Brookdale Santa Catalina

Offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, Nursing Homes, Continuing Care Communities, and Memory Care

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7500 North Calle Sin Envidia, Tucson, AZ 85718
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Assisted Living Reviews for Brookdale Santa Catalina

May 06, 2017

By Dick447005

I visited this facility

Our overall impression of Brookdale Santa Catalina was very good. It was not a new unit; it has been there for quite a while. We felt that the amenities were very nice, they were accommodating, and they have facilities that anyone would enjoy. We were just not in a position to move, at the time we visited, but it would be one to consider. Another thing nice about it is that they were very open to allow you to do what you wanted as far as upgrading your unit, if you so desire. We felt that the food was good. We had lunch there, the dining room was very nice, and the chef was very accommodating. In fact, he actually came over and talked with us. They have open dining, and it appeared to be a good choice of meals.

October 24, 2016

By Chester147105

I visited this facility

We looked at Brookdale Santa Catalina. We just visited to see an overview of not only where it was located but how it looked and what they offered. Overall, it was very pleasant. The location was pleasant; it was off in the mountains. The staff was all very cordial. The facilities were excellent, and the costs were reasonable. We looked at two of the rooms, and they were very nice.

October 18, 2016

By Lyndell

I am/was a resident of this facility

It’s been a week since we moved at Brookdale Santa Catalina. The unit that we have is two bedroom and two bathroom, and it’s very nicely arranged. It’s a good apartment for us. It is also cleaned by the staff so we don’t have to clean it. They have a formal dining room where there are waiters and menus. It includes soup, salad, a main course, and a desert, and it’s excellent food. Their community room is big enough to accommodate a lot of people when we have gatherings. The staff has some organizational problems in the beginning concerning the terms with people having different information from other people. It seems that the staff is struggling to keep it right. Overall, I feel it is a very good place to live.

July 01, 2016

By Alice100024

I visited this facility

Brookdale Santa Catalina was a very beautiful place in a very nice location on the foothills. The staff was very nice, and I liked all of the people that I met. It's an older place and the rooms were generally smaller than the ones that are being built today. If I'm just looking for location, I'm sure this is where I would want to go. The grounds were very nice and very well kept. They had a lot of covered walkways. Parking was very convenient. I recommend other people take a look at it.

March 27, 2016

By visitor122187750

I visited this facility

We liked Brookdale because it was well away from town, very quiet, had very little traffic, and was extremely scenic since it’s close to the mountains. The rooms seemed pleasant and separated from the main building. They had a swimming pool and an exercise room. The staff was very pleasant; the one in charge of transportation was very welcoming, and a young lady outdid herself by making literature not normally given out. They give you a calendar of activities for the month.

August 05, 2015

By Caring111638850

I visited this facility

Brookdale Santa Catalia was very nice. The staff was very nice, very cordial, and very helpful. It was just that what they were offering me would not be suitable for my son. However, the rooms, the dining room, and the public areas were all very nice. The activities that they offered were endless. They had cards, they took them to shopping, and they had games and movies. Whatever they would want, they were certainly going to make sure that they could provide it for them. They were very nice.

June 18, 2015

By Caring108358050

I visited this facility

I visited Brookdale Santa Catalina (Formerly Santa Catalina Villas). It was very beautiful, just expensive for us. The apartments were very nice and had a nice view. The staff that toured us around was very pleasant and knowledgeable. It was quiet and peaceful.

April 03, 2015

By Val9

I visited this facility

We liked Santa Catalina Villas very much, but it was far from them. It doesn't have shopping nearby. There were a lot bigger distances between the rooms and the dining area. I thought that's a detriment. They needed to be close by. However, the environment was very nice. It was open and beautiful. People were kind, and the residents were around and seemed happy there. They had many activities. They had many options and different things you could be a part of. The rooms were more spacious and felt not so crowded in. I liked that better.

December 22, 2014

By Caring99158250

I visited this facility

Santa Catalina Villas had beautiful surroundings. The food was very good, and people were friendly. It was a nice facility, and the staff was very nice. The ones we've met were very nice and very helpful. There were all of the usual activities like swimming, yoga, and taichi, and they take you out to different places and buses to doctors and stores. I liked the area that it was in, and the food was very good.

July 09, 2014

By bbob1224

I visited this facility

I cannot believe the terrible condition that my poor grandparents have to suffer through. They were sold on this property as a nice place to retire to and after a few months are plagued with maintenance problems. The property manager the worst manager that I have ever had to deal with. He told my grandparents that it was their stupid decision to live here and that they are stuck with the condition of the apartment that they choose. I cannot believe that this place would keep a manager around that treats people like this. Do not let your grandparents stay here if you care about them!

