Fairwinds - Desert Point

Offers Assisted Living and Independent Living

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10701 N. La Reserve Dr., Oro Valley, AZ 85737
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Assisted Living Reviews for Fairwinds - Desert Point

December 14, 2016

By G. Wine

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My father and his wife lived here for almost two years. As with any big move, there were some challenges. The staff worked very hard help make the transition easier. Since my father's health concerns were different from his wife's, they were able to pick and choose the services they needed (i.e. independent/assisted living, medication management or whatever). Originally, they brought their little dog with them but he was a little too peppy for an apartment setting. It was really nice to have that as a choice. This is an active adult community. If one has the resources, it is great for those who are faring fairly well. It does not have a dementia or skilled nursing facility attached so if your loved ones transition to that phase, they may need to move eventually to get more services. That is what happened to my father as his Parkinson's made it too difficult to live in an apartment without constant supervision. Overall, we were happy with the facility and their services from beginning to end. The staff was very caring.

November 23, 2016

By Don233047

I visited this facility

Fairwinds was very nice. I liked it a lot. One thing I liked about it was that they offered independent living and assisted living. If you needed to move to assisted living, you would have to move out of your apartment. You could stay where you were. They had an outdoor swimming pool. The staff was outstanding. I thought they had a very pleasant dining area. The rooms were very nice.

November 22, 2016

By Everett037325

I visited this facility

I visited Fairwinds. I liked that all the rooms could be either assisted or independent. If you went from independent to assisted, you would not need to change rooms. I also liked their meal serving methods where you would not have to go to meals at a certain time, but you had a window of time. I also liked the layout and the cleanliness of the place. The friendliness of the residents stood out to me. Every unit had a washer and dryer in it.

November 01, 2016

By Anonymous115387650

I visited this facility

They bought me dinner at Fairwinds - Desert Point, and they had entertainment, but I just didn't feel comfortable there, like there was something about it that was wrong. The apartment I saw was average, and you bought your own furniture. The price was a little steep, and the location is very inconvenient. It's just a wrong place to get in and get out. They need to improve on entrances, exits, and more outside activities. The accessibility to it was not that convenient as far as I'm concerned.
Provider Response
We’re glad you were able to come visit Fairwinds Desert Point in your search for senior housing. We know there are differences in every community you consider, but we feel we offer an amazing lifestyle and amenities to the people that choose to live here. We have a variety of apartment sizes and floor plans to pick from, so if you’d prefer something different than what you saw while you were here, we’d love to have you come back and show you other options. We have tons of activities for our residents, and it sounds like you enjoyed some of that while you were here. We appreciate your feedback, wish you all the best in your search, and hope you find the perfect match when you pick your future home.

August 11, 2015

By Anonymous115227650

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The staff is wonderful, and the facilities are tremendously well kept at Fairwinds Desert Point. Everybody is very friendly. The food is delightful. It is just a wonderful environment. My mother's room has a fine size for her. They have field trips, movie nights, ice cream socials, and cocktail hours.

July 28, 2015

By Lynn110479750

I visited this facility

Fairwinds-Desert Point was very nice, much newer, and pretty spacious. I talked to the sales director, and they were very nice. They seemed to have a few activities. There were a fair amount of residents out and about moving around the property -- which I always thought was good. It’s in a beautiful location, and you have the mountain view. It was one of the considerations, but it was quite expensive.

July 20, 2015

By Caring108641550

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My folks are in Fairwinds, and it has been great. There are a lot of activities, and they have been very good to them. The room is very clean, well maintained, and spacious. I have never seen anything that is not clean. We eat the food all the time, and they do a nice job. They are trying to take care of a whole lot of people that has different age, and actually, that is one of the big reasons why we chose it.

June 21, 2015

By Anonymous108445350

I visited this facility

I went to Fairwinds at Desert Point, and it was very nice, beautiful, and accommodating. We looked at a studio and an extended studio apartment, and they were both gorgeous. We had lunch in the dining room, and the food was fantastic. The people were very nice to us. They showed us the gym, which was very nice.

May 08, 2015

By Celine1

I visited this facility

The staff at Fairwinds was friendly and helpful. The attitude of the people living there seemed to be happy. I went over for a meal, and the food and preparation was fine. It was a very nice salad. The chef came over to see how we were doing. They have a pool, a salon, and a game room. I was pleased with the visit.

