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Kirsten Brewer

Publisher's Note

Welcome to the Seniors Blue Book local home page for the Kansas City Metro Area.  My name is  Kirsten Brewer, your local Publisher and Partner at the Seniors Blue Book. Please let me know how  we can help you!  Whether you are looking for resources, looking to promote your business or just want to be aware of Senior Activities in the Kansas City Area, the Seniors Blue Book website is your go-to site for everything related to aging well and caring for your older loved ones. As industry professionals, your clients come from many different sources:  the seniors themselves, their caregivers and other healthcare professionals. The Seniors Blue Book’s wide and  diverse reach offers your business opportunities that other marketing mediums are simply unable  to provide. Contact me to discuss a package that will maximize your return for your marketing  dollars at 913.980.4082 or Kirsten@seniorsbluebook.com.

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Oct 05, 2024 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Walk to End Alzheimer's - Kansas City

At the Alzheimers Association Walk to End Alzheimers, were fighting for a different future. For families facing the disease today. For more time. For treatments.Were closer than ever to stopping Alzheimers. But to get there, we need YOU. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight. There is no fee to register, we encourage all participants to fundraise. Join us by registering and starting your team, raising awareness and funds and join us on Walk Day - Saturday, October 5, 2024! Register today at alzwalkkc.org.8:00 a.m. Site Opens9:00 a.m. Ceremony9:15 a.m. Walking BeginsFor more information contact Laura Blatter at 913.948.8654 or lcblatter@alz.org or Madison Ross at 913.246.4174 or mross@alz.org.


May 21, 2024 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM


Apr 08, 2024 08:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Missouri Assistive Technology Power Up 2024

Save the Date: Missouri Assistive Technology's Power Up 2024 will be held April 8-9 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, MO. If you have burning questions on assistive technology, access accommodations, using accommodations in the workplace or helping family caregivers know the tools to access and use assistive technology for their loved ones, this is the conference you need to attend!  We will have presenters who discuss information about what's available in assistive technology for seniors. How do you borrow equipment to try with an individual before purchasing it? What do to with equipment no longer needed? Last year, we exceeded our exhibitor attendance from companies that dicussed products about medication reminders, adaptive cooking, adapting to vision loss with assistive technology, memory and cognition, and much more. 


Apr 08, 2024 07:30 AM - 05:00 PM

Missouri Assistive Technology's Power Up 2024

Power Up 2024 Conference offers an opportunity to increase your skills and knowledge on what's happening in assistive technology, policies as it relates to disabilities, resources for reducing barriers in employment, in the home,  at play, or the community. Power Up also offers opportunity to network with a variety of businesses and peers, learn more about the devices that you or someone you know may benefit from, and resources on how or where to obtain such equipment. CEUs have been requested for our partners in Occupational Therapy. Certificate of Attendance available for other professions.  

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Synergy HomeCare

Non-Medical 9240 Glenwood Street, Overland Park, Kansas, 66212

SYNERGY HomeCare would like the opportunity to provide you or your loved one with the home care that you've been searching for. Our caregivers are compassionate and courteous. We will work with you to develop a custom care plan that provides exactly the amount of care you or your loved one needs. The services we offer include:24-hour care, Flexible hourly care, Care management, Recovery assistance (illness, surgical, orthopedic)Personal assistance (hygiene, bathing and dressing) Errands and Transportation, Meal planning and preparation, Light housekeeping, Companionship, Respite for family caregivers.

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Saint John Hospital Senior Behavioral Health Center, Geri Psychiatric Services

