My Dad is 82 years old and a widower. He lives alone in the Scottsdale, AZ area and does pretty well. But lately he seems like he's been having a harder time keeping up his house and he actually brought up the idea of moving to a place where he can get some help with household tasks and chores. His own Mom had moved to an assisted living facility when she was in her 80s and he liked the way she was treated there, but that was years ago and up in Oregon.
I looked up assisted living places online and in the phone book and there are tons of them. And I know from reading the paper and watching the news that sometimes some of them get in trouble for not taking proper care of their residents. I want to help him as much as I can but right now it seems kind of overwhelming and I'm not sure where/how to start. He has some friends who have downsized to apartments and one or two are in nursing homes but he doesn't really want either of those options. He said he just wants someone to provide his meals and be there if he needs other help. Does anyone live in this area who can suggest some places that are nice? What do you look for and ask when you are visiting the facilities so you can know they are high quality places that care about their residents?
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