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Senior Housing & Assisted Living in Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix has a variety of senior housing options, listed below. Many variables come into play when determining if Phoenix is ideal for you or your loved one, however cost of living is usually among the top 3 most heavily weighted factors since most retirees live on a budget and fixed income. The cost of living in Phoenix is based on the Median Household Income, Median Gross Rent Rate, and Cost of Living Index. In Phoenix, those are $52,062, $960 and 93.7 respectively. If the cost of living in Phoenix is too high, try popular nearby cities such as Fountain Hills, Sun City West or Carefree which might have alternative and lower cost senior housing options.

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The Arizona State Veteran Home in Phoenix is dedicated to serving the long-term care and rehabilitative needs of qualifi...

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Rose Court Assisted Living and Memory Care is an active living community located in Phoenix that provides assisted livin...

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Assisted Living

Encanto Palms, recipient of the 2017 National Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and National Cente...

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Assisted Living, Memory Care

Located in the heart of Arizona and serving Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Glendale and surrounding communities, Olive Grov...

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General Medicare Provider Number: 035258 Ownership Type: Non Profit Corporation Resident Capacity: 74 ...

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Maryland Gardens is an assisted living and skilled nursing facility specializing in the care of residents who require be...

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Located in Phoenix, the Palazzo is a full-continuing care retirement community that offers independent living, assisted ...

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MorningStar at Arcadia provides assisted living, memory care and respite services to Phoenix and the surrounding communi...

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Assisted Living, Memory Care

Beatitudes Campus, a not-for-profit senior living community located in Phoenix, is infused with friendship, laughter and...

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While tucked into the center of a quiet, established North Central Phoenix neighborhood, The Stratford has provided high...

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This Sonoran Desert city and state capital of Arizona 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 around $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.

Assisted Living in Phoenix

Are some tasks harder than they used to be? It may be time to think about assisted living. There, seniors get help with activities of daily living. Things like laundry, bathing, dressing, and meal prep won’t be as frustrating when someone is there to help. Many assisted living facilities (ALFs) even provide rides to activities, appointments, and more. Assisted living is not the same as a nursing home. How much care you get depends on what you need.

Phoenix has over 65 assisted living facilities and another 30 nearby. Typically, the campuses look like hotels, apartment complexes, or cottages. Most have indoor common spaces like a clubhouse and outdoor walking paths. Seniors live in a private or shared apartment or condo. You’re free to do what you wish just like if you lived at home. You’ll just get the extra help you need when you need it.

The great news about Phoenix is that it’s affordable. The cost of living is 5% lower than the U.S. average. Things like groceries, housing, utilities, and transportation all cost less here. Assisted living does too. A single-occupancy room at a Phoenix ALF runs has a median cost of $3,500 per month or $42,000 yearly. That’s $3,000 less per year than the national median cost.

Amenities and Services for Seniors

All ALFs offer similar services and amenities. They provide transportation, basic medical care, food, and access to social events. Some assisted living facilities in Phoenix offer more. You can find faith-based communities with on-site religious activities. There are sites with pools and outdoor gardening. Some even have spas, billiards, and movie rooms. Spend time learning about the specialized amenities offered by each facility. You want to end up somewhere that will keep you happy and healthy.

Finding Assisted Living

Now is the perfect time to start looking for assisted living care in Phoenix. With our zip code search feature, finding facilities near you takes just a second. Read about and compare the providers that pop up. Try to find a good balance of affordability and quality care. If you’re struggling to find a good fit in Phoenix, look at the towns just outside it. They have plenty of options too.

Memory Care in Phoenix

Do you constantly lose your train of thought? Is your loved one constantly repeating themselves? It might be time to consider memory care. Memory care is available to any senior with memory problems. You don’t need a dementia or Alzheimer’s diagnosis to get help.

Memory care options in Phoenix vary. There are a few designated memory care facilities. Most Phoenix ALFs also have memory care programming available for an additional charge. This is great news for seniors who want to stay independent for as long as possible.

