To make it easier for you to understand the ins and outs of senior living, check out our blogs. They’re a useful resource for your family to rely on as you embark on your senior living journey.

How You Can Take Action on The Longest Day (June 20)

Did you know? There are more than 6 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s. Locally, there are more than 50,000 individuals living with this disease and some 200,000 caring for those with Alzheimer’s. If you or someone you love is among those individuals, then you know first-hand just how devastating this disease can be. Though education …

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Planning for Retirement in Kansas City

Even if you’ve been diligently saving for retirement for decades, when the time comes to officially take that leap, it can still feel overwhelming. You might be worrying, “have I saved enough to live the life I want?” While there are a multitude of questions to ask yourself to get to the bottom of that …

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What to Expect During Stroke Recovery at Claridge Court

Every year, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke. As a senior living community in Prairie Village, Kansas, Claridge Court offers residents a continuum of care options including the rehabilitation and skilled nursing services you might need when recovering from a stroke. Whether or not you are currently a Claridge Court …

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Increase Your Range of Motion with Occupational Therapy

The health and well-being of our residents is an essential aspect of independent living at Claridge Court. We want to be able to provide them with the health services they need to live a fulfilling, independent life. One aspect of everyday life that the residents of our Prairie Village, Kansas, community may take for granted …

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Moving into Claridge Court: Your Step-by-Step Guide

There are many factors to consider when looking for your ideal retirement community. From the concrete financial and healthcare components, to the intangibles like community atmosphere and sense of belonging. At Claridge Court, it’s our goal to get to know you as an individual and provide you with as much information as possible to help …

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What Does Spiritual Wellness Look Like for Seniors?

Most of us are keenly aware of the physical, mental and emotional benefits of aerobic activity, social interaction, and exercises that sharpen our cognitive abilities. But what about spirituality? Are there any physical or mental benefits of spiritual wellness for seniors? Indeed there are and in this blog post we’ll explore what spirituality looks like …

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The Nurturing Benefits of a Sensory Garden for Seniors

Have you ever found yourself taking a deep, relaxing breath when encountering a beautifully maintained garden, park or other outdoor space? There’s just something calming and refreshing about spending time outdoors that helps clear the mind and boost our mood. Now imagine a garden designed specifically to stimulate sensory experiences in a therapeutic manner. That’s …

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What to Expect During a Short-Term Rehab Stay

What happens when an older adult is ready to be discharged from the hospital and needs rehabilitation in a safe and supportive environment? While this can be a time-sensitive decision, there are options available that will take the stress out of deciding between overlapping types of care and how to pay for them. What is …

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Type A or Type B Contract: Which Is Right for You?

As you research your senior living options, you’ll come across terms referring to the types of community contracts that are available. CCRCs (continuing care retirement communities) typically offer one or more types of contracts for providing residential services and medical care. Here are definitions of common terms that will help you understand these contracts — …

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The Ultimate Checklist for Downsizing to Senior Living

Moving from your house to a senior living community is a big decision. Most of us have filled our homes with our favorite furniture, belongings, keepsakes and mementos. Just the thought of going through and boxing up the sheer volume of our possessions can be enough to keep us from starting. Plus, it’s likely that …

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