This Sonoran Desert city and state capital is the home of nearly 1.5 million people with an enormous senior population. For that reason, you’ll find hundreds of Phoenix assisted living options to choose from.
Within the Phoenix metro area are a handful of cities like Mesa, Glendale, Peoria, Scottsdale and others all forming what is known as “The Valley of the Sun.” You can read about them individually.
Phoenix exploded as a retirement destination in the early 1960s with the completion of Sun City, a retiree-centered community north of the city. Since then the need for Phoenix assisted living has also increased. You’ll find hundreds of options here along with useful information on the city.
The Desert Botanical Garden is a dream for anyone who enjoys horticulture or the tranquility of an outdoor oasis. There are five themed walking paths such as “Plants and People of the Sonoran Desert” and “Sonoran Desert Nature Loop” where you’ll find over 50,000 desert plants. Experience the art of Native Americans at the Heard Museum with its 10 galleries and outdoor courtyards. The art museum in the Southwest is the Phoenix Art Museum with over 18,000 works from America, Latin American, Asia, and Europe. You’ll also find festivals, film series, educational programs and performing arts. Be sure to check out the Arizona Science Center with its IMAX theater, planetarium, and over 300 exhibits.
Phoenix’s overall cost of living is 4% below the national average. A one-bedroom in a Phoenix assisted living facility averages $3,000 a month, according to a recent Genworth Financial survey. 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.
To search for Phoenix assisted living options, click on Assisted Living below. If you need to know how assisted living differs from other types of senior living options, read Senior Living Communities.