Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72DEFINITIONS Adult day care Adult day care, the supervised care of older adults, provides activities such as meals and socializing one or more days a week during specified daytime hours. Participants – who primarily have physical and/or cognitive limitations and need physical and/or psychologi- cal assistance and a chance to socialize – return to their homes each evening. Adult day care is often used to provide a respite to family members caring for an older person who cannot safely be left alone in the home. For a listing of local adult day care fa- cilities in your area, visit Home-health services Home-health services, medically related services provided to patients in a home setting rather than in a medical facility (such as a hospital or a primary health care center), include medical or psychological assessment, wound care, medication teaching, pain manage- ment, disease education and manage- ment, physical therapy, speech therapy or occupational therapy. Practitioners providing home-health care aim to help patients increase their ability to perform the daily activities of life. Home-health care can be covered under most insurance programs, but one should always verify the coverage before signing up for this service. Nonmedical home care Nonmedical home care helps with the day-to-day tasks of living and provides some companionship. Such care helps both seniors and their families by taking some of the stress out of daily caregiving. Nonmedical senior care companies focus on companionship, but also assist with daily needs, such as meal prepara- tion, running errands, medication re- minders, light housecleaning, incidental transportation to doctor visits and other nonmedical tasks. This is currently an unregulated busi- ness, so potential clients should vet companies thoroughly before signing up for their services. Medicare, other insurance The Medicare alphabet can confuse the savviest consumer. Medicare Part A is hospital/acute care insurance. Medicare Part B covers ancillary services and physician visits. Medicare Part D is a prescription benefit. In addition, there is Medigap (providers include AARP, Unit- ed Health Care, Aetna, etc.), a type of private insurance that helps cover some costs that Medicare doesn’t pay. In ad- dition, because Medicare doesn’t cover care for chronic conditions, disabilities or other conditions over an extended period, seniors and their families should consider long-term care insurance to cover such needs should they arise. Senior centers Senior centers are community agen- cies for older adults. These centers offer nutritional, recreational, educational, health and legal services. For a listing of senior centers in Phoe- nix, visit services. RESOURCES Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) Arizona’s Medicaid agency, known as AHCCCS (Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System), provides the Ari- zona Long Term Care System (ALTCS) for individuals who are 65 or older, blind or disabled and need ongoing services at a nursing facility level of care. However, program participants do not have to reside in a nursing home. AHCCCS (pronounced“access”) uses several contractors to provide long- term care services under ALTCS. An ALTCS contractor works like a health SENIOR RESOURCES CallustodayforyourFREEin-homecareassessmentplan 602.264.8009ÊUÊ Serving the Valley since 1994 Jewish family owned and operated œœŽˆ˜}ÊUÊŜ««ˆ˜}ÊUʏ>՘`ÀÞÊUÊ«iÀܘ>ÊV>ÀiÊUÊÌÀ>˜Ã«œÀÌ>̈œ˜ÊUʓi`ˆV>̈œ˜ÊÀi“ˆ˜`iÀÃÊ°Ê°Ê° It’s Personal Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care Specialists Community Directory 2017 53