In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Tucson area, our team of researchers sorted through 377 communities using our unique methodology. Our team:

  • Spent over 33 hours researching assisted living communities in Tucson
  • Interviewed 15 facility staff members
  • Read more than 170 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 Tucson is $4,695, which is considerably higher than the state average of $3,750 and the national average of $4,051.

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 Tucson, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 377 communities in the Tucson area.

Assisted Living Research Institute Trusted Communities

The Assisted Living Research Institute spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Tucson 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.

Academy Villas
14
Studios, Companion Suites
Assisted Living
$3,880
Academy Villas is an assisted living community in a quiet suburban neighborhood of Southeast Tucson. The property is located just a few minutes from the vast Saguaro National Park, which features a number of hiking trails and sweeping views of desert and woodland landscapes. This smaller facility is an ideal choice for seniors who are seeking a tight-knit, loving environment with a high level of personal care. The caregiving staff is available 24/7 and includes registered nurses who can provide basic medical assistance. In addition, the community provides therapeutic massage, pilates classes, pedicures and hairdressing services. Academy Villas prepares nutritious, balanced meals and light snacks throughout the day. Residents receive help with household maintenance, laundry and transportation to medical appointments. Additionally, the property features attractive landscaped grounds with walking trails and a large community swimming pool.
What Residents are Saying:
Reviewers make positive mention of the friendly and professional staff. One family member says, \"Small, comfortable, safe, in a spectacular setting and with many amenities, the Academy Villas is staffed by warm and highly experienced caregivers. The caregiver/resident ratio is very good; and the cost is reasonable.\"
4.95 out of 5
(17) Reviews
13775 E. Langtry Ln.,
Tucson, AZ 85747
Atria Campana Del Rio
Broadway Proper Retirement Community
Brookdale North Tucson
Cascades of Tucson
Elmcroft of River Centre
Fellowship Square at Tucson
Foothills Place
Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging
Mountain View Retirement Village
Sage Desert Assisted Living & Memory Care
Sherwood Village Assisted Living & Memory Care
Sierra Del Sol Senior Living
Sunrise at River Road
The Country Club of La Cholla
The Forum at Tucson
The Hacienda at The River
The Villas at Houghton
The Villas at La Canada
Via Eleganté, Tucson Foothills

Our Methodology

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
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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