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Specialized COVID-19 Response Efforts

Our Rapid Response Team is constantly updating protocols and communicating best practices to our caregivers, often through our caregiver app, to help keep our senior clients safe at home.

A Care Team Dedicated to You - Virtually

More than just a caregiver, we assign each client a care team. Our thousands of thoroughly-vetted and qualified caregivers are there to provide care to clients, with the support of a remote Care Team led by a Client Care Manager.

Social Distancing at Home
Thanks to a Personalized Care Plan

In addition to essential daily life activities, our care plans often include basic house cleaning, grocery shopping, and medication pickups, which promote successful social distancing. Our trained caregivers also help keep seniors physically and mentally engaged while staying safe at home.

Home Care Assistance of Kansas City

Kansas City’s First Choice for Senior Home Care and Elder Care Services

For years, Home Care Assistance has served Kansas City and surrounding areas with our exceptional caregivers. We provide one-on-one support that allows your loved ones to live safely and independently at home. We’ve worked with hundreds of families in Omaha and the surrounding communities and meet most of our new clients through word-of-mouth recommendations.

Home Care Assistance of Kansas City have a deep roster of skilled, compassionate caregivers. As a result, our Care Managers are able to match our clients not only based on their home care needs, but also their personalities and interests. We offer high quality assisted living where seniors most prefer: at home.

Our 24/7 Guarantee means that we will be there when you need us – days, nights and weekends. Call us today to learn more or visit our office in Kansas City.

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A New, Premium Care Experience

Support a lifetime of independence at home with BeyondCare by Home Care Assistance. BeyondCare LifePlans cater exclusively to older adults who expect an elevated experience at home.

Clients receive a prestigious care experience from highly-trained, dedicated Personal Assistants who support not only a range of traditional care needs but also clients' interests and passions.

Our tiered levels of support range from 5 hours of daily care to around-the-clock service. Click here to learn if BeyondCare is right for you.

How a Customized Long-Term Care Plan from Home Care Assistance Works

Home Care Assistance has developed a specific plan to address this pandemic and take care of seniors in their homes, now and in the long-term.

  1. Call us and we will determine your needs to craft a personalized care plan remotely

    Given the CDC recommendation for social distancing, we've developed a process for conducting virtual assessments either online, or by phone, so our team can create a care plan tailored to your loved one's evolving needs.

  2. Caregivers are expertly matched and adhere to special protocols

    Home Care Assistance has one of the largest caregiver networks in America. We hire dedicated caregivers and expertly match them to clients in a manner that helps minimize the risk of infection. Our caregiver app, among other means, allows for ongoing screening.

  3. We assign a virtual care team that's accessible 24/7

    When you hire us, you receive a full-time care team to assist you remotely. Your Client Care Manager develops a specialized care plan and provides quality assurance throughout the length of service. Your Staffing Manager selects the caregiver who is the best fit for your loved one's needs and personality, and your Home Care Liaison provides access to vital community resources.

  4. Our Balanced Care Method™ promotes emotional and physical wellbeing for seniors

    Our proprietary Balanced Care Method™, a training program for caregivers, promotes cognitive stimulation, nutrition, physical activity, a sense of calm, and social engagement. This program supports our client's mental as well as physical health, reducing the potentially negative side effects of isolation.

**Policies vary by location and may be revised from time to time without notice. Exclusions may apply. Consult your local office for information regarding the products, programs and services that may be available to you.

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Our Care Advisors are available to answer your questions. Should you wish to start care, we will connect you with a Client Care Manager to determine your needs and develop a care plan that's right for you.

Our Care Advisors are ready to learn how we can support your needs.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

"“They have been a life-saver.""

“They [Home Care Assistance] have been a life saver. My mom calls them her little angels. Just their being there has helped me and my sibling, we don’t worry about mom at all. They have become part of the family. They are all very loving and caring. It’s so nice they match the caregivers to the client. I have nothing b ...

“They [Home Care Assistance] have been a life saver. My mom calls them her little angels. Just their being there has helped me and my sibling, we don’t worry about mom at all. They have become part of the family. They are all very loving and caring. It’s so nice they match the caregivers to the client. I have nothing but wonderful positive things to say about their services. Won’t use any other care provider. We have but never been this happy. I’m hard to please, because I was a nurse and expect a lot. They were also fast at getting the services started. They always keep you up to date on what is going [on].”

