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If your loved one needs memory care in Scottsdale, A Place for Mom can help. With 56 memory care facilities in Scottsdale, we’ll work with you to find the right fit for your family member’s budget, interests, and care needs.
Alzheimer’s care in Scottsdale incorporates memory care activities and therapies to reduce residents’ confusion and agitation. Scottsdale memory care also provides security features and supervision, along with trained staff. If you’re considering dementia care in Scottsdale, know it’s a safe setting for your older relative.
We are also serving Memory Care facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like Central Scottsdale, Pinnacle Peak and Desert View.
You may also consider nearby communities such as Fountain Hills, Paradise Valley or Carefree.
Types of care available in Scottsdale, AZ
I placed my mother at Belmont Village, as she could not manage on her own at home after hospital and rehab visit. The entire staff was warm and welcoming !! They did everything possible to accommodate my mother in just a few days. The nurses and caregivers were consistently professional, warm and helpful. The residents were friendly and the facility clean and welcoming. The food is great !! I’ve always felt assured when visiting my mother and she was making new friends !!
The staff are friendly and always willing to take a call, and I think the community is worth taking a look at. I would recommend this community to others.
My husband has been in residence for one year and I have been there almost every night to sit with him and put him to bed. For the last 11 weeks I have not been able to be with him and at first I thought know one could take my place. I do Skype him twice a day and he is very happy. I watch the back images and I see the wonderful staff showing love to the men and women in their care. They have done things they have never done before, like cutting hair, and I must say doing a very good job. The live music is still a big part and is happening due to technology. This is a loving place and also a happy place. They do not sit around all day but are active and having fun. They are safe due to the caring staff. We are kept up every night with the activities and are kept informed of their health situation. Thank you to all the loving staff.
8170 N. 90th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Welcome to Legacy Village of Salt River, recent recipient of the APFM "Best of Senior Living" 2023 award/recognition (2nd year). Open since 2021, Legacy Village of Salt River, a premier senior living community, provides independent living, assisted living and memory care services, while "Serving...
It is a newer facility that has only been open for about a year now. They are having turnover of staff just like everywhere else is. great activities provided. Overall it is a wonderful community with...
8300 East McDowell Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
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Everyone has their own perception of what living at a senior community is like. We here at McDowell Village would like to invite you in to take a look.Our apartments are second to none. They range in size from 648 to 1300 square feet, and all of the apartments feature fully-equipped kitchens,...
I would, and have, told people that McDowell Village was everything I was hoping for, and even some things I didn't think to hope for. I appreciate the welfare checks they make if my dad doesn't appear...
14500 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Our luxurious, resort-style community is situated in a residential neighborhood in North Scottsdale with stunning mountain views and kaleidoscopic sunsets. We're within walking distance of shopping, dining and banking less than 20 miles from downtown Phoenix. Atria Park of Sierra Pointe has...
My loved one is a resident at Atria Park of Sierra Pointe and the experience has been great, overall. However, the activities are geared towards women. I wish they had more things geared towards men. Other...
11250 N. 92nd Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Amber Creek Inn provides seniors with a caring and supportive staff that is available to help them with their daily needs. Our staff is trained to help those dealing with dementia and Alzheimer's, and they know how to offer just the right assistance to those in need of it. Our staff will treat...
My mother was only there a month and a half before she passed, but I was very pleased with my experience at Amber Creek. The administration was organized, and the nursing staff was wonderful - very caring...
3212 N Miller Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
The Springs is a beautiful property where you could be proud to call it 'home' with lovely furnishings throughout and an elegant dining room with delicious meals served. Affordable too! The Springs of Scottsdale is known for it's cleanliness and it's caring staff. Our Food Director prepares a...
One thing we really appreciated was the excellent meals the chef always cooked - everyone said when you ate in the dining hall it was excellent. However there is a new company in and while the dining staff...
9160 East Desert Cove Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Welcome to The Ranch Estates at Scottsdale! If you're looking for a community that understands and honors you as a unique individual, you've come to the right place. We understand you probably have many questions, and we're here to help make the process as simple and straightforward as possible....
We are very satisfied with our selection here at the Ranch Estates. Would recommend you to arrange several trips to confirm your observations prior to signing a lease!
