IN THE SPOTLIGHT ADL Solutions Inc.

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Welcome ADL Solutions, Inc.!

ADL Solutions is a total solution company. We offer evaluations and assessments in the facility and home setting to provide a variety of options and recommendations to modify the environment to meet the needs of the individuals served.

ADL has a team of professionals that understand the world of accessibility. We are committed to keeping up with the latest innovations and products in the industry to bring state-of-the-art equipment and concepts that can improve the quality of life for the individuals served.

We are Certified Environmental Access Consultants (CEAC), Certified Aging in Place Specialists (CAPS), and Executive Certificate in Home Modification (ECHM), to help determine the most effective way to assist facilities & individuals with their needs.
We provide the complete installation of equipment and all the construction work necessary to modify the facility or home setting.

Our exceptional team of commercial and residential contractors are fully licensed and bonded. We also sell all the innovative and state-of-the-art adaptive equipment needed for the modification. Providing a variety of solutions and resources to help improve the quality of life for those in our community is at the very heart of what we do.

Visit us online @ www.adl-solutions.com

IN THE SPOTLIGHT Elmcroft Senior Living

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Welcome Elmcroft of Tempe!

About Us

Based in Louisville Kentucky, Elmcroft takes great pride in offering much needed services for seniors across the United States. Elmcroft has 102 senior care communities, including 79 assisted living communities, 4 multilevel retirement communities and 19 health and rehabilitation centers serving over 6,000 residents in 19 states.
At Elmcroft, we are dedicated to providing compassion and kindness to our residents and fellow employees. Our mission is to enrich the lives of those who live and work with us by responding to their unique needs and universal desire for dignity and respect.
We are mindful that each resident comes to us with an individual set of needs. For some, those needs are as simple as companionship, a church service or a few kind words throughout the day. For others, it’s assistance with the basics of daily living such as housekeeping, laundry and more. Still others require more specialized care including therapy services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services.
Our trained and tenured staff are here to serve the many differing needs of our residents, promoting creative thinking and learning, with patience, kindness and, above all, compassion.
The later years of life can bring many joys and many challenges. At Elmcroft, we are committed to making these precious years fulfilling and enjoyable. And we will do this through our passionate pursuit of excellent care and service.

Resources

At Elmcroft we understand the decision to place yourself or your loved one in another’s care is a complex one; there are many factors to consider. We would like to be a resource to help you make the decision that is best for you and your family based on your specific needs and wants. We have assembled some resources below to help, but we encourage you to reach out to one of our communities for assistance as well.

WHEN IT’S TIME

What are the signs that a move to a senior living community might be a good option?
  • Mobility issues – difficulty with daily activities or frequent falls and other safety concerns
  • Memory loss – misplacing items or wandering away from home
  • Medication concerns – forgetting to take medications as prescribed
  • Lack of socialization – not interacting as usual; untidy surroundings and poor personal hygiene
  • Fear and depression – unwilling to seek medical help or assistance; withdrawal from others
  • Lack of appetite – not receiving proper nutrition throughout the day
If you or your family member are experiencing any of these signs the move to a senior living community may in fact be a very good option. Whether a long-term or short-term stay, seniors often improve through socialization, regular diet and medication management, as well as relieving the burden they often feel they have placed on their family. You are free to resume your relationship and enjoy the company of your loved one without the worry of providing for their needs.

CHOOSING THE RIGHT COMMUNITY

You should take the time to visit the senior living communities you are interested in to see which will be the best fit for you. Each visit is an opportunity to get to know the community and staff better.
The Assisted Living Federation of America has developed an evaluation tool to help you get all the answers you are looking for before you choose the community that’s right for you.

FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS

How will you cover the cost of a senior living community? This is a concern for many families. Follow the link below to view the financial options available to seniors and their families

MAKING A SUCCESSFUL TRANSITION

We understand that you, just like your loved one, are going through a life-changing transition. Our goal is to make that process as comfortable as possible – for both of you.
You will have more quality time with your loved one because our caregivers are doing their day-to-day physical care. And you will have peace of mind knowing that your loved one is getting 24-hour care and you can focus on your own health needs.
  • It will take you and your loved one time to adjust, but remember why you chose to make the move to a senior living community.
  • Give your relationship time to adjust. You are still an important part of your loved one’s life.
  • Take care of yourself. Allow time for physical exercise, rest and play. Nurture yourself.
  • Reconnect with friends; surround yourself with supportive people.
Making the decision to surround your loved one with trained professionals who can meet their needs is a selfless act. It is important that you understand you will still be involved in medication and level of care concerns and that no one lights up your loved one’s life like you, so visit often and cherish those moments.

Here's to life.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT Caring Senior Service

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Welcome Caring Senior Service!

Long Term Care Options

At the Caring Senior Service of Phoenix, we understand that deciding on long term care
for yourself or an aging loved one is not an easy decision. Making the right

choice requires some research into the different options available to you.

To help we have provided a brief description of the most common options available

as well as a few facts about home care.

Nursing Home

Nursing homes offer skilled nursing care given by a registered nurse and include

medical monitoring and treatments. Skilled care also includes services provided by

specially trained professionals, such as physical, occupational, and respiratory therapists.

A nursing home facility may be a good choice for people who require 24-hour

medical care and supervision.

Assisted Living

Assisted living facilities offer housing alternative for older adults who may need help

with dressing, bathing, eating, and toileting, but do not require the intensive medical

and nursing care provided in nursing homes.


Independent Living

The operative word at any independent living community is “independent.” For the

most part, residents are active seniors who are ambulatory and are able to complete

all of the activities of daily living without assistance.

Non-medical Home Care

Non-medical home care focuses on helping seniors with the daily activities they need

to engage in to remain safe, healthy, and at home. In addition to assisting with daily

activities non medical homecare offers one on one companionship. A well

placed caregiver can help a senior continue participating in their favorite activities

such as gardening, baking or woodworking.

Homecare Facts

  • According to an AARP survey almost 90% of people over 50 want to stay in their

    homes as long as possible.

  • More than 80% of individuals who need long-term care receive it in their home.
  • Caring Senior Service believes every senior should be able to remain healthy, happy,

    and at home

  • No home can be 100% risk free but you can make yourself aware of many common

    hazards by downloading our free 43 Point Home Safety Assessment.

For a more detailed look at your long-term care options download this free eBook,

The Complete Road Map to Long-Term Care. The eBook will walk you through how to

approach the process of finding long-term care, will give you a better understanding

of your care options, and will help you learn how to receive the care that you need.

BrightStar Care ~ I Have Alzheimer’s, Now What?

I HAVE ALZHEIMER’S, NOW WHAT?

