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COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Phoenix, AZ

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 Phoenix, AZ

The cost of assisted living in Phoenix is $3,975, below both the national and state averages of $4,500 and $4,000, respectively.

Assisted Living in Phoenix vs. Other Nearby Cities

Seniors in Phoenix enjoy some of the state’s most affordable assisted living. Residents in several nearby cities pay more, including those in Tucson, where prices are slightly higher at $4,050. Seniors in Prescott pay $4,500, a difference of 13%. With the state’s lowest assisted living costs, only Yuma is more affordable at $3,800.

  • Phoenix: $3,975
  • Arizona: $4,000
  • National: $4,500
  • Tucson: $4,050
  • Prescott: $4,500
  • Yuma: $3,800

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

Other than assisted living, types of care available to residents of Phoenix include in-home care that offers help with household tasks such as cooking and cleaning, allowing seniors to remain in their own homes. Home health care provides more extensive care services and is a good fit for those who want to age in place but need help with activities of daily living. Each costs $5,958 per month.

In addition, adult day health care at $2,167 offers respite to caregivers by assisting and supervising adults during the day in a community-based center where health and therapeutic services and activities may be available. Seniors seeking more extensive levels of long-term care have the option of nursing home facilities; in Phoenix, a semiprivate room costs $6,418.

  • Assisted Living: $3,975
  • In-Home Care: $5,958
  • Home Health Care: $5,958
  • Adult Day Health Care: $2,167
  • Nursing Home (Semiprivate room): $6,418

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Phoenix

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Other Ways to Pay for Assisted Living in Phoenix

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 Phoenix.

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

In addition to enjoying affordable assisted living, residents in Phoenix also have access to numerous free and low-cost resources from government and nonprofit organizations to help them make informed decisions, gain access to financial aid and participate in various programs and activities.

Resource Contact Description
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) 602-264-4357 SHIP is a program for Phoenix residents who are already enrolled in Medicare or preparing to. In addition to receiving help enrolling in Medicare and submitting appeals, seniors receive free advice from counselors to help them make better-informed decisions relating to health insurance. The process begins with one-on-one meetings where counselors discuss a senior’s current circumstances and coverage needs, after which residents are advised of the most appropriate plans, such as private health care insurance. Counselors don’t try to sell insurance to seniors.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman 888-264-2258 The Long-Term-Care Ombudsman offers residents a free and confidential way to express any concerns or have their complaints addressed. Ombudsmen make routine visits to facilities, where they talk to residents about their rights and any issues they’re having and monitor the facility’s conditions. The responsibility of the ombudsman includes educating residents, their families and facilities of their rights and advocating for changes to improve residents’ quality of life and care.
Maricopa County Department of Human Services 602-506-5911 In the Senior and Adult Services Division (SASD), quality case management services are provided, coordinating home and community-based resources and services for seniors 60 and older and adults ages 18-59 with physical disabilities who receive or are applying for SSI/SSB disability payments. Case management focuses on maintaining quality of life in the home and the community for those in the aging and disabled population. Individuals with the greatest economic and social needs are prioritized to provide the best service possible.
VA Aid and Attendance Benefits 800-827-1000 Veterans and their spouses can use the VA Aid and Attendance benefit to help pay some of their costs in an assisted living facility. The maximum payout varies between individuals, with a single veteran receiving $1,881, a couple receiving $2,230 and a surviving spouse receiving $1,209. Veterans unsure if they qualify can check by using the free tool on

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Phoenix

Assisted Living Communities in Phoenix 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 Phoenix Area

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

  • Sorted through 173 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 39 hours researching assisted living communities in Phoenix
  • Read more than 1,384 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 24 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 Phoenix 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 Phoenix, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 173 communities in the Phoenix 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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