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Desert Springs

30 West Lambert Lane, Oro Valley, AZ 85737

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Lou - Toured community
5.0
Caring and informative

Visited Desert Springs in Oro valley to inquire about a place for my mom. Met [name removed] who greeted me and showed me around. She was very caring, helpful, and informative. The place is very nice as was the staff. Signed a contract for an apartment for my mom but as time got close it was determined she would need 24/7 care. So I had to change plans and put my mom in a nursing home. [Name removed] was very understanding and only wished for the best outcome. I appreciate her caring. I recommend Desert Springs highly.... Read more

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About the community Desert Springs

Unique to Independent Living Communities, Desert Springs has on-site Managers 24/7, emergency call systems in every apartment and emergency pendant (optional with small annual fee).

Senior Living Options Offered

Independent Living
Independent Living
Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

Pricing for Desert Springs

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Amenities at Desert Springs

Health Care Services

Staffing & ancillary services

Podiatrist

Meals & Dining

Meals Provided
Guest Meals
Professional Chef
Restaurant Style Dining

Room Amenities

Wheelchair Accessible Showers
Bath Tubs
Kitchenette
Private patio, deck, or balcony
Handicap Accessible
Cable or Satellite TV

Community Amenities

Transporation & parking

Resident Parking Available
Complimentary Transportation
Property Convenient to Public Transit
Uncovered Parking

Common areas

Outdoor Common Areas
Indoor Common Areas
Indoor Atrium
Beauty Salon

Services

Beautician
Housekeeping

Recreational areas

Swimming Pool
Billiards Lounge
Fitness Center
Movie or Theater Room

Pets

Cats Allowed
Dogs Allowed

Primary language spoken by staff

English

On-site dining options

Private Dining Room

Activities

Cooking Classes
Day Trips and Outings
Happy Hour
Live Musical Performances

Reviews for Desert Springs

4.4

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4.5

Care services

4.3

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5.0

Meals & dining

5.0

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4.4

Value for cost

4.4

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5.0
August 20, 2021
Lou - Toured community
Caring and informative

Visited Desert Springs in Oro valley to inquire about a place for my mom. Met [name removed] who greeted me and showed me around. She was very caring, helpful, and informative. The place is very nice as was the staff. Signed a contract for an apartment for my mom but as time got close it was determined she would need 24/7 care. So I had to change plans and put my mom in a nursing home. [Name removed] was very understanding and only wished for the best outcome. I appreciate her caring. I recommend Desert Springs highly.


5.0
March 25, 2021
anonymous - Child of resident/client
A Great Independent Living Community

Desert Springs is a very nice place. We found it very easy to work with them as far as moving in and out. Even in independent living, they would always gladly check on my loved one. They were very helpful. After a hospital stay, they were bringing all his meals and checking in on him, which is above and beyond what an independent living does. It seems like they offered quite a few activities even with Covid going on. The grounds were always spotless.


5.0
February 18, 2019
Larry and Candy - Resident/client
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Review of Desert Springs

We investigated, visited and toured several communities when deciding to move to a retirement community. Desert Springs had more to offer, by far, of what we were looking for, ie, separate and private living area (such as a casita), 3 tasty meals each day, attractive architecture, tastefully and artfully decorated interior, well maintained community and adequate staffing in all areas, the pricing for Desert Springs is very reasonable and competitive with only a month to month commitment. As essential "must"have" is skilled, capable, caring and professional management staff - this is a key element for any retirement community and it is a "shining star" area for Desert Springs as the management team is truly outstanding. We highly recommend Desert Springs as an outstanding, active and well maintained retirement community.


5.0
February 18, 2019
Mildred - Resident/client
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Review of Desert Springs

When my husband and I decided we needed to slow down and move into some kind of retirement home, we visited several in our community. This one seemed very good. We have great managers and lots of fun activities to keep us from just sitting in our room. I would say it is the best place to retire and start the next phase of your life!


5.0
February 18, 2019
Payton Davies - Resident/client
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Review of Desert Springs

I am very impressed with Desert Springs. It is the best independent living facility that I have seen. The staff is excellent - they work so well together. Lunch was wonderful. And they have a lively group of people playing songs


5.0
February 18, 2019
Rudy and Kay - Resident/client
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Review of Desert Springs

Living here for 7+ years. Food good and plentiful. Current management very good and attentive. Did have some issues over a year ago but were solved. Lots of activities daily if you are bored get up and participate! Would recommend it (and have!) to others!


