Senior living options provide retirees with a helping hand whenever and wherever they need it. In Chandler, seniors have access to dozens of providers who offer services inside or outside of the home to help live the healthiest life possible. There are providers who do everything from help around the house with chores and meals, provide transportation, or help with activities of daily living. Senior communities are an option for retirees who want resort-style living, or who need more hands-on daily help. No matter what you’re searching for, there’s an option in Chandler.
According to Genworth's 2016 Cost of Care survey, seniors in Phoenix and the surrounding communities, including Chandler, can expect to pay about the same amount for senior care as the national median. The survey delves into the costs of all available care options to seniors, including in-home care provided by a home health aide or homemaker, as well as community-based care found in assisted living and nursing home facilities.
Generally, Chandler residents will pay within just a few percent of the national averages each year for care. Assisted living costs are a good example. In the Phoenix area (which includes Chandler), costs for this care type are $41,640 on average per year and nationally they run $43,539 per year. In-home homemaker services are even closer. Chandler seniors average exactly the same annual costs as the national median at $45,760.
The number of Baby Boomers reaching retirement age grows daily, and with that comes a growth of programs and services available to serve this population. Whether you’re planning to find a retirement community, need more in-depth care services, or want to age at home and use a combination of providers to help you do that, there are choices in Chandler that can help.
Staying at home as you age is something many retirees want to do. By choosing providers who offer the right care combination, it’s possible to safely spend a great many of your golden years in the comfort of your own home.
Homemaker services can provide assistance when you need help with the day to day of living at home, including a hand with chores, cooking meals, and daily personal grooming. Home health services, like what you’ll find provided by companies like Arizona Home Care, offer in-home medical help with things like wound care, rehabilitation, prescription management, or help with chronic diseases like diabetes.
Adult day programs are a safe place for seniors to go during the day to play games, have fun, and interact with others. Some community sites will have specialty programs for seniors with memory loss or dementia. To search for programs in Chandler, visit the area located at centers in the community where seniors can interact and join in on fun activities daily. Some centers will offer services for seniors with dementia or memory loss, such as the Arizona Association of Adult Day Services (AAADS).
Independent concierge services can be contracted to do a variety of jobs around the house. You can hire someone who will do anything from walk your dog, to deliver your groceries, or pressure wash your driveway.
Use Senior Advisor’s care checklist to make sure that the provider you’re hiring is professional, reputable, licensed, and qualified. Ask questions first to make sure you make the best choice for your needs.
Depending on your situation, living in a senior community may be the right fit for your needs. Whether you’re independent or need consistent access to medical care, there is an option that suits your needs.
Independent living communities are known for being resort-style living situations where all of the daily maintenance of your property is provided. Seniors are typically active, and the communities host many events and mixers to keep everyone involved and engaged.
Assisted living is a good choice for seniors who like independent, apartment-style living but who also need help from time to time with activities of daily life. These communities provide things like transportation, help with personal grooming, and will offer activities for residents.
Nursing homes offer a high level of care to their residents and have nursing staff available 24 hours a day.
Dementia care facilities are usually part of a nursing home but have staff with specialized knowledge and training, as well as enhanced security measures to prevent wandering from the safe place.
Use this helpful article on Senior Advisor to make sure that you’re asking the right questions to determine if the senior community is right for your needs, or the care needs of your loved one.
Paying for senior care may seem a bit daunting, as it can be expensive. There are several ways to finance it beginning with social security benefits and retirement savings. Seniors who have a low income can apply for assistance from Medicaid, and those who served during wartime and their widows may also apply for help from the VA Aid & Attendance pension. Seniors who own their home may be a good candidate for a reverse mortgage. As long as the risks and benefits are a smart match, the equity from this mortgage can be used to pay for care.
Seniors who want to volunteer to get more involved in the local Chandler community should reach out to organizations like the Senior Source to be connected to an area business who needs help.
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