Desert Flower Assisted Living

9185 E Desert Cove Ave, Scottsdale, AZ, 85260

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based on 19 Reviews

Caring91872250 July 13, 2015

I visited this facility

The location was great. The dining again there was excellent. It wasn't the structured hours to when you can only eat breakfast for two hours; it was open dining, and the food was very good. The rooms were nice. They were getting ready to do some remodeling in the memory care area and stuff. This would have been one of my first choices for my brother to move to, but the location was too far away; however, it was a very nice facility.

Estee1933 July 01, 2015

I am a friend or relative of resident

I have stayed at Desert Flower 6 times now for additional support and care related to a illness. The care staff are amazing. I know when I come in I will be greeted with a smile and hello. They all know my name even if I never met them. They make me feel good. I have loved my stays and may some day in the future move in to stay. Thank you Desert Flower for you care and love the last few months.

Eve5 June 30, 2015

I visited this facility

Desert Flower is close to my house, location is perfect. The staff is professional and kind. The studios were fine, clean and accessible. The dining room was nice but they need to update their furniture.

Dave35 June 22, 2015

I visited this facility

Desert Flower had a nice garden. The rooms and apartments were pretty. It was a very clean and very nice place. They had activities like bingo and crafts.

Caring104933150 April 25, 2015

I visited this facility

Desert Flower was much larger and had more residents. One thing I liked about it is that it offered the possibility of a short-term stay.

Provider Response

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We pride ourselves on providing the finest personal care and services to our guests. We do offer 14 day short-term stays for families that are wanting to try assisted living and/or memory care. It's perfect for caregivers simply needing a break. Please feel free to call or walk in for additional information. Thank you again! Desert Flower Assisted Living and Memory Care 9185 E. Desert Cove Ave. Scottsdale AZ 85260 Phone 480-657-9000

Sorry Mom! March 04, 2015

I am a friend or relative of resident

The first few months where good for Mom at Desert Flower, but soon after new ownership brought in new upper and middle management things deteriorated very quickly.

The details are too long, so I will just say that medication errors started happening, care plan was not followed resulting in putting my Mom in a potentially very dangerous situation, bad nursing assessments occurred twice resulting in undiagnosed serious bone fractures that where very apparent to me from the pain my mom expressed when I saw her and where confirmed by x-rays and CTs when I insisted they send her to the ER both times. The last undiagnosed fractures resulted in 1 week in the hospital followed by 3 weeks in a nursing home for rehab. My Mom was never quite the same after that.

The above and other incidents occurred over a period of just a few months. After the last incident I finally decided to move her for her safety and well being to a facility that took good care of her. I only wish I would have made this decision sooner.

Provider Response

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We pride ourselves on providing the finest personal care and services to our guests, and I sincerely apologize that you experienced anything less. I will be sure to pass along your feedback to the appropriate department managers, but would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you in greater detail about the instances you've outlined below. I may be reached at your convenience via email at or by phone at 480-657-9000. Shannon Thomas Executive Director Desert Flower Assisted Living and Memory Care 9185 E. Desert Cove Ave. Scottsdale AZ 85260 Phone 480-657-9000

Caring101895750 February 13, 2015

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We already placed her at Desert Flower. The rooms are nice and comfortable. I would say that the staff is accommodating. The residents have movies, crafts, and music. The dining area is nice, and so far the food is OK too. It is still to be determined if I'm going to recommend this facility to others.

lgcy February 04, 2015

I am a friend or relative of resident

I put my husband in this facility for one week in Aug. 2013. It was not a good experience. He has dementia and does not realize the total neglect he received. I brought him there clean shaven, showered with clean clothes. I picked him up a week later...unshaven, unshowered, soiled clothes. He looked like a homeless person. I brought two bars of soap for sink and shower. When I picked him up there was no soap in his bathroom for him to wash his hands. I brought a new toothbrush and tooth paste for him to brush his teeth. The toothbrush was never taken out of the package. They never took him to any activities...they had a piano concert and played old movies. I put on the forms I filled out that he played piano and enjoyed old movies. He missed both. They served him his meals in his room when I said I wanted him to go to the dining room. It was awful. I wouldn't put a dog in that facility.

Caring68704550 October 25, 2014

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I’ve already moved my husband to Desert Flower. We haven’t been there very long. The staff is fine. He has a 1-bedroom apartment; it’s adequate. When they have to cook for that many people and they are elderly and they all have special diets and medications, there’s not a whole lot you can do with the food, but it’s not bad. The dining room is OK. I know they go to Fry’s and to Target, and on Fridays they have trips.