Hospitals-Behavioral Health 3500 S 4th St, Leavenworth, Kansas, 66048

About Saint John HospitalAs the first private hospital in Kansas, Saint John Hospital has an unparalleled tradition of life-saving medical care for families just like yours. Saint John is a local, full service hospital located in Leavenworth, Kan. Saint John and our sister hospital, Providence Medical Center in nearby Kansas City, Kan., are earning the highest awards in healthcare quality and safety.Whether you and your family need top-notch emergency care or are looking for senior behavioral health services for a loved one, the physicians, nurses and clinicians at Saint John are top performers. More than 35 adults and youth volunteers help us serve the health needs of the community.We are accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC). In our continual pursuit of excellence, if there is a concern regarding patient care or safety, please notify your caregiver or any member of our management team. If you need immediate assistance after business hours please contact the hospital operator who will connect you to the hospital nursing supervisor. If your concerns cannot be resolved through the hospital, you may contact The Joint Commissions Office of Quality Monitoring to report any concerns or register complaints about a Joint Commission-accredited healthcare organization either by calling 1-800-994-6610 or e-mailing complaint@jointcommission.org.Saint John is also a certified Medicare/Medicaid provider and approved to accept many major health insurance plans.Saint John does not discriminate with regard to race, color, age, national origin, disability, sex or religion in admitting or providing services and programs.Senior Behavioral Health CenterSaint John Hospitals Senior Behavioral Health Center is located in Leavenworth, KS, just thirty minutes from downtown Kansas City.We provide personalized care for adults over 55 years of age experiencing acute symptoms associated with dementia and/or a mental health condition such as: bi-polar, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, etc.Our inpatient services offer stabilization and treatment for these adults displaying serious behavioral or mental changes. Our beautifully renovated 30-bed unit provides a welcoming, safe, supportive environment where patients receive care based on their individualized needs.Our interdisciplinary approach includes a highly qualified and experienced team of professionals who offer a variety of treatment modalities.The team consists of: Psychiatrists, Physicians, Nurses, Nursing Assistants, Social Workers, Recreation Therapists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Nutritionist, and YOU patients loved ones. Families and staff from patients nursing facilities are an integral part of patients treatment at Saint John Hospital and are encouraged to attend the weekly treatment team meetings.Our ApproachComprehensive psychiatrist evaluationIndividualized meetings with a Psychiatrist24/7 nursing/ medical supportIndividualized treatment planningIndividual and group therapyCounseling services

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Medicare Medicaid Advisors, Inc.

Medicare/Medicaid/Insurance 8215 Melrose Drive, Lenexa, Kansas, 66214

Medicare Medicaid Advisors was created with one goal in mind; to find and provide the best quality insurance plans for our clients. We are uniquely qualified to offer some of the best insurance products on the market and we are constantly searching for ways to improve the services we offer. From Health Insurance to Life Insurance, Hospital Indemnity Plans to Medicare Supplements and Medicare Advantage Plans, we work with our clients to identify and find the plans best suited to fit their needs. Our philosophy is simple: Treat every client as if he or she is a member of our family. If it's not a good plan for a member of our family, then it's not a good plan for our client.Medicare and Medicaid Advisors are experts who specialize in helping individuals navigate the complex healthcare systems of Medicare and Medicaid. These advisors have extensive knowledge of the programs, their eligibility requirements, benefits, and coverage options. They provide personalized assistance to clients, ensuring they understand their options and make informed decisions about their healthcare coverage.Medicare is a federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). It consists of four parts: Part A (Hospital Insurance), Part B (Medical Insurance), Part C (Medicare Advantage), and Part D (Prescription Drug Coverage). Medicaid, on the other hand, is a state and federal program that provides health coverage to low-income individuals, families, children, pregnant women, elderly adults, and people with disabilities.Medicare and Medicaid Advisors assist clients in understanding the eligibility requirements for both programs. They help individuals determine if they qualify for Medicare based on age, disability, or ESRD. For Medicaid, advisors assist clients in determining eligibility based on income, household size, and other factors. They also help clients understand the differences between Medicare and Medicaid, including benefits, coverage options, and costs.In addition to eligibility requirements, advisors help clients understand the benefits and coverage options available through Medicare and Medicaid. They explain the services covered by each program, including hospital stays, doctor visits, preventive care, and prescription drugs. Advisors also help clients understand their out-of-pocket costs, including deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance.Medicare and Medicaid Advisors provide personalized assistance to clients, helping them choose the right coverage options for their needs. They help clients compare Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) policies, and Medicare Part D prescription drug plans. They also help clients understand their options for long-term care coverage through Medicaid.In addition to helping clients understand their coverage options, advisors also help clients navigate the enrollment process for Medicare and Medicaid. They help clients complete the necessary paperwork, submit applications, and understand the deadlines for enrollment. Advisors also help clients understand their rights and protections under Medicare and Medicaid, including the appeals process for denied claims.Overall, Medicare and Medicaid Advisors play a crucial role in helping individuals understand their healthcare coverage options and make informed decisions about their healthcare. They provide personalized assistance to clients, ensuring they understand the eligibility requirements, benefits, coverage options, and costs of both Medicare and Medicaid. By providing this assistance, advisors help clients access the healthcare they need and deserve. 

