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Seniors exploring Scottsdale, Arizona, for assisted living will find an array of living options that range from luxurious to serene. The city’s motto, “The West’s Most Western Town” offers a glimpse into Scottsdale’s charm and cinematic views. Seniors will also appreciate the warm and dry climate combined with world-renowned medical care, countless leisure opportunities, and arts and culture.

In this guide, we’ll highlight the details of what it’s like to live in Scottsdale’s varied assisted living communities. This includes smaller group homes, which make up nearly 61% of our partner assisted living communities in Scottsdale. You will also find information about costs and how seniors in Scottsdale pay for assisted living. This guide also summarizes Arizona’s assisted living regulations and laws. It also provides an overview of the health care choices available to Scottsdale residents, transportation options, and exciting things to do around town.

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I have been at this home for a while now and the owner came in the other day to introduce himself. [name removed], he said his name was, is a Kind hearted gentleman. That really made my day meeting him.
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
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.
North Scottsdale Retreat 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...
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I would give a 5 on all categories. It was an amazing experience. My dad was only there for 4 months. Just well run and everyone who worked there, cared and were so kind. They are very organized and help...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
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,...
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Please look at the years that the staff have been working at the facility. This shows the dedication and care that the facility not only has for its residents but the staff as well. I would absolutely...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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.
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....
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The big disappointment to me was the fact that they cannot give wound care maintenance. There is only one nurse on staff for 145 residents. My husband is only a level one in assisted-living and his may need...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
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...
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My loved one was previously a resident at Legacy Village of Salt River. They were not able to accommodate my loved one's behavioral issues. They did try, but the issues continued and we ultimately had to...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
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...
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[name removed] worked hard at making it as easy as possible. Communication was good and the move in process was good. The facilty is very nice and bright. Good activities and services. Outdoor walking...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
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...
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I recommend Valencia for your loved ones. the staff provide dignity and support to their residents. [names removed] are a dynamic duo & have become family to my mom.
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
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.
The Valencia Home 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...
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Our family needed to relocate my father from his own condo and find a place near me in Phoenix. The moment I walked in and met the director of sales [name removed] and nurses [names removed]. It was the...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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.
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...
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Friendship among residents and looking out for reach other is the main plus. Hourly workers are very caring and look after our needs. We would like to see more communication between staff concerning changes...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
Andara is the premier Scottsdale, Arizona 5-Star luxury community providing both Independent and Assisted Living. Featuring finely carved woods, rich carpets, custom furniture, and Art Deco designs throughout the community. Residents here are very active, enjoy Josephine’s Café Sunset Socials,...
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Ive lived in two other senior living communities before this and this is by far nicest one. I only wish my wife was still alive to be here and enjoy it with me. I really love it here! I highly recommend it...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
Nestled in the heart of an established, quiet neighborhood on a 22-acre campus in North Scottsdale, Pueblo Norte Senior Living Community offers a unique blend of residential and health care services that have provided a continuum of care to area seniors for almost 30 years. A large number of our...
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Photo of The Springs of Scottsdale
11 Video available
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44 Floor plans available
8.8
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24 reviews
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We are very very happy with The Springs of Scottsdale. My mom feels very very comfortable , everyone is very kind and helpful and interactive with the residents . Everyone knows the residents names which...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
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...
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My loved one is currently a resident at The Ranch Estates at Scottsdale and everything has been great. The staff is excellent to my mother. Housekeeping does a nice job. The move in process went without a...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
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.
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....
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Good quality care. Communication re billing, special requests are a bit of an issue. Activities not impressive. I would recommend Truewood by Merrill Scottsdale to others looking.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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.
