Posted On: July 7th, 2016 8:34PM
Residential Assisted Living is fast becoming one of the most desirable options for Seniors needing care. There are some great options right here in North Central for those wanting to keep their loved ones within our community. One of those options is Constant Care Assisted Living. I spoke with owner Jamie Kimmel today about their residential care homes in North Central and Arcadia. She and her husband, Matt Schaub, are preparing to open their newest assisted living home in North Central early Fall 2016. Bobby: What is the benefit of a residential care home over a larger assisted living facility? Jamie: Residential care homes are a wonderful option for anyone needing more individualized care. Most homes will have 1-2 caregivers for 10 or fewer residents, and have the ability to create a very personal plan of care in a home environment. Also, meals are home made and served family style and contribute to the feel of truly being at home. The small number of residents allows for easy accommodation of various dietary preferences. Bobby: That sounds like the next best thing to being able to actually stay in your own home. Are care homes regulated by any certain agency and how can prospective clients find the right home for their loved one? Jamie: Every care home in the Valley is licensed and regulated by the Arizona Department of Health Services and each home is inspected annually. These inspection reports are public and posted on the AZ DHS website. At Constant Care, our caregivers have all had extensive training and are licensed through the state of Arizona. They are trained in CPR & First Aid and hold a Level 1 fingerprint clearance card. Choosing the right care home is a highly personal decision with many factors at play. I always encourage people to ask for a list of references both from families of residents as well as medical professionals who provide services inside the homes (home health and hospice nurses, physicians, etc). Some things to consider when choosing a home are cost, location, level of care offered, caregiver to resident ratio and any activities provided. In our homes, we provide activities to promote both physicial and mental well-being. Some of these activities include: our weekly fitness class, music therapy with live musical performances, and our very popular weekly pottery painting class. Usually when a family comes to tour, they will know right away when they have found the right place. Although we believe our homes are among the best in the Valley, we always encourage families to tour several places before they make a decision - there are some great options in North Central! Bobby: Congratulations on your newest home, it seems like a very convenient location and close to all the great new restaurants on Central Ave and 7th Street. When do you anticipate opening your new home and how many residents will you be able to accomodate? Also where can people find more information on Constant Care Assisted Living? Jamie: As we enter our 5th year in business, we are so excited about this new home and the opportunity to provide excellent care for more people right here in our community. We anticpate opening in early fall 2016 and will host an open house for anyone who would like to come and tour and learn more about the care environment we provide. You can find us (and like us!) on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ constantcareassistedliving, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me directly at (602) 803-5642. Matt and I love living in North Central and raising our family in this part of the Valley. We feel very honored to provide care to so many wonderful families right here in the community that we love.
Jamie Kimmel, Owner Constant Care Assisted Living (602) 803-5642
HomeSmart Elite Group Manager/Founder
5225 N. Central Ave., Ste. 104
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Mobile: 602-376-1341 Fax: 602-996-9141