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It’s really no wonder why Scottsdale, Arizona, has made a name for itself as one of the best retirement locales in the United States. Scottsdale offers up its residents a host of attractive features: A pleasant, arid climate, panoramic views of the Sonoran Desert, world-class health care institutions, and a vibrant arts and cultural scene. This also means “the West’s Most Western Town” provides plenty of senior-focused offerings, including a wide array of senior care facilities. If you or a loved one is looking to make a move into a nursing home, Scottsdale could provide a great and welcoming option for this next phase.
It’s important to note that individuals looking into Scottsdale’s senior care facilities may use “nursing home” as a catchall phrase for multiple types of care. For example, many people seek out nursing homes but actually find that assisted living facilities or memory care communities are more tailored to their needs. To understand the difference between these senior care facilities, you should first know that nursing homes are sometimes referred to as skilled nursing facilities. These communities provide their residents with more comprehensive nursing as well as long-term care — meaning they offer the highest degree of medical care outside of a dedicated hospital environment and are generally a good option for seniors needing ‘round-the-clock care or rehabilitation services.
On the other hand, memory care facilities offer 24/7 care and supervision for residents living with memory loss, and assisted living provides help to seniors who are active for the most part but might require assistance with activities of daily living. We’ll cover information about all of these different care options on this page.
A Place for Mom doesn’t partner with standalone nursing homes, but we partner with 70 different assisted living and memory care facilities within 10 miles of downtown. In this guide, we’ll share information about our partner senior living facilities, useful information on average facility costs, payment methods, and important regulations; and highlights about Scottsdale, from transport options for seniors to accessible things to enjoy around town.
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
My mother was only there a month and a half before she passed, but I was very pleased with my experience at Amber Creek. The administration was organized, and the nursing staff was wonderful - very caring and attentive to my mother. The facility was less expensive than what I was paying in WA state. I would recommend Amber Creek for families looking for good memory care in Scottsdale.
8300 East McDowell Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
My mother has been a resident of McDowell village for 4 yrs. We have been so happy with the community. I recently interacted with [name removed]director of resident enrichment and her assistant [name...
Everyone has their own perception of what living at a senior community is like. We here at McDowell Village would like to invite you in to take a look.Our apartments are second to none. They range in size from 648 to 1300 square feet, and all of the apartments feature fully-equipped kitchens,...
8170 N. 90th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
It is a newer facility that has only been open for about a year now. They are having turnover of staff just like everywhere else is. great activities provided. Overall it is a wonderful community with...
Welcome to Legacy Village of Salt River, recent recipient of the APFM "Best of Senior Living" 2023 award/recognition (2nd year). Open since 2021, Legacy Village of Salt River, a premier senior living community, provides independent living, assisted living and memory care services, while "Serving...
14500 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Atria checks all the boxes for quality and safety for Mom. The price is fair, staff is attentive and professional. Also a plus that it is close to my home. I can visit often. Perfect decision so far.
Our luxurious, resort-style community is situated in a residential neighborhood in North Scottsdale with stunning mountain views and kaleidoscopic sunsets. We're within walking distance of shopping, dining and banking less than 20 miles from downtown Phoenix. Atria Park of Sierra Pointe has...
11250 N. 92nd Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Community relations director gave me a thorough tour. During which I had the opportunity to meet several staff members and observe residents participating in activities. A very friendly and caring...
Amber Creek Inn provides seniors with a caring and supportive staff that is available to help them with their daily needs. Our staff is trained to help those dealing with dementia and Alzheimer's, and they know how to offer just the right assistance to those in need of it. Our staff will treat...
7370 East Gold Dust Avenue, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
[name removed] is the best!! She's so kind and helpful, and always makes visiting a great experience. You can tell she really cares about every one of her residents so much. She loves her job and the people...
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....
9160 East Desert Cove Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
We are very satisfied with our selection here at the Ranch Estates. Would recommend you to arrange several trips to confirm your observations prior to signing a lease!
Welcome to The Ranch Estates at Scottsdale! If you're looking for a community that understands and honors you as a unique individual, you've come to the right place. We understand you probably have many questions, and we're here to help make the process as simple and straightforward as possible....
15436 North 64th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
During my tour, I knew I was going to really like being here, but I could never have anticipated how much I absolutely LOVE this place- and the people! They are wonderful.
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...
2620 N 68th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
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Every minute from the initial phone call to the day we moved in my mom, we have experienced nothing short of superior service, exceptional care and wonderful people. I cannot recommend Scottsdale Village...
