When most people think of long-term senior care, they think of the traditional nursing home, with round-the-clock supervision, in-house medical care, and a high degree of support. However, this option is not right for everyone! In the Phoenix metropolitan area alone, there a wealth of senior living facilities that offer varying degrees of clinical care, social support, amenities, and independence. Many seniors in Maricopa County find that they can no longer live at home alone, but still desire a high degree of autonomy and to live in a home-like environment. In this situation, an assisted living care home is the ideal solution!
Group Homes – Assisted Living Care Homes
Assisted living care homes (also called senior group homes) share many similarities with traditional retirement communities, but with a much greater emphasis the comfort, familiarity, and social enrichment that comes from shared housing. Most assisted living care homes in the Phoenix metropolitan area have the following characteristics:
- A Residential Home Setting: As with other types of group homes, an assisted living care home is typically located in a private home in one of Maricopa County’s residential neighborhoods. The transition from living at home to moving into an assisted living facility can be overwhelming for many Phoenix area seniors; with an assisted living care home, residents often feel immediately at ease! Residents have comfortable private or semi-private rooms.
- A Family Atmosphere: Assisted living care homes in the greater Phoenix area traditionally serve no more than 10-12 seniors and have a higher ratio of staff-to-residents than other senior placement options. The result is a more intimate, family-like setting where residents and staff build strong relationships.
- Convenient In-Home Services: Assisted living care homes in and around Phoenix offer home-cooked meals, housekeeping and laundry services, medication management, social programming, and transportation services. As opposed to traditional nursing homes, assisted living care homes usually do not have full-time medical staff on-site.
If your aging loved one is struggling to live independently at home but is worried about sacrificing their independence, an assisted living care home might be a perfect fit. Before making a decision, you should talk with an experienced placement expert. Integrity Senior Placement’s compassionate staff will discuss all of your loved one’s housing options, tour group homes with you, and find the perfect family atmosphere. No one knows Phoenix’s assisted living care homes better than Integrity Senior Placement!
If you need assistance finding a senior placement in Phoenix that feels like a true home, Integrity Senior Placement can help! Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and discover whether an assisted living care home is right for you or your loved one.