Apache Junction in Pinal County is already a popular location for retirees. Of its population of about 38,500 people, around 12,700 of them are seniors aged 65 or older. Tucked into the federal wilderness area called the Superstition Mountains, Apache Junction offers scenic mountain and valley vistas. The town is also the gateway to the massive Tonto National Forest and the Gold Canyon Golf Resort is just southeast of Apache Junction. Seniors enjoy movies in the park, summer concerts and several annual festivals. For big-city amenities, downtown Phoenix is only about 35 miles away.

Assisted living provides seniors with the level of personal care they need while helping them retain their independence in a home-like, social setting. The average cost of assisted living in Apache Junction is $3,700 per month, which is lower than the state average and even lower than the national average.

The guide covers information about assisted living in Apache Junction, including average cost comparisons of assisted living in other Arizona cities and other senior care options in Marlboro. It also presents several benefits and drawbacks of retiring in Apache Junction and includes a list of free local resources for seniors.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Apache Junction, AZ

Brookdale Apache Junction

2080 South Ironwood Drive, Apache Junction, AZ, 85120

Located in a quiet residential neighborhood against the backdrop of the Superstition Mountains, Brookdale Apache Junction is located in Apache Junction, Arizona, a short drive from Phoenix. Residents … (read more)
Located in a quiet residential neighborhood against the backdrop of the Superstition Mountains, Brookdale Apache Junction is located in Apache Junction, Arizona, a short drive from Phoenix. Residents … (read more)

Aurora Place

675 West Broadway Avenue, Apache Junction, AZ, 85120

Located within easy reach of Apache Junction shopping and restaurants, and close to the Old West Highway, Aurora Place is a well-appointed facility. Residents praise its clean apartments, while visito … (read more)
Located within easy reach of Apache Junction shopping and restaurants, and close to the Old West Highway, Aurora Place is a well-appointed facility. Residents praise its clean apartments, while visito … (read more)

Visions Assisted Living & Memory Care at Apache Junction

1510 East Broadway Avenue, Apache Junction, AZ, 85119

Visions Senior Living at Apache Junction was very nice and setup very nice. There weren’t a lot of concerns, except for the very strong urine smell. I only saw the sample room and it was very nice. It … (read more)
Visions Senior Living at Apache Junction was very nice and setup very nice. There weren’t a lot of concerns, except for the very strong urine smell. I only saw the sample room and it was very nice. It … (read more)

By Your Side Senior Living

1329 South Royal Palm Road, Apache Junction, AZ, 85119

Kopper Crest Manor on Royal Palm is nestled in the western Phoenix suburb of Apache Junction, Arizona. Banner Goldfield Medical Center and a wide variety of stores are just minutes away at the Superst … (read more)
Kopper Crest Manor on Royal Palm is nestled in the western Phoenix suburb of Apache Junction, Arizona. Banner Goldfield Medical Center and a wide variety of stores are just minutes away at the Superst … (read more)

Alott of Care Superstition

5375 E Superstition Blvd, Apache Junction, AZ, 85119


Brookdale Springs Mesa

6220 East Broadway Road, Mesa, AZ, 85206

Brookdale Springs Mesa is a premier senior living community nestled on the east side of Mesa, Arizona. Visitors to the facility praise its cleanliness and well-maintained grounds, along with the dinin … (read more)
Brookdale Springs Mesa is a premier senior living community nestled on the east side of Mesa, Arizona. Visitors to the facility praise its cleanliness and well-maintained grounds, along with the dinin … (read more)

Brookdale Baywood

310 S 63rd St, Mesa, AZ, 85206

Brookdale Baywood assisted living facility in Mesa, Arizona is a favorite of both residents and family members. They both praise the wide range of activities, including picnics, barbecues, Bingo, card … (read more)
Brookdale Baywood assisted living facility in Mesa, Arizona is a favorite of both residents and family members. They both praise the wide range of activities, including picnics, barbecues, Bingo, card … (read more)

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Brookdale North Mesa

2122 E. Brown Road, Mesa, AZ, 85213

Brookdale North Mesa is set on landscaped grounds with a private, park-like setting in the center of Mesa’s orange groves, just three miles from the bustle of the city. The senior living facility is l … (read more)
Brookdale North Mesa is set on landscaped grounds with a private, park-like setting in the center of Mesa’s orange groves, just three miles from the bustle of the city. The senior living facility is l … (read more)

Class Act Assisted Living Homes Glencove

2156 E Glencove St, Mesa, AZ, 85213

I cannot say enough good things about Class Act Assisted Living. My dad received the most loving care for almost 2 years and my family and I are beyond grateful. The entire staff is caring, compassion … (read more)
I cannot say enough good things about Class Act Assisted Living. My dad received the most loving care for almost 2 years and my family and I are beyond grateful. The entire staff is caring, compassion … (read more)

