It’s important to spend our golden years in a place that feels like home. Perhaps you’re considering an assisted living community either for yourself or for a loved one that you care about, and you’re wondering where to start looking. When geographical location isn’t a constraint, the possibilities start to truly broaden. You have many choices to select from, and it’s important to consider what’s most important to you.
Take a close look at the services offered within the assisted living communities you’re considering. Is there the option to choose memory care? What activities do they provide for residents? Are there different levels of assisted living available, depending on the stage of life your loved one is in? Similarly, it’s important to ensure that the individuals working there day-to-day will take the best care of those living within the community. Does the staff seem compassionate and kind? Are they well-trained? Will they provide the best care available?
Choosing a region with a comfortable year-round climate is a great starting point since this allows you or your loved ones to experience the outdoors any time of the year. Four seasons can be wonderful in one’s younger years, but as we age, it certainly is nice to not have to worry about heavy winter jackets and layers.
The Mission at Agua Fria in Arizona
The Mission at Agua Fria is a senior living community in Peoria, Arizona, which is considered an excellent location for retirement, especially for anyone who enjoys warm weather and sunshine. Arizona is known as being part of the Sun Belt of the United States, where many retirees have flocked for the pleasant climate.
Here are five reasons why we think you’ll love the Mission at Agua Fria in Arizona.
1. Assisted Living That Honors Your Independence
The Mission at Agua Fria offers a range of senior living options, which means it’s highly likely that we can meet your or your family member’s needs. There are different ways our team can serve you, based on where you are in life.
Our assisted living community is one of these options, with our goal of allowing you to age with dignity. We offer only the assistance necessary for day-to-day living, allowing you to keep your independence and only receive the help you need. This can be especially important for maintaining a sense of normalcy once you’ve moved into an assisted living community. Our goal is to provide assistance for happy and healthy seniors, which means active and independent seniors. You’ll maintain your dynamic lifestyle, but all of your necessary needs will be met by our wonderful staff.
2. Excellent Memory Care for When the Time Comes
One of our best features is the specialized memory care community at the Mission at Agua Fria. Residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia will be able to live here with dignity in a safe environment. We only employ the most compassionate licensed staff, with experience and training, to provide the best support and care for those living with dementia and other types of memory care needs.
What elevates the Mission at Agua Fria above other communities is our dedication to the most excellent care available. We offer a variety of well-developed programs for our residents, incorporating art, sensory integration, therapy with music and pets, and an exercise program designed especially for the physical health and fitness needs of our residents. Plus, access to the outdoors is always available via our beautiful courtyard for socializing and walking the courtyard paths.
Our dynamic approach to memory care is based on the Gentlecare approach to Alzheimer’s disease developed by Moyra Jones, emphasizing a holistic approach to nurture the body, mind, and soul of the patient.
3. Personalized Services and Offerings
Whether part of our assisted living program or our memory care program, residents and community members have amazing amenities available to them around the clock. It’s important to us that residents have stimulation and pampering. Here are a few of the many services we provide at the Mission at Agua Fria:
- Restaurant-style dining with three healthy and delicious meals a day, prepared by our top chefs
- Lovely and scenic courtyards for enjoying the mild and pleasant temperatures of Arizona year-round
- A variety of cultural and recreational programs to keep things dynamic and exciting
- A theater on-site, as well as a state-of-the-art gym designed for our residents, a beauty salon, and a computer center
4.Care Centered on Residents and Their Needs
Our top priority at the Mission at Agua Fria is to offer our guests anything they need in order to live their best lives. To that end, we offer four different apartment floor plans for assisted living residents, and our memory care residents have the option of private or semi-private studio apartments. These living spaces all feature walk- or wheel-in showers with grab bars, emergency response pull cords, and an ADA-accessible design, depending on the particular needs of residents.
Our staff is dedicated to meeting your personal needs in every way. Upon intake, guests are assessed by our licensed nurse to determine the best levels of care, based on history, interests, and preferences. The same applies to many of the offered activities and amenities available at the Mission at Agua Fria in Arizona—they are designed with our residents in mind.
5. Local Area and Surroundings
The Mission at Agua Fria is located in Peoria, Arizona, which is a community in the heart of the Northwest Valley, just outside of Phoenix. We know it’s important that our independent residents have access to excellent local amenities, and Peoria offers this and much more.
This area is considered one of the best places to live in the state, featuring natural beauty, a growing arts scene, and a strong sense of community. Some of the regional attractions include:
- Lake Pleasant Regional Park, a 23,000-acre scenic oasis surrounded by the Sonoran Desert. The landscape is beautiful and provides ample opportunities for recreation.
- Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, which brings award-winning theater to downtown Peoria and features over 200 events a year.
- Peoria Sports Complex, a venue that’s open year-round and features a variety of family-friendly activities.
We hope that you’ll consider the beautiful state of Arizona for your assisted living and memory care needs and that the Mission at Agua Fria in Peoria is a community that will work for you.