Located in Maricopa County, Avondale is a suburb of Phoenix, which is only about 30 miles away. More than 89,000 residents call Avondale home, including around 7,500 seniors aged 65 or older. The city is close to many sports and entertainment amenities, but there’s also plenty to do locally. For seniors who enjoy the thrill of auto racing, Avondale is home to Phoenix International Raceway, where NASCAR Championship events take place. Nature lovers enjoy the Tres Rios riparian habitat and Avondale’s 10 parks with their diverse array of amenities for residents of all ages and abilities.

Assisted living provides an appropriate level of personal care for seniors needing some assistance but wanting to retain their independence in a home-like setting with social opportunities. The average monthly cost of assisted living in Avondale is $3,700, which is lower than the state and national averages.

This guide provides valuable information on assisted living in Avondale, such as the average cost of other types of senior care and cost comparisons of assisted living in other Arizona cities. It also lists several benefits and drawbacks of retiring in Avondale and includes free, local resources for older adults.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Avondale, AZ

Legacy House of Avondale

2635 N. Dysart Road, Avondale, AZ, 85392

Legacy House of Avondale was very clean. It looked like they had the staffing needed to provide care for my sister. They are very helpful with their whole program of what they do inside that care. The … (read more)
Legacy House of Avondale was very clean. It looked like they had the staffing needed to provide care for my sister. They are very helpful with their whole program of what they do inside that care. The … (read more)

Rhoda’s Assisted Living Home

12002 W. Sheridan St., Avondale, AZ, 85392

Rhoda’s Assisted Living Home is located in a residential community of Avondale, Arizona, near Roosevelt Canal, Agua Fria River and Friendship Park. Residents and visitors comment on the excellence of … (read more)
Rhoda’s Assisted Living Home is located in a residential community of Avondale, Arizona, near Roosevelt Canal, Agua Fria River and Friendship Park. Residents and visitors comment on the excellence of … (read more)

Liberty Assisted Living Home

12152 West Davis Lane, Avondale, AZ, 85323


Twilight Haven

12533 WEST COLDWATER SPRINGS BLVD, Avondale, AZ, 85323

I visited Twilight Haven and I was very impressed about how carrying they were to the residents. The care takers were very nice and respectful and attended to everyone’s needs. The meals they fixed wa … (read more)
I visited Twilight Haven and I was very impressed about how carrying they were to the residents. The care takers were very nice and respectful and attended to everyone’s needs. The meals they fixed wa … (read more)

Matters of Senior Living

233 S 123rd Drive, Avondale, AZ, 85323


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Hacienda Del Rey

12917 West Las Cruces Drive, Litchfield Park, AZ, 85340

Across from a grocery store and dining options, Hacienda Del Rey is an assisted living and memory care facility in a residential community of Lichfield Park, Arizona. Residents and visitors comment on … (read more)
Across from a grocery store and dining options, Hacienda Del Rey is an assisted living and memory care facility in a residential community of Lichfield Park, Arizona. Residents and visitors comment on … (read more)

Park Senior Villas – Goodyear

4211 N. PebbleCreek Pkwy, Goodyear, AZ, 85395

I went to Park Senior Villas – Goodyear. You couldn’t see a real unit, there was just an exemplar unit so that’s what I toured, not the actual unit itself due to Covid. The layout and everything seeme … (read more)
I went to Park Senior Villas – Goodyear. You couldn’t see a real unit, there was just an exemplar unit so that’s what I toured, not the actual unit itself due to Covid. The layout and everything seeme … (read more)

Paradise For Parents Senior Care

15292 W Campbell Avenue, Goodyear, AZ, 85395

Paradise For Parents Senior Care is located in Goodyear, Arizona, and is a private facility that offers excellent personalized care in a homey environment. The staff encourages its residents to live l … (read more)
Paradise For Parents Senior Care is located in Goodyear, Arizona, and is a private facility that offers excellent personalized care in a homey environment. The staff encourages its residents to live l … (read more)

Angel’s Castle Care Home

5623 NORTH 83RD AVENUE, Glendale, AZ, 85303

The staff was extremely caring and helpful as to explaining the care they would provide as well as touring the neighborhood to show my grandmother the activities that were available in the community. … (read more)
The staff was extremely caring and helpful as to explaining the care they would provide as well as touring the neighborhood to show my grandmother the activities that were available in the community. … (read more)

AZ Lounge Care

15250 W. Pierson St., Goodyear, AZ, 85395

AZ Lounge Care in Goodyear, Arizona is conveniently located near Highway 303, Interstate 10 and Litchfield Park. Residents appreciate that the facility offers pet-friendly private rooms, shared rooms … (read more)
AZ Lounge Care in Goodyear, Arizona is conveniently located near Highway 303, Interstate 10 and Litchfield Park. Residents appreciate that the facility offers pet-friendly private rooms, shared rooms … (read more)

