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With 300 sunny days a year and a laidback personality, Phoenix has long been a top destination for retirees. Because of its history as a retirement haven, Phoenix has a particularly high concentration of assisted living options. This means most people can find a quality assisted living option within a 10-mile radius of downtown Phoenix.
Phoenix has 124 traditional assisted living communities, but by far, the most common type of senior care in Phoenix is board and care homes. While these residential care homes differ from assisted living communities in size, many are licensed as assisted living communities and offer the same services in a smaller package. If you include these residential care homes, the number of facilities offering assisted living services in Phoenix jumps to 215, which far exceeds most similarly sized cities. In recent years, more luxury assisted living communities have also opened their doors, offering resort-like amenities and age-in-place programs.
This guide will help you pick the right Phoenix assisted living community for you. Below, you’ll find listings of the top-rated Phoenix assisted living facilities, ranked by categories that are important to families and their loved ones.
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The facility was a good place. It was very clean. The staff wasn't extremely friendly at first, but they warmed up to us. Mom was a tough cookie, but they got to know her and took good care of her. We were very happy with the care she received here. Communication with the family was good, they called often. Housekeeping was great and her room was always very clean and smelled good. The food seemed ok. I would recommend them to family and friends.
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.
Questions about operation of 2nd shift and weekend when management is not around. On the whole, staff is very efficient with residents, kitchen is clean as are the restrooms. I'm very fond of management as they act on many questions/complaints
14802 N 47th Pl, Phoenix, AZ 85032
Valencia at 47th is an MD Senior Living home. At MD Senior Living, we’re changing the way Assisted Living is provided. Owned by a small group of physicians, our homes are beautifully designed for comfort and safety. Our caring staff consists of clinical professionals including a retired nurse, a...
3233 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018
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We toured with Clarendale Arcadia and the staff were super friendly and gave us a thorough walk through. They gave us packets with all of the details we needed, price, menu, amenities etc. The facility was...
Irresistibly located in the Arcadia area of the Camelback Corridor, Clarendale Arcadia offers “connected living”—a vibrant life near family, friends and everything that matters to residents.You’re just down the street from fine dining at Tomaso's, Tarbell's, Hillstone, and The Gladly, plus...
3014 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Hi! I have lived here for almost 4 years and I am 73 yo. I don't walk much anymore due to car and truck accidents over the years. Thank goodness I don't have to walk here. With the old Director Team we did...
Olive Grove Retirement Community encourages an active senior lifestyle that supports residents' privacy and dignity. We offer a home like setting and cheerful smiles from our professional staff who greet you everyday. Olive Grove provides Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Alzheimer's Care...
17202 N 69th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85308
My dad moved to the BeeHive from another facility in Phoenix in January 2020. The difference in care and caring was night and day! [name removed] the owner is personally involved and strives to make sure...
18610 N. 30th Place, Phoenix, AZ 85050
My mom is there she gets the best care ever. It's all about them been loved and happy. I would recommend it 10 times over. ??????
3901 W Encanto Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85009
3324 E Oraibi Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85050
It is my pleasure to recommend Paradise Valley Loving Care. This is a place where one can feel confident their loved one receives good care.[Removed] and [Removed] and the staff treated my father as if he...
We are all caregivers, and we’re all about Senior Care. Our staff is certified in all levels of care, specialized in memory care, dementia care, wound care, bed bound care, multiple sclerosis care, and end-of-life care. Working with the best home health agency, doctors, nurses, caregivers, social...
17200 N 67th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85308
I visit my loved one often and I think that the people who can afford to live here are fortunate. The staff is very friendly and provide good care. The only suggestion I have for improvement is the food,...
Welcome to Orchard Pointe at Arrowhead, an Assisted Living and Memory Care community in Glendale, Arizona, that embraces individuality, encourages independence, and provides the care you need to live the life you want. Enjoy thoughtfully-designed living spaces, delicious meals served...
5447 E Beck Ln, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
The home was clean, bright, has living room, large bathroom with 2 sinks, large shower, plenty of room for 2 beds, showed us how they track medications, call buttons, can use their own furniture, can put up...