BeeHive Homes of Gilbert

4423 E. Guadalupe Road, Gilbert, AZ, 85234

BeeHive Homes of Gilbert was very nice and pleasant. It’s clean and everybody seemed happy there. The two people who toured me, (Jennifer, the executive director, and the other lady who greeted me at … (read more)
BeeHive Homes of Gilbert was very nice and pleasant. It’s clean and everybody seemed happy there. The two people who toured me, (Jennifer, the executive director, and the other lady who greeted me at … (read more)

Arbor Rose Senior Care

6033 E Arbor Ave, Mesa, AZ, 85206

Arbor Rose would have been a nice place, but the bedroom was very small. I didn’t like it. The girl who interviewed us and told me about it was extremely nice and very helpful, but it didn’t quite do … (read more)
Arbor Rose would have been a nice place, but the bedroom was very small. I didn’t like it. The girl who interviewed us and told me about it was extremely nice and very helpful, but it didn’t quite do … (read more)

Eden Adult Care Facility, Inc

1625 North 72nd Street, Mesa, AZ, 85207

Eden Adult Care Facility Inc. is located in a residential neighborhood of Mesa, Arizona, moments from Red Mountain Gateway shopping mall and Falcon Hill Park. Family members say that this facility is … (read more)
Eden Adult Care Facility Inc. is located in a residential neighborhood of Mesa, Arizona, moments from Red Mountain Gateway shopping mall and Falcon Hill Park. Family members say that this facility is … (read more)

Senior Care Assisted Living

2733 E. Nora St., Mesa, AZ, 85213

Senior Care Assisted Living is in Mesa, Arizona just off the Red Mountain Freeway. This assisted living facility is close to Mesa County Airport, Red Mountain Park and local grocery stores. Senior Car … (read more)
Senior Care Assisted Living is in Mesa, Arizona just off the Red Mountain Freeway. This assisted living facility is close to Mesa County Airport, Red Mountain Park and local grocery stores. Senior Car … (read more)

Fairbrook Grove Assisted Living Home

3916 E Fairbrook Cir, Mesa, AZ, 85205

My mother spent her last 8 months of life at at Fairbrook after her second stroke. She was cared for as if she were family. Prior to Fairbrook, I had spent quite a bit of time in care centers with my … (read more)
My mother spent her last 8 months of life at at Fairbrook after her second stroke. She was cared for as if she were family. Prior to Fairbrook, I had spent quite a bit of time in care centers with my … (read more)

Heritage Village Assisted Living & Memory Care

8035 E. Brown Road, Mesa, AZ, 85207

I was not impressed with the staff at the Heritage Village Assisted Living & Memory Care. I was impressed with the facility. The only thing I didn’t like about the facility was that they were sepa … (read more)
I was not impressed with the staff at the Heritage Village Assisted Living & Memory Care. I was impressed with the facility. The only thing I didn’t like about the facility was that they were sepa … (read more)

Summerfield at Jacinto

3342 East Jacinto Avenue, Mesa, AZ, 85204

Summerfield at Jacinto is a picturesque community located in Mesa, Arizona. This senior home is conveniently close to a host of local services including grocery stores, restaurants and clothing stores … (read more)
Summerfield at Jacinto is a picturesque community located in Mesa, Arizona. This senior home is conveniently close to a host of local services including grocery stores, restaurants and clothing stores … (read more)

Alder Leaf Assisted Living

3645 E. Whitehall Drive, Queen Creek, AZ, 85143

Alder Leaf Assisted Living is a small community. It’s like a home, not one of those large facilities that you can get locked up in. It’s a small home and they’re not filled to capacity, so my husband … (read more)
Alder Leaf Assisted Living is a small community. It’s like a home, not one of those large facilities that you can get locked up in. It’s a small home and they’re not filled to capacity, so my husband … (read more)

Eden Estates Assisted Living

20393 E Calle De Flores, Queen Creek, AZ, 85142

Eden Estates Assisted Living is beautiful. I’m impressed with it. It is close to my home so I can visit my sister more often. It’s very nice and the people are very loving and caring. My sister hasn’t … (read more)
Eden Estates Assisted Living is beautiful. I’m impressed with it. It is close to my home so I can visit my sister more often. It’s very nice and the people are very loving and caring. My sister hasn’t … (read more)

Sky Vista

1248 S Crismon Rd, Mesa, AZ, 85209

The tour I had at Sky Vista was awesome. It was beautiful looking, and the staff was very nice and welcoming. It was very open. They had a lot of different areas for people to go to and do things. It … (read more)
The tour I had at Sky Vista was awesome. It was beautiful looking, and the staff was very nice and welcoming. It was very open. They had a lot of different areas for people to go to and do things. It … (read more)

Savanna House Assisted Living & Memory Care

1415 N San Benito Dr, Gilbert, AZ, 85234

<p> Savanna House is located in the lively center of Gilbert, Arizona with convenient access to grocery stores, shopping, and entertainment. The community features abundant amenities such as an expans … (read more)
<p> Savanna House is located in the lively center of Gilbert, Arizona with convenient access to grocery stores, shopping, and entertainment. The community features abundant amenities such as an expans … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Apache Junction

