65 Assisted Living Communities in Peoria, Arizona
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 65 Assisted Living Communities in Peoria and several in surrounding areas.
- Assisted living: $3,850
- Nursing home semiprivate room: $6,540
- In-home care: $4,767
- Adult day health services: $2,167
Assisted Living Facilities near Peoria, Arizona
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Reviews of Assisted Living Facilities in Peoria
May 25, 2021
My friend has been a resident at Ana and David Assisted Living for over two years. As with all of us, my friend wanted to be in her own home and care for herself. But she realized that, after a number of falls and several trips to the hospital, she was unable to care for herself any longer. The staff has been caring and loving since the first day. They understand the physical and mental needs of the residents, and treat the residents as if they are their own family members. My friend comments frequently how much she likes the food, which are home cooked meals each day. With the impact of COVID-19, the staff restricted visits from family and friends. This was very difficult for my friend, who is a very social person. She didn\'t understand the full impact of the coronavirus and why no one came to visit with her. As time passed, I was able to visit and saw that the care and concern of the staff was exemplary. Their major concern was for the health and welfare of the residents. I am grateful that my friend\'s family found Ana and David Assisted Living to give her that care and love she needs. This is most important when we aren\'t able to care for our loved one in the latter stage of their life. \'
February 2, 2020
My mother is in the independent living of Vista del Rio, but with some extra a la carte assisted services. It's an apartment complex that has indoor apartments. They provide three meals a day and also activities onsite. She really enjoys the food, and she has great reviews of the food for the most part. She really likes living there. For the most part, the staff has been really good at working with us on things. They have a beautician and a stylist that comes to their beauty salon. So she's been able to get her nails done. The staff has all been very pleasant. They have all the care services, which we appreciated, although we're still working on our billing issues. But overall, we're very pleased. She seems to be settling there. They have lots of fun activities planned all the time. My kids enjoy visiting there with other residents too. Overall it's been a really good experience. There's a wide variety of rooms, from a studio to larger two- or three bedroom places. My mother-in-law is staying in a large one-bedroom, so she has a small kitchenette with no stove but has a small refrigerator, microwave, and small sink. She's on the second floor so she has a small balcony which she likes; it overlooks the green space.
December 23, 2019
Vista del Rio was nice. The rooms were like a long stay hotel suite because the kitchen was just out there in the living space. The facility was well taken care of. They had the music guy singing songs, and the residents were down there.
October 11, 2019
My mother-in-law is at The Forum at Desert Harbor. The care has been good so far. It's very nice, very clean, and well maintained. They offer three meals a day and laundry services, and she has enjoyed a couple of the music socials.
July 9, 2019
Vista del Rio was great and seemed like a nice place. We really enjoyed it. The staff was wonderful, nice, and very helpful. The 1-bedroom was a little smaller than what we had hoped for, but the patio was very nice and we liked that. It had a living room and an area with a sink, a place to put your microwave, and a small refrigerator. The kitchen wasn't much at all, which was kind of a disappointment. The people also seemed very nice. They seemed very good with activities, like a lot of places they take you, and they seemed very good about taking the residents to the doctor, the grocery store, or the mall. It seems they had it all covered and they did very well. They have an area where they can read, there's an exercise facility, and a laundry facility.
July 9, 2019
My aunt fell in love with the apartment at The Fountains at Lake Pleasant. It was much larger than the other place we visited, and she could basically use all of her own furniture. She really liked it. The drawback there was it was a little ways to go to get to the cafeteria, but they come and get you in a golf cart, and if you don't feel like going to the dining room, they can bring you your food. The staff was very good.
July 2, 2019
Vista del Rio only had a couple of casitas, and they were already rented. They didn't have what we were looking for. It felt more assisted living, and the decor was very outdated. The staff was very nice, very open, inclusive, and friendly. The dining area decor was little old ladies, and people were in wheelchairs and walkers. They had a pool, a chapel, and a small workout room. They seemed more directed towards people who needed help in movement and assisted living. It was fairly close to town, which was good, but it wasn't quite as close to groceries and restaurants.
July 2, 2019
We liked The Fountains at Lake Pleasant, but it was a little too far out. The decor was modern, but you won't be able to park right next to your apartment, and my brother didn't want to walk that far. The last person in the parking lot might have to walk a block. The amenities were very nice, but there was no laundry facility inside the apartment, and you had to go to the community center for it. The workout room was nice. The staff was very nice, too. The apartments were either one or two bedrooms. It was pretty far north from our family here in The Valley, and you'd have to really be able to drive to get around to restaurants and shopping.
June 20, 2019
The Fountains at Lake Pleasant was very nice, but the rooms were too small. They wouldn't take our furniture, and they were too expensive. The staff was very nice, and it had a very pleasant atmosphere.
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Assisted Living Costs in Peoria
Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study shows Peoria just slightly above the Arizona average of $3,800 but below the national average of $4,000 for monthly assisted living costs. Compared to cities like Flagstaff ($5,098) and Tucson ($4,044), Peoria’s costs are low. Other areas, like Prescott ($3,775) and Sierra Vista ($3,800), are in the same cost range, while Lake Havasu ($3,500) is moderately less expensive.