Caring87614250 October 07, 2014

I visited this facility

Desert Flower is well-maintained, pleasant staff, good, and the residents looked happy. They have pretty busy activities and that stood out. The rooms were pleasant and spacious, and it was a secured area.

Caring79066150 February 28, 2014

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Desert Flower came highly recommended and we've heard things about them from other folks. But right now, I am disappointed with them. There have been some things that occurred, and we've had some issues with them. The room is too big for my father. We had to provide all the furnishings. It's clean, but we're looking to downsize. I would just want them to be more responsive and possibly more staff. I don't quite see where I'm getting the most bank for my buck. I don't think we're getting the full value.

Caring57003650 October 28, 2013

I visited this facility

Desert Flower was absolutely wonderful. It was a first-class place. It's a very good place to go. Their rooms were very nice and spacious. There were little cubbyholes in the wall and that's what I like. The staff was really nice. They're also young. I was really impressed with how good they treat their patients. They didn't just take them to their rooms and put them to sleep like most other places do, but they spend time with them. They were excellent. They also went out of their way to show me everything. The girl that runs the place was very nice and very efficient. She followed up on us and invited us to a lot of their parties. I had lunch there and the food was excellent. They also showed me the exercise room, the TV room and the game room, and they're all very nice.

lhering October 14, 2012

I am a friend or relative of resident

My mother who has dementia lived at Desert Flower for 3 years and left in July 2012. The first year and half was fine then the nightmares began to happen. While my mother was in assisted living the facility had a hard time understanding that assisted living meant you were to assist the person living onsite. My mother fell and was on the floor for several hours and then ended up in the hospital. After she returned from 3 days in the hospital and 30 days in skilled nursing the appropriate personnel at Desert Flower forgot to inform the caregivers she was back and she fell the very next day trying to find her way to the dining room.

After I complained for months to the executive director of the facility that my mother was not being cared for the executive director locked me out of the facility. She did so by calling the Scottsdale police and had me served with a no trespassing order. Since I am my mother's power of attorney and filled her pill boxes weekly my mother's welfare was immediately compromised when I no longer was allowed in the facility. Therefore, I obtained legal counsel and had my mother removed from this nightmare facility. In addition, I have filed with all appropriate Arizona state agencies against Desert Flower. Hopefully no one else will ever receive such treatment from this facility that takes your money each month and then locks you out after you complain about their poor care giving services.

jota1 October 14, 2011

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My grandfather was a resident of Desert Flower for some time and we always had positive experiences there. The staff was warm and friendly and always seemed to be attentive to the needs of the residents. They offer a variety of scheduled activities and programs for the residents, such as pet therapy, which was always very popular. The staff seem to connect with the residents on an emotional level and to genuinely care for their happiness, comfort, and well-being. The rooms are comfortable and include cable and phone access as well as an emergency call system. Each room also comes with temperature controls to ensure the maximum comfort for the residents. Desert Flower is in a nice, safe location and is located in close proximity to a hospital, which is comforting. There are also plenty of shops and restaurants in the area which provide good opportunities for outings with loved ones. I know that my family always felt comfortable having my grandfather there and we were very satisfied with the facility and staff.

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From Desert Flower Assisted Living

Listening. Serving. Caring.

These things matter to you, and to us. We offer more than just a beautiful place to live. We offer a lifestyle that embraces our residents independence and offers high quality care and assistance where needed.

Our goal is to enhance the quality of life of our residents and make sure they live their lives to the fullest. We recognize that our residents require varying levels of care and assistance. We promise to tailor our community and services to the needs and preferences of each individual resident, ensuring that they continue to lead the life they want. Visit us today to start living your life to the fullest!

Features of Desert Flower Assisted Living


  • Minimum rate: $3200/month
  • Minimum Memory Cost $3795/month
  • Rent Plus Care Fees

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites We Do Not Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • Dining Room Shared Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Features Extra Library

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Wifi
  • Technology Extra Emergency Call System

Health services

  • Medication Management


  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Wii Sports
  • Tai Chi
  • Fitness Room
  • Yoga
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Arts And Crafts

Financial guidance

  • Va Benefits Consultation

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • Minimum Age None
  • Pets All Pets Allowed


  • State Licenses AL8757

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