This Phoenix suburb is perhaps best known as the home of the NFL’s Cardinals, the Fiesta Bowl and the MLB’s Cactus League. But it also has other attractions that make it worth checking out for an assisted living facility. Before searching for Glendale assisted living facilities, find out what this city has to offer.
One of the central attractions of Glendale is the 17-acre Sahuaro Ranch Park Historic that features 13 historic buildings, a rose garden, barnyard and historic orchards that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In the park are tennis courts, ball fields, and picnic areas. It also hosts the Glendale Arts Council’s Juried Fine Arts and Youth Exhibits and the Arizona Artist Blacksmith Association regularly performs demonstrations.
Another unique outdoor attraction is the Elsie McCarthy Sensory Garden, which uses specific plants, trees, water and artwork appeal to the senses of touch, smell, sound, sight and smell. The 1,185-acre Thunderbird Conservation Park, with its 15 miles of trails for walking, jogging and bird watching, preserves the natural desert environment.
Historic Downtown Glendale with its shaded lanes is often recognized as one of the best shopping areas in the country, particularly for antiques, crafts and jewelry. Some of the city’s yearly festivals include the Glendale Chocolate Festival, Glendale Glitters, Glendale Jazz and Blues Festival and the Folk and Heritage Festival.
Glendale’s overall cost of living is just above the national average. According to a recent Genworth Financial survey, a one-bedroom in a Glendale assisted living facility averages $3,600 a month. A private room in a nursing home averages $226 a day while a semi-private averages $183. Home health aide services average $45,188 a year based on a 44-hour workweek.
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