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The term “nursing home” is often used as a general term for senior living communities, but a nursing home is actually a specific type of care facility staffed with medical professionals who provide 24/7 skilled nursing services. Usually, only seniors with the most serious medical needs choose traditional, standalone nursing homes. If your loved one does not require that level of care, one of the assisted living or memory care options outlined below may be a better fit for your needs. A number of the facilities included below also happen to offer on-site skilled nursing services for residents who have or develop rehabilitation or recovery needs.

Regardless of the type of senior care you’re looking for, you’re likely to find a good fit in Phoenix. With warm weather all year, a high number of 75+ seniors, and a generous state Medicaid program, Phoenix is one of the top senior living markets in the United States. Within a 10-mile radius of Phoenix city center, A Place for Mom partners with 157 communities.

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Staff is very friendly and accommodating. I think they're a little short-staffed right now, but so is everywhere else. Housekeeping seems pretty good, other than she's been without toilet paper once or...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Home Sweet HomeOur assisted living and memory care community in Glendale, Arizona doesn’t require you to choose between independence and assistance. We think you deserve both, which is our community is made up of offer cozy apartment homes that give you the freedom of independent living combined...
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11 Video available
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55 Floor plans available
9.5
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72 reviews
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My ex-spouse (for whom I serve as healthcare POA), has been a memory care resident with Pacifica at Paradise Valley for a year and a half. From our initial visit, through the creation of his care plan,...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
We offer a distinctive approach to specialized memory care and assisted living, which builds on already more than ten years of dedicated service. Our grounds are beautifully manicured and maintained with walking paths, shaded seating areas, and views for enjoying the outdoors and seating areas...
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The place is well run and very nice. I feel comfortable leaving my wife there. It is a little pricey, but generally first-class. They really seem to operate as a caring family. It's definitely a place...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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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Our family needed to relocate my father from his own condo and find a place near me in Phoenix. The moment I walked in and met the director of sales [name removed] and nurses [names removed]. It was the...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Home Sweet HomeAre you ready to redefine independence? If so, our assisted living and memory care community in Scottsdale, Arizona is ready to welcome you with open arms. You’ll find that once you let go of the cumbersome chores like home maintenance and cleaning, you will have ample time to...
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66 Floor plans available
9.3
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It's a happy place that I enjoy visiting. I feel good about my dad being there. The 2 bedroom apartment was perfect for mom & dad, and the one bedroom is perfect for dad now.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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.
The Palazzo is a full Continuing Care Community offering Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing. At The Palazzo, we are able to cater to your needs whether you are looking for independence in an environment with social activities, wonderful meals, housekeeping and...
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My experience has been extremely positive. The minute you walk in the door you are met with friendly faces...which is the overall culture of the community. Staff is attentive, caring and kind. Administrative...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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.
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My loved one is a resident at Hawthorn Court at Ahwatukee. I have been very impressed with Hawthorn and their staff. I would recommend them to anyone who needed Memory Care.
Provides: Memory Care
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Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Nestled in Phoenix's Ahwatukee Foothills directly adjacent to Thomas Davis Medical Center, Hawthorn Court was specifically-designed to meet its residents' unique requirements and desires. Rustic, ranch-style architecture offers engaging, stress-free stimulation. Roomy suites set amidst inviting...
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9.0
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Ive lived in two other senior living communities before this and this is by far nicest one. I only wish my wife was still alive to be here and enjoy it with me. I really love it here! I highly recommend it...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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.
Nestled in the heart of an established, quiet neighborhood on a 22-acre campus in North Scottsdale, Pueblo Norte Senior Living Community offers a unique blend of residential and health care services that have provided a continuum of care to area seniors for almost 30 years. A large number of our...
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Staff is very caring very accommodating for special needs and always available to help. They're also very encouraging the resident I feel it could be more nutrition based foods, like more fresh veggies and...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
At Avamere at Phoenix we're here to help you feel comfortable so you can focus on what's most important in your life. As part of the Avamere family of companies, we proudly offer assisted living and memory care services as we have more than 25 years. Many of our team members have been with us for...
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11 Video available
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I hope you would also consider doing a survey with the residents as they are the best judge of what you are asking. I haven't eaten there and therefore, I don't have an opinion of the food. I don't...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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.
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 -...
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Photo of Thunderbird Senior Living
11 Video available
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1616 Floor plans available
8.9
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128 reviews
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128 reviews
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Couldn't have asked for a better place for my mom. Administrative staff were so helpful throughout the whole process. Especially important as I live in New York State and trying to coordinate things long...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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.
When you think of retirement living, what do you see? If cookie-cutter apartments, quiet hallways, bland food and stereotypical activities come to mind, then think again. Over twenty years of experience have taught us that today's seniors want more choices and are leading a more active lifestyle...
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Great place and take very good care of our father. Great food and staff and outstanding price for our father that does not have a lot of money. Very clean and communicates with us very well if any issues...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Arizona Desert Falls is where your family is our family. We specialize in providing the best care available for those individuals on a fixed income or budget. We encourage you to visit our facebook page @azdesertfallsassistedliving to see pictures of different events we have put on for our...