Diamond Manor

7330 W. Getty Dr., Phoenix, AZ, 85043


The Groves, A Merrill Gardens Community

2655 N. Pebblecreek Pkwy, Goodyear, AZ, 85395

The Groves, A Merrill Gardens Community is a senior assisted living and memory care facility conveniently located in Goodyear, Arizona, close to shopping, restaurants and a premier golf course. Reside … (read more)
The Groves, A Merrill Gardens Community is a senior assisted living and memory care facility conveniently located in Goodyear, Arizona, close to shopping, restaurants and a premier golf course. Reside … (read more)

Crystal Joy Care Home

6088 No. 85th Ave., Glendale, AZ, 85305

I would put my mother, whom I love dearly, in this home! Angie, Joe, Lulu, Cora and Grover are loving, gentle, knowledgeable and supportive care givers. They took the best care of my sister that anyon … (read more)
I would put my mother, whom I love dearly, in this home! Angie, Joe, Lulu, Cora and Grover are loving, gentle, knowledgeable and supportive care givers. They took the best care of my sister that anyon … (read more)

Atlantis II Assisted Living LLC

16195 W Glenrosa Ave, Goodyear, AZ, 85395

Atlantis II Assisted Living, LLC, is a small facility that serves up to 10 residents at a time. It’s tucked away in a quiet residential neighborhood of Goodyear, Arizona, and located just minutes … (read more)
Atlantis II Assisted Living, LLC, is a small facility that serves up to 10 residents at a time. It’s tucked away in a quiet residential neighborhood of Goodyear, Arizona, and located just minutes … (read more)

Morning Glory 2

20262 W. Morning Glory, Buckeye, AZ, 85326

It’s come time where I have to consider putting a family member in Assisted Living I was given a tour of this facility in Buckeye by Sharon she was professional accommodating informative and welcoming … (read more)
It’s come time where I have to consider putting a family member in Assisted Living I was given a tour of this facility in Buckeye by Sharon she was professional accommodating informative and welcoming … (read more)

Robson Reserve at PebbleCreek

15833 W Clubhouse Drive, Goodyear, AZ, 85395

Robson Reserve at PebbleCreek was very nice, and the staff was very pleasant. The place looks very luxurious. They cater to the individual needs of the residents. They had a wide range of amenities. I … (read more)
Robson Reserve at PebbleCreek was very nice, and the staff was very pleasant. The place looks very luxurious. They cater to the individual needs of the residents. They had a wide range of amenities. I … (read more)

The Mission at Agua Fria

8880 N. 107th Avenue, Peoria, AZ, 85345

Worst management ever. I’ve been here 11 days and I’ve regretted every moment of it… The food is terrible, . This was supposed to be furnished apartment, all there was and is one table and one cha … (read more)
Worst management ever. I’ve been here 11 days and I’ve regretted every moment of it… The food is terrible, . This was supposed to be furnished apartment, all there was and is one table and one cha … (read more)

Golden Age Assisted Living Home

17176 W. Watkins St., Goodyear, AZ, 85338

Golden Age Assisted Living Home is a family-run business in Goodyear, Arizona. It’s situated in an affluent area just a few minutes away from the 1-10 freeway, and  West Valley Hospital is also n … (read more)
Golden Age Assisted Living Home is a family-run business in Goodyear, Arizona. It’s situated in an affluent area just a few minutes away from the 1-10 freeway, and  West Valley Hospital is also n … (read more)

Mariposa Point at Algodón Center

3100 No. 91st Ave., Phoenix, AZ, 85037

My husband is at Mariposa Point at Algodón Center. As far as I know, it’s excellent. They had some sort of a game they played on the patio one day when I visited. He’s in an apartment with two bedr … (read more)
My husband is at Mariposa Point at Algodón Center. As far as I know, it’s excellent. They had some sort of a game they played on the patio one day when I visited. He’s in an apartment with two bedr … (read more)

True Love & Care of Goodyear

14611 W. Wilshire Drive, Goodyear, AZ, 85395

Located in a residential community between Palm Valley, Eagles Nest and Tuscany Falls golf courses, and minutes from shopping and dining experiences, True Love & Care of Goodyear is an assisted li … (read more)
Located in a residential community between Palm Valley, Eagles Nest and Tuscany Falls golf courses, and minutes from shopping and dining experiences, True Love & Care of Goodyear is an assisted li … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Avondale

The Arizona Department of Health Services, Department of License Services takes care of the licensing of assisted living facilities statewide, including in Avondale. The department performs all licensing inspections and on-site surveys to ensure continued adherence to licensing standards. It also investigates any complaints lodged against a specific facility.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Avondale