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June 10, 2014

By Caring84555050

I visited this facility

Santa Catalina is in the foothills, so you have a variation in unit height. It has a very interesting skyline when you walk through it. The staff was very nice. I had lunch there, and the food was excellent. The interaction between the staff and the residents seemed to be good. The rooms are not that big, though.

January 30, 2014

By Caring74323750

I visited this facility

The location of Santa Catalina is a gorgeous location here in Tucson. Tucson is really an ugly town but their location is in a very exclusive area surrounded by very expensive homes but the interior of the place is not that great. I was treated very badly at Santa Catalina Villas and although it's a very, very beautiful place, I would no way go there with the treatment I received. They did show me one apartment but it did not impress me as much. For such a beautiful place, they certainly are poorly staffed. They sent me an invitation to three of their affairs. When I called and inquired as to why they claimed they had sent me one when I never received it, they sent it to the wrong address. The affair that I was invited to, we sat around the pool. The residents showed me the dining room, the activities room and the exercise room. The marketing people, the people who are supposed to talk you into moving in treated me like they didn't like my looks or something. I wouldn't dare recommend that place. It's a horrible place to live.

Provider Response

We are very sorry to hear that you felt that you were not treated well when you visited Santa Catalina Villas. Our goal is to help individuals and families find customized senior living solutions for all the places those families want life to go. We apologize for disappointing you and would like very much for you to give us another opportunity to help you. We hope you will call us at 877-400-5296.

November 27, 2013

By Bob44

I visited this facility

The things that impressed be about Santa Catalina Villas were the knowledge of the people there and the fact that most of the staff had been there a very long time. The facility was very clean. The eating facilities were good and it looked like they did a better job of helping with people more readily. I saw a lot of employees.

September 13, 2013

By Maria19

I visited this facility

This facility has a great deal to offer. I liked the Santa Catalina Villas very much.

June 19, 2013

By Janice9

I visited this facility

Santa Catalina Villas was a very nice facility. The atmosphere was super. Their apartments were very nice and the staff were very nice too. I liked everything about the place. The only thing that I did not like was that in order to get to the dining area you have to go outside. I don't like that because the weather is sometimes very hot and I wouldn't take too kindly for having to walk to the dining area from where my apartment was.

August 27, 2012

By reviewer1234

I visited this facility

We were very pleased with the Santa Catalina Villas assisted living community. The staff is extremely helpful, courteous, and pleasant. They are very welcoming during a very difficult time. The grounds are beautiful, located in the heart of Tucson's Santa Catalina mountains. It's a gated community, which is great for security, though this area of town is very nice so that shouldn't be a concern. They have plenty of amenities, and high quality amenities at that. The therapy center seems innovative and organized. They take pride in their "restaurant quality" food, made with fresh and healthy ingredients. They have special menus for special diets. The room floor plans can be a little small in terms of living space, but that can be ok too. They do have larger rooms, as well as very large multiple bedroom apartments. Everything seems clean and nice. Overall, this assisted living facility seems to be a decent choice.

June 25, 2012

By Libby1

I visited this facility

The staff was very friendly towards the residents. Staff was familiar with them through names and was always offering assistance in any way. The menu offered to the residents was colorful and healthy. A wide variety of options were offered as well as substitute options. If a resident has a problem with a food item, it was no problem to accommodate them. As a dessert the residents were offered various items like ice cream, fruit cups, or sponge cake. Many residents enjoyed lunch with visiting family members and friends in a clean and welcoming environment. The kitchen was very clean and staff kept up to date with their Serv safe practices. Hand washing was practiced by all, and hairnets and gloves were seen on every staff member who was handling food. The food was prepared fresh daily and served to the residents personally. Residents were able to choose the items they wanted from a menu. A variety of fruit drinks were offered as beverages, as well as enhanced beverages like fiber enhanced prune juice.
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Independent Living Reviews for Brookdale Santa Catalina

October 15, 2022

By Doris

I visited this facility

Brookdale Santa Catalina was a lovely place. The tour we had was very thorough and informative. We had a very professional guide who answered all our questions. The rooms were nice and roomy. They're upgraded and had nice views to it. However, it did not have an in-room laundry facility. You have to go carry your laundry down the hall to a laundry room. They have a lovely dining room, a library, card games and all kinds of table games, a theater, and a happy hour once a week. They also have different sorts of plays with actors that come in periodically, as well as lectures. It is the only gated community we went into, so it was just lovely. It's actually a high-end residential gated community.

