In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Phoenix area, our team of researchers sorted through 454 communities using our unique methodology. Our team:
- Spent over 39 hours researching assisted living communities in Phoenix
- Interviewed 19 facility staff members
- Read more than 205 reviews left by residents and their family members
After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 26 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 $3,500, which is slightly lower than the state average of $3,750 and the national average of $4,000.
Jonathan FrankLicensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner
Jonathan FrankLicensed 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 454 communities in the Phoenix area.
Assisted Living Research Institute Trusted Communities
The Assisted Living Research Institute spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Phoenix 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.
Arizona Desert Falls
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Avamere at The Stratford
Residents enjoy the social opportunities and activities offered by Avamere at The Stratford. One resident family member says, “My sister moved in here, and it’s been a really good change for her. She went from being isolated to getting out of her apartment and becoming involved with other people.”
Avista Senior Living North Mountain
No reviews available.
Residents appreciate the staff at Bethesda Gardens. One resident family member says, “Both my mother-in-law and father-in-law lived here. I always felt that all the staff was so caring and concerned about them, and the memory care was excellent.”
Deer Valley Senior Living
Residents love the personalized attention shown to each individual at Deer Valley Senior Living. One resident family member says, “I decided to move my mother in here after seeing how warmly we were greeted. This place truly stands out in how much care and friendliness they show to people. The food is really good, too.”
Desert Sky Assisted Living
Residents appreciate the wide variety of social activities offered by Desert Sky Assisted Living. One resident says, “The staff really works to make this feel like a home. They listen to suggestions and are always willing to do anything possible to make it better.”
Encanto Palms Assisted Living
Residents appreciate the compassionate, attentive staff at Encanto Palms, and family members love the excellent communication. One resident family member says, “My dad kept going in and out of other facilities because they couldn’t handle his dementia. Since he’s come to Encanto Palms, he’s actually gotten better here. I also like that they keep me informed about how he’s doing because I live on the East Coast. They’ve earned my trust.”
Glencroft Center for Modern Aging
Residents appreciate the wide variety of amenities offered by Glencroft Center for Modern Aging. One resident family member says, “I like that Glencroft has all levels of care so people don’t have to switch to a new facility [as their needs change]. It’s a little bit older of a facility, but they offer everything people need.”
Kivel Campus of Care
Residents love the number of activities and the personalized care at Kivel Campus of Care. One resident family member says, “My mother lived here in the memory care unit. She participated in the music therapy program. She really enjoyed her time here, and I felt that her care was excellent.”
Residents say that La Siena is an enjoyable and beautiful place to live. One resident family member says, “My mother-in-law picked this place for herself, and I can see why. The food is great; the residents seem like they’re having fun, and the staff is really nice. I even recommended it to a girlfriend, and now her mom is moving in here, too.”
LifeStream Complete Senior Living
Residents appreciate the wide variety of conveniences and activities offered by LifeStream Complete Senior Living. One resident says, “I am in independent living, and I love it here. Everyone is very friendly, and it’s like a little village. I have a carport right outside my door. My life got so much better after I moved here.”
LivGenerations at Ahwatukee
No reviews available
Mariposa Point at Algodón Center
Residents appreciate the friendly staff and the number of activities with which to keep busy at Mariposa Point at Algodón Center. One resident family member says, “My parents moved in here, and the staff has been kind and helpful. We liked that they had both assisted living and memory care because it met the needs of both my parents.”
Residents love the wide variety of activities and friendly environment at McDowell Village. One resident family member says, “My mother has lived here for six months. She is really happy with it, and so are we. The food in the restaurant is wonderful. My mom has made a lot of new friends here.”
MorningStar at Arcadia
Residents appreciate the respectful staff and the wide variety of activities at MorningStar at Arcadia. One resident family member said, “My family and I are so pleased with the care my dad is receiving. The memory care staff is so kind and helpful. I’m so relieved to know he’s safe and being well cared for.”
Mountain Park Senior Living
Residents appreciate the resort style of living provided by Mountain Park. One resident family member says, “My father is here, and I’m so happy with the care he gets. I told my wife that I want to move in here myself when the time comes. Between the swimming pool, all activities, and the beautiful grounds, this is such a nice place.”
Residents appreciate the caring staff and comfortable, friendly environment at Olive Grove. One resident family member says, “My dad moved in here, and I’ve been so happy with the decision. The staff has all been so caring and nice, and he’s really enjoyed making friends and having so many things to do.”
Park Terrace at Greenway
Residents appreciate the wide variety of upscale amenities offered by The Park at Greenway, as well as the caring staff. One resident says, “I’ve lived here for several months, and I’m really happy I made this choice. This is a great place to be, and everyone is so nice and friendly.”
Rose Court Assisted Living & Memory Care
Residents enjoy the caring staff and the many activities at Rose Court Assisted Living & Memory Care. One resident family member says, “My parents live here, and we’ve been thrilled with the level of care they’ve been getting. Plus, there are so many activities to do each day that they never get bored.”
Scottsdale Village Square
Residents appreciate the friendly environment at Scottsdale Village Square and the fact that they can stay here even as their needs progress. One resident family member says, “My mother is here, and it has been such a good place for her. She also likes the fact that they have beautiful views and take regular trips to see the mountains.”
Residents love the personalized attention shown to each individual at Sunshine Village. One resident family member says, “I felt so blessed when we found Sunshine Village for my mother. They have seven 4,000 square foot buildings in a cul de sac, so it truly feels like a little community where everything is safe and secure.”
The Gardens of Scottsdale
Residents love the social opportunities and quality food offered by The Gardens of Scottsdale. One resident family member says, “My mother has lived here for five years, and the care she’s gotten exceeds my expectations. Even after she recently broke her hip, they got her back to health pretty quickly.”
Residents enjoy the swimming pool and hot tub and love the upgrades at The Palazzo. One resident family member says, “My mother lives here, and she really enjoys it. The updates to the dining area and common rooms make it even prettier.”
The Springs of Scottsdale
Residents love the amenities, activities, and relationships with other staff and residents at The Springs of Scottsdale. One resident says, “I came to The Springs of Scottsdale to better my life. What a surprise at how great my life has changed and enriched since moving here. ”
Villa Ocotillo Assisted Living
Residents love the beautiful Southwestern décor and highly skilled staff at Villa Ocotillo Assisted Living. One resident family member says, “My father moved in here, and he has been so happy with everything, from the friendly staff to the movie theater. The thing that impressed him the most is that there’s a doctor on staff.”
Westchester Senior Living
Residents especially praise the attention for memory care residents at Westchester Senior Living. One resident family member says, “I couldn’t care for my wife anymore once she had Alzheimer’s, so I moved her in here. The staff are so wonderful and caring to my wife, even though she can’t always remember who they are.”
At the Assisted Living Research Institute, our goal is to tackle the challenges that come with aging by combining real-world expertise with data-driven metrics and the latest research methodologies. To accomplish this, our team of industry experts and in-house researchers joined forces to develop a methodology that uncovers the best assisted living communities in a given location. We search for facilities that use science-backed best practices and the latest therapies in caring for their residents, and those that have the most amenities and opportunities for residents to live an active, independent lifestyle.
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-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older adults, air quality, climate.
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