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What are the differences between Scottsdale Group Homes and Scottsdale Assisted Living?

Depending upon the type of care needed, budget, and the atmosphere you’re looking for, there are benefits to both types of living. If you need directed care (total care) we recommend looking at group homes in Scottsdale first. If you have a larger budget and don’t need 24 hour care, assisted living might be the best option. Before making any decisions though, let’s go over a few things.

What are the benefits of a group home over assisted living?

Generally, group homes have 3-7 patients per home. This means a group home in Scottsdale can provide 24 hour care because there is a much higher caregiver to resident ratio. Residents receive attention quicker than those who live in an assisted living facility. Unlike group homes, assisted living is geared towards people who are at least somewhat independent. Assisted living aides provide assistance with activities of daily living such as dressing and bathing, but may not be able to accommodate a completely bed-bound individual or someone who requires care at varying hours.

How do I know what’s right for my situation?

We get a lot of calls from family members who are having issues with the slow response time of caregivers in assisted living. At this point, we help them start looking for other living options because the assisted living facility is unable to accommodate their family member as a resident. It goes without saying that it’s better to know your needs and limitations before beginning your search. If you or your loved one needs assistance at all hours of the night then a group home is the right option. If a group home resident needs to use the restroom at 2 A.M. there will be a caregiver available to help. In an assisted living facility, there could be a 45-60 minute wait until a caregiver is able to tend to the resident’s needs. Call us today and once we hear the specifics of your situation we can make a free assessment and recommend what type of care we think is best.

Where are Scottsdale group homes located?

They are located in nearly all parts of the Scottsdale area, including North Scottsdale near Carefree and Cave Creek all the way to South Scottsdale, near the Mesa and Tempe borders. Since these group homes offer directed care, the residents can be eligible for ALTCS and VA benefits to help subsidize the cost of care. If you have any questions about Scottsdale group homes or other living arrangements, feel free to give us a call or request more information.

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