If you been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, don’t worry, you are not alone. There are people who understand what you are going through, and help is available. There is much you can do in the early stage to cope with the changes ahead. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, it’s normal to experience a range of emotions upon receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s.
Emotions you may have
You may be grieving over the present losses you are experiencing, or the expectation of future changes as the disease progresses. It can be helpful to identify and understand some of the emotions you may experience after receiving your diagnosis.
  • Anger: Your life is taking a different course than the one you and your family had planned. You cannot control the course of the disease.
  • Relief: The changes you were experiencing were cause for concern. A diagnosis validated these concerns by assigning a name to your symptoms.
  • Denial: The diagnosis seems impossible to believe. You may feel overwhelmed by how your life will change as a result of Alzheimer’s.
  • Depression: You may feel sad or hopeless about the way your life is changing.
  • Resentment: You may be asking yourself what you did to deserve your diagnosis or why this is happening to you and not someone else.
  • Fear: You may be fearful of the future and how your family will be affected.
  • Isolation: You may feel as if no one understands what you’re going through or lose interest in maintaining relationships with others.
  • Sense of loss: It may be difficult to accept changes in your abilities.
Taking care of your emotional needs
Coming to terms with your diagnosis and the emotions you are feeling will help you accept your diagnosis, move forward and discover new ways to live a positive and fulfilling life. When working through your feelings, try a combination of approaches. Try the following tips:
  1. Write down your thoughts and feelings about your diagnosis in a journal.
  2. You may find your friends and family struggling with your diagnosis and their feelings. Learn more about how you can help family and friends.
  3. Share your feelings with close family and friends. Speak open and honestly about your feelings.
  4. Surround yourself with a good support system that includes individuals who are also living in the early stage of the disease and understand what you’re going through.
  5. Join an early-stage support group. It can provide you with a safe and supportive environment of peers. To find a support group in your area, check with your local Alzheimer’s Association chapter.
  6. Talk to your doctor if you or others are concerned about your emotional well-being. Your doctor can determine the most appropriate treatment plan to address your concerns.
  7. Seek help from a counselor or clergy member. He or she can help you to see things in a new way and help you understand more fully what you are feeling.
  8. If you are feeling misunderstood or stereotyped because of your diagnosis, learn what you can do to overcome stigma.
  9. Stay engaged. Continue to do the activities you enjoy for as long as you are able.
  10. Take the time your need to feel sad, mourn and grieve.
If you have any questions about getting support for Alzheimer’s at home or need additional resources, contact our local office. We are here for you.
Visit us online @ www.BrightStarCare.com

BrightStar Care ~ The Many Faces of Dementia

THE MANY FACES OF DEMENTIA

In honor of National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, let’s take a look at another debilitating cognitve affliction – dementia. Here’s a breakdown of the dangerous neurocognitive disorder, according to alz.org:
Physicians often refer to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) to guide them in determining if an individual has dementia and, if so, the condition causing dementia. The latest edition of the manual, DSM-5, classifies dementia as a neurocognitive disorder.
Dementia may be either a major or a mild neurocognitive disorder. An individual must have evidence of significant cognitive decline, and the decline must interfere with independence in everyday activities (for example, assistance may be needed with complex activities such as paying bills or managing medications).
Furthermore, an individual must have evidence of modest cognitive decline, but the decline does not interfere with everyday activities (individuals can still perform complex activities such as paying bills or managing medications, but the activities require greater mental effort). When an individual has these or other symptoms of dementia, a physician must conduct tests to identify the cause.

Different causes of dementia are associated with distinct symptom patterns and brain abnormalities.

Increasing evidence from long-term observational and autopsy studies indicates that many people with dementia, especially those in the older age groups, have brain abnormalities associated with more than one cause of dementia, otherwise known as mixed dementia.
In some cases, individuals do not have dementia, but instead have a condition whose symptoms mimic those of dementia. Common causes of dementia-like symptoms are depression, delirium, side effects from medications, thyroid problems, certain vitamin deficiencies and excessive use of alcohol.
Unlike dementia, these conditions often may be reversed with treatment. One meta-analysis, a method of analysis in which results of multiple studies are examined, reported that 9 percent of people with dementia-like symptoms did not in fact have dementia, but had other conditions that were potentially reversible.

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN WOMEN AND MEN IN THE PREVALENCE OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND OTHER DEMENTIAS

More women than men have Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s are women. Of the 5.1 million people age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s in the United States, 3.2 million are women and 1.9 million are men.
There are a number of potential reasons why more women than men have Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The prevailing view has been that this discrepancy is due to the fact that women live longer than men on average, and older age is the greatest risk factor for Alzheimer’s.
Many studies of incidence (which indicates risk of developing disease) of have found no significant difference between men and women in the proportion who develop Alzheimer’s or other dementias at any given age.
However, limited new research suggests that risk could be higher for women, potentially due to biological or genetic variations or even different life experiences. Data from the Framingham Study suggests that because men have a higher rate of death from cardiovascular disease than women in middle age, men who survive beyond age 65 may have a healthier cardiovascular risk profile and thus a lower risk for dementia than women of the same age, though more research is needed to support this finding.

