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As aging progresses, many people start to need help with daily tasks such as bathing, cooking food, taking medications, etc. Moving to a home where assistance with these tasks is provided can be a great option to consider. An assisted living will have trained caregivers on staff to provide 24 hour care. This level of care is beneficial for those that may struggle with cognitive or physical challenge and are no longer able to live independently. Looking for assisted living in Phoenix can seem overwhelming, given all the choices available. To simplify the research process, here are some helpful tips:
Determine important factors, like location and budget
It is important to choose an assisted living facility that addresses your loved one’s needs, but it is also important to consider the location, so it is easily accessible for family and friends to visit. Cost is also a frequent concern, so it is necessary to determine a budget and find a place that fits your budget.
Assess loved one’s health situation and needs
Before looking at potential assisted living homes, assess the future resident’s health situation and determine their care needs. For example, if they have a progressive illness such as dementia, you would need to choose a facility that specializes in dementia care and can provide the level of care and resources the resident will not only need now, but also down the road. If your loved one suffers from Parkinson’s, they may need more assistance physically. Check to see that the caregivers provide everything you or your family member may need.
Check referrals and reviews
Referrals can be extremely valuable when looking for assisted living in Phoenix. Because there are so many options, gaining insight from others who have done the research and have a family member living in an assisted care facility can be extremely helpful. Speaking with others that have been through the process, can also save you a lot of time.
Ensure that the facility is licensed by the state:
It is important to check that the facility you are considering is licensed by the state. If it is not, it may not meet state regulations and you do not want to risk the safety and well-being of your loved one at an assisted living facility that is not following the rules and regulations of the industry.
Visit before making a decision
When you are conducting your research for assisted living in Phoenix, we recommend making at least a couple of visits. When you tour a home, you have an opportunity to see the set-up of the home, to observe the residents and caregivers interacting and to ask questions. It is good to meet the staff, talk to the residents, and get a feel for what life in the facility looks like on a daily basis.
At Paradise Living Centers we are very proud of our homes and the quality care we provide our residents. If you are considering assisted living for yourself or a family member, we invite you to schedule a tour of our homes. If you have any questions, please visit our website or call us at (480) 878-4112.