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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 41 assisted living facilities in Mesa and 30 in surrounding areas.
Brookdale East Arbor is an ideal community in Mesa for seniors who want to continue pursuing their interests while receiving personalized care for their assisted living needs.
Mariposa Point of Mesa is the first and only Assisted Living and Memory Care community in the Mesa area offering a holistic approach to services and care, and the peace of mind that accompanies it. By encouraging local community input…
Fairbrook Grove Assisted Living Home fosters an environment of health, safety and welfare for each resident and is your best care home choice in Mesa, Arizona.
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Avista Senior Living Historic Downtown Mesa, located in Mesa, provides seniors with a selection of amenities to encourage an enjoyable senior living experience.
Visions Senior Living is an Assisted Living and Memory Care community that provides a desirable senior living option that is exemplified in the quality, service and value we provide. Our commitment to you begins now, as you take these important…
At Arbor Rose we are setting the standard for personalized independence in a community setting. Our community focus is on your independence so you can enjoy better quality of life - your own way. At Arbor Rose, you choose your…
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At Class Act Assisted Living Homes we want to give our residents and family members a solution to elder care by giving them a home that promotes dignity and respect.
Why pick us? Here are 7 good reasons: caregiver per resident ratio 2/5 - the best you can find compared to others the best caregivers - many of them trained by Arizona Alzheimer association the best prices - we work…
Lending Hand Adult Care Home LLC Assisted Living, Mesa, Arizona is a licensed elder care facility providing assisted living services to seniors needing assistance in their day to day living. Our caregivers are trained and experienced. Seniors can lead an…
The Fountain Home offers a safe, caring, and comfortable environment for our residents. This attractive home is set in a an established Mesa neighborhood and features a spacious floor plan, fireplace, a fenced and landscaped back yard. The quiet street…
Summerfield at Jacinto is an Assisted Living Facility located in Mesa that provides a safe, secure and home-like atmosphere for the elderly. We serve the special living requirements of seniors and the needs of their families with commitment to respect…
Mayfair Home Inc Assisted Living, Mesa, Arizona is a licensed elder care facility providing assisted living services to seniors needing assistance in their day to day living. Our caregivers are trained and experienced. Seniors can lead an independent lifestyle in…
As Absolute Assisted Living we limit the number of residents, we are able to give the individual attention deserved by each person separately. We are experienced in working with convalescing patients, those who are terminally ill, and those afflicted by…
Located in the valley of the sun in Mesa, Arizona, Emerald Groves is small enough for individualized care and attention, yet features flexible services to meet you and your loved one's changing needs.
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On our 14-acre community, you will find a continuum of senior housing options and services designed to meet your needs, now and in the future.Mesa Good Shepherd has been part of the Phoenix Metro East Valley since 1983, and it…
At East Villa Care Home, we focus on making the transition into our home as comfortable and pleasant for your loved one as possible. We provide services for seniors with dignity and respect in the comfort of a clean, quiet…
Citadel has many activities through out the day. Is accommodating to those who are completely homebound and unable to make it to the dining area for their meals. Is convenient to those needing a higher level of care, from independent living, to a skilled nursing facility.Read more The Citadel Senior Living reviews
The Citadel Senior Living was clean and very elegant and had very nice furnishings. The staff was very friendly and everybody we walked by said hello. The only thing we didn't like about it was the size of the rooms, which were really small, especially for my mom who was moving from a 4-bedroom home. The dining area lo...Read more The Citadel Senior Living reviews
The Citadel was a very nice place. I noticed that there was no smell. I had a very nice tour although I had trouble getting into the smaller rooms. Everything was nice. The dining room was very nice, and the food was good. We had a very friendly welcome. I saw people in different rooms enjoying different things like ca...Read more The Citadel Senior Living reviews
The Citadel Senior Living was old looking. The thing that we didn't like about it was the residents had to go out of their space to go to another building to eat and for activities. It wouldn't have been appropriate for my mother-in-law. The person who assisted me was new there and wasn't able to answer a lot of our qu...Read more The Citadel Senior Living reviews
My mother-in-law has been in assisted living at The Citadel for over a month now. We chose that over the other places because they have a mass and communion from the Catholics. They have a separate facility that's independent living. They serve three meals a day plus all the snacks you could want. The staff makes sure ...Read more The Citadel Senior Living reviews
I really enjoyed the tour at The Citadel. The facilities were not very elaborate, but they were very clean. The units were pretty big and the laundry facilities on every floor was a good deal. You didn't have to go very far to use the laundry. The cafeteria wasn't super posh, but it was nice. Their other amenities like...Read more The Citadel Senior Living reviews
According to the 2018 Genworth’s Cost of Care study, Mesa, part of the Phoenix metropolitan area, has an average monthly assisted living cost of $3,850, which is slightly less than the national average of $4,000 and on par with the Arizona state average of $3,800.