Licensing of assisted living facilities in Apache Junction and throughout the states is performed by the Arizona Department of Health Services, Department of Licensing Services. This department completes all licensing inspections and on-site surveys to ensure facilities are adhering to standards in facility operation, performance and maintenance. It also investigates any complaints made against a facility.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Apache Junction

  • Arizona is consistently ranked among the most tax-friendly states for retirees. Social Security benefits, military retirement income and up to $2,500 of federal and state government retirement plans are exempt from state income taxes. Although exemptions could be more generous, the state’s low income tax rates help seniors keep their tax burden down.
  • State sales tax in Arizona is 5.6% and localities can add up to another 5.6%, but the average combined sales tax rate statewide is 8.4%. However, in Pinal County, the rate is only 6.7%, which includes 5.6% in state taxes and 1.1% in county taxes. Pinal County’s sales tax rate is lower than 86.8% of other cities and counties in Arizona and groceries and prescriptions are sales tax-exempt countywide.
  • The overall cost of living in Apache Junction is slightly lower than the national average, by about 3%. It’s also lower than the state average by more than 5%. Every category is lower than the national average, some less than 1% and others up to about 7%, minus health care costs, which are higher by 6%.
  • Violent crime in Apache Junction is lower than the national average on a scale of one to 100 with one being the best. Apache Junction was rated 14.3 compared to the national average of 22.7. However, property crime is higher in Apache Junction compared to the national average but not as high as the state average.
  • Apache Junction has an extremely warm climate with less-than-average rainfall and no snow. It sees 294 sunny days annually, which is much higher than the national average of 205, and it only gets some form of precipitation about 41 days of the year. Summers are hot with an average high of nearly 105-degrees Fahrenheit in July, but there are only a few days when humidity becomes unpleasant. The average January low is 42 degrees and the city gets an 8.6 out of 10 on the comfort index for its mild winters.

Paying for Assisted Living in Apache Junction

Apache Junction’s average cost of assisted living is $3,700 per the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey. This is $200 lower than the statewide average and $600 less than the national average.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Apache Junction’s average assisted living cost may be higher than the state average but it’s lower than many of the surrounding cities. Compared to Sierra Vista, the cost is $300 lower, and it’s less than Yuma by $325 and Tucson by $375. Apache Junction’s cost is even lower compared to Prescott Valley, which is higher by $750.

$3700

Apache Junction

$3900

Arizona

$4300

The United States

$4000

Sierra Vista

$4025

Yuma

$4075

Tucson

$4450

Prescott Valley

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors wanting to compare their long-term care options will find that adult day health care is much less costly at only $867 compared to assisted living at $3,700. However, services are much more limited. Seniors can receive care at home for an average of $5,148 for homemaker services or $5,243 for home health aides. Those who need extensive care may need nursing home care, which costs the most at an average of $9,247 for semiprivate rooms or $10,646 for private rooms.

$5148

Homemaker Services

$5243

Home Health Aide

$867

Adult Day Health Care

$3700

Assisted Living Facility

$9247

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$10646

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Data for Apache Junction was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Phoenix, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Apache Junction

Seniors living in Apache Junction have access to three programs that may help them pay for assisted living, including Supplemental Security IncomeArizona Health Care Cost Containment System and Arizona Non-Medical, Home and Community Based Services.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Arizona page.

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities in Arizona

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Arizona page.

Free Assisted Living Resources in Apache Junction

Entities in Apache Junction and throughout Pinal County offer an array of free aging-related resources that seniors can take advantage of. Programs and services are intended to help older adults remain safe, healthy and living as independently as possible.

Resource

Contact 

Services

(480) 474-5260

Apache Junction Active Adult Programs are offered at the city’s Multi-Generational Center, which operates on weekdays. Activities offered include congregate meals, bingo, fitness classes, line dancing, arts and crafts and various events. Many programs are free but some do require a fee. For those needing a ride to the center, the program has a cab/rideshare reimbursement program

(800) 293-9393

The Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens is a nonprofit agency that offers a wealth of programming for older adults throughout Pinal and Gila counties. It provides support and information, legal services, nutrition programs, transportation and support groups. It also manages senior centers throughout the county.

(800) 477-9921

The Arizona Technology Access Program provides assistive technology loan libraries and lends equipment for a limited time. Seniors can try various assistive devices, including mobility equipment. All residents can take part in the program without a fee, but devices can only be borrowed for up to two weeks at a time.

(800) 293-9393

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is a free confidential service for seniors in long-term care facilities, including assisted living. Specially trained ombudsmen act as advocates for residents and attempt to resolve these complaints to improve residents’ care and quality of life. The LTCO for Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens provides services throughout Gila and Pinal counties, including in Apache Junction.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Apache Junction

Apache Junction-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Arizona are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Arizona page for more information about these laws.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Arizona