Find dozens of Tempe assisted living facilities with a click of the mouse. But before you, we’ll show you what to expect from this college town.
As the home of Arizona State University (ASU), there’s always something going on in Tempe. And lots of it is free. In fact, there are over 20 free museums and galleries on campus. Check out the ASU Art Museum with its contemporary art or the Northlight Gallery and its photography exhibits. Learn about the area’s past at the newly renovated Tempe History Museum where you’ll learn about ASU’s development, “Surviving in the Desert” and for the kids, “Little Devil’s Stadium.” Yes, admission is free.
If you’re inclined to get outside, hike up the “A” Mountain where you can see ancient petroglyphs from the Tempe’s first inhabitants, the Hohokam people. Cool off at the Tempe Town Lake where you can land a Largemouth Bass, pedal a boat, or listen to your favorite band.
Papago Park’s Arizona Historical Society Museum “collects, preserves, and interprets central Arizona’s history with special emphasis on the 20th century,” including the Home Front during World War II. Also in this 1,200-acre park, which sits in both Tempe and Phoenix proper, are a desert botanical garden, the Phoenix Zoo, picnic hiking trails, and many other attractions.
Tempe’s overall cost of living is 4% above the national average. A one-bedroom in a Tempe 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.
As you search for Tempe assisted living facilities, notice there are resident reviews for some of the communities. These are unbiased and may help you in your search for just the right place. To learn more about the differences in senior living options, check out Senior Living Communities.