Assisted Living near Tucson, AZ

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Tucson is a great place for retirees and seniors. It is known for its abundant sunshine, recreational activities and beautiful natural areas. It’s a great place for family members to visit and to take your loved one on outings.

Finding the best assisted living facility for your loved one in Tucson, AZ can be a long process. It often begins with the decision that a move would be in the best interest of your family member, and then moves on to several questions. How do we find the right facility for our loved one? What exactly does assisted living provide? How much will the monthly costs be? What is the best way to pay for these expenses?

A Place for Mom has detailed information about the choices available in Tucson, AZ. Our Senior Living Advisors can guide you in your search of the 62 in our network. This guide can help you find answers to your biggest questions, as well as narrow your search for the right assisted living facility for your family. We would love to help you in your search and keep in mind that our referral services are always free of charge.

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Senior housing types near Tucson, AZ

  • Oasis Assisted Living Center

    Oasis Assisted Living Center

    2721 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85705
    (5)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Oasis Assisted Living Center provides seniors with a safe and caring assisted living community to call home in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona. This community is there for those seniors who are in need of memory care, and it offers a great home to those who are looking to live in the great city of...

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  • Groves Assisted Living - Pima

    Groves Assisted Living - Pima

    4014 E Pima St, Tucson, AZ 85712
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Pima Street Homes is an assisted living community located in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County and home to over 520,000 people. Tucson is a beautiful city known for its bustling business community, sporting events, great shopping and fine dining. Residents will enjoy shopping with friends, going to...

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  • Lynda's Courtyard

    Lynda's Courtyard

    2732 W Monte Vista Pl, Tucson, AZ 85745
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Lynda’s Courtyard does not want to be just a place like home. Rather, they want their residents to consider Lynda’s Courtyard as their own home. Lynda’s Courtyard is located in a residential setting with beautiful vast views of the Santa Catalina & Tucson Mountains. They have 8 spacious private...

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  • Atria Campana Del Rio

    Atria Campana Del Rio

    1550 East River Road, Tucson, AZ 85718
    (69)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    At Atria Campana del Rio, you'll discover a welcoming senior community nestled in the bucolic foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains in Tucson. The area's Spanish-style architecture is reflected in the red-tile roofs and soft desert colors throughout each spacious apartment and townhome. There's...

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  • Sunrise at River Road

    Sunrise at River Road

    4975 North 1st Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85718
    (50)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Since 2008 Sunrise at River Road as been providing outstanding assisted living and memory care services to Tucson. Located at River Road and North 1st Avenue we are centrally located, are a warm and inviting, homelike environment complete with pets, fresh flowers, southwest landscaping and...

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  • Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging

    Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging

    2221 N Rosemont Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85712
    (7)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Handmaker community offers Assisted Living and Health Care services for every stage of the aging. Residents and families can feel confident that, as needs change, quality, caring staff and programs will be there to meet those needs. In addition to the apartment settings, Handmaker offers...

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  • The Forum at Tucson

    The Forum at Tucson

    2500 North Rosemont Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85712
    (12)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Forum at Tucson is for seniors who want to maintain their rich and rewarding life without the responsibilities of running a household. It is ideal if you are an active senior who wants to focus on the things you enjoy most in life, but yet have assistance available should you need it. With our...

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  • Foothills Place

    Foothills Place

    3701 N Swan Rd, Tucson, AZ 85718
    (28)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    We offer a home like setting and cheerful smiles from our professional staff who greet you everyday. Our caring staff offers the assistance you need while respecting your independence. Our peaceful setting, restaurant style dining experience, activities and beautiful setting combine to create a...

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  • Elmcroft of River Centre

    Elmcroft of River Centre

    5665 E. River Rd, Tucson, AZ 85750
    (12)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Elmcroft of River Centre, offers a special combination of daily living, personalized supportive services, and interactive activities. We are located in the pampered central area of Tucson. Since 1995 when our first community opened, we have offered a full range of personalized assistance with daily...