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...
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The Gardens of Scottsdale has proven to be a great choice to place our loved one. The memory care unit has an excellent staff to care the needs and even has gone beyond our expectations. Not fully knowing...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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.
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...
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Caregivers are very nice. Food better than most places. We picked this community because it was closest to my home.
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
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.
Our facility is conveniently located right off of 60th Street, in a quiet residential area with nearby parks, walking pathways and easy access to the home. You will find yourself in a warm, homelike atmosphere that will make you feel right at home.Valencia at 60th is an MD Senior Living home. At...
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Community relations director gave me a thorough tour. During which I had the opportunity to meet several staff members and observe residents participating in activities. A very friendly and caring...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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.
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...
Photo of Central Scottsdale Assisted Living
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I moved my mom here after a horrible previous experience. The staff is amazing, attentive, dedicated, friendly and caring. The home and rooms are always clean and all of the meals are nutritious. ...
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
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.
Central Scottsdale Assisted Living 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...
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It seems active and good energy from the tenants. They notice if something is off with the tenants and question them. If you don't show up for a meal they go to your suite and ask if want your meal brought...
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
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.
Sunrise Care Homes' Shea property has been NEWLY RENOVATED, and is located on 2 acres of land, North of Shea and 66th Street. It is only 3.7 miles from Shea Scottsdale Health Care: 11 miles from Thompson Peak Scottsdale Health Care and only 5.1 miles from the Mayo Clinic. Another great...
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From the management to the staff to the facility, all A1! My family is very thankful that we were able to find Oakmont on Yucca. It means a lot when our hospice nurse could find nothing that needed...
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
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.
Oakmont Luxury Assisted Living Home Welcome to the Oakmont Home, where we provide all the professionalism of a larger corporate institution, yet offer all the personalized benefits of being a residential group home. Unlike other group homes where a family operates the facility out of a...
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They have recently been bought by another owner and now have a new activity director and nurse coordinator (they didn't have one of their own for several months and were making errors). The quality of care...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
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...
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8.4
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Superb personalized care. They made my mom happy & feel like she was home. She passed way but we felt she received the best care possible.
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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.
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...
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24 reviews
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The entire facility is brand new one the inside. New furniture, floors and paint. The rooms are very nice and the staff is so friendly. Activities every day for varying level of mobility. Since they have...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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.
Mosaic Gardens at Scottsdale Memory Care is a new memory care community in Scottsdale that provides the highest quality of care and support to those with Alzheimer's disease and other memory impairments. Our community also allows our residents the freedom to visit their neighbors and enjoy large,...
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My parents have been very pleased with Acoya. The apartment, staff, facility & food has been great! The facility is new & beautiful! The decor is very pretty & mom loves walking the halls to exercise &...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
ACOYA Shea is a new senior living community in Scottsdale, AZ, focusing on luxury and comfort. Offering Independent Living, Assisted Living, and the revolutionary Revere? Memory Care, ACOYA Shea is the epitome of comfort, with limitless amenities and services to please the most discerning...
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1010 Photos available
66 Floor plans available
9.6
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55 reviews
9.6
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55 reviews
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The whole facility, including all the common areas, is quite clean and always smells good. My mom gave it a 4 only because the cleaning people seem to ignore my Dad's floor in his room.) My dad requires a...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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.
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...
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55 Floor plans available
9.6
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73 reviews
9.6
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73 reviews
5 star
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Pacifica has been a great facility. If there was a section titled Communication I would have given it a 4 but that’s really been my only issue. They were 5 star communicators before we signed. It’s been...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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.
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...
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How we rank order the Scottsdale community options above