RACIAL AND ETHNIC DIFFERENCES

Although there are more non-Hispanic whites living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias than people of any other racial or ethnic group in the United States, older African-Americans and Hispanics are more likely than older whites to have Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
A review of many studies by an expert panel concluded that older African-Americans are about twice as likely to have Alzheimer’s and other dementias as older whites, and Hispanics are about one and one-half times as likely to have Alzheimer’s and other dementias as older whites.
Variations in health, lifestyle and socioeconomic risk factors across racial groups likely account for most of the differences in risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias by race. Despite some evidence that the influence of genetic risk factors on Alzheimer’s and other dementias may differ by race, genetic factors do not appear to account for the large prevalence differences among racial groups.
Instead, health conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, which increase risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, are believed to account for these differences as they are more prevalent in African-American and Hispanic people.
Lower levels of education and other socioeconomic characteristics in these communities may also increase risk. Based on data for Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and older, Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia had been diagnosed in 8 percent of white older adults, 11 percent of African-Americans and 12 percent of Hispanics.
For more of our Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month coverage, click here. Or, contact our local team to get any questions you have answered or request dementia care and support.
Visit us online @ www.BrightStarcare.com

Home Instead ~ Avoiding Med Mismanagement

Avoiding Med Mismanagement

Prescription drugs are a scary business and sometimes, with the best will in the world, it’s easy for seniors and their loved ones to get a little mixed up on what they’re taking, when they should be taking it, where it’s stored, and what might cause a negative interaction.
In a survey, more than half of the seniors polled said they took at least five different prescription drugs regularly, and about 25 percent of the seniors took between 10 and 19 pills each day. So it’s really no surprise why they get confused!
Unfortunately, because many of these drugs are very strong, and medication regimens are often customized to a senior’s specific health condition and the other meds they are taking, there is precious little room for error.
Here are some ways you can help:
Make a List: This should include every prescription medicine your senior is taking, as well as anything over the counter such as a vitamin supplement, probiotic or low-dose aspirin. Other items to include:
  • Your senior’s name and date of birth
  • Each drug’s name
  • Dosage
  • Time/frequency taken
  • Whether food or liquid should be taken with it
  • Food or beverages to be avoided (i.e. leafy greens for blood thinners; alcohol)
  • Pharmacy and health care provider names, addresses and telephone numbers
  • Family emergency contact information
Keep a copy of the list prominently posted in your senior’s home and make sure one or two family members also have a copy. When filling prescriptions, bring it to the pharmacist for review.
One-stop shop for meds: Consolidating all prescriptions at one pharmacy is not only more convenient, it can help the pharmacist keep better track of any drugs your senior is taking and any possible interactions or side effects.
Mail-order?: If this is an option, it might help you take care of ordering your senior’s meds for them so they don’t run out. Just be sure to regularly consult a pharmacist in-person to red flag possible interactions or side effects.
Read and save the literature: We know, we know, it can seem like reams of paper come with every prescription, but it really is valuable information to prevent or alert you to new complications.
Get a med tray: They come in all shapes and sizes (consult your pharmacist for the one that suits your senior’s medicine regimen best). This will help both you and your senior keep track of what’s being taken.
For inquiring about medicine reminders or more information about caring for seniors, please contact us!

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Jackson White Law ~ Staying In-Network for Long-Term Care

