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With moderate year-round temperatures, a thriving art scene and a host of outdoor recreational activities, Tempe, AZ, is a perfect place for senior citizens to retire. With over 50 facilities to browse through, you have your fair share of choices when it comes to finding the best future home for your loved one. However, because you have so many options, you may find it difficult to find the best fit. That's where A Place For Mom comes in.

As North America's largest senior referral service, we have the resources to help you find a senior care center that meets your loved one's needs and preferences and that fits within your budget. Our services are completely free but highly comprehensive. In addition to helping you with long-term care planning, we're prepared to answer your most pressing questions, including how much long-term care will cost, what assisted living entails and how to know when your loved one is ready for assisted living.

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Senior housing types near Tempe, AZ

  • Westchester Care Ctr

    Westchester Care Ctr

    6100 S Rural Rd, Tempe, AZ 85283
    (49)
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    At Westchester, your living experience is your choice. Delightfully spacious, sensibly planned apartment homes within The Villa at Westchester offer you independent living with style — yours! Just a few steps away, add assisted living services while maintaining as much independence and...

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  • Elmcroft of Tempe

    Elmcroft of Tempe

    1875 E Guadalupe Rd, Tempe, AZ 85283
    (33)
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    Lease by August 15 and we’ll wave your New Resident Fee.* That’s a savings of up to $2,000! See our Sales Director for details. Elmcroft of Tempe, offers a special combination of daily living, personalized supportive services, and interactive activities. Since 1995, when our first community opened,...

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  • Ark of Life

    Ark of Life

    1707 E Citation Lane, Tempe, AZ 85284
    (4)
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    Ark of Life provides the warmth of a home environment, while offering personalized care to your loved ones. Family members enjoy the peace of mind knowing that their loved ones are receiving quality care, non-intrusive and safe individual assistance, while living in a warm, home-like atmosphere. Ark...

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  • NDG Adult Care Home, LLC

    1106 W 9th Street, Tempe, AZ 85281
    (1)
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    In the quiet suburbs of sunny Temple, Arizona lays a quiet and dignified place for your loved ones to reside; and receive the special care and attention they need. While larger facilities and communities can be massive and overwhelming for some seniors NDG Adult Care Home offers an alternative. NGD...

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  • K & R Assisted Living Home

    519 E McKellips Road, Tempe, AZ 85281
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    K & R Assisted Living Home is located in beautiful Tempe, Arizona. Surrounded by the southwest beauty of nature K & R Assisted Living Home is the perfect place for your loved one when they are no longer able to stay in their own home. The staff and activities provide a loving, fun, and safe...

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  • The Homestead

    1985 E. Pebble Beach Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
    (3)
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    The Homestead, is your home in the Southwest. With its traditional facade, it harks back to a time we can only reminisce about. With a grand fireplace in the gracious living room, the home al features a sun room, a cozy den and dining room with non-slip hardwood floors. Cable, a large screen TV, and...

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  • Audrey's Adult Care Home

    1898 E. Ellis Dr., Tempe, AZ 85282
    (5)
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    Audrey's Adult Care Home is a senior care home located at Tempe, AZ in Maricopa County. Tempe has a large open-air mall that features water, laser and live music shows. Friends of seniors who visit them at Audrey's Adult care Home have a place to spend their time during leisure. Among other...

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  • Summa Care - Tempe

    6518 S. Jentilly Lane, Tempe, AZ 85283
    (3)
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    With a focus on family health and safety, Summa Care is a caring and respectable senior care home in Tempe AZ. in Maricopa County. We've proudly built a group home as charming as its surroundings and lends itself to keeping our residents fit and healthy. And we regularly take advantage of the rich...

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  • La Nina Assisted Living

    843 E Divot Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
    (1)
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    La Nina Assisted Living is a senior care home located in the splendid town of Tempe, AZ in Maricopa County. With beautifully landscaped grounds and amazing architecture, our peaceful community is an ideal place to live in. Tempe is also a great location for family members coming to visit their loved...

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  • Summerfield at Jentilly

    8150 South Jentilly Lane, Tempe, AZ 85284
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    Summerfield at Jentilly is a residential care home located in Tempe, AZ, a city which is situated in Maricopa County. Known for its distinctive southwestern culture, Tempe offers an exciting downtown scene complete with interesting shops, wonderful eateries and exciting year-round events. From...

