Phoenix, Arizona: INtouchSS has been approached by multiple companies offering to help smaller Residential Assisted Living Homes in Arizona. Many ALH’s lost residents not related to COVID-19, in fact COVID-19 cases were minimal in smaller Assisted Living Facilities. Residents of these facilities moved back home, with a loved one, transferred to a skilled nursing and some have passed away. Operating a facility when your gross is lower than your expenses is a struggle for almost anyone.
Assisted Living Homes provide a lot of one of one care that is hard to find in many other places. The staffing ratios allows the caregivers to have time for individualized care. Seniors have relied on smaller ALH’s as their home away from home.
If an ALH’s can benefit for a month’s supply Incontinence Products, DME, Free CEU’s, even financial assistance they can apply here. Facilities struggling with 3 or less residents can apply and be put on the priority list to Referral Agencies, Hospice, ALTCS & other agencies who may know an older adult in need of housing.
“Last month was the first month since the pandemic that facilities started to see some hope and an increase in referrals and calls. Facilities have worked around the clock for our Seniors and now many of them are struggling financially and having difficulty finding new residents. Our goal with this program is to help fill some of those needs and get our ALH’s back on their feet,” said Ligia Ilea, Aging Specialist, INtouchSS.
“Members in our community are asking for help, now more than ever we need to work together to overcome the some of the hardships created by this pandemic. We have put together this Program to support those Members in need,” said Gabriela Kaneva, Secretary, Romanian American Chamber of Commerce.
“Over the last year we have heard many facilities ask for help, and now we have the opportunity as we partner with others in the community to be their help in time of need,” said Kerry Halcomb, Administrator, Advisa Care Home Health & Private Duty.