76 Assisted Living Facilities near Apache Junction, AZ
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There are 76 Assisted Living Facilities in the Apache Junction area, with 5 in Apache Junction and 71 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Apache Junction is $2,981 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Gilbert with an average starting cost of $2,713.
To help you with your search, browse the 360 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Apache Junction. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Apache Junction 4.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Queen Creek with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Apache Junction, AZ
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Apache Junction
Apache Junction is located in the Sonoran Desert near the Superstition Mountains. Seniors here account for 31 percent of the population. To accommodate this group, there are a total of 10 assisted living facilities located in Apache Junction, with 63 additional ALFs nearby in Mesa and Gilbert. These facilities provide personal care services and assistance with activities of daily living 24 hours a day.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Apache Junction
Central Arizona Regional Transit (CART) provides safe public transportation options including flexible fixed routes and dial-a-ride service. While reduced fees aren't offered for senior citizens, costs are kept low, ranging from $1.25 to $2.00 per fare depending on the type of service used.
- The Apache Junction area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Banner Goldfield Medical Center, in case of medical emergencies or illness.
- Apache Junction has moderate to good air quality throughout the year. However, recent test results by the American Lung Association show that in the Apache Junction area, 24-hour particle pollution is becoming an issue.
- The overall cost of living in Apache Junction is 6.1 percent lower than the national average. Seniors will experience savings when paying for transportation and health care, in particular.
- Arizona doesn't tax social security checks, which means seniors will save even more and can use the savings to help pay for the cost of assisted living.
- Weather in Apache Junction is dry and hot. The average summertime high is 105 degrees, and precipitation is limited. Apache Junction sees an average of 294 sunny days each year. This is great for seniors who enjoy outdoor living and warm weather, but those who are sensitive to heat and sunshine may see this as a major drawback.
Paying for Assisted Living in Apache Junction
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Apache Junction start around $2,981 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Apache Junction and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Apache Junction
The Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS) operates under a Medicaid 1115 demonstration waiver. The ALTCS program helps seniors pay for the cost of services provided by assisted living facilities. Seniors must pay their own room and board costs but may not be charged an amount that leaves them with less than a $101.10 per month personal care allowance.
Seniors may use Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to help pay for the cost of room and board, and family supplementation is allowed as well. Arizona does not provide any additional supplement to SSI.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Arizona page.
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
Apache Junction and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free assisted living resources in Apache Junction, please visit our Assisted Living in Arizona page.
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.
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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Apache Junction
Review of Aurora Place
We went over to Aurora Place to visit and had lunch with a relative. The staff was very, very friendly, and I was pleasantly surprised that the food was really good. The facility was pretty, modern... Read more
Review of Aurora Place
I really liked Aurora place. I would have my mother go there, but the price was out of this world. My mother needs assistance with getting into a chair with a Hoyer and they offered that, but it wa... Read more
Review of Brookdale Apache Junction
The Brookdale Apache Junction was great. It was a nice place, the rooms were about the same as the others, they were real nice. They were clean and with plenty of room. The staff was excellent. The... Read more