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  • Summerhaven ALF

    473 West Courtney Lane, Tempe, AZ 85284
    (3)
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    Summerhaven is an Assisted Living Facility located in Tempe that provides a safe, secure and home-like atmosphere for the elderly. We serve the special living requirements of seniors and the needs of their families with commitment to respect for individual dignity and traditional values.

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  • Desert Stream Assisted Living Home

    1065 West Amanda Lane, Tempe, AZ 85284
    (1)
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    Desert Stream Assisted Living Home is a dedicated assisted living facility equipped to help seniors of all needs. Unlike many facilities, we provide a small, private home, so our residents can get the attention they require. We provide daily social and recreational activities, customized for our...

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  • A Place in the Sun

    A Place in the Sun

    6879 E Vernon Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
    (5)
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    Greetings everyone, Located in the heart of beautiful Scottsdale , close to Old Town's restaurants, shops, parks and galleries, and just minutes away from Scottsdale Osborn Hospital, our care home is everything that your loved ones need. For over 15 years, A Place in the Sun Assisted Living , has...

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  • McDowell Village

    McDowell Village

    8300 East McDowell Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
    (12)
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    Everyone has their own perception of what living at a senior community is like. We here at McDowell Village would like to invite you in to take a look. Our apartments are second to none. They range in size from 648 to 1300 square feet, and all of the apartments feature fully-equipped kitchens,...

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  • The Gardens of Scottsdale

    The Gardens of Scottsdale

    6001 East Thomas Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    (24)
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    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 individuality,...

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  • The Springs of Scottsdale

    The Springs of Scottsdale

    3212 N Miller Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    (3)
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    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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  • Bella Vista Retirement Living, LLC

    Bella Vista Retirement Living, LLC

    1825 W Emelita Ave, Mesa, AZ 85202
    (97)
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    Remodeling all apartments with beautiful ceramic tile, ceiling fans, stainless steel appliances, private patios and so much more. Hurry they are going fast!

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  • Paradise Living Centers - Paradise Valley

    Paradise Living Centers - Paradise Valley

    6630 E. Lincoln Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85252
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    Paradise Living Centers' original Paradise Valley group home features eight living suites, complete with a private bathroom, including a master suite for couples or residents looking for more space. In addition, there are two private bedrooms with a shared bath. This elegantly remodeled Paradise...

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  • Hazelwood Manor

    Hazelwood Manor

    8319 E Hazelwood St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    (4)
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    Hazelwood MANOR is located in the center of historic Scottsdale, AZ, our retirement community offers the comforts of home with simply maintenance-free living. The Manor's mission is to provide a family-like home that offers each individual the respect, love, and compassion they deserve. Your trust...

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  • Courtyard Towers

    Courtyard Towers

    22 North Robson Street, Mesa, AZ 85201
    (84)
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    Courtyard Towers, located in the historic town center of Mesa, Arizona, offers luxurious apartments in a high-rise retirement community featuring panoramic views of the East Valley and mountains beyond. You will find that life at Courtyard Towers is comparable to living in a fine hotel with many of...

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  • Paradise Living Centers - Central Phoenix

    Paradise Living Centers - Central Phoenix

    302 E. Maryland Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85018
    (1)
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    Paradise Living Centers opened its newly built North Central Phoenix group home in April 2016. This is the second location for Paradise Living Centers, which is a locally owned and operated. Featuring 10 - bedroom and private bath suites and spacious living spaces for residents to enjoy.

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  • Paradise Living Centers Arcadia

    Paradise Living Centers Arcadia

    3937 E. Montecito Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85018
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    Paradise Living Centers Arcadia location was custom built and opened in spring 2018. Situated in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Phoenix, this luxury assisted living group home features 10 private bedroom and bathroom suites and provides 24/7 awake care. Each suite includes a large...

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  • Sinai Assisted Living Home

    Sinai Assisted Living Home

    3802 N. 35th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85018
    (2)
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    Sinai Assisted Living Home is a senior community located in Phoenix, Arizona, in Maricopa County, which offers residential care and Alzheimer's memory care. The residence was opened in 2009, aiming to provide excellent care for seniors, after the community's founder realized an elderly friend was no...