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8.8
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Brookdale has surpassed my expectations! Staff members are knowledgeable, gentle, patient, and very much involved in the day-to-day care and experiments of the members of the memory care unit. There are many...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
At our independent, assisted living and memory care community in Phoenix, Arizona, you can enjoy all the comforts of retirement without the burdens of home ownership, cleaning, cooking, and more. Instead of wasting your energy on the responsibilities you’ve carried for decades, you can wake up...
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14 reviews
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We truly love this place. It's relatively new, contemporary in decor, super clean, stellar food quality, very friendly staff. It gives a 5 star hotel experience. The perfect place! Room layout was best;...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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.
Inspira Arrowhead will be a state of the art senior living community with Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care resident options. Inspira Arrowhead will be located in a campus environment including restaurants such as Kneader’s Bakery and Starbucks, The Church of Joy and a future...
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8.6
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Mom has felt so free and welcomed since she moved in. Her family notice that she is SO HAPPY (which eases our mind, some of us not being in close proximity to her)! Even her guests notice how friendly...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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.
At Fellowship Square Phoenix, we offer the full continuum of senior living options, all on one campus: Independent and Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Skilled Nursing. We also provide Supportive Services, Medicare-certified Home Health, Outpatient Rehab, and Physical Therapy. Our Outpatient...
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We moved my mom in last year and she was well taken care of. We moved her (and us) to Texas, but we would return to Clarendale if we move back.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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.
Irresistibly located in the Arcadia area of the Camelback Corridor, Clarendale Arcadia offers “connected living”—a vibrant life near family, friends and everything that matters to residents.You’re just down the street from fine dining at Tomaso's, Tarbell's, Hillstone, and The Gladly, plus...
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Fortunately, my friend is social enough to make friends. That’s the best attribute of Brookdale: staff and fellow residents are kind. Food, activities, cleanliness, and room space meet our standards. They...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
These Are The Best YearsThe seniors you see here may be part of our assisted living and memory care community in Phoenix, but we like to think of them as family. Each and every person who walks through our door is an individual with a unique story and background, and a host of personal interests....
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30 reviews
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The Deer Valley Senior Living community is very clean and the staff members are very responsive, based on our experience so far we would recommend them to other families
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Deer Valley Senior Living is a NEW property located conveniently off the 101 loop in Phoenix with close proximity to Hospitals, health care services, churches, shopping and Corporate businesses. Our Community will include 104 assisted living units and 15 memory care units including 3 companion...
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My Mom became a resident of Terra Pointe in [date removed]. When we began this difficult journey, we were overwhelmed and emotional. Then we had our tour with [name removed], and she instantly made us feel...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Terra Pointe Memory Care was built with one idea in mind: to offer the best care in the safest environment possible for those suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's. Our purpose-built community is secure and specialized for those who require memory care, and our staff is onsite 24/7 to provide...
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On [date removed] My wife and I were given the seemingly impossible task of finding a place for dad. We were lost at sea! [name removed] became our guiding light and heroically stepped up and showed us how...
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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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8.0
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They have been wonderful to work with, and we are very happy with our decision to move our family members into The Retreat at Alameda.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
At The Retreat at Alameda, our residents have all of the comforts of home with all of the care and security they need. We are a new build community, now open to accept residents. Conveniently located on 19th Ave, just south of Happy Valley Road in the Norterra area, we will be offering 72...
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Clearwater is excellent. The staff is highly trained and they provide caring service. Really caring service. The whole facility is bright and modern. It has a comfortable atmosphere throughout. All the...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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.
When you choose Clearwater Mayo Blvd in Phoenix, Arizona, you’re choosing the best possible life for yourself or your loved one. This senior living community isn’t just a welcoming home – it’s practically a whole neighborhood by itself. You’ll enjoy a host of resort-style services and amenities,...
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8.0
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14 reviews
8.0
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14 reviews
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Friendly residents who make you feel welcomed. Lots of activities, but I prefer not to participate in most. Beautiful setting.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Clearwater Ahwatukee offers you a warm and welcoming senior living experience with luxurious services and amenities that put it a cut above the rest. You’ll feel at home right away with our friendly staff and residents, bright and spacious apartments, and community perks like a saltwater pool and...
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9.9
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69 reviews
9.9
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69 reviews
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Please look at the years that the staff have been working at the facility. This shows the dedication and care that the facility not only has for its residents but the staff as well. I would absolutely...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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....
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9.6
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14 reviews
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14 reviews
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They are very polite and they call the residents by name, so they really take the time to get to know the residents. The apartment sizes are very nice. There are many great amenities provided for the...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
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What families are saying about nursing homes in Phoenix

