Elder care planning options beyond nursing homes: part one

Kansas City residents who are engaging in estate planning may initially think that the only option they have once they are no longer able to live on their own is to move into a nursing home. However, these days senior citizens have a variety of options beyond nursing homes that may meet their needs. For… Read More »

Elder care planning options beyond nursing homes: part two

Previously this blog discussed several alternatives to nursing homes that senior citizens in Kansas City may want to consider. These care planning alternatives included accessory dwelling units, in-home health care and group homes. Today we are going to explore three other alternatives to nursing homes: continuing care retirement communities, subsidized senior housing and assisted living… Read More »

Think about care planning before it is too late

Thinking about care planning in your old age is an important topic that should not be put off or avoided. Some people in Kansas City may decide that in-home health care is their preferred choice; while others may feel that a nursing home is their best option. Of course, one’s insurance, the medical costs they… Read More »

In-home care is the preferred option for some in Kansas City

When a person in Kansas City reaches an age where they are no longer able to take care of their daily tasks, they have several options. For example, they could choose to live in a nursing home. However, according to the Census Bureau, of individuals between 65-years-old and 74-years-old, approximately 1 percent of them reside… Read More »

Care planning: how does long-term care insurance work?

Where do you see yourself living out your elder years? With Kansas City residents’ lifespans lasting longer than ever, this is an important topic to consider. Some people may envision themselves entering into an assisted living facility or nursing home once they are no longer able to live on their own, while others may opt… Read More »

Long-term care costs can be significant for Kansas City residents

Many people strive to stay as independent as possible, but as Kansas City residents grow older, their health may ultimately take a turn for the worse. When this happens, those individuals may need at-home care or may need to enter into an assisted living facility or a nursing home. These options, however, can be expensive,… Read More »

Addressing medical treatments through care planning

What happens if you become so sick or suffer such severe injuries that you become incapacitated and can no longer make health care decisions on your own? In these cases, the burden of making health care decisions may fall on your loved ones. How will they know what to decide? If an individual in Kansas… Read More »

Discuss care planning ahead of time, before it becomes an issue

As we age, it is the unfortunate fact that sometimes we become so physically or mentally incapacitated that we can no longer make our own medical care decisions. This is why it’s important to appoint someone — be it an adult child, a friend or a professional — to the role of health care agent…. Read More »

It is never too late to create a care plan in Kansas City

Those in Kansas City who have elderly relatives, such as parents, aunts and uncles, may be unsure of how to take care of their loved one if a care plan is not in place. Without a care plan, individuals in this situation may not know what types of medical care their loved one would want,… Read More »

Early care planning can present more options for families

No one in Kansas City can truly anticipate whether Alzheimer’s disease or dementia will be part of their future, but these conditions do occur with regularity, particularly if there is a family history. Obtaining care for those with these disorders can be inordinately expensive. Assisted living facilities, in-home health care and nursing home costs can… Read More »