96 Assisted Living Communities in Scottsdale, 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 96 Assisted Living Communities in Scottsdale and several in surrounding areas. The Cost of Senior Care in Scottsdale, AZ
- Assisted Living: $3,850
- Nursing Home Care: $6,540
- In-home Care: $4,767
- Adult Day Health Services: $2,167
Assisted Living Facilities near Scottsdale, Arizona
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Scottsdale Village Square, A Pacifica Senior Living Community
2620 N. 68th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
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Reviews of Assisted Living Facilities in Scottsdale
February 10, 2022
Care received was abominable. Staff showed no empathy or compassion. My brother was admitted after hospitalization with several critical health issues. He was diabetic and suffered renal failure. He was evaluated at admission and several troublesome wounds were noted. A care plan was written up, but the wounds were not adequately cleaned and treated. One became so seriously infected that it would have required surgery, had he not passed away before that could happen. Also, in the several days he was there, he never received a bath, despite many pleas from him and from me on his behalf. We were always told it would happen, but it never did. I would definitely not recommend this facility.
August 1, 2019
I liked Desert Flower Assisted Living. The room was very nice, and the workers that they introduced me to were very friendly and said they hope I come back. My son liked it also. It gave me good vibes. The community was very nice, and the woman that took me around was young, very outgoing, friendly, and kissed me goodbye. They were very hospitable and warm. The apartments were very nice. The grounds were pretty and had a water fountain, a rock garden with flowers and a few statues, which I like.
July 31, 2018
Desert Flower was excellent. I wish we could afford them. The rooms and the staff were excellent. It's a beautiful place. The dining was really nice. The director and everyone I saw were interacting, engaged, and paying attention to the residents. It was a good experience. They had nice, soft music playing that was very calming. They had very clean floors, walls, and tables. Everything was spotless. Their rooms were nice, neat, orderly, and accessible for someone in a wheelchair. They were completely handicap accessible. Their showers were excellent for the elderly. They were able to get in and out of them.
July 2, 2018
My mom has been in Desert Flower for a little while now. It is clean, it has a slightly more upscale look to it, and it appears comfortable. The regular staff is fine, but there seems to be a communication barrier with the med tech staff. I have doctor's notes for specific times that medication needs to be given, but that is not being followed on a consistent basis. They're doing a good job with the food because they have a very good variety for people in that age group. My mom has never been much of a social person. There are a few things that she is really interested in. They try to get her involved in activities, but most of the time, she is not interested. They have music, bingo, cards, puzzles, and an exercise group. They have monthly activities, like if it is a Mother's Day or Father's Day they do stuff, and they celebrate people's birthdays.
July 2, 2018
I went to Brookdale. I liked their set-up. Their rooms were smaller. The staff member who helped me was very good. Their plans and activities were comparable. They were a lot higher priced for what you get. You're getting a smaller room and a lesser outside area.
July 2, 2018
My mom was at Scottsdale Village Square. The rooms and the apartments were large. It wasn't like a hotel, but it had larger outside grassy areas and larger outside visual areas. They had a recurring menu. They switched it around, but it was the pretty much the same thing. Sometimes it was something hard, chewy or crunchy, and things that an older person would have a harder time swallowing or eating. They had set meal times too. This was her first time ever being anywhere other than her own home for 40 years, so with her dementia, coming into a new place and the changes, she was disruptive and not cooperative at times. This was all very new to her. They had some patients with that scenario, but more often than not, they were impatient. They felt like she was not a good fit for their facility. They sent me a letter saying I had two weeks before I would need to find her something else. Technically that's illegal. I talked to ombudsman and a few other places that deal with this, and Scottsdale Village Square actually has to give you four weeks' notice. Also their reasons weren't legitimate and proven. I didn't feel that everything was done fairly and on the up and up, especially toward the end.
May 7, 2018
Westminster Village AZ starts at $5,100 a month. You pay a lot for it but it's just incredible, really nice, and modern. The food is good, out of this world, and delicious. They have two restaurants and one is more formal -- you literally have to wear a tie and jacket to eat there. They also have a place that's a little less formal where you can go and order food. The staff is extremely nice and friendly. It's a very secure place and you have to have a code to get in the gate.
March 22, 2018
We visited Atria Park of Sierra Pointe and didn't like it. There was a particular odor in the hall near the apartments, which was a big turn off. The staff was informative, pleasant, and knowledgeable. The room that we saw was nice, and they just finished doing some work on it. They showed us a second one that was occupied and very cluttered and had a stuffy feeling.
November 21, 2017
McDowell Village was the nicest of the three places I went to. The location was good, they seemed to have a nice staff, and I liked the accommodations and the layout. They had a pool, a nice dining room, and game rooms.