April 27, 2015

By Valerie25

I visited this facility

Fairwinds at Desert Point is right in the neighborhood where my parents live independently now. They are not there yet, but they are on a waiting list because that's the one they choose. The dining option is good. The staff is friendly. They seem to get along well. They seem to like their residents. They like their job, and they want to care for the residents.

April 03, 2015

By Val9

I visited this facility

Fairwinds Desert Point is near my parents' home, so once they have an opening, they can move very close by. There are good shopping areas nearby in their neighborhood and things they are familiar with. So, they are not changing neighborhoods. They are very nice. Everybody there is very welcoming and very helpful. They answer every question I have. The rooms are not really large; it will be nice if they have high ceilings. It is nice to have that more spacious feel. They have lots of activities, They have exercises. They have a beauty shop. They have different classes. It seems like a good place. They take the residents out every day to a different place. So, it seems that it will be a good transition for my parents to not have to drive when they have places to go. They have nice dining options. From the rent that you pay every month, you have a $400 credit so you can take from that for the meal you want to take every day. So, you have some options if you want from morning, afternoon, or evenings. It seems like they have good food. They have a little cafe for in between times, so you can have snacks. They have a nice welcome guests thing there, and you can go there at any time and have a meal if you like.

July 11, 2012

By Son2

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The staff seems to enjoy their jobs and are neat and professional. Overall the place is very well lighted and is a nice place for anyone to live. It seems to be a little understaffed, but they get the job done. The meals cooked there are different every day and are of good quality. The only problem I have with this home is that like in many homes, things seem to disappear almost every week. Whether they are being stolen, taken by other patients, or being used for other patients I don't know. But if you have something in your room you shouldn't have to worry everyday about it being taken. Other than that the patients there seem to be happy and the rules aren't ridiculous. So overall this is a good place for someone to live that wants to be comfortable and taken care of.

April 13, 2012

By jmorelli1011

I visited this facility

At first glance I was very impressed with the way the building and it's surrounding looked. The staff seemed very pleasent and was always smiling. The entry way and main room are very open and well lighted through natural light comming in through the windows. As part of the vistit/tour you get to speak with a representative over lunch and I felt that the dinning room was a bit small. The food was great and I was able to order what I wanted, not just option A or option B that you get in most places. The rooms were a good size and had different options in floor plans for those who live alone or if they have a spouse and need a little larger room. There were also many different levels of care that we could pick and choose from. It was a build your own package. We were able to select having her laundry done and med reminders performed but allowing her to still be independent in other areas. I'm a huge fan of that because I feel that it's extremely important to let an individule do as much as they can for themselves before steping in to help. The overall environment was very friendly and they seemed very involved in getting the residents active in different activites that they provide. I would highly recommend this facility.

January 07, 2012

By wildcats79

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I have visited my grandmother multiple times at Fairwinds - Desert Point in Tucson, Arizona. It is quite a drive from her original house and sits fairly alone in an undeveloped area. There is plenty of parking for visitors as well. Once inside the building that my grandmother resides in, I was impressed. There is a huge dining room where my grandmother hangs out with the friends she has made. There is also a bar area to watch sports or the news where I had a delicious panini that was reasonably priced. The residents are given a meal card that they withdraw funds from for activities and meals in the dining area at a discounted rate. My grandmother's room was down a very long, very narrow hallway that did not have railing for assistance. The room was nicely sized and my grandmother would complain, "It was still way too much room for just her." For example, her living room had enough space for 3 chairs and a large entertainment center containing her television. Her patio led straight to a nicely landscaped courtyard that got just enough shade for being in the Arizona heat. Overall the residents seemed very happy. My only sad experience was when a family member and I were playing pool and watching a football game on the television upstairs. A resident came in bewildered by the fact that we were in the room since she used it for her personal television room at that time, despite the fact that an unused entertainment area was in the next room. It was awkward and very sad. The staff did not seem overly pushy or micromanaging, which I think is a good thing. I would recommend Fairwinds - Desert Point.
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Independent Living Reviews for Fairwinds - Desert Point

March 28, 2014

By Diane81694450

I visited this facility

I had a friend who was over at Fairwinds. I was very impressed with this place. There's a lady there that I happen to call on frequently. Her apartment was really lovely with a mountain view. She was perfectly content with the people there, with the meals, the services, andthe program that was offered to her there. I think it's a really lovely place to live. I had a very good relationship with the staff while I was making my visit there. They're excellent. My other friend who was living there was in assisted living. They thought it was a lovely place to live. The ambiance of the place, the staff, and the management were excellent. I was very impressed with it myself, and I thought perhaps I could consider that in another 10 years. I've been told that the food has been very satisfying. The apartments are lovely. I think it was built a while back, so they're a bit larger than the more modern ones. My friend was allowed to have a cat. She actually had two cats at one time.

