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Frequently Asked Questions

Comfort and Love is first and foremost a “home” and not a facility. Most assisted living/memory care facilities have long hallways, elevators, and cafeterias. Comfort and Love is what your loved one is used to… a home versus an apartment in a hotel-type setting.

Comfort and Love provides assisted living and memory care services. We handle all activities of daily living for our residents, including cooking, cleaning, help bathing, toileting, dressing, and medication management. We also provide social activities to keep our residents engaged and active. We provide an environment where family members can visit and enjoy spending time with their loved ones. Here is a link to our services page

 

We provide 1st class food choices and have a fabulous chef on staff. We offer options that are nutritious and satisfying. We ask families to provide us with your loved ones’ preferences and even personal recipes. Birthdays are always a special time at Comfort and Love. We enjoy having special meals celebrating individuals’ preferences. Once a week, we have a special dish in honor of a select individual, and we prepare and serve everyone something they love in recognition of it being their “special day.”

 

Each resident enjoys the privacy of having a private room, including a private bath with a European bidet.




Comfort and Love’s care ratio is one care team member for every six residents. Many assisted living facilities have a ratio of over fifteen residents to one care provider. Your loved one will receive more personal care and quality attention at Comfort and Love.

Comfort and Love has invested in the highest level of science-based air purification systems available. PuriFi Systems have been tested by the EPA and are proven to reduce airborne viruses and bacteria by over 90%. Imagine clean, fresh, healthy air all day and night.

We only use all-natural, chemical-free, and non-toxic cleaners that produce superior cleaning results without using caustic chemicals. This is healthier for the home and the environment.

We have an onsite salon and manicure station in each home, which makes for convenience and fun at the same time.

Our team is trained at the highest level by the world’s foremost experts in assisted living and memory care (dementia, Alzheimer’s, brain change). Our team comprises a supervisory Register Nurse (RN), Certified Medical Assistants (CMA’s), and Certified Nurse Assistants (CNA’s), along with our Executive Director. Our entire staff has been directly trained by Fiona Harper, RN, who has 30 years of serving the geriatric community and is one of the nation’s leaders in the treatment and advancement of brain health.

Ms. Harper has been trained and certified by world-renowned memory care/treatment experts Dale Bredesen, MD, and Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA. Dr. Bredesen is internationally recognized as an expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s and dementia. Dr. Bredesen graduated from Caltech and earned his MD from Duke University Medical Center. Teepa Snow is a leading advocate and educator for individuals with dementia, and other forms of brain change and is the founder of Positive Approach to Care LLC (PCA).

Comfort and Love owners and executive team, Jim Guarino, David Guarino, Joe Greaves, and Rebecca Papa are all Residential Assisted Living Specialists certified by the RAL Academy. Jim currently serves on the Board of Advisors of the Residential Assisted Living National Association (RALNA) along with Dale Bredesen, MD, and other national leaders in senior care. Both Jim and David are recognized as experts in the field of residential assisted living and serve as expert advisors to members of the Residential Assisted Living Academy. They consult and advise operators, entrepreneurs, and investors throughout the United States on all issues related to assisted living and memory care, and business operations.

Today!

We welcome you to call and discuss your needs with our Executive Director, Becky Papa. We can then arrange a visit and formal evaluation and potentially have them move in immediately once we determine this is the best fit for your loved one and an opening is available.

Yes. We have resources to help you with all the details related to helping make this transition as smooth as possible.

Our home is a “private-pay” home. This means families need to resource funds from private savings, Social Security checks, government assistance, pensions, investments, and/or long-term care insurance. We will help facilitate the payment from long-term care insurance if your family member has this covered.

Comfort and Love is an upscale home which is reflected in the pricing and services ($6,000-$10,000). Our all-inclusive rates are based on the level of care needed without additional add-on charges.  Use of the salon and other personal items will be additional. We are competitively priced in relation to other options in the area.

Think of Comfort and Love as a Mercedes versus a Ford; we are not the least, but there are certainly more that cost more.  We strive to be the finest available care home anywhere in Kansas, and we pride ourselves on our expert staff and the care they provide.

We see every resident as an individual who has their own unique interests. We provide enjoyable activities for the entire community yet with a focus on the preferences of individuals.

Here are some of our available activities:

  •       Brunches 
  •       Family Game Nights
  •       Bible Study
  •       Board Games
  •       Trivia
  •       Gardening
  •       Music Appreciation
  •       Bingo
  •       Reading Rainbow
  •       Bird Watching
  •       Pictionary
  •       Movie Time
  •       Manicures
  •       Cooking Class
  •       Resistance Bands
  •       Ice Cream Time
  •       Saturday Cinema
  •       Cookout Day
  •       Mugs and Muffins
  •       Pokeno
  •       Live Music
  •       Chain Gang
  •       Spring Fling
  •       Jewelry Making
  •       Bowling
  •       Scrapbooking
  •       Photo Share
  •       Personal Story Time
  •       Coffee and Current Events
  •       Nature Walk
  •       Chair Yoga
  •       Train Dominos
  •       Pilates
  •       Relaxation Therapy
  •       Pancake Party
  •       Puzzle Mania
  •       Flower Planting
  •       Water Painting
  •       Balloon Volleyball
  •       Cookie Conference
  •       Scavenger Hunt
  •       Brew and Buns
  •       Tea Parties
  •       Crossword Puzzles
  •       Karaoke
  •       Green Eggs and Ham
  •       Chair Tai Chi
  •       Backgammon
  •       Finger Painting
  •       Sweating to the Oldies

We treat every person as an individual with individual needs. Aging causes functional disabilities, whether it is a change in brain function (memory loss/dementia, Alzheimer’s) or a change in the ability to care for themselves (dressing, bathing, toileting, etc.)

We also recognize that 70%+ of our aging population will experience some level of memory loss over time. One of the many advantages at Comfort and Love is that your loved one will not need to move again once they are settled here, knowing our care team is trained and experienced in helping people with brain change (memory loss).

Comfort and Love homes operate with families in mind. We encourage families to take an interest in their loved one’s care by visiting and enjoying them during this special time in life.  We won’t lock down our homes to visitors because we are trained to handle medical emergencies with a minimum of disturbance to our residents.

We have well-defined Policies and Procedures for every type of incident. In the case of hospitalization, professional EMS transport will be arranged, and designated family members will be notified immediately.

Yes. Most residents have their preferred Primary Care Physician (PCP). However, we have an expert team of physicians and nurses readily available and can serve as your family member’s PCP. This simplifies their care as they can be seen by a Medical Doctor or a Physician’s Assistant without needing to go through the effort of seeing them at their offices.

Comfort and Love homes are constructed with a tornado-resistant room built to protect residents in case of an emergency.