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Common Misconceptions about Assisted Living in Arizona
May 4, 2022 at 5:00 AM
Common Misconceptions about Assisted Living in Arizona

If you or a loved one are currently considering an assisted living community, you likely have a few preconceptions about the type of lifestyle you can expect from one. Any transition is challenging—even more so when you don’t know what to expect—and moving into an assisted living center is no different.

However, out of all the myths and assumptions surrounding assisted living, especially when it comes to losing independence or giving up favorite hobbies and routines, many are not true. To help clear up confusion, and take away some of the overwhelm that comes with making the transition, Sage House Senior Care has created this guide to dispel common misconceptions about assisted living in Arizona.

“Assisted Living” Just Means “Nursing Home”

One of the most common myths surrounding assisted living is that it’s really just the same thing as living in a nursing home. But that’s actually not the case! “Nursing home” is often used to talk about all types of senior living communities, but there’s a big difference between nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

For example, nursing homes are meant to provide the highest level of care possible to individuals who need it the most. Specifically, individuals with major illnesses who also need rehabilitative care.

Furthermore, it’s common for nursing homes to have medical and nursing staff around to assist residents while assisted living centers often don’t require medical staff. But at Sage House Senior Care, we are physician-owned to ensure the highest level of care and attention.

Loss of Independence

Perhaps the most common and understandable concern about assisted living is that residents lose their independence. Unfortunately, when most people think about assisted living, they often picture a life that’s lived for them. This means no control over routine or schedule, no opportunities for interesting hobbies or outings, and little time to do what’s most enjoyed.

However, in reality, assisted living facilities prioritize engaging activities, social opportunities, flexible dining options, and a wide variety of amenities that seek to enrich your life. And, since you don’t have to worry about common chores like doing laundry, (we take care of this for you at Sage House!), you have more time than ever to connect with others, start a new hobby, explore somewhere new, and participate in the activities you love most.

One big benefit of assisted living is that you actually free up your time to do the things you enjoy. Assisted living is supposed to empower you to spend your time with the people who are most important to you, and focus on the things that bring you joy.

In fact, it’s not uncommon for you or your loved one to experience an improvement in your quality of life by moving into an Arizona assisted living facility.

“The Food is Horrible!”

When you think of the meals provided by an assisted living center, you’re probably thinking about food that’s similar to what you’d find at an elementary school cafeteria. So, you’ll be glad to know that assisted living centers, like ours at Sage House, offer well-balanced, nutritious meals and can accommodate any dietary needs you might have. Not to mention that on holidays and special occasions we celebrate with well-loved favorites.

Sage House Senior Care: Offering You the Best Assisted Living Experience in Arizona

At Sage House, we prioritize your quality of life, your comfort, and your independence to continue living your best life. Our beautiful accommodations are meant to feel just like home. While any transition is challenging and often stressful, with Sage House, it doesn’t have to be!

Contact us today to learn more about our four different locations and the care we provide.