McCrite Plaza Unveils New Memory Care Unit For Seniors in Topeka, KS

McCrite Plaza, a venerable presence in Topeka’s senior living landscape for nearly five decades, recently marked a significant chapter in its storied history with the inauguration of a state-of-the-art Memory Care Unit. The ribbon-cutting ceremony drew notable figures, including Kansas Senator Rick Kloos, Councilmember Spencer Duncan, and Greater Topeka Partnership CEO Matt Pivarnik, highlighting the… Continue reading McCrite Plaza Unveils New Memory Care Unit For Seniors in Topeka, KS

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?

Leaning Toward Independent Senior Living? Let Us Help You Take The First Steps!

When it comes to making the transition into senior living, we know it’s a big move that carries emotional and practical significance. Finding a place that feels like home but also offers the healthcare and support you might need down the line can be challenging. Senior Independent Living in Kansas City and Topeka That’s where… Continue reading Leaning Toward Independent Senior Living? Let Us Help You Take The First Steps!

Observations and Conversations

Adult children can look for clues with their senior parents during the holidays. This is especially important for adult children living far from their parents. But it can be critical for those close by who suddenly notice a pattern of clues that things are not as they should be.  Having a nice hug after a… Continue reading Observations and Conversations

When Do Adult Children Need To Step In To Help Their Senior Parents?

Throughout history, there seems to be a time in most families when adult children and parents experience a role reversal. This is quite normal and can be seen as an opportunity to give back to our senior family and loved ones. That certainly doesn’t mean that it is easy. These kinds of transitions are fraught… Continue reading When Do Adult Children Need To Step In To Help Their Senior Parents?

Do I Have Dementia? By Connie Michaelis

While on a recent road trip to Colorado, my sister mentioned that she was worried about having some memory issues. As the conversation ensued, she said, “I’m terrified that I have early signs of dementia!” I’ve become familiar with these situations after spending much of my career working with seniors. Memory loss can happen to anyone.… Continue reading Do I Have Dementia? By Connie Michaelis

McCrite Plaza Topeka Announces the Opening Of Their New Memory Care Neighborhood

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