SERVICES & DEPARTMENTS
The Arizona Pioneers’ Home is a state funded, continuing care retirement home, providing care and services to individuals living independently, or who require assisted living, intermediate or skilled level nursing care, provided the resident or disabled miner meets statutory admission criteria. The Arizona Pioneers’ Home opened its doors in 1911, pursuant to a 1909 territorial statute, and today can care for up to 110 residents. The current population includes individuals from throughout the State of Arizona, and most pay a portion of their care based on their income.
This is often the first point of contact for newcomers to the Pioneers’ Home. Located off the Lobby and the main stairs leading to the second floor of the Home, this is the natural place to stop and ask for help. The Business Office is overseen by Fiscal Services Manager Shelly Ball. The Business Office receptionist and administrative staff…
- answer and direct incoming phone calls
- manage admissions
- contract for outside services
- write and revise policies and procedures
- facilitate Human Resource functions including hiring, orientation and benefits
- process payroll, accounts receivable and accounts payable
- manage the financial operations of the Home
- offer mail, notary and copy services
- provide historical information
- coordinate the sale of Pioneers’ Home Cemetery interment rights
- sell a variety of items to raise funds for employee recognition
- accept donations
The office is open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for holidays.
Annually the Superintendent submits a budget to the Governor's Office of Strategic Planning and Budgeting (OSPB). To view the most current budget request, click here.
The Food Service department is responsible to provide three nutritionally balanced meals each day. These meals, along with snacks in between, accommodate therapeutic diets and special needs, as necessary. Our dining room provides for a pleasant atmosphere that is enhanced by the friendly service at each meal. Additionally, room service is available for those who may not be feeling up to coming to the dining room. Ideas and suggestions are always welcome in order to provide a variety of foods, and enhance the dining experience. The Food Service Manager is Jorge Hernandez.
The Housekeeping/Laundry department is responsible to maintain the cleanliness of the Home, and make sure that linens are clean and readily available for residents and staff. The housekeeping crew cleans every resident’s room 2-3 times a week (daily in our infirmary areas), maintains the floors to a respectable sheen and generally makes the Home (established in 1911) look like a 5 star hotel. The laundry personnel deliver fresh linens to each floor daily, which are changed out at least weekly and per resident request.
The Life Enrichment department is designed to provide recreation therapy, comprehensive leisure services and meaningful activities that enable each resident to develop and maintain an enhanced quality of life. The Life Enrichment Director, Danielle Sanders, along with one additional Activities staff member, provide comprehensive leisure services and activities that may include: whiling away an afternoon with one of the many musical groups who visit each week; a trip to one of a variety of entertainment programs at the Yavapai College Performance Hall or Prescott Fine Arts Center; being a part of the Pioneers’ Home own rhythm band that performs locally and sometimes out of town; enjoying an impromptu concert by fellow residents who are musicians; a day out to the Prescott Rodeo (World’s oldest rodeo—since 1888); a day out to the Yavapai County Fair; a talent show put on by the staff and residents; planned excursions to here, there and who knows where; a fishing trip to one of the local lakes; gold panning; weekly bowling in our lobby, playing billiards on a table from the 1890’s (extracted from the Palace Bar of Prescott’s infamous Whiskey Row during the 1900 Whiskey Row Fire); or choosing from a variety of the other activities and events that include, but are not limited to the list below. For more information, contact Danielle Sanders.
- Holiday Parties
- Mental Stimulation
- Ice Cream Socials
- Special dining (in house)
- Birthday parties
- Bocce Ball
- Sensory stimulation
- 1:1 visits
- Gift/Favor preparations
- Games (Card & Board)
- Support Groups
- Paper Projects
- Museum Trips
- Religious/spiritual activities
- Special Projects
- Going Out to Lunch
- Physical Exercise
The Maintenance department is responsible for the well being of the building and surrounding grounds, along with the Arizona Pioneers’ Home Cemetery located on Iron Springs Road. As for the building, the maintenance department is responsible for its condition from its roof to the dirt below and everything in between, inside and out. This includes electrical repairs and installation, plumbing repairs and installation, floor covering, remodeling, painting and fixing anything that breaks. As for the grounds, the maintenance department cuts, trims, plants and cleans—the grass, bushes, flowers, landscaping and driveways at the Pioneers’ Home and its cemetery. For more information, contact Physical Plant Director Robert Croci.
Resident’s medical record. Foremost in this is the responsibility to maintain resident confidentiality, and compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This includes how Protected Health Information is used internally and shared externally. Additionally, Medical Records performs audits to assure accuracy and consistency in documentation. The Medical Records Supervisor is Pam Womack.
The Nursing department is responsible for the health and welfare of all residents of the Pioneers’ Home. Specifically, Nurses are responsible to administer medications, perform physical assessments and treatments as necessary, obtain specimens for lab work, address resident’s medical complaints to their doctor, transcribe doctor’s orders and document the progression of medical care provided to each resident. Additionally, Nurses supervise Nursing Assistants, Rehabilitation Assistants and drivers who provide; hands on care (assistance with bathing, dressing, oral care, eating, toileting, ambulating, and other activities of daily living), physical rehabilitation (range of motion, exercise, ambulation training and transfer training), and transportation to and from medical and doctor appointments respectively. The Director of Nursing is Linda Fischer.
The Resident Services department is responsible to provide medically-related social services to each resident to assist in maintaining psychosocial well-being; with a focus on attaining the highest practicable level of same. In this, Resident Services will support each resident through individualized care plans addressing social and emotional needs, visiting residents regularly. Jerald Manoff is the Home’s Resident Advocate.