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AssistedLiving.org spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Surprise 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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COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Surprise

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 Surprise

The average monthly price for assisted living in Surprise is $3,975 per month.

Assisted Living in Surprise vs. Nearby Cities

With prices averaging $3,975, assisted living in Surprise is slightly cheaper than Arizona’s rate of $4,000 and about $500 less than the national average of $4,500. Prices are a little higher to the south in Tucson, where residents pay $4,050. Yuma is one of the state’s most affordable places for care with prices averaging $3,800. Rates jump to $4,150 in Sierra Vista, and in Flagstaff, prices are even higher at $5,000.

  • Surprise: $3,975
  • Arizona: $4,000
  • National: $4,500
  • Tucson: $4,050
  • Yuma: $3,800
  • Sierra Vista: $4,150
  • Flagstaff: $5,000

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

Other options include home care and home health care, both of which cost $5,958 monthly. These services provide personal care and help with activities of daily living, but home health care also includes medical services. Adult day health care is the cheapest solution at $2,167 a month in Surprise. A semiprivate nursing home room costs the most at $6,418.

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

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Surprise

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Other Ways to Pay for Assisted Living in Surprise

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 Surprise.

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

Seniors have access to a number of free resources provided by government agencies and nonprofit organizations in Surprise and throughout Maricopa County. These resources can provide helpful information about assisted living, legal concerns, benefits for veterans and more.

Resource Contact Service
Area Agency on Aging, Region One (888) 264-2258 Services provided by AAA Region One include Medicare counseling, healthy living classes, mental health support and groups for people with disabilities and family caregivers. It offers the 24-hour Senior HELP line that residents can call for advice, information and referrals to local resources. Seniors can talk to a professional staff member to learn about assisted living options and what to look for when picking a facility.
Surprise Senior Center (623) 222-1500 The Surprise Senior Center offers fun activities, special events and opportunities to socialize with the city’s older adults. There is a small annual fee for membership, which is open to residents 50 and up.
West Valley Veteran Success Center (623) 222-1658 The West Valley Veteran Success Center is a partnership of organizations that provide a variety of free services to former members of the military. Veterans can get benefits navigation assistance to learn about benefits they might be eligible for and how to apply. Its Be Connected program helps veteran seniors find support groups, financial assistance and other resources near them.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (602) 264-2255 For questions and concerns about assisted living facilities, seniors and their loved ones can contact the long-term care ombudsman for Maricopa County. The ombudsman can advise families on choosing a facility, help residents understand their rights and resolve complaints about a facility on their behalf. Issues handled by the ombudsman include poor quality of care, neglect, financial abuse and disputes with facility management or staff.
Arizona Senior Citizens Law Project (602) 252-6710 The Arizona Senior Citizens Law Project assists residents with legal concerns that commonly affect older adults. Volunteer attorneys can provide free advice and information about consumer affairs, guardianship, wills, probate and government benefits.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Surprise

Assisted Living Communities in Surprise 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 Surprise Area

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

  • Sorted through 42 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 15 hours researching assisted living communities in Surprise
  • Read more than 335 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 10 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 Surprise 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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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 Surprise, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 42 communities in the Surprise area.

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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