The Gardens at San Carlos

Offers Assisted Living

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4553 E San Carlos Place S, Tucson, AZ 85712
Call (520) 655-6188
The Gardens at San Carlos (520) 655-6188

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Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at The Gardens at San Carlos. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

The average age of our residents is around 90 years old. We are usually 50% to 60% female. Our residents enjoy our arts and crafts classes and our pets. We have cockatiels and therapy dogs.

What programs or activities does The Gardens at San Carlos offer to enrich residents' well-being?

Before Covid we had a full menu of activities like art, chair yoga, chorus, group physical therapy, visiting musicians, and visiting professors. Due to visitor restrictions we know due online exercise classes and our caregivers lead some activities.

What places are near The Gardens at San Carlos or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

We are at Grant and Swan in Tucson, Arizona so we are within 15 minutes of anything you could need.

What transportation services does The Gardens at San Carlos offer to assisted living residents?

We outsource transportation to 3rd party vendors,

What makes the chef or dining program at The Gardens at San Carlos exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?

Our home cooked menu is well-balanced and filled with American, Chinese Italian, and Mexican Foods. What sets us apart is we can customize our menu based on resident feedback.

What safety features or security measures does The Gardens at San Carlos offer to assisted living residents?

Each resident is given a SMART button they can use to call for help. We have a central monitor that calls out button numbers that have been pushed and caregivers also have pagers. If a resident is a fall risk we have bed and chair sensors. We also have support bars mounted in all of our bathrooms and mounted to every toilet. Finally, there are no steps or rugs anywhere in the home.

How does The Gardens at San Carlos keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

We have a newsletter, mass email updates, and we contact families one one via phones and email.

What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at The Gardens at San Carlos during daytime and nighttime hours?

During the daytime it is 1 certified caregiver for every 5 residents or better. At night there is 1 awake certified caregiver for every 10 residents.

If The Gardens at San Carlos accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

Sorry we do not due to allergy and training concerns.

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

We have a staff meeting once per month for continuous education credits. Courses include topics such as transfers, working with residents with dementia, end of life and hospice, wound care, etc.

What safety features or security measures does The Gardens at San Carlos provide to protect residents who wander?

We do not accept wanders at this assisted living home but we do at our other boutique home, The Gardens at Blenman Elm.

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Services and Amenities of The Gardens at San Carlos


  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $5000/month

Health services

  • Nurse On Staff: Yes


  • Resident Capacity: 10
  • Respite Care
  • Pets: No Pets Allowed


  • Licenses: AL11204H
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About The Gardens at San Carlos

With two beautiful Care Homes to choose from right in Tucson, we believe every person who needs 24/7 help deserves top care and we strive to be the best. At the Gardens, we have one staff member for every five residents during the day to provide an engaging and stimulating environment. At night, our residents enjoy a peaceful rest while a highly trained staff member works to maintain a quality home. We want our residents to flourish and we strive to fill the days of our residents with purpose, passion, and events.

The Gardens is a newly renovated, sun-filled home in central Tucson. Our core values support Compassionate, Active, Responsive, and Excellent care and the living space is responsive to those values. Inside the home, we have soaring ceilings, a high-end kitchen, and stunning open spaces for socializing. Our rooms are large and have a range of bathroom options including 1/2 or 3/4 bath. The exterior of the yard has been tailored to serve our residents as well and includes ‘no bending’ raised garden beds, fruit trees, a waterfall, a pool, and a hot tub. This is truly a wonderful home to live in.

Dale, the owner, became interested in senior care after supporting his grandparents through their transition to care facilities and realizing there was a deep need for high-quality assisted living homes. He has spent his teens and 20s in caring fields including K-12 teaching and vulnerable adult care. After completing his MBA, worked for Texas Instruments and Walbro in sales and operations with a focus on process improvement. Dale is a certified caregiver and is a hands-on business owner who opened the Gardens in 2019 after four years of planning and a lifetime of preparation.

What Makes Us Special

Compassionate, dignified & loving 24/7 Assisted Living in the Heart of Tucson!

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