Note: Information specifically for Peoria wasn’t available, so data for the Phoenix area was used.
Cost of Assisted Living Comparison Sheet
Care Cost Comparison
The care option chosen can make a significant difference in monthly expenses. The cost for assisted living is nearly $1700 more expensive than adult day health yet notably less costly than every other type of care in the area. The monthly average for a semiprivate room in nursing homes is more than 50% higher than assisted living. For services provided in-residence, remember to factor in daily living and home maintenance costs, such as meals, property taxes and utilities. More comprehensive care, such as an assisted living facility or nursing home, typically covers these expenses for residents. Cost of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart
- Assisted living: $3,850
- Homemaker services: $4,767
- Home health aide: $4.767
- Adult day health: $2,167
- Nursing home care (semiprivate room): $6,540
Cost of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart
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Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Peoria
Medicaid in Arizona
For low-income Americans with limited assets, Medicaid is a national program designed to provide health care coverage. Arizona’s Medicaid program, the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), is funded federally and through the state and covers a range of services including doctor’s visits, hospital care, prescriptions and immunizations.
Arizona Long-Term Care Services (ALTCS) is the division of Medicaid that administers aid to seniors and the disabled. Rather than using waivers subject to enrollment caps that result in waiting lists for new applicants, ALTCS provides benefits and services as entitlements.
To qualify, Arizona residents must be at least age 65, meet financial and resource guidelines and need a nursing home level of care, as determined by a social worker assessment.
Individuals must have a monthly income below $2,313 and assets valued below $2,000. Married couples are subject to the same individual limits. If just one spouse applies, up to $3,160.50 in monthly income can be transferred to the non-applicant, who is also allowed up to $126,420 in assets.
Although ALTCS does not pay for room and board in an assisted living facility, various supportive services may be covered, including:
- Care coordination and transition assistance
- Behavioral, personal/attendant and dental care
- Specialized furniture and durable medical equipment
- Medical transportation
To learn more or apply, visit your local ALTCS office or call (855) 432-7587.
Other Financial Assistance Programs for Assisted Living
Assisted Living Bridge Loans
Peoria seniors who need help with the cost of moving to an assisted living facility may be good candidates for an assisted living bridge loan from Elderlife Financial Services. These short-term loans must be repaid within 12 months and can give seniors access to needed funds while waiting for benefit approval, the sale of a home or other expected disbursements. Credit approval is required, but Elderlife Financial allows up to six cosigners on the application and usually respond within 24 hours. Once approved, the borrower can access funds as a lump-sum payment or line of credit. For more information, contact Elderlife Financial at (888) 228-4500 to speak with a loan specialist.
Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefits
U.S. veterans may have an additional resource available to help with the cost of assisted living. Those who are eligible for their military pension and not receiving disability pension payments may qualify for the VA Aid and Attendance program. Through this program, the VA provides additional monthly payments to help cover the cost of necessary care and services. To be eligible, veterans must meet one of the following criteria:
- Have a disability that results in being bedridden
- Require help from another person to perform activities of daily living
- Have a mental or physical disability that requires nursing home care
- Eyesight in both eyes at no more than 5/200 visual acuity with correction
- A visual field reduced to five degrees or less through concentric contraction
To find out more about the Veterans Aid and Attendance program, visit the Peoria VA office or call (623) 398-8854.
Seniors over age 62 who have paid off or have considerable equity in their primary home may qualify for a reverse mortgage to help fund assisted living costs. The mortgage may be repaid through the homeowner’s estate or proceeds from the home’s sale when the last surviving borrower moves out. To learn more, find a reverse mortgage counselor near you or call (800) 569-4287.
Assisted Living Resources in Peoria
Senior Centers in Peoria
There are a number of senior centers around Peoria where seniors can stay active and engaged in the community. Area centers offer a variety of planned activities that provide social opportunities, continuing education to learn new skills and fitness classes to keep seniors mobile.
Peoria Senior Center
8338 W. Jefferson St, Peoria, AZ 85345
Banner Olive Branch Senior Center
11250 N 107th Ave, Sun City, AZ 85351
Surprise Senior Center
15832 N Hollyhock St, Surprise, AZ 85378
New River Senior Center
48606 N 17th Ave, New River, AZ 85087
Resources for Veterans
Because Peoria is part of the Phoenix area, resident veterans have access to a wide range of services provided by the state and federal governments. Veteran seniors can seek medical attention, use counseling services and receive help applying for the benefits they’ve earned. They can also visit the local VFW post for social activities.
Veterans of Foreign Wars
7618 N 63rd Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301
Midtown VA Clinic
5040 N 15th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85015
Phoenix VA Health Care System
650 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85012
Community Aid Agencies
Access to senior support services can be obtained through the Phoenix Area Agency on Aging. Seniors can receive help navigating service and benefit programs, sign up for meal delivery, schedule transportation and find help with activities of daily living. Area Agency on Aging
1366 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85014
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