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  • Top 6 Healthy Hobbies that Caregivers Can Participate In

    July 18, 2022

  • 10 Safety Precautions To Take for Safe Summer Travel

    July 12, 2022

  • How to Protect Aging Parents and Relatives From Online Scams and Attacks

    July 12, 2022

  • Gardening: 6 Ways to Renovate a Garden for Aging in Place and Senior Care

    July 12, 2022

  • Gardening: 6 Ways to Renovate a Garden for Aging in Place and Senior Care | Overland Park

    June 28, 2022

  • Ultimate Top 5 Ways on How Seasonal Allergies Can Reduce With Age | Overland Park

    June 28, 2022

  • 10 Low-Cost Solutions to Improve Home Accessibility

    May 23, 2022

    When you're an older adult, home accessibility is a top concern. Unfortunately, as we age, it becomes more challenging to navigate our homes and complete everyday tasks. According to the CDC, two in five adults over the age of 65 experience a limitation in their mobility.

    There are many ways to make your home safer and easier to navigate as an older adult. Here are 10 low-cost solutions that will improve home accessibility for seniors.

  • Discussing Unsafe Driving with a Senior

    May 9, 2022

    Talking to a senior about their driving abilities can be a challenging discussion to start. For many people, the ability to drive is a demonstration of independence. Giving up that freedom can be a hard thing to do.

  • Local Spotlight: The Parkinson’s Exercise and Wellness Center

    April 26, 2022

    This week we wanted to spotlight a local organization and wonderful resource: The Parkinson’s Exercise and Wellness Center (PEWC). Founded in 2019, the Parkinson’s Exercise and Wellness Center is the first facility of its kind in the Kansas City area providing targeted exercise programs for those struggling with Parkinson’s Disease. They offer rigorous exercise programs like Rock Steady Boxing and Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery (PWR!Moves) that address their symptoms. There are also programs like Movement & Mobility that focuses on improving range of motion, coordination, and balance. There is even a unique program called PARTE (Parkinson’s: Art of Expression) which utilizes drama-based exercises to target the motor and nonmotor symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease. From low-impact Mat Pilates class to energetic Movin’ & Shakin’ dance class, these programs offer a wide variety of exercises targeted at addressing their symptoms.

     

  • Learn The Signs, Symptoms, and Complications of Parkinson's Disease

    April 12, 2022

    April is Parkinson's Awareness Month, and it's an important time to highlight a serious disease. Parkinson's Disease is a brain disorder that causes uncontrollable shaking, stiff muscles, and problems with coordination and balance. The disease is progressive, which means that it will continue to worsen over time as the symptoms increase in intensity and further damage is done.

  • Getting Involved in Local Senior-Friendly Activities

    March 28, 2022

    Seniors living a balanced and high-quality life are often mentally stable, socially outgoing, and physically healthy.  However, it takes proactive planning for seniors to achieve a high-quality lifestyle.

    Help ensure that your senior is actively involved in activities and events that are good for their wellbeing. We are talking fun group programs, senior clubs, trips and many others. And the best thing is that the Johnson County area offers all of these and more.

    If you are looking for helpful ideas that are senior friendly, we've put together a list of activities to help you get started.

  • Benefits of Smart Home Devices for Seniors

    March 14, 2022

    Smart home devices have risen in popularity with the increased use of technology. Smart home devices can help seniors in their daily lives, such as their diet, medication, exercise, and sleeping. Since technology is so advanced, it has also become more accessible to use than ever before.

    Many devices can help seniors in their daily activities, such as heating pads, doorbells, and activity trackers. These devices can also aid in keeping seniors connected to their family and friends, making them feel loved at all times.

  • How to Determine the Right Type of Care for the Needs of Your Senior

    February 28, 2022

    Seeking the most suitable type of care for your senior can be a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. The choices can seem unlimited and therefore overwhelming. How overwhelming, especially when you want the best care for your senior.

  • Navigating The Stages of Dementia with Knowledgeable In-Home Care for Your Loved Ones

    February 14, 2022

    Navigating healthcare when it comes to our parents and our aging loved ones can be emotionally difficult and confusing to implement. Babies don't come with a manual and neither do our parents. When we first hear the diagnosis of dementia, it can be scary. It's a new experience for just about everyone. 