We have been in business since year 2000. We provide the finest quality care for elderly, we are dedicated to make our home the best choice in Scottsdale for Assisted Living. Certified caregivers and supervision at all levels.Our caregivers are caring, loving, well educated and trained with...
4812 E Osborn Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018
[Removed] are very kind, patient and caring people as are their staff. Residents get the individual care and attention needed, The facility is bright, cheerful and located in the lovely Arcadia district....
30YEARS OF EXPERIENCEWe have a registered nurse on staff with 30 years experience in caregiving, a medical director, and we can arrange for physicians services right in the comfort of our home (dermatologist, cardiologist, psychologist, psychiatrist, dentist, etc).10BEDROOMSWe feature a...
4555 E. Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050
Everyone that we worked with at Sagewood Desert Willow was extremely friendly and engaged. We were assigned a move in coordinator who helped facilitate everything and provided the information we needed to...
Sagewood Acacia Healthcare is managed by Life Care Services®, An LCS® Company. Life Care Services ranked highest in customer satisfaction in the J.D. Power 2019 Senior Living Study and achieved the highest score in all seven study factors: resident services and activities; community staff; food...
9022 W Alice Ave, Peoria, AZ 85345
This community is a nice house that my parents get to enjoy. The staff are very helpful, friendly, and informative. The house is kept clean and the outdoors are maintained. My parents are enjoying the meals...
Ambience Care Home II is a brand new assisted living home located in a brand new gated community called Crosspointe in Peoria, Arizona. Conveniently located at the intersection of 91st Ave. and Olive Ave, right off 101 at Olive Ave., Ambience Care Home II is a wonderful home with caring staff and...
2123 West Maya Way, Phoenix, AZ 85085
When you walk in the floors absolutely shine! The staff is wonderful and very attentive. My loved one is a strict vegetarian and the facility has a wonderful cook that knows how to prepare...
Cornerstone Assisted Living Home is a small scale, five-resident assisted living home in North Phoenix that was started with the belief that everyone deserves individualized luxury care as they age. Owners Ben & Laura are both Registered Nurses with Bachelor's Degrees from Arizona State...
3100 N 91st Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85037
When you walk in to the community it has a great overall atmosphere, there is a lot of nice décor and it is clean. The staff members are very friendly and our mother liked it right away.
Mariposa Point at Algodón Center is a unique community designed for seniors who need help with daily tasks, but who wish to live as independently as possible in a homelike setting. We are dedicated to ensuring that this new chapter in your life is happy and fulfilling. With a holistic approach to...
6452 South 18th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85042
Toured the facility on 1/8/14 at 6:00 pm and liked the place but had a few apprehensions. Would like to check out a few more facilities before make final decision. Thank you Kevin for the tour!
37509 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85086
Great and sincere people! Really helped my mom out.
Grace Hill Adult Care Home Where Caring is our Priority This home is elegant Living with private rooms and semi-private,master suite and walk-in showers. Grace Hill Adult Care Home provide you the peace of mind you deserve. Our property offers, 24 hrs supervised, personal and...
830 W. Amelia, Phoenix, AZ 85013
My family and loved one have enjoyed the community. The staff are very attentive to our loved one's needs all the time. The minute our loved one walked into the community, the staff bathed, and shaved our...
Constant Care is a special memory care provider and assisted living conveniently located in Phoenix County, Arizona. We are a residential care home specially structured to facilitate homey ambiance. The beautiful and serene group home is strategically located near a hospital and is in a...
5934 W Villa Theresa Dr, Glendale, AZ 85308
The owner of Golden Years, [name removed], is very professional and goes above and beyond to provide great care for her clients. One of those clients which was my mom. She encouraged her independence,...
Golden Years Assisted Living sits on an over sized lot with beautifully landscaped front and backyards. The outsides contain trees, grass, different kinds of plants and hard scapes like rock, pavers, and flagstone. The backyard also has a large covered patio with a table and...
5528 E Calle Tuberia Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85018
This is a fantastic place for your loved one. The staff are friendly to work with. The staff will cook everything fresh for the residents meals. Some of the care includes bathing and dressing assistance,...
At Vista Living we have a different philosophy, we identify intellectual, emotional and experiential strengths that go beyond someone’s health conditions. We believe community is both internal and external, that is to help residents stay connected to their outside community as well as their...
