BY MARIELLE D. MARNE | JUNE 18, 2014
Senior living the way YOU want it, at Desert Flower Assisted Living / Memory Care
SCOTTSDALE – When seniors decide to give up the burdens of home ownership and opt for assisted living, they want their new place to be like their former home, where they feel comfortable. At Desert Flower Assisted Living and Memory Care Center, the staff practices what they call “Tailored Preferences,” which are actually as one might envision. Like to dance? Activities Director Matylda Smith will make sure it’s on the calendar. Always eat breakfast at nine sharp? Then breakfast you shall nosh at nine. It’s all about how residents want to live each day at Desert Flower.
And staff takes the task seriously. “When a resident moves in, we sit down with them and ask several pages of questions about their lifestyle and favorite activities.” Thus every month the calendar (grouped by: entertainment/events, exercise, special trips, brain games, Bingo!) has a culmination of what residents desire to do. Smith has even trailered in her horses, which delighted all who attended. “The next time I did it, many of the grandkids came, too. We very much encourage family to visit and join in,” she said.
With various levels of care – assisted living, memory care, respite and adult day care – Desert Flower can meet all needs, and they always have rooms available. To find out more, visit their website at www.desertflowerseniorliving.com or “like” them on Facebook. The location is ideal with mountain views and close proximity to shopping, dining, even the Mayo Clinic. The skilled, compassionate and professional staff invites those considering senior living to come for a tour (9185 E. Desert Cove) and have lunch. (They have a new chef!) They’ll answer all your questions and treat you like family. Phone 480-657-9000 to arrange a date and time.