Assisted Living communities are available in either apartment style living, or smaller residential assisted living group homes. Although both assisted living types are licensed in the same way, these two communities offer very different lifestyles. We can help you to determine the best fit for your family member.
Assisted Living accurately describes the living environment and level of care. Residents receive help with daily living like bathing, dressing, medication supervision, incontinence care and transferring assistance. Most communities are licensed for directed care by the State of Arizona, which allows the community to care for seniors afflicted with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
Like Independent Living, the larger apartment style Assisted Living communities have a “hotel” feel. They customarily have a community dining room with wait staff offering three daily meals and snacks. Some may also have a beauty salon, vans or buses for transportation, and other community areas such as a library, TV room, gym and medical services. Apartments vary in size from studios to two bedroom / two bath floor plans.
Assisted living residential homes are private homes modified to meet Arizona Department of Health Services and city zoning and inspection requirements. These residential homes are particularly good for seniors who have special physical needs like macular degeneration, dementia, mobility and transferring challenges. Residents receive more individualized attention because they are typically licensed for between 5 and10 residents per home based on the size of the home and City Zoning requirements. In this setting families will have a choice between a private room or semi-private room. Larger rooms, rooms with private bathrooms or private master bedrooms with en suite are premium rooms. The main distinction in this lifestyle will be a sense of “home” versus a “hotel”. It is best described as a family environment.
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