Recent reviews for nursing homes in Phoenix

The Springs of Scottsdale

4.4
Mom had to go to the hospital. Staff called us kids with an update on what they knew, where she went etc. We were very thankful for staff staying in touch with us through that situation. Nice facility at a reasonable price. Not the newest or biggest, but good food and mom is making new friends.

Brookdale Trail Ridge in Sun City West, AZ

4.3
The facility was a good place. It was very clean. The staff wasn't extremely friendly at first, but they warmed up to us. Mom was a tough cookie, but they got to know her and took good care of her. We were very happy with the care she received here. Communication with the family was good, they ...
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Brookdale North Mesa

5.0
The care is very good. Staff are very patient with residents. The staff takes the time to understand the loved ones needs. As an out of state daughter, anytime I called to talk to my dad, the staff would get him to talk to me. I thought that was great. Thank you so much for caring for my dad!

Costs of Phoenix nursing homes

Nursing homes — also known as skilled nursing facilities — tend to be considerably more expensive than assisted living because they offer round-the-clock medical care. According to Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey, the average monthly cost of a private room in a Phoenix skilled nursing facility is $7,908, which is almost twice as much as an assisted living or memory care community.[02]

Overall, Phoenix senior living costs tend to reflect the national average. According to A Place for Mom’s 2022 proprietary data from partner communities in Phoenix, memory care is one of the most expensive options at $4,084 per month, with assisted living following at $4,080 per month.[01] Phoenix residential care homes, which provide assisted living-like care in a small, residential home setting, cost an average of $3,895 per month.[01] These monthly costs reflect not only room and board, but a total that includes fees and care services.

Average monthly cost of Nursing Homes in Phoenix, AZ vs. nearby cities

Phoenix, AZ
$4,672/mo
$4,686/mo

Average monthly cost of Nursing Homes in Phoenix, AZ vs. the state and national average

Phoenix, AZ
$4,672/mo
$4,504/mo
U.S. national average
$4,858/mo

Average monthly cost of Nursing Homes in Phoenix vs. other types of senior living

$4,672/mo
Nursing Homes
$4,672/mo

Median monthly costs of Nursing Homes in Phoenix, AZ by room type

Semi-Private
$4,904/mo
Studio
$5,329/mo
1 Bedroom
$5,732/mo
2 Bedroom
$6,124/mo
Detached Cottage/Bungalow
$3,852/mo

Average cost of Nursing Homes in Phoenix over time

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How to pay for nursing homes in Phoenix

Most seniors and their families pay for nursing homes or skilled nursing services using a mix of private funds and public assistance. Public aid almost always includes Medicare or Medicaid, but it can also include veterans benefits. Smart planning is key to keeping senior care within reach for you or your loved one. Here, you’ll find an overview of the private and public methods to pay for senior living in Phoenix.

Private pay options

Private funds are often built up over a lifetime, and many families use more than one private resource to fund their senior living costs. Life insurance and long-term care insurance policies vary, so it’s a good idea to check with your policy provider directly to make sure you know exactly what your plan covers. Some people choose to sell their policies for a lump sum that they can then apply towards their long-term care, although whether or not this is possible depends on the individual policy.

In addition to your savings and income, the following are some of the most common private funding options:

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VA nursing home and assisted living benefits in Phoenix

Arizona has one of the highest number of veterans in the United States, most of which is focused around Phoenix. Any Arizona veteran eligible for the VA Survivors Pension may be eligible for the VA Aid and Attendance benefit or Housebound allowance. Both can be added to a VA Pension to help cover costs related to long-term care, though a veteran can only receive one benefit at a time.

