Alzheimer's Communities Regulations
Alzheimer's Unit have no specified requirements
Department of Health Services
Home and Community Based Licensure
Assisted Living Communities
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Chandler, AZ 85224
AtriaChandler Villas, located 12 miles southeast of Phoenix, offers
spacious one- and two-bedroom apartments available in five floor
plans. Activities and on-site amenities are available, and our
caring and dedicated staff works to meet the needs of each resident.
Assisted Living Regulations
Assisted Living Regulatory Information
Department of Health Services
Home and Community Based Licensure
Assisted Living Facilities consolidates the previous six licensure
categories for residential care institutions (adult care homes,
adult foster care homes, supportive residential living centers,
supervisory care homes, and unclassified residential care institutions)
into a universal assisted living license that provides or contracts
to provide supervisory care services, personal care services
or directed care services on a continuing basis.
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An adult diaper (adult nappy) is an incontinence aid for those larger than an infant or toddler. Such adult diaper (adult nappy) may be necessary for adults with various conditions, such as incontinence, mobility impairment, severe diarrhea or dementia. Adult diapers (adult nappy)are made in various forms, including those resembling traditional child diapers, underpants, and pads resembling sanitary napkins (known as incontinence pads).
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NAFB's mission is to distribute food to thousands of Arizona's
most impoverished. In conjunction with social service agencies,
churches, civic and hunger relief organizations, NAFB is determined
to wipe out malnutrition and hunger.
Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP)
Need help with the Medicare Maze?
Every state has a Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program
to help understand Medicare coverage, payments and Medigap Insurance
Note: Toll free numbers often work only from within the state.
From out of state? Use the other number, when provided.
For more counseling information visit www.medicare.gov
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Insurance, Long Term Care
Because of old age, mental or physical illness,
or injury, some people find themselves in need of help with eating,
bathing, dressing, and other physical activities. Long-term care
insurance can help pay for such care in the future. To help protect
your financial independence, as you grow older, many Long Term
Care Insurance providers have plans that offer comprehensive benefits
as well as a proven track record of claims payments and financial
stability. You should review all your options carefully.
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Annuities Why look into annuities? If you're a Baby Boomer with little or no pension and most of your money in low-interest savings accounts, an annuity may be the key to a secure and comfortable retirement. How can you find out whether an annuity is right for you? Read .
Annuities For Dummies is a plain-English guide is packed with the latest information on choosing the best annuity for your retirement needs. You'll find out exactly what annuities are, whether they're the right financial vehicle for you, and which of the many annuity options might have your name on it. You'll learn the ins and outs of using annuities to fund your retirement years, figure out whether to stress investments with insurance or insurance with investments, and find out how the right combination of annuities can help you squeeze more income out of your savings that any other financial tool. Discover how to:
Identify the main types of annuities
Weigh the pros and cons of annuities for yourself
Minimize the complexity of your annuity investment
Figure out how much money to commit
Avoid common annuity pitfalls
Create an income you can't outlive
401K Seventy-eight per cent of eligible American employees participate in their company's 401(k) plan, comprising over 40 million workers. The Enron collapse, coupled with new uncertainty in the investing and accounting industries, however, has even longtime 401(k) investors rethinking their approach. This guide explains the basics of 401(k) investing in plain English, showing readers how to manage their accounts, minimize their investment risk and maximize their returns. It discusses the pros and cons of including company stock and helps readers decide whether taking out a loan against their 401(k) is a wise idea. The text explains the difference between a defined contribution and a defined benefit plan, including the pros and cons of each, has sample 401(k) portfolios for various stages of life and contains a retirement calculator formula to know how much you need to save. Read 401k For Dummies i
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Skilled Nursing Facilities
The type of care that may be administered ONLY BY A NURSING HOME near you, is defined by state regulations. Generally "medical procedures" and assistive acts requiring a nurse to physically "handle" a patient are limited to nursing home providers, when not in a hospital. Changing bandages deep wounds is often only permitted in Nursing Homes as is turning a patient in bed, who cannot turn themselves.
Moving and Storage Services
|Make sure you
have the information you need to protect
your memories, money, and belongings from moving problems.