7370 East Gold Dust Avenue, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Step into a Sunrise Assisted Living community and you can't help but feel at home. We stop at nothing to make your experience warm and inviting, from our homelike exterior architecture, to our comfortable community areas and choice of suites to our exceptional outdoor gardens and landscaping....
Things that stand out to us about this facility: Safety/Security (front door is secured with alarm) and all guests sign in and get name tags, friendliness, feels like a family, pleasantly decorated, Holiday...
7171 E Lone Mountain Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85266
The premier senior living community in Scottsdale, Arizona, Lone Mountain Memory Care is a new community known for its high-quality care. We are privately owned and operated by Spectrum Retirement Communities, LLC. That means we design, build and run all of our communities ourselves, so when you...
When my Father passed away we needed to suddenly find a place for Mom that could be a home to her and handle her progressing dementia. Lone Mountain has exceeded our expectations in most every way. From the...
15436 North 64th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Home Sweet HomeAre you ready to redefine independence? If so, our assisted living and memory care community in Scottsdale, Arizona is ready to welcome you with open arms. You’ll find that once you let go of the cumbersome chores like home maintenance and cleaning, you will have ample time to...
My wife and I have lived here over a year and a half and love it. The caregivers, waitstaff, nursing staff and [name removed] (activities) are all great.
2620 N 68th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Welcome to Scottsdale Village Square, an award-winning Pacifica Senior Living community in Scottsdale, AZ, created to be an oasis of comfort that anyone can enjoy. We offer Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Skilled Nursing services for all seniors looking for a place that...
Every minute from the initial phone call to the day we moved in my mom, we have experienced nothing short of superior service, exceptional care and wonderful people. I cannot recommend Scottsdale Village...
6001 E Thomas Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Located just minutes from historic Old Town Scottsdale, The Gardens of Scottsdale sits in the heart of one of 'America's Most Livable Cities' near two major Arizona State Routes. We pride ourselves in our commitment to preserve dignity, nurture the spirits of our residents, celebrate...
The attitude toward the residents from the caregivers is very cheerful and caring and they take the time to learn the peoples names. I just think this team is impressive. I like my apartment and the food...
23005 North 74th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Vi at Silverstone, a Vi and Plaza Companies Community in north Scottsdale and located north of Phoenix, is a Life Plan Community, also known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). Vi at Silverstone is part of a 165-acre master-planned community on the former site of the Rawhide Western...
I have been a resident of Vi@ Silverstone for seven plus years; [date removed] The life style at this senior resort resembles sailing on a luxury cruise ship with daily excursions followed by cocktail...
13850 North Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Belmont Village Scottsdale is conveniently situated in the center of several world-class health care facilities, including Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center, Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital, Mayo Clinic, and Mayo Hospital in North Phoenix. Abundant shopping, restaurants and...
I like this community because it is small and there is a nurse here all of the time. This community is spotless clean and the food is terrific. My mom loves it here. They have activities like art projects,...
10455 E Pinnacle Peak Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
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Introducing ACOYA Scottsdale at Troon:A stunningly beautiful retirement community with a novel approach to life.Welcome to ACOYA, a dynamic community of lifestyle amenities, concierge services and striking desert beauty. Here, you’ll live just steps away from the Pinnacle Peak trailhead in one of...
It's a stunning facility, with so many social activities, sparkling clean, profession and friendly staff, great medical team. The neighborhood/ area is very upscale, near the Four Seasons, and unparalleled...
16800 E. Paul Nordin Parkway, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Assisted LivingFor our Assisted Living residents, MorningStar offers four levels of help with the activities of daily living: minimal; moderate; more frequent and intensive; and extensive. In all cases, around-the-clock Care Managers ensure your safety and meet your needs.It is our staff's...
Very deserving organization above all others that I have ever come in contact with or toured, the awards that have been previously won speaks well for how they operate. I am honored to know and see the Love...
2802 East Juniper Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85032
Arizona Desert Falls is where your family is our family. We specialize in providing the best care available for those individuals on a fixed income or budget. We encourage you to visit our facebook page @azdesertfallsassistedliving to see pictures of different events we have put on for our...
