Andara

11415 N. 114th Street Scottsdale AZ 85259

866-465-5993

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Welcome to Andara, a relaxing desert retreat located in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona. Located on the outskirts of the Tonto National Forest, Andara is an assisted living community geared towards residents aged 62 and above. Built in 2009, our community offers numerous perks and modern amenities assuring all your needs are met. We provide personal and medical care services as well as a host of activities and entertainment options to ensure you or your loved ones are safe and secure, and never have a dull day. Schedule a tour and stop by for a visit - come see all that Andara has to offer!

Our Community

Upon arrival you'll be greeted by our friendly concierge, and will immediately notice the attention to detail taken with every aspect of our community. The outdoor grounds include a patio and garden to sit and chat with friends, as well as a relaxing hot tub and a large in-ground swimming pool to cool off in the midday sun. If you'd prefer to stay indoors and out of the heat, you'll find no shortage of options to keep you occupied. Get creative in our arts and crafts center, shoot some pool with friends in the billiards room, stop by the computer room and browse the web, or have a seat in our TV lounge and catch the game or your favorite show. We even have a community bar where residents gather, socialize, and enjoy tasty libations.

Living Arrangements

At Andara we offer numerous choices for living arrangements to suit all needs and budgets. Studio units are available, as well as 1- and 2-bedroom options for residents who would prefer to live with a roommate or partner. We also have wheelchair accessible units which include features such as roll-in showers. Some units include kitchenettes, so residents can prepare meals at home if desired. All our living spaces are equipped with modern amenities like air conditioning, wi-fi, and free cable satellite TV. Residents and their guests have convenient access to free on-site parking, and if you'd like to bring a pet to your new home, you're in luck! Our private residencies allow cats and dogs.

Activities

Our community provides a multitude of opportunities for residents to stay healthy, creative, and social with frequent scheduled programs and events. We offer a healthy living program spanning cognitive, dietary, and physical health to ensure residents live their best and healthiest lives. This includes our walking club, a popular choice for those who prefer to socialize while staying active, and meditative, low-impact physical activities such as Qi Gong, Tai Chi, and chair yoga - a modified form of yoga practiced in a seated position geared towards individuals with limited mobility. Andara residents can participate in mentally-stimulating social activities as well - art classes, cooking classes, bible study, book clubs, and educational lectures are all especially popular. There are also plenty of opportunities to just let loose and have fun. We love to host birthday parties, picnics, and BBQs, as well as trivia and karaoke nights, happy hours, and senior proms.€

Dining

Don't worry about the groceries - Andara's staff includes a professional chef to concoct meals for residents throughout the day, including fares to accommodate specific dietary needs. Residents can enjoy their meals in the social setting of our restaurant-style dining area, private dining rooms for special occasions, or can request our room service option and dine in. Your guests are always more than welcome to join you for dinner!

Personal Services

At Andara, you won't have to concern yourself with chores because we'll have everything covered. Housekeeping, laundry, and dry cleaning are handled by our staff so you won't need to lift a finger. We can provide you with transportation arrangements if desired, but our grocery shopping service means you'll never have to take a trip to the store. In fact, you can relax at our on-site beauty salon while you wait!

Religious Services

On-site devotional services are hosted at our location, so residents can practice or worship in the privacy of our community. Catholic and Jewish religious services are available, provided by a visiting chaplain. There are also many houses of worship located within the surrounding neighborhoods.

Medical Care

Life at Andara means you'll always be safe and in good hands, with a 24-hour-a-day staff presence available to assist with any needs that may arise. We employ licensed nurses to assist with injections as needed, and trained personnel are able to aid with medication management, transferring positions, and incontinence care. Dentists, podiatrists, and occupational therapists make regular visits to our community, ensuring residents are in good health and are maintaining the skills needed for daily living. Our staff is trained to accommodate individuals with disorientation or lack of awareness issues and help them live a safe and healthy life.