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St. Joseph Medical Center Senior Behavioral Health Services

Behavioral Health 1000 Carondelet Drive, Kansas City, Missouri, 64114

Founded in 1874 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Joseph Medical Center has a long tradition of providing high quality, compassionate care. Its Catholic heritage and the spirit of our founding Sisters continue today in our mission of caring for the community. The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph is the Catholic Sponsor for St. Joseph Medical Center, under the leadership of his Excellency Bishop James V. Johnston, Jr.St. Joseph has proven it is among an elite group of providers in treatment for time critical diagnosis and has earned the Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients. It is also the first hospital in Kansas City to launch a comprehensive Senior Care service line including a senior friendly emergency room, senior focused inpatient program, as well as a preferred skilled nursing and assisted living network so if the need should arise, our seniors are well versed on quality options in our area.The Breast Center at St. Joseph has earned recognition by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and Breast Imaging Center of Excellence designation from the American College of Radiology (ACR).St. Joseph is a Joint Commission accredited, 310-bed acute care facility providing a wide range of services, including 24-hour Emergency Department, Joint and Spine Institute, surgical services, and outpatient services.

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Articles Written By Local Businesses

The Fear of Home Downsizing

The Fear of Home Downsizing Home Downsizing.  Just the words tend to conjure up images and feelings of overwhelm to the point that a home owner freezes and does nothing. After more than 25 years of working with home owners (or their family members) that want or need to sell and move to a smaller home, apartment, or other senior living arrangement, I have witnessed numerous specific and personal needs a person has with the transition to senior living. Some of the items that need to be considered are timing, locating the right new home, apartment, or other senior facility, a move manager and/or moving company, selling the house youre currently in, including what to do with all the stuff in the house, and making this all happen with minimal stress. One of the first primary issues is timing.  If a person is just looking to sell a house and move to a smaller house or independent living community, this may be a one to three (or more) year process. Many home owners think about repairs and updates a house needs or should have done to get the house ready to put on the market, as well as taking care of all the stuff that may have accumulated in the house.   Finding the right new home, apartment, or apartment community may also take some time, especially if a person wants a ground level apartment, or one that takes pets, and in a particular part of town. If someone has a health emergency, then this timeline to find the right place to move to is pushed rapidly forward. Finding the right apartment or senior living community is also very important.  Sometimes the best communities or facilities are not always the closest or most convenient to family members, doctors, or other services that a person would like. It may be much more important to find a community or facility that provides the best care and services for your needs, instead of focusing solely on how close it is to family or friends. One issue I hear from sellers moving to senior living probably more than anything else, is what do I do with all this stuff.  If a person has lived in a house for 20, 30, 40 years or more, its understandable that a lot of stuff has accumulated. It most likely took a lot of years to accumulate the stuff you have, so dont feel you need to complete a project like this all at one time.   Taking small steps like starting with one room and labeling items that you know you want to keep or know you can part with is a start. Moving from where you are now to a smaller home or apartment is a big change, but if youve done some pre-move planning, it doesnt have to be stressful. Creating a floor plan of where you are moving to, so that you know what can be moved and where it will go, can help.  Knowing what you can and want to take with you can then help with parting with items that you know you dont want or cant take with you. Moving resources available range from those that just pick up and move furniture and items already boxed up, to companies that will do everything to move you, so that the only thing you need to do is literally get yourself to your new dwelling. Lastly, what to do with your house?  There are options.  Do you keep the house as an investment property?  Do you sell the house and use the proceeds to buy a smaller home or buy into a community?  Do you use the sale proceeds to invest as part of a retirement plan?  Do you sell the house and turn your equity into a monthly income stream? What you do with your house and how you sell will be determined by your specific situation and how best your house can help you achieve your goals. For all of the above items, the key to getting repairs and updates completed, getting the stuff taken care of, finding the right new home, apartment, or other senior living arrangement, and getting moved from point A to point B, is having the right team to assist you. Just know that there are local resources for each step of the process to help make the transition to a smaller home or apartment as stress free as possible. If youd like additional information about downsizing or downsizing resources, just call my office at (402) 450-0199. **************Ben Souchek is an author of the book Home Downsizing Secrets as well as the owner and founder of Home Downsizing Solutions by The Sierra Group, LLC, a company that specializes in helping seniors and their families transition to senior living by buying houses direct from sellers.  