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  • Copper Canyon Assisted Living & Memory Care

    Copper Canyon Assisted Living & Memory Care

    5901 N La Cholla Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85741
    (5)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Located just north of the Rillito River, Copper Canyon is not just a memory care facility, we are a memory care community. It is a warm, welcoming senior community for those in need of assisted living, transitional assisted living, or memory care. Copper Canyon combines Person-Centered Care with an...

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  • Cascades of Tucson

    Cascades of Tucson

    201 N Jessica Ave, Tucson, AZ 85710
    (44)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Life is as vibrant and carefree as you choose to be! You decide when, where and how to enjoy the many pleasures of living at our distinguished Tucson, Arizona retirement community. Intentionally designed with attention to comfort and detail, Cascades was planned specifically to accommodate senior...

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  • Northwest Assisted Living II

    Northwest Assisted Living II

    6840 N. Cassim Pl, Tucson, AZ 85704
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Trusted friends and family make up the team who operates our peaceful Northwest Care Homes.  We are all completely devoted to meeting the needs of each individual resident. Our home is near pharmacies and a vast medical complex including Northwest Hospital, Associated Physicians...

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  • Venezia Place

    Venezia Place

    7141 N Via Veneza, Tucson, AZ 85704
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Venezia Place is located on Ina and Oracle and has 10 years of experience in assisted living care. We provide peace and comfort for the family, as well as dignity and respect for your loved one. Activities at Venezia Place are always planned with you in mind. Venezia Place offers private and...

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  • Broadway Proper Retirement Community

    Broadway Proper Retirement Community

    400 S. Broadway Place, Tucson, AZ 85710
    (55)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Broadway Proper Retirement Community offers the beauty and serenity of a desert oasis in the heart of East Tucson. We are located near Udall Park, the Ott Family YMCA, Hilton East, St. Joseph's Hospital, Carondelet Health Network, and both Park Place Mall and Elcon Mall. Along with the warmth of...

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  • Foothills Vista Adult Care Home

    Foothills Vista Adult Care Home

    7357 North Paseo Ronceval, Tucson, AZ 85704
    (5)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Foothills Vista is nestled in a quiet little neighborhood in the picturesque Catalina Foothills of Tucson, Arizona. Our home is just minutes from shopping, parks, theatres, and many other fun amenities for you and your loved one to enjoy. More importantly, we are within minutes of Northwest Medical...

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  • Brookdale North Tucson

    Brookdale North Tucson

    2650 West Ina Road, Tucson, AZ 85741
    (33)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    A Meaningful Retirement Located on the northwest side of Tucson in the foothills near Marana, you may be surprised to find a warm and friendly assisted living community that feels more like a family than a traditional senior living home. As soon as you walk through the front door and hear the sound...

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  • Brookdale Santa Catalina

    Brookdale Santa Catalina

    7500 North Calle Sin Envidia, Tucson, AZ 85718
    (36)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Are you ready for fewer chores and more adventures? Come see if our continuing care retirement community, or CCRC, with independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing all on one campus is the right fit for you. We’re a rental CCRC. That means you’ll pay a monthly rental fee...

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  • Affirmative Care Home

    Affirmative Care Home

    8074 E 8th St, Tucson, AZ 85710
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Our spotless home is clean, clean, clean. Our award winning staff has been with us for years. Our home is friendly and fun with on site medical attention available. Call us to check availability and current rates.

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  • Desert Gardens Assisted Living

    Desert Gardens Assisted Living

    3700 North River Hills Drive, Tucson, AZ 85750
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Desert Gardens Assisted Living provides a warm and inviting environment in a luxurious, residential home. Our residents are able live in a home with compassionate, experienced caregivers. At Desert Gardens, our mission is to enrich the lives of our residents and their families, and provide the best...

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  • Sierra del Sol

    Sierra del Sol

    8151 East Speedway Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85710
    (37)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    We offer a home like setting and cheerful smiles from our professional staff who greet you everyday. Our caring staff offers the assistance you need while respecting your independence. Our peaceful setting, restaurant style dining experience, activities and beautiful setting combine to create a...