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Costs of assisted living in the Scottsdale area

The average cost of a Scottsdale assisted living community, or assisted living center as they are referred to by the state of Arizona, is $4,958 per month.[01] This type of community accommodates over 25 residents and the cost includes all amenities and fees like rent, meals, and extras associated with care services at our partner communities.

Assisted living homes, also known as group homes, cost an average of $5,230, each month, according to A Place for Mom’s proprietary data. These communities are smaller with space for up to 10 residents and are typically located in residential neighborhoods. They offer similar care services to assisted living centers but tend to trade larger amenities for a more personalized and quiet setting.

The prices below represent average starting costs without add-on fees in the surrounding area, which could help compare general pricing across the greater area.

Average monthly cost of Assisted Living in Scottsdale, AZ vs. nearby cities

Scottsdale, AZ
$3,750/mo
$3,913/mo

Average monthly cost of Assisted Living in Scottsdale, AZ vs. the state and national average

Scottsdale, AZ
$3,750/mo
$3,781/mo
U.S. national average
$4,550/mo

Average monthly cost of Assisted Living in Scottsdale vs. other types of senior living

Assisted Living
$3,750/mo
$4,540/mo

Median monthly costs of Assisted Living in Scottsdale, AZ by room type

Semi-Private
$4,323/mo
Private
$4,423/mo
Studio
$5,283/mo
1 Bedroom
$5,545/mo
2 Bedroom
$6,537/mo
Detached Cottage/Bungalow
$6,090/mo

Average cost of Assisted Living in Scottsdale over time

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What families are saying about assisted living in Scottsdale

Recent reviews for assisted living in Scottsdale

Atria Park of Sierra Pointe in Scottsdale, AZ

4.5
My loved one is currently a resident at Atria Park of Sierra Pointe. The staff are phenomenal, especially from a career perspective! The engaged life staff could use additional training for improved activities for the residents; but they have been responsive in specific requests, eg water ...
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Legacy Retirement Residence of Mesa

4.1
I would say it is definitely a community you should consider. The evening and night staff were not as attentive as they should have been. They were not consistent with a night-time regiment and did not check on him enough during the night.

The Auberge at Scottsdale

5.0
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 ...
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Scottsdale review score based on 328 family reviews

8.0
Review score128 facilities328 reviewsWrite a review
This proprietary review score is based on 328 reviews of 128 Scottsdale assisted living communities. All reviews were submitted in the past two years by verified community residents and family members.
The Scottsdale review score informs your search by letting you see at a glance how assisted living residents and family members rate assisted living in your area. Compare review scores in multiple locations to understand how overall satisfaction rates differ from city to city. Based on recent reviews, the maximum possible score is 10.Methodology: How we calculate our city review scores

Scottsdale review score compared against nearby cities

8.0
Scottsdale, AZ128 facilities
8.2
Fountain Hills, AZ39 facilities
8.9
Carefree, AZ17 facilities

Review subcategories for Scottsdale assisted living

When assisted living residents and family members submit a review on our site, they rate each community on categories such as cleanliness, activities, meals, and more. The chart below is based on 328 reviews of 128 Scottsdale assisted living communities. This chart helps you compare Scottsdale resident and family assisted living satisfaction rates against national averages. Use it to assess your needs and develop criteria for your own search. If you know that one of these categories is important to you or your loved one, our senior living advisors can help you find communities to match your needs.
Scottsdale, AZ averageNational average
Cleanliness
4.7
4.5
Friendliness
4.7
4.6
Care services
3.8
4.2
Staff
4.6
4.5
Meals & dining
4.2
4.1
Activities
4.3
4.0
Value for cost*
4.3
4.1
0.01.02.03.04.05.0
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How people pay for assisted living in Scottsdale

Assisted living is usually paid for using a combination of payment types. Families often pay for costs like room and board using private funds from savings or retirement savings. However many of the care services provided at assisted living communities are covered by insurance such as Medicare or Medicaid or veterans benefits if a senior qualifies. In this section, we explore various payment options to help determine the financial approach that’s right for you or your loved one.

Private pay methods in Scottsdale

Private pay most commonly includes funds from personal savings accounts, returns from investment portfolios, pensions, or Social Security benefits. Many families may use the sale of a house or a reverse mortgage to pay for assisted living. Depending on your family’s resources, the following are other common ways seniors pay for assisted living:

VA benefits for assisted living in Scottsdale
13764

Number of veterans who live in Scottsdale, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

About 62% of Scottsdale veterans are 65 or older, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Using VA benefits to pay for assisted living in Scottsdale

If your loved one served in the military, they may qualify for benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). VA benefits can help them and their spouse cover the costs of assisted living in Scottsdale. Funds from a VA Pension and the Aid and Attendance benefit are two examples of programs that can help veterans pay for room and board or other services not covered by private insurance at an assisted living community.

The state of Arizona also offers helpful tax benefits for veterans. Military retirement payments aren’t taxed by the state, and Maricopa County also offers personal tax exemptions if veterans have a disability and were honorably discharged.

The VA offices nearest Scottsdale are the Northeast Phoenix VA Clinic and the Phoenix Vet Center. There are several VA office locations in the Scottsdale area, listed in the resources section below, that offer both medical and nonmedical support for veterans.

Assistance navigating veteran’s benefits in Scottsdale

Determining VA benefit eligibility and completing an application can be complicated and time-consuming. Veteran benefits counselors (known as VBCs in Arizona) are trained to help veterans and their spouses navigate VA benefits. VBCs can help find benefits for veterans even when the veteran doesn’t believe they’re eligible. They can also guide veterans through the application process. Veterans are encouraged to utilize the services of VBCs because mistakes or missed deadlines can often lead to delays or a denial of benefits.