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  • Heritage Lane Behavioral Assisted Living

    Heritage Lane Behavioral Assisted Living

    1040 S LeBaron Street, Mesa, AZ 85210
    (5)
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    Heritage Lane Behavioral Assisted Living is two single story buildings offering 57 private suites. The assisted living community specializes in assisting its residents with behavioral issues related to specific mental health diagnoses. Heritage Lane is nestled in a quiet neighborhood setting. In...

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  • Fellowship Square Brown and Center

    Fellowship Square Brown and Center

    35 West Brown Road, Mesa, AZ 85201
    (112)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Fellowship Square~Brown and Center is a faith-based, not-for-profit, retirement community located just north of historic downtown Mesa on the southwest corner of Brown Road and Center Street. Cultural and sporting events, movies, shopping, churches, the main library and Senior Center are all just...

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  • Blue Sage Assisted Living - Biltmore/Arcadia

    Blue Sage Assisted Living - Biltmore/Arcadia

    3213 E Mitchell Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85018
    (3)
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    Do you, or a beloved senior, think might thrive in a luxurious and intimate assisted living home setting? If so, we urge you to look at our gorgeous new convenient location in the Biltmore Arcadia area near 32nd St & Indian School where all our residents have private rooms and our experienced...

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  • Brookdale North Chandler

    Brookdale North Chandler

    2555 N Price Rd, Chandler, AZ 85224
    (53)
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    Everything You Need On One Campus Our North Chandler community offers a continuum of care, ranging from independent and assisted living to memory care and skilled nursing and rehabilitation. Offering you so many services allows us to serve you no matter what life may bring. If your needs change over...

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  • Hacienda Granada

    Hacienda Granada

    4040 East Highland Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85018
    (3)
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    Nestled among towering fruit trees in one of the loveliest areas of the Arcadia neighborhood, our residences is an oasis of calm and serenity. Hacienda Granada is an ideal setting for those who require various levels of assistance with activities of daily living. Our professional ,...

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  • The Plaza Assisted Living of Scottsdale

    The Plaza Assisted Living of Scottsdale

    8501 E Plaza Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85250
    (1)
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    Plaza Assisted Living of Scottsdale LLC is conveniently located in South Scottsdale off the 101 freeway for ease of access. Enjoy the comforts of home in our 2017 newly remodeled and licensed home which features 10 private rooms each with a private 1/2 bath. Our home offers 2 community roll-in...

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  • Olive Grove

    Olive Grove

    3014 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016
    (23)
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    Olive Grove Retirement Community encourages an active senior lifestyle that supports residents' privacy and dignity. We offer a home like setting and cheerful smiles from our professional staff who greet you everyday. Olive Grove provides Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Alzheimer's Care...

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  • MorningStar at Arcadia

    MorningStar at Arcadia

    3200 E Glenrosa Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85018
    (7)
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    Assisted Living For 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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  • ARDC Scottsdale Home

    ARDC Scottsdale Home

    8632 E Pecos Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85250
    (3)
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    Ardc Scottsdale Home provides the warmth of a home environment, while offering personalized care to your loved ones. Family members enjoy the peace of mind knowing that their loved ones are receiving quality care, non-intrusive and safe individual assistance, while living in a warm, home-like...

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  • Windsor Luxury Assisted Living, LLC

    Windsor Luxury Assisted Living, LLC

    6031 N 52nd Pl, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
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    Welcome to Camelback Manor, the most luxurious assisted and independent living in Arizona, where luxury and tranquility meet. In our home-like atmosphere we offer compassionate care, dignified, safe and secure living and we help with all daily activities, including bathing, dressing, grooming, meals...

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  • Mountain Park Senior Living

    Mountain Park Senior Living

    4475 East Knox Road, Phoenix, AZ 85044
    (36)
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    Mountain Park Senior Living is the premier senior living community in Ahwatukee, Arizona. We offer independent living, assisted living and Dementia/Memory Care in Ahwatukee, a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona. Mountain Park Senior Living puts a new level of affordable luxury within your reach - including...

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  • Brookdale Chandler Ray Road

    Brookdale Chandler Ray Road

    2800 West Ray Road, Chandler, AZ 85224
    (47)
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    Where Retirement Is An Adventure Retirement shouldn’t mean sacrifice; it should mean adventure.  This is your opportunity to release the burdens of chores and everyday life in exchange for time freedom. Without the responsibilities of things like home maintenance, cleaning, and cooking, you have...