The Surrounding Neighborhood

Scottsdale is located just a short distance outside the Phoenix city center, and provides a convenient balance of big-city glitz and glamor and southwestern serenity. Options abound for those who would like to bask in natural beauty or live a more metropolitan life. Area weather is fantastic year-round, with about 300 days of sun and temperatures which rarely drop below 50 degrees. Outdoor activities are almost always an option - the region is especially known for its golf courses as well as its awe-inspiring scenery. Just outside Scottsdale lies the Tonto National Forest - the largest national forest in Arizona and a wonderful example of the majestic beauty of the Southwest. Just a short distance in the opposite direction lies Phoenix - a thoroughly modern major city with all the hustle and bustle one might expect. Whether it's cultural activities you're after, shopping locations, casinos, or professional sports, Phoenix has something for everyone. Other major perks of living next to a large metropolitan area are the abundance of highly-rated medical facilities as well as the proximity to Sky Harbor International Airport, making it a breeze to connect with visiting family and friends.

Care Types Offered

Andara is licensed as an Assisted Living Center with Personal Care Services. These terms are defined as follows:

Assisted Living Center

In the state of Arizona, an Assisted Living Center refers to a health care institution other than a hospital or a nursing care institution which provides resident beds or residential units, supervisory care services, personal care service, directed care services or health-related services for persons who do not need inpatient nursing care. This can include adult foster care, supervisory care services, personal care services or directed care services provided on a continuing basis. This type of facility provides resident rooms or residential units to eleven or more residents.

Personal Care Services

The term Personal Care Services refers to assistance with activities of daily living that can be performed by persons w/o professional skills or professional training and includes coordination or provision of intermittent nursing services and the administration of medications and treatments by a licensed nurse.

Pricing at Andara

Room Type
Monthly Range* (USD)

Studio
$ See Pricing
1 Bedroom
$ See Pricing
2 Bedrooms
$ See Pricing
Semi-Private
$ See Pricing

*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.

Reviews of Andara

3.8 of 5 Average rating
52 Reviews
Reviews gathered from across the web
(27) A Place For Mom
(25) SeniorAdvisor.com
  • AVOID THE ASSISTED LIVING AT THIS COMMUNITY!

    If you are seeking to find an independent living community with various amenities, then Andara may be a viable option. There are different floor plans to meet various needs. The community grounds are pretty and the waterfall in the community pool is soothing and inviting to both residents and visitors. The activities are plentiful and varied thanks to [name removed], the Activity Director, who strives to continually exceed resident's expectations! The Finance Manager, [name removed], consistently responds to residents and family members no matter how large or small the requests. Most of the front desk staff are friendly and helpful. And, [name removed] was a delight to interact with on a weekly basis! Kudos to these individuals for trying to make Andara a better community! If you are considering the assisted living side of this community, I DON'T recommend it to anyone. Hence, the one star rating. For a first hand review of some of the gaps with Andara Assisted Living, I'd recommend that you check out the 2018 State Audit results. A few issues that I consistently observed about Andara Assisted Living included (but are not limited to) the following: There was a constant churn of staff who came and went so quickly that new faces seemed to appear each week resulting in gaps with consistently carrying out basic tasks. The last nurse (the fourth nurse since 2016) was rarely in the office and when she was there, her door was closed and she didn't seem to have a good handle on the staff or residents. Additionally, constant back stabbing and rifts were an ongoing source of little to no teamwork among the staff. The processes appeared to be fragmented, lacked automation and were laden with human errors (e.g., a medical technician sent paperwork about my loved one with the paramedics which had incorrect birth date, Medicare information and other relevant information which caused delays with critical testing at the hospital). And, while a care plan was developed for my loved one, out-dated information continued to appear on the plan and required follow-up with the nurse to make the necessary corrections. Additionally, I was asked to complete several pages of paperwork (before the state audit commenced) that had originally been completed when my loved one moved into the assisted living side of the community. When I asked a medical technician why I was having to complete paperwork that had already been done, the response given was that leadership had no idea what happened to it. Corners appeared to be continually cut with daily/weekly tasks such laundering and showering of my loved one and finger pointing was plentiful among the staff when questioned about the status of completing these tasks. Personal belongings and hygiene articles also started to disappear from my loved ones apartment yet, when I reported this to leadership, little to no action was taken. Staff members were also observed laughing at and/or making derogatory comments about residents who were experiencing confusion or difficulty. And, these same employees had been seen (on more than one occasion) telling residents to 'shut up'. The list of gaps is much longer than I can outline in this review, however, I'm sure that you get the point. And, while the new executive director (this is the fourth person in this role since 2016), appears to have a desire to improve the community, the gaps are too significant within the assisted living side to be a viable option for anyone. There are too many other options out there that offer better care at comparable or a more competitive price than Andara. Speaking from personal experience, I suggest that you DO NOT consider Andara Assisted Living (under any circumstance) as an option for your loved one. It will only bring ongoing headaches and work on your part. And, your loved one(s) will incur the most impact from the numerous inconsistencies and gaps.