October 06, 2022

By Elizabeth

I visited this facility

I love the climate and the location of Brookdale Santa Catalina. However, it's a little too far out of the city. At this moment, with my mobility issues, I cannot drive. I liked it. It was very nice. You could see the Santa Catalina mountains, and it was more residential, so there wasn't a lot of city clutter. The apartments were nice. Some of them need to be updated. But if you wanted to upgrade the place, it was at your own expense, not theirs. The staff members were very cordial, and I enjoyed being there. The only drawback for them was the fact that they did not have a doctor around the corner or a drugstore around the corner. One would require a car for getting out and about. They had an outdoor pool, a jacuzzi, and a beauty salon. We had lunch there, and it was very nice. The scenery in the area is very nice. It's back in an upscale area.

July 08, 2022

By Howard

I visited this facility

Brookdale Santa Catalina was very good. The staff was excellent. The rooms were very nice. The setting is beautiful. The public areas were very nice and open. The interaction between the residents that I saw was very nice. I did not like the distance required to get between buildings to the dining rooms, so it was not very convenient for me because I have mobility issues.

June 17, 2022

By Sherril

I visited this facility

We visited Brookdale Santa Catalina. It has a desert setting. It's very nice. The outside areas were very nice. It had some of the rooms I preferred. They weren't casitas. A lot of the rooms had balconies and patios. If you're on the first floor, you could go out your little door and you could go outside. They have some of the nicest rooms because you could have your own balcony or patio. Everybody was nice. They have a nice pool, they have water aerobics, they have exercise equipment, they have classes, they have painting classes, they have lectures, and they also have a happy hour.

April 02, 2022

By Mary

I visited this facility

Brookdale Santa Catalina was very nice. It would work especially for me if I were alone. The cleanliness was fine and the staff was very friendly. The residents were very friendly and we enjoyed visiting with them. The food was delicious. The apartments we looked at were spacious. These are apartments we could live in and enjoy. The views were beautiful. The staff that we were involved with was very helpful, answered our questions, and showed us what there was to show us. We had lunch there. The facilities we saw were well maintained and attractive. It's an older building. It's a cluster of small apartment houses and they're about 40 years old. If people are looking for chrome and glass, that's not what it is. They're very homey, attractive, and well taken care of.

February 26, 2022

By L.A.

I visited this facility

Brookdale Santa Catalina was beautiful, and the people seemed very, very nice. It was a little bit more spread out. The room was just adequate and there were a lot of good spaces for group activities and things like that, which was nice. They try to encourage them to get out of their rooms and communicate with each other. The dining area was gorgeous and was very nice. Cleanliness seemed to be good and they seemed like they were on top of everything keeping it up.

August 14, 2021

By Ronald

I visited this facility

Brookdale Santa Catalina is a beautiful facility. It is located in a scenic area and they were friendly. Erica was my guide, and I felt that she did an excellent job on the tour and was very knowledgeable about what they have. For the most part, the apartments were clean and quite presentable. The atmosphere was good too. They had lots of plans and it looked like it was well taken care of. They have a gym, transportation to doctor's appointments, and lots of activities where they go out in the community or go shopping if they liked.

July 09, 2021

By Ruthann

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

I chose Brookdale Santa Catalina for my parents because it has all four levels of care. It has independent living, nursing care, memory care, and so it has all phases of care in one place. They moved into independent living. The staff follows up, they address all concerns promptly. On Friday night they have music, appetizers, drinks, and Friday afternoon happy hour with live music. It has a magnificent location, it's right next to the mountains, and it's very beautiful. It's in good shape.

June 20, 2021

By Ruth

I visited this facility

Brookdale Santa Catalina was a very big beautiful facility. My parents liked it, but it's just too far from my sister's house. If it was closer, then that would certainly be a contender. It's elegant, and it's a gated community. To enter, you come through a 24 hour guarded gate. It has spectacular views, and they have transportation available. They also have everything (which would have been nice for my parents) from independent living all the way to memory care and nursing, so that was a big full service place.

February 12, 2021

By Charles

I am/was a resident of this facility

Brookdale Santa Catalina was very nice and they've got nice people. I didn't like their dining service which consisted of tickets, everything else was good. The food was good, but that was that. The rooms were very nice. I lived in Brookdale Santa Catalina for several months, so I know quite a lot about it. It was good. I wouldn't say it's excellent mainly because of their dining service. I can't participate in too many activities because I have severe spinal arthritis. They had indoor stuff like games, and the more active ones I just couldn't do. They had a lot of amenities. It's a very nice place.

