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Assisted Living in Surprise, Arizona

Personal care with the right touch.

Assisted Living at Orchard Pointe at Surprise has provided the comforts and joys of high-quality residential care since 2013. Your private or semi-private apartment is accented by a supportive lifestyle that welcomes new residents, fosters friendships, and encourages family support.

But we also go far beyond what you might expect with unique features that might surprise you, including:

  • Our location is a very short drive to shopping, restaurants, entertainment and medical providers.
  • Our in-house pharmacy makes access to prescription refills and medical supplies a breeze.
  • Our movie theater and beautiful enclosed courtyard are enjoyed daily by residents and families alike.
  • New residents are warmly welcomed and put at ease by our friendly Resident Ambassadors.

Our goal is to help you remain as independent as possible, for as long as possible, with a personalized plan of wellness and care.

Did You Know?

Should your loved one ever require Memory Care services here at Orchard Pointe at Surprise, we can bring those services to them in their current residence. There would be no need to disrupt their life by moving them from one residence to another if their needs change.

Assisted Living Services

Assisted Living services at Orchard Pointe at Surprise guarantee 24-hour access to highly trained caregivers who provide assistance with all Activities of Daily Living (ADLs):

  • Assistance with eating, including mealtime reminders
  • Bathing or showering
  • Dressing and grooming
  • Walking (with or without assistance)
  • Toileting (assistance on or off, assistance with continence aids)
  • Medication reminders and/or medication administration
  • Transferring (from bed to toilet, from walker to chair, etc.)

With ADLs discreetly managed, our residents easily enjoy the events of each day with increased confidence. Our Assisted Living services are tailored to your physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs.

We also provide the following personalized care services:

Because we’re a Heritage Community, our team at Orchard Pointe at Surprise is committed to providing the following personalized care services for our residents:

 

  • Needs and Level of Care (LOC) Assessment prior to move-in
  • Coordination of care with resident’s existing physician
  • Visiting physicians as needed
  • In-house physical and occupational therapy
  • On-site pharmacy for easy medication coordination
  • Maintenance of resident’s health care and medical records
  • Regular updates to designated family members as requested
  • Wellness activities to promote mobility, flexibility and independence
  • Social activities to promote healthy friendships and community
  • Religious activities to provide spiritual support
  • Compliance and daily monitoring of COVID-19 protections and protocols
  • On-site access to immunizations and health testing

Explore Our Assisted Living Residences

At Orchard Pointe at Surprise, we are dedicated to providing modern, comfortable, and easy-to-navigate studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments for our Assisted Living residents.

We also provide features and extra touches that create joy and make life a little easier.

  • Kitchenette including microwave and full-sized freezer/ refrigerator 
  • Cable television
  • Wireless high-speed internet
  • Utilities (gas, electric, water)
  • Individually controlled heat and air conditioning units 
  • Window treatments
  • Curbless showers with a bench

Community amenities delight the senses and make each day more enjoyable.

  • Beautifully-landscaped, secured outdoor courtyard
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner served daily in our full-service, restaurant-style dining room
  • Daily snacks and beverages
  • Private dining room for social gatherings
  • Weekly housekeeping and laundry (sheets and towels)
  • Recreational trips and activities
  • Religious services on-site
  • Uncovered parking included, covered parking available for a nominal fee
  • Transportation equipped with chair lift
  • Personal 24-hour safety pendant call system
  • Certified and attentive care staff on-site 24/7
  • Small pets welcome
  • Salon/ Barber shop
  • Exercise facilities and classes
  • Movie Theater
  • Library

Introducing Snapshots  for Assisted Living residents who need a little extra care.

For our residents who need a little bit more care – but who do not require Memory Care – Orchard Pointe at Surprise has introduced our exclusive Snapshots program.

Snapshots is a program of additional support and care for residents with mild cognitive impairments. Snapshots ensures that participating residents have the opportunity to join and enjoy welcoming and enjoyable social engagement.

