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COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Gilbert

For assisted living communities, COVID-19 rules and regulations are typically set at the state level. You can view specific rules on our guide to assisted living in AZ. These rules change often, and many communities have policies in place that go above and beyond what’s required by the state, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more.

How to Pay for Assisted Living in Gilbert

The cost of assisted living in Gilbert is $3,975 per month, while Arizona’s average is $4,000 per month and the national average is $4,500 per month.

Assisted Living in Gilbert vs. Nearby Cities

Assisted living in Gilbert costs $25 less than the state average and $525 less than the national average. The most expensive city in the state for assisted living is further north, Flagstaff, with an average of $5,000 per month. Sierra Vista, in the southeastern corner of the state, has a median average of $4,150. Closer to the California border with an average cost of $3,800 per month, Yuma is the least expensive city in Arizona.

  • Gilbert: $3,975
  • Arizona: $4,000
  • National: $4,500
  • Flagstaff: $5,000
  • Sierra Vista: $4,150
  • Yuma: $3,800

Assisted Living vs. Other Types of Care in Gilbert, AZ

Both home-based personal care types, homemaking and home health aide services are priced at $5,958 per month. These services are $1,983 higher compared to assisted living. Residents pay $2,167 per month for adult day care, making it the least expensive and $1,808 less than assisted living. The rate for a semiprivate room in a nursing home, $6,418 per month, is 61% more than the average monthly cost of assisted living in Gilbert.

  • Homemaker: $5,958
  • Home Health Aide: $5,958
  • Adult Day Health Care: $2,167
  • Assisted Living: $3,975
  • Nursing Home (semiprivate room): $6,418

Note: Data for Gilbert was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Phoenix, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Gilbert

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Other Ways to Pay for Assisted Living in Gilbert

Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about your options for making assisted living more affordable, visit our guide to Assisted Living in Gilbert.

Free and Low-Cost Assisted Living Resources for Seniors in Gilbert

There are numerous nonprofit agencies and organizations dedicated to helping seniors and their loved ones find local resources to aid with transitioning into assisted living.

Resource Contact Service
Arizona State Department of Veterans Services 602-255-3373 With headquarters conveniently in Phoenix, the Arizona Department of Veterans Services offers information and referral assistance, in addition to benefits counseling. Seniors can find help with determining eligibility and apply for state and federal benefits, as well as VA pensions.
The Arizona State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program 602-264-2255 The Ombudsman program assists seniors in residential care facilities, including assisted living communities, by advocating for their rights and well-being. Seniors and loved ones can reach out to a representative to investigate complaints and work with the staff to mediate the issue. The program can also help families looking for local assisted living communities.
Arizona State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) 602-280-1059 Arizona SHIP provides free and unbiased insurance counseling to Medicare beneficiaries. Seniors can find help to compare and apply for original Medicare plans, as well as supplemental coverage. Counselors work with the Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) to educate seniors about how to avoid scams and report fraudulent charges on monthly summaries. Financial aid is available for low-income individuals to cover out-of-pocket medical expenses, such as prescription medications and assistive devices.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Gilbert

Assisted Living Communities in Gilbert are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined by the state. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.

Laws and regulations for assisted living in Arizona

The Top Assisted Living Communities in the Gilbert Area

In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Gilbert area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 25 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 13 hours researching assisted living communities in Gilbert
  • Read more than 200 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 9 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Gilbert is $3,975, which is lower than the state average of $4,000 and also lower than the national average of $4,500.

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Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)
Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)

Christina is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) who is passionate about seniors and their families. Along with her staff, Christina works hands-on with each client to find the best solutions for the challenges that often come with aging.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Gilbert, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 25 communities in the Gilbert area.

AssistedLiving.org Trusted Communities

AssistedLiving.org spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Gilbert area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

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The Oaks, A Merrill Gardens Community
150
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments
Assisted Living, Independent Living
Not Listed
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The Oaks is a modern, pet-friendly community that features a variety of amenities, including a movie theater, bistro, salon and library. The dining room is open from seven in the morning to seven at night every day, so residents can dine at their leisure. It's located just down the street from Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, which provides added peace of mind for residents.
What Residents are Saying:
Friends and family visiting this community love its bright, comfortable atmosphere. One said, "The people who took us through knew all the residents by name and a little bit of their backgrounds. I liked how clean and nicely kept the place was." Another family member states, "Overall good caring staff. Food is good."
3.88 out of 5 stars
(91) Reviews
3675 South Rome St., Gilbert, AZ 13257
Eternal Spring of Gilbert
The Enclave at Gilbert Senior Living
Sunrise of Gilbert
Mariposa Point of Gilbert
Higley House
Heritage Manor
Brookdale North Mesa
Am Home Assisted Living

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes AssistedLiving.org stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

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Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available
amenities.

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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