  • Avondale seniors greatly benefit from Arizona being one of the most tax-friendly states for retirees. Social Security benefits aren’t taxed, and as of 2021, military retirement income is tax-free. Up to $2,500 of income from federal or state government retirement plans is also tax-exempt, and the state boasts a nominal income tax rate that helps seniors keep their tax burden down.
  • Arizona’s average sales tax rate statewide is 8.4%, which ranks it 11th highest in the nation. However, sales taxes aren’t quite as high in Avondale, where residents pay a total combined tax rate of 6.3%. This includes the state rate of 5.6% and the county’s rate of 0.7%. Maricopa County’s sales tax is lower than 92.3% of other cities and counties statewide, and groceries and prescription drugs are exempt from both state and local sales taxes.
  • Avondale’s cost of living is just slightly lower than the national average by less than 0.5%. However, it’s about 2% lower than the state average. Health care costs are about 8% lower than the national average and 3% lower than the state average.
  • Although Avondale doesn’t have a local hospital, it’s only about 2 miles to Abrazo Hospital West in Goodyear and less than 4 miles to Banner Estrella Medical Center in Phoenix. Abrazo is a general medical and surgical facility that was rated high-performing in the treatment of COPD. Banner Estrella has an on-site medical surgical ICU and emergency department and was rated high-performing in urology and the treatment of heart failure, kidney failure, stroke and pneumonia.
  • Avondale’s climate is like much of the state, with mild winters and hot summers. Residents enjoy 291 sunny days per year on average and only see about 9 inches of rain, which is much lower than the national average of 38 inches. There’s no snow in Avondale, and the average overnight low in January is 43 degrees. However, the average high in July is a sweltering 106 degrees.

Paying for Assisted Living in Avondale

Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey indicates an average cost of assisted living of $3,700 for Avondale. Compared to the state average, Avondale’s average is $200 lower per month. It’s also $600 less than the national average. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Avondale’s average cost of assisted living is lower than many other Arizona cities, some by more than $1,000 per month. Avondale’s average is lower than Yuma’s by $325 per month and less than Tucson’s by $375. Compared to Prescott Valley, Avondale’s monthly average is lower by $750. However, the biggest difference is Flagstaff’s cost, which is higher than Avondale’s by $1,175 per month.

$3700

Avondale

$3900

Arizona

$4300

The United States

$4025

Yuma

$4075

Tucson

$4450

Prescott Valley

$4875

Flagstaff

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors also have access to other types of care in Avondale. For those needing limited assistance, adult day health care is the least costly at an average of $867 per month. Seniors wanting to age in place at home can pay a much higher monthly rate of $5,148 for homemaker services or $5,243 for home health aides. Nursing home facilities offer the highest level of care at the highest cost. Semiprivate rooms run about $9,247 per month, and private rooms run $10,646. 

$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 Avondale was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Phoenix, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Avondale

Eligible seniors living in the Avondale area can receive support from the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System to help pay for the cost of living in an assisted living facility. 

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 Avondale

Local, county and state entities provide a variety of free resources for seniors in Avondale to help them stay active and engaged. These resources include an array of programs and services that promote socialization and continued independence among aging adults.

Resource

Contact 

Services

(623) 333-2705

The Avondale Senior Services Program offers various social, recreational, educational and volunteer opportunities to help adults aged 60 or older remain active and involved in the community. Its resources also help them maintain independent living, such as providing transportation to and from the senior center and on designated excursions. Fun activities at the senior center commonly include bingo, bible studies, chair exercises, crafts, line dancing, holiday parties and table games. Trained professionals also regularly provide blood pressure checks.

(602) 280-1059

AAA Region One serves all of Maricopa County, including seniors aged 60 or older in Avondale. It plans, coordinates and delivers an array of programs and services to enhance local seniors’ quality of life. AAA provides an elder resource guide listing numerous other entities with aging-related programs and a 24-hour senior helpline to get assistance when needed. It offers numerous other programs, including adult protective services, benefits assistance, mental health support groups and counseling, legal assistance, and healthy living classes. AAA also provides various volunteer opportunities through AmeriCorps.

(602) 264-2255

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program operates statewide to identify and investigate complaints made by residents of assisted living facilities and nursing homes. A trained ombudsman makes every effort to assist residents, advocating and intervening on their behalf. The LTCOP also provides education on long-term care services and issues and assists residents in getting the services they need.

(800) 477-9921

AzTAP administers the Arizona Assistive Technology Exchange, a statewide program that strives to put assistive technology and durable medical equipment that’s not being used into the hands of someone who needs it. The program facilitates equipment exchanges between individuals and isn’t to be used by for-profit vendors to sell equipment. Daily living aids and devices for mobility, seating, speech communication, vision, hearing and fitness may be available.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Avondale

Avondale-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