September 23, 2011

By Emmyrose


This is a beautiful resort type facility set in the foothills of the mountains. it is 3 stories and has gorgeous landscaping. There are 198 units ranging from studios to large two bedrooms. All are handicapped equipped and have an emergency call system.All apartments include all utilities even cable. The inside is nicely decorated and has sitting areas/ It is very clean. They provide housekeeping and linen service for all residents, assisted and independent. They do not segregate their residents. They have a great restaurant style dining room with a variety of choices. They serve 3 meals and snacks. The food is very good. They do all 3 levels of care except Alzheimer's. The resident can stay in their apartment and they work with staff and services for their increased level of care.Respite, rehab, and hospice care available. They have a beauty shop and large areas for activities. They have doctors who come in or will transport to appointments.All caregivers are certified. They have a great activities department with numerous activities such as bingo, sing-a-longs, and entertainment. They have bbqs and parties. They have a pool for water exercises and aerobics. Ther is a larhe enclosed courtyard with desert landscape, walking paths, shrubs, and flowers. The grounds are well maintained and decorated. They have sitting areas and a patio. The staff seems very caring and knowledgeable. Very nice facility.
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Questions about Fairwinds - Desert Point

What programs or activities does Fairwinds - Desert Point offer to enrich residents' well-being?

We provide residents with what we call the Weekly Activity Schedule. This schedule gives our residents a weekly overview of the activities happening for that week. Some of the activities that our community has are trivia, TED Talks, discussions, bingo, health talks, happy hours, bible studies, bridge and much much more.

What places are near Fairwinds - Desert Point or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

There are 20+ stores within walking distance of our community. (Three shopping centers total) There are stores like Fry's grocery store, Target, Panera, MOD Pizza, Verizon, Chase bank, two hair salons, two nail salons and much much more.

Costs for Fairwinds - Desert Point

Cost of Assisted Living

$ 1,234

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Cost of Independent Living

$ 1,234

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Services and Amenities of Fairwinds - Desert Point


  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Entry Fee
  • Fee Structure Extra: We Offer A Month To Month Rental
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $3070/month
  • Independent Living Starting At: $2720/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Do Not 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, W/D In Residence

Cleaning services

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

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Internet Enabled Rooms
  • Wifi
  • Technology Extra: Emergency Call System

Health services

  • Hospice Care
  • 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

Financial guidance

  • Home Sale Assistance
  • Va Benefits Consultation
  • Financial Guidance Extra: Commingled Independent And Assisted Living Apartments $400 Food Credit For Meals With Full Service La Reserve Restaurant And Bistro Available Full Time Fitness Trainer As Part Of Our Prime Fit Gym, Teaching Classes Monday Through Friday And Managing Ou

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • Minimum Age: 62
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed

Range of services

  • Physical Therapy


  • Licenses: AL
  • State Licenses: AL4698C

About Fairwinds - Desert Point

Fairwinds - Desert Point, newly remodeled and located in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountain Range, offers luxurious apartment homes in a fun and active retirement community. We are very proud to be managed by Leisure Care, who, for over 30 years, has led the industry in the development and management of elegant retirement communities that are all about Five-Star Fun. At Fairwinds - Desert Point we have set colossal standards for quality and choice in guest services, amenities, resort-style living, and in all things "fun."

Live at Fairwinds - Desert Point and enjoy your own private apartment home. Meet new friends and entertain family in the beautiful restaurant, where all meals are prepared for you by our very own chef. Then there's the programs! Sign up for an art class. Start a new fitness program. Or book that travel excursion you've always wanted to. You will be amazed by how many fun social and recreational activities there are just waiting for you. Whether you want to spend an afternoon in the library with a good book, swim laps in the pool, enjoy a night on the town with your sweetie, or want to socialize with friends, Fairwinds - Desert Point has it all. Do what you want, whenever you want to.

Imagine the peace of mind knowing that our highly-trained staff is available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you may have and that every apartment is equipped with an emergency communication system. And if you need some assistance, whether a little or a lot, our Assisted Living services are available and can be started at any time.

Quite simply, at Fairwinds - Desert Point, it's your life, on your terms. We help make it all possible. Come join us for Five-Star Fun.

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