5.0
February 18, 2019
Herbert Roth - Resident/client

Great place. Everything is very convenient. Great food, Never run out of hot water. Housekeeping - excellent Laundry room - always available.


4.0
February 18, 2019
Eugene Malik - Resident/client
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Review of Desert Springs

Food is delicious, a lot of activities to keep you busy, great movies, great management


4.5
February 18, 2019
Donna - Resident/client
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Review of Desert Springs

The management staff is examplary! After several false starts we now have the best. The food has improved so much it is hard to believe. My only suggestion would be that the regional/local managers occasionally walk the property and note areas that need/will need repair before the problem becomes worse/more expensive. Windows need washing


5.0
February 18, 2019
Ardelle - Resident/client
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Review of Desert Springs

I have enjoyed living at Desert Springs. Meeting new people who are kind and caring make it a pleasant experience. The management pulls us all together going in the right direction to make happy times. Desert Springs is the very best in retirement living.


4.0
February 18, 2019
Don Weber - Resident/client
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Review of Desert Springs

After my wife passed away in 2014, I soon found out that I needed to live with others and not by myself. Desert Springs with its apartments, meal schedule, activities and caring attitude fit what I needed. Now it has been hour years and as long as I can afford it, I will stay here.


5.0
January 18, 2019
Dale & Jackie Alger - Resident/client
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All You Could Want and More

January 2019 Three and a half months ago we moved to Desert Springs in Oro Valley, Arizona. It didn’t take long for us to feel welcome and that this was where we belonged. Our two bedroom/two bath apartment has views of mountains, sunrises and sunsets. Everyone is friendly: the residents, managers, kitchen staff, and help. Activities are plentiful with an inspirational activity director. It includes a pool, a theatre for movies and a beautiful dining room. All three meals are included with the monthly cost, even the unusual choice of vegan food. Desert Springs is the only vegan-friendly facility we found. In fact, the managers actively cater to vegetarians and vegans, while striving to prepare more nutritious health options for all residents. Chef [Name removed] is outstanding. Contact them for a visit and a delicious dinner. You’ll be glad you did.


4.0
November 10, 2018
anonymous - Resident/client

We moved here 2 months ago and found Desert Spring very friendly, healthy and willing to make you comfortable in your new home. The people here seem to be very friendly as well. The surroundings look very good and look like the building is very new. Even though we have be been here a short time, we feel our surrounds are very open for us and we are happy we live here we feel this is our home.


5.0
November 10, 2018
Barbara - Loved one of resident/client
Almost Like Home

Staff is very accommodating and accessible. They treat everyone like family. The place feels clean and homey. I love that staff lives on sight and are there for emergencies24/7. The food is tasty. There are plenty of activities that there should be something that appeals to everyone. My mother-in-law loves her exercise class!


5.0
October 15, 2018
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Desert Springs - the place to live

My family lives here and I cannot say enough about how friendly the staff is especially the management. Great care is taken to make sure my family is safe. There are a lot of activities, something for everyone. Wonderful crafts, card making, chair Yoga and a real movie theater with fresh made popcorn Food is great, it has made a vast improvement since my family moved in, plenty of options and looks good and tastes even better! If my family needs help we can get it from service there at the community as well as hire our own.


2.0
May 25, 2018
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Need Much Improvement

My family member has lived here for about five years and I've noticed a steady decline in all aspects of the facility. The main point has to do with the current management team; many of them seem to have an 'attitude' - dismissive, condescending, almost unfriendly. Have heard some of the residents express very similar interactions, support staff usually get higher marks for willingness to please and be of service.


3.0
May 2, 2018
anonymous - Toured community

Up in Oro Valley. No in-home care onsite. Can wear a necklace for $100/year. Seemed homey. Only a few studios for $2095.


5.0
June 23, 2016
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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A Beautiful Casita

We are doing fine here, it a nice community. We have a lovely casita. It is a very well-kept community. The staff is wonderful, they are very understanding and accommodating. There are activities offered for us to try when we are ready. We are very pleased with the food. Everything is working out very well and I would recommend it.


4.5
April 10, 2016
K7MAP - Toured community

This place is very up-beat and positive feeling!


5.0
February 28, 2016
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client

Great!


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