Contact details for area VBCs are listed in the resources section below.

Local veterans services organizations for Scottsdale veterans

Veteran service organizations (VSOs) are located throughout the community and include government and non-government organizations. The Maricopa County Veterans Resources Department offers several veteran-focused services and support for families. The Arizona Department of Veterans Services office also offers services and is home to several non-government VSOs such as Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) and Disabled American Veterans (DAV).

For location and contact information of specific VSOs in Scottsdale, see the resource section below.

Resources for Scottsdale veterans

Government offices, VBCs, and veteran resources

Veterans Benefits Administration Regional Office
3333 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Phone: 800-827-1000
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services (VBCs)
3839 N. Third St.
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Phone: 602-535-1215
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

American Legion Sipe-Peterson Post 44
7145 E. Second St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone: 480-941-0130

VFW Stanley A Crews Post 3513
7220 E. Wilshire Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Phone: 480-941-9849

DAV Department of Arizona
38 W. Dunlap Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85021
Phone: 602-678-0333
Email: admin@az-dav.org

Scottsdale Medicaid for assisted living

Medicaid is a federal health insurance program for low-income individuals cooperatively run by the federal government and individual states. Arizona’s Medicaid program is called Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS, pronounced “access”), and seniors 65 and older can qualify if their monthly income falls below $1,255. The eligibility threshold for couples is set at $1,704 per month.[03]

Arizona Medicaid plans that help seniors pay for assisted living

The cost of assisted living can be prohibitive and while the general AHCCCS plan doesn’t cover room and board in an assisted living community, it can help seniors pay for some services and care, including the following:[04]

  • Skilled nursing care
  • Medication administration such as injections and immunizations
  • Emergency care
  • Labs and X-rays
  • Dialysis
  • Dental, vision, and hearing care
  • Hospital care

Arizona Long Term Care Systems (ALTCS, pronounced “ALL-tecs”) is designed to cover long-term care for seniors in a Medicaid-approved assisted living community. ALTCS also covers rent in a shared room, meals, and care services.

To qualify, Arizona residents must meet the following age, income, and care requirements:[05]

  • Seniors must be 65 or older.
  • An individual’s income may not exceed $2,829 per month.
  • Eligible seniors must require skilled nursing care.

For seniors who don’t meet income requirements, setting up a Special Treatment Trust with a local benefits counselor may be one way for them to qualify for assistance through the ALTCS plan. However, depending on their income, seniors who qualify in this way may be required to pay for a share of their care costs.[05]

Medicaid support in Scottsdale

Individuals in Scottsdale who need help understanding Medicaid eligibility and the application process can reach out to the Phoenix AHCCCS office. The Area Agency on Aging (AAA) in Phoenix can also provide guidance for seniors seeking information on Medicaid eligibility and programs. The Arizona Ombudsman Citizens’ Aide office offers unbiased support for seniors and their families. They can help solve disputes with state offices such as Medicaid.

Scottsdale resident Medicaid resources

Scottsdale Medicaid offices

AHCCCS
801 E. Jefferson St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034

Phone: 602-417-4000

AAA Region 1, Incorporated
1366 E. Thomas Road, Suite 108
Phoenix, AZ 85014

Phone: 602-264-2255

Email: info@aaaphx.org

Arizona Ombudsman — Citizens’ Aide

2020 N. Central Ave., Suite 570
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phone: 602-277-7292

Medicare assisted living coverage in Scottsdale

Medicare is a federal health insurance program for individuals 65 and older. Some individuals under 65, with a qualifying disability or illness may also be eligible for Medicare. Medicare doesn’t cover room and board at assisted living facilities, but it does cover some short-term medically necessary care services including the following:[06]

  • Skilled nursing
  • Physical, occupational, or speech therapy
  • Medical supplies

How does Medicare cover health care costs?

Regardless of where seniors live, they can enroll in and use Medicare to help offset medical costs. There are three parts of Medicare and each addresses specific health care needs.

Part A is also known as hospital insurance and will pay for skilled nursing facility care, inpatient hospital care, and home health care.