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  • Devors Care Home

    Devors Care Home

    8359 E Balfour Pl, Tucson, AZ 85710
    (4)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Just like home, with a family environment. peaceful, loving, caring home. Personal one on one care (we care about the individual needs of clients, what foods they care for, different shows they would like to watch, if they want to do different activities.} Fun daily activities. Beautiful home with...

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  • Brookdale East Tucson

    Brookdale East Tucson

    8468 East Speedway Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85710
    (8)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Live With Enthusiasm Nestled in the beautiful city of Tucson, Arizona, you will find an assisted living community that gives you more than personal care. This is a place where you can savor restaurant-style dining, spacious and private accommodations, a variety of common rooms for socializing and...

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  • Saint Anthony's Adult Care Home

    Saint Anthony's Adult Care Home

    2302 S Quail Hollow Dr., Tucson, AZ 85710
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Saint Anthony's Adult Care Home is a residential care home in Tucson, Arizona in the county of Pima. Seniors that enjoy outdoor activities will appreciate how close Saint Anthony's Adult Care Home is to a variety of outdoor recreation. The Rolling Hills Golf Course is just over a block away, where...

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  • Grace Home II

    Grace Home II

    2301 S Quail Hollow Dr, Tucson, AZ 85710
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Grace Home Assisted Living is a warm, loving environment for residents at all levels of need. Norma Braga, Owner/Manager has over 11 years of experience in caring for residents with Alzheimer's/Dementia, Diabetes, Stroke, and Heart Disease. Norma provides a secure and comfortable home for men and...

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  • Tucson Place

    Tucson Place

    5660 N Kolb Rd, Tucson, AZ 85750
    (12)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Tucson Placeis located in the beautiful Catalina Foothills of Tucson, Arizona, and offers personalized assisted living facilities and Alzheimer's and dementia care. Just minutes away from breathtaking Sabino Canyon, our residents enjoy a friendly environment that effortlessly draws residents...

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  • Country Club at La Cholla

    Country Club at La Cholla

    8700 N La Cholla Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85742
    (50)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Snowbird Stays from $110 per day! The Country Club of La Cholla offers luxury retirement living for the young at heart. You can relax in the classic country club setting of the Catalina Foothills and make yourself comfortable in one of our bright and spacious apartment homes. Your calendar will be...

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  • Sage Desert Assisted Living & Memory Care

    Sage Desert Assisted Living & Memory Care

    2365 W Orange Grove Rd, Tucson, AZ 85741
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Set to open in early 2018, Sage Desert Senior Living will offer Tucson seniors a comfortable, homelike setting in an elegant environment. If there comes a time when your mom or dad needs more help to get through their day, Sage Desert’s assisted living care services can help. In addition to the...

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  • Lisa's Loft

    Lisa's Loft

    2152 South Harrison Road, Tucson, AZ 85748
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Our Mission Improve and enhance the quality of life for all of our residents by fostering cooperation and mutual respect. Our Vision Furnish a safe environment, provide services and relationships that will make assisted living comfortable and enjoyable plus fulfill the desire of being 'at home'...

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  • Simancas Assisted Living

    550 South Country Club Road, Tucson, AZ 85716
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Simancas Assisted Living is a residential care home located in the historic town of Tucson, Arizona. This snowbird destination gained popularity as it has sunshine more than 350 days a year. The wonderful weather makes it a treat to enjoy the great outdoors of Tucson. The Arizona-Sonora Desert...

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  • Marshall Home For Men

    3314 S 16th Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85713
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Marshall Home For Men is an assisted living community for men in Tuscon, Arizona. We are conveniently located for easy visitor access and our secure grounds make a terrific place to enjoy company on a cool Arizona night. The dedicated staff at Marshall Home For Men are always ready to welcome...

