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Siegfried Zhuravlev
Siegfried Zhuravlev


The mission of the Board is to protect the health, welfare, and safety of Arizona citizens who seek and use the services of nursing care institution administrators and assisted living facility managers.


AALHA members unite to ensure ongoing success in the quickly evolving economic, political and commercial climate of assisted living. Together, we arm ourselves with the knowledge and resources necessary to advancing the quality of Eldercare.

Welcome to The Arizona Assisted Living Homes Association, a non-profit, statewide organization representing providers of assisted living and personal care homes throughout the Grand Canyon State. AALHA provides members a cohesive, productive network for executives, providers and industry-related affiliates. AALHA is dedicated to promoting the best interests of providers and residents through a variety of educational programs, continuing education workshops, our Annual Conference and updates regarding current events in the industry. Today, AALHA represents over 1,650 assisted living homes and adult foster care homes in Arizona. Together, we have a collective voice in the industry and help maintain a high level of care for Arizona's older adults.

With Brookdale Central Paradise Valley's location just minutes from some of the city's top shopping and restaurants, seniors can take full advantage of everything Phoenix has to offer. The community offers a resort-like setting and is considered a premier senior living destination for its wide range of amenities and full social calendar. Whether its puzzle nights, piano recitals, walking clubs or off-site excursions, residents have a variety of activities to choose from each day. Seniors can also opt for an independent workout in the fitness center, explore their creativity in the arts studio or soak up some sun by the heated outdoor pool.

Brookdale Desert Ridge is a warm and welcoming community where residents feel like they're part of a family. It's considered one of the premier senior living destinations in the area because its person-centered approach to care ensures each senior receives highly personalized support based on their individual needs and preferences. The community's secure outdoor spaces feature walking paths, a landscaped courtyard and garden areas, giving residents plenty of opportunities to enjoy the Arizona sunshine. A full calendar of events and social gatherings promote active living, and with meals and household chores taken care of, seniors can spend their days relaxing and pursuing their favorite activities.

Seniors can enjoy a luxurious retirement experience at Vista Living Camelback. The community is thoughtfully designed for residents' comfort, featuring private accommodations, modern finishes and unique touches, such as a saltwater fish tank. It's also pet friendly. The open-concept interior not only makes it easy for seniors to navigate through the space independently, but encourages social interaction between residents. The common living spaces are connected to a secure backyard area where residents can enjoy a stroll along the walking paths, spend time gardening, enjoy a family barbecue or relax on the cushioned seating while taking in views of Camelback Mountain.

MorningStar at Arcadia has received numerous awards for its contemporary decor, exceptional architecture and well-appointed common spaces. Assisted living residents have access to a full range of resort-like amenities, including a theater, library, fitness room, massage room, tropical aquarium and fireside courtyard. Engaging daily activities designed by the community's life enrichment coordinator promote physical, intellectual, spiritual and social wellness. With MorningStar's location right in the heart of the Valley, seniors enjoy easy access to a wide range of amenities, as well as the popular neighborhoods of Scottsdale and Paradise Valley.

Our seniors are honored and are always treated with respect and grace. The aging process can be difficult for seniors as they feel a loss of personal self-worth. Preserving their dignity while transitioning to assisted living is integral to our culture.

Rare in the world of Residential Assisted Living care homes, MD Senior Living is owned and operated by a group of compassionate physicians. We have implemented best-practice solutions to be utilized at our senior living facilities, including strategies identified at hospitals and care centers to reduce hospitalization rates. Additionally, we provide direct nursing oversight for all clients ensuring peace of mind for residents and their families. Experience the best nursing homes in Scottsdale, AZ.

Understanding costs associated with home care, adult day care, and assisted living can be quite difficult. This page will help with understanding these costs for the state of Arizona. It explores different financial assistance and payment programs available for caring for the elderly, wherever they reside in the state.

Through the ALTCS program, long-term care may be provided at home, in adult foster care, or in a nursing home. This program also pays for care related services for those in assisted living. Services and benefits via ALTCS may include home nursing, meal delivery, durable medical equipment, and more. The applicants must meet impairment requirements in order to receive these benefits. There are no enrollment caps for this program, which means anyone who is eligible is able to receive services.

The Non-Medical, Home and Community Based Services (NMHCBS) program provides non-medical services to the elderly so they can remain living in their home instead of moving to a more expensive facility. Benefits may include personal care services, adult day care, homemaker services, and home modifications. Arizona residents must meet age and activity-assistance requirements to qualify.

Government assistance in paying for assisted living costs in Arizona is limited at both the state and federal levels. Residents or their families often shoulder the cost of assisted living using personal financial resources such as savings, health insurance or long-term care insurance.

Seniors who choose assisted living in Arizona are in good company as the state has the second-fastest growing population in the nation with just over 13% of the population age 65 and older, according to a 2008 survey by the U.S. Census Bureau.

In addition to accommodations and meals, Arizona assisted living facilities also provide professional assistance to seniors who need help with eating, managing medications, dressing and other activities of daily living, but are in generally good health and do not require skilled nursing.

In the state of Arizona, there are several types of facilities that provide care services for adults. Facilities that specifically provide assisted living services, such as bathing, grooming or supervision, for adults 60 years or older are classified as assisted living homes or assisted living centers.

The Arizona Department of Health Services Bureau of Residential Facilities Licensing is charged with licensing and inspecting assisted living homes and assisted living centers. Inspections are performed as part of an annual licensure survey or when a complaint is lodged against the facility.

As a result of legislation passed in 2011, the Arizona Board of Examiners of Nursing Care Institution Administrators and Assisted Living Facility Managers assumed regulatory oversight of assisting living facility manager and caregiver training programs. This necessitated writing new rules that established the curriculum standards, the approval and renewal process of these training programs, and when corrective action is warranted.

Caregivers participating in an approved Assisted Living Facility Caregiver training program receive training in a variety of topics including at six hours of infection control, at least five hours of fire, safety, and emergency procedures, and 12 hours of basic caregiver skills, which include observing and reporting pain, applying clean bandages, and providing assisted living services such as bathing, and toileting. Students are required to complete at least 136 hours of instruction, of which 40 are of instructor-supervised practicum.

The first step in opening an assisted living home should be an honest assessment if this is the right business for you. I have seen many people who find out about the assisted living home business, discover the financial opportunity and relatively low barrier to entry, and then quickly make a decision to start their own home. This is a mistake.

I have seen registered nurses, hospice owners and physicians all struggle to successfully operate an assisted living home. It is a unique healthcare environment which is not as simple as it appears from the outside looking in. I recommend you find a mentor or someone willing to allow you to volunteer at their home in order to truly understand what an assisted living home is about and find out if it is the right business for you.

The ideal home is single level and has an open floor plan with minimal or no carpeting and adequate square footage. Ideally it will also have a common bathroom that is easily accessible and can be converted to have a roll-in shower. Larger living areas such as great rooms are better for accommodating residents during activities and leisure time.

You will need to find an owner willing to lease for assisted living. The owners may not understand the assisted living home business and have reservations. They may also ask for HOA approval. HOAs typically influence property owners to avoid leasing to assisted living home leases. Often, when you find an owner willing to lease for assisted living the monthly rate is double that of the market rate.

If at all possible, I highly recommend owning the property in which you license your assisted living business. You have none of the risks associated with leasing. You will also strengthen you overall business and have a business asset beyond the value of the home. 041b061a72


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