When trying to find the appropriate quality and level of care for your loved one, the process can be overwhelming. Here are few ways someone finds the right quality and level of care.
Arizona Department of Health Services- AZ Care Check: a database that allows you to research deficiencies against facilities or individual providers in the state of Arizona.
Senior Referral Agents: individuals that assist families in locating placement for their loved ones. These individuals usually work like realtors and do not charge the family for their service. There are many agents in the Valley. Many of these agents are members of the Professional Association for Senior Referral Specialists
Senior Living Guides: publications specific to the aged population that specialize in senior living. These directories breakdown the various types by care level and location. Some of these publications include PACE, Spotlight, and Senior Directory.
What are the different care levels within the community?
Does the community have independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and what do each of these levels of care entail?
Will this community be able to manage my loved one’s current and future care needs?
Who are the care providers (physicians, nurses, caregivers, etc.) at this community and what are their hours of operation?
What is the resident to care staff ratio?
How is the food at this community and are the able to accommodate my loved one’s dietary needs?
What are the various activities at this community?
Is there transportation available for residents?
Are there resident or family reviews of the facility that you can review or people you can speak with about the facility?
Are there any deficiencies identified by the Arizona Department of Health Services?
Will my loved one be able to afford to reside at this location for the remainder of their life?
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