Desert Winds Retirement

Offers Assisted Living and Independent Living

19 Reviews
20554 N. 101st Ave, Peoria, AZ 85382
Call (800) 385-2527
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Assisted Living Reviews for Desert Winds Retirement

May 25, 2018


I visited this facility

We visited Desert Winds. The dining room was fair; cleanliness was better than fair. However, we were not crazy about the place. We were very unimpressed with the accommodations and the rooms. They didn't have what we were looking for as far as the price. Nevertheless, the staff was very friendly, helpful, and very accommodating. They went overboard to help us, and in that respect, we were very thankful.

October 05, 2016

By Joyce143521

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

My mom seems to like Desert Winds really well. They have music there for entertaining, so she goes down and watches that. The staff has been really nice. They come into her room and help her. If something happens, they will call you and tell you what happened like if she fell or something. They seem to be doing everything right.

May 10, 2016


I am/was a resident of this facility

I live in Desert Winds. I like everything. I do not participate in too much yet, but there is a lot available. I just like the whole friendly atmosphere. The staff is very welcoming and very helpful. I have their service to make doctors' appointments available to me. I like the food. It is all very good, very clean, and very comfortable.

August 22, 2015

By Caring107258550

I visited this facility

Desert Winds was clean, and the people I talked to were very nice. They showed me the room. It was a nice room with a bedroom and a little kitchenette. It has a little refrigerator, a microwave, a sofa, and a TV. I think they played something like bingo, and they go out to eat once in a while. For me, it was expensive. It was almost twice as much as a group home; that is why I didn't take that. But that is the cheapest one around here as an assisted living home.

December 26, 2014

By Caring99488750

I visited this facility

I visited Desert Wind, and I only met the woman who showed us around. She was helpful. The rooms were very nice. My mother really liked it. It was spacious, and it was only one room, but the bedroom was in a separate area, and my mother really liked that. I looked in the dining room, and it was nice. What impressed me most was that the apartment was light, spacious, and it had room for a stackable washer and dryer so my mother could be independent and not go down somewhere and wash her clothes. The kitchen was complete so she could cook like she wanted to and not have to go downstairs or go wherever and eat. It was also close to family. As far as I know, it was secure enough.

March 31, 2014

By Caring63083150

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Mother is now at Desert Winds Retirement now. A neighbor found it for us and made a recommendation to my wife and me. The staff is outstanding. My mother has a beautiful apartment. They have all kinds of activities like exercise, bingo and outings. They also bring in musicians for them. My mother says that the food is very, very good. The best thing about this community is that it is close to where I live. The place is centrally located. There is a Walmart, Sam's, and Costco, and there is a mall probably a mile away.

May 15, 2012

By Amberlea

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The facilities were immaculate. They were well designed, decorated with the latest beautiful decor -- obviously done by very qualified interior designers. The amenities that impressed me the most were the dining portion of the facilities and the care they took in keeping the residents active and involved with everything and everyone in the facility. The staff seemed qualified and caring. The place had a very good "feel" when you first went in. That carried throughout the facility with both staff and architecture and furnishings. I was impressed by the variety of housing that was available -- from independent areas with total freedom, such as places to park your own vehicle at your "apartment," to more assisted buildings that provided different degrees of "care" needed, to a total care area for patients with Alzheimer's and debilitating disorders that provide one-on-one care 24/7. I would say that if I ever needed a facility for myself, this one would be highly desirable. On the negative side, the location of the facilities was not ideal. It would not be close enough to amenities I would use when living at an independent living facility. It is a fair drive to the "heartbeat" of Phoenix, where the culture (theaters, museums, restaurants, sports) exist. However, this would not be an issue for the assisted living portion. The cost was also a shock. Not everyone would be able to afford this facility, so it would incorporate a less diverse type of residents.

December 15, 2011

By Emmyrose

I visited this facility

This is a medium sized assisted living with 76 Units. It is a two story building. The grounds and building is well maintained. The various landscaping includes treesand greenery. They have a nice courtyard with patio, sitting areas, and walking paths. The apartments are studio and one bedrooms with partial kitchens. Cable and utilities are included.All units are handicapped equipped and have an emergency call system. They have a nice dining room with restaurant style cooking.The food is good. They provide three meals and snacks.They have a fitness room,library,and activity area.The decor is nice. They do assisted and memory care residents. There are doctors who come. They have a staff nurse. They do transport if necessary to appointments.All caregivers are certified. The staff seems fairly competent and friendly. They have an activities director and a physical therapists and they do daily exercises. They do in house activities as movies, games, arts and crafts, parties,and one on one.They go out for activities as shopping, restaurants, and other events, This is a nice clean facility.
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Independent Living Reviews for Desert Winds Retirement

October 18, 2019

By Nancy

I am/was a resident of this facility

I moved into Desert Winds Retirement. It's very nice, it's clean, and it has good care. I've been here only a month. They take care of their people, the staff is very good, food is provided, but it's not seasoned, and I'm used to flavorful food.

November 17, 2016

By Mary Ann381670

I visited this facility

Desert Winds is not a very big community. The people seem very nice and friendly. The meal is very good and tasty, and we enjoyed it. I think we'd be very happy there. It's very nice, and it's not overly humongous. They have a nice exercise room, a gym, and a pool. The meals will be prepared for us, and they have driving to shopping and church services which we will obviously need assistance with.

September 09, 2016

By Mary751201

I am/was a resident of this facility

I am in independent living at Desert Winds. The facility is close to my son and granddaughter. The staff is very efficient and very friendly. It's a two-story facility, and there is parking if you have a car. A bus service goes in a 12-mile radius. Everybody's friendly and nice. They fixed my room up the way I wanted it, and it's very pleasing to me.
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Services and Amenities of Desert Winds Retirement


  • Rent Plus Care Fees

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

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


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Security Gate
  • Pool
  • Spa

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms

Health services

  • Pharma


  • Offsite Activities
  • Fitness Room

Guest services

  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • English


  • Pets: Yes

Types of care

  • Meal Preparation

Training Areas

  • Memory Care Training
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About Desert Winds Retirement

Looking for Retirement Communities in Sun City Arizona? Desert Winds is more than just another retirement community. Our assisted living facility is located on the border of Sun City & Peoria. We are conveniently located near great shopping, terrific restaurants, numerous golf courses, cultural centers, sports arenas, and medical offices all within a few miles; Desert Winds boasts to be the best location in the West Phoenix Valley. At Desert Winds we realize that today's seniors are looking for a lifestyle that is not only active and stimulating, but also interesting and flexible.

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