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    AVOID THE ASSISTED LIVING AT THIS COMMUNITY!

    If you are seeking to find an independent living community with various amenities, then Andara may be a viable option. There are different floor plans to meet various needs. The community grounds are pretty and the waterfall in the community pool is soothing and inviting to both residents and visitors. The activities are plentiful and varied thanks to [name removed], the Activity Director, who strives to continually exceed resident's expectations! The Finance Manager, [name removed], consistently responds to residents and family members no matter how large or small the requests. Most of the front desk staff are friendly and helpful. And, [name removed] was a delight to interact with on a weekly basis! Kudos to these individuals for trying to make Andara a better community! If you are considering the assisted living side of this community, I DON'T recommend it to anyone. Hence, the one star rating. For a first hand review of some of the gaps with Andara Assisted Living, I'd recommend that you check out the 2018 State Audit results. A few issues that I consistently observed about Andara Assisted Living included (but are not limited to) the following: There was a constant churn of staff who came and went so quickly that new faces seemed to appear each week resulting in gaps with consistently carrying out basic tasks. The last nurse (the fourth nurse since 2016) was rarely in the office and when she was there, her door was closed and she didn't seem to have a good handle on the staff or residents. Additionally, constant back stabbing and rifts were an ongoing source of little to no teamwork among the staff. The processes appeared to be fragmented, lacked automation and were laden with human errors (e.g., a medical technician sent paperwork about my loved one with the paramedics which had incorrect birth date, Medicare information and other relevant information which caused delays with critical testing at the hospital). And, while a care plan was developed for my loved one, out-dated information continued to appear on the plan and required follow-up with the nurse to make the necessary corrections. Additionally, I was asked to complete several pages of paperwork (before the state audit commenced) that had originally been completed when my loved one moved into the assisted living side of the community. When I asked a medical technician why I was having to complete paperwork that had already been done, the response given was that leadership had no idea what happened to it. Corners appeared to be continually cut with daily/weekly tasks such laundering and showering of my loved one and finger pointing was plentiful among the staff when questioned about the status of completing these tasks. Personal belongings and hygiene articles also started to disappear from my loved ones apartment yet, when I reported this to leadership, little to no action was taken. Staff members were also observed laughing at and/or making derogatory comments about residents who were experiencing confusion or difficulty. And, these same employees had been seen (on more than one occasion) telling residents to 'shut up'. The list of gaps is much longer than I can outline in this review, however, I'm sure that you get the point. And, while the new executive director (this is the fourth person in this role since 2016), appears to have a desire to improve the community, the gaps are too significant within the assisted living side to be a viable option for anyone. There are too many other options out there that offer better care at comparable or a more competitive price than Andara. Speaking from personal experience, I suggest that you DO NOT consider Andara Assisted Living (under any circumstance) as an option for your loved one. It will only bring ongoing headaches and work on your part. And, your loved one(s) will incur the most impact from the numerous inconsistencies and gaps.

