Valley View Senior Placement Agency and Resources LLC
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Families are overwhelmed with moving their loved ones to a retirement community, assisted living, especially when seniors are adamant about staying in their own home and when they emphatically refuse to be " put away " or feel they are being institutionalized. This is the hardest decision an adult child or spouse will make on behalf of their loved ones. Families ( of the sandwich generation) are juggling careers, their own children, some degree of long- distance caregiving and struggling with the "guilt" of finding an appropriate placement. But a time comes when the senior cannot live safely and independently at home. Some of the signs that the loved one cannot remain at home are:
1. Medication - when seniors forget or refuse to take their medications, when there is no structure or routine and there is no one to monitor the medication.
2. Meal preparation - when a senior cannot manage to shop and cook for themselves. If they are unable to operate an appliance, especially the stove safely. An indication can be when the senior is losing weight and is to frail or confused to eat nutritious meals.
3. Safety- When the senior is a fall risk, the home is not equipped with grab bars, ramps, and an emergency response system.
4. Personal hygiene - When a loved one cannot and will not bathe, groom or dress themselves appropriately.
5. Transportation - When a senior should not be driving, and do not have alternate means of transportation to doctors appointments, the grocery store, etc.
6. Socialization - When the senior is isolated, and has little social interaction or stimulation.
7. Home Management- When the senior can no longer pay bills on time or manage their finances and keep up with home maintenance, yard work, etc.
These are the signs that the senior needs to consider placement based on the level of care. It is always better to plan in advance than to have a crisis.
INDEPENDENT LIVING - When cooking meals, housekeeping, yard work and home repairs become burdensome, many seniors move into an Independent Living Communities to enjoy a more carefree lifestyle. They live in their own apartment but are offered a myriad of amenities such as a fitness center, restaurant-style dinning, libraries, social activities, organized outings and other leisure activities. The community provides peace of mind for seniors and their families yet enable them to enjoy their independence without the hassle of maintaining a home.
ASSISTED LIVING- In Arizona the Assisted Living Facilities are divided in two:
Assisted Living Center- they have 11 or more residents and
Assisted Living Home - they have 10 or less residents.
Seniors that live in an Assisted Living setting, are unable to live independently, but do not need skilled nursing. Assisted Living Facilities are usually congregate or apartment style living which provides meals, housekeeping, laundry, medication management, personal care, wellness and fitness programs and social activities in a supportive environment. There are 24 hour caregivers who can provide assistance with ADLs ( activities of daily living). like bathing, dressing, grooming, ambulation and toileting).
An Assisted Living Home can provide either private or semiprivate room with or without a private bathroom. They provide hands-on care for frail seniors. they also provide meals, housekeeping, laundry, medication management, personal care and include a limited amount of social activities.
NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTERS- Also known as Nursing Homes, these facilities provide 24-hour nursing care and rehabilitative services to individuals who need medical supervision. Sometimes the senior require a short stay for rehab and strengthening after a hospital stay and before returning home or to an Assisted Living Facility. Others require long term care that cannot be provided in other setting.
CONTINUING CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES ( CCRC) - When an independent living community is connected with an assisted living and a skilled nursing home it is called a CCRC. The resident can take advantage of the full range of services and transfer from one part of the building to another when their needs and level of care change.
Our " placement " process consists of 3 easy steps:
STEP1 - We will personally meet with you and discuss your needs and desires, in order to obtain an individualized assessment. We will discuss and examine the needs from lifestyle to financial affordability. Based on the information provided we be able to provide you with detailed information on the types of senior living options.
Step2 - We will present you with qualified matches of senior facilities, personal guidance as you examine services, resources, amenities and care options. We will personally take you to visit the facilities that you decide to see and help you with the transition process.
Step3 - Once the loved one has moved into a facility we will follow up and assist with services ( home health, follow up physician, etc ). Our follow up will be on going for as long as needed.
Remember that this is a FREE SERVICE TO YOU, WE WILL NEVER CHARGE YOU FOR OUR SERVICE.