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Donna E-H. — Kansas City, KS

""My sincere thanks to you and your staff""

“My sincere thanks to you and your staff at Home Care Assistance for coming to my 11th hour rescue back in May. Your Caregiver helped me shower daily, made my bed, prepared meals and did some food shopping, light cleaning and the laundry. She was a gem, always on time, and her manner and demeanor exhibited her many yea ...

“My sincere thanks to you and your staff at Home Care Assistance for coming to my 11th hour rescue back in May. Your Caregiver helped me shower daily, made my bed, prepared meals and did some food shopping, light cleaning and the laundry. She was a gem, always on time, and her manner and demeanor exhibited her many years of experience as an expert Caregiver. She was dependable, calm, caring and trust worthy. I also enjoyed her lovely sense of humor. I also salute you for your flexibility in making the effort to accommodate a prospective client at the “last minute,” as well as your reasonable cost for the excellent care received.”

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Patricia L. Waller, Retired U.S. Diplomat — Kansas City, KS

""Foundation for all good care""

“Home Care Assistance raises exactly the right banner in promoting The Balanced Care Method as the foundation for all good care. In the rush of medical care systems that focus almost exclusively on problems, The Balanced Care Method encourages an approach which emphasizes creating strengths. For centuries we have known ...

“Home Care Assistance raises exactly the right banner in promoting The Balanced Care Method as the foundation for all good care. In the rush of medical care systems that focus almost exclusively on problems, The Balanced Care Method encourages an approach which emphasizes creating strengths. For centuries we have known that better health in aging is tied to physical, emotional, social, and spiritual factors. Regardless of diseases, building on these basics of good health matters.

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Dr. Dennis McCullough — Kansas City, KS

""They became family friends.""

“My wife Carol had a hard two-year struggle with incurable cancer, declining steadily until life was hardly more than a pin-hole. The last year I arranged for a caretaker for weekdays, and had help from my daughters, but in the final month they needed help as well and I was no longer able to handle weekends and nights. ...

“My wife Carol had a hard two-year struggle with incurable cancer, declining steadily until life was hardly more than a pin-hole. The last year I arranged for a caretaker for weekdays, and had help from my daughters, but in the final month they needed help as well and I was no longer able to handle weekends and nights. We contacted Home Care Assistance, who provided round-the-clock attendants. I cannot really find the words to say how wonderful they were: highly competent, comforting and caring, endlessly patient and reassuring. They became family friends. Carol passed away – thankfully, in peace – clutching in her hand a little soft animal that one of the attendants had given her. It was symbolic of the relationship that had developed. I cannot praise and thank them enough.”

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Dr. Noam Chomsky — Kansas City, KS

""We are thankful for your attentiveness.""

"We are thankful for your [the entire caregiver team] attentiveness to Mom. There is little doubt you have not only extended her life, but also extended the quality of her life."

A client's son, WB. — Kansas City, KS

""It is a blessing indeed!""

“The staff and caregivers from Home Care Assistance have been a blessing to our family during the past eight months. When Dad fell and needed to be hospitalized, my brother-in-law did extensive research to find an in-home provider to care for our 96-year old mother who was still at home. We settled on Home Care Assista ...

“The staff and caregivers from Home Care Assistance have been a blessing to our family during the past eight months. When Dad fell and needed to be hospitalized, my brother-in-law did extensive research to find an in-home provider to care for our 96-year old mother who was still at home. We settled on Home Care Assistance and are so glad we did. Within days we were making plans for caregivers to meet Mom’s daily needs while Dad was away. Dad eventually returned home and within 10 days, Mom had fallen and passed away. It has been a struggle for all of us, but the caregivers from HCA have helped us through some very difficult times. Dad appreciates the companionship as well as their attending to his daily needs and we have the peace of mind knowing Dad is being cared for by individuals who have become more like family than company employees. We highly recommend Home Care Assistance for those who are wanting to keep their loved ones in their own homes. It is a blessing indeed!”

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Bonnie P. — Kansas City, KS

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Overland Park, KS 66210

Total Peace of Mind

We understand the trust you place in us, and do everything possible to ensure that the home care experience is worry-free for all concerned.

Community Connections

We are the trusted partner of reputable care professionals in the communities we serve. We pride ourselves on connecting our clients to the care solutions they need - even if it's outside our service offerings.

Elevated Quality of Life

Our Balanced Care Method™ emphasizes healthy mind, body, and spirit. We believe that with the proper care, we can help older family members live happier, healthier, and more fulfilled lives.