Part B or medical insurance pays for doctor’s visits, x-rays, lab work, minor procedures, and other outpatient services performed in a clinic setting.

Part Ddrug insurance, pays for prescriptions, vaccines, and the cost of other medications prescribed by a doctor.

Medicare Part C is called Medicare Advantage and is Medicare-approved health care provided by private insurance companies.

Medicare payment assistance

For some Arizona seniors, paying Medicare premiums, copayments, and deductibles can be a financial strain. The Help for Paying Medicare Costs Only program provides tiered assistance for seniors who meet income requirements. If a senior makes more than $1,255 per month but less than $1,695 they can receive help paying for Medicaid part B. Assistance is available for parts A and B if a senior’s monthly income is less than $1,255.[07]

Medicare resources for information and application assistance

Medicare enrollment is usually automatic for seniors who are already receiving Social Security benefits. The Medicare application can be found on the Social Security website for seniors who need to complete the application. The Medicare website provides additional information about eligibility and Medicare-covered services.

There are also several state and local resources for seniors needing help understanding benefits or requiring guidance with the Medicare application process.

Arizona’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) provides complimentary counseling on Medicare benefits, including payments, prescription drug costs, and doctor or hospital visits. The Phoenix Area Agency on Aging offers support to seniors on many aging-related issues, including help with Medicare and Medicaid. The Arizona Ombudsman Citizen’s Aide is another helpful resource for seniors and their families. Volunteers are unbiased and can help address individual concerns with Medicare and Medicaid issues.

Contact information can be found in the following resources section.

Scottsdale resident Medicare resources

Government offices

Social Security Administration Office

16241 N. Tatum Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85032

Phone: 800-772-1213

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

Phone (confidential SHIP assistance helpline): 800-432-4040

Phone (Maricopa County lines): 602-280-1059 or 800-432-4040

Help with Paying Medicare Costs Only

801 E. Jefferson St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034

Phone: 602-417-4000

Local resource offices

Phoenix Area Agency on Aging

1366 E. Thomas Road, Suite 108
Phoenix, AZ 85014

Phone: 602-264-2255

Arizona Ombudsman — Citizens’ Aide

2020 N Central Ave., Suite 570
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phone: 602-277-7292

Scottsdale laws and regulations for assisted living facilities

Scottsdale assisted living facilities are licensed by the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). The smaller group homes with a capacity of up to 10 residents are licensed as assisted living homes. Larger facilities that accommodate over 20 residents are called assisted living centers by ADHS.

Facility licenses are renewed every 12 months pending an unannounced annual inspection. Facilities are evaluated in several categories including quality of care, caregiver background and training, and resident rights. Examples of the criteria surveyors use to evaluate facilities include the following: [09]

  • Residents must be treated with respect and dignity.
  • Facilities must have a written care plan outlining each resident’s current health and level of care.
  • Caregivers must complete first-aid and CPR training.
  • Facilities must provide daily meals to residents.
  • Residents must be told about any changes in the cost of their room, meals, and care.
  • Caregivers must pass a state-approved, caregiver training program.
  • Facilities must be maintained and adhere to state building codes.
  • Residents must be told about all care services they will receive.
  • Caregivers must be 18 years or older.

Arizona strengthened its background check requirements in 2022 for workers in assisted living communities. The new law restricts felons convicted of violent crimes and financial fraud from holding positions in Arizona assisted living communities.

The Inspection results can be found for facilities on the Residential Facilities Provider Search Form.

COVID-19 regulations for Scottsdale assisted living facilities

Arizona has no specific COVID-19 regulations for assisted living facilities. However, the Arizona Department of Health Services (DHS) has published COVID-19 guidance for long-term care communities.

For more information regarding Arizona’s regulations and licensing of assisted living communities, explore our Overview of Assisted Living in Arizona.

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Vaccinations. Long-term care facilities should encourage their staff and residents to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Masking. Visitors and residents should be encouraged to wear masks during visitations when the county’s transmission level is high. Additionally, staff are encouraged to wear masks upon entering the facility.

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Facility cleanliness. Facilities should have a schedule for disinfecting high-touch surfaces.

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Staff safety. Long-term care facilities should have established protocols for when staffers test positive with COVID-19.