Welcome to Scottsdale Village Square, an award-winning Pacifica Senior Living community in Scottsdale, AZ, created to be an oasis of comfort that anyone can enjoy. We offer Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Skilled Nursing services for all seniors looking for a place that...
3212 N Miller Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
One thing we really appreciated was the excellent meals the chef always cooked - everyone said when you ate in the dining hall it was excellent. However there is a new company in and while the dining staff...
The Springs is a beautiful property where you could be proud to call it 'home' with lovely furnishings throughout and an elegant dining room with delicious meals served. Affordable too! The Springs of Scottsdale is known for it's cleanliness and it's caring staff. Our Food Director prepares a...
13850 North Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260
I like this community because it is small and there is a nurse here all of the time. This community is spotless clean and the food is terrific. My mom loves it here. They have activities like art projects,...
Belmont Village Scottsdale is conveniently situated in the center of several world-class health care facilities, including Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center, Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital, Mayo Clinic, and Mayo Hospital in North Phoenix. Abundant shopping, restaurants and...
7171 E Lone Mountain Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85266
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All 5 stars. Lone Mountain Memory Care is a kind, caring, family atmosphere. The staff are very accommodating. Room size is spacious and clean. We have a large studio. Amenities are excellent as they...
The premier senior living community in Scottsdale, Arizona, Lone Mountain Memory Care is a new community known for its high-quality care. We are privately owned and operated by Spectrum Retirement Communities, LLC. That means we design, build and run all of our communities ourselves, so when you...
6001 E Thomas Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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The attitude toward the residents from the caregivers is very cheerful and caring and they take the time to learn the peoples names. I just think this team is impressive. I like my apartment and the food...
Located just minutes from historic Old Town Scottsdale, The Gardens of Scottsdale sits in the heart of one of 'America's Most Livable Cities' near two major Arizona State Routes. We pride ourselves in our commitment to preserve dignity, nurture the spirits of our residents, celebrate...
23005 North 74th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
I have been a resident of Vi@ Silverstone for seven plus years; [date removed] The life style at this senior resort resembles sailing on a luxury cruise ship with daily excursions followed by cocktail...
Vi at Silverstone, a Vi and Plaza Companies Community in north Scottsdale and located north of Phoenix, is a Life Plan Community, also known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). Vi at Silverstone is part of a 165-acre master-planned community on the former site of the Rawhide Western...
9185 E Desert Cove Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Very accommodating with move in process. Spent extra time getting to know my sister upon move in to assist with her needs. Very flexible and cooperative with a couple of special requests.
Truewood by Merrill, Scottsdale is in the vibrant heart of Scottsdale, with easy access to Phoenix, Mesa, and Tempe, Arizona. It truly is at the center of it all, near shopping, restaurants, and world-class medical centers. Truewood by Merrill, Scottsdale is a beautiful place to live with a...
3327 North Civic Center Plaza, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
My mother is so incredibly happy living in this great community. The staff have been so delightful to work with and the food was great when she first moved in, but it has been slightly declining. However I...
Located in the heart of Scottsdale, Villa Ocotillo offers a wonderful family atmosphere in a very comfortable center. We pride ourselves on providing care, customized to meet our residents' unique needs, regardless of income. From our walking club to water aerobics, ice cream socials to happy...
16800 E. Paul Nordin Parkway, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
This is easy, all of the categories 1-8 get 5 stars. I was extremely happy with MorningStar of Fountain Hills as a place for Mom to spend the last year of her life. [name removed], their activities...
Assisted LivingFor 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...
2802 East Juniper Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85032
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...
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...
16621 North 38th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032
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The staff members are nice, but there is just not enough and they have difficulty reaching out loved one by phone due to the staffing shortages. When it comes to the quality of care that is so far so good....
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...
5560 E Deer Valley Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85054
A friend I visit, lives here, and moved here from another local facility. I hear about, and have seen the excellent musical entertainment, and the delicious meals at this one! She loves it! Nice staff as...
13240 North Tatum Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85032
This place is a wonderful refuge from loneliness. I think its a comfortable domicile - giving a person freedom and a sense of belonging. The staff understands the special needs of seniors
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...
16455 E Ave of the Fountains, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
We picked this community, because of the location. And the recommendation of a friend who is a former employee before the change of ownership. They have gotten rid of extremely good people, and have not...
At Fountain View Village Retirement Community, you will find everything from independent living to assisted living to memory support all in one supportive vibrant community. We provide a continuum of care that makes Fountain View Village as right for you in years to come as it is today.The...
7001 E Mountain View Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
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...
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....
