Arizona Regulations for Care Home Facilities
Each state regulates senior living communities differently. Because care homes operate similarly to assisted living communities, states may regulate care homes within their guidelines for assisted living. You can use APFM’s guide to assisted living regulations to learn more about access to facility records in Arizona.
In Arizona, care homes — sometimes called care homes, board and care homes, group homes, or personal care homes — are often houses in residential neighborhoods that are adapted, equipped, and staffed to care for a small number of residents, usually 10 or less. Similar to assisted living but in a smaller, more residential setting, these homes provide supervision, organized events, and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). This means care homes can help with everyday routines but typically do not provide 24-hour skilled nursing assistance.
Cost of Living
Overall, the cost of living in Arizona is considered to be slightly more affordable than the national average. All index scores are based on a scale with the national average set at 100.
- Cost of Living: 98
- Groceries: 97
- Housing: 92
- Utilities: 107
- Transportation: 110
About 18% of Arizona’s population are seniors. In the 2016 presidential election, Arizona leaned slightly conservative. However, many of its counties with larger cities, like the Tucson area, tend to be more progressive.
2016 Presidential Election
- 45% voted Democratic
- 49% voted Republican
- 6% voted third party or abstained
- Median age: 38
- Over the age of 55: 30%
- 2018 population: 7,171,646
- 2020 population: 7,423,638
- Estimated 2025 population: 8,093,039
- 34% regularly attend a religious service
- 38% consider themselves atheist, agnostic, or a non-believer
- The state has a total of 4,673 congregations
- There are 67 Masonic lodges in the state
Climate and Weather
Because of the changes in elevation across the state, Arizona has many different climate classifications. Most of Arizona gets less annual precipitation than the rest of the country and therefore is classified as having either an arid or semi-arid climate. In the southern regions of the state, where Phoenix is located, the climate classification is hot desert, which means very warm summers and mild winters. In the more mountainous northern regions of the state, however, cities like Flagstaff and Sedona have cooler climates.
Humidity and Precipitation
- Average humidity level: 39%
- Average monthly precipitation: 1”
- Average maximum monthly precipitation: 5” (July)
- Average air quality index rating: 50 (Good)
- Average maximum air quality rating: 66 in April (Moderate)
Moderate air quality means that those who are sensitive to particulates in the air should limit the amount of time they spend on outdoor exertion.
- Average temperature: 63°F
- Average summer temperature: 81°F
- Typical summer high: 112°F (July)
- Typical summer low: 34°F (June)
- Average winter temperature: 46°F
- Typical winter high: 75°F (February)
- Typical winter low: 11°F (December)
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