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Long-Term Care in Kansas City

Long-term care communities, also known as skilled nursing facilities, provide a wide range of health and personal care services to residents who require 24-hour care. Unlike assisted living communities, long-term care focuses on medical care more prevalently, including wound care, diabetic management with insulin injections, tube feeding, and more. Most long term care communities also offer Medicare Certified skilled nursing and rehab including physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Residents in a long-term care community typically live there full-time, but in certain cases, those discharged from the hospital stay for a short period to receive rehab therapy and medical support, then return home.

The entertainment provided in a long-term care community is geared more toward relaxation and slower-paced activities—bingo and trivia, movie nights, gardening, painting, and many more. Your loved one can enjoy being social with other residents while receiving the care and treatment they require. Physicians, nurses, and social workers are on staff 24/7 to ensure all medical needs are met at any time of day or night.

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Find the Right Long-Term Care that Meets Your Needs

Most long-term care communities can be paid for with Medicare or Medicaid, but other communities only accept private pay. Due to the in-depth level of care required for residents, long-term care can be a more expensive option for your loved one. Residents can choose between a semi-private room that’s shared with another elder with similar needs or a private room that’s all their own. The average cost in the Kansas City area for a semi-private room is $6,000 to $7,500 per month, and a private room can cost anywhere from $8,500 to $14,000 a month.

Frequently Asked Long-Term Care Questions

What Should My Loved One Bring With Them?

Moving into a long-term care home, though a difficult thing to process emotionally, is a fairly easy transition. Long-term care communities provide all the furniture you may need, but personal items are encouraged to make the place feel more like home.

We suggest looking at the floor plan of your chosen community before your move-in date to determine exactly what you should and shouldn’t bring with you.

Can Couples Live Together?

Most senior care communities aim to keep couples together, whether that be in the same room or on the same floor. In some communities, couples can live together in the same room, depending on their levels of care—it’s even encouraged.

When working with Senior Care Consulting, be sure to mention you’d like your loved ones to stay together. We’ll help you choose a community that accommodates this requirement.

Are Pets Allowed?

Pets are always a questionable ask when it comes to senior care communities. There are a variety of factors to consider, especially when it comes to the health and safety of each resident. Allergies, aggression, and the ability to care for the animal all play a role in this decision. Depending on the type and size of the animal, some communities will allow your loved one to keep their furry companion with them.

Service dogs are the exception to the rule.

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