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COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Mesa

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 Mesa

Mesa’s average monthly cost for assisted living care is $3,975, slightly below the Arizona average.

Assisted Living in Mesa vs. Nearby Cities

The average price for assisted living in Arizona is $4,000, substantially cheaper than the U.S. average of $4,500. Arizona’s assisted living prices peak in Flagstaff, where seniors can expect to pay $5,000 a month. Prices in scenic Lake Havasu City are also higher than average at $4,700. Major city Tucson carries costs of $4,050 a month, just barely more expensive than the state average. Meanwhile, at $3,800 per month, Yuma is the only city in Arizona with lower reported costs for assisted living than Mesa.

  • Mesa: $3,975
  • Arizona: $4,000
  • National: $4,500
  • Tucson: $4,050
  • Yuma: $3,800
  • Flagstaff: $5,000
  • Lake Havasu City: $4,700

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

Seniors who wish to age in place may find hiring home-based help a more appealing option than assisted living. In Mesa, both homemaker and home health aide services cost an average of $5,958 a month. The more robust medical supervision available in a nursing home costs approximately $500 more per month at $6,418. Older adults who live with family and only need assistance during traditional working hours may find a practical option in adult day care, which costs an average of $2,167 per month.

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

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Mesa

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Other Ways to Pay for Assisted Living in Mesa

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 Mesa.

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

Services for seniors in Mesa include many free or inexpensive resources that can help older adults find legal representation, opportunities for social interaction and protection from attempted exploitation.

Resource Contact Service
Arizona Senior Citizens Law Project 602-264-4357 The ASCLP works with the Region One Area Agency on Aging to create this legal resource for Raleigh-area residents 60 years of age and older. Its licensed attorneys provide document review services and can offer basic advocacy help. Some income restrictions apply.
Benevilla 623-584-4999 Benevilla offers multiple Phoenix-area offices and resource centers all within an hour’s drive of Mesa. Its resource specialists can directly answer seniors’ questions regarding long-term care options, local transportation, financial and health-related concerns and more. This nonprofit also runs an intergenerational program that connects seniors and children for emotionally rewarding social activity.
DOVES 602-264-4357 This program is focused on assisting older victims and survivors of domestic abuse; it helps eligible adults transition into a community living environment, provides case management services and connects seniors with support groups. The DOVES program is open to area adults age 50 and up.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program 602-542-6454 Representatives of this program are charged with investigating complaints regarding the quality of care in adult foster care homes, nursing homes and assisted living communities. Ombudsmen help residents of such facilities obtain the services they need and understand their rights under Arizona law.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Mesa

Assisted Living Communities in Mesa 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 Mesa Area

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

  • Sorted through 143 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 30 hours researching assisted living communities in Mesa
  • Read more than 1,140 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 20 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 Mesa is $3,975, which is about the same as the state average of $4,000 and lower than the national average of $4,500.

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Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner
Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner

Jonathan Frank is a Licensed Social Worker with over 10 years experience working with the geriatric population in a variety of different settings. He received his Masters degree from Rutgers University with a certificate in Aging and Gerontological Services. Additionally, he is a Certified Dementia Practitioner accredited by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Jonathan also has Bachelors degree in psychology and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for 14 years. His passion lies with the elderly and ensuring they age with dignity.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Mesa, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 143 communities in the Mesa area.

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes 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

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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