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Mobile Dental Services Help the Senior Community

Enable Dental is the nations leading provider of portable at-home dental services. Our dental teams are dedicated and trained to work specifically with unique populations including those individuals with geriatric populations, those with mobility and transportation challenges or restrictions and intellectual or developmental disabilities. Our focus in working individuals and groups at well over 1,100 communities and senior support organizations across the country is what sets us apart.  Our licensed and skilled dental professionals are highly qualified and are committed to providing the best care to our patients regardless of setting including in the comfort of the patients home, senior home, assisted living facility, or community center.To provide the level of service with the accuracy needed to adhere to the unique needs and requirements of each patient, we developed and own a proprietary technology stack which allows us to meet internal quality metrics and communicate throughout our company. To solve important dental issues and reduce stress for patients and their loved ones, we rely on innovation, technology, and solid training to gain efficiency with every step in our proprietary process.Our success with our program includes the utilization of military grade portable dental equipment and our ability to harness technology to provide both synchronous and asynchronous dentistry. We are equipped with portable technology and advanced systems which allow us to provide at-home or on-site dentistry. We use handheld digital x-ray units, bring our own custom dental chairs, and wheeled dental units making it possible to thoroughly diagnose and perform dental treatment in different living environments. We can also harness EMR data and provide valuable data back to through data integrations if necessary.Editor's Notes please contact Matt Schreiber, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at 866-988-4504 for more information.

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Compassionate Guidance for Selling the Family Home: Transitioning A Parent to Senior Living

Navigating the Emotional JourneyMoving a parent to Senior Living is tough. Saying goodbye to the family house is one of the hardest parts. The family home is a place that holds many memories and a lifetime of family history and shared experiences. In 2021 alone, over 3 million adults aged 65 and above moved into Senior Living, underlining the magnitude of this experience. At Family Shepherd, were here to offer compassionate guidance through this emotional journey.Nostalgia and SentimentalityThe family home is a place where youve witnessed the full spectrum of lifes moments, from childhood to adulthood. Selling it can stir up a flood of nostalgia and sentimentality. You may find yourself and your parent reminiscing about the countless milestones, celebrations, and everyday moments that have taken place within those walls. These feelings are valid and should be acknowledged as part of your journey. Take time to celebrate each memory as it arises.Loss and TransitionSelling the family home signifies a great transition, for both you and your parent. Its more than just a place; its a symbol of family history and shared experiences. The thought of moving to a new home can be unsettling and can intensify the sense of loss and displacement that your parent is feeling. Embrace the idea that its natural to feel this way and that its all part of the process. Focus on the positive aspects in the transition and acknowledge feelings of uncertainty as you work through this transition. Be encouraging and supportive as you both talk through your feelings. Fear of the UnknownYour parent may be apprehensive about moving into a Senior Living community, facing an unfamiliar environment, and leaving behind a place theyve known for years. Their fears can amplify your own emotions. Its essential to provide support and reassurance while acknowledging and addressing their concerns with empathy and understanding. Guilt and ResponsibilityAs an adult child, you might wrestle with feelings of guilt about making this decision. Questions about whether youre doing the right thing or if there were alternative options can be emotionally challenging. Remember that this choice is made with your parents best interests at heart, and professional guidance is often the key to navigating this complex terrain. Surround yourself with supportive friends and family who can reassure you as you work through these feelings. Financial Considerations Oftentimes selling the family home is a financial necessity to provide for your parents care in a Senior Living community. This pragmatic aspect can add another layer of complexity to the emotional journey. Its essential to approach this aspect with compassion, understanding that this is a step taken out of love and responsibility. Let your parent know that the decisions were not taken lightly. Care providers and loved ones made the best decision for your parents safety and care. Prioritizing Your Parents Well-BeingRemind yourself that youre taking this difficult and emotional step out of love and concern for your parents best interest. The decision to move your loved one into Senior Living is motivated by a deep-seated desire to ensure their well-being and quality of life.Selling the family home and moving your parent into Senior Living is a profound journey filled with a range of emotions. As an adult child, its essential to acknowledge and validate these emotions for both yourself and your parent. Remember that the decision is made out of love and the genuine desire to provide the best care and support for your loved one in their senior years. By addressing these emotions with empathy and seeking support, you can navigate this challenging transition with compassion and understanding.December 27, 2023Ben Rao

