Skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and nursing homes provide intensive, around-the-clock medical care. We do not provide around-the-clock medical monitoring. We do, however, provide licensed nursing services and a 24-hour awake staff for safety. Our on-staff nurses work 7 days a week; after hours, on-call nurses are available 24-hours a day.
We want to make sure that our senior care services meet the medical needs of you or your senior loved one. Have more questions about the differences between assisted living and skilled nursing facilities? We'd be happy to help. Contact one of our senior care specialists to discuss your options.
We tailor our senior care plans according to the unique needs of each resident. At Desert Flower, we have an Age in Place model, which allows residents to transition between different levels of care as their needs change. Residents may start in assisted living, but as their memory loss or dementia progresses, may later need more specialized care.
That's where our Bridges Program comes into play. If an assisted living resident is showing the early signs of Alzheimer's or dementia, they can be slowly introduced to our Memory Care Program. This slow, easy introduction helps keep residents as comfortable and happy as possible.
Still have questions? Learn more about our Illuminations™ Memory Care Program, and explore all of your senior lifestyle options. As always, our senior care specialists are happy to help. Reach out with any questions you may have. We look forward to discussing your senior care options with you!
Respite care is temporary, short-term assisted living for seniors. This is a wonderful option for seniors who may not be ready for a long-term commitment, but want to give assisted living a try. Desert Flower Senior Living’s respite care services can also provide short-term support for seniors whose primary caregiver may be out of town or who may temporarily need a bit of extra support after a hospital stay or surgery.
The answer to this question is complex and can be very personal. Sometimes, a senior may be in great health, but is becoming more isolated. The social environment in assisted living communities can be very healing. Other times, a senior may have mobility issues that put them at great risk for a fall. The increased attention and monitoring can provide these seniors with the security they need.
We offer a wide variety of resources to help you decide if you or your senior loved one is ready for assisted living. While there are many signs that a loved one may be ready for assisted living, several key questions to consider are:
- Does your senior loved one seem isolated or lonely?
- Are they forgetting to stay hydrated, and need to be reminded to eat or drink water?
- Are they struggling with personal hygiene, and need help with day-to-day grooming or dressing?
- Have they been recently hospitalized?
- Does your senior loved one have any unexplained injuries or bruises, indicating that they may have recently fallen?
- Are they forgetting to take their prescription medications?
- Do they seem confused or disoriented?
Whatever the circumstances, weighing the pros and cons of moving into assisted living can be difficult. We're here to help. Reach out with any questions you may have. Our senior care specialists are more than happy to discuss your options and help you determine a good fit.
We are conveniently located across the street from a hospital. To ensure the safety and well-being of all of our residents, we have a 24-hour staff. In addition to our on-site nurses, we have doctors, podiatrists, physical therapists, and other medical providers available on-call.
All of our senior apartments are designed with senior safety in mind. They feature specific safety features, such as walk-in showers and handrails. Additionally, each senior apartment has a 24-hour emergency response system.
Want to learn more? Stop by and schedule a tour. Our Scottsdale, AZ community is conveniently located off Highway 101, just 15 minutes from downtown and the Scottsdale Airport. We’d love to introduce you to our staff, show you our community and resident apartments, and help you determine if Desert Flower meets the needs of you or your senior loved one.