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Social distancing. Visitors and residents should be encouraged to practice social distancing when the county’s transmission level is high.

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Quarantining. Residents who aren’t vaccinated or up to date with their boosters and have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 should quarantine, even if they test negative. New admissions and readmissions to the facility who aren’t vaccinated or up to date with boosters should complete a 10-day quarantine.

What assisted living is like in Scottsdale

Scottsdale’s warm, dry weather has long been a draw for seniors, but it also offers a unique combination of urban convenience, exciting activities, and easy access to desert solitude and the rugged McDowell Mountains. Scottsdale seniors benefit from a variety of assisted living community choices from the intimate board and care homes to larger assisted living facilities with their range of activities and luxury options.

Scottsdale assisted living communities offer multiple care types on one campus

Seniors who want the convenience of living in one facility regardless of future care needs will find that Scottsdale offers several multi-care communities to choose from. A Place for Mom’s partner communities include the following options:[01]

  • Eight facilities combine assisted living and memory care facilities.
  • Nine facilities offer assisted living, independent living, and memory care.
  • Residential group homes are most common, with 35 in the local area.

Board and care homes

Board and care homes are common in Scottsdale and often cost less than larger assisted living communities. Offering a more a personalized experience, these facilities are typically located in residential neighborhoods and many are converted from single-family homes. Residents of board and care homes usually share a room with one other resident and have access to all the common areas of the house.

Personal care services offered at board and care homes are similar to larger assisted living communities and are available 24/7. And, while there may be fewer amenities, these communities usually offer peaceful outdoor common spaces, like a backyard or patio, a dining room, and a living room. Board and care homes typically offer on-site skilled nursing through partnerships with home health care agencies to provide residents with the advanced care they need, so they can age in place.

Worry-free accommodations and individualized care

Scottsdale assisted living facilities are designed with seniors’ overall well-being in mind, providing ample opportunities for intellectual stimulation, physical activity, and socializing. They also provide extra help with activities of daily living which may include assistance with the following tasks:

  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Using the bathroom
  • Mobility
  • Eating
  • Medication management
  • Transportation
  • Housekeeping and laundry
  • Meal preparation

Luxurious amenities

Scottsdale has a reputation for luxury living which extends to assisted living communities. Residents will find several communities that offer resort-style amenities including:

  • Spacious floor plans
  • Pools
  • Gardens and patios
  • Spas
  • On-site cafés, pubs, and coffee shops

These communities also have calendars full of engaging activities that seniors of all ability levels can take part in. Examples include barbecues or picnics, holiday and birthday parties, religious services, educational lectures, book clubs, yoga, gardening, and Tai Chi. Off-site group trips are also popular, like trips to the nearby Vegas-style casino.

Multilingual communities

Scottsdale is home to many assisted living communities with multilingual staff. More than half of our partner communities have Spanish-speaking staff, and 12% have staff that speak Filipino.[01] This helps ensure multilingual seniors can fully communicate their care needs in their preferred language. This also helps residents feel content and comfortable in their new surroundings.

Scottsdale assisted living services and amenities

These charts highlight some of the many care, dining, and entertainment offerings available in Scottsdale assisted living communities. They don’t represent all possible services and amenities available at assisted living communities in Scottsdale, but support comparisons against nationwide offerings. Our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities that fit your preferences.

Availability of select care services in Scottsdale assisted living

Assisted living communities offer a variety of care services and visiting health care providers to meet seniors’ health needs. The chart below shows the percentage of assisted living partners in Scottsdale that offer these care services compared to the percentage of partners that offer them nationally.
Scottsdale, AZNational
Full medication management
Full medication management
60.9%
51.7%
Doctor on call
Doctor on call
57.8%
33.1%
24-Hour awake staff
24-Hour awake staff
82%
98.9%
Diabetic care
Diabetic care
100%
99.3%
*Visiting health care professionals
*Visiting health care professionals
68%
56.2%
Home care agency on-site
Home care agency on-site
21.9%
29.7%
Non-ambulatory care
Non-ambulatory care
91.4%
99.1%
Respite or short term stays
Respite or short term stays
49.2%
47.7%
Hospice available on-site
Hospice available on-site
73.4%
53%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%
*Including nurse, dentist, OT, PT, speech or podiatrist

