Different Types of Senior Care Facilities in Phoenix, AZ

One of the reasons choosing a senior living facility in Phoenix, Arizona is so stressful is because there are so many options to choose from. There are many different facilities designed to suit a variety of patients and residents. Working with senior placement organizations in Phoenix, like Integrity Senior Placements, can make this decision a little easier and help you figure out what kind of facility best fits your needs.

Independent living apartments are intended for seniors who don’t need any personal or medical assistance but would like to live by other seniors with similar interests. In many of these facilities, residents can take advantage of community events like field trips, shopping trips, and projects. These are not licensed or regulated.

Adult homes, on the other hand, are licensed and regulated for temporary or long-term residence by adults who are unable to live independently. These facilities usually include supervision, personal care, housekeeping, and three meals a day for residents.

Enriched housing is similar to adult homes but residents, usually seniors, live in independent units. They offer a minimum of one meal a day and are licensed by the state department of health.

Family type homes are facilities that have long-term residential care, housekeeping, and supervision for a small group of adults. These homes are overseen by the Department of Social Service.

Assisted Living Programs are an alternative to nursing homes for elderly people who need help with daily routines, but don’t need 24 hour care. These programs provide room and board, case management, and skilled nursing services. These programs usually accept Medicaid, supplemental security income, and home relief recipients.

Continuing care retirement communities or lifecare communities are campuses that include a variety of facilities and programs, from assisted living to group homes. These communities might be ideal because a resident can move from one level of care to the next as their needs change. This makes the transition to a group home easier because residents are able to stay in familiar surroundings.

A nursing home or skilled nursing facility is a 24 hour hour care facility for people who can no longer live independently. Medical professionals provide specialized care for seniors with severe illness or injuries. These staff members assist residents with their daily activities, like bathing, eating, laundry, and housekeeping. Some facilities may specialize in short term care while others are long term. There are options available to help pay for this care, depending on what type of care is required. For example, some government programs will help pay for skilled nursing care, but not in-home care.

Memory care is a specialized type of care for individuals with dementia. In these facilities, the staff to resident ratio is lower to ensure a higher level of care is met. Staff is trained to handle cognitive, behavioral, emotional, and physical needs, as well as needs associated with dementia. Security is also increased in these facilities and external access is restricted to prevent wandering. Different types of activities are organized, with not as many activities outside the facility. Memory care is usually more expensive than other kinds of facilities.

Adult day care is also an option. This may refer to adult day social care or adult day medical care. Social care provides seniors with supervision and care in a structured setting during weekdays and daytime hours. This is intended to give informal family caregivers a break to go to work and relieve them from caregiving responsibilities. Many activities, meals, assistance, and sometimes therapies are offered. Some of these centers also specialize in dementia care. Adult day health care is similar in that it provides everything social care does, along with medical services similar to those in group homes.

Many options are available for seniors looking to transition into this part of their lives. Depending on the circumstances, some facilities will be more suitable, and with the help of senior placement organizations in Phoenix, like Integrity Senior Placement, finding the right facility for you and your loved ones can be much easier.

What People Are Saying

  • Integrity Placement exceeded our expectations. We called with an urgent need to relocate our 88 year old mother with advanced Parkinson’s disease, dementia, rheumatoid arthritis, and a heart condition to a safe, capable and conducive environment. Having changed ownership and management, her then current facility had dramatically declined, replaced administration with unethical leadership, and become an elder-care warehouse. David listened to our list of needs, our experiences, and our hopes. Within a week Integrity Placement had researched potential fits, contacted AND prepared several to address our needs, guided us through on-site reviews, and helped us walk through the decision process. Every alternative we visited was exceptional and prepared to address our specific financial and medical needs. We found a match a could not be happier or more relieved.

    - Steven F( Phoenix Arizona, Memory Care Placement )
  • Reina is truly our guardian angel. Fortunately, she was referred to me to help find a placement for my brother who was being discharged from a north Scottsdale facility at a moments notice. Having to deal with a facility and insurance who don’t have your loved ones best interest at heart is maddening. I was panicked. Reina calmed my fears and was instrumental in finding a wonderful placement for Joe. She stayed connected with me during the entire process and continues to be a part of our lives. I appreciate her and the value of Integrity Placement and know this transition went as smoothly as it did because of Reina. Her dedication to her clients and families, her knowledge, honesty, patience, and professionalism are truly incredible. I can’t thank Reina enough for how much she helped our family.

    - Colleen D( North Scottsdale, Arizona Senior Placement )
  • The folks at Integrity Placement can be described in one word – AMAZING! They made an extremely difficult and overwhelming situation very easy for our family. We had to place our mom in an assisted living situation very quickly. Both David and Reina were awesome – extremely responsive and compassionate. David helped us find a place that is a wonderful new home for our mom. We would not hesitate to recommend their services to anyone!!

    - Toni M( Phoenix, AZ Assisted Living Placement )
  • Reina from Integrity Placement was excellent in guiding us through the process of appropriately placing our loved one in assisted living. She worked closely with the centers we toured, was punctual and valued our time commitments. Throughout this process she was efficient, accessible and professional. She truly cares about her clients and is very supportive. Thank you Reina!

    - Jeannie C.( Scottsdale, AZ Senior Assisted Living Placement )
  • David is amazing to work with. He made a huge difference in a very difficult time for our family. We were amazed at his efficiency in finding options for care homes and couldn’t have found such a wonderful option without his guidance. But most of all, his kindness and warmth was everything to us. We will remain forever grateful.

    - Anna & Jeff K( Phoenix, Arizona Assisted Living Placement )