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  • Manantial De Vida

    424 E President, Tucson, AZ 85714
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Manantial De Vida is a quiet senior care home in sunny Tucson, Arizona. Residents will find themselves relaxing in this lovely, well-maintained center just south of the heart of Arizona in Pima county. Take in views of the distant mountainous terrain or brilliant local cityscapes or just enjoy our...

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  • Highland Hills Adult Care

    2828 W Goldfield Dr, Tucson, AZ 85745
    (5)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Deciding that a loved family member needs more care and supervision than they receive in their own home is a tough call to make. Everyone wants what is best for their family, and choosing the right assisted living facility is an important decision. The staff at Highland Hills Adult Care understands...

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  • The Groves on Spring St

    4110 E Spring St, Tucson, AZ 85712
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Spring Street Homes provides seniors with an assisted living community in the midst of the great city of Tucson, Pima County, Arizona. Both residents and guests of the city will enjoy checking out the Reid Park Zoo, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and the Tucson Botanical Gardens. This city has...

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  • Truval Assisted Living Home

    4445 N Pontatoc Road, Tucson, AZ 85718
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Truval Assisted Living Home Truval Assisted Living Home is a residential care home located in Tucson, AZ, a part of Pima County. This home is located in an area that is filled with great beauty and attractions. Those spending time in Tucson will appreciate all that is offered in the Arizona-Sonora...

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  • Lopez Adult Home Care

    6010 E. Wendrew Lane, Tucson, AZ 85711
    (4)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Lopez Adult Home Care is a residential care home located in the peaceful town of Tucson, AZ in Pima County. Our serene community overlooks beautiful mountain ranges and offers the perfect setting for jaw-dropping sunsets. Tucson is an incredible place to live in thanks to the fresh air and perfect...

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  • Hummingbird Manor #2

    602 N. Alamo Ave, Tucson, AZ 85711
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    We operate the newest licensed facility for assisted living in the state of Maryland, the privately owned Hummingbird Manor, built to house fifteen residents and located in Aberdeen, in the northeastern corner of the state. Named for the prominent Scottish city, Aberdeen is a medium-sized city, with...

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  • Tucson Mountain AFC Home

    3429 S Thunder Chorus Road, Tucson, AZ 85713
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Tucson Mountain AFC Home Tucson Mountain AFC Home is located in sunny Pima county, Tucson, AZ. The residential senior care home is an assisted living community surrounded by 5 minor mountain ranges. The climate boasts of mild seasons and a hot summer air that is low in humidity. Tucson lies within...

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  • San Nicolas Assisted Living

    1362 W. San Nicolas Drive, Tucson, AZ 85701
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Warmth, Elegance ... just right! Located only five minutes from the Northwest Hospital and Doctor's offices, this amazing home offers over 5,300 square feet of stylish living — French doors and lace, Berber carpets, white baby grand piano, original oil paintings, stone fireplace, extensive...

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  • San Nicolas II

    6767 North Leonardo, Tucson, AZ 85704
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    For an assisted living experience unlike any other, look no further than San Nicolas II. This facility is only for elderly women, and only 10 patients are accepted at a time to provide individualized care to each woman. Located in Tuscon, Ariz., San Nicolas II offers one-of-a-kind senior care and a...

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  • Maria's Adult Foster Care

    3272 W Avenida Luna, Tucson, AZ 85746
    (2)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Deciding to put your parents in an assisted living home is never an easy choice. But as people age, it becomes increasingly difficult for them to take care of themselves. Moving in with a relative is not always a practical or reasonable solution. Maria's Adult Foster Care is a small assisted living...

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  • Northwest Assisted Living

    2001 W Cassim Ln, Tucson, AZ 85704
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Northwest Assisted Living is located in beautiful Tucson, AZ. We are well known for providing excellent care to our residents with our trained professional staff. We make the transition very easy when moving from your home to our facility. Our staff makes sure you feel comfortable in a safe and...

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  • Casa De Los Abuelos

    2015 West Ina Road, Tucson, AZ 85704
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    At Casa De Los Abuelos located in sunny Tucson, AZ we provide more than just supervision and meals for your aging or disabled family member, we provide reassurance to you and your family that they will have more than their basic needs met. We proudly offer adult day services, a residential care home...