Staying In-network for Long-term Care

Richard A. White JacksonWhite Law, Mesa Arizona
Question: I filed an Arizona Long Term Care System application for my wife nearly a year ago, and I have had a horrible time trying to manage and understand the process on my own. After many months of working on this process, I am now being told that my wife has to move to a different facility in order to qualify for the benefit. Can ALTCS really tell me where my wife has to live?
Answer: ALTCS will never decide where your wife will live — this is your decision to make. Before ALTCS will approve your wife’s case, however, she must reside in an approved setting.
To clarify, ALTCS is just like any other insurance provider insofar as it will only provide coverage to its members who seek care from an in-network provider. Just like with any other insurer, ALTCS has a network of providers with which it is contracted to provide care.
As long as the setting in which you place your wife has an ALTCS contract, she will be eligible for coverage if she is otherwise eligible for the benefit.
It is worth mentioning that ALTCS contracts with care providers all along the healthcare continuum. There are approved in-home care providers, group homes, day care centers, assisted living facilities and skilled nursing facilities. Further, it is not as if there is a clear demarcation between ALTCS and non-ALTCS facilities — all ALTCS facilities also have non-ALTCS residents; and ALTCS members are given the same level of treatment and care as others.
If the only thing preventing your wife from qualifying for ALTCS is this setting requirement, it would certainly be worth considering moving to an approved setting to help facilitate eligibility. You have many good options available to you, and this benefit is too valuable to forgo.
Richard White is an elder law attorney at JacksonWhite Attorneys at Law. For more information on Elder Law at JacksonWhite, please visit www.ArizonaSeniorLaw.com.

Home Instead Senior Care ~ How to Pull Off Sunday Dinners as a Family

Easy Ways to Pull Off Sunday Dinners as a Family

June 2, 2015

Sunday dinner used to be a time when the entire family—and sometimes the extended family—gathered to talk, to laugh and to share the family lore and the day-to-day details of each others’ lives. Sometimes the “little things” about dining together—the emotional connection and casual conversation—are more important than the meal itself.
Why Intergenerational Dining?
The hectic pace of life today may make it feel impossible to bring the family together for dinner. But sharing meals together can benefit all generations within a family. Children get to hear their family’s oral history directly from the older generations, and seniors enjoy the companionship, which may lead to real health benefits, such as improved nutrition.
Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® network, recently conducted research among North Americans with seniors living nearby. The Sunday Dinner Pledge survey revealed:
• 61% believe their senior relatives eat better when they dine with other family members

• 92% feel eating with multigenerational family members is a good way to reconnect

• 87% believe sharing sit-down meals with senior relatives help their loved one deal with loneliness

Start with a Simple Commitment
As a busy caregiver, you might be thinking, “where am I going to find time to plan a big family dinner?” If you feel this way, you’re not alone.
While nearly 90 percent of respondents to the Sunday Dinner Pledge survey said they would like to share sit-down dinners with their senior loved ones once a month, about half of them said conflicting schedules and lack of time prevented them from doing this. Can you relate?
Consider this: when you prioritize something in your life, you tend to find the time to get it done. And that can include regular meals with your senior loved one.
To help make family mealtime a priority in your life, sign the Sunday Dinner PledgeSM . When you do, you not only will feel committed to making family dinners happen regularly, but the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation® will donate $1 for each pledge (up to a total of $20,000 in the U.S.) to the Meals on Wheels America program.
Create an Easy Menu Plan
To make it more feasible to plan and cook an intergenerational meal on a regular basis, start by choosing an easy menu plan. This may include favorite family recipes that can be made ahead of time, or new recipes with a limited ingredient list.
If you need recipe ideas that will please all of your family members, try theSunday Dinner Planner. In three quick steps, you can choose a main ingredient, review a selection of recipes and add one to your planner. Then you can get the planner emailed to you for printing and reference.
Use Activities to Foster Interactions
Once you get into the Sunday dinner routine, you may find conversation doesn’t flow as easily as it did in the beginning. Everyone runs out of interesting family news from time to time. When this happens, you can refer to this list of conversation starters for the dinner table, or plan an after-dinner activity to engage the whole family.
The Sunday Dinner Planner includes suggestions like family movie night and hobbies. You can add these to your planner in the same way you added recipes.
Involve Senior Loved Ones in Meal Planning
And speaking of activities, be sure to include your senior loved ones in the planning and meal preparations as much as possible. They may enjoy the renewed sense of purpose they get from participating as much as the meal itself.
In advance of the meal, consult your senior family member about food preferences. Does she have a particular recipe she’d like you to cook? Would she like to assemble and bring a dish of her own? When you empower your senior loved one to contribute, you give her a real sense of satisfaction.
Dine Together on Sunday—or Any Day
By taking the Sunday Dinner Pledge, you’re committing to sharing a monthly meal with your senior loved ones. You don’t have to do it on Sundays. Pick a day that works well for your schedule.
No matter which day you choose to dine with your senior family member, your whole family will benefit from this sociable interaction.
After all, who better to describe the distinctive smell of trout cooking over a smoky campfire than Grandpa himself?
For more family meal planning resources, check out the Sunday Dinner Pledgeprogram on CaregiverStress.com.