10455 E Pinnacle Peak Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
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It's a stunning facility, with so many social activities, sparkling clean, profession and friendly staff, great medical team. The neighborhood/ area is very upscale, near the Four Seasons, and unparalleled...
Introducing ACOYA Scottsdale at Troon:A stunningly beautiful retirement community with a novel approach to life.Welcome to ACOYA, a dynamic community of lifestyle amenities, concierge services and striking desert beauty. Here, you’ll live just steps away from the Pinnacle Peak trailhead in one of...
4050 East Bluefield Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85032
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...
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....
23733 North Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
We chose Cleawater Pinnacle Peak over others we saw because it was very clean, the staff were friendly, and we got to try the food during the tour and it was good as well. The staff have been very personal...
Discover the pinnacle of senior living in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona. Clearwater Pinnacle Peak provides a full spectrum of care in a luxurious setting with upscale amenities and five-star service. Whether you want an Independent Living community that pampers you in every way, or you want the...
Nursing homes, also called skilled nursing facilities, provide long-term care for seniors with significant physical or mental health conditions, and short-term care to people recovering from an injury or hospital stay. Nursing homes provide personal assistance and medical care from licensed professionals. Services in skilled nursing facilities often include:
The cost of a private room in a skilled nursing facility in the Phoenix area (which includes Scottsdale) is $7,908 per month. A Place for Mom’s proprietary data shows that Scottsdale residents pay an average actual cost of $5,277 monthly for assisted living and $5,414 monthly for memory care at our partner facilities. These last two numbers also take into account residents’ service fees and add-ons, but specific costs can vary.
With these average actual costs, seniors at our partner memory care and assisted care facilities in Scottsdale receive services such as full medication management, 24-hour staff, an on-call doctor, on-site hospice, and visiting health care professionals (dentists, nurses, physical therapists, etc.). They can also enjoy amenities such as secured communities, complimentary or at-cost transportation, and dining options catered to their individual needs.
Residents and their families or loved ones have a few ways to pay for monthly costs at a senior living facility. These may include private payments or state/federal perks like U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits, Medicaid, and Medicare. With the resources provided in this section, you can find the payment method that’s best for you or your family.
Many residents in Scottsdale’s senior living facilities rely on private funding to pay for their stays. Private pay is the accumulation of funds that you or a loved one have earned over a lifetime. Funds may come from a variety of sources, but residents and their families often look to retirement accounts, returns on investments, pensions, Social Security benefits, or personal savings when it comes to financing senior care.
You can also rely on other types of private income, including these options:
In Arizona, nursing homes are referred to as nursing facilities. They’re regulated and licensed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and certified by the Arizona Department of Health Services (DHS) in accordance with federal regulations.
The DHS houses a Bureau of Long-Term Care Licensing under its Division of Public Health Services, which is responsible for issuing licenses to nursing homes. As per state law, nursing homes must display their licenses conspicuously, and their administrators must also undergo licensing. Additionally, the Bureau of Long-Term Care Licensing is responsible for ensuring facilities are compliant with both state and federal mandates by carrying out surveys and investigating complaints. Survey questions are influenced by the CMS and evaluate 185 quality and life safety requirements.
All nursing homes are federally required to receive an inspection at least once every 15 months. During these visits, inspectors from the Bureau of Long-Term Care Licensing will ensure nursing homes meet standards meant to protect residents, including:
Additionally, inspectors may gauge quality of life in nursing homes, considering factors such as the quality of care residents receive, interactions between patients and staffers, and the overall physical environment. Inspectors often consider resident records and conduct interviews with residents, loved ones, and staff.
Past inspection reports and licenses for Arizona’s nursing homes are available through AZ Care Check, DHS’s searchable online database.
According to federal regulations, nursing homes are required to have a full-time director of nursing on board. For facilities with an average daily occupancy of up to 59 residents, this director of nursing can provide direct care on a regular basis. Additionally, at least one nurse must be on site and responsible for giving care for no more than 64 nursing home residents.
Similarly, the federal government requires that all nursing homes carry out comprehensive and standardized assessments of new residents, repeat these assessments at regular intervals, and map out care plans tailored to residents’ needs.
For more information, Arizona provides this Consumer’s Guide to Nursing Homes.
In Arizona, assisted living and memory communities are known as residential care institutions and are also licensed and regulated by the DHS (this time by its Bureau of Residential Facilities Licensing).
The DHS’s Bureau of Residential Facilities Licensing also carries out inspections of these facilities to ensure they’re aligned with state regulations. Inspections are required at least once every two years, but the DHS may choose to increase this frequency at its discretion.
