There are many options to consider when beginning your search for group home placement in Phoenix. It is crucial to know how much care you or a loved one needs in order to find the right group home fit. Also, make sure the Phoenix group home you find fits within a long term budget plan. In many instances, those looking for group home placement are eligible for government benefits such as Arizona Long Term Care (ALTCS) or VA benefits (Aid and Attendance for Veterans). When looking at any group home in Phoenix or anywhere else around the state, it is important to make sure you’ve performed a background check on the home to ensure there aren’t any serious violations. Many times seemingly wonderful group homes and assisted living communities have violations that you can’t tell just from a visit. They may not respond to residents, mix up medications, etc. Request a free background check from us for any community you have in mind and we can help prevent any unnecessary stress further down the road.
Applying for Benefits for Group Home Placement in Phoenix
Many families are unaware they may be eligible for benefits. As mentioned above, the two most popular are ALTCS and the VA’s Aid and Attendance. In addition, many larger agencies and group home providers won’t tell you that you may be eligible. There are many group homes in the Phoenix and surrounding areas that are more than happy to work with you while your benefits are pending. Once you submit a benefits application you go into a pending phase, which will retroactively pay for your care once you are approved. This means that instead of running out of money and limiting your options or feeling like you have no options, certain homes will work with whatever you are receiving in regards to social security and use the benefits once they come in. If you have any questions about group home placement in the Phoenix area, simply give us a call or request that we call you.