What to Expect When Moving to a Phoenix Arizona Group Home

Moving to a Phoenix, Arizona group home can be a major transition for seniors and family members alike. This can be a difficult transition because you are giving up direct oversight of the health and safety of your loved one, while they are transitioning to the next part of their life, which often means losing their home, parting with many possessions, and coming to terms with this phase of their life. Working with a senior placement company in Phoenix, like Integrity Senior Placement, can help make this transition easier for everyone involved.

When moving to a group home, it is important to understand what to expect. How should things run? What should they look like? What do I need to bring? First and foremost, group homes are required to provide a space that is safe, clean, comfortable, and home-like. The purpose of this is to be less of an “institution” and feel more like a home so that residents can have a space they feel safe and comfortable in.

It’s a good idea to visit the room prior to moving. This allows you to know how much space you’ll have, where to find it, and how to get there. It’s important to note that there should be enough space to move a wheelchair or other mobility aids, as well as for caregivers to safely transfer and care for residents. Also, check to see if furniture can be moved around or moved out to make space for personal possessions.

While most group homes provide basics as far as linens and things like that, make sure to pack personal items as well, such as clothing, personal toiletries, preferred linens and blankets, personal electronic devices, decorations, and favorite things. Also, make sure your loved one has personal items related to hobbies they may have, as well as religious texts and items, if they are religious.

Knowing what to expect and what to bring can make a difficult transition a little smoother. So can working with senior living placement organizations in Phoenix, like Integrity Senior Placement. This can make a difficult, sad transition into a positive change that will help your loved one achieve a healthy and happy quality of life.

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 )