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  • Aslan Adult Care Home

    7511 E 39th St, Tucson, AZ 85730
    (2)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Families in Tuscon might be wondering where they can find assisted living help for their elderly relatives. They may want to talk to the team that is located at Aslan Adult Care Home. This is one of the most popular centers around, since they provide high quality care to their guests. At Aslan Adult...

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  • Elder Care and More

    7421 E Lakeside Drive, Tucson, AZ 85730
    (2)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Elder Care and More is a senior care home located in exceptionally attractive Tucson City, Arizona, located in Pima County. Our residential care home is designed in a single-story building for easy accessibility by the seniors. When considering a place to live and have a family, make a choice to...

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  • Elder Care and More II

    7431 E Lakeside Drive, Tucson, AZ 85730
    (2)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Elder Care and More II is a senior care home located in exceptionally attractive Tucson City, Arizona, located in Pima County. Elder Care and More II, residential care home, is located in a beautiful environment with natural scenery. This is the perfect place for the seniors to relax and enjoy and...

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  • Angel's Kiss

    7475 East Rio Vista Circle, Tucson, AZ 85715
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Located in a safe residential area in Tucson, Arizona you will find a beautiful large home specially designed to accommodate Alzheimers patients. Grandma's Angel Home is an elegant fully-furnished home with comfortable sized rooms. Our assisted living facility caters to a maximum of five residents...

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  • Gentlemen's Inn I

    8110 E 8th Street, Tucson, AZ 85710
    (2)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Gentleman's Inn I is a charming residential care home located in the historical town of Tucson, AZ in Pima County. This lovely desert community is surrounded by towering mountain ranges and expanses of scenic landscape. Famous for its rodeos, cowboys, and gorgeous sunsets, Tucson has an excellent...

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  • My Family Assisted Living Home

    3708 W. Gailey Dr., Tucson, AZ 85741
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    One of the great things about My Family Assisted Living Home is that they are dedicated to making your loved one feel at home. My Family Assisted Living Home is located in Tucson, Arizona. This is an assisted living facility that is dedicated to their people and providing them with the best services...

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  • Grace Home I

    2261 S Quail Hollow Drive, Tucson, AZ 85710
    (6)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    If you are looking for an ideal place to help your loved ones live out their later years while still enjoying their lives to the fullest extent possible, Grace Home is the place to be. We are located in Long Beach, California and have a comprehensive facility which can provide a wide range of...

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  • Desert Steppes Adult Care

    617 S Desert Steppes Dr, Tucson, AZ 85710
    (5)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Located in the active person's haven of Tucson, AZ. Desert Steppes Adult Care is a senior care home in Arizona's lovely Pima County. Nestled near the feet of soaring hills in the area, visitors to our senior care home see how our home got its moniker. Our residents who face difficulty performing...

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  • Gardenia Adult Care Home LLC

    1601 S. Camino Seco, Tucson, AZ 85710
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    We are a small, family based adult care home, located on the Eastside of Tucson in the quiet residential neighborhood of Rolling Hills. We offer comprehensive and compassionate, professional 24-hour care to a small number of senior residents who need assisted living services and want those services...

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  • Patsy Arandia AFC Home

    955 N Larry Place, Tucson, AZ 85710
    (2)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Patsy Arandia AFC Home is located in Tucson near the Saguaro National Park. Because of its location, it is a quiet and nice place for a senior to live out their golden years. There is an air force base nearby, and you can also find a number of retail stores and other places that can keep a...

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  • La Hacienda ALH

    10949 East Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85748
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    La Hacienda Assisted Living is located in sunny Tucson AZ, in Pima county. This residential care home is ideally situated within the Sonoran Desert. The group home setting is surrounded by 5 minor ranges of mountains. Hot non-humid summers and temperate winters make living here a daily pleasant...