Great place and take very good care of our father. Great food and staff and outstanding price for our father that does not have a lot of money. Very clean and communicates with us very well if any issues...
16621 North 38th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032
We offer a distinctive approach to specialized memory care and assisted living, which builds on already more than ten years of dedicated service. Our grounds are beautifully manicured and maintained with walking paths, shaded seating areas, and views for enjoying the outdoors and seating areas...
In July, I unexpectedly was thrown into the world of memory care assisted living, and for those people who have had to experience this, it can be greatly overwhelming from the hospital to the behavioral...
13240 North Tatum Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85032
At our independent, assisted living and memory care community in Phoenix, Arizona, you can enjoy all the comforts of retirement without the burdens of home ownership, cleaning, cooking, and more. Instead of wasting your energy on the responsibilities you’ve carried for decades, you can wake up...
What we really like about the Brookdale Central community is the friendliness of the people there. It has a very positive cultural atmosphere to it with all the residents living there - that can really make...
5560 E Deer Valley Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85054
After searching for the past year and a half for the perfect place to make our retirement move, my wife [name removed] and I finally found Manor Village and we knew immediately that we had found our niche. ...
7001 E Mountain View Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Barton House is an Alzheimer's memory care community located in Scottsdale, Arizona in Maricopa county. Seniors that enjoy golf love living at Barton House, due to Orange Tree Golf Resort, Gainey Ranch Golf Club, and McCormick Ranch Golf Club all being within a short distance of the community....
What we really like about Barton House is that it is not a "big facility" it feels much more homelike. The rooms have very large backyard patios that are easily accessible. Based on the experience we have...
4050 East Bluefield Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85032
These Are The Best YearsThe seniors you see here may be part of our assisted living and memory care community in Phoenix, but we like to think of them as family. Each and every person who walks through our door is an individual with a unique story and background, and a host of personal interests....
We picked this community, because I visited two places. Desert Ridge is bright and cheery. I would recommend Desert Ridge. I am concerned the elevator has needed to be repaired a few times. Also, how the...
23733 North Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Discover the pinnacle of senior living in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona. Clearwater Pinnacle Peak provides a full spectrum of care in a luxurious setting with upscale amenities and five-star service. Whether you want an Independent Living community that pampers you in every way, or you want the...
We chose Cleawater Pinnacle Peak over others we saw because it was very clean, the staff were friendly, and we got to try the food during the tour and it was good as well. The staff have been very personal...
16455 E Ave of the Fountains, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
At Fountain View Village Retirement Community, you will find everything from independent living to assisted living to memory support all in one supportive vibrant community. We provide a continuum of care that makes Fountain View Village as right for you in years to come as it is today.The...
We have had no problems with the cleanliness of the community so far, the staff have been great as well as the care that is provided. The meals are good but they are that typical institutional meals, but the...
9185 E Desert Cove Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Truewood by Merrill, Scottsdale is in the vibrant heart of Scottsdale, with easy access to Phoenix, Mesa, and Tempe, Arizona. It truly is at the center of it all, near shopping, restaurants, and world-class medical centers. Truewood by Merrill, Scottsdale is a beautiful place to live with a...
The people are very welcoming, and my Dad is very pleased with the service and location. The facility just needs some updating on carpet and painting.
7501 E Thompson Peak Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Vi at Grayhawk is a Life Plan Community, also known as Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Overlooking the magnificent McDowell Mountains, Vi at Grayhawk offers easy access to the master-planned community's amenities as well as a wide variety of features...
It is very superb in many ways. The community is a beautiful place staff are wonderful. It has just been way too long in isolation due to COVID and they need to open back up on a more individualized...
On average, residents at Scottsdale’s memory care facilities that partner with A Place for Mom pay $5,414 per month for their stays. This pricing comes from A Place for Mom’s proprietary data and reflects varying floor plans and amenities. Likewise, it also includes access to tailored in-house health care, including full medication management, on-site nursing, and visiting health professionals. Because this cost is an average, however, your loved one’s individual memory care costs may vary depending on a facility’s location as well as their care requirements and chosen floor plan, layout, and add-on services.
The following costs represent average baseline costs for assisted living in the area without any add-on fees.
