Below are a list of professionals in the Prescott and Quad Cities area who can help you address a variety of issues faced by older adults.
- Elder Law Attorneys
- Financial Planners
- Assisted Living Facilities
- Home Health Care (medical)
- Hospice and Palliative Care
- In-Home Care (non-medical)
Elder Law Attorneys
“Elder law” is a special branch of the law that has to do with issues of special concern for older adults. People consult an elder law attorney when they are setting up a living trust. Or when they are creating a will. Elder law attorneys can also help in situations where families are worried that an older relative may no longer be safe living alone at home. Or if they have concerns about a loved one’s ability to handle finances wisely. Elder law attorneys can also advise you about financial options, tax matters and Medicare coverage for long-term care.
Chester B. McLaughlin 928-443-9934
Holdsworth Law Firm 928-776-0300Return to top
Especially as retirement looms and income earning years draw to a close, it’s important to have a nest egg. Financial planners can help you manage your loved ones assets. They can also help you determine your own retirement needs and set savings goals while investing your money in a manner that matches your personal style. (Some people are said to have a high risk-tolerance. This means they tend to be more willing to take chances with their money on the possibility that they can earn more interest. Others have low risk-tolerance, meaning they would prefer security and a more predictable rate of growth.) Whatever your investment style, a financial planner can work within your comfort level to help you achieve your monetary goals.
Joseph Allen 928-445-2226
Lisa Drutz 928-778-7983
Carla Jones 928-778-7885
Melissa Liebe 928-636-2699Return to top
Assisted Living Facilities
Assisted living facilities provides supervision and assistance with activities of daily living; coordination of services by outside health care providers; and monitoring of resident activities to help to ensure their health, safety and well-being.
Alta Vista Retirement Community 928-772-6000
American Heritage Senior Living 928-710-7106
Avista Senior Living Prescott 928-777.5511
Circle of Life Memory Homes 928-237-4795
Granite Gate Senior Living 928-771-8200
Highgate Senior Living 928-541-1400
Las Fuentes Resort Village 928-445-9300
Margaret T Morris Center 928-445-6633
New Horizons Adult Care Home 928-713-4939
Pleasant Valley Care Home 928-778-3128
The Landings of Prescott Valley 928-445-3669
Touchmark at the Ranch 928-632-7800
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Home Health Care (medical)
Home health care is a program that allows patients who cannot leave home easily to receive periodic visits from a nurse or other medical specialist. Often this is when someone is recovering from a surgery. But it can also involve management of an illness that needs periodic medical attention. The care might include a nurse overseeing the healing of a wound. Or it could be a physical therapist coming out to help with exercises after a hip replacement. This type of care is called “Home Health Care” because it is medical in nature. It differs from in-home care, which involves non-medical help. Because home health involves medical specialists, it may be paid for, in part or in whole, by Medicare.
Assisteo Home Health 928-582-6055
Good Samaritan – Legacy Home Care 928-443-9331
Haven Home Health 888.752.8055Return to top
Hospice and Palliative Care
If the person you care for has a serious, life-threatening illness, he or she might start to think more about the quality of his or her days, rather than the quantity. This is especially true if treatments are difficult and offer only a slim chance of recovery.
For those with incurable conditions, whose focus is to remain comfortable and pain free, hospice is a wonderful option. It is available at no cost to persons on Medicare. A nurse makes regular home visits. A home health aide comes several times a week to help with bathing. And the services of a chaplain and social worker are available for spiritual, emotional and social support. A volunteer can even come for a few hours a week to give the family caregiver some time off.
People often think that hospice is only for the last few days of a person’s life. Not true! It is available for weeks and months. Most families say they wish they had signed on to hospice sooner. Palliative care is similar to hospice, but is available even while a person continues to seek curative treatment. Ask you doctor if hospice or palliative care services are appropriate support for your family member.
Good Samaritan Society – Prescott Hospice 928-443-5400
Haven Hospice 888-752-8055
Maggies Hospice 928-775-2290
YRMC Palliative Care 928-775-5567Return to top
In-Home Care (non-medical)
In-home care is for individuals who need assistance with personal tasks. These are non-medical in nature, such as bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, or going to the bathroom. Kind and knowledgeable caregivers can provide much needed assistance and companionship so your loved one can stay comfortably and safely at home. Because this type of help is non-medical, it is not covered by Medicare or Medicaid.
Home Care Assistance 928-325-2345
Home Instead Senior Care 928-708-9960
Synergy HomeCare 928-515-3318Return to top