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FAQs From Potential Nursing Home Residents in Phoenix, AZ
April 8, 2022 at 10:30 PM
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One of the most challenging aspects of loved ones aging is keeping them safe. When an older relative cannot care for themselves safely in their home, you may consider a residential nursing home. Professional, 24/7 caregivers can give you peace of mind. However, choosing the right nursing home for you and your loved one can be challenging. One of the best ways to get to know a nursing home and if it’s a good fit for your loved one is to get answers to these common questions.

Where is the nursing home located?

No matter how close you are to your family and loved ones, it can be hard for people to visit if a nursing home is inconveniently located. Finding a Phoenix nursing home with a central location close to your family means it’s easy for children and grandchildren to stop by for visits.

Sage House Senior Care has three residential locations on 68th Street, Hartford Ave, and Expedition Way.

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Who is in charge of the care residents receive?

Ultimately the standards of care for a nursing home come from the leadership of a facility, group, or organization. When you’re considering a nursing home or care facility, ask about the background of the owners and directors.

Sage House Senior Care is physician-owned and directed. On average, our staff has over 20 years of experience. Together, our leadership and team members are dedicated to providing standard-setting care in Phoenix.

What are the staffing ratios for the home?

Staffing ratios are a good indication of the attention you’ll receive from a nursing home. Lower ratios mean that staff has time to spend addressing individual needs. Whether you need routine care or have emergent concerns, a lower staff ratio ensures someone is available when you need them.

We maintain a strict 5:1 ratio at Sage House Senior Care, so our Phoenix nursing home residents get the personalized care they deserve.

What is the staff turnover?

Some staff turnover is expected as team members retire, move into new fields of work, or relocate. But high staff turnover can indicate underlying problems in a facility. When you move into a nursing home, you rely on the staff for 24/7 care. When a facility has a team with extensive seniority, residents have time to build trust with care providers.

What if I have or develop mobility issues?

One of the top concerns as you age is how your health may change over time. It’s not unusual to go through periods of mobility issues or experience declining mobility as you get older.

A nursing home needs provisions and support for a wide range of mobility issues so you don’t have to face moving into a second nursing home that can accommodate you. At Sage House Senior Care, our accessible accommodations are single-story, with low staff ratios that can help you get around whenever you want.

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Can accommodations be made for my dietary restrictions?

The importance of food and dining options cannot be overstated regarding quality of life. Sage House Senior Care has experienced chefs providing three healthy and fresh meals to residents. They’re able to accommodate any dietary restrictions or preferences.

Sage House Senior Care is a physician-owned and directed nursing home in Phoenix, Arizona.

Sage House Senior Care provides luxury accommodations that feel like home to Phoenix-area seniors. Our goal is to eliminate the stress and anxiety for families about the care of their loved ones, so they can focus on enjoying spending time together.

Sage House Senior Care provides standard-setting care when family members enter their golden years. We are owned and directed by physicians, so there’s an expert team providing custom care that meets the evolving needs of residents.

Reach out to the Sage House Senior Care team to learn more about the locations for our nursing homes in Phoenix, AZ.