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If you’re considering moving your loved one into a Phoenix nursing home, our senior living advisors can help. The term “nursing home” is often used interchangeably with assisted living or other senior housing options; but a nursing home is a skilled nursing facility for individuals with serious, debilitating short- or long-term health issues. So even the best nursing homes in Phoenix, AZ may not be right for seniors who don’t require round-the-clock care.
We can help you determine if a skilled nursing facility in Phoenix or another care type is right for you. Browse 133 senior living options near you to see the variety available, or contact us to learn more about elderly homes in Phoenix.
We are also serving Nursing Homes facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like Biltmore, Grand and Ahwatukee.
You may also consider nearby communities such as Glendale, El Mirage or Paradise Valley.
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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 called often. Housekeeping was great and her room was always very clean and smelled good. The food seemed ok. I would recommend them to family and friends.
The staff are friendly and always willing to take a call, and I think the community is worth taking a look at. I would recommend this community to others.
My husband has been in residence for one year and I have been there almost every night to sit with him and put him to bed. For the last 11 weeks I have not been able to be with him and at first I thought know one could take my place. I do Skype him twice a day and he is very happy. I watch the back images and I see the wonderful staff showing love to the men and women in their care. They have done things they have never done before, like cutting hair, and I must say doing a very good job. The live music is still a big part and is happening due to technology. This is a loving place and also a happy place. They do not sit around all day but are active and having fun. They are safe due to the caring staff. We are kept up every night with the activities and are kept informed of their health situation. Thank you to all the loving staff.
4475 East Knox Road, Phoenix, AZ 85044
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 -...
My family and loved one had a great experience with Mountain Park. The staff are attentive in their care and support of your loved one. The residents and staff are friendly. There are activities to engage...
1739 W Myrtle Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85021
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...
Everyone is very friendly and know the residents names. They have a ton of activities and that's great for my mom, because she is very social. They have various shows from outside people, bingo, raffles,...
3200 E Glenrosa Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85018
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...
This has been a positive experience for my loved one and family. The way the staff care for my loved one, ambiance, and the food have made it a good experience for us. I'm not seeing my loved one...
5401 W Dailey St, Glendale, AZ 85306
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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...
Like apartment space. Nice area to walk halls room to a do a mile or whatever distance. Love outside area ponds grass ducks turtles. Only do diabetic diets. I have friends with other special diet need!!!!...
13822 South 46th Place, Phoenix, AZ 85044
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...
We picked this community,because there's a certain atmosphere, it was like a familiy, and they were really genuine. They care about my family member. They a have trained chef. My first meal, included egg...
2802 East Juniper Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85032
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...
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...
1920 W Alameda Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85085
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...
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.
16621 North 38th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032
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...
In July, I unexpectedly was thrown into the world of memory care assisted living, and for those people who have had to experience this, it can be greatly overwhelming from the hospital to the behavioral...
15436 North 64th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
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...
My wife and I have lived here over a year and a half and love it. The caregivers, waitstaff, nursing staff and [name removed] (activities) are all great.
6250 North 19th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85015
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...
Beautiful and modern inside, lots of activities, excellent food. Staff is friendly, approachable, and management is very present in the community. I felt they were very careful and thorough in assessing our...
2002 W Sunnyside Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85029
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...
The staff is like family. They are wonderful - from management, to housekeeping, to maintenance, to the kitchen staff and servers. Everybody acts like we belong to them. The food could use little bit of...
5861 West Beverly Lane, Glendale, AZ 85306
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...
My mom has been at Brookdale for several months now, and I cannot be happier with her care! They go beyond with all of the activities and keep her happy and entertained. She is clean and well cared for. And...
13240 North Tatum Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85032
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...
What we really like about the Brookdale Central community is the friendliness of the people there. It has a very positive cultural atmosphere to it with all the residents living there - that can really make...
20221 N 29th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85027
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...
