Assisted living services are a great way for our aging parents to get the assistance they need to go about their everyday life with as little inconvenience as possible. However, picking an assisted living facility for your elderly loved ones can be challenging. There are so many factors to consider and the last thing you want is to make the wrong selection.
Sage House Senior Care checks all the important considerations when it comes to an assisted living facility in Scottsdale. To help simplify your decision-making, we’ve put together this checklist of what you need to look for in an assisted living facility for your senior parents and loved ones.
In choosing an assisted living facility for your aging loved ones, the top priority should be ensuring that there are available personnel 24/7 to assist them in their daily living.
Pay attention also to staff deployment and their caring methods. How many are on duty during the day? How about at night?
Are there enough staff members to assist all those in the facility? What is the general mood in the facility and the relationship between caregivers and the elderly who live there? What do staff members assist residents with?
Aside from availability, it’s also important to inquire about the staff training so you’re sure that they are properly equipped to care for your aging loved ones.
At Sage House Senior Care, we have medical professionals who manage resident care via electronic records while our in-home 24/7 staff are always available to assist with daily tasks such as eating, walking, and showering among others.
It’s normal for our aging loved ones to have trouble moving around which makes it important to check that the facilities are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
This minimizes the risk of accidents and provides greater comfort for residents staying in the facility.
At Sage House Senior Care, our homes have ADA-accessible facilities for bathing. Our homes are also single-story with 24/7 staff available to assist residents who have trouble moving around.
Check the quality of meals that the assisted living facility provides to its residents. Inquire also about whether the facility accepts special dietary requests and requirements for residents.
Sage House Senior Care provides three nutritionally balanced meals every day and is open to accommodate any dietary requirement of its residents.
As they age, it’s normal for people to require medication to manage certain symptoms or provide relief. When evaluating an assisted living facility, check if there are medical professionals who can manage and ensure proper medication for your aging parents or loved ones.
Sage Senior House is a doctor-owned, AHCCCS/ALTC approved provider. We have a medical director and nurse practitioner in charge of resident care. To ensure proper medication management, we utilize electronic patient records so it’s easier for our healthcare teams to access their records and administer the right medicines at the right time.
Before committing to an assisted living facility, make sure that you can easily contact the management in case of emergencies or just when you want to check up on your loved ones.
This gives you peace of mind that your loved one is doing well and receiving proper care and treatment even if you are far away.
Sage House Senior Care is open to consultations and questions about our homes for the elderly. We understand your concerns about moving a family member to an assisted living facility. That's why we make it a point to walk you through the process so you know what to expect and in turn, make an informed decision.
If you want to know more about assisted living facilities for the elderly in Scottsdale, AZ, get in touch with us today. Call us at 602-926-7289 or fill out our contact form to get started.