Trusted Care Expertise

We are experts in all aspects of home care, from family dynamics to nutrition, around-the-clock care to dementia. And we train our caregivers accordingly.

Committed To Our Clients

We believe the best way to deliver exceptional care is to focus on building long-term, trusting relationships between caregivers, seniors, and their families.

High Quality Care

We go above and beyond to deliver concierge-level care for clients who want, and expect, the very best for their aging loved ones.

In Home Care Assistance in Kansas City KS

Getting older can be a scary ordeal for many people. They know that they may need more help than they did when they were younger. That is why they may require in-home health care and we are there to provide. We are Home Care Assitance and we take great pride in offering the care that our patients require and always in a great way. With the knowledge, background, and training that is needed, our caretakers are there to offer the best care in the industry to our patients.

Elder Care Overland Park

We are a company that takes great pride in offering our patients around the clock care. If they need help with bathing, dressing, eating, etc., we are there to provide it for them. Since this is something that is very important for their health and well-being, we are proud to offer it to them on a regular basis Our company is extremely important when it comes to giving the best in-home care in the industry. Our entire team is proud to do what they do and they do it well.

Home Health Care Lee's Summit

Daily routines are important and we make sure that our patients receive this. We want to help them to carry on with their lives in the best way that we possibly can. Whatever the needs of our patients, we are prepared to offer them the very best care. Every step of the way, we are prepared to give them the care and attention that they need in order to move forward in life in a much better way. It makes such a difference in our patients that we care and we see positive improvements all of the time.

Caregiving Blue Springs

Home Care Assistance is proud to offer our patients the care that they require. We are adept at what we do and we are always on time every time. No matter how difficult the job is, our caretakers can handle it. They are trained properly and they are able to handle all the responsibilities that come their way. With a pleasant attitude, they are able to give the patients the care that they need on a daily basis.

In-Home Care Platte City

We know that our patients are cared for well. That is because we are there for them and we want them to know that we always will be. They feel great knowing that we are there to give them the attention that they need when they need it.

Senior Care

Some of our patients are bedridden. We know that they need special care and we are able to give it to them in the proper way. Our experts clearly like to do their jobs in a very professional and caring way.

Home Health Aide

Our home health aides provide our patients with the ultimate care. They are able to feed them, get them the medications that they need, and care for them in an exceptional way. With every detail attended to, our patients also receive the caring companionship that they need in order to feel positive in their approach to life. This can make all the difference in the world and we are experts at this.

Dementia Care

Our caregivers are able to communicate in a very good way. Since they are able to offer people with dementia that added touch of caring, patients respond in a very positive way. We are able to offer them great care when it is needed. The abilities and expertise of our caregivers are truly exceptional and we are proud of this in so many different ways.

Cancer Care

When cancer is a problem for our patients, we offer them our undivided attention. We take them to and from their appointments and offer the best care possible. Our customers are always in a positive frame of mind because we care for them in the right way.

Stroke Care

Strokes are very hard on a person. They may have difficulty with many of the things that they used to do every day. We are there to provide the care and attention that they deserve. Since this is very important, we are pleasing our patients all the time.

Parkinson's Care

Our services care for Parkinson's patients in their homes. This way, they are able to be as comfortable as possible at all times.

24-Hour Home Care

We are there for our patients when they need us. That means 24-hour help is always available. We know that they may need help in the evenings and nights and we are there for them when they need us.

Alzheimer’s Care

Our caregivers will take care of Alzheimer's patients in a fantastic way. They know just what to do when it is needed and our patients are always happy with us. For Alzheimer's care, we offer the very best in the industry at all times.

Elderly Care

We offer the very best elderly care for our patients. People are always happy with the services that we have to offer. Here are some of the reasons why people are choosing us all the time: 1. Short-Term Help We don't believe in long-term contracts. We want the people to get the help that they need for any length of time that they are looking for. 2. Expert Care Our caregivers are trained properly. They have immense abilities to care for our patients in many ways. Since they love what they do, it always shows in how they care for their patients at all times. 3. Hours We offer 24-hour care all of the time. That means, at any time of the year a patient can get help at any time that they need it.

Live-In Care

We are always there for our patients and we care very much. We want other people to know that we are offering the care that they need when they need it. All they have to do is contact us at Home Care Assistance and we will be glad to set up a plan that will be of great help to them now and in the future.
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Memory Care

When most people think about dementia, the first term that comes to mind is Alzheimer’s disease. Many people are also familiar with Vascular dementia or Lewy body dementia. But one form of dementia that isn’t on everyone’s lips is a condition called Korsakoff Syndrome. This condition is most commonly the result of excess alcohol intake over a period of years. In other words, while dementia may manifest for multiple reasons, this type of dementia is induced by heavy drinking.

