When Christmas Isn’t Merry

The holiday season is often portrayed as a time of joy, warmth, and togetherness. However, for many seniors, this time of year can evoke feelings of loneliness and isolation. Although loneliness at holiday time is not exclusive to older people, there are many factors that contribute to the prevalence of loneliness during the holidays. But… Continue reading When Christmas Isn’t Merry

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?

Family Owned and Operated Senior Living: What Difference Does It Make?

As is true in many businesses today, large companies are growing by leaps and bounds while the little guy succeeds by meeting the needs of individuals on a personal basis. Mom and Pop businesses are the heart and soul of our economy, offering unique services and support to our communities.  Family Owned Independent Senior Living… Continue reading Family Owned and Operated Senior Living: What Difference Does It Make?

Independent Living vs. Assisted Living: Finding the Right Fit for For Aging Seniors

As we age, our needs and lifestyles change, and making the right decisions about our living arrangements becomes crucial. Two popular options for seniors are independent living and assisted living communities, both offered at the McCrite Plaza locations in Kansas City and Topeka. Understanding the differences between these options is key to helping seniors thrive… Continue reading Independent Living vs. Assisted Living: Finding the Right Fit for For Aging Seniors

What Does An Independent Senior Living Community Have To Offer Beyond Room and Board?

The Importance of Activities and Amenities In Independent Senior Living Most Seniors and their families begin to think about community living when physical challenges become an issue. The idea of staying in your own home as long as possible is a very popular idea so as long as an individual is able to live safely… Continue reading What Does An Independent Senior Living Community Have To Offer Beyond Room and Board?

Senior Living Myths: Myth Number 5

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 Senior Care created so many misconceptions.… Continue reading Senior Living Myths: Myth Number 5

Senior Living Myths: Myth Number 4

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

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

Senior Living Myths: Myth Number 2

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

Five Myths That Surround The Topic Of Senior Living

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