The best defense against moving difficulties is to be informed and aware of your options when
choosing a reputable mover. While most household moves go smoothly, there are
many pitfalls that you should be aware of. It can also be stressful, even under
the best of circumstances. Use the checklist here to help guide you through the moving venture.
A key step is to read and understand all information provided by the mover. These should include the following basic documents
as part of your move:
The estimate should clearly describe, in writing, all charges for
services the mover will perform. Make sure the estimate is signed by the mover.
Do not accept oral estimates.
|Bill of Lading
The bill of lading is a contract between you and the mover and a receipt of
your belongings. You should be given a partially completed copy of the bill of
lading before the mover leaves the residence at origin.
|Order for Service
The order for service is a list of all the services the mover will perform and shows the dates your household goods will be picked up and delivered
The inventory is the receipt showing each item you shipped and its condition.
Be sure you receive a written copy of the inventory after your household goods
are loaded, and that you agree with its description of your household goods'
Get state regulator help:
|Arizona Department of Weights and Measures
Yes this is the right agency
Medical Alternative and Healing Methods
With information available on the internet, more and more seniors have begun researching alternative health and healing methods. The rise in interest pertaining to alternative health options has resulted in the creation of a number of natural health resources and products which can be purchased online. There are a wide range of alternative healing products, from a natural fiber colon cleanse to numerous herbal remedies for full body detoxification. When shopping for or researching supplements online, be sure to choose trusted source that provide plenty of information and have a large customer base.
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Aging In Place
||"Aging in place"
is growing older without having to move. Aging in place
with supportive services is one of the most desirable ways
of aging. Aging in place can achieve efficiencies enabled
by the customized care. Successful aging in place approaches
focus on the provision of the most appropriate care for
the specific individual. Thus avoiding wasted costs brought
on by a "generic" care model.
An aging in place scenario, creates
housing and health care options to provide support as defined
by an individuals wishes and efforts to live independently.
Aging in place can work best when it is employed as a part of
a comprehensive plan for retirement and aging. A key step in implementing
aging in place is to make your home aging friendly. As we age
we don't hear so well, we sometimes forget or get confused and
we can even outlive doctor's predictions about our longevity.
So as long as we persist in growing older, why not arrange our
homes to accommodate our reality. Incorporate memory triggers
into the way we arrange cabinets and counters, add soft fabrics
to muffle background noises, change appliances to better accommodate
Here is a book to help you make your
Universal Design: A Step-by-Step
Guide to Modifying Your Home for Comfortable, Accessible Living
book, Universal Design: A Step-by-Step
Guide to Modifying Your Home for Comfortable, Accessible Living by
Barbara Krueger and Nika Stewart is a good place to start.With the book as a guide you can plan
ahead for years before you critically need the advantages offered by the ideas
in the book.
Also visit: the Universal Design Living
Laboratory:A National Demonstration Home at http://www.UDLL.com by Rosemarie Rossetti, PhD
If you want to learn more visit our
Aging in place section .
Once you have an idea of the changes
needed in the home, it is time to discuss the changes with a contractor/builder
in your area. Below is a list of of such providers in your area.
Aging In Place Contractors
State Department of Insurance
|Insurance regulations differ from state to state.
Need help with an insurance company provider?
Want to know who writes Medigap insurance in your state?
Contact: Insurance Department
2910 N 44th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85018
- Personal Income Tax:
Tax Rate: 2.87% to 5.04%.
Five income brackets: from $10,000 (lowest) to $150,000 (highest).
Rates for joint returns: two times the tax rates for half the income.
Personal Exemptions: $2,100 and double for a married couple.
Standard Deduction: $3,500 for a single person, $7,000 for
a couple filing jointly.
Federal Income Tax Deduction: 0.
Public Pension Exclusion: $2,500.
Private Pension Exclusion: None.
Social Security Exemption: full.
- Inheritance Tax: None
- Sales Tax: 5.6% (Prescription drugs and food exempt)
- Property Tax: Available for older residents.
For additional information Arizona Department of Revenue.
Aging in Place
Resources by State
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