Looking for Phoenix group homes? If you would like a complete list of all the group homes in Phoenix, AZ, feel free to give us a call at 800-531-5118 or request information on the side. There are many options when it comes to group homes in Phoenix, but the ones we are going to speak about today are group homes for the elderly rather than group homes for TBI or for younger people. Senior Planning is a free service that can provide a list of Phoenix area group homes (we work throughout the entire Arizona as well), perform background checks on a home of your preference, or simply educate you about the difference in senior care.
Phoenix group homes are different from assisted living in the fact that they are smaller and in general have more caregivers per patient. Most group homes in Phoenix have between 5-10 residents and 2 full time staffed caregivers. Some families feel their loved ones fit better in a larger 10 resident home while others want smaller houses under 5 residents (2-3 residents in general are the smallest licensed homes available). In both instances, having a caregiver for every 5 residents that is always within a short vicinity is a tremendous benefit. Rather than the resident having to push their call button and wait 20-45 minutes to get help for things like getting dressed, using the restroom, or getting a snack, the caregiver can attend to them immediately.
Similar to the larger assisted living facilities, all of the Phoenix group homes are licensed through the state. There are several different types of licenses but the two main ones we work with are directed and supervisory. In general we recommend a directed care group home. Directed care means they are licensed to provide 24 hour care and can handle all the activities of daily living (ADLs). This includes but is not limited to bathing, helping the resident use the restroom, get dressed, prepare food, feed themselves, medication management and transferring from the bed to a wheel-chair or out of a chair to their walker. Additionally, if the resident is wandering or has dementia or Alzheimer’s, there are Phoenix group homes that are specialized in this type of care.