Finding quality group homes for seniors in Mesa, Arizona can be a tricky task. The problem lies in the fact that there is a difference in quality and cost. At Senior Planning, we make sure you are paying a fair rate. Even though the field has been regulated for many years from a government standpoint, when it comes to private pay there is little oversight.
One patient staying in a semi-private room could be paying more than the next patient staying in a semi-private room. There is little transparency and the group home owners will try to get as much money out of the patient and patient’s family as possible.
When deciding on a group home there are many things to consider. First, it is important to do a background check on both the facility and the caregivers. Checking the facility is not as hard as checking the caregivers. There is a public search on http://www.azdhs.gov/ that can easily find violations that the state reviewers found. The hard part is doing a background check on the owners, the caregivers, and others that are affiliated with the organization. It is hard because they may not be listed, may be extremely hard to find, and probably note located online.
There are many group homes for seniors in Mesa and depending upon the necessity of government aid or ability to pay privately, there are different selections. If you are just registering for government aid (also known as ALTCS), there are limitations even if you qualify. If you qualify, you are considered an ALTCS client. If you are not qualified, you lie under the ALTCS pending category.
The difference manifests itself in the ability to choose care homes. Since we work with many Mesa group homes for the elderly, we are able to negotiate better terms and a better facility with the money you have on hand. Even if you don’t have very much cash, we can still find a great Mesa group home on your budget until state funds kick in.
There are several different plans to choose from when looking at ALTCS. There are plans called Mercy Care, Evercare, Bridgeway and Scan. After you qualify for ALTCS, you can choose one of these plans dependent on the care facility you are most interested in. One of the biggest mistakes people make is choosing a plan before they choose a care facility. Most care facilities don’t even accept ALTCS. The ones that do have limited plans (usually 2 out of the 3 and sometimes even 1 out of the 3). That is why it is important to look for care facilities even before you feel you need a Mesa group home for the elderly.
We are more than happy to help you with the ALTCS process and happy to find places for you free of charge (our services are free). Give us a call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 800-531-5118.