The Aid and Attendance benefit can cover long-term care in any of the following types of facilities: a State Veterans Home, private assisted living community, memory care community, or nursing home. In contrast, the Housebound benefit covers care received within the veteran’s personal home through a home care agency.

Arizona state-run veterans home

The Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services has a state-run nursing facility for local veterans and their spouses in need of skilled nursing. To qualify, a veteran or their spouse must have a physician determine a need for skilled nursing care. These nursing facilities accept both Medicare and Medicaid, and the VA Aid and Attendance benefit can also be used to cover care in this facility.

VA benefits counseling

Veterans and their families can access local benefits counseling through the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services. You can also get a comprehensive overview of how these different VA benefits can apply to long-term senior care in our veterans benefits guide.

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Number of veterans in Phoenix

Percentage of Phoenix veterans over the age of 65

Additional resources for Phoenix veterans

3839 N. Third St.
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Phone: 602-255-3373

333 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

4141 N. Silvestre Herrera Way
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Phone: 602-248-1550

Medicaid for skilled nursing homes in Phoenix

Arizona is a leader in Medicaid reform, with one of the most generous and organized Medicaid programs in the country. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services called Arizona’s Medicaid interventions a “groundbreaking effort.” Arizona’s Medicaid provider — the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) — is working to expand its services to address more social needs, like housing insecurity, to prevent related health problems.

The Arizona Long Term Care System, also known as ALTCS, is the Arizona health insurance plan for individuals who require nursing home or skilled nursing care. To qualify, people need to be 65 years or older and require medical or rehabilitative assistance. A registered nurse or social worker needs to officially determine a patient’s need for skilled nursing care. Income wise, qualifying individuals cannot exceed $2,000 in total financial resources, and their monthly income cannot exceed $2,523. This includes all savings and checking accounts, stocks and bonds, and a few other less common resources.

Once they qualify, a senior can then choose to receive this skilled nursing care in their home, in an assisted living community, or in a memory care facility. These Medicaid-covered skilled nursing, rehabilitative, or hospice care services can be provided through an in-home care agency or within a skilled nursing unit at an assisted living or memory care community.

Medicaid coverage without skilled nursing

For Arizona residents 65 years or older who don’t need skilled nursing services, the Arizona Health Cost Containment System, commonly referred to as AHCCCS, provides health insurance without monthly premiums to those who qualify. Individuals need to make under the gross monthly income limit, which is $1,133 for an individual and $1,526 for a couple.

Qualifying seniors in Phoenix can choose a plan that serves Maricopa County. Here is a list of available health insurance plans from AHCCCS that offer coverage in Maricopa County. All health plans on this list cover the same medical care, including the following services:

  • Doctor visits
  • Specialist referrals
  • Injections and immunizations
  • Prescriptions (unless you also have Medicare)
  • Labs and X-rays
  • Surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Dialysis
  • Dental, vision, and hearing care

Additional Phoenix resident Medicaid resources

801 E. Jefferson St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Phone: 602-417-4000

801 E. Jefferson Street, MD 3900
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Phone: 888-621-6880

Medicare for skilled nursing in Phoenix

Medicare covers only short-term, medically necessary costs. Anyone over 65 who paid Medicare taxes or who is married to someone who paid Medicare taxes is eligible for Medicare.

For qualified seniors, Medicare will cover three consecutive days of in-patient hospital care and short-term stays in nursing homes or skilled nursing units. Medicare-covered services in such nursing care facilities may include the following:

  • A semi-private room
  • Meals
  • Medical care
  • Medication administration
  • Ambulance services to the closest emergency facility
  • Therapies

In the first 20 days, Medicare recipients will pay nothing toward their nursing care. From days 20-100, recipients will pay up to a $200 copay every day, and after day 100, Medicare will no longer cover any services.

Medicare only pays for medically necessary services and will not pay for assisted living or memory care fees, like monthly rent. However, it may cover some medical services received while residing in assisted living or memory care community, as long as these services are short-term. Medicare does not cover the following:

  • Monthly rent for a long-term residential community
  • Long-term care (such as help with activities of daily living)
  • Dental and vision care
  • Routine physical exams
  • Hearing aids

To see if your care service or prescription is covered by Medicare, check this list.
To find out more about what Medicare services you can receive in Phoenix, you can dial 2-1-1, visit the Federal Medicare website, or contact your local Social Security office.

Related: Visit our complete guide to public pay options.

