What is Assisted Living Plus?

Traditionally, CCRC (full continuum of care) retirement communities consist of four basic levels of care:  Independent Living  Assisted Living (Included in the area of Assisted Living, special Memory Care provisions are available.) Rehabilitation for short-term recovery after illness or injury.  Long-term care or Nursing Home care But as in all things in life, we don’t… Continue reading What is Assisted Living Plus?

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?

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

How Long Will You Live, and How Do You Want To Spend the Time?

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?

Senior-living facility at Briarcliff embarks on $18M expansion

Jul 19, 2016, 11:30am CDT Updated: Jul 19, 2016, 4:09pm CDT Rob Roberts Reporter Kansas City Business Journal Cassidy McCrite, administrator for McCrite Plaza at Briarcliff, speaks during a groundbreaking ceremony for an adjacent 96-bed facility, which will provide short-term rehabilitation services, long-term skilled nursing care and memory care. McCrite Plaza at Briarcliff, which currently… Continue reading Senior-living facility at Briarcliff embarks on $18M expansion