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Assisted Living Costs in Scottsdale
As per the Genworth 2018 Cost of Care survey, the average monthly cost of assisted living in Scottsdale is $3,850, which is just below the national average of $4,000 and slightly above the state average of $3,800. When compared with other cities in Arizona, Scottsdale’s assisted living costs are on the lower end. The average cost in Yuma is the lowest in the state at $3,625 per month, while Flagstaff is home to the most expensive assisted living costs in Arizona at $5,098 per month.
Note: Specific senior care cost data wasn’t available for Scottsdale. Data for the nearest major city, Phoenix, was used instead.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas
Care Cost Comparison
Senior care costs vary significantly depending on the type of care required. Specifically, nursing home care is generally far more expensive than other types of care. In Scottsdale, the average monthly cost of nursing home care is $6,540, which is more than $3,000 higher than the cost of assisted living. Home care costs are much less expensive than nursing home care but higher than assisted living at an average of $4,767 per month. Continuing to live at home can be far more expensive when considering all of the costs involved. Expenses such as rent, meals and utilities are in addition to the cost of in-home care. These costs are generally included in the price of assisted living, making it a more cost-effective option.
Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Scottsdale
Medicaid in Arizona
Arizona’s Medicaid system is known as the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System. It provides low-income families and individuals with health care services, such as physician and dentist services, hospital care, laboratory tests, prescriptions and transportation.
To qualify for regular coverage under the AHCCCS, seniors applying alone may not have an income that exceeds $1,041 per month, while married applicants’ income may not exceed $1,409 per month. There are no asset limits for the state’s regular Medicaid benefits.
Seniors living in Scottsdale can apply for AHCCCS coverage by calling (800) 564-5465.
Arizona Long-Term Care System
Seniors who require financial assistance with the cost of long-term care may be eligible for coverage under the Arizona Long-Term Care System. This program pays for the cost of services provided by long-term care facilities, including assisted living. Participants in the ALTCS also receive coverage for dental care, physician services, prescription medication and specialty care. A Medicaid case manager coordinates services.
To qualify for ALTCS, seniors must be 65 years of age or older. Their income may not exceed $2,313 per month, and they may not have resources valued at more than $2,000. Exempt assets include the applicant’s home, a single vehicle and personal belongings. Applicants must require a nursing level of care to be eligible for ALTCS, although they aren’t required to reside in a nursing home.
To apply for ALTCS, seniors can visit the Phoenix ALTCS Office at 801 East Jefferson Street MD 3900 in Phoenix or call (928) 753-2828.
Other Financial Assistance Programs for Assisted Living
Home and Community-Based Services
The state of Arizona offers an HCBS program that operates outside of the AHCCCS. It provides senior citizens with the opportunity to continue living at home or within an assisted living community even when they require consistent nursing care. The program covers the cost of personal care or assisted living services, nurse visits, nonmedical transportation and a variety of home care services. Arizona’s Area Agencies on Aging administer it with the support of the state government.
To qualify for the HCBS program, applicants should be at least 60 years of age or legally disabled and unable to perform activities of daily living. While there is no cost to participate in the program, HCBS does accept voluntary contributions.
To apply, seniors living in Scottsdale can contact the Maricopa County Area Agency on Aging at (602) 264-2255.
Optional State Supplement
Most states provide a cash benefit to aged, blind and disabled individuals and families who require additional funding to pay for their health care and housing. In Arizona, the OSS provides this benefit to low-income residents who require housekeeping assistance due to functional impairment. The state supplement pays recipients up to $70 per month.
To qualify, applicants should be functionally impaired and receiving the federal Supplemental Security Income benefit. Those who are financially eligible for AHCCCS automatically qualify.
To apply, seniors can contact the Maricopa County Area Agency on Aging at (602) 264-2255.
Assisted Living Resources in Scottsdale
Senior Centers in Scottsdale
Senior centers provide elderly individuals with the opportunity to remain active in their communities through social activities and programs. In Scottsdale, senior centers offer programming that includes social media and computer classes, bridge games, luncheons and group shopping trips.
Granite Reef Senior Center
1700 North Granite Reef Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Via Linda Senior Center
10440 East Via Linda, Scottsdale, AZ 85259
Scottsdale Veterans Services
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs operates medical clinics that provide eligible vets with free health care services. Veterans are also often eligible for financial aid, housing assistance and other services, for which they can apply through the Arizona Department of Veterans Services or any U.S. Veterans Affairs office.
Northeast Veterans Affairs Health Care Clinic
11390 East Via Linda, Scottsdale, AZ 85259
Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services
3333 North Central Avenue Suite 2052, Phoenix, AZ 85012
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