Phoenix resident Medicare resources

Prevent, detect, or report Medicare errors or fraud

Arizona SMP Helpline: 800-432-4040

Phoenix SSA offices

16241 N. Tatum Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Phone: 866-348-7855
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday, 9 a.m. – noon.

250 N. Seventh Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 866-964-4852
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday, 9 a.m. – noon.

Understand Arizona laws and regulations for nursing homes

Nursing homes or skilled nursing facilities are regulated by the federal government. This is because many of the services provided in a nursing home or skilled nursing unit can be covered with public assistance, like Medicaid or Medicare. Medicare.gov provides a public report card for every skilled nursing home and rehabilitative facility in the country.

In addition to meeting federal standards, skilling nursing facilities in Arizona are licensed and regulated through the Bureau of Long-Term Care Licensing. The Bureau releases a Consumer’s Guide to Nursing Homes, which has updated public data about skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in Arizona. Skilled nursing and rehab facilities on tribal land are exempt from these Arizona state licensing regulations.

Arizona has fairly strict state requirements for all of its senior care facilities, including nursing homes. For instance, Arizona recently passed legislation strengthening background checks for workers at skilled nursing facilities and other senior care communities. Arizona workers with felonies involving violence or fraud are now unable to work in these senior care facilities.

Arizona assisted living communities, board and care homes, and memory care facilities are licensed through the Bureau of Residential Licensing and go through yearly inspections as part of the licensing process. The results of these inspections are public on the Arizona Department of Health Services Residential Facilities Provider Search Form.

Resources

Arizona Department of Health Services
150 N. 18th Ave.
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Phone: 602-542-1025

COVID-19 regulations for skilled nursing homes in Phoenix

All long-term care facilities in Phoenix, including skilled nursing facilities, assisted living communities, and board and care homes, are required to follow the Arizona state guidelines to minimize the effects of COVID-19 on residents and staff members. These facilities also have to follow the federal guidelines from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services — commonly referred to as CMS — and allow all visitors regardless of vaccination status.

All long-term care facilities should have a COVID-19-positive wing to prevent the spread of the virus among the residents and staff members. Unvaccinated residents who are exposed to a positive case should quarantine, but vaccinated residents do not need to quarantine. All new residents and employees should be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 prior to entry.

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Vaccinations. Residents and staff members are encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and boosters should be available to all residents.

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Masking. While staff members are required to wear masks while in the facility, residents and visitors are encouraged to do so.

What to expect from Phoenix nursing homes and other senior care types

You can expect Phoenix to have plenty of great skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities. And for those who don’t need 24/7 medical care, Phoenix offers many options across all senior living environments. Explore local senior care communities, and discover what it’s like to live in Phoenix as a senior.

Nursing home or skilled nursing facility?

While “nursing homes” can be a general term for all senior living options, it technically refers to facilities that offer 24/7 skilled nursing care. These facilities are reserved for people under medical supervision who are either recovering from a surgery or an illness, are on hospice, or have a chronic medical condition. Most government agencies use the term “nursing home” for these specific facilities. This guide includes information about skilled nursing facilities to help you understand that care option, but the community listings you see featured here are assisted living or memory care communities that offer several levels of care and may also include skilled nursing units or wings.

Phoenix has many senior care options.

Phoenix has been on the cutting edge of senior living for decades, and this is reflected in its many senior living options. In the 10-mile radius from Phoenix city center, there are 166 senior living communities within A Place for Mom’s network alone. And, within a 15-mile radius, these numbers almost double.[01]

While there are traditional skilled nursing home settings with an institutional-like atmosphere, many seniors choose to receive their skilled nursing care while residing somewhere else. Skilled nursing services can be administered at an assisted living community, a memory care facility, a residential care home, or even at a private home through in-home care services. In fact, most seniors looking for long-term senior care don’t need the specialized, 24/7 medical care of skilled nursing facilities and are good candidates for assisted living or memory care instead. Thankfully, Phoenix has one of the highest concentrations of all senior care types in the nation.

Phoenix senior living can be tailored.

Because there are so many options across a range of prices, Phoenix seniors can expect to find tailored senior care within their budget. Residential care homes tend to be the least expensive option while still providing the same kind of care as assisted living or memory care communities. There are also plenty of larger communities for more socialite seniors. These luxury communities have all the perks and amenities, some are as expensive as $5,000 a month or more depending on the level of care a senior needs. Skilled nursing facilities are the most expensive levels of care and are usually needed by only a small fraction of seniors looking for long-term care.