Throughout inspections, DHS surveyors assess elements such as these:
Likewise, surveyors are free to carry out interviews with staff and residents, read through care records and documents, and assess whether facility staffers are providing high-quality care.
If an assisted living or memory facility is found to be deficient in some regard or misaligned with state standards, it’s required to fix the issue. The DHS might also impose penalties or additional enforcement actions if a community doesn’t take corrective action. Licensing information for the state’s assisted living and memory care communities, including deficiencies and enforcement actions, is available through the DHS website’s AZ Care Check.
The state has requirements specific to its memory care facilities, which are responsible for following:
Arizona Department of Health contact information
150 N. 18th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
In Arizona, nursing homes do not have stringent COVID-19 regulations — but the state has published a set of official guidelines meant for long-term care facilities that provides advice on slowing COVID-19’s spread and preventing and mitigating outbreaks. Scottsdale itself also has its own COVID-19 best practices for COVID-19-conscious residents and visitors, and Arizona’s DHS has published COVID-19 guidance and stays abreast of new information from the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.
Arizona encourages long-term care facilities to promote COVID-19 vaccinations among staff and residents. Likewise, nursing homes must ensure their staffers are vaccinated in order to receive federal Medicare and Medicaid funding.
If county transmission levels are substantial or highly elevated, long-term care facilities can ask visitors and residents to wear masks upon entry. Additionally, facility staff must wear appropriate respirators or facemasks while at work.
Long-term care facilities are recommended to establish a regular schedule for disinfecting frequently touched environmental surfaces.
Long-term care facilities should develop a specific protocol for handling staff members who test positive for COVID-19. The protocol should include guidelines for determining when it is safe for them to return to work, among other considerations.
Long-term care facilities should encourage visitors and residents to practice social distancing if county transmission levels are high or substantial.
Residents who have not received their COVID-19 vaccine and boosters and have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 should enter quarantine, regardless of whether they test negative. Additionally, new admissions and readmissions to a long-term care facility who have not received their COVID-19 vaccine and boosters must complete a 10-day quarantine period.
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As one of the top three retirement communities in the country, Scottsdale is home to plenty of senior care offerings tailored to any resident’s needs and interests. Senior care facilities in the area boast beautiful desert and mountain views and kaleidoscope sunsets, and range from resort-like to luxury to retirement community-like to homey.
In this section, we’ll share more about what you can expect from the wider nursing home, assisted living, and memory care market in the Scottsdale area.
Scottsdale-area nursing homes have expert care on staff that are familiar with a wide variety of care needs. Specific care offerings will vary by individual facility, but some nursing homes offer care from physicians, nurses, and other health professionals. This care goes beyond 24-hour nursing, encompassing things like fall prevention, infection management, physical therapy, wound care, IV therapy, social services, and postsurgical care.
Scottsdale’s assisted living and memory care communities offer similarly comprehensive care offerings. For example, certain A Place for Mom partner facilities can provide full medication management; on-call doctors; on-site hospice; visiting dentists, podiatrists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists; and low- or no-sodium dining.
In turn, you can rest assured that you or a loved one will be under the careful watch of experts.
Scottsdale’s senior care communities strive to keep residents not only cared for physically, but also mentally stimulated. Around 40% of Scottsdale senior care communities partnered with A Place for Mom offer activities directors who are there to ensure engaging programming for senior residents, including outings to off-site activities in the area. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that these communities offer plenty of chances for seniors to have some fun, including devotional activities, live musical performances, yoga (or chair yoga), barbecues and picnics, birthday parties, and holiday parties.
Of the 70 A Place for Mom-partnered assisted living and memory facilities within a 10-mile radius of downtown Scottsdale, 31 facilities offer standalone care types (assisted living, memory care, or group homes). The rest include a variety of different care combinations:
Seniors who are concerned about needing a different level of care later on in life might opt for combined care facilities — this will ensure they’re accommodated no matter their shifting needs.
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Scottsdale is known for its many quality health care options, which we’ll explore in this section.
The HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center ranks as the eighth-best hospital in Arizona and has demonstrated exceptional proficiency in seven adult procedures and health conditions. Among these are the treatment of prostate cancer, heart failure, and kidney failure.
Residents of Scottsdale have the advantage of being situated near one of the premier health care facilities in the nation: the Mayo Clinic. Its Phoenix-based location is recognized as the top hospital in both the city and state of Arizona and has received national recognition for excellence in 10 adult specialties, such as geriatrics, oncology, and orthopedics.
