One thing that we may dread about getting older is losing our independence. With the skyrocketing costs of senior care, Phoenix residents have plenty of incentive to keep a lid on housing and medical outlays.
Phoenix residents might have been willing to invest in senior care in the not-too-distant past. Today, due to lingering economic uncertainties, it often may be considered a luxury best left for the "one-percenters."
No one likes to be "put out to pasture" in an unfeeling and sterile hospital-like environment. Remaining at one's home and living happily ever after need not be the stuff of old movies. Men and women of advanced age seek to retain the values of independence and adventure in living enlivened by their childhood.
Seniors understandably resist the process of being "committed" to a retirement community or extended care facility. Because of this perceived marginalization that can occur when, they're put in an old folks home, even one with recreation and entertainment opportunities galore, it will hold little attraction for many older folk.
It's Starting To Make Sense
Seemingly on cue, a new breed of senior care in Phoenix, people of all ages can finally get behind is providing exciting new options. By assessing the unique condition of each client, in-home care is experiencing quite the renaissance in this retirement hub called Arizona.
Droves come to the Phoenix area to enjoy the benefits of year-round warmth. These aren't all snowbirds, tourists or even Major League baseball teams prepping for spring training. Many are the beneficiaries of this new style of senior care.
A lot of seniors that have been relegated to retirement homes in the past might have been able to enjoy independent living longer. Had they been able to receive "just enough" help to allow them to keep on keeping on, their Golden years would have been all the more rich.
Let's give our elders the freedom that they so patriotically enabled others to enjoy. Many of the seniors we are concerned with caring for are also veterans. They were and remain patriots who have put themselves in harm's way for freedom's sake. Now their own offspring may not know what to do but know they want something more than the horror stories of "shipping them off" to dreaded old age homes.
Even if those new retirement homes are luxury communities with all of the amenities, there is never any place like one's home. Seniors may often be written off when simple, non-medical care, like doing the dishes, laundry, going shopping or walking the dog is all they really need help with.
Consider the sterling example of our national pastime, "It ain't over 'til it's over!" Help your senior to go the distance in style and as much comfort and dignity as humanly possible. Hire in-home care.