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When it comes to paying for a memory care stay in Scottsdale, families have a few options at their disposal. Many residents and families prefer paying via private income sources, but others opt to use additional benefits to cover their fees.
In this section, we’ll provide more information about the payment methods available to families: private payment, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits, Medicaid, and Medicare.
In Scottsdale, many seniors and their loved ones rely on at least some private funding to pay for their memory care stays. This could include funds from savings accounts, Social Security benefits, pensions, returns on retirement or investment accounts, and inheritances. However, you can also consider the following resources:
Memory care communities in Arizona are both licensed and regulated by the state’s Department of Health Services (DHS) — and more specifically, by its Bureau of Residential Facilities Licensing. This is because Arizona’s memory care facilities are grouped under the “residential care institutions” umbrella.
The DHS’s Division of Licensing Services is also responsible for inspecting memory care facilities to make sure they align with Arizona’s regulations. Inspections generally happen once every two years. However, the Division of Licensing Services may increase this frequency if it receives complaints about a facility or believes that it’s not compliant.
When inspecting a memory care facility, DHS surveyors will consider factors such as:
Additionally, inspectors can also opt to carry out interviews with staffers and facility residents, examine related records and documents, and gauge the quality of provided care.
If the DHS finds that a facility is deficient or noncompliant with state regulations, it’s required to take corrective action and address any issues. Failure to comply can result in additional enforcement actions or penalties. Licensing and inspection records for Arizona’s memory care communities can be found on this DHS page.
Arizona does have regulations that are specific to its memory care facilities that these communities must adhere to:
Arizona Department of Health Services contact information
150 N. 18th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Arizona’s memory care facilities do not have strict COVID-19 regulations they must follow. However, Arizona’s DHS does have official guidance for long-term care facilities on controlling the spread of COVID-19 and preventing outbreaks. Additionally, the city of Scottsdale has its own set of safety guidelines, and the DHS offers residents this guidance on COVID-19 best practices and keeps up to date with new information from the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.
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Given its world-class health care options, lovely scenery and weather, and laid-back lifestyle, it’s no wonder why Scottsdale is home to many senior care — and memory care — communities. With an abundance of options, you’re sure to find an offering well-suited for your senior. In this section, we’ll share a bit more about what you can expect from Scottsdale’s memory care facilities.
Scottsdale’s memory care facilities have a few different floor plans you can choose from depending on your senior’s individual needs and preferences. While some facilities offer cost-effective semi-private rooms great for social butterflies, seniors might be able to stay in studio apartments or even opt for one- or two-bedroom arrangements if they’d like a little more space.
Scottsdale’s memory care communities are home to a variety of amenities meant to engage seniors with memory loss conditions: think opportunities to socialize and exercise their cognitive skills to common areas where they can relax and recharge. Specific amenities and offerings vary depending on the facility a senior is in, but some examples are below:
If you’re concerned about a senior’s care needs changing and increasing, you’ll be happy to know that the vast majority of the city’s memory care facilities that partner with A Place for Mom offer a combination of care types under one roof.
Two facilities are standalone memory care communities, but these are other options you might consider:
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Number of seniors over the age of 65 currently living in Scottsdale, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Scottsdale has no shortage of high-quality health care options. We’ll share more details about the area’s best hospitals below.
HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center
HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center is the eighth-best hospital in the state and a high performer across seven adult procedures and health conditions. This includes care it provides for prostate cancer, heart failure, and kidney failure.
Scottsdale residents also have close access to one of the best medical institutions in the country: the Mayo Clinic. The Mayo Clinic’s location in Phoenix is both the city’s and Arizona’s top hospital and ranks nationally for 10 adult specialties. These include geriatrics, oncology, and orthopedics.
Carl T. Hayden Veterans’ Administration Medical Center
The Carl T. Hayden Veterans’ Administration Medical Center offers both primary and specialty care to veterans residing in the Scottsdale area.
Many memory care facilities in the Scottsdale area provide transportation for seniors for medical appointments or supervised group outings. In fact, out of A Place for Mom’s 36 partner memory care communities in Scottsdale, 60% offer at-cost transportation services while 57% provide transportation to seniors as a complimentary perk.