Veterans living in Scottsdale can receive primary care as well as specialized medical care from the Carl T. Hayden Veterans’ Administration Medical Center.
Scottsdale is known as a car-dependent city, and most residents rely on taking their own four wheels when it comes to carrying out errands and traveling to appointments. For seniors in assisted living, memory care, or nursing home facilities, however, driving can be hazardous — if not impossible. Thankfully, many senior living facilities in Scottsdale that partner with A Place for Mom offer transportation. With 61% of these facilities offering complimentary transportation and 52% offering it at cost, residents can get from point A to point B safely.
Additionally, Scottsdale provides other transport options for seniors and their loved ones. With this, please remember that individuals with mobility issues or memory loss conditions should always be accompanied by a caregiver on public transit.
The Valley Metro system, which is Phoenix’s public transportation offering, also serves the city of Scottsdale. It’s known for its fleet of buses, light rail system, streetcars, and vanpools, but Valley Metro also offers accessible bus and rail services as well as door-to-door and curb-to-curb Paratransit service for qualified individuals living with disabilities. One-way trips cost riders $4 and must be scheduled one day or more in advance.
With Valley Metro’s RideChoice program, qualifying passengers earn 20 travel vouchers that renew monthly. They’re good for eight-mile rides in ADA- and wheelchair-compliant vehicles. An eight-mile ride costs $3, but passengers will incur excess fees if their trip goes over this distance. RideChoice services are available 24 hours a day year-round, and passengers can choose their own taxi provider.
If a passenger does not qualify for ADA paratransit service but is 65 or older, they can use Scottsdale’s Cab Connection program (a similar offering). Eligible passengers will get 16 vouchers per month, and the city of Scottsdale pays 80% of the fare (and up to $10).
When you picture Scottsdale, you’re likely thinking of panoramic views of the Sonoran Desert, luxe lifestyle offerings, and a healthy scene for arts and culture. However, Scottsdale’s senior-friendliness also means it provides plenty of activities suitable to seniors of all abilities and their caregivers.
If your loved one has always had a passion for nature, why not take them on a visit to Cactus Park? This local attraction is a popular spot, spanning over 17 acres of lush greenery where visitors can relax and enjoy the scenery. The park also offers bench seating and three ramadas for picnics and gatherings, two of which can be reserved. It is open from sunrise until 10:30 p.m. Besides Cactus Park, Scottsdale also offers up public fishing spots at Chaparral Lake and Eldorado’s North Lake as well as plenty of aquatic centers to take your loved ones to. All of these locations have paved areas to make it easy for people with disabilities to get around.
For seniors who are more interested in viewing wildlife, Butterfly Wonderland is an excellent option. This destination is not only the largest butterfly conservatory in the United States, but it’s also a designated Pal Place that has taken special measures to accommodate guests with intellectual and developmental disabilities (including wheelchair accessibility and hearing assistance devices). Here, visitors can marvel at thousands of butterflies from up to 70 different species, learn about honeybees, interact with the conservatory’s friendly reptiles and amphibians, and more. Home to hundreds of aquatic species, Scottsdale’s OdySea Aquarium provides a different type of nature experience. It is wheelchair accessible and also offers seating within exhibits, so it’s a good choice for seniors who need to rest and recuperate every once in a while.
As a thriving cultural hub, Scottsdale also boasts plenty of museums. A visit to Taliesin West, winter residence of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, comes highly recommended. Taliesin West is a UNESCO World Heritage site and National Historic Landmark, and guided tours are available. Alternatively, audio-only tours can be arranged, and caregivers of guests with special needs or accommodation requests can contact the tour department via phone or email. It has a complex network of pathways and is therefore not recommended for people in wheelchairs, but there are ramps throughout the property.
The Western Spirit museum, affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution, is another great destination for you and your loved ones to visit that provides insights into Western history and Indigenous culture. Self-guided audio tours are also available here. Art-loving seniors are also sure to enjoy the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, which houses both contemporary and design pieces as well as architectural works, or the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, where you can catch anything from Grammy-winning musicians to packed festivals. All of these locations are wheelchair accessible
Have a senior in your life who’s more into sports than anything else? Worry not — they’ll love a trip to Scottsdale Stadium, an ADA-accessible sports venue where you can also catch the San Francisco Giants every spring training season, or even the Ziegler Fiesta Bowl Museum, which offers a self-paced tour for those who have a long-time love of college football.
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Fountain Hills, Legacy Retirement Residence of Mesa and McDowell Village are the top-rated Nursing Homes facilities near Scottsdale, 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 Scottsdale is 4,858 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.
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