Review by Linda-Kaye, Grateful DaughterApr 6th, 2013
Family or friend of a resident
The Stratford is simply the BEST senior living facility my family has encountered in the Phoenix AZ area. We have had opportunity to interact with several in the last 10 years. They have escorted activities off campus where residents sign up to go with the activities staff on bus as well as a theater group and...
Review by David, son of 95-yr old residentApr 4th, 2013
Family or friend of a resident
ACTIVITIES: The Stratford schedules activites both internal to the facility and external in the community. My family member that lives at the Stratford has serious hearing and vision conditions and tends not to participate fully. This is not due to a lack of effort on the part of the care staff who are always...
The care at the Stratford for my parents has been EXCELLENT. We moved my parents to the Stratford due to problems at another elderly community that we had watched deteriorate after a few buyouts took place. Each buyout brought more cuts to service and the decision to move them to the Stratford was one in which we...
The Stratford has a full calendar of events published every month with lots of options for residents. Regularly scheduled shuttle buses provide transportation to area grocery/banking and shopping areas. Special events related to religious or other special days (e.g. St Patricks day) are sprinkled in as well.
Named Arizona’s capital city on Valentine’s Day 1912 by President Taft, the city of Phoenix has grown to become the fifth largest in the United States (U.S.). Those who like it hot will enjoy not only the 310 sunny days per year that Phoenix receives but also the fiery Mexican cuisine that dominates the local culinary scene.
The combination of warm weather, abundance of entertainment and proximity to the services and amenities of a large city make assisted living in Phoenix an attractive option for seniors.
Residents of assisted living in Phoenix are lucky to live in one of just a dozen U.S. cities that has all four major professional sports leagues. The Phoenix Suns, Arizona Cardinals, Arizona Diamondbacks and Phoenix Coyotes all call this city their home.
Art aficionados will enjoy the lively Phoenix arts scene. From watching a play or dance performance at the Herberger Theater to listening to the sounds of the Phoenix symphony to viewing the centuries-old artifacts on display at the Pueblo Grand Museum and Archaeological Park, there is never a shortage of fun and exciting things to do.
Seniors looking for friends and fun can head toward one of 15 senior centers. The centers engage seniors 60 years and older through recreational and social activities, group meals, educational classes, referral services and more.
Phoenix Medical Facilities
Assisted living in Phoenix offers not only quality assistive care at the community level, but also access to many well-known medical facilities in the area. Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center has been serving Phoenix and the greater Southwest since 1911. The flagship location of Banner Health, Good Samaritan is a major research and teaching hospital. The Banner Alzheimer’s Institute is internationally known for making groundbreaking discoveries about the disease.
In addition, Phoenix is home to the first hospital planned, designed and built by the famous Mayo Clinic. The Mayo Clinic Hospital provides 244 beds, 18 operating rooms and a level II emergency center. The clinic also provides outpatient care in over 65 medical specialties.
To accommodate the massive population growth throughout Phoenix’s metropolitan area, the Valley Metro transit authority operates a comprehensive system of buses and light rail. METRO light rail trains carry residentsfrom communities ofassisted living in Phoenix to major destinations downtown and as far east as Tempe. Buses connect riders to local neighborhoods and offer seniors age 65 and older discounted fares.
Cost of Assisted Living in Phoenix
Phoenix offers seniors some of the more affordable assisted living options in the country, with a median cost of $3,000 per month* for a private, one-bedroom unit. The cost of assisted living in the Phoenix metropolitan area ranges from as low as $1,830 per month to as high as $5,125. Seniors should expect to pay at least $36,000 annually to live in a Phoenix assisted living community.
Find Assisted Living in Phoenix
Phoenix offers a vibrant, dynamic location for retirement living. To learn more about senior living communities in the area, visit our Phoenix Assisted Living page.
The median cost of Assisted Living in Phoenix is $3,250 per month. Assisted Living costs range from $1,500 to $5,930 depending on location and other factors.
Cost of Assisted Living Facilities near Phoenix, AZ
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Source: Genworth - 2013
Cost of Assisted Living in Arizona
Government assistance in paying for assisted living costs in Arizona is limited at both the state and federal levels. Residents or their families often shoulder the cost of assisted living using personal financial resources such as savings, health insurance or long-term care insurance.