Thunderbird Senior Living

5401 W Dailey St, Glendale, AZ, 85306

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May 26, 2015

By John107751850

I visited this facility

Thunderbird Senior Living was very good. I really liked the place. The rooms were modern and clean. I had lunch there, and the food was fine. The people were polite.

March 08, 2015

By Joan102991150

I visited this facility

I was excited for mom. I thought I would like Thunderbird, and I knew it would take an adjustment, but the people that I met and talked to (about three of them) were very pleased with living there and said mom would be happy there. It was very attractive, and the people were really pleased. The room mom got had a private bath -- not all rooms have a private bath -- for $2,200, it was perfect, and she seemed pretty excited about it until we got home, when she decided she wouldn't like living with those people, which isn't unusual. I thought this is the place that I would like to be if I would have to be in an assisted living home.

January 08, 2015

By unhappy123

I am a friend or relative of resident

This is not a place for an elderly person to live that does not have direct supervision from family. They walk into your room unexpectedly and claim they got an emergency call from the room multiple times. Very Over Priced for small area to live never used kitchen in a year too hard to get around. They don't try to assist the people living there in difficult situations and many other things . Not worth the effort or half the price. Use to be much better 10 plus years ago.

October 17, 2014

By Caring96502650

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Dad is in Thunderbird Retirement Resort. I like that it’s not the most expensive and fanciest place in the world, but it’s not the worst place either. They have activities. They have a dining room. They have transportation. They have doctors. The hospital is across the street.

September 30, 2014

By Caring95416750

I visited this facility

Thunderbird Retirement Resort was fantastic. It was a beautiful facility The people were very nice. They would work with you. They took their time with the residents. They gave the residents some safety necklaces to push if there's an emergency. They do checks at night to make sure that the residents were inside. They placed a little magnet outside the door that told them they were inside for the night. If it wasn't there on a certain time, they will knock on the door. Then, if there was no response, they would enter to make sure that the clients were okay. The apartments were spacious. The grounds were very well manicured. They had walking trails, a pond, multiple shaded seated areas, a pool, and grills. It really was fantastic. We had lunch there and they had chef gourmet prepared meals. There were many choices and had lots of food that was nutritious and tasted good.

June 30, 2014

By Darrell3

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Dad was set up in Thunderbird Retirement a couple of months ago. It's a nice place. It's not very affordable, but it's something within my means, and my dad is doing pretty well. The sanitation is very good. I've heard some complaints about the service. It always involves rookies or young people who don't really appreciate what's at hand. Other than that, I'm very satisfied. His room is excellent. It's clean, and it's almost brand new. The shower accessibility is excellent. I couldn't have asked for anything better. My dad doesn't participate in activities because he's got bad dementia. I like the location, the price, and they have Bayada that helps us with his care at a very good price. The food is excellent. I'm not satisfied with the cafeteria help and am not satisfied with the secondary help scheduling.

August 13, 2013

By Frequent Flyer

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My parent lives in the Independent Living section but needs some assistance with several activities like bathing, and supervised walking. Generally the extra care (fee for service, in-house home care) provided is good and on time. When the regular providers (paid care workers thru the facilities' in-house home care agency) are not available, the new person is often reticent to jump right into the assigned tasks or untrained to do simple tasks like shaving. Also, they send new people to provide supervised walking all the time and the scheduled minutes are reduced to by 5-10 minutes without explanation. The Dining Room is outstanding and the food is portioned properly, menu choices and daily specials are plentiful and consistently prepared well. Overall the facility is maintained very well in the public areas, and the house repair staff is very responsive to requests for repair or replacement of equipment within individual apartments. Planned Activities are also plentiful, varied, advertised and promoted well and in effective places, and appeal to a wide variety of tastes and interests. Having regularly scheduled transportation in adapted buses, vans and vehicles to regular events and appointments is also readily available. Thunderbird is also very proactive about scheduling live performances or activities for residents to come together in big groups, i.e. dances, live concerts, etc., and their holiday decorations and activities are outstanding. They also schedule outside speakers for issues of interests specifically for seniors like Estate Planning, Advanced Directives, V.A. and Medicare/Medicaid benefits and program changes.

July 25, 2013

By Diana15

I visited this facility

Thunderbird Retirement Resort can be assisted or independent living and I believe they now have a hospice area as well. The staff there was very good. The rooms in the ground were very nice. What I like about this community was the outdoors and the different areas that your place could look out at or you could sit and look at either little waterfalls or the pool. I also saw their dining room and it was pretty spacious. We ate lunch there and the food didn't taste tasty, but I do know they cook for people with medical issues, e.g., diabetes, etc.

June 12, 2013

By Tina10

I visited this facility

I'm moving to Thunderbird Retirement Resort. It's an independent living facility with some extra assistance. You are not paying for the services you don't need, but only the ones that you do need. The services I included during my stay are housekeeping, help in taking showers, and someone would accompany me when I want to go places because my walking is not sound. They will also be handling my medicines. I chose this place because they waived their one-time community fee, which made it possible for me to get in there. The residents there have all good things to say about the place. The foods are also prepared by a chef with excellent credentials. He was a chef who worked in Hawaii for years before going to retirement facilities. He does all the cooking. This was very important to me.
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Features of Thunderbird Senior Living


  • Minimum Rate: $3000/month
  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Entry Fee
  • Fee Structure Extra: We Offer A Month To Month Rental

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Coffee Shop
  • Party Space
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Features Extra: Library, Fitness Room/Gym

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Private Cleaning Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Technology Extra: Emergency Call System

Health services

  • Medication Management
  • Physical Therapy


  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Book Clubs
  • Wii Sports
  • Tai Chi
  • Fitness Room
  • Yoga
  • Cooking
  • Arts And Crafts
  • Activities Extra: Computer Class

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • Minimum Age: 55
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed

Range of services

  • Physical Therapy

About Thunderbird Senior Living

Thunderbird Senior Living is nestled in a quiet, residential neighborhood in beautiful Northwest Glendale. We’re conveniently located within minutes of professional medical offices, hospitals, shopping malls, great restaurants and entertainment from cultural and civic celebrations to sporting events.

Within our community you’ll find lushly landscaped courtyards with ponds, fountains and babbling brooks. Enjoy a leisurely evening walk throughout the courtyards or relax under the mature trees and enjoy the tranquil view. In fact, you might just consider us your own private oasis right here in Arizona.

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