What It’s Like To Put A Loved One In a Phoenix Group Home

Putting a loved one in a Phoenix, Arizona group home is not an easy task at all. For many, it’s a complicated and difficult decision to make, with lots of intense emotions accompanying it. Working with a senior placement company in Phoenix, like Integrity Senior Placement, can make the technical aspect of making that decision a little easier.

Feeling guilty and upset by the decision to transfer a loved one to a group home is not unusual. In fact, guilt is an extremely common emotion felt by family caregivers, and most of them experience it at one point or another. It’s a difficult decision to make that comes with an extreme amount of pressure to consider all factors and make the best decision for your family members. When looking for a family member’s living arrangements, anxiety and fear are very normal, as is self-doubt. Even considering the idea of transferring a mother or father to a group home can invoke these feelings.

However, beating yourself up or letting anxiety overcome you is not the best way to handle it. There are some things you can keep in mind to cope with this transition.

First, understand that this is not your fault. Your loved one’s illness or decline has nothing to do with you. Second, remember that professional care is often a necessary step. You probably are not qualified or don’t have the resources needed to continue taking care of your loved one. And that’s okay.

Acknowledge the fact that you are doing your best. It is not easy to take care of a grandparent or aging parent at all. You are doing your best.

Understand your options and be realistic about them.

Lastly, the most important thing to remember is that if your loved ones are cared for well, then you are doing what is best for them. Let the group home staff do their jobs.

While this transition can be nerve working for family members and seniors alike, remembering these things can help you cope and make this change a little easier. By working with senior placement organizations in Phoenix, like Integrity Senior Placement, this transition can be made as easy and guilt-free as possible.

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 )