After Diane lost her husband Bill*, she knew that the time had come to make decisions about her future. Luckily, she and Bill had a ranch style home, so she didn’t have to worry about climbing stairs or keeping an upstairs suite clean. But Diane had recently received a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and her kids were encouraging her to begin looking into memory care nursing homes.
The more she thought about it, the more she found herself feeling uncomfortable with the idea of rooming with a stranger, or eating food from a cafeteria, or losing contact with her good friends in her Leawood neighborhood.
An acquaintance who lived a few miles away told her that Thoughtful Care provided in-home memory care to seniors in their neighborhood, and that the services were tailored to their needs. Diane was sure that she didn’t want a cookie-cutter approach to aging, or an institutionalized approach to her diagnosis of dementia. After all, her Alzheimer’s hadn’t progressed very far, but she knew she would need to secure support soon.
Diane took her friend’s recommendation and called Thoughtful Care. Their in-home care assessment was free, her sons were brought into the conversation, and the family came up with a plan that would give Diane the support that she needed, and allow her the dignity to age at home, even with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s.
The professional caregivers at Thoughtful Care are available for part-time support or for full-time, round-the-clock care to seniors in Kansas City, Leawood, Lenexa, Shawnee, Mission Hills, Olathe, Overland Park, Lees Summit, and North Kansas City. Call us today to find out more.
*Names and details have been changed