Caring Non-Emergency Stretcher Transport Service In Scottsdale AZ

Non-Emergency Stretcher Transportation Solutions or Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Services of Scottsdale, AZ provide the services of transporting individuals, especially the handicapped and the elderly, who although are not in an emergency circumstance, need more help than a taxi service can provide. These services are typically geared up to transfer people in stretchers and wheelchairs; thus, the name Non-Emergency Stretcher Transportation Services. In addition, Non-Emergency Medical Transport (NEMT), carries ambulatory individuals: Individuals who have the ability to walk but much gradually, utilize a walker or a walking cane, or just in need of some type of extra assistance in obtaining from one location to another.
Advantages of NEMT Services to the Elderly
There are always individuals, who need transport support, and this has made the field of NEMT a growing number of competitive, as far as providing transport services is concerned. NEMT has multiple benefits, particularly to the senior. These advantages consist of:
Acquiring Covered Medical Solutions
Non-emergency medical transportation services allow Medicaid beneficiaries to obtain covered medical services both from tertiary care centers and from local service providers at a specific distance from their homes. A variety of states ensure suitable usage via prior approval processes. These states may likewise set limitations on the variety of journeys permitted on a regular monthly basis. Other states agreement with regional community agencies, broker or vendors to coordinate the transport services.
NEMT is restricted to the beneficiaries medically unable to make use of the personal or typical public transport. Here, the states are had to make NEMT services readily available to the senior since it ensures them of the access to clinically vital services. Specific states claim non-emergency medical transportation as an administrative expense for beneficiaries getting care on a fee for service basis in spite of offering NEMT as a service by means of their agreements with the handled care administration. Moreover, this transportation service is limited to the senior who are not in a position of organizing for medically required transportation via any other ways.
Providing Healthcare Gain access to
Non-emergency stretcher transportation services Scottsdale AZ transfer the senior between medical facilities, provide return journeys from medical facility emergency clinic in addition to supplying to and from arranged medical appointment; thus, needed to the seniors without access to transport. The constant provision and reliable access to medical appointments are also significant to the states because they have the ability to save cash through assisting the elderly avoid emergency clinic gos to or pricey ambulance trips.
Chronic Conditions Development
A number of people who struggle with chronic conditions such as asthma, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary condition, need medical services often. Chronic conditions treatments represent three-quarters of all U.S. healthcare spending. Around 78 % of the adult population age 55 years and above has at least one of these chronic ailment as noted by the Center for Illness Control in their report, which was launched in 2009. Apart from this, research notes that states are most likely to add majority a million grownups who have vital behavioral health issues, and this would harm the everyday efficiency of the state to Medicaid population. These people will need non-emergency stretcher transportation services to access health care services and life-sustaining treatments.
Growth of Medicaid
According to the Affordable Care Act, the population of individuals enabled to gain access to Medicaid is broadening. It is estimated that 9 million individuals are set to be added to the Medicaid program based on the forecast of the twenty-five states where coverage growth is continuous. Given that the growth includes people who are 133 % of federal poverty rate, they are anticipated to have non-emergency medical transport requirements. A quote of 270,000 brand-new enrollees will certainly need NEMT services, as noted by a research study from the Transportation Research Board.
Summary
Non-emergency stretcher transportation services are necessary to the senior; therefore, states should continue promoting NEMT services. One way of accomplishing this is by changing their medical programs concerning modifications from the Affordable Act and presenting new technologies. These will make NEMT to not only supply better transportation services however also avoid the expensive ambulance journeys; thus conserve money.

