Assisted Living in Surprise, Arizona
Personal care with the right touch.
Assisted Living at Orchard Pointe at Surprise provides the comforts of a private apartment along with a lifestyle that offers high-quality Assisted Living care.
Assisted Living means you have 24-hour access to personal care for hands-on assistance with daily tasks, including:
- Medication management and/or supervision
Assisted Living services at Orchard Pointe at Surprise are tailored to your physical, social and emotional needs. With activities of daily living discreetly managed, you’ll enjoy each day with increased confidence.
Our goal is to help you remain as independent as possible for as long as possible with a personalized plan of wellness and care.
In addition to providing help with activities of daily living, the attentive staff at Orchard Pointe at Surprise also provides the following care services:
- Certified and attentive care 24/7
- Personal safety pendant call system for 24-hour assistance
- Needs and Health Assessment prior to move-in
- Levels of care to meet your specific health care needs
- Coordination of care with resident’s existing physician
- Visiting physicians as needed
- Maintenance of resident’s health care and medical records
- Coordination of on-site or off-site physical therapy
- 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 care testing
Your Assisted Living apartment includes the following amenities:
- Kitchenette including microwave and full-sized freezer/ refrigerator
- Cable television
- Wireless high-speed internet
- Utilities (gas, electric, water)
- Individually controlled heat and air conditioning
- Window treatments
Community amenities at Orchard Pointe at Surprise 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
- Private dining room available for parties and social gatherings
- Weekly housekeeping and laundry (sheets and towels)
- Recreational trips and extensive activities
- Religious services on-site
- Uncovered parking included, covered parking available for a nominal fee
- Transportation equipped with chairlift
- Personal saftey pendant call system for 24-hour assistance
- Certified and attentive care staff on-site 24/7
- Small pets welcome
- Salon/ Barber shop
- Exercise facilities including classes
- Movie Theater
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:
- 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