Leaving home can be a complicated and challenging process, but there are several ways to make it simpler for you or your loved one.
When you and your loved one have identified a prospective community, visit it for a tour. This is the best way to see with your own eyes any issues with safety, cleanliness or comfort that you might not otherwise detect. Ask about staff accreditation, accessibility, the range of food provided and diets supported, activity schedules and medicine management policies. A quality community should be able to answer any questions you have promptly and transparently.
Get a multi-part evaluation from your doctor and the prospective community's staff. This gives a clear picture of medical history and dietary needs, past or current prescriptions and treatments, and their ability to carry out ADLs.
Start planning the move as early as you can. It's best if you can start the process at least a month in advance. It's easier to get all the details taken care of when you're not rushing.
Take it in stages to make decisions about what to take and what to leave. Get support from family and friends as you or your loved one work out how best to downsize life in a new setting. Saying farewell to a familiar home can be an emotional process, but if you've started early, you'll be able to break down this process into smaller, more manageable steps.
Ask for the help you need. If you or your loved one need physical support in making the move, don't hesitate to ask for it. You can also get help from a senior move manager, a company that specializes in supporting just this kind of move with minimum stress.
The average monthly cost of assisted living in Tuscon is under $3,700 according to the Genworth Cost of Care survey 2017.
According to the Genworth Cost of Care survey, the monthly cost of assisted living in Tucson is just above the median monthly cost in the state and very close to the overall national average, running at just under $3,700. This does make it the second-most-expensive region for such services out of the state's various regions but only by a narrow margin.
Our local Seniorly Partner Agents often have the ability to negotiate monthly rent and fees on your behalf at many of the communities you might be interested in. This is a free service to you. To connect to a Seniorly Partner Agent email us now at email@example.com or call (855) 866-4515.
One can differentiate assisted living from other types of senior care by its placement on the continuum of care. Assisted living sits perfectly inbetween independent living and skilled nursing facilities, sometimes called nursing homes.