Exploring the Alcohol-Dementia Connection

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that every day around 240 Americans die from alcohol-related causes. That adds up to 88,00 deaths on average, annually.

Widely used and often-abused, many of us know someone whose life has been devastated by alcohol addiction. Besides the ravages of addiction, over-consumption can lead to heart disease, liver problems, numerous cancers, and a weakened immune system, to name just a few.

Alcohol can cause brain damage, killing off brain cells faster than they can regenerate. For some unfortunate souls, too much elbow bending paves the way for serious memory problems, including dementia.

Korsakoff Syndrome: A Little Known, Big-Time Problem

Korsakoff Syndrome belongs to a family of disorders known as Alcohol-related brain damage (ARBD). Simply put, ARBD may happen when someone over-indulges in adult beverages over a course of years.

Korsakoff syndrome (KS) is specifically related to an extreme deficiency of vitamin B-1, which is also known as thiamine. While there can be other causes, Korsakoff syndrome typically results from alcohol abuse.

Thiamine plays a vital role in helping brain cells create energy. Without enough thiamine, the brain is unable to produce the energy that’s necessary for someone to function efficiently.

Signs and Symptoms of Korsakoff Syndrome

Korsakoff syndrome causes chronic memory loss. People living with KS find it difficult to handle day-to-day activities. If your loved one has KS, you might see them struggle with learning something new. You may also notice changes in their personality, or see them become apathetic about things they once cared about.

It is also not uncommon for people with the disorder to make something up and present it as the truth. Just know that this is not intentional, but that their brains are trying to make sense of memory gaps. They are not consciously making things up. Doctors call this behavior confabulation.

Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome: a Tragic One-Two Punch

Korsakoff syndrome has a common precursor called Wernicke encephalopathy (WE). Wernicke encephalopathy is a severe brain reaction to dangerously low thiamine levels. WE is a four-alarm emergency that erupts into a potentially fatal failure of brain function. Symptoms may include coordination problems, involuntary eye movements, confused thinking, and trouble walking.

Following an episode of WE, people may develop Korsakoff syndrome and its ongoing memory problems. Due to the close connection between the two disorders, many clinicians refer to it as Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome (WKS). However, there is no consensus on whether WKS is made up of two distinct disorders, or different aspects of the same condition.

We’ll leave these distinctions to the researchers. What there is agreement on is that WKS is characterized by thought-processing issues and nervous system changes. Failing timely intervention, it can cause irreversible brain damage, and even death.

How to Spot Alcohol Abuse in Seniors

One reason it’s hard to spot alcohol abuse in seniors is that the symptoms of drinking problems closely resemble the challenges of aging. That’s why it’s often hidden or glossed over. “Oh, I know mom has an extra glass of wine these days, but she’s had a lot to cope with lately. Anyway, it’s normal for a person her age to seem a bit confused from time to time.”

On the other hand, please consider this fact: Some experts believe that more than half of senior citizens who’ve received acute hospital care are abusing alcohol. There are also the somewhat cynical outlooks that A) mom or dad won’t be around much longer, or B) that elderly people can’t be successfully treated for alcoholism.

But when you love a parent, you’ll do everything in your power to keep them as safe and healthy as possible, right? Please keep your eyes peeled for these signs of aging that might also indicate a possible alcohol issue:

  • Disorientation
  • Frequent falling
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Slurred their speech or confusion
  • Lack of appetite or potential malnourishment
  • Inability to take care of themselves the way they used to

In addition, be on the lookout for clear signs of heavy drinking:

  • Drinking more often
  • Breath smelling of alcohol
  • Drinking when alone
  • Becoming irritated when you bring up how much they are drinking

Stop Alcohol-Related Dementia Before it’s too Late

There are some impacts of aging that can’t be helped. But trying to prevent your loved one from developing alcohol-related brain damage – or getting help if it’s already developed – is something that’s within our power to accomplish! What can you do right now to give your loved one the opportunity to live a longer, healthier, more satisfying life?


Resources:

Korsakoff Syndrome

Alcohol-related brain damage

Symptoms of alcoholic dementia

Alcoholism and the elderly

Alcohol use and your health

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