Watch a great video clip showing a professional stretcher transport company located right here in Scottsdale, AZ:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iZQgMT_zTM

IN THE SPOTLIGHT! Complete Hospice Care

We are pleased to announce our newest advertiser
in the Phoenix SPOTLIGHT Senior Services &

Welcome Complete Hospice Care!
Complete Hospice Care
Once upon a time a small group of unhappy hospice nurses and a disgruntled human resource manager got together over wings and fries to plan an escape form their frustrations in the hospice industry. They wondered if all the things they thought would work well would actually work well. They threw caution to the wind, and lo and behold, most of it not only worked well, but exceedingly well. Complete Hospice Care is absolutely and without compromise about taking care of patients and families. We’re also about taking care of each other. Really, who wants a tired cranky nurse to come into their home anyway?
Complete Hospice Care prides itself at “B” ing everything you need it to be!
Be great. Be great at whatever you are. Be a great nurse, a great social worker, C.N.A. etc., etc. Complete Hospice is excellent because our people are excellent. Mostly those of us that sit behind a desk stand back, get out of the way, and let people be wonderful. They always are.
Be compliant. All hospices are paid by Medicare, and Medicare requires all of us to follow the same rules. We’re sticklers for the rules. In fact, we drive the speed limit when people aren’t looking, and always use the crosswalk.
Be nice. This should be a standard of life. Nice feels better than not nice. It really is the little things that mean the most. We pay attention to the little things, for both the people we work for and the people we work with.
Be wonderful. This is where Complete Care really shines. We’re more than just the wound care or medication change. We are really about what we can do to make it better today? We really think about it. What could make this moment the best it can be? Our question isn’t why would we do something, but instead, why wouldn’t we?
Complete Hospice Care ~ What it means to be completely wonderful! Give us a call… or drop by. We love to talk about what we do, and we have cookies. J
Visit us online @ www.CompleteHospice.com

GRAND OPENING Gardens of Ocotillo Senior Living in Chandler

Gardens at Ocotillo Senior Living Welcomes New Residents!


New community meets demand for Arizona’s growing senior population

(CHANDLER, Ariz.) May 11, 2015 – Chandler’s newest senior living community,

Gardens at Ocotillo Senior Living http://www.gardensatocotilloseniorliving.com/ , will welcome its first residents starting May 11.


Located at 1601 West Queen Creek Road, the 135,000-square-foot community will

soon be home to 150 residents, adding quality living options for the state’s

fast-growing population of residents 65 and older. Apartments range from studio

suites to two-bedroom, two-bath, 1,200-square-foot apartments.


The community is developed and managed by Denver-based Spectrum Retirement

Communities, LLC http://www.spectrumretirement.com/ , ranked among the top

senior living companies in the country. Gardens at Ocotillo is Spectrum’s third

community in Arizona.


“We are proud to invite new residents and their families to come home to the

beautiful, safe and supportive environment at Gardens at Ocotillo,” said Jeff

Kraus, Spectrum’s Managing Director. “Each element of our programs has been

designed to strengthen health in every possible manner.”


Gardens at Ocotillo offers Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care

residences that cater to the needs of individuals, including those with

Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. The community also features a Transitional

Memory Care program, unique to Spectrum, which offers seniors with mild

cognitive impairment an option to remain in their assisted living apartments

while receiving additional support and structure.


Denver-based Spectrum Retirement Communities, LLC, owns, operates and develops

senior living communities throughout the U.S. and is considered a leader and

innovator in senior living. Now in its tenth year of operations, Spectrum is

ranked in the top five senior living companies for excellence by its peers and

among the top 50 largest senior housing operators in the country.

www.spectrumretirement.com