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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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Our family was very impressed with Rock Creek, even though we were only there a short while. We would give it all 5's. They had mom engaged. Addressed her specific needs, on many, many levels. The Nurse Practitioner Nicole was exceptional. Would absolutely recommend.

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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 calle...

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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 ...

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Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
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Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
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Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
A quiet, personalized care home where you’re not just a resident, you’re a member of the family. Our family environment is unmatched by anyone else. Give us a try.
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Dad is here currently and things have been good. Everyone seems pretty nice and he gets along well with the other residents. The staff seems to be able to answer any questions that I have and they take good...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
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Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
MariaÆs Garden Care Home is located in Phoenix, Arizona in a beautiful location that is close to Cortez Lake. Specializing in senior care for those with AlzheimerÆs, we pride ourselves in providing a family-like environment for every guest in our facility. Our friendly and helpful staff...
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Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
The Moon Valley Assisted Living LLC is a residential care home located in sunny Phoenix, Arizona in Maricopa County. The city of Phoenix is an active metropolitan area with an active lifestyle and plenty of recreational opportunities to enjoy. The city gets about 300 days of sunshine each year,...
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Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
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Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
White Violet Assisted Living Home is located in perpetually sunny Maricopa county, Phoenix AZ. It is a caring residential care home provided for the well-being of seniors in a group home setting. The climate is arid creating hot summers with low humidity levels and mild winters. It's located...
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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They're doing a great job here with my loved one. The staff are all very caring, friendly, and patient. My loved one needs a lot of individual attention which they are more than happy to provide here....
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
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Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
Best Care Home of Moon Valley #4 is located in Deer Valley Village in the northern end of the Phoenix, AZ metropolitan area. It is surrounded by newer estate complexes and natural preserves. Best Care Home of Moon Valley #4 is a need-specific facility with a maximum occupancy of 10 residents. The...
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We toured Bella's Care Home along with 3 others when searching for a place to house my mother. Bella herself met with us and asked us more questions that we had for her. Her staff there were pleasant and...
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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I give this home 5 stars across the board. Mom and her children are very satisfied with the personal care that she is receiving, the cleanliness. of the home, the food, the people (patients). Most...
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
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Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
Ronald Home Care is a senior care home that is located in the sunny city of Phoenix, AZ in Maricopa County. Saguaro-studded mountains surround our quaint community. The outstanding scenery of Sonoran Desert will definitely amaze any visitor. Phoenix boasts a vast acreage of dazzling preserves and...
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Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
Silver Sunset Home Care is located in Maricopa county, Phoenix AZ. This is a residential care home within the northwestern part of the Sonoran Desert. This unique desert is habitat to hundreds of species of native flora and fauna, the most famous being the saguaro cactus. Phoenix AZ. has a desert...
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Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
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Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
Compassionate Senior Care LLC is not a one size fits all facility. We personalize each resident care to fits there needs with activities and events that keep resident vibrant and healthy. We provides the perfect blend of comfort. We served 3 healthy cook meal per day with 3 snacks in between. Our...
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I give 5c's an a+ as far as caring for my mother and they are very pleasant, everything is clean and it is like living in your own home atmosphere Only one item concerns me. I wanted my mother to be around...
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
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Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
5Cs is an assisted living that provides quality Care, Comfort, Commitment, Caution and Compassion. This facility, which is staffed by certified caregivers 24-hrs a day, is not only serene but also pretty. With over 10 years experience in senior health care institutions, 5Cs, which secures...
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Just moved mom in a few weeks ago, straight from rehab, and downsized from her assisted living home. It is an adjustment for her, but she really loves her new home. Robin and her staff are wonderful, and...
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
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Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
Mountain View Adult Care Home is an assisted living care facility in Arizona that is dedicated to helping your loved ones get the best care they need. They are able to help residents with assistance of simple, everyday tasks as well as help dementia and Alzheimer's patients remain safe and...
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Advanced Care Homes, a professional Residential Care Home organizations, is pleased to offer Bethany Gardens Assisted Living as our flag ship location in the the Central Corridor of Phoenix, not far from Arcadia or Scottsdale. We could write a book about what sets our Homes apart from the...
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.

Costs of assisted living in the Phoenix, Arizona, area

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, [01] which is just below the national average of $4,500.[02]

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How to pay for assisted living in Phoenix, Arizona

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 pay options

Private funds to pay for assisted living can come from many sources, like personal savings, pensions, investment returns, or any of the following:

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VA benefits for assisted living in Phoenix, Arizona

Nationwide, veterans who are eligible for the VA Survivors Pension may also be eligible for the VA Aid and Attendance benefit and the Housebound allowance, both of which can be used to cover the costs of long-term care. However, you cannot get both the Aid and Attendance and Housebound benefit at the same time. Learn more about who qualifies and how to access these benefits from our guide to VA benefits.

The Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services also offers benefits counseling to veterans and their families.

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Additional resources for Phoenix, Arizona, veterans

3839 N. Third St.
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Phone: 602-255-3373

333 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Phoenix, Arizona, Medicaid for assisted living

Each state has its own Medicaid benefits, and many state Medicaid programs may cover some long-term care costs to low-income individuals.

The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (commonly known as AHCCCS) is Arizona’s Medicaid provider. Eligible individuals are assigned a case manager who coordinates their care. Some types of medical services covered by AHCCCS include the following:

  • Emergency care
  • Labs and X-rays
  • Prescriptions
  • Hospital care
  • Podiatry
  • Chiropractic care
  • Specialist care

AHCCCS also includes assisted living coverage for seniors and the disabled through a sub-program, Arizona Long Term Care Systems (known as ALTCS, pronounced ALL-tecs). This program covers the cost of assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and home health services for eligible seniors. Seniors using ALTCS to cover their assisted living costs can receive a shared or private room, although private rooms may come with an extra fee. Assisted living communities covered under this Medicaid program must be Medicaid-approved.

Phoenix, Arizona, resident Medicaid resources

801 E. Jefferson St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Phone: 602-417-4000

801 E. Jefferson St., MD 3900
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Phone: 888-621-6880

Medicare assisted living coverage in Phoenix, Arizona

Unlike Medicaid, Medicare is only funded by the federal government. Medicare covers some health care costs for Americans who are 65+ and for people with certain disabilities. While Medicare doesn’t cover most assisted living expenses, it may cover some health care services that can be received in assisted living, such as the following:

  • Prescription medications
  • Inpatient hospital stays
  • Skilled nursing services

To discover what Medicare in Phoenix, Arizona, will cover, you can dial 2-1-1, visit the federal Medicare website, or contact your local Phoenix Social Security Administration office.

Related: Visit our complete guide to public pay options.

Phoenix resident Medicare resources

7171 N. 16th St., Suite 235
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Phone: 602-277-7292

Prevent, detect, or report Medicare errors or fraud

Arizona SMP Helpline

1-800-432-4040

Phoenix SSA offices

16241 N. Tatum Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Phone: 866-348-7855
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

250 N. Seventh Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 866-964-4852
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Understand Phoenix, Arizona, laws and regulations for assisted living facilities

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.

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To review all of the state’s requirements for assisted living facilities, see:

COVID-19 regulations for Phoenix, Arizona, assisted living facilities

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:

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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.

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Masking. Staff members are required to wear masks while in the facility, and residents are encouraged to mask when receiving unvaccinated visitors.

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Testing and screening. New residents should be screened for symptoms of COVID-19.

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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.

Get to know assisted living in Phoenix, Arizona

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62% of assisted living communities have an on-site physician (or comparable)
48% are pet-friendly communities
51% of communities offer a Hoyer lift
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Phoenix: A laid-back leader in assisted living

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.

Types of assisted living in Phoenix, Arizona

Luxury assisted living

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.

Traditional assisted living

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

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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11%
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Health care for seniors in Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix has a high concentration of healthcare providers, and some of them are nationally ranked.

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Mayo Clinic – Phoenix

Mayo Clinic – Phoenix is rated No. 1 in the Phoenix metro area and is No. 13 in the nation for excellent geriatric care. It is also nationally ranked in 10 specialties, according to US News and World Report.

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St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center

St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center is nationally ranked in geriatrics and neurology/neurosurgery.

Transportation for seniors in Phoenix, Arizona

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.

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Senior activities in Phoenix, Arizona

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Marigold Assisted Living, North Scottsdale Retreat and Golden Touch One Adult Care Home 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 3769.93 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

References

  1. A Place for Mom. (2022). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  2. Genworth. (2021). Cost of care survey.

  3. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran status (S2101) [Data set]. American Community Survey.

  4. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Population estimates (V2021): Phoenix City [Data set]. QuickFacts.

  5. United States Census Bureau. (2020). The American Community Survey (ACS). Arizona Commerce Authority.

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1.

A Place for Mom. (2022). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

2.

Genworth. (2021). Cost of care survey.

3.

United States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran status (S2101) [Data set]. American Community Survey.

4.

United States Census Bureau. (2021). Population estimates (V2021): Phoenix City [Data set]. QuickFacts.

5.

United States Census Bureau. (2020). The American Community Survey (ACS). Arizona Commerce Authority.