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  • Desert Breeze Assisted Living Home Inc

    Desert Breeze Assisted Living Home Inc

    4124 W Bart Drive, Chandler, AZ 85226
    (26)
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    Our company is built on the principles of providing quality and reliable service. We specialize in meeting the unique needs of our residents. Our unique service has established our place in this industry. This allows us to make a distinctive and substantial impact for our clients. Improving our...

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  • Castle Canyon Assisted Living

    Castle Canyon Assisted Living

    3291 W. Harrison Street, Chandler, AZ 85226
    (15)
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    Castle Canyon is an Assisted Living Facility located in Chandler that provides a safe, secure and home-like atmosphere for the elderly. We serve the special living requirements of seniors and the needs of their families with commitment to respect for individual dignity and traditional values.

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  • Andersen Springs Care Home LLC

    Andersen Springs Care Home LLC

    1541 W Corona Dr., Chandler, AZ 85224
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    Andersen Springs Care Home LLC is committed to provide quality services and dignity to our residents who choose to live in our facility with complete privacy, personal care in a family surrounding supported by certified nursing aide and trained caregivers who provide round-the-clock supervision...

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  • Best Choice Assisted Living Home

    Best Choice Assisted Living Home

    690 N Cordoba Ave., Chandler, AZ 85226
    (2)
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    Best Choice Assisted Living Home has been in business since 2005.  This home is licensed for 5 under the directed care level by the Arizona Department of Health Services. This home is staffed with 2 certified, caring caregivers at all times to take care of the residents' daily needs. The...

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  • Sunrise of Chandler

    Sunrise of Chandler

    5757 West Chandler Boulevard, Chandler, AZ 85226
    (35)
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    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. Look...

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  • Angel's Adult Group Home

    15462 S. 47th Place, Phoenix, AZ 85044
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    Angel's Adult Group Home has been in the business for 4years we are located between 48th street and 46 street along Chandler Blvd we are across Apple bees and Ariba Resturant.. 24hours personalized care. Designed with safety and comfort with complete security entrance, enclosed patio. Caregivers are...

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  • Brookdale Central Chandler

    Brookdale Central Chandler

    1919 West Carla Vista Drive, Chandler, AZ 85224
    (33)
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    Always Caring, Every Day When you see the smiles and hear the laughter of our residents ringing through the halls, you may be surprised to learn they are seniors in an assisted living and memory care community and not a family reunion.  Our five-acre campus is conveniently located near restaurants,...

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  • Brookdale North Mesa

    Brookdale North Mesa

    2122 East Brown Road, Mesa, AZ 85213
    (39)
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    Adventure Ready Located between the residential and commercial areas of Mesa, Arizona, our assisted living and memory care community offers residents a combination of peaceful country life and convenient access to grocery stores, doctors offices, and more. You will never find yourself wanting for...

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  • Atria Chandler Villas

    Atria Chandler Villas

    101 South Yucca Street, Chandler, AZ 85224
    (103)
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    At Atria Chandler Villas, you'll enjoy the convenience and comfort of senior living in a peaceful neighborhood just outside Phoenix. Among the community's many amenities are a heated pool, spa, library, putting green, bocce ball courts and scenic walking paths. Just 12 miles from the city center,...

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  • Brookdale Chandler Regional

    Brookdale Chandler Regional

    750 South Pennington Drive, Chandler, AZ 85224
    (57)
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    Embrace Your Community If you’re ready to shed the burdens of everyday life and focus on the activities and relationships that bring you joy, our vibrant and active assisted living community in Chandler, Arizona might be the place for you. Surrounded by warm and welcoming residents, you will quickly...

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  • Doubletree Ranchos Assisted Living

    Doubletree Ranchos Assisted Living

    5706 E Horseshoe Road, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
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    DOUBLETREE RANCHOS ASSISTED LIVING is located in a quiet cul-de-sac between Doubletree and Horseshoe Rd looking out at Mummy Mountain in the heart of Paradise Valley. Our spacious home like facility is wheelchair accessible with private master bedroom suites, private baths and semi-private rooms....