Availability of select dementia care services in Scottsdale assisted living

Our community partners provide many services to keep residents with dementia or other memory concerns safe and engaged. Below, take a look at what percentage of Scottsdale Assisted Living partners offer the selected dementia care services compared to the percentage of partners nationally.
Scottsdale, AZNational
Dementia behaviors care
Dementia behaviors care
66.4%
50.6%
Specialized memory care training for staff
Specialized memory care training for staff
32%
31.7%
Secured community and/or wander guard
Secured community and/or wander guard
57%
40.7%
Memory care only community
Memory care only community
18.8%
13.4%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select dietary accommodations in Scottsdale assisted living

Assisted living communities help seniors maintain a balanced diet by accommodating their health needs, allergies, and other restrictions. Below you’ll find the percentage of Scottsdale partners making specific dietary accommodations for seniors compared to the percentage of assisted living partners making those accommodations nationally.
Scottsdale, AZNational
Nutritionist / dietician
Nutritionist / dietician
18%
26.4%
Low / no sodium
Low / no sodium
35.9%
39.3%
No sugar
No sugar
36.7%
36.3%
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
44.5%
34.6%
Pureed meals
Pureed meals
14.1%
12.8%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select dining options in Scottsdale assisted living

Our assisted living communities know that seniors want top-quality meals and options for how they dine. The chart below indicates the percentage of Scottsdale communities that offer dining options to their discerning residents compared to our partners nationally.
Scottsdale, AZNational
Professional chef
Professional chef
22.7%
30.5%
Restaurant style dining
Restaurant style dining
24.2%
41.2%
Room service
Room service
32.8%
35.1%
Anytime dining
Anytime dining
21.1%
17.4%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select programs and activities in Scottsdale assisted living

Senior living communities offer a variety of programming to keep seniors socially, mentally, and physically vibrant. The chart below shows what percentage of partnered assisted living communities in Scottsdale offer the selected activities, amenities, and programs compared to the percentage of partners nationwide.
Scottsdale, AZNational
Activity director
Activity director
32.8%
45.2%
Pet-focused programs
Pet-focused programs
28.1%
30.4%
Community service programs
Community service programs
18.8%
29.4%
Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities on-site
46.9%
49%
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
43%
48.1%
Outings / off-site activities
Outings / off-site activities
47.7%
51.8%
Piano or organ
Piano or organ
25%
40.3%
Arts and crafts center
Arts and crafts center
24.2%
33.5%
Educational speakers / life long learning
Educational speakers / life long learning
25.8%
36.6%
Clubs / games / karaoke
Clubs / games / karaoke
38.3%
45.6%
Live performances
Live performances
39.8%
45.9%
Dances
Dances
21.9%
28.7%
Fitness center
Fitness center
20.3%
23.8%
Fitness classes
Fitness classes
36.7%
44.8%
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Seniors’ guide to the city of Scottsdale

62,273

Number of seniors over the age of 65 currently living in Scottsdale, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

26%

Percentage of seniors 65 and older within the Scottsdale population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

$110,432

Median annual income for Scottsdale seniors 65 and older, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Best hospitals for seniors in Scottsdale

Scottsdale is home to many high-quality health care facilities. Read on for a few local options.

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HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center

HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center offers highly rated adult care for heart failure and colon cancer surgery.

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Mayo Clinic of Phoenix

At the Phoenix Mayo Clinic, seniors can receive care at one of Arizona’s best hospitals. This particular facility is nationally ranked in 10 adult specialties, including gastroenterology, geriatrics, and urology.

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Carl T. Hayden Veterans’ Administration Medical Center

Veterans in the Scottsdale area who need either primary or specialty care can receive these services at the Carl T. Hayden Veterans’ Administration Medical Center.

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Transportation for seniors in Scottsdale

While a majority of people in Scottsdale rely on their cars to get around town, all of our partner assisted living facilities provide transportation services for residents. This makes trips to the doctor, social outings, or running errands easy and safe. For seniors who prefer to drive, over 50% of our partner communities provide on-site parking.[01]

While public transportation isn’t the most efficient or safe mode of transportation for seniors in Scottsdale, there are a few options available. Scottsdale’s free trolley system operates limited services during the week.

