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Could Your Loved One Benefit from Long-Term Nursing Care?

Could Your Loved One Benefit from Long-Term Nursing Care?When is it time to consider long-term nursing care? Making the decision to move your loved one to a long-term care setting can be difficult and confusing. As you weigh your options, consider these important points, recommended by the health care professionals at Tallgrass Creek.

What is long-term nursing care?
If your loved one has a major health concern or a chronic condition, they may benefit from long-term nursing care. This level of care offers complete support with daily activities like bathing, dressing, and eating. The long-term nursing care program at Tallgrass Creek includes around-the-clock nursing; regular visits from our full-time, board certified physician; and individualized care plans designed to accommodate your family member’s physical, mental, and emotional needs.

Who would benefit from
long-term nursing care?
Long-term care is appropriate for seniors who need complete assistance with daily living tasks. It is most appropriate for older adults with major health concerns, as well as seniors diagnosed with dementia or Parkinson’s disease. Individuals with physical limitations caused by a stroke or those who can no longer live independently after a hospitalization may also be candidates for this level of care.

When is the right time
to seek long-term nursing care?
Caring for a loved one with around-the-clock needs can be challenging. Should you eventually not feel able to provide the level of support your loved one needs, it may be time to consider a long-term care facility. These facilities have the staff and resources to ensure that your loved one receives the high level of personal support or ongoing nursing care that they require and deserve.

How do I choose a long-term nursing care provider?
Look for a facility that specializes in senior care, like Tallgrass Creek in Overland Park. Working together as an interdisciplinary team, the medical staff creates a customized care plan for each resident. Unlike some providers who simply “check in” with your loved one, Tallgrass Creek ensures that a registered nurse is available 24/7. Tallgrass Creek also provides your loved one with many comforts of home, including private residences, serene outdoor spaces, chef-prepared meals, and much more.

When in doubt, don’t hesitate to ask your doctor, hospital discharge planner, or social worker for a recommendation.

To learn more about long-term nursing care at Tallgrass Creek, call 913-738-4935 or visit

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