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  • Desert Winds I

    Desert Winds I

    2733 E. Nora Street, Mesa, AZ 85213
    (2)
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    We have been providing quality and sincere care in Mesa for 7 years. We operate with an Eastern European philosophy of younger generation taking care of the elderly with love, respect and dignity. Our goal is to maintain, improve and enhance the capabilities and interest of our residents.

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  • Pennington Gardens Assisted Living & Memory Care

    Pennington Gardens Assisted Living & Memory Care

    977 S Pennington Drive, Chandler, AZ 85224
    (1)
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    Pennington Gardens Living & Memory Care is guided by goodness, loyalty, faith, and fun. We're located in beautiful Chandler, Arizona and offer assisted living and memory care services for seniors. We warmly welcome you to experience the good people who live and work here. Our team believes: -In...

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  • Amore Manor Assisted Living

    Amore Manor Assisted Living

    217 N Washington St, Chandler, AZ 85225
    (3)
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    Amore Manor Assisted Living Center is an assisted living facility located in the heart of historic Chandler, AZ. We are fully licensed by the State of Arizona as a supervisory care center. At Amore Manor, your loved one will be comfortable in the company of other seniors in an attractive and...

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Assisted Living in Tempe, AZ

What Is Assisted Living?

Many people confuse assisted living facilities with nursing homes, but the two are vastly different in nature. In nursing homes, staff provide round-the-clock medical care to patients who live with complex medical conditions that require the attention of skilled nurses or health care specialists. In assisted living facilities, residents are highly independent but need assistance with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, medication management and transportation.

In an assisted living community, residents might have access to a number of activities include cooking, art and gardening classes. They may also have access to exercise classes, beauticians, swimming pools, tennis courts and other amenities.

What Is Senior Living Like in Tempe?

Tempe is one of the largest retirement destinations in the US for several reasons. For starters, the weather is nice year-round and is almost never extreme. The fact that the city is good-sized and right next door to Phoenix means that older individuals can access just about any service, amenity or product with ease. The surrounding landscape provides plenty of opportunity for seniors to engage in outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, biking and more.

The community itself hosts several events for seniors in Tempe. The Pyle Adult Recreation Center hosts line dance, tap dance, tai chi, Zumba and yoga classes. If your loved one plays an instrument, he or she can jam with other musicians in the biweekly bluegrass jam sessions. The studio also hosts Bingo, card tournaments, painting classes and ping pong tournaments.

Tempe is also home to the Desert Botanical Garden, which is a 150-acre preserve that boasts more than 50,000 plants of hundreds of different species, 379 of which are threatened, rare or endangered. The Phoenix Zoo is nearby and offers an opportunity to get up close and personal with exotic wildlife. Papago Park also features a small zoo, as well as Hunt's Tomb, a site listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This particular park has been designated as a Phoenix Point of Pride.

What Services are Available?

The services offered at assisted living facilities vary and depend on the number of residents, the type of care available at the community and the cost. However, there are certain services that are typical of senior living communities:

  • Onsite activities
  • Transportation
  • Meals offered in a restaurant setting
  • Visiting physical therapists and other health care providers
  • Onsite beautician and pharmacy
  • Assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

Many communities strive to keep residents active and involved, which they do by offering courses and activities onsite. Some classes you might expect facilities to offer include cooking, writing, art and gardening courses.

Assisted Living Inspections and Ratings in Tempe, AZ

In terms of accessibility to background reports, Arizona received an exceptional rating. Through the state's website you can access detailed information regarding inspections and other background information. The reports also list the dates of inspections and any penalties against the community. To access the information, you simply need to visit Arizona Department of Health Service's Assisted Living Provider Search. Arizona requires inspections to occur every 24 months.

Though an "exceptional" rating is the best rating a state can get, Arizona did get docked in points because of missing information in the reports. For instance, the reports do not include basic information about the communities such as capacity, pricing and administrators.

What are the Signs It's Time for Assisted Living?