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
5560 E Deer Valley Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85054
After searching for the past year and a half for the perfect place to make our retirement move, my wife [name removed] and I finally found Manor Village and we knew immediately that we had found our niche. ...
5330 W. Union Hills Dr., Glendale, AZ 85308
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...
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...
302 E. Maryland Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85018
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.
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...
20240 N 78th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85308
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...
Inspira Arrowhead is excellent, we have been very pleased with our experience. The staff are extremely compassionate. It has been a great fit for my father-in-law. He loves the food, he says that has been...
8611 N 67th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85302
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Glencroft is an assisted living community located in the city of Glendale, Arizona in the county of Maricopa. Glendale is a city that is absolutely filled with both natural and architectural beauty. Glendale homes magnify the natural beauty of the desert landscape that surrounds the area. Nearby...
My loved one is a resident at Glencroft and it's been great. They have good quality meals with daily specials and 2 restaurants on site. The staff was really good at explaining everything before moving in...
6735 W Golden Ln, Peoria, AZ 85345
I was very grateful for how efficiently we were able to get my mom settled on short notice. The staff has been great. Staff communicated could improve a bit. I do think communication could improve. I...
7370 East Gold Dust Avenue, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
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....
Things that stand out to us about this facility: Safety/Security (front door is secured with alarm) and all guests sign in and get name tags, friendliness, feels like a family, pleasantly decorated, Holiday...
13840 N Desert Harbor Dr, Peoria, AZ 85381
The Forum at Desert Harbor is located on the shore of Desert Harbor Lake, with beautiful views of the surrounding waterfront. We are just around the corner from picturesque Sun City, and minutes from the 101 Loop access to Phoenix and the airport. We pride ourselves in our continued effort to...
They have lots of activities. We picked this community because, everything is one building, it's a beautiful place with a lake. They have really good meals, compared to restaurant food. The staff that gave...
7001 E Mountain View Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Barton House is an Alzheimer's memory care community located in Scottsdale, Arizona in Maricopa county. Seniors that enjoy golf love living at Barton House, due to Orange Tree Golf Resort, Gainey Ranch Golf Club, and McCormick Ranch Golf Club all being within a short distance of the community....
What we really like about Barton House is that it is not a "big facility" it feels much more homelike. The rooms have very large backyard patios that are easily accessible. Based on the experience we have...
4050 East Bluefield Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85032
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....
We picked this community, because I visited two places. Desert Ridge is bright and cheery. I would recommend Desert Ridge. I am concerned the elevator has needed to be repaired a few times. Also, how the...
10401 N 79th Ave, Peoria, AZ 85345
We are a unique, memory care community located in Peoria. Fairmont Village offers a family style environment that provides comfort to individuals with memory loss. With an emphasis on the safety and security of our residents, Fairmont Village supports residents to live the day to day routines of...
I would definitely recommend them. They were very easy to work with, including their admittance person [name removed], and even in the heart of Covid. When I was reading reviews to help me make my...
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.
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. Phoenix residential care homes, which provide assisted living-like care in a small, residential home setting, cost an average of $3,895 per month. These monthly costs reflect not only room and board, but a total that includes fees and care services.
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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 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:
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.
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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.
Vaccinations. Residents and staff members are encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and boosters should be available to all residents.
Masking. While staff members are required to wear masks while in the facility, residents and visitors are encouraged to do so.
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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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. 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. 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 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.
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.
St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center is also nationally recognized for its geriatric care and its neurology and neurosurgery departments.
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.
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.
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Fountain Hills, Legacy Retirement Residence of Mesa and The Groves by Senior Lifestyle 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 4,575 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.
A Place for Mom. (2022). A Place for Mom proprietary data.
Genworth. (2021). Cost of care survey.
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United State Census Bureau. (2021). Population estimates (V2021): Phoenix city [Data set]. QuickFacts.
United State Census Bureau. (2021). Population estimates (V2021): Paradise Valley town [Data set]. QuickFacts.
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