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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.
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.
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.
Questions about operation of 2nd shift and weekend when management is not around. On the whole, staff is very efficient with residents, kitchen is clean as are the restrooms. I'm very fond of management as they act on many questions/complaints
3420 W Angela Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85053
13620 N. 55th Avenue 3rd Floor, Glendale, AZ 85304
5910 W Northern Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301
4101 W Hartford Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85308
2641 W. Union Hills Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85027
4123 N 21st Street, Phoenix, AZ 85016
11051 N 44th Court, Phoenix, AZ 85028
6016 W Glenn Dr, Glendale, AZ 85301
420 W. Sequoia Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85027
4801 E Beryl Avenue, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
18046 N 42nd Drive, Glendale, AZ 85308
11811 N Tatum Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028
2941 N 14th St 623-670-1909cell, Phoenix, AZ 85014
4545 N Maryvale Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85031
5125 N 58th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301
2935 N 18th Pl, Phoenix, AZ 85016
16211 N 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032
5861 West Beverly Lane, Glendale, AZ 85306-1804
Marriott's Village Oaks at Glendale offers assisted living for seniors in a warm and comfortable environment without being formal. A single story design makes it easier for residents to navigate and find their way. At Village Oaks, we have created Companion Living® to encourage our seniors to...
1007 W Mohawk Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85027
6710 E. Fanfol Dr., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Assisted Long-Term Care?The Paradise Assisted Living Home & Adagio CareWhen your loved one is no longer able to live alone, The Paradise Assisted Living Home is a place where they will be well cared for, engaged, and prayed for. Our on-call licensed nurses are available as needed with...
6021 E. Lincoln Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
4810 E Hummingbird Ln, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
6108 W Paradise Lane, Glendale, AZ 85306
5431 E Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
7180 W Flynn Lane, Glendale, AZ 85303
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.
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.
Arizona Department of Health Services
150 N. 18th Ave.
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
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.
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 Legacy Village of Salt River 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 4,858 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.
Unites States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran status (S2101) [Data set]. American Community Survey.
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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