Six Reasons Seniors Prefer Senior Living at Sagewood

As we age, the question of senior care and living accommodations eventually becomes a topic of conversation. Many seniors choose to move to senior living communities as they age, not because they need daily assistance – although that is available – but because they are looking for a place where they can be active, meet new people and enjoy their senior years.

Independent living communities, such as Sagewood near Phoenix, Arizona, offer a range of residential options where seniors can celebrate healthy living with amenities, activities, fitness, dining, and high-quality health services customized to fit each resident’s needs. Here are some top reasons why seniors prefer community living, especially at Sagewood:

Living now and in the future

At Sagewood independent living community, there is always something to do. Located in Northeast Phoenix near Scottsdale, Sagewood takes its place as one of the country’s most beautiful resort-style active senior living communities. Sagewood sits on 85 acres of natural, rugged terrain in view of the McDowell Mountain Range in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert and offers a full range of senior independent living residence choices, ranging from stand-alone casitas, to villas, lofts and apartment homes, all beautifully crafted with an inviting Southwest design.

Acacia Health Center at Sagewood provides both short and long-term care for residents who need it. An on-site physician serves as Acacia’s medical director works directly with our staff to establish policies and protocols. This is just one part of Sagewood’s dedication to providing high-quality health care services that are centered around you.

For seniors who need rehabilitation after surgery or injury, our Recover and Return Home Program (R&R) employs individualized restorative therapy plans designed with you by our skilled rehab team in a comfortable residential setting. Our goal is to help you reach your prior activity levels and return to the independence of your own home.

If you’re looking for assisted living care that lets you live independently while also offering personalized attention to your health need, you’ll find it at Sagewood’s Desert Willow neighborhood within Acacia Health Center. Care is customized to your choices and schedule and includes assistance with bathing, grooming and dressing, housekeeping and laundry, personalized maintenance, and more. You’ll also enjoy a full schedule of social, cultural and recreational programs

Around-the-clock skilled nursing care also is available at Acacia for seniors who need medical attention for serious illness, have reduced mobility, or required round-the-clock skilled care. Acacia Health Center offers exceptional long-term skilled nursing in our intimate and distinct Juiper, Ocotillo, Jacaranda, and Saguaro neighborhoods.

As a vital component of the Sagewood commitment to whole-person health, we provide 20 private, high-quality memory care suites at Acacia for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and age-related dementia. Each member of our memory care team is trained in the innovative, proven, and successful Heartfelt Connections™ Memory Care Program, a comprehensive educational program that concentrates on a person centered, activity focused continuum-of-care.

Making new friends and keeping active

Senior living communities are about more than health care, though. Independent living communities are where seniors can make new friends and become involved in social groups and activities for an active senior lifestyle. And at Sagewood, social, recreational and cultural activities are planned around your preferences.

We are dedicated to ensuring you an exceptional level of choice, control and flexibility in everything you do. Take up a new hobby, learn a new skill or develop existing ones, set fitness goals, and challenge yourself intellectually. Sagewood offers first-class amenities and activities, including:

  • Volunteerism
  • Tai Chi and Yoga
  • Swimming
  • Educational Seminars
  • Life-Long Learning
  • Strength and Cardio
  • Musical and Cultural Events
  • Cards and Games
  • Weight Training
  • Wii® Tournaments
  • Aquacise
  • Salon and Spa Services
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Shopping and Cocktails
  • Posture, Core and Balance Classes
  • Dance Instruction
  • Book Discussion Groups
  • Wood-Carving Classes
  • Current Events Discussions
  • Groups and Committees
  • State-of-the-Art Movie Theaters

The Sagewood Community Life Services Director plans a complete calendar of events from concerts and lectures to special events and excursions, providing you the chance to experience all that our independent living community as well as the surrounding areas have to offer.

Our Northeast Phoenix location gives you access to stylish shopping, fine dining, multiple golf courses, exceptional cultural venues and the fun and entertainment of nearby fashionable Scottsdale, Ariz. From dining at the Desert Ridge Marketplace and Scottsdale Quarter to the Heard Museum, Musical Instrument Museum and Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, to hiking and jeep tours out of the historical towns of  Carefree and Cave Creek near Black Mountain, active seniors will definitely not be bored. And sports enthusiasts can enjoy the Suns, Diamondbacks and Cardinals as well as partake in golf and tennis at some of the country’s premier clubs and facilities.

Attention to health and wellness

Health and well-being are our first priority at Sagewood. Our team of health professionals is dedicated to taking care of all your health needs, including working with you to create a customized health plan. And thanks to our LifeCare® program, you’ll have lifelong unlimited days of skilled nursing, assisted living, and memory care available to you at virtually the same monthly rate as you pay for your independent living residence, which represents a significant savings compared to other options. At Sagewood, we help you transition seamlessly to the appropriate senior living care setting that addresses each and every one of your health needs.

As a resident of Sagewood, you have access to a Health Care Navigator who can connect you to the right professionals to create and implement preventative health and wellness plans. They can help you set fitness goals or create a healthy diet customized to your nutritional needs.The Navigator also helps you schedule health and medical-related appointments and services, including coordinating transfers and paperwork, should the need arise.

Exceptional and nutritious dining options

Sagewood’s innovative dining program is called Preferred Choice Dining™. It provides flexible dining times and menu selections and allows you to choose from a variety of dining spots—our on-campus fine dining restaurant, the casual Mesquite Grill and Lounge, Canyon Café, or our cocktail lounge. If you’d like, you can even carry out!

Our executive chef and his culinary team are committed to optimum senior nutrition as well as creating a diverse menu that is delicious. Choose from light and healthy lunch options like Watermelon Grape or Kale Almond salads to a Fried Egg Burger or Sourdough Tuna Melt. Dinner choices can range from Sauteed Scallops or Honey Glazed Ham to Grilled Atlantic Salmon or Filet Mignon. A plethora of sides and desserts round out every meal.

Seniors who were not eating well before moving into a senior living community find they have more energy and their health often improves after a short period of regularly eating nutritious meals at Sagewood.

Forget home repairs and yard work

At Sagewood you can forget about yard and home maintenance, weekly chores and paperwork, and handling unexpected home repairs and emergencies. Sagewood’s personalized amenities include such things as:

  • Concierge and valet services
  • Home maintenance throughout the community and in each residence
  • Banking services on the premises by Bankers Trust
  • Private and group transportation available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Less house work and worries means more time to enjoy life.

Feel safe and secure

Sagewood’s inspiration is you. We designed our community after listening to what today’s seniors and their loved ones told us they wanted in their senior living homes:  security, independence, and the ability to choose what’s right for them.

Twenty-four hour security insures you’ll no longer have to worry about trying to reach a family member or neighbor should the need arise. You and your loved ones will feel confident knowing you are happy, healthy and well cared for. In addition, seniors who make the move to senior living communities like Sagewood often find their relationships with loved ones improve greatly. Time spent together can now be centered around doing things you both enjoy.

Sagewood is the place for real senior living. But don’t just take our word for it. See what Sagewood residents have to say. To find out how you can become a part of Sagewood’s senior living community, get in touch with us at 480-948-1398.