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The average cost of assisted living in the city is $3,850 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the city, as well as financing options to pay for it. You'll find in-depth information on 17 assisted living facilities in Gilbert and 30 in surrounding areas.
The Cost of Senior Care in Gilbert, AZ
Centrally located close to restaurants, museums and golf courses, Sunrise of Gilbert is a full-service senior community offering a vast range of lifestyle options.
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Heritage Manor Assisted Living located in Gilbert, provides seniors with a selection of amenities to encourage an enjoyable senior living experience.
At Eternal Spring of Gilbert, residents enjoy an active, engaging lifestyle that promotes wellness and independence. It is our goal to keep our residents linked to resources and opportunities that will fulfill their needs and interests in the Gilbert area.…
Located just minutes from historic downtown Gilbert, our Palm Home is set in a quiet, residential neighborhood. Residents receive professional, around-the-clock care in a safe, clean environment with the option for either shared or private rooms, two large living areas,…
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Located in the sun-bathed Phoenix metropolitan area, you will find warm and inviting assisted living and memory care at The Oaks, A Merrill Gardens Community.
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Around the Clock TLC, a family owned and operated assisted living home provides personalized skilled nursing care for seniors in a home-like environme...
I was looking for a facility that was similar to what my mother was living in back east as I was in the process of moving her from NJ to AZ so that I could take care of her. When I met the staff at Sunrise and then toured the facility, I knew this was the place for her. I had visited over 15 different facilities with...Read more Sunrise of Gilbert reviews
My sister has lived at Sunrise of Gilbert for about a year now. Although it was one of the hardest decisions to make to move her into an independent living facility (she was only 61 years old), it was the best decision we made as a family. She absolutely loves it and we love visiting her. The activities are phenomena...Read more Sunrise of Gilbert reviews
The food at Sunrise of Gilbert was excellent, but my overall experience was not. Their airconditioning was too noisy, both in the rooms and in the common areas. The pool and jacuzzi were very small. They had an exercise room, bridge, cards, and other activities.Read more Sunrise of Gilbert reviews
Sunrise of Gilbert is a nice place, but I was not that impressed. I did not like that the memory care was on the third floor. I did not feel comfortabler. It looked well staffed although I did not have as much interaction with them. I knew that they had scheduled breakfast, lunch, and dinner and that was one thing that...Read more Sunrise of Gilbert reviews
The average cost of assisted living in Gilbert is $3,850 per month, according to the 2018 Genworth Cost of Care survey. This cost is just slightly below the national average ($4,000) and $50 higher than the state average ($3,800). The most expensive assisted living costs in Arizona are in Flagstaff. At $5,098 per month, the cost in Flagstaff is substantially higher than in Gilbert. For seniors seeking less costly assisted living, Lake Havasu City ($3,500) and Yuma ($3,625) have the least expensive assisted living costs in the state.
Note: There is no specific senior care cost data available for Gilbert. Data for the closest major city, Phoenix, has been used instead.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas
The cost of senior care in Gilbert differs quite a bit depending on the type of care required, which is the case in most U.S. cities. The average cost of nursing home care in the city is $6,450 per month, which is considerably higher than any other type of care. Home care services average $4,767 per month, which is nearly $1,000 more than the cost of assisted living. However, it’s important to consider that the cost of home care only includes services, while the cost of assisted living usually includes room-and-board expenses as well.
Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart
The state’s Medicaid system is known as the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System. It covers the cost of essential health care services for low-income families and individuals who reside in Arizona. The AHCCCS most often provides coverage for children, pregnant women, disabled persons and senior citizens. Some of the costs it covers include primary care, inpatient hospital services, ambulatory care, prescription medications and emergency transportation.
To be eligible for the AHCCCS state plan as an elderly person, applicants must be aged 65 years or older and meet the following financial requirements:
There are no asset limitations in place for aged, blind or disabled persons who are applying for the AHCCCS state plan.
To apply for coverage, seniors who reside in Gilbert can complete an application online or contact the AHCCCS at (800) 565-5465.
Arizona Long-Term Care System
The ALTCS operates as part of the AHCCCS and provides coverage for senior citizens who require long-term care either at home or in an assisted living or nursing care facility. It pays for care services and the senior’s medical, dental and specialty care and prescription medication. All beneficiaries work with a designated case manager who’s responsible for coordinating their services.
To be eligible for the ALTCS, seniors must be 65 years of age or older and require a nursing level of care. They must meet the following financial requirements, as well:
While all sources of income count towards eligibility, there are some exempt assets, including the applicant’s house, car and personal belongings, such as clothing and household furnishings.
Seniors who reside in Gilbert can apply for the ALTCS program by calling the Phoenix ALTCS office at (602) 417-6600.
Veterans Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit
Veterans and their spouses may be eligible for assistance with the cost of long-term care through the Aid and Attendance benefit. The benefit helps to pay for the cost of long-term care for veterans and spouses of veterans who require assistance with ADLs. It can be used toward the cost of assisted living as well as home care or nursing care. The benefit is paid out monthly and is included with the recipient’s pension.
To be eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit, the applicant must be a U.S. veteran or a veteran’s spouse and fall under one of the following categories:
This program is not available to veterans who already receive VA disability benefits.
For more information or assistance with the application, seniors can call the Veterans Affairs Department at (865) 594-6158. To apply, seniors living in Arizona can write or fax the Milwaukee Pension Center at:
Department of Veterans Affairs
Claims Intake Center
Attention: St. Paul Pension Center
P. O. Box 5365 Janesville, WI 53547-5365
Fax: (844) 655-1604
Long-Term Care Insurance
If seniors have planned ahead and purchased a long-term care insurance policy, they can file a claim with their insurance provider to have a portion of their assisted living costs reimbursed. The cost of insurance and the share of costs covered depend on the terms of the policy and the insurance provider. In most cases, policies are only available to seniors who are in relatively good health and must be purchased before the need for long-term care exists.
Elderlife Financial Services works with seniors to help them understand their long-term care policy and provides assistance with the claims process. To learn more about this type of insurance, seniors can contact Elderlife at (888) 228-4500.
The Gilbert Senior Center is open to adults aged 50 and up, and it’s free to join. It offers a variety of programs and activities aimed at keeping seniors active, healthy and engaged. Some of the regular activities seniors can take part in include health presentations, fitness classes and hot meals.
Gilbert Senior Center
130 North Oak Street, Gilbert, AZ, 85233
The Area Agency on Aging is a government-funded, nonprofit senior advocacy organization that connects local seniors and their caregivers with a variety of resources and programs. Some of the services the AAA provides or connects seniors with include elder abuse support, benefits counseling and the 24-hour Senior HELP line.
Area Agency on Aging Region One
1366 East Thomas Road, Suite 108, Phoenix, AZ 85014
(602) 264-4357 (Senior HELP line)
Veterans and their spouses may be able to obtain a variety of benefits and programs, including financial aid, health care services and support groups, by contacting their local Veterans Services office. In Gilbert, health services including primary care and psychiatry are available in the Southeast VA Clinic, while other benefits can be accessed nearby at the Mesa Veterans’ Services office.
Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services
165 North Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201
Southeast VA Clinic
3285 South Val Vista Drive, Gilbert, AZ 85297-7000
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