The small mountain town of Payson’population 15,257 and 4,921 feet above sea level’is known as Rim Country because it sits on the Mollogon Rim, a 200-mile long escarpment that forms the southern end of the Colorado Plateau. If you’re looking for Payson assisted living options, you’ll find them here. Before you search, we’ll show you what else this central Arizona town offers.
Because of its location in the middle of the Tonto National Forest, Payson is nature-lover’s dream. Birders can find plenty of prime viewing areas in and around town such as Green Valley Park, Flowing Springs, Shoofly Ruins, and Washington Park. Because of the variety of terrain, there are hiking trails for people of all ages and abilities. In fact, there are 900 miles of National Forest trails.
Yearly Payson events include the Arizona State Championship Old Time Fiddlers Contest, Northern Gila County Fair, Mountain High Games, Summer Concert Series, Payson Wildlife Fair and the August Doin’s Rodeo, the Oldest Continuous Rodeo in the United States.
Zane Grey, the father of the Western novel, once lived in a cabin north of Payson. You can visit a replica of this home, which is also a museum in Green Valley Park. Other area history can be found at the Rim Country Museum and the historic Strawberry Schoolhouse.
The overall of living in Payson is just above the national average. A one-bedroom in a Payson assisted living facility averages $3,100 a month, according to a recent Genworth Financial survey. A private room in a nursing home averages $183 a day while a semi-private averages $166. Home health aide services average $44,616 a year based on a 44-hour workweek.
For Payson assisted living options, you’ll find the Powell House and Ordinary Lifestyles. To learn more about assisted living and other senior care options, read Senior Living Communities.