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COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Scottsdale

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 Scottsdale

Scottsdale is located in the eastern part of Maricopa County and is usually grouped together with other cities that dot metropolitan Phoenix. The cost of assisted living care in Scottsdale is $3,975, slightly less than the state average but more than $500 cheaper per month than the national average.

Assisted Living in Scottsdale vs. Nearby Cities

Compared to other cities within Arizona, Scottsdale sits at the lower end of the cost spectrum. Tucson and Sierra Vista are slightly more expensive than Scottsdale at $4,050 and $4,150 per month, respectively. Meanwhile, in the Prescott Valley region, seniors pay more than $500 extra per month for assisted living. The only nearby city that is lower in cost than Scottsdale is Yuma, and the difference is only $175 a month.

  • Scottsdale: $3,975
  • Arizona: $4,000
  • National: $4,500
  • Tucson: $4,050
  • Prescott Valley: $4,500
  • Yuma: $3,800
  • Sierra Vista: $4,150

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

Scottsdale’s average cost of $3,975 for assisted living is $1,808 more than adult day health care. In-home services such as home health aides and homemaker services cost $5,958, almost $2,000 more per month than assisted living. Nursing homes provide the most expensive senior care in the Scottsdale area, with an average monthly cost of $6,418 per month for a semiprivate room.

  • Homemaker services: $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 Scottsdale was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Phoenix, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Scottsdale

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Other Ways to Pay for Assisted Living in Scottsdale

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 Scottdale.

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

Older Scottsdale residents have access to programs and services that can help them improve their lives financially, socially and in other ways. The table below is a compilation of free and low-cost resources designed specifically for seniors who live in the Phoenix metropolitan area, including Scottsdale.

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Arizona Care Alliance Originally created as a Facebook page, Arizona Care Alliance has grown into a nonprofit organization with hundreds of resources for seniors around Scottsdale. The online resource guide helps to link seniors with the services they need, whether that be financing long-term care, researching nursing homes and assisted living communities or finding someone to help them with legal documents.
Area Agency on Aging, Region One 888-264-2258 The AAA provides seniors with a centralized location to find information and resources they might need. They can visit the website and browse upcoming events or news or call the helpline for information regarding the agency’s programs. The organization offers everything from health classes to transportation, and it also provides referral services.
Scottsdale Senior Recreation Centers 480-312-1735 Scottsdale has two senior centers that offer classes, leisure opportunities and activities, including table tennis, bowling, exercise classes, bingo and pinochle. There are also low-cost and free art education programs sponsored through the Phoenix Art Museum and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
Arizona SHIP Program 800-432-4040 Arizona’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) provides health benefits counseling to Scottsdale seniors for free. The program can help low-income seniors pay their monthly Medicare costs, including prescription drugs, hospital visits and doctor copays. The program also provides referral services and access to information on other senior assistance programs.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Scottsdale

Assisted Living Communities in Scottsdale 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.

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The Top Assisted Living Communities in the Scottsdale Area

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

  • Sorted through 178 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 30 hours researching assisted living communities in Scottsdale
  • Read more than 1,420 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 Scottsdale 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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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 Scottsdale, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 178 communities in the Scottsdale 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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