3807 E. Betty Elyse Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85032
We really liked the Christian music they would play and the community just seemed really peaceful. The staff were friendly.
Rody`s ACH is a senior care home located in Phoenix, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Our community is located in a serene environment with beautiful sceneries from the suburbs of the city. With the serene environment, it is considered as the best place to have a family and visit relative. Rody`s ACH...
1002 W Las Palmaritas Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85013
Palmaritas Care Home is located in sunny Phoenix, Arizona and can be the ideal senior living spot for your elderly parent. We are known for the best care possible when it comes to helping senior citizens adjust to life in a retirement facility. We have nurses on staff all the time, providing...
11411 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85029
At SunBridge Coronado Care and Rehabilitation, we are dedicated to delivering quality individual service to every person entrusted to our care. Our state-of-the-art 191-bed facility provides skilled nursing and rehabilitation therapy to adults of all ages who need short- or long-term care. We...
909 East Northern Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85020
Everything is going well for my husband and I here at this community. It is a good looking community. The staff have kind and helpful. There are many activities for us to choose from. The food is nice, we...
Ask someone to name five really fun things and retirement community will almost certainly not be on the list. Which got us to thinking. Why shouldn't a retirement community be fun? With no pesky job to get in the way, retired folks have the time to pursue anything their hearts desire. That sounds...
2345 W Orangewood Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85021
813 E Belmont Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85020
While the actual cost of assisted living in Phoenix is influenced by the floor plan, level of care, and amenities, Phoenix’s assisted living communities cost an average of $4,080 a month,  which is just below the national average of $4,500.
It’s possible to pay for assisted living in a variety of ways, private or public. While some families pick one or the other, many use a combination of private and public means to fund their assisted living costs. In this section, you’ll find resources to help you make a payment plan for assisted living in Phoenix. You can also check out this guide to paying for long-term care for more information.
Private funds to pay for assisted living can come from many sources, like personal savings, pensions, investment returns, or any of the following:
All assisted living facilities in Arizona must undergo a robust licensing process through the Bureau of Residential Facilities Licensing before opening. This process is overseen by the Arizona Department of Health Services and includes standard safety checks and quality-of-life measures, such as requiring mirrors in the bathrooms, sufficient hot and cold water, and good interior lighting.
Before obtaining a license to operate, all assisted living facilities must meet the state requirements during an inspection. After getting a license, assisted living facilities should pass one unannounced inspection a year to continue operating. Arizona makes the results of all assisted living inspections public through its Residential Facilities Provider Search Form — where you can search by facility or provider name and address.
Recently, Arizona strengthened its background check requirements for assisted living facility employees. This move now prohibits those with felony convictions involving violence or financial fraud from working in assisted living communities. All of these requirements and regulations add more layers of protection to a facility’s senior residents.
To review all of the state’s requirements for assisted living facilities, see:
All assisted living facilities in Phoenix are expected to follow Arizona state guidelines to help mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on the residents and staff members.
Following federal guidelines from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), all visitors to Phoenix assisted living communities are allowed regardless of vaccination status.
Phoenix’s COVID-19 guidelines for assisted living communities include the following:
Vaccinations. All staff members and residents are encouraged to stay up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations, and vaccinations should be available to all residents.
Masking. Staff members are required to wear masks while in the facility, and residents are encouraged to mask when receiving unvaccinated visitors.
Testing and screening. New residents should be screened for symptoms of COVID-19.
Quarantine. Each assisted living facility is encouraged to have a wing for COVID-positive residents. If exposed to someone with COVID-19, unvaccinated residents should be quarantined, but vaccinated residents do not need to quarantine.
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Phoenix has long been a relaxed retiree’s paradise, and consequently, it has some of the highest numbers of seniors in America. The Valley of the Sun has seen some of the highest population growth in the nation, which has also created a few problems. Once known for its low cost of living, Phoenix’s rising housing prices have increased the cost of assisted living for its retirees. Although, residents can still expect to find a range of affordable assisted living communities in Phoenix simply because there are so many options.
