Are you the primary caretaker of an elderly parent or loved one? If so, you are part of the more than 20 million adult children in the United States who provide care for an aging parent or in-law. In many situations, the elderly parent is no longer able to live alone safely. Furthermore, they have refused care from a nursing home, leaving families to believe their role as a family caregiver is the only option. However, there are a variety of alternatives that are designed specifically for seniors who require varying levels of senior care in Scottsdale.
One option is a retirement community, also known as senior housing or senior apartments in some areas. These compact communities are made up of apartments, condominiums or individual homes. The communities typically offer recreational centers for activities and socializing with other seniors in the community. Geared toward seniors who only need minor assistance, retirement communities allow seniors to stay active and social as they age.
Another option and a relatively new concept to senior care is “the village.” Active seniors are able to remain in their own homes without having to rely on family and friends. Seniors who are members of a village have direct access to specialized programs and services including transportation, home care in Scottsdale, as well as a range of social activities with other village members.
Seniors can also receive help from assisted living facilities. Depending on the facility a senior may have their own apartment style living quarter, or have an individual or shared room within the facility. Staff is available twenty four hours per day, assisting with activities of daily living as well as providing minor help with medications. Assisted living facilities are ideal for seniors who need more care services than a retirement or village community but do not need the full time care of a nursing home.
A final option, and preferred by a majority of seniors is Scottsdale in home care. With in-home care, seniors are able to remain within the comfort of their own home and receive assistance tailored to their personal needs. A professional caregiver will arrive directly at the home of the senior, helping with cooking, cleaning, personal care, transportation, and more. Specialty care is also available for seniors with Parkinson’s, dementia and Alzheimer’s, maximizing comfort and providing quality care to help seniors maintain their independence.
In-home care offered by Home Care Assistance in Scottsdale provides respite to overwhelmed family members, as well as customized care to your elderly parent or loved one. Call us today at (480) 771-2710 to schedule a free in-home consultation.