Questions about A Paradise For Parents
Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at A Paradise For Parents. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?
We are an assisted living home licensed for 10 beds. Most residents range in age from about 75-85. We have had residents as young as 50 and as old as 100. They come from all different backgrounds and love to socialize. They really enjoy playing games, watching movies and celebrating birthdays and holidays.
What programs or activities does A Paradise For Parents offer to enrich residents' well-being?
There are church volunteers that play games with the residents and do some non-denominational Bible Study. We also have musicians play concerts for the residents. Every birthday and holiday is a party for both the residents and families (outside of Coronavirus restrictions). A personal trainer can stop by to work with your loved one and improve their overall health. When there is no Coronavirus restrictions we also take the residents on field trips to shopping, movies and dining out. We have taken them to other events as well such as the State Fair and the Luke AFB Air Show.
What places are near A Paradise For Parents or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?
Our home is located in a residential neighborhood so there are not many shops and attractions within walking distance for seniors. It is a very quiet neighborhood. Seniors could easily take a nice stroll on the streets close to the home. We can also provide transportation if the resident would like to go somewhere.
What transportation services does A Paradise For Parents offer to assisted living residents?
If the resident is able to ride in a normal car (no wheelchair or stretcher required), we have an employee who could transport them. If they do need a wheelchair or stretcher transport, we can set them up with a service that gives us preferred provider rates. Of course we would just pass those rates on to the family with no markup.
What makes the chef or dining program at A Paradise For Parents exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?
There are several caregivers who also do the cooking. Our manager has 20 years+ of experience in assisted living and loves to cook. She is incredible at making many different dishes from all over the world. She will also take requests from residents to accommodate their desires and dietary needs.
What safety features or security measures does A Paradise For Parents offer to assisted living residents?
Our home has an alarm on the front and back door, as well as a completely walled-in backyard. All our bathrooms have roll-in showers for wheelchairs, as well as grab rails in the shower and around the toilets. Same-sex caregivers will help with bathing and avoiding falls. We have the ability to help people with Hoyer lifts and other medical equipment.
How does A Paradise For Parents keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?
All families receive a weekly email letting them know what are the latest activities and birthday celebrations at our homes. Our managers regularly talk to the families on the phone to give them updates on their loved ones. If there is any kind of incident involving your loved one, our caregivers are trained to call the families right away after treating any serious condition. We also allow families to come over any time they want as long as we are complying with Department of Health restrictions.
What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at A Paradise For Parents during daytime and nighttime hours?
There are two caregivers on duty during the day and one on at night. That means the highest caregiver to resident ratio we will have will be 1:5 during the day and 1:10 at night.
If A Paradise For Parents accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?
We are not currently accepting pets at A Paradise for Parents.
What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?
All staff members have to have basic first aid and CPR training annually. In addition they must take 12-hours in additional training from an accredited caregiver training program approved by the Arizona Nursing Board.