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Tucson Arizona Adult Foster Care Homes and Assisted Living Homes
The State of Arizona Department of Health
Services uses a unique classification system
for what is traditionally referred to as simply
"Adult Foster Care Homes". Under the master
heading of "Assisted Living Facilities", there
are
two fundamental classifications for
Adult Foster Care establishments:
  • Adult Foster Care Home: A home
    where room and board and care is
    provided for up to 4 residents with the
    owner/caregiver living on-premises.
  • Assisted Living Home: A residence or
    facility which provides room and board
    and care for up to 10 (ten) residents.

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For the purposes of simplicity, Senior Resources and News listings groups these two classes of
Adult Foster Care together, although our listings will specify which classification is applicable
for each individual facility cited. ("Assisted Living Facility" is the most-common term for larger
senior housing establishments catering to a large census; in Arizona, these facilities are called
"Assisted Living Centers", and are showcased in their appropriate section on the Senior
Resources and News website.)
Levels of Care: The levels of care Adult Foster Care Homes and Assisted Living Homes are
required to provide involve Supervisory Care and Personal Care, as well as basic room and
board. Supervisory care means the facility must make themselves continually aware of each
resident's functioning needs, provide help in the event of a crisis and facilitate medication
management assistance. Personal Care is help with all Activities of Daily Living (ADL's) such as
grooming, bathing, dressing, etc.
Licensing Regulations: Both Arizona Adult Foster Care Homes and Assisted Living Homes
are regulated by the Arizona Department of Health Services: Office of Assisted Living Licenses.
Most facilities receive a state inspection once-per-year or as-needed to ensure compliance
with state regulations or to investigate complaints. In some instances, a facility receiving a
deficiency-free relicensing survey will be granted a two-year license. After a facility's very first
inspection performed as part of the initial license application, all subsequent inspection visits
are unannounced.
The Arizona Department of Health Services (DHS) maintains a public file for all licensed
assisted living facilities, which is available to the public during business hours. Online
information is also available at azcarecheck.com.
The owner or owner/manager of every Arizona licensed Adult Foster Care Home or Assisted
Living Home must be certified by the state Board of Examiners as a certified assisted living
facility manager. Additionally, all managers and caregivers must obtain first aid training and a
CPR certificate and keep both current.
All employees of Arizona Adult Foster Care Homes and Assisted Living Homes must pass a
background check and submit to the Arizona fingerprinting requirements as specified by state
law. Employees must also receive ongoing training and education. For more info, check with:
Arizona Department of Health Services (DHS)   |   (602) 542-1025

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Featured Tucson Arizona Assisted Living Homes

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Elsa's Adult Care Home in Tucson,
Arizona, was founded by Elsa Gatchalian in
1994. Elsa has 20 years of experience as
a nurse technician as well as undergoing
continuous hospital training in elder care.
The mission of Elsa's Adult Care Home is
to provide the best personalized care for
ZERO Deficiencies in the 2009 Annual ADHS
Compliance & Health Inspection Survey
the residents to promote optimum health in a homelike environment.
Elsa's Adult Care Home is staffed by Elsa and four (4) certified caregivers. The 10-resident
facility also receives regular professional medical visits by a Registered Nurse Practitioner and
a Therapist. Both private and semi-private rooms are available. Elsa's ACH is ADA-accessible
and they offer pre-arranged transportation to doctor appointments. Laundry and
housekeeping, medication monitoring and 3 daily meals and snacks.
6301 Calle de San Alberto, Tucson, Arizona 85710   |   (520) 886-8283
Affirmative Care Home
for Assisted Living
Zero Deficiencies on 2009
ADHS Inspection Survey
Affirmative Care Home for Assisted Living in Tucson,
Arizona, was established in 2004. Their goal is to provide a
friendly, safe and clean home for their residents; one that
they are excited to return to after an afternoon outing.
Affirmative Care Home does not allow smoking or alcohol
consumption; 3 nutritious and tasty meals are served daily
and snacks are always available. The facility features a fire
sprinkler system, daily activities, help with all ADL's, shady
and comfortable outdoor areas and bright, cheery rooms.
8074 E. 8th Street, Tucson, AZ 85710  |  (520) 405-0644
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