Are you having to make the delicate, and difficult, decision about living arrangements for an elderly loved one? When it comes to assisted living placement, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. In the greater Phoenix area, there are a multitude of choices for senior living. A reputable senior living placement agency can help minimize your stress and support you in making an informed choice for your family member’s later stages of life.
Every elder is unique in the physical care they require, their personal preferences for living space, and their emotional, social, and mental wellbeing needs. It can be nerve wracking trying to make the life-altering decision about where to place an older adult in need of special care for the later stages of life. Add to this the stress of having to move a senior across state lines, and you can very quickly become overwhelmed by the process. A service such as Integrity Senior Placement can make all the difference in finding a reputable, trustworthy, and compassionate approach to meeting your elder family member’s needs.
Let’s get a better understanding of what senior placement is, how to find a placement service you can trust, and what the placement process involves for you and your beloved elder.
A senior placement agency provides research and guidance in placing your senior/elder family member in living arrangements that are specifically tailored to meet their stage of life needs. Whether you choose an agency or a private senior placement consultant, the focus of the work will be working directly with a senior and/ or together with the senior’s family.
The simple answer is: Carefully, with thoughtful research to support your decision.
Like any type of service agency, you will find a variety of areas of specialization, range of services, types of housing, and levels of quality and care in senior placement services. It is of the utmost importance for you to do your homework about any agency, service, or consultant that you are considering. These individuals will be intimately involved in the placement of your senior family member. You want to be able to trust them with the emotional, logistical, and financial resources that go into finding proper senior living placement..
While there are some similarities across states, for the most part, each state has its own credentialing process, standards, and levels of care. If you are moving a loved one across state lines, you must become familiar with that state’s senior placement standards of care, credentialing and processes.
One resource for becoming educated about state regulations is AHCA/NCAL, which has booklets on state regulations for assisted living and other senior placement arrangements. Another resource to utilize is the guide for caregiver training requirements, which also vary by state.
Specifically, in regard to senior placement agencies and consultants, there is very little national or state regulation. Therefore, you have to do a little bit more digging to unearth the history and background of a senior placement agency/consultant that you may want to use.
A few ways you can go about this research include:
Ideally, any senior placement agency that you are considering will have strong leadership with demonstrated experience in senior care. It will be evident from the very first step in the process, from top level management down to the front desk receptionist, that there is passion for helping the elderly and compassionate support for their families in the decision making process..
At Integrity Senior Placement, we understand and respect our clients’ individuality. We get to know our clients and their families as people first, discussing their personal reasons for seeking our services and unique circumstances. We then use our extensive knowledge of the assisting living services in and around Phoenix to find the perfect fit.
Integrity Senior Placement follows a Seven Step Process for thoughtful, compassionate placement of your beloved senior family member in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale metropolitan area.
We understand that this can be a stressful and emotional time for family members and especially for the senior. While some seniors may be able to participate in the transition to senior care, others may be abruptly shifting from a life of independence to one of increasing level of dependence. At Integrity Senior Care, our aim is to empower our clients with knowledge and support to make informed decisions. We invite you to call us at 480.271.7759 to inquire about our experience, credentials, or to request references.
Our founders hold a shared commitment to service and unparalleled knowledge of the senior placement industry. Integrity Senior Placement is your best choice for assisted living placement in the Phoenix metropolitan area. We are honored to help you find the perfect placement for yourself or a loved one! Contact Reina and David today to discuss your placement needs and schedule a free in-home assessment.
- Steven F( Phoenix Arizona, Memory Care Placement )
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.
- Colleen D( North Scottsdale, Arizona Senior 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.
- Toni M( Phoenix, AZ Assisted Living 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!!
- Jeannie C.( Scottsdale, AZ Senior 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!
- Anna & Jeff K( Phoenix, Arizona 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.