If you're like most people, you may struggle with the idea that you are no longer capable of meeting your aging parent's increasing needs. This may cause you to question your decision to move your loved one into an assisted living community. Fortunately, there are certain signs you can look for that will let you know whether or not your parent is ready to make the transition:

  • Caregiver Stress: If you find yourself feeling increasingly stressed out at the thought of caring for your loved one, or if you begin to feel angry or resentful toward your aging family member, it may be time to consider long-term care.
  • Increased Needs: Your elderly family member's needs will only grow more complex and numerous with each passing day. It may get to the point where you are unable to care for him or her on your own. When this happens, it's okay to relinquish control and let trained professionals step in to ease the burden.
  • Aggression: It is not uncommon for older individuals to become violent or verbally abusive toward family members. Unfortunately, this is a sign of cognitive decline. If your safety or the safety of other family members is at risk, it may be time to allow those who are trained to handle individuals with dementia take over.
  • Wandering: Another sign of cognitive decline is wandering. Wandering is not only scary, but it is also dangerous for your loved one. You cannot keep an eye on your aging parent 24/7, but the staff at an assisted living facility can.

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Tempe, AZ?

Assisted living costs include room and board, meals, activities and daily assistance. The average monthly cost of independent living in Tempe is $2,354, while the average monthly cost of assisted living is $3,691. 

How Can I Afford To Pay for Assisted Living?

Many families struggle with the decision to move an elderly member to an assisted living community, so when the time comes to make the transition, the last thing they should have to worry about is money. Yet, with the ever-increasing costs of senior living, money is a real concern.

If you're worried about how you're going to cover the high cost of assisted living for your loved one, a senior living advisor at A Place For Mom can help you explore your financing options. This service is completely free. In the meantime, you should also consider a few of the more creative solutions other families have implemented:

  • Look Into Long-Term Care Insurance: If you're simply planning ahead, look into long-term care insurance. Though this type of coverage will not cover the entirety of long-term care, it can help ease the financial burden.
  • Compare Care Types: If your loved one is still physically and cognitively healthy, he or she may require little assistance. If that is the case, look into independent living options, which are significantly less expensive than assisted living communities.
  • Consider A La Carte Options: Again, if your loved one's needs are minimal, you may be able to get by with an a la carte approach for a while. Some communities allow families to pick and choose services to help reduce costs. However, if your loved one's needs are comprehensive, this approach may end up costing you more in the long run.
  • Plan Ahead: Waiting until the last minute to find a senior care community can end up costing you. By planning ahead, you can research communities in and around your area and compare prices. If there's a facility that meets your elderly family member's needs and preferences and that fits within your budget, join the waiting list. If you wait until the last minute, you may end up having to pay for a community on which you're not completely sold.

Does Medicare Pay for Assisted Living?

Many families hope to rely on Medicare when the time comes to make the transition to senior living. Unfortunately, Medicare does not cover the cost of any long-term care. The only type of care it covers is short-term nursing home care and only following a hospitalization.

How Do I Choose the Right Assisted Living Facility?

The decision to move a loved one into a senior living community is only half the battle – the other half entails finding the right community. Aside from finding the right fit based on your loved one's needs, preferences and budget, there are certain considerations you should make during the search process. Those are as follows:

  • Atmosphere: When you tour facilities, there are certain aspects to which you should pay attention. For starters, consider the outward appearance of the place. Is it clean? Did the staff greet you warmly when you arrived? How does the staff interact with the residents – are they warm and friendly or are they cold and stand-offish? Do the residents seem happy or skittish? You can tell a lot about the quality of care by the environment alone.
  • Services: The main reason you're moving your loved one into a senior living community is because he or she needs assistance with ADLs. Make sure that the community you choose offers services your loved one needs now and that he or she may need in the future. Some such services include laundry, meals, shopping, bathing, toileting, grooming, hygiene, dressing and mobility.
  • Needs Assessments: Reputable communities will perform needs assessments of all residents both before a they move in and on a periodic basis. These assessments are designed to help staff better understand residents' current needs and anticipate future needs. If a center does not perform needs assessments, it is unlikely it will be able to adequately attend to your elderly parent's needs.
  • Cost: Finally, consider the cost. Though cost should not be a priority, for many people, it is. Compare the pricing and service offerings of the top three to five communities you're considering.

Need Additional Help?

Feeling comfortable enough to make a decision on an assisted living facility for your loved one can be a tough decision without the right support. Fortunately, we've helped thousands of families in their journey to assisted living and would be honored to help you, too.

At A Place For Mom, we have a team of local Senior Living Advisors that can support and guide you throughout the entire search process, from the moment you make the decision to transition your elderly loved one into an assisted living community to the day you make the move. We offer this service completely free of charge. For the personalized assistance you need at this difficult time in your life, contact one of our trusted advisors!