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What Happens When Mom Needs Extra Care? How to find the right Alzheimer’s or dementia care for your senior parent.

Alzheimer’sShe cared for you with patience and love, and you want to return her gift. But what happens if Mom requires a higher level of care? Where should you turn? Here are the most important questions to ask when weighing your options for memory care, courtesy of the senior health specialists at Tallgrass Creek retirement community in Overland Park.

How much attention will Mom receive?
You don’t want caregivers who simply “check in” now and then. You want a skilled team of experts who are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. At Tallgrass Creek, caregivers take the time to get to know each guest on a personal level. Because of this close relationship, they can coordinate Mom’s care, address her unique needs, and celebrate her successes—no matter how small.

Will she retain her independence?
The right memory care will enhance Mom’s sense of independence, not diminish it. Ask this important question when considering the options: “How specifically will Mom stay engaged and independent here?” For example, Tallgrass Creek offers a wide range of programming and activities to keep your loved one active and involved. And because caregivers develop a personal interest in each guest, they know and respect Mom’s interests, talents, and preferences.

Will she receive the best, most experienced care?
It’s essential to find a memory care option that specializes in senior care and backs up their promises with solid experience. As part of the Erickson Living® family of continuing care retirement communities, Tallgrass Creek is backed by 30-plus years of expertise in the field of senior health. The Overland Park community employs full-time doctors and a team of health care professionals who understand the unique needs of older adults.

Is this a good fit for Mom?
When it comes to Mom, “one size fits all” simply won’t do. She’s 100% unique, and deserves a team who will treat her that way. Tallgrass Creek recognizes that each guest is an exceptional individual with their own interests, backgrounds, and abilities. That’s why the dedicated team develops a customized and holistic care plan to treat Mom as a whole person, not just a patient. The philosophy of care at Tallgrass Creek is simple: “We treat your mom like we would treat our mom.”

To learn more about memory care in Overland Park, call 913-752-9529 for your FREE Tallgrass Creek brochure, or schedule a tour. Your loved one doesn’t have to be a current resident to receive care here.

Your Tallgrass Creek Medical Provider
Austin T. Welsh, Jr., M.D.
Dr. Welsh received his bachelor’s degreeÅ from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and his medical degree from Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Welsh is Board Certified in Family Practice with added qualifications in Geriatric Medicine; he trained at the Geriatrics Fellowship program at the John A. Burns School of Medicine in Honolulu, Hawaii. He joined Tallgrass Creek in October 2007.

Tallgrass Creek is accepting reservations for assisted living and memory care.
Call 913-752-9529 for more information, or request a brochure.

13800 Metcalf Avenue
Overland Park, Kansas 66223

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