Purpose of Memory Care

Losing your memory puts your health and safety at risk. Memory care helps minimize the risks. It can even slow down the progression of dementia or Alzheimer’s. Trained staff members provide brain training activities, wellness workshops, and therapy. They also work to create routine and structure. Both of these are crucial for memory care patients.

Services Offered with Memory Care

A memory care facility offers everything an ALF does plus more. Need help with bathing, dressing, or meal prep? Memory care staff can help. Many places take care of housekeeping and linens too. Plus, you’ll enjoy a variety of social activities and group outings.

In Phoenix, memory care communities want seniors to have fun as they age. You can do art or pet therapies, join a book club, or play games in the community clubhouse. Some even help you use social media to keep up with family members. Seniors will enjoy meals thanks to on-site restaurants or cafeterias too.

Safety should be a top priority when you look for memory care. Phoenix memory care facilities have enclosed grounds and twenty-four seven security. Your loved one is always safe even if they’re prone to wandering. Most facilities also have a high ratio of caregivers. This means more personalized care and attention.

Nursing Homes in Phoenix

Do you need supervision or frequent medical care? Nursing homes in Phoenix can help. Nursing homes provide medical supervision twenty-four hours per day, seven days a week. They can handle routine monitoring, treatment, and even medical emergencies. That means you don’t have to travel to doctors’ appointments, the pharmacy, or to rehab centers. Everything, your home included, is in one place.

Services at Nursing Homes

Pay attention to the services offered as you compare nursing homes. Not every nursing home in Phoenix is the same as the next. You need a place that can handle your senior’s medical problems and keep them safe. Plus, you want life there to be fun.

Phoenix nursing homes feature twenty-four hour medical supervision, advanced security systems, and regular staff supervision. Residents get help bathing, dressing, and getting around. Plus, nursing homes host fun events like bingo, movie nights, holiday parties, and more.

Short-Term and Long-Term Care

A nursing home isn’t always a permanent stay. Some seniors go for a short term as they recover from an illness or injury. The nursing home provides physical therapy, medical treatment, supervision, and meals for as long as needed. Then, recovered seniors can head home. Short-term care is also called respite care or acute care. Respite care gives caregivers a break and acute care is for health emergencies.

Choosing a Nursing Home in Phoenix

No matter how long you need care for, Phoenix nursing homes can help. There are just over 20 in the city to choose from. Browse our list of nursing homes in Phoenix to find a place that meets your needs. Don’t see one you like? Nearby towns have another 40 options to choose from.

Independent Living in Phoenix

Phoenix is a warm desert city full of opportunities. If you want to spend your retirement years exploring and relaxing, come to Phoenix. Lots of other seniors already have. Seniors age 55+ make up just over 19% of the city’s population. These seniors love the golf carts, spas, and pools at their 55+ resort-style retirement communities. You will too. If you’re already retired, you can use your free time to see the desert, join social groups, or learn new hobbies.

What to Expect in Independent Living

Independent living is like living at home but better. You have complete privacy but get to live in a community. Since everyone else is the same age, it’s easy to make friends and get connected. Some other perks include access to a gym, heated pool, clubhouse, billiard room, and on-site salon. Plus, your community will host regular parties, group outings, and social events.

Independent living communities are all different. In Phoenix, there are 55+ active adult, Veteran’s, LGBT-friendly, and faith-based communities. Don’t think those sound right for you? You can find non-niche communities too. To get a feel for a community, talk to someone who lives there.

Choosing an Independent Living Community

As you try to decide where to live, don’t forget to think about the future. Are you planning to live in Phoenix forever? If so, look for a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). CCRCs combine multiple types of senior living arrangements in one campus. You can start out in independent living and transition into more advanced care as needed. Choose an active senior living community if you plan on moving closer to home when you need advanced care.

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