However, there are other transport options in the Scottsdale area that seniors and their families should know about. Please note that individuals with memory loss conditions should be accompanied by a caregiver when using the below services.
The Valley Metro system serves the Phoenix metro area, including the city of Scottsdale. Besides operating a fleet of buses, a light rail system, streetcars, and vanpools, it offers accessible bus and rail services as well as door-to-door and curb-to-curb Paratransit service for qualifying individuals with disabilities. One-way rides are $4, and trips must be scheduled at least one day in advance.
Thanks to Valley Metro’s RideChoice, qualifying passengers can receive 20 eight-mile travel vouchers that renew monthly for ADA- and wheelchair-compliant vehicles. An eight-mile ride is $3, but participants must pay excess fees if their trip exceeds this distance.
Envoy, which has a hub in Scottsdale, is a service that specializes in senior transport. It hires companions who undergo rigorous training on transporting seniors and providing the assistance necessary to safely transition individuals into and out of vehicles. The Dementia Society of America has also awarded Envoy a Dementia SMART Gold Award.
Scottsdale, Arizona, is known for its picturesque views of the Sonoran Desert, luxury lifestyle offerings, and vibrant arts and culture scene, but it’s also home to plenty of calming activities seniors with memory care conditions and their caregivers can enjoy.
If your senior loved one has always enjoyed the great outdoors, why not bring them for a visit to Cactus Park? This local favorite features 17 acres of greenery where visitors can take in nature and relax, but it also features bench seating and three ramadas for picnics and outings, two of which are reservable. The park is open from sunrise until 10:30 p.m.
If viewing wildlife is more up their alley, however, Butterfly Wonderland is a stellar choice for seniors with memory care conditions. Besides being the largest butterfly conservatory in the country, it’s also a designated Pal Place — meaning it’s taken special steps to accommodate guests with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Visitors to Butterfly Wonderland can watch thousands of butterflies from up to 70 different species mingle, learn all about honeybees, check out the conservatory’s friendly reptiles and amphibians, and more.
As a premier cultural hub, Scottsdale is also home to plenty of museums. Consider taking your senior on a tour to Taliesin West, famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter residence as well as a UNESCO World Heritage site and National Historic Landmark. Although many visitors to Taliesin West opt for a guided tour, audio-only tours are also available. Guests with special needs or requests with questions about accommodations can contact Taliesin West’s tour department by phone at (480) 627-5375 or via email at email@example.com.
Scottsdale’s Smithsonian-affiliated Western Spirit can provide more great learning moments. Self-guided audio tours are available at this museum, which covers Western history and Indigenous culture.
Looking for something a bit more social? Oakwood Creative Care’s Dementia Hub hosts a Memory Café in nearby Mesa, Arizona. This is a hybrid engagement opportunity for people living with dementia (and other memory care conditions) and support group for their dedicated caregivers. At each Memory Café event, attendees can enjoy a coffee and pastry and socialize with other participants before breaking off into either a caregiver support group or class for people with dementia. Memory Café is held on Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and is free for all.
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Fountain Hills, Legacy Retirement Residence of Mesa and The Groves by Senior Lifestyle are the top rated memory care facilities near Scottsdale, Arizona. See full list of communities.
The best memory care facilities near you in Scottsdale, Arizona are Legacy Village of Salt River, Atria Park of Sierra Pointe, and MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Fountain Hills. These memory care communities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews.
The 56 memory care facilities near you in Scottsdale, Arizona typically provide housing, therapies, and care tailored to those who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. To find memory care in Scottsdale, Arizona, browse our detailed listings showing photos, floor plans, amenities, activities, and reviews from real families.
Browse A Place for Mom’s listings for memory care in Scottsdale, Arizona, to take a virtual tour. Our local senior living experts can arrange for a live tour of these communities as well.
The cost of memory care facilities in Scottsdale, Arizona ranges from $4,140 to $6,887. The average Memory Care cost in Scottsdale, Arizona is $4,257. Prices often vary based on care provided, amenities, unit size, and more.
The cost of memory care in Scottsdale, Arizona typically starts at $4,140. A Place for Mom’s local, expert senior living advisors can help you find affordable memory care facilities near you and offer advice on how to lower costs and pay for care with VA benefits or public payment options.
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