7920 NW Mace Road Kansas City, Missouri, 64152
Avonlea is a nurturing home environment for people living with memory loss. Located in a picturesque setting on five acres of gently rolling hills in a Kansas City Northland neighborhood.
Avonlea features outdoor spaces including plants and feeders to attract birds and butterflies, and a beautiful acre pond. A large covered and secured porch is ideal for wildlife viewing, visiting and games, outdoor meals, and relaxation.
A wide variety of activities are tailored to the interests of Avonlea residents. Music is a large part of our daily life, providing a soundtrack to our days. Residents unwind to tranquil tunes, sing along to familiar songs, or dance to the melodies.
Avonlea is located in a picturesque setting on five acres of gently rolling hills in a Kansas City Northland neighborhood.
The ranch style home accommodates up to five residents. Each resident has an individual suite to personally furnish with comforts from home.
Relationships are crucial in dementia care. Evidence and experience show a strong connection between friendship and the best Alzheimer's care. In outstanding programs, there is a sense of grace, acceptance, equality, and fun - like a group of friends enjoying time together.
With this goal in mind, Avonlea uses a model of care based on the elements of friendship. It's a simple model as everyone understands and values friendship.
How It began
In 2012 Keith Sargent was looking for a safe and nurturing placement for his mom, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. After not finding what he felt she deserved, he decided to create Avonlea for her and other individuals diagnosed with Alzehimer's. A place where not only residents, but family members as well as staff, felt comfortable and welcome. A beautiful home, and community, was born through his wishes for his mom.
Personal Experience. Avonlea was founded on Keith's desire to find a safe and nurturing place for his mom, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Many of our caregivers have personal experience in caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's or various other needs. The lessons learned are reflected in Avonlea's care and philosophy.
Activities and Exercise. Residents and staff spend time together socializing, laughing, crafting, reading, reminiscing, sitting outside, going for walks, and enjoying simple pleasures. Daily activities include "This Day in History", trivia, and reading the Wall Street Journal.
Safety and Security. Avonlea's security systems, fire sprinklers, and 24-hour professional staff safeguard the home. Staff receives ongoing training in Alzheimer's and safe care procedures.
Individual Attention. A staff-to-resident ratio of 1:3 provides caregivers the time to learn residents' habits, preferences, accomplishments, and remaining abilities. Caregivers use an individualized plan of care based upon a resident's personal information, needs, and medical history to monitor health and wellness.
Nourishing Meals. Incorporating the dietary needs and preferences of each resident, we plan three delicious meals, as well as snacks - all prepared fresh daily. Food is shared around a table with friends: residents, staff, and guests. Mealtimes are a perfect time for stopping by!
Regular Wellness Checks. Our registered nurse performs monthly wellness checks on all residents and communicates any concerns with our administrator. Having an on-call RN provides another level of security for our residents.
Dignity and Support. Every effort will be made to allow residents to age in place. Avonlea will offer comfort to residents and their families and, if appropriate, coordinate hospice with a physician.
Medication Management. Our professional staff are trained in proper medication administration to ensure quality care for your loved one. If needed, we communicate and coordinate care with physicians, help to schedule appointments, and order medications for our residents.
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