time, this relentless stress can take its toll,… Continue reading Caregiver Burnout

Killing the Stigma

Where and how did the Nursing Home stigma begin? The definition of stigma is “a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person.” For many years, that would describe the general public opinion of nursing homes or skilled nursing facilities as they are now often called. Over the decades of transformation of… Continue reading Killing the Stigma

What Retirement Community is Best in Topeka, KS?

Curious people want to know – what retirement community is best in Topeka. Annually, the Topeka Capital-Journal sponsors the Best of Topeka contest for the community. It is an opportunity for people to weigh in with their opinions about all kinds of businesses. People can vote their favorite on everything from restaurants, car washes, physicians,… Continue reading What Retirement Community is Best in Topeka, KS?

The Search For Senior Living: Why Seniors Should Start Early

Shopping around at senior living communities before the need for care arises is a crucial step for seniors and their families. It’s a proactive approach that can ensure a smooth transition to a senior living community when the time comes, and it offers a range of benefits that can enhance quality of life and peace… Continue reading The Search For Senior Living: Why Seniors Should Start Early

Senior Living Is The Place To Stay Active When The Rest Of The World Is Shut-In!

The weather in Kansas and Missouri is keeping Seniors inside and inactive! One of the most critical aspects of healthy aging is staying active, engaged, and interacting with others. Being shut in at home because it is cold and icy outside is a real health challenge. Weather can dictate our ability to make choices about… Continue reading Senior Living Is The Place To Stay Active When The Rest Of The World Is Shut-In!

McCrite Plaza Retirement Living: A Haven of Comfort, Care, and Community in Topeka, KS

Located in the heart of Topeka, Kansas, McCrite Plaza Retirement Living is a testament to warmth, community, and family values. Owned and operated by the McCrite family – Pat and Judy McCrite and their children – this retirement haven provides seniors with a unique blend of luxurious amenities, compassionate care, and a true sense of… Continue reading McCrite Plaza Retirement Living: A Haven of Comfort, Care, and Community in Topeka, KS

What Happens If You End Up In The Hospital After A Fall?

No one likes to think about it, but wintertime is filled with a higher number of falls. Some of those falls can result in a hospital stay for broken bones or a concussion. So, having a plan for rehabilitation is essential.  This is especially true if you live alone and have no caregivers to help… Continue reading What Happens If You End Up In The Hospital After A Fall?

Wintertime Brings Fall Dangers. How Can Seniors Prepare?

January and February in the Midwest are months with high fall rates. The cold and icy conditions create a threat for everyone but especially the Senior population. At McCrite Plaza Senior Living in Topeka and Kansas City, we focus on fall prevention with the help of our expert physical and occupational therapy teams. Assisted and… Continue reading Wintertime Brings Fall Dangers. How Can Seniors Prepare?

Why Would Living In A Senior Community Improve Your Sleep?

The CDC suggests several ways to improve your sleep quality. Here are some of their tips: Maintain a consistent sleep schedule: Try to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day, even on weekends  Create a comfortable sleep environment: Keep your bedroom cool, dark, and quiet. Use comfortable pillows and mattress  Limit exposure… Continue reading Why Would Living In A Senior Community Improve Your Sleep?

How Do You Shop For Senior Housing?

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?