We spend most of our lives working hard and saving up with one end goal in mind: retirement. That’s why we want to spend our senior years in a place that’s safe, secure, and enjoyable. But what should you be looking for when selecting a senior care home? There are a few things to keep in mind when looking for the ideal place to settle. Here are our top three tips to consider when selecting a senior care home for yourself or your loved one in Arizona.
Inquire About the Services Offered
One of the most important things to consider is the range and quality of healthcare services provided. You’ll want to find a senior living community that offers the type of care you require in a comprehensive and compassionate manner.
One key attribute that we pride ourselves on here at the Mission at Agua Fria is that we’re able to deliver the care you need along with the independence you desire. When you stay with us, you have as much freedom as you want to roam the grounds or explore a night out on the town.
When you do require some assistance, our around-the-clock care team will be here to provide you with the help you need. We provide a personalized care plan that’s customized to each of our resident’s individual needs. This is especially important for those needing a greater continuum of care.
In addition to learning about services offered, ask about extra features and amenities at the community. For instance, is there a gym, beauty salon, chapel, or other types of gathering spots located on-site? Or do you have to venture outside the community to enjoy these types of places? Knowing the type of services and amenities offered will help you decide which senior care home best suits your overall needs and wants.
Select a Desirable Location
You’ll often hear prospective homebuyers say that one of the top things they’re looking for when selecting a home is location. It’s the same for senior living. You want to make sure you select a home where you can make the most of the area in which you reside.
For instance, if you want to maintain an active lifestyle, you may want to choose a location centrally located to restaurants, sports and entertainment venues, and shopping centers. Want a nice climate year-round? Then keep that in mind when choosing a senior care home as well.
Also, think about the location of the senior living community in relation to your friends and family. Is it close enough so they can visit you often? These are all things to be mindful of when choosing your new home.
The best way to know if you’ve found the right senior care home in the right location is to visit in-person. Contact the home so that you can take a look around and see things for yourself. To ensure you’re choosing the right senior care home, we suggest meeting the care team, touring the community, and exploring your surroundings. This will give you a sense of whether it’s the right senior care home for you.
These are just a few of the tips to keep in mind when selecting a senior care home for you or your loved one. If you need a jumping-off point or want help narrowing down your choices, ask friends and family for referrals. You can also check your local Center on Aging for recommendations to help you get started.
If you find that we meet your needs, give us a call so we can schedule a visit. We would love to welcome you to your new home.