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Home Downsizing Solutions Launches Consumer Protection Information To Help Senior Home Sellers Weed Out Fake Cash Home Buyers

Home Downsizing Solutions Home Downsizing SolutionsLaunches Consumer Protection Information To Help Senior Home Sellers Weed Out Fake Cash Home Buyers Lincoln, Nebraska Even with a red hot real estate market for home sellers, there is still a need and want by some home sellers to sell their house quickly to a direct cash home buyer. Maybe the house needs repairs or updates that the home owner just doesnt want or have the resources to do.  Maybe the benefits that a cash home buyer provides are of value to the home seller, and the home owner just doesnt wantto sell their house in a traditional manner and list it on the market. But as some home sellers are discovering, finding a real cash home buying company can be a challenge. Unfortunately, with the current real estate market, combined with todays technology, the barrier of entry for someone to say they are a cash home buyer is VERY low. Today, someone is able to easily create a web site, put an ad online, and make it look like they are a home buying company. Then add the ballooning creative real estate industry of the self-proclaimed gurus (even calling their groups cartels) teaching others how easy it is to get involved in real estate with the practice of wholesaling, and you have a dangerous situation for home sellers that want to sell their house in a non-traditional manner. Identifying a legitimate cash home buying company can be a challenge for individuals that dont typically work in the real estate market.  But, there are a few questions to ask home buying companies to help ensure they are real. One, ask if they are actually going to look at your house.  Some of these companies will want to just make you an offer based on pictures they ask you to send them.  You will typically want a company to actually come and inspect your house to provide you with an offer. Two, ask for a reference of a local title company.  You will want to call the local title company to confirm that this company actually does buy houses and not just flip or sell the contract to another company. Three, ask how fast they can close and buy the house.  A real cash home buying company can close as soon as the title company checks title and prepares closing paperwork, typically in less than a week. These wholesaling companies will generally ask for 21 days or more to get their contractors in to see the house which is a red flag. There are a few other questions you can ask home buying companies to ensure they are legitimate. To get this information, just go to www.StopLowBallOffers.com or contact Ben Souchek at Ben@SGRealEstate or call/text him at (402)-450-0199. To check out more about Bens company, a legitimate cash home buying company, just go to www.HomeDownsizingSolutions.com Home Downsizing Solutions has been buying houses direct from home sellers for more than 20 years. We also can assist with our concierge services of locating moving services and senior community locating services, to make the transition to senior living as stress & hassle free as possible. 

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Invite to Virtual Event: How kcmoHomeBuyer eliminates the hard parts of selling a house

The team at kcmoHomeBuyer is hosting a short virtual presentation to explain how we help eliminate the hard parts of selling a house for your, your loved ones, or clients. If you or anyone you know has a house they need to sell, but the task of cleaning it out and getting it ready is just too large. The thought of multiple strangers walking through the house is scary. And after getting the contract, it's just too much to sweat out the inspections, requested repairs, appraisal, and the buyer's loan approval. There is a better way, join us to find out more about how we buy houses across the Kansas City Metro: Thursday, March 23rd, 2023 at 10:30 am - on Zoom Register at www.kcmoHomeBuyer.com/VirtualEvent Everyone who registers attends will receive a free digital copy of our book Paying for Long Term Care: The Essential Guide to Understanding and Funding Senior Care

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