    Our parents are going to need some help. Dementia is a general term referring to memory loss and cognitive impairments that interfere with their ability to live their lives and act independently. Even when the disease is caught early, your loved one is going to need your help. Their safety, security, and happiness are of the utmost importance. 

  • Determining the Frequency of Home Helper Visits for Your Parent

    January 31, 2022

    As your parent ages, you may start to notice increasing challenges at home, from trouble getting to appointments to trouble paying bills on time. Early on, you may simply need a caregiver to come in for an hour or two a couple of times a week to help with basic tasks. As your parent's capability decreases, you may find yourself needing an in-home caregiver to be present more often. Just how often does a home helper need to visit?

  • Key Considerations and Transportation Options For Your Senior Loved One

    January 17, 2022

    For seniors who cannot drive, there are affordable public and private transportation options. However, locating, comprehending, and using these services are not as simple as one may think. The process can be time-consuming and aggravating.

    It is often most effective when an adult child, social worker, or other loved one takes on researching options, registering the senior, and teaching them how to schedule and use the transportation service. There are other factors to consider, including eligibility requirements, pick-up locations, operating hours, routes, wheelchair accessibility, and the purpose of the trip. This article outlines factors and programs to consider before choosing a transportation option for your senior loved one.

  • How In-Home Assistance Helps Seniors Restore Quality of Life and Autonomy

    January 3, 2022

    In-home care is a healthy alternative that offers independence to seniors. Caregivers act as guardians that merely ensure your loved ones get nothing but the best services while staying in place. These professionals act as guides for daily tasks such as bathing, cooking, and exercise. Here's how in-home assistance helps seniors restore quality of life and autonomy in today's society.

  • Ways To Combat The Holiday Blues With Your Senior Loved Ones

    December 23, 2021

    The holidays are a wonderful time, but they can also be hard for some people. This is especially true for seniors who spend a lot of time alone and have to be extra cautious due to COVID-19. Here are some ways to combat the holiday blues with your senior loved ones.

  • Tips for Safe Travel this Holiday Season

    November 15, 2021

    Traveling during the holidays to see family or friends can be a daunting task. The holiday travel season is among the busiest travel times of the year. Everyone is racing home for the holidays, which can make travel difficult and expensive. That is why we have compiled a list of some great tips to make traveling to or from Overland Park, KS easier this holiday season!

     

  • Tips for Finding the Best Local Fall Activities in Overland Park

    October 14, 2021

    Fall is full of lots of fun activities to do with family and friends and Overland Park has a lot of activities to offer! But finding out where and when those events are taking place can take a lot of time and effort. That is why Senior Helpers Overland Park is going to provide you with some of the best fall activities to attend this fall found on the Overland Park local website!

  • Senior Helpers Welcomes New Ownership in Overland Park, Kansas

    September 16, 2021

    Senior Helpers is happy to announce that we have a new owner, Jeff Rigler, who has taken over the Senior Helpers Overland Park location!

  • Great Things to Do with Seniors During the Winter in Johnson County

    February 26, 2019

    Is it spring yet? After several mild winters over the last several years, this Kansas City winter and its weather seem extra brutal and spring weather seems so far away. While an escape to warmer weather sounds like the best option, most of us will have to brave the weather. However, it does not mean our days have to be devoid of fun things to do.

  • Simple Acts of Kindness You Can Do WITH a Senior Loved One

    February 19, 2019

    Whether you are the person giving them or the person receiving them, simple acts of kindness lift the spirits of everyone involved. It feels great to realize someone took time and effort to add joy to your day, but it also feels great to be the one that takes the time to bring that extra joy to someone else’s life.

  • Three Ways to Show a Senior You Care this Valentine’s Day

    February 12, 2019

    Valentine’s Day is a perfect opportunity to show not just your significant other, but everyone in your life how important and special they are to you. Senior loved ones hold special places in our hearts, but sometimes it can be hard to know how to brighten their day, especially on a day like Valentine’s Day. Here are a few ideas to help you spread the love and bring some cheer to those special seniors in your life.