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  • Shady Lane Living

    11240 E Shady Lane, Tucson, AZ 85749
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    At Shady Lane Living in Tucson, Arizona, we offer senior citizens the opportunity to be a part of a family. With our personally individualized care and acceptance of each individual as they are, our goal is to make your elderly loved ones life as pleasant as possible. All life is sacred and to be...

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  • Feel at Home Assisted Living

    4671 W Camino De Manana, Tucson, AZ 85742
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Feel At Home Assisted Living offers senior citizens the luxuries of independent living while still offering the security and aid that can be found at assisted living facilities. We pride ourselves on being able to meet and exceed the needs of not only the elderly individual, but also their family...

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  • Academy Villas

    13775 E Langtry Ln, Tucson, AZ 85747
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Nestled at the base of the Rincon Mountains adjacent to the Saguaro National Park, Academy Villas Assisted Living Home is a 9000 sq.ft. modern Villa. Residents enjoy large, private rooms, spacious common areas, cheerful interiors, large patio and courtyard, scratch-cooked meals, transportation, and...

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  • Independent Living Adult Care

    2632 West Calle Paraiso, Tucson, AZ 85745
    (4)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

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  • Fellowship Square at Tucson

    8111 E. Broadway, Tucson, AZ 85710
    (4)
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  • Mountain View Retirement Village

    7900 N La Canada Dr, Tucson, AZ 85704
    (9)
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Assisted Living in Tucson

What Is Assisted Living?

An assisted living center is designed to make life easier for people who are experiencing difficulty coping with some or many of the activities of daily living. Toward this end, the facility provides meals for residents and may provide assistance with dressing, bathing, grooming and toileting. It is important to note that each facility is unique and may offer its own mix of services to help residents.

Unlike a nursing home, an assisted living facility in Tucson is not likely to have 24-hour medical care. However, trained staff is commonly present to assist your loved one with activities throughout the day and even during the night.

Each assisted living center is a community. Your loved one will interact with the staff and with the other residents. Each resident will have his or her own private room and is encouraged to take part in social activities, exercise programs and communal meals. Your family member will receive help with ADLs as needed. Medication management, laundry assistance and transportation to doctors and grocery stores may also be provided.

What Services Are Available?

Each facility is different, but nearly all provide meals, private rooms and social activities. Some of the services and amenities that are often provided in an assisted living facility include the following:

  • Indoor and outdoor common areas for the use of residents
  • 24-hour awake staff
  • Resident parking
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Devotional services
  • Birthday and holiday parties
Other services such as a communal library, musical entertainment, on-site beauticians and visiting therapists may be included. It is best to contact each facility that you are interested in and ask the company representative about the services and amenities list. Our Advisors can also help you determine if a specific service is provided by a facility. If your loved one has a particular need it is important to find out if that need can be addressed.

What Is Assisted Living Like in Tucson?

The city of Tucson, AZ is a populous area with over 500,000 residents in the city and nearly a million in the larger metropolitan area. It is known for warm summers and sunny weather in the winter months and is a popular region for retirees and those in their senior years. Popular places to visit include the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Saguaro National Park, the Tucson Botanical Garden, the Reid Park Zoo and the Pima Air & Space Museum. With 61 assisted living facilities in our Tucson network, there is a wide choice of facilities to consider for your loved one. Each community will have different features and amenities, as well as a unique atmosphere and look to it. In Arizona, assisted living companies are regulated by the Arizona DHS Department of Licensing Services. This agency is responsible for ensuring that all centers meet the state standards for caring for seniors.

Assisted Living Inspections and Ratings in Tucson

Laws and regulations that govern assisted living companies are in place to protect consumers. It is important that consumers do some research to learn their rights and responsibilities. According to A Place for Mom analysis, Arizona scored high on the accessibility and openness of public records pertaining to assisted living facilities in the state.