Phoenix is an expanding senior haven.

This is in part because of the year-round sunny and warm weather and partially because a growing local economy brings in well-paid workers and their aging parents. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 11% of the 1,624,569 people living in Phoenix are over 65 years old.[04] However, in the suburbs surrounding Phoenix, such as Scottsdale, Glendale, Peoria, and Paradise Valley that number goes up even higher. In Paradise Valley, over 50% of the population is over 55 years old, and 13.4% is over 75.[05] The generous and well-established Arizona Medicaid program is also a draw for many seniors looking to fund their medical care.

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Phoenix residents who are 65+[04]
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Health care for seniors in Phoenix

Phoenix has a large number of healthcare providers in both the city proper and the surrounding suburbs. Many of them, such as the Mayo Clinic, are nationally ranked for geriatric care.

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Mayo Clinic — Phoenix

Mayo Clinic — Phoenix is one of the best hospitals in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report, and is ranked for 10 specialties. It is No. 13 in the nation for geriatric care.

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St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center

St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center is also nationally recognized for its geriatric care and its neurology and neurosurgery departments.

Transportation for seniors in Phoenix

While seniors in skilled nursing facilities do not need to travel for care, other more mobile seniors can use the local Senior Center Shuttle Program for $1. This program gives seniors living in participating senior care communities transportation to and from appointments and activities off site. Dial-a-Ride is another senior-friendly transportation option.

Seniors in assisted living or residential care homes tend to use the community’s complimentary transportation to get around. Because Phoenix has a low density despite its growing population, the urban sprawl requires most people to use a car for transportation. That is why many senior living communities or care homes will provide transportation services to their residents, sometimes with a small fee.

The Valley Metro Transit System, also known as Valley Metro, is the main regional train system, and it operates throughout most of the day and night. While Valley Metro is affordable, wait times tend to exceed twenty minutes, which can make using it as a transit system in the hot summer months uncomfortable and sometimes dangerous.

A senior woman on an outcrop looks out at the Arizona desert

Senior activities in Phoenix

Nursing home or skilled nursing residents can expect their entertainment to be brought to them. Local choirs, musicians, and artists serenade nursing home residents to lift the mood and bring in some good-natured fun. Therapy pets are also frequent visitors to nursing facilities.

Care home or assisted living communities will often plan day trips according to the interests of their residents, with transportation to local destinations provided throughout the vibrant city. Phoenix is known as the Valley of the Sun, so it’s unsurprising that many of the activities for seniors revolve around being outside.

Phoenix is a golf capital, and Papago Golf Course is one of the most popular courses for locals and tourists alike. During the cooler months, local seniors also enjoy taking peaceful walks around the century-old saguaro cacti in the Desert Botanical Garden or attending a peaceful tour or artistic exhibition at Taliesin West, a World Heritage Site and Sonoran desert home of the famed American architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Phoenix has plenty of indoor activities to choose from as well — from museums, like the Musical Instrument Museum, to restaurants (Mexican food and steakhouses are quintessential Phoenix culinary options). Other senior activity favorites include local spas, high-end shopping centers, and Vegas-style casinos. The largest casino in the area is Casino Arizona, with over 100,000 square feet of game space. Talking Stick Resort is a luxury hotel resort and casino with a theater and museum, holding one of the most renowned collections of Native American art in the country.

Frequently Asked Questions

Sunrise of Scottsdale, Palos Verdes Senior Living and McDowell Village are the top-rated Nursing Homes facilities near Phoenix, AZ. These Nursing Homes facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Nursing Homes in Phoenix is $4,672 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

References

  1. A Place for Mom. (2022). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  2. Genworth. (2021). Cost of care survey.

  3. Unites States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran status (S2101) [Data set]. American Community Survey.

  4. United State Census Bureau. (2021). Population estimates (V2021): Phoenix city [Data set]. QuickFacts.

  5. United State Census Bureau. (2021). Population estimates (V2021): Paradise Valley town [Data set]. QuickFacts. 

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1.

A Place for Mom. (2022). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

2.

Genworth. (2021). Cost of care survey.

3.

Unites States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran status (S2101) [Data set]. American Community Survey.

4.

United State Census Bureau. (2021). Population estimates (V2021): Phoenix city [Data set]. QuickFacts.

5.

United State Census Bureau. (2021). Population estimates (V2021): Paradise Valley town [Data set]. QuickFacts.