Cathy Peterson is the owner of Peterson Placement Services. Ms. Peterson’s goal is to help you or your loved one with the challanges of finding the right senior care living solution based on personal needs and level of care required.
Peterson Placement Services is a small local company based here in the valley (Gilbert, AZ). Ms. Peterson has worked with our wonderful elderly community in the past, as the previous owner of a Hospice, and is excited to launch her new placement company.
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* Note- We will never place you or your loved one in a facility that is not in good standings with the Department of Health Services, has any deficiencies or a bad reputation!
The cost of living in senior housing depends on the type of facility, amenities that are included, level of care needed and whether or not you choose to have a private or semi-private room. Most senior living facilities are private pay, but some will accept Veteran’s aid and attendance benefits, Arizona Long Term Care Insurance and more.
Peterson Placement Services offers several types of senior living arrangements to choose from. Here is a brief description of each one to better help you determine what might be the best fit for you or your loved one.
In general, assisted living is a housing option for those who need help with some activities of daily living, meals, medication management and transportation and usually have staff available twenty-four hours a day. Some assisted living facilities provide apartment-style living with scaled-down kitchens, while others provide rooms. In some, you may need to share a room unless you’re willing to pay a higher cost. Most facilities have a group dining area and common areas for social gatherings and organized activities.
Nursing Home/ Skilled Nursing Facility
A nursing home is normally the highest level of care for older adults outside of a hospital. While they do provide assistance with activities of daily living, they differ from other senior housing in that they also provide a high level of medical care. Patients typically suffer from severe illnesses including cardiac and respiratory diseases or are recovering from a serious injury such as a hip fracture, so they are unable to care for themselves. A licensed physician supervises each resident’s care and a nurse or other medical professional is almost always on the premises. Skilled nursing care and medical professionals such as occupational or physical therapists are also available.
When a senior chooses an independent living community, he or she has the physical and mental capacity to live independently, but wants companionship from others his/her own age. Independent living communities offer specific services and amenities that cater to senior citizens and encourage socialization and stimulating activities that help promote a healthy lifestyles for the golden years.
Memory Care Facility
Memory Care is assisted living for seniors experiencing symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Alzheimer's living environments have secured areas to prevent wandering; a common symptom of the disease. And typically, residents in memory care need help with medications, bathing, grooming, eating, dressing and other daily tasks. Memory care provides intensive, long-term medical care to seniors with serious health and dementia conditions in a fully-staffed and monitored facility.
Hospice care for persons diagnosed with a terminal illness may be provided anywhere a patient calls “home”. Hospice is a Medicare part A benefit and includes medical and nursing care, medications for comfort or medications related to their diagnosis as well as durable medical equipment, medical supplies, a social worker to help with end of life planning, emotional, spiritual and bereavement support at no cost to you or your loved one. Hospice does not provide room and board or nutrition; it is a service that is provided to the Medicare recipient.
Group Homes/Care Homes
Residential care homes, also known as Group Homes, offer a smaller, more home-like family setting for seniors. Group homes offer food services and assistance with daily living, but do not typically have a medical professional on-site. Limited, part-time medical care is offered, but it's not a primary focus of this type of senior living community. Group homes are typically located in traditional homes and neighborhoods and provide care for fewer patients than assisted living communities. It is uncommon for a group home to offer services for more than 10 seniors; which helps create the more personal, home-style living environment.
Respite care typically refers to a short-term stay at a senior community, usually an assisted living or memory care community. Respite care is a great living option for an elderly or disabled person who needs some day-to-day supportive services, but still desires social stimulation, engagement and activities.
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: By appointment