TO INCREASE THE VISIBILITY AND AWARENESS OF THE ARIZONA PIONEERS’ HOME OUTSIDE YAVAPAI COUNTY
The Arizona Pioneers’ Home actively seeks opportunities to increase awareness of the Home to residents of the state residing in counties other than Maricopa and Yavapai.
TO ENHANCE THE INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL RESTORATION AND DÉCOR OF THE HOME TO MAINTAIN HISTORIC PRESENCE AND FUNCTIONAL LIFETIME
New Parker boilers have been installed which will provide improved heating to the building with increased energey efficiency. A new hot water tank has been installed which will provide better temperature control at reduced costs due to increased efficiency. Radiator covers have been placed on all radiators on second floor enhancing resident safety. Along with this, thermostatic radiator controls are being installed which will provide better hearing and reduced energy costs. The radiator covers and thermostatic controls will be installed this calendar year. Monies are being sought to repave the Pioneers' Home Cemetery drive, remediate lead based paint, update the Home's cooling systema and refurbish a portion of the Home's window frames and sashes.
TO PROVIDE CARE AND SERVICES THAT MEETS OR EXCEEDS THE HIGHEST STANDARDS AND BEST PRACTICES FOR LONG-TERM CARE
The Home will hire and retain the best staff available and provide on-going training and counseling to obtain the highest level outcomes. The Pioneers' Home Nursing Administration, with the support and input from the Superintendent, have implemented an improved QA/QI program, addressing major issues in nursing in particular but with other departments also. We continually look to improve resident safety, satisfaction and qualify of life issues. The Home has also recently contracted with a new Physician's group in which we are seeing a much higher level of care in this area.
TO MAINTAIN THE PROVISION OF SERVICES IN THE MOST COST EFFECTIVE MANNER
While health care costs, food costs and medication costs have seen significant cost increases over the past years, the Home's staff is encouraged to actively seek methods of fiscal savings while ensuring that trining and tools necessary to perform their jobs are available. The Home requires residents to have Medicare and a supplemental Medicare insurance program to defer costs as well as an active prescription plan through Medicare D or the Veteran's Administratioin to provide medication coverage. In addition, the Home charges residents for any over-the-counter medications which are not covered by Medicare D or the VA. The Home splits, 50/50, dental and vision procedures up to a maximum of $1,000 liftetime Home assistance for dental per resident.
ANNUAL BUDGET REQUEST AND STRATEGIC PLANS
APH Fiscal Budget 2022.pdf