Mesa’s average cost of assisted living is midrange compared to other Arizona cities and similar to the costs in the Sierra Vista area and Prescott. Flagstaff ($5,098) and Tucson ($4,044) are the costliest cities in the state, while Lake Havusa ($3,500) and Prescott ($3,775) are the least expensive places for assisted living in Arizona.
Cost of Assisted Living Comparison Chart
When evaluating the cost of senior care in the Grand Canyon State, the type of care is the primary factor. Compared to assisted living, nursing home care averages about $2,690 more a month, and the cost of a home health aide or homemaker service is about $900 more than assisted living.
When comparing home care services to assisted living, keep in mind that home health care costs don’t include household expenses. For a more accurate comparison, consider rent or mortgage payments and other monthly costs such as utilities and upkeep.
Cost of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart
Medicaid is co-administered by the federal government and each state. This government-sponsored health care program provides low-cost or free medical assistance to qualified people in Mesa and the rest of Arizona. The program pays for health services for seniors, such as home health, personal care and services provided in a nursing home.
Seniors on supplemental security income, also known as SSI, are also eligible for Medicaid. Medicaid services are accessible to seniors in Mesa with incomes under $12,492 a year. This is lower than the Medicaid maximum income in many states due to Arizona’s unique long-term care strategy, which encourages seniors to age in place at home.
Based on a combination of income and total assets, some seniors may have to pay into the Medicaid program. For assistance with enrollment or other Medicaid questions, contact the Arizona Medicaid office at (800) 523-0231 or (602) 417-4000.
Arizona 1115 Demonstration Project Waiver
There are 11 states that use a 1115 Demonstration Project Waiver to distribute and administer Medicaid programs. Arizona’s Medicaid model (AHCCCS or ACCESS) uses home- and community-based services to assist seniors who need help but wish to remain at home. The program also supports assisted living services for eligible participants. Mesa has no PACE program. Instead, the state offers similar programs as part of its robust AHCCCS benefits.
Arizona Long-Term Care Services
Arizona Long-Term Care Services provides financial assistance to Mesa seniors who opt for long-term care at home or in adult foster care, assisted living or a nursing home. This program also helps pay for assisted living. Services include home nursing, meal delivery and some medical equipment, and there are no enrollment caps. Applicants who meet disability benefit requirements are also eligible for these services. For more information on ALTCS, call (877) 236-4752.
Elderlife Bridge Loans
Elderlife helps Mesa seniors transitioning to senior living, including assisted living. This commercial company offers bridge loans to seniors and family members who need help with a gap in available funding to pay for care. Loan approval is based on credit worthiness, but multiple family members are allowed to act as cosigners. Typically loan providers require that a plan for long-term funding be in place prior to loan approval. For more information or to apply, call (888) 228-4500.
Long-Term Care Insurance
Long-term care insurance plans can cover the cost of assisted living facilities, although most providers require that policies begin before a condition that requires long-term care arises. If seniors are still living at home, it may not be too late to purchase long-term care insurance. Fidelity has an online calculator that helps families determine the cost of a policy. For more information, call (866) 489-0963
Senior centers in Mesa help seniors enjoy their golden years while socializing with other senior citizens. These centers offer many services for healthy aging and well-being, including recreational and social activities. They also give caregivers a break.
Mesa Active Adult Center
247 N MacDonald, Mesa, AZ
East Valley Adult Resources
45 W University Dr Ste A, Mesa, AZ
Red Mountain Center
7550 E Adobe St, Mesa, AZ
Eligible veterans in Mesa can receive medical treatment and support through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Contact the local Veterans Affairs office to apply for medical and other benefits and to find out what you’re entitlements are. The VA has many different programs to support aging veterans and their families, so be sure to check in with a local chapter for more information.
Mesa Vet Center
1303 South Longmore, Suite 5, Mesa, AZ 85202
Phoenix VA Health Care System
650 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85012
(602) 277-5551 or (800) 554-7174
Below are a few of Mesa’s subsidized housing units for seniors. There may be specific requirements for each housing authority, so check with the facility for availability and information on the application process.
Orchard Mesa Apartments
108 N Greenfield Rd Mesa, AZ 85205
650 S. 80th Street Mesa, AZ 85208
Desert Palms Apartments
210 E Brown Rd, Mesa, Arizona 85201
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