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Welcome to our frequently asked questions page. This information is designed to help people make informed decisions about senior group housing in Arizona. The sole purpose of this website is to provide a resource and connection to local senior placement experts. The experts we are referring to are specialist in their field and have a proven track record of getting results.

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What is a Senior Group Home?2018-03-19T20:32:46+00:00

A senior group home, also known as an assisted living home, seeks to provide seniors with the care they need in a living environment as comfortable and personal as their own home.

What is Independent Living?2018-03-19T21:06:27+00:00

Independent living communities are for seniors with minimal health problems. These communities are the most affordable type of senior housing and typically include meal plans and transportation options. Some communities may also provide housekeeping and laundry service options.

What is a Nursing Home?2018-03-19T21:07:42+00:00

Nursing homes provide 24-hour skilled nursing care for seniors who require a high level of assistance and medical care. Due to the 24 hour services available from licensed nurses.

What is Memory Care, Alzheimer’s Care, and Dementia Care?2018-03-19T20:30:53+00:00

It is important to have 24-hour assistance and structured activities to ensure a safe and healthy quality of life. A number of options for seniors with memory care needs are currently available in Arizona.

Is Hospice Covered by Health Insurance?2018-03-19T20:56:03+00:00

Hospice care is covered in Arizona by Medicare, Medicaid, and even some private health insurance policies.

Are There Time Limits for Hospice?2018-03-19T20:55:23+00:00

Most people believe that Hospice is only available for a limited six-month life expectancy due to a terminal illness. However, there are many instances where hospice care is extended beyond this time length.

Will Hospice Let You Keep Your Doctor?2018-03-19T20:54:48+00:00

Hospice medical professionals typically work in collaboration with, and not as a replacement of, your existing physician.

Who Pays for Hospice Care?2018-03-19T20:53:22+00:00

Hospice care is an established part of the healthcare system. Services are covered by Medicare, most insurance plans, and some Medicaid plans. Some not-for-profit hospices provide care to everyone regardless of insurance or financial means.

What is hospice?2018-03-19T20:53:07+00:00

Hospice provides care for patients that are seriously and possibly terminally ill, as well as attending to their emotional and spiritual needs.

What is Caregiver Stress?2018-03-19T20:57:34+00:00

Caregivers care for someone with an illness, injury, or disability. Stress from caregiving is common and may include depression or anxiety.

What is Anticipatory Grief?2018-03-19T20:56:57+00:00

Anticipatory grief is a type of grief common amongst family and caregivers that are feeling a loss before the death of a loved one.

What is Alzheimer’s Disease?2018-03-19T20:59:31+00:00

Alzheimer’s Disease, classified as a form of dementia can cause issues with memory loss, behavioral changes, and thought inconsistency.

What is Dementia?2018-03-19T20:58:51+00:00

Dementia is the descriptive term for symptoms pertaining to memory loss, as well as the ability to think and interact socially. Common causes of dementia are Alzheimer’s, Hutchinson’s, and Parkinson’s disease.

What is Delirium?2018-03-19T20:58:12+00:00

Delirium is state of mind characterized by symptoms such as difficulty thinking or sleeping, memory loss, and attention span.

What is the Cost of Senior Group Homes and other Senior Living Facilities?2018-03-19T21:02:37+00:00

The cost will always be dependent on a number of factors including location, quality, and quantity of services offered, as well as the discretion of facility owners. We recommend calling an Eldercare Advisor today at 602-362-8803

How Does a Reverse Mortgage Work?2018-03-19T21:01:05+00:00

With a reverse mortgage, there are no monthly payments. Instead, the equity of the home is used as a loan to the homeowner that is expected to eventually be repaid by the sale of the home.

What is a Reverse Mortgage?2018-03-19T21:00:23+00:00

A reverse mortgage, also known as the home equity conversion mortgage (HECM), is a mortgage loan for homeowners 62 or older who have accumulated equity in their home and want to borrow that equity for supplemental income.

What is a Medical Power of Attorney?2018-03-19T21:03:45+00:00

A health care power of attorney is when someone is designated as an agent to make medical decisions in the instance of a medical situation.
* Always consult an attorney for legal advice regarding Power of Attorney and other related legalities.

What is Estate Planning?2018-03-19T21:03:10+00:00

Estate planning is the process of deciding and arranging a person’s estate to determine what will be done in the case of death.
* Always consult an attorney for legal advice regarding estate planning and other related legalities.

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