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Old 02-06-2016, 12:53 PM
 
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I'm wondering if there is anyone near or in Sun City, AZ who might know or be able to recommend (or warn!) about Group Homes in that area??? My FIL, who was already dealing with dementia, was also a stroke victim a little over 4 years ago. It left him completely paralzyed on his left side and he is now on home care 24/7. He is in his late 80s and my precious MIL is early 90s and has not had much luck in finding a decent home health care agency who can meet their needs. We would like to learn what might be the best group homes (Not nursing or skilled care or assisted living) in the area and what a ballpark for their rates might be? Thanks for any help!
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Old 02-06-2016, 01:34 PM
 
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I'm wondering if there is anyone near or in Sun City, AZ who might know or be able to recommend (or warn!) about Group Homes in that area??? My FIL, who was already dealing with dementia, was also a stroke victim a little over 4 years ago. It left him completely paralzyed on his left side and he is now on home care 24/7. He is in his late 80s and my precious MIL is early 90s and has not had much luck in finding a decent home health care agency who can meet their needs. We would like to learn what might be the best group homes (Not nursing or skilled care or assisted living) in the area and what a ballpark for their rates might be? Thanks for any help!
Your FIL sounds like he needs skilled care. First I have never heard of group homes that aren't for developmentally disabled or others with birth defects or mental illness who are in the custody of the state. I don't know what you might mean, unless you are thinking of the old time retirement homes that really were like someone's home...but they would normally require independent seniors, not someone who needs help with daily living skills or mobility.

I do not see how anyone could get a certification to care for demented stroke victims in a home without having their business licensed as an assisted living or skilled nursing care.
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Old 02-07-2016, 08:16 AM
 
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The alternative name for group homes is residential care homes.

What to Expect in a Residential Care Home
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Old 02-07-2016, 09:00 AM
 
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This is much harder to find than a decent Home Care agency, I'm afraid.

It may be particularly hard to find considering your FIL has such high needs. He needs 24 hour care, so he really needs a nursing home. I have heard that there are some group homes that exist, but I suspect they are not commonly for people who are so disabled.

They should call their local department of aging, and have a social worker come out for a home visit. The social worker should have a list of such places, and may be able to help assess if he would be appropriate.

Are they paying privately right now for their caregivers? Maybe it is time for them to hire someone on their own rather than work through an agency. You can get better quality people this way, but it requires rigorous screening. They should tell all their friends/church/club groups etc... that they are looking to hire someone. A direct referral is always the best way to find someone. Ideally, if they have space in their home, they should hire a live in caregiver.
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Old 02-08-2016, 10:42 PM
 
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I used a company called Ability Senior Care. They're like a placement service. Fee is paid by the group home. I'll PM you with info.
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Old 02-10-2016, 08:19 PM
 
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I used "A Place For Mom" which led me to 5 homes (private residential) that took in elderly patients (all levels of care) and also their spouses if needed. The cost per month was $2500 but they were family=like and the people that cared for the patients were devoted. You might try googling it to see what they have to offer. You don't pay for the service. The home does.
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