The population of aging adults continues to grow and so does the demand for quality housing solutions and services. To make it easier for people to find senior housing that best meets their needs, the following is an explanation of the terms you will come across while shopping for a new home for you or your loved one.
One popular senior living option is referred to as “independent living.” These are apartments or suites designed specifically for older adults who want the advantages associated with senior living communities, but do not require any assistance.
Another term used to describe senior living is “assisted living.” This is housing that is geared toward those who need various levels of assistance with their daily activities. Generally a resident’s needs are evaluated and agreed upon with the senior and their family. Assisted living communities provide daily meals as well as around-the-clock care to ensure the safety and well-being of their residents. Most facilities offer wellness programs, social activities, housekeeping services, 24-hour care, scheduled transportation and more.
Lastly another form of senior living is “memory care” that is devoted to the specialized care of individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related diseases. The best communities offer their residents comprehensive care that includes recreational and purposeful activities, scheduled outings and daily health monitoring.
If you or your loved one is looking for assisted living or memory care in the Phoenix area, we invite you to take a look at our newly opened MorningStar Assisted Living and Memory Care at Arrowhead. Dedicated to making a true home for our residents, our community offers 60 private assisted living suites on two levels, with spacious studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom floor plans. In our Reflections Neighborhood, located in its own one-story wing, we have 25 secure suites devoted to the individualized care of those with memory impairment from Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related diseases.
MorningStar at Arrowhead represents the best in senior living with a unique mission statement “to honor, to value, to invest.” We have built our foundation on honoring God, valuing our seniors and hiring staff with a felt calling to serve to create a true home for residents amid a beautiful, serene setting. To experience firsthand the finest senior living in the Phoenix area, contact us to schedule a tour.