What Is Long-Term Care?

Long-term care refers to a comprehensive range of medical, personal, and social services coordinated to meet the physical, social, and emotional needs of people who are chronically ill or disabled. A nursing home facility may be the best choice for people who require 24-hour medical care and supervision.

What Type of Care Do Nursing Homes Provide?

Nursing homes offer the most extensive care a person can get outside a hospital. Nursing homes offer help with custodial care -- like bathing, getting dressed, and eating -- as well as skilled care. Skilled nursing care is given by a registered nurse and includes medical monitoring and treatments.

How Can I Find the Right Nursing Home?

Finding the right nursing home takes time. It is important to begin the search for a suitable nursing home well in advance of seeking admission to the facility. There are often long waiting periods for available accommodations. Planning ahead also can make the transition of moving into a nursing home much easier.

About Nursing Homes

A nursing home, convalescent home, skilled nursing facility (SNF), care home, rest home or intermediate care provides a type of residential care. It is a place of residence for people who require continual nursing care and have significant difficulty coping with the required activities of daily living. Nursing aides and skilled nurses are usually available 24 hours a day.

Residents include the elderly and younger adults with physical or mental disabilities. Residents in a skilled nursing facility may also receive physical, occupational, and other rehabilitative therapies following an accident or illness. Some nursing homes assist people with special needs, such as Alzheimer patients.

Residents may have specific legal rights depending on the nation the facility is in.

Before the Industrial Revolution, elderly care was largely in the hands of the family who would support elderly relatives who could no longer do so themselves. Charitable institutions and parish poor relief were other sources of care.

Nursing homes offer the most extensive care a person can get outside a hospital. Nursing homes offer help with custodial care—like bathing, getting dressed, and eating—as well as skilled care given by a registered nurse and includes medical monitoring and treatments. Skilled care also includes services provided by specially trained professionals, such as physical, occupational, and respiratory therapists

Features included

  • 3 Chef-prepared meals daily and restaurant style dining
  • Dynamic calendar of activities, outings and Watercrest Institute classes
  • Salon and Spa Services on-site
  • Coastal Living design complete with pool, verandas, and outdoor living spaces
  • Spacious apartments with washer, dryer, and kitchenettes
  • 24-hour licensed staffing and world class personal care
  • Wellness programs
  • Pet friendly environment
  • A state-of-the-art wireless resident call system
  • Medication management available
  • Preventative health screenings
  • High apartment ceilings and spa showers
  • Transportation services seven days per week
  • Housekeeping services
  • Maintenance services
  • Utilities and cable included
  • Move-in coordination
  • Respite stay accommodations
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Arizona Pain Specialists is the realization of a dream that started over a decade ago.  The practice was founded to bethe premier pain program in the country.  Our passion for comprehensive pain management and world-class care are the core beliefs of the entire practice.  We are guided by the simple question: “Is this the treatment we would want for our Mom or Dad if they were in pain?”

Our physicians measure among the best in the country.  They are double Board Certified, teach at a national level, and trained in the country’s leading Interventional Pain Fellowships.  Our comprehensive team approach includes on-site chiropractic care, acupuncture, behavioral therapy, an open-MRI, and a procedure center.

Our research department pushes our clinics to the forefront of a rapidly advancing field.  Our pain team not only employs the latest clinically-proven pain management techniques, but is actively defining the discipline’s future.

At Arizona Pain Specialists, we are passionate about treating those who suffer from pain. We empathize with chronic pain’s burden on you and those closest to you. We provide life-changing, intelligent, and comprehensive pain treatments.

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Helping your family enjoy a better quality of life

At Senior Helpers®, our specialty is professional, warm and compassionate senior care that enables our clients to live independently at home. Whether they need us for a few hours or around the clock, we’ll always provide the kind of quality and responsive care that lets them truly enjoy living independently at home.

Contact Shaun Phelan, owner of Senior Helpers in Scottsdale, Arizona today at 480-621-6672.

We look forward to the contributions of Senior Helpers in making Scottsdale SENIOR Magazine the premier full color magazine serving the interest of those 50 and older in the Scottsdale area.

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Arizona Breast Cancer Specialists has been a dream of Dr. Robert Kuske and Dr. Coral Quiet’s for the last decade. ABCs is a first in the world. No other radiation practice has committed its physicians, staff and equipment exclusively for women fighting breast cancer! We have chosen equipment that offers the best types of radiation to direct against cancer; yet allows minimal collateral damage to normal tissues. Our equipment design is simple – we do not borrow equipment that was really designed for prostate or brains! 

Dr. Robert Kuske and Dr. Coral Quiet are Radiation Oncologists who specialize in the treatment of breast cancer. Together, they have 43 years of experience treating this disease in both top tier academic teaching institutions and in private practice and have been honored by the opportunity to help pioneer new developments in breast cancer treatment. As they have worked in the Scottsdale and Phoenix area for years, they have dreamed of building a breast cancer specialty clinic. Today, that dream has been realized! Every element of ABCs has been selected with one overriding priority: absolute and uncompromising excellence! Our practice has been designed to provide women the highest quality of breast cancer treatment while providing the respect and solace every patient with breast cancer deserves. Dr. Robert Kuske and Dr. Coral Quiet have hand-picked each and every person in this clinic: from the PhD physicists overseeing the technical aspects of practice, to the experienced and dedicated nursing staff, and to the skilled and supportive office staff; every single person is a professional at the very top of his or her game. We have spared no expense in choosing only the very best technology, engineered by the most innovative and experienced companies in the world. Each staff member and piece of equipment is impressive in its own right, but when joined together with the dedication of the collaborating physicians, and the spirit and resolve of you, our patients, we have created a true team of champions for your fight against breast cancer.

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At Grand Canyon Planning Associates, LLC (GCPA), we provide caring and personalized attention to your needs. We have been helping Arizona residents just like you with their retirement and estate planning for over 15 years. We have a full service office in Scottsdale, and we also make ‘house calls’ to make the process as pleasant as possible for you. Founded by John and Tracey Dombroski, GCPA is built on a foundation of basic family values like trust, quality, and excellence. Let our family help your family.

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Along with all the General Dentistry that you and your entire family require, Doctors Lachot and Loo also offer Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Restorations, Orthodontics, Periodontal Disease and the most up to date dental services that you have been searching for such as Invisalign, LANAP Laser Gum Surgery, Teeth Whitening, Veneers, Dental Implants and full smile makeovers. All of these services can include Sedation Dentistry techniques to make your visit a pain free.

A standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health. Should a dental emergency occur, we make every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible.

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Scottsdale Healthcare is committed to being the healthcare provider of choice for the Northeast Valley. Led by a community-based board of directors, Scottsdale Healthcare’s mission is to identify and meet the healthcare needs of our community and to meet or exceed our patients’expectations of service.

A nonprofit organization, Scottsdale Healthcare was founded in 1962 as City Hospital of Scottsdale. Today we serve the entire Northeast Valley and beyond through our three campuses,three hospitals, outpatient centers, home health services and a wide range of community health education and outreach programs.