Assisted Living Placement
Making the difficult decision to make the transition to an assisted living community isn’t one that any senior or their family takes lightly. When it comes time to choose a safe, comfortable place for your aging loved one to call home, understanding the available options is the first step in successfully navigating the complex process.
If you’ve realized that your elderly loved one simply needs more care than what can be provided at home, an assisted living community may be the ideal balance of supervision, support, and independence. Above And Beyond Senior Placement Service provides senior care placement services for assisted living communities and many other housing options, working closely with you to determine the best-fit option.
What is Assisted Living?
Assisted living is a residential community that offers both professional assistance and an independent lifestyle, giving seniors the ability to enjoy everyday life with the addition of safety and necessary care. In an assisted living community, seniors are able to continue many of the daily activities they enjoy most, as well as have their specific needs met on a consistent basis. Senior needs may include the preparation or feeding of meals, dressing, bathing, administering medication, personal mobility, and transportation.
Depending on the specific community, you can find a wide range of amenities, including exercise and recreational programs, community events, security, and social events. The majority of assisted living communities also offer optional services that may be added at an extra cost (in addition to standard fees), such as housekeeping, health services, exercise programs, laundry services, and more.
Most assisted living communities are made up of private units, which may range from single rooms to full-sized apartments. A single community can contain anywhere from 25 to 100 or more units, which may be arranged in a single building or several smaller, subdivided houses. Some communities even permit the residents to bring their pets, and many include outdoor areas. Staff provides customized support for residents as needed, most commonly focusing on medication management, meal prep, transportation, dressing, and bathing.
Assisted living is ideal for seniors who want to maintain as much of their independence as possible, while still receiving the everyday support and supervision they need to stay safe and healthy. For the families of seniors in assisted living, knowing that their loved one is thriving in a welcoming, positive environment while receiving professional care gives them the gift of peace of mind.
How to Choose the Right Assisted Living Community
When you’re looking for the best assisted living community in Phoenix for your elderly loved one, there are many different factors to consider:
- The senior’s specific needs
- Medical conditions
- Desired environment and preferred living arrangement
- The “community culture” (personality) that appeals to the senior
There’s no one “right” community that suits every senior’s needs, which is why it’s so important to carefully consider your options. Generally, working with an assisted living placement agency is the best approach to successfully finding the perfect assisted living community for your loved one.
When to Turn to an Assisted Living Referral Service for Help
Many people don’t realize that there are professional agencies dedicated to helping seniors and their families connect with assisted living communities that are an ideal fit for their specific needs. With the help of an assisted living placement service, you can make the best choice for your future (or the future of your aging family member).
How Does Assisted Living Placement Work?
Typically facilitated by a professional elderly care placement agency, assisted living placement is designed to help seniors and their families locate appropriate housing solutions that serve their various medical, personal, and financial needs.
The first step in the senior care placement process is typically an in-person interview, one that includes the senior (if possible) and their family. During the interview, a senior care consultant gathers details about the senior’s medical needs, desired environment, personal preferences, budget, location, and other factors. Once the consultant has collected all the necessary information, they take on the task of finding care options that fulfill the senior’s specific needs. Then, the senior care consultant provides the senior and their family with their professional recommendations. Depending on the specific agency, the consultant may also assist in the completion of paperwork and other administrative responsibilities involved in the assisted living placement process. The final step is the senior’s successful placement and a warm welcome from their new assisted living community.
How Much Do Assisted Living Placement Services Cost?
While some placement agencies elect to charge service fees for assisted living placements, others provide their services at no cost to the senior and their family. At Above And Beyond Senior Living Service, we do not charge for our services. So, you can receive the help and support you need without feeling concerned about placing a financial strain on yourself and your family.
Do Assisted Living Placement Services Receive Commissions?
One of the most common questions about senior placement services is in regards to the commissions they may make from the community or home selected by a senior client. While it is true that elderly care placement agencies may receive compensation from a care facility chosen by a senior or their family, the agency is under no obligation or contract to recommend specific homes or communities. Because of this, the agency can focus solely on the best interests of the senior, offering their expert, honest suggestions for the arrangement that fits their needs.
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Help You Find the Perfect Assisted Living Community
Choosing the right assisted living community for yourself or an elderly loved one can be a difficult decision, involving many different emotions and often placing stress on everyone involved. However, the right support system can help relieve the burden and make the transition a positive experience, helping you select an excellent care option with confidence.
Above And Beyond Senior Living Service is one of the best-rated senior placement services in Arizona, with more than 20 years of experience helping connect seniors and their families with caring and compassionate homes. Founded by Susanne Schaefer, a senior social worker and advocate for the elderly community, Above and Beyond believes that each and every senior deserves a safe, comfortable place to call home. Together, we can assess medical needs, personal preferences, budget, and other factors, then a senior care consultant will provide high-quality recommendations that meet your needs.
If you are facing the challenge of finding assisted living in Arizona for yourself or a loved one, you don’t have to navigate the process alone. Contact Above And Beyond Senior Placement Service to learn more about our free placement services or to schedule a one-on-one meeting today.
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