A warm, dry climate and beautiful scenery are part of Phoenix’s appeal. Winter in Phoenix averages a high of 68 degrees and a low of 48 degrees, and summers are often over 100 degrees. While high temperatures may make hiking a challenge, many seniors enjoy the warmth from a shaded patio.
Due to the year-round sunshine, Phoenix has its share of snowbirds each winter who enjoy the many golf courses and spas. Many of the newer assisted living communities incorporate this resort-like atmosphere into their own amenities, including luxurious pools, in-house beauticians, and happy hours.
In keeping with Phoenix’s love for spas, there are plenty of luxury assisted living options. These often include resort-like amenities, such as fitness centers, outdoor pools, and immaculately landscaped grounds. Though, they do come with a higher price tag and a hefty one-time fee. For example, in Paradise Valley, the average cost of luxury assisted living is $5,750 a month. Because of the growing population, there are many brand-new or soon-to-open luxury assisted living facilities in Phoenix. Most are continuing care facilities, with tiered care levels that include independent living, assisted living, and memory care all on one site.
Offering assistance with daily activities, housekeeping, and at least three meals a day, traditional assisted living communities in Phoenix are more cost-effective than luxury options but retain many of the same benefits.
Board and care homes, or residential care homes, offer assisted living-type care in a residential home setting with under 10 residents. With 91 communities within the Phoenix city center, they are the second most common type of assisted living in Phoenix. Many residents choose a board and care home because they prefer being in a homey environment. These communities also tend to be less expensive than traditional assisted living communities while offering the same level of care.
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Phoenix has a high concentration of healthcare providers, and some of them are nationally ranked.
To get around Phoenix, most residents use a car. However, the city does provide some public transportation options. The Valley Metro Transit System, known as Valley Metro, is the regional train system that operates throughout the city between 18 and 22 hours a day. Seniors over 65 can receive reduced fare by filling out the application on the Valley Metro website. While very affordable, wait times for the train are typically around 20 minutes or longer, which is why many residents choose to drive.
For only $1, seniors in Phoenix can use the Senior Center Shuttle Program, which provides residents of participating senior centers with flexible transportation to and from their senior living community and off-site activities. Seniors can also use Dial-a-Ride to receive transportation to and from appointments.
Residents of Phoenix enjoy year-round sunshine and dramatic desert vistas paired with a local preoccupation for chilled-out hobbies, exciting events, and tasty food. Phoenix is a golf lover’s paradise, with over 200 golf courses within the city limits. Tee off at Papago Golf Course, which is one of the most popular public golf courses in the city due to its picturesque backdrop of the Papago Buttes and its mid-century inspired bar and grill.
Outdoorsy residents can enjoy the Desert Botanical Gardens, and architecture buffs can explore Taliesin West, architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s former home. Phoenix has one of the best musical instrument museums in the nation, and nearby sits the Heard Museum, which has some of the most comprehensive and respected exhibitions on Native American art and culture in the United States.
Phoenix also has a strong spa culture, with budget-friendly to luxury options. Resorts like The Phoenician offer the full package: golf courses, fine dining, pools, massages, and other spa services. The Phoenician, among many other local area spas, offer exclusive rates for AAA members.
While the local sports teams no longer offer senior discounts, Suns fans can watch their beloved NBA team play at the Footprint Center in downtown Phoenix. Locals can also catch an NFL game at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, home of the Arizona Cardinals, or an MLB game at Chase Field in downtown Phoenix, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Some senior living communities even organize group outings to local games.
The Phoenix area has plenty of casinos, with gaming and world-class events. The largest is Talking Stick Resort and Casino, with 240,000 square feet of gaming space along with a luxury hotel, theater, spa, and museum of Native American art. This casino, along with Casino Arizona and Gila River Casino, offers a shuttle service to and from various Scottsdale locations. Many local senior living communities also organize day trips to these casinos for their residents.
Long known as a steakhouse and Mexican food destination, Phoenix’s food scene is exploding with culinary talent. From quick and easy joints to fine dining, Phoenix has great food options for any taste and any budget.
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Fountain Hills, Legacy Retirement Residence of Mesa and Legacy Village of Salt River are the top-rated Assisted Living facilities near Phoenix, AZ. These Assisted Living facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.
The average cost of Assisted Living in Phoenix is 4,090 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.
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