  • Keep your loved one away from assisted living!!!

    The "space" is lovely. The food fairly good. Most of the dining staff and front desk are very nice and effective. Some, even terrific. Now, that that's out of the way, let me explain why under NO circumstances should you EVER leave your loved one with these people. They have NO intention of being truthful about the quality of care your loved one will receive. My father moved here in August '17. Neglect was rampant. The management is incredibly defensive, condescending, narcissistic and worse. With them knowing I was his primary family contact (and lived out of state), they didn't even notify me when he went to the hospital (TWO of the three times). Their former ED, [name removed], is simply dishonest...at best. My dad was in rehab for a month...while he was paying the full tab, including for housekeeping. I sent someone into his room three weeks after he'd been gone...and they found all sorts of mold growing in his fridge, the apartment was so smelly, they had to open the windows and leave. I shared with this [name removed], director of health & wellness...and she tells me her staff checked and the room was “spotless and it smells good.” ARE YOU KIDDING?! OH, two days before my dad was to return to [name removed] from rehab, [name removed]and another staff member came for a visit (after Advanced Healthcare of Scottsdale (a great place) had been requesting that visit for more than a week). Later that evening...a Wed., I get a legal eviction for my dad. 14-day notice. Guess what, you NEVER send your loved one back to a place like this after they've evicted you. They'll be even further neglected. He was supposed to return 1.5 days later. This is just one story of how they run their business. The parent company? Doesn't even list an address or phone number. Just a contact form. That should tell you a lot. AVOID THIS PLACE...AND IF YOU END UP CONSIDERING A PLACE [name removed] IS WORKING AT, DO NOT SEND YOUR LOVED ONE THERE.

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    Keep your loved one away from assisted living!!!

    The "space" is lovely. The food fairly good. Most of the dining staff and front desk are very nice and effective. Some, even terrific. Now, that that's out of the way, let me explain why under NO circumstances should you EVER leave your loved one with these people. They have NO intention of being truthful about the quality of care your loved one will receive. My father moved here in August '17. Neglect was rampant. The management is incredibly defensive, condescending, narcissistic and worse. With them knowing I was his primary family contact (and lived out of state), they didn't even notify me when he went to the hospital (TWO of the three times). Their former ED, [name removed], is simply dishonest...at best. My dad was in rehab for a month...while he was paying the full tab, including for housekeeping. I sent someone into his room three weeks after he'd been gone...and they found all sorts of mold growing in his fridge, the apartment was so smelly, they had to open the windows and leave. I shared with this [name removed], director of health & wellness...and she tells me her staff checked and the room was “spotless and it smells good.” ARE YOU KIDDING?! OH, two days before my dad was to return to [name removed] from rehab, [name removed]and another staff member came for a visit (after Advanced Healthcare of Scottsdale (a great place) had been requesting that visit for more than a week). Later that evening...a Wed., I get a legal eviction for my dad. 14-day notice. Guess what, you NEVER send your loved one back to a place like this after they've evicted you. They'll be even further neglected. He was supposed to return 1.5 days later. This is just one story of how they run their business. The parent company? Doesn't even list an address or phone number. Just a contact form. That should tell you a lot. AVOID THIS PLACE...AND IF YOU END UP CONSIDERING A PLACE [name removed] IS WORKING AT, DO NOT SEND YOUR LOVED ONE THERE.

  • Very nice place. We didn’t like the art decor. The apartments are a nice size with nice appliances. It’s a possibility but not our first choice.

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    Very nice place. We didn’t like the art decor. The apartments are a nice size with nice appliances. It’s a possibility but not our first choice.

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    • Andara Amenities

      • Devotional Services Onsite
      • Outdoor Common Areas
      • Activities Offsite
      • Beautician Onsite
      • Indoor Common Areas
      • Vegetarian
      • Meals Provided
      • Swimming Pool / Hot Tub
      • Devotional Services Offsite
      • Activities Onsite

    Senior Housing Types Provided at Andara

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      • Assisted Living
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