Talk About Assisted Living
Convincing an elderly friend or loved one to “get help” or move from the comfort of their home due to a recent health crisis or on-going medical condition, can be quite the challenge. It’s not easy for any of us to admit when we are unable to care for ourselves. As a family member trying to find assisted living in the local market, you can be overwhelmed quickly with the task of finding the best solution on your own. Without some professional assistance, this can be a stressful, time consuming chore. Add the dynamic of medical condition, urgency, other family members being involved, etc. and you have a recipe for an ill-guided decision.
At VIP Senior Placement, we are a part of the solution. We help you navigate the best care options available in the local market place, based on your specific needs. Our personal approach to placement in Arizona has resulted in 100’s of families safely and successfully moving a loved one to assisted living, independent living or memory care.
What about Assisted Living?
An Assisted Living option is usually best suited for those who are challenged by daily activities such as bathing, dressing, making meals and taking medications on time. They offer semi-private and private apartment-style rooms, that vary in size and price.
Most Assisted Living Facilities offer
- Assistance with personal care (bathing, dressing, etc.)
- Three meals prepared daily
- 24/7 caregiver staff
- Laundry and Housekeeping
- Daily medication management
- Social Activities
- Limited Medical Staff
Pricing and costs for assisted living vary based on the type of care required, amenities and the configuration of the room (Studio vs 1-bedroom vs shared room). The key to making the best housing choice for your loved one is to match your level of care, health, lifestyle and financial needs with a local facility. While assisted living facilities may offer similar services and appear the same, they are not all created equal. It’s important to that you focus on their ability to address the specific, immediate needs of your loved one, and have a plan going forward into the future.
Get A Head Start
It’s always a good idea to get a head start and have the conversation about what the future holds sooner, rather than later. Do it while your loved one is still in good physical and mental health to avoid legal complications down the road. Look for some of the evidence they may be struggling, as covered in our blog article entitled, “The Silent Cry for Help”. It may not be time to move in to assisted living. it may just be time to consider independent living or other options in helping your loved one with day-to-day living. Either way, having a plan and getting them used to the idea of what may lie ahead, will make it easier to talk about when the time actually comes.
Call us today at 480-717-9868 for more information on how we can help you.
Our personal, professional service is always FREE* to families and their loved ones. Call today to put our knowledge and experience to work for you. We will educate, inform and personally take you by the hand to show you the local marketplace and help you navigate and negotiate Assisted Living, Independent Living and Memory Care in Arizona.
*The State licensed Assisted Living Facilities in Arizona compensate us for the educational service we provide. You will never be billed for our services.