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Senior Placement Services in in North West Phoenix.
Find Senior Living and Care Options
Making the right care decision for your loved one can be a daunting task filled with stress, tension and pressure. There are so many assisted living, memory care, nursing, and other care options available in North West Phoenix. Senior Care Authority® will streamline the process to make it easier for you to make an informed decision.
Our national team of Senior Care Advisors spends countless hours inspecting locations, from mid-to-larger size communities as well as smaller, residential care homes, meeting the staff and reviewing state reports to advise you of any citations that may have been issued against a particular location.
A Senior Care Advisor will meet personally with you to discuss your options, accompany you on visits to locations and ensure that all your questions are answered. The hallmark of our service commitment is that we are by your side every step of the way. We would be happy to put you in contact with an advisor in your area who will provide you with expert advice on any of the assisted living locations listed in our directory of locations.
Elder Care Consulting in North West Phoenix.
Get individualized assistance with your loved one
Sometimes our families just need more help with challenging transitions and decision-making. This may include facilitating essential conversations between family members, home care agency or caregiver selection, connections to valuable resources or regular visitations with a loved one providing "peace of mind" to family members when they are unable to visit themselves.
It can be comforting to have someone partner with you who is outside the emotional landscape of the family, doing research, talking to providers, organizing paperwork, or finding those "needle in a haystack" resources. A go-to person you can turn to when things get overwhelming. Whatever the need, we can customize our services for your family or provide you with vetted referral sources.
Top 10 signs your loved ones may need senior care
Increased falls or risk of falls
Wandering from home
Wearing the same clothes multiple days
Frequently forgetting to take medications
An unsafe/unclean home
Difficulty with one or more activites of daily living such as bathing, preparing meals, toileting.
Need for nighttime supervision that cannot be met by in-home caregiver.
Repeating questions and multiple phone calls with the same questions.
Not eating or drinking fluids regularly
Unsafe behavior (leaving the stove on, exterior doors opened)
We Do The Homework For You
Our process is aimed at relieving you of the stress and confusion in finding the right care needs.
In our initial conversation, we will seek to get a comprehensive understanding of your elder care needs, answer your questions and set up a time to meet with you.
We meet with you personally and present the senior living alternatives that provide the safety, care, and comfort you expect and that meet your location and affordability requirements.
After identifying the providers that will meet your needs, we schedule tours and accompany you to each community. Once your selection is made, we can assist with the paperwork and arrangements for moving.
We will follow up with you to ensure that the location chosen is meeting the care, comfort, and safety needs of your loved one. We are always available to answer any questions you might have free of charge.
I grew up in Phoenix with a younger brother with juvenile diabetes. When I was 26 years old my brother was in a diabetic coma and needed 24-hour care. That was my introduction to nursing facilities and long term care. Later, my father was diagnosed with early Alzheimers and had to be placed in a facility as well. This was before there were special memory care facilities available. I well remember the smells and dim lights of the care homes of the past.
I have acted as both the guardian and conservator for different family members and understand the confusion and difficulty of placing a loved one in a care home or skilled nursing facility. I have had various experiences in life from being a sales representative for pharmaceuticals to receiving a Masters degree in public policy and advocating for children. Well versed in both the healthcare system and the policies in place to protect people within that system, I have turned my attention back to an area close to my heart -- helping seniors find appropriate quality care for both the loved one and the family can feel good about.
Phoenix has grown quite a bit since my childhood. As part of that growth, the availability and choices of so many more options in residential care can make senior placement somewhat daunting. I welcome the opportunity to help people make the right choice for their loved one.
My personal experiences in trying to find homes for both my parents and brother gives me the ability to understand the challenges and emotional difficulties involved in making those decisions. In addition to my strong background in healthcare and policy knowledge, I am also able to act with compassion and empathy while navigating the process of placing a loved one.