The Valley Metro system operates buses, a light rail system, streetcars, and also has paratransit options in Scottsdale and the surrounding Phoenix metro area. Buses and light rail systems are accessible for individuals with disabilities, and seniors can ride for $2.

Scottsdale’s walkability, bikeability, and public transportation options are rated on a scale of 0-100 by Walk Score, with 100 being the best. Scottsdale received the following scores:

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32

Walk Score

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56

Bike Score

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23

Transit Score

Senior activities in Scottsdale

With sunny weather year-round, upscale lifestyle offerings, and beautiful natural sights, Scottsdale has a host of both indoor and outdoor activities for residents and visitors.

Scottsdale outside

The stunning desert views at McDowell Sonoran Preserve can be enjoyed by everyone on the variety of accessible trails. Gather the family for a picnic at the 17-acre Cactus Park. Seniors working on their golf game have numerous local public, private, and semi-private courses to choose from. The fascinating views of Pinnacle Peak from the greens of the semi-private Troon North Golf Club should not be missed.

Dining in Scottsdale

Scottsdale Fashion Square is one of Scottsdale’s outdoor shopping and dining destinations that has everything from elegant to simple. Old Town Scottsdale embodies the city’s Old West past with plenty of local restaurants and shops.

Scottsdale museums

Scottsdale has many unique, world-class museums for lovers of art, history, and car racing.

  • Architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s historic Taliesin West offers both guided and audio tours.
  • Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art is an artsy destination housing contemporary and design works, as well as architectural pieces.
  • The Western Spirit is a Smithsonian affiliate dedicated to the Old West as well as Indigenous history and art.
  • The Penske Racing Museum is filled to the brim with race cars and intriguing memorabilia. Tours are self-paced so everyone is free to take their time.

Family fun

For seniors seeking an experience with visiting family or friends, Scottsdale has several fun options that give everyone from grandkids to adult kids the chance to explore.

  • Butterfly Wonderland is the largest butterfly conservancy in the United States and offers a rainforest experience that is a considerable contrast to Scottsdale’s desert surroundings.
  • The OdySea Aquarium is home to hundreds of aquatic animals. It features seating throughout the exhibits, so it may be the perfect spot for seniors to have a seat and take it all in.
  • The Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center provides another fascinating animal adventure but on a smaller scale: It offers appointment-only tours of the wildlife rehabilitation sanctuary.
  • The McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park is a family-friendly attraction that combines amusement park fun with railroad history.
  • Scottsdale Stadium is the spring training home of the San Francisco Giants.

Performing arts and live entertainment

As a premier arts and culture destination, Scottsdale also has a few performing arts options enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. At the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, you can catch everything from Grammy-winning musicians to music festivals. Additionally, the Desert Stages Theatre offers a more intimate space for fans of plays and musicals.

Frequently Asked Questions

North Scottsdale Retreat, Golden Touch One Adult Care Home and Palos Verdes Senior Living are the top-rated Assisted Living facilities near Scottsdale, 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 Scottsdale is $3,750 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

References

  1. A Place for Mom. (2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

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

  3. Arizona Health Care Containment System. (2024, February 1). Health insurance for individuals who are 65 or older (and do not need a nursing home level of care).

  4. Arizona Health Care Containment System. (2024). Covered medical services.

  5. Arizona Health Care Containment System. (2023, December). Filing an application for the Arizona long term care system (ALTCS).

  6. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. What Medicare covers.

  7. Arizona Health Care Containment System. (2024, February 1). Help with paying Medicare costs only.

  8. Arizona Department of Health Services. (2019, November 5). Health care institutions: Licensing article 8. Assisted living facilities.

  9. U.S. News and World Report. (2024). Hospitals in Scottsdale, AZ.

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1.

A Place for Mom. (2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

2.

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

3.
4.

Arizona Health Care Containment System. (2024). Covered medical services.

5.

Arizona Health Care Containment System. (2023, December). Filing an application for the Arizona long term care system (ALTCS).

6.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. What Medicare covers.

7.

Arizona Health Care Containment System. (2024, February 1). Help with paying Medicare costs only.

8.

Arizona Department of Health Services. (2019, November 5). Health care institutions: Licensing article 8. Assisted living facilities.

9.

U.S. News and World Report. (2024). Hospitals in Scottsdale, AZ.