November 26, 2020

By Lynette

I visited this facility

I visited Brookdale Santa Catalina, but they don't let you go to all the levels. We only saw independent. We couldn't get into the other levels due to the COVID issue. They were very nice people. The staff was charming, very informative, and helpful. The only thing, for my mother in particular, is the walk outside to go to dinner at every meal was gonna be a lot in 110-degree weather. You had to walk outside to get to that facility the whole way, and we thought that was a bit much for her. It's beautiful up in that area. It's right at the edge of the mountains, so the area was very lush and very nice. We saw independent rooms. One was a one-bedroom, which is what mom was looking at, but she wants a washer and dryer, and it had no washer and dryer. You had to go down the hall to do that. The shower in the one-bedroom was a tub. There was no walk-in shower at all in the one-bedroom, and that was a safety concern. I don't know if all their apartments are like that. They made us little food box to go home, and it was good.

February 10, 2020

By Fay

I visited this facility

Brookdale Santa Catalina is perfect. The apartments are very nice, you get to choose what decor you want, and they have patios. The staff is very friendly, very knowledgeable, the whole place is very well cared for, and the residents seemed active and happy. The dining area looked fine, and the residents were busy having conversation and going about doing things.

July 17, 2017

By Frederick

I am/was a resident of this facility

Brookdale is very well put together, the service is excellent, and the location is, we're looking at 9000 feet of mountains right out of our back window. We've been here less than a week. Every day, something is going on, Wii bowling, bocce ball, swimming aerobics, Bridge, and outing.

November 24, 2014

By Caring75259350

I visited this facility

Santa Catalina Villas was a nice place, but I saw no residents. It looked more like a mortuary than a living facility. The staff was extremely nice. The baker was wonderful. The apartments were nice. The little backyard was fabulous, and they did have a one bedroom den like what we were looking for, but again it was a little bit higher in terms of the price. The good side is that it's gated and very secured.

Provider Response

Thank you for taking the time to visit our community and to share your thoughts. Your feedback is always appreciated. Please be assured our residents are engaged in daily activities, and we hope you will join us again to see even more that we have to offer!

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Services and Amenities of Brookdale Santa Catalina in Tucson, Arizona


  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $4800/month
  • Independent Living Starting At: $2750/month
  • Continuing Care Retirement Community Starting At: $3895/month
  • Memory Care Starting At: $9395/month

Room and housing options

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

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals


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

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms

Health services

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nurse On Staff: Available During Business Hours; Some Availability Outside Of Business Hours


  • Offsite Activities
  • Fitness Room

Guest services

  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • English


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  • Medicare Provider Number: 035253
  • Ownership Type: For Profit Corporation
  • Date Certified: 10/01/2020


  • Resident Capacity: 125
  • Minimum Age: 65

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  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy


  • State Licenses: AL1742C
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About Brookdale Santa Catalina in Tucson, Arizona

Brookdale Santa Catalina provides a full range of choices for today's seniors. Choosing a senior living community represents a lifestyle choice and we understand that our residents are choosing much more than a comfortable living environment to call home. Brookdale Living's Tucson, AZ community delivers Inspired Independent Living, with the promise of Exceptional Experiences Everyday. In choosing this community, our residents have made a conscious lifestyle decision designed to deliver enhanced opportunities for pursuing health and life fulfillment through the exceptional independent and assisted living services, amenities, and opportunities we offer. And, the residents at Brookdale Santa Catalina can rest assured that as their needs change, we provide a variety of ancillary services and a Personalized Assisted Living environment that encourages residents to continue to live as they please while respecting individual preferences.

Optimun Life&reg and Celebrations provide an all-encompassing way of life that touches the lives of the residents of this independent and assisted living community, their families, and associates alike. Optimun Life&reg is a journey of self-discovery including services, features, and benefits that allow each resident to pursue their peak level of health, wholeness and fulfillment while balancing six key dimensions of personal wellness: emotional, intellectual, physical, social, spiritual and purposeful. As part of Optimun Life&reg, the mission of Brookdale Santa Catalina is to encourage our independent and assisted living residents to celebrate life each day. Inspired dining and vibrant lifestyle activities come together in our Celebrations program filling the monthly calendar at Brookdale Living's Tucson, AZ community with themed experiences, special events, and group activities that highlight different cultures and cuisines in a common venue of camaraderie.

Our Clare Bridge Place program serves those with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Each day, we promise to work to deliver Daily Moments of Success for each resident. The Clare Bridge Daily Path provides structure and activities each day designed to meet specific needs of those with dementia, while the Clare Bridge Dining Program, designed by a gerontologist and registered dietitian, helps residents in need of Alzheimer's care retain the ability to enjoy and master the daily dining experience.

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