In Arizona, the licensing is overseen by the Arizona DHS Department of Licensing Services. Among its requirements to protect consumers, the state requires prospective residents or their representatives visit the facility to discuss the needs of the resident. If your family member’s needs exceed the ability of the facility, he or she cannot be admitted to the facility, except under specified situations. Other regulated areas by the state include the following:

  • Staffing number and training requirements
  • Background checks for employees
  • Abuse reporting
  • Regulation for medication management
  • The level and scope of care provided
The more that is known about your rights and responsibilities is a positive step. It can make for a smoother transition.

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Tucson?

It is important for families to understand the costs associated with assisted living. A Place for Mom provides an interactive Senior Living Cost Planner that draws on a database of families that have moved into senior living between 2012 and 2018. The cost planner is free of charge. The average cost for assisted living in Arizona for one person was $3,771, putting Arizona slightly below the national average. In the Tucson area, costs are just slightly below the state average at $3683 a month. Memory care, which typically requires a higher level of care, costs $4547 a month; this is just a little below the state average. Overall, costs for senior living in Tucson are below the state and national averages.

These expenses are for the base rates and exclude one-time fees and charges which vary from facility to facility. They also do not include advanced levels of care and extra services that may be available.

How Can I Afford/Pay for Assisted Living?

While paying for a stay in an assisted living facility may seem overwhelming, there are a number of resources that can be tapped. These include the following sources of income and financial aid:

  • Long-term care insurance
  • Savings
  • Pensions
  • Home equity
  • Veterans benefits
These sources may pay for some or all of the costs. In most cases, people use several sources to pay the expenses of senior living. Remember, you also have the option of what facility you stay at and where that facility is located. You may also be able to negotiate on some aspects of the pricing.

How Do I Tour Assisted Living Facilities?

The best way to get a feel for a facility is to take a tour. While there you can observe many things, including how clean it looks, the friendliness of the staff, the knowledge of the management team and the happiness of the residents. Don’t be afraid to spend several hours there and to ask a lot of questions. If possible, bring your loved one with you and some additional family members for support. Since this is an important decision, you should come to the tour well prepared. Here are some tips for making the most of your tour:

  • Try to schedule your visit during a social activity to see if the event is well attended and if residents seem to enjoy it
  • Eat at least one meal during your tour to taste the quality of the food and view the atmosphere of the dining area
  • Visit outdoor common areas to see if this will add to the quality of life of your loved one
  • Ask questions about the safety and security of the facility
  • Find out about costs, extra charges, free services and move-out criteria
The main purpose of a tour is to try and determine if the place is a good fit for your family member. A Place for Mom Advisor can help you set up a tour with any facility in our network. At the end of a tour you should have a good understanding if it is the right facility for you. Don’t rush, and make sure you ask all of the questions on your list.

What Are ADLs and IADLSs?

These two important terms refer to Activities of Daily Living and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living. They measure a person’s ability to perform everyday functions and can be a good assessment tool to see if your loved one is ready for assisted living. Basic ADLs refer to these six essential skills needed to manage physical needs:

  1. Bathing and showering
  2. Continence, or having bowel and bladder control
  3. Dressing, or the ability to put on and take off appropriate clothing
  4. Functional mobility, or getting in and out of bed, chairs and from place to place
  5. Self-feeding
  6. Toileting, including getting on and off the toilet and cleaning oneself
A person who is having trouble with ADLs may be more comfortable in an assisted living facility. They will receive help performing these functions.

IADLs refer to more complex tasks and often are an indicator that someone is having a cognitive decline. These activities include the following:

  • Doing laundry
  • Cooking meals
  • Balancing a checkbook or writing checks
  • Taking medication
  • Shopping for groceries
  • Using the computer or telephone
It’s good to know where your loved one fits in his or her ability to perform ADLs and IADLs. If he or she has trouble with these activities, independent living may be a frustrating situation.

How Do I Choose the Right Assisted Living Facility?

Choosing the right facility for your loved can take some time and may involve a tour of several facilities. Because we understand the weight of this decision, our Senior Living Advisors at A Place for Mom can be of help throughout the process. Our services are always free to your family. We can arrange a tour of the facilities that meet your needs. Contact an advisor to see how we can help.