Local Resources in Verde Valley and the Quad Cities

Most of us have little experience with elder care until a parent becomes suddenly ill or in need of help. It may start with an unexpected event (a fall or hospitalization). Then, over time, your loved one needs more and more help.

The good news is that there are people who specialize in elder care, from the legal side to the medical and everything in between. They can serve as great local resources to help you get a sense of what to expect and the best way to address whatever issue you are facing. You don’t have to re-invent the wheel!

Below are local services offering support to caregiving families.

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

Jackson White Elder Law              480-568-2327

Ledbetter Law Firm                      928-649-8777

Virginia I. Duncan, P.C.                928-282-4117

 

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Financial Planners

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.

Amy Brown                     928-649-7424

Mary Millar                      928-282-3366

Matias Sandoval              928-634-1044

 

 

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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.

Alicia’s Secret Assisted Living Home               928.863.8316

Austin House                                                928.634.4278

Best of Europe Adult Care Home                    928.634.2856

Carefree Assisted Living Center                      928.639.3860

Caring Haven Homes LLC                               913.302.1785

Christian Care Cottonwood                             928.634.7571

Circle of Life                                                 928.862.2287

Cottonwood Village Assisted Living                 928.634.2956

Country Care Assisted Living Home                928.649.0434

El Dorado Assisted Living                              928.567.3304

Generations Senior Living                             928.641.6012

Gracious Granny’s LLC                                  928.282.3656

Hillsman House Senior Living                        928.634.9609

Lovely Ladies                                               928.899.9498

Mingus Manor Assisted Living                        928.649.1351

Mountain Home Adult Care                            928.567.7045

Page Springs Assisted Living                          928.649.0588

Sedona Winds Assisted Living                        928.284.1021

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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.

Angels Care Home Health Care                       928.649.8890

Granite Mountain Home Care                         928.445.2522

Northern Arizona Home Care                          928.639.6674

Nurses Network                                            928.204.2255

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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.

Aviant Hospice                                             928.634.1073

Hospice of the Pines                                     928.632.0111

Hospice Compassus                                      928.284.0180

Maggie’s Hospice Inc. and Palliative Care        928.775.2290

Northern Arizona Hospice                              928.639.6676

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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.

ABRiO                                                        928.634.6758

Caring Hearts of Sedona                              928.284.1948

Harmony Home Care                                   928.282.1901

Helping Hands                                            928.639.8450

Home Care Assistance                                 928.771.0105

Home Instead Senior Care                           928.708.9960

ResCare HomeCare                                     928.634.5448

Verde Valley Caregivers                               928.204.1238

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