Snapshots offers thoughtfully designed activities in small groups or one-on-one. We strive to help our residents enjoy fun, social events, whereas larger group activities may create frustration and distraction.
Our goal is to help residents with mild cognitive impairments once again enjoy leisure activities they may have not enjoyed for some time.
Snapshots’ structured activities happen several times a week, at times and places most comfortable for the residents.

Our program’s success lies in our focus on what our residents can do and enjoy doing. It’s quite simple, but it’s also amazing.

To learn more about Snapshots, please give us a call at 402-603-0358.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted Living is designed for seniors who need some assistance with daily activities but don’t require care in a Skilled Nursing environment. When seniors find they’re having challenges with some of the activities of daily living (ADLs), such as getting dressed, bathing, medication management, etc., Assisted Living is appropriate. Trained staff members provide residents with some help with ADLs, while still allowing them freedom to do what they please and take part in programs and activities offered by the community.

Assisted Living communities can be 1) free-standing or 2) offered alongside Memory Care residences, or 3) as one of several residence-with-care options in a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC).  

Free-standing Assisted Living communities generally require a deposit or a community fee, plus a monthly fee. Those that are part of a larger community may not charge an entrance or community fee if a similar fee has already been paid upon an earlier move into Independent Living. 

The Assisted Living monthly fee varies by state and by community and is based on the amount of care a resident requires with ADLs.

ADLs are generally considered to be: 

  • Bathing/grooming
  • Medication reminders or assistance with medication administration dressing/undressing
  • Eating/meal prep
  • Safe restroom use/continence
  • Walking (with or without assistance)
  • Safe and functional transferring

Generally, residents of Assisted Living communities may not be bed-bound, require high levels of Skilled Nursing, or have mid- to late-stage dementia.

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost?

The national average cost of Assisted Living is $4,500 per month, according to Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey. According to PayingforSeniorCare.com, the average monthly cost of Assisted Living in Arizona is $3,750.

Does Medicare Pay for Assisted Living?

Most seniors cover Assisted Living expenses using private funds – often a combination of savings, Social Security benefits, pension payments, retirement accounts, and long-term care insurance. 

While there are government programs that can help pay some specific medical expenses of senior care, many people do not know that Medicare – the federal health insurance program for people ages 65 and over – does not cover long-term care senior services, including care in an Assisted Living community.

What Is the Difference Between Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Care?

Skilled Nursing encompasses both short- and long-term rehabilitation and medical care. Some stand-alone Skilled Nursing communities are affiliated with large hospital networks. (In the past, people often referred to Skilled Nursing communities as “nursing homes,” but that term is largely obsolete.) 

Most Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) have a Skilled Nursing component as part of their continuum of care. When possible, the medical and nursing staff at a Skilled Nursing community aim to discharge residents back home or to a retirement community that meets their needs. Over the past several decades, high daily costs of Skilled Nursing communities has changed this industry from a mostly long-term setting to a mostly short-term setting.

The main difference between Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing is the type and extent of care provided. Assisted Living communities provide assistance, as needed, with activities of daily living (ADLs are generally considered to be bathing/grooming, medication reminders or assistance with medication administration, dressing/undressing, eating/meal prep, safe restroom use/continence, walking – with or without assistance, – and safe and functional transferring).

For the most part, care in Assisted Living communities is provided by certified nursing assistants (CNAs) and medication management technicians (med techs). While most Assisted Living communities will have a supervising registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN) as part of the care team, they generally provide supervision and oversight, not daily practical nursing care.

The majority of care provided in a Skilled Nursing community  is nursing care, delivered by LPNs or RNs. Care is often required 24/7 and is considered high-level nursing care. 

How Does a Senior Qualify for Assisted Living?

Admission to an Assisted Living community is based on the individual care requirements of the potential resident. Generally, Assisted Living is considered appropriate for individuals who can no longer safely live at home and who need:

  • Minimal to no Skilled Nursing services
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Daily assistance with everyday tasks – eating, bathing, etc. 
  • Medication management

Assisted living is not ideal for people who need: 

  • Continual medical care
  • Extensive medical care
  • Regular or extensive Memory Care

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