If you are one of the thousands of older Kansans who want to live at home and need support and services, this Quality Care Checklist is for you. Most of us put off thinking about the help we may need to stay at home as we age, leaving us unprepared when we need support. The Quality Care Checklist will walk you through things to consider as you make decisions -which can be life-changing – about where to live, types of help that let you remain more independent, the differences between home health and home care, challenges you’ll face as you choose a caregiver(s) whether family or paid, the ways technology and assistive devices can help promote your independence, and the all- important resources which can help you navigate care at home.
This project to create “The Care You Want” quality guidelines would not have been possible without the vision and financial support of the Gould Charitable Foundation. To honor the memory of Robert L. “Bob” Gould, his family set up a charitable foundation and a key priority for them is supporting older adults and caregivers.