Buckeye in Maricopa County is home to roughly 91,500 residents, including nearly 10,800 seniors aged 65 and older. Despite having a dry climate, agricultural endeavors create an unexpectedly green landscape, and Buckeye boasts three golf courses for golfing enthusiasts. The city’s notably mild winters encourage spending time outdoors year-round, which is great for nature-loving retirees. Buckeye offers a variety of dining and shopping opportunities, including several big-box stores and although it’s in the westernmost part of the metro, it’s only 35 miles from downtown Phoenix.

Seniors who don’t require nursing care but are looking for personalized supportive services that encourage continued independence often find what they need in an assisted living setting. The average cost of assisted living in Buckeye is $3,700 per month, which is lower than the state average and much lower than the national average.

This guide provides helpful information about assisted living in Buckeye, including free resources for aging-related services and a list of benefits and drawbacks to retiring here. It also offers cost comparisons for assisted living in other Arizona cities and other senior care options in Buckeye.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Buckeye, AZ

A Home For Care LLC

25548 W Dunlap Rd, Buckeye, AZ, 85326

A Home for Care, LLC, is an assisted living facility in Buckeye, Arizona. It’s located on West Dunlap Road, a few miles from Highway 85 and Interstate 10. Family members praise the cleanliness of th … (read more)
A Home for Care, LLC, is an assisted living facility in Buckeye, Arizona. It’s located on West Dunlap Road, a few miles from Highway 85 and Interstate 10. Family members praise the cleanliness of th … (read more)

In Angel Arms

22868 West Hopi St., Buckeye, AZ, 85326

In Angel Arms is situated in Buckeye, Arizona, a short drive away from Skyline Regional Park, Tuscany Falls Golf Course and the Papago Freeway. Guests are impressed by the range of activities offered … (read more)
In Angel Arms is situated in Buckeye, Arizona, a short drive away from Skyline Regional Park, Tuscany Falls Golf Course and the Papago Freeway. Guests are impressed by the range of activities offered … (read more)

Assisted Living Gardenia Care – CLOSED

23026 W. Gardenia Drive, Buckeye, AZ, 85326

Assisted Living Gardenia Care is a modern assisted living private facility. I personally visited the facility and met Dr. Coltea and the staff who is board certified. They offer top private rooms wi … (read more)
Assisted Living Gardenia Care is a modern assisted living private facility. I personally visited the facility and met Dr. Coltea and the staff who is board certified. They offer top private rooms wi … (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)

Jolley Family Assisted Living, LLC.

20106 West Broadway, Buckeye, AZ, 85326

Located in Buckley, Arizona, Jolley Family Assisted Living, LLC enjoys rural surroundings while being within easy access of Interstate 10 to Phoenix. Visitors to the facility emphasize the well-mainta … (read more)
Located in Buckley, Arizona, Jolley Family Assisted Living, LLC enjoys rural surroundings while being within easy access of Interstate 10 to Phoenix. Visitors to the facility emphasize the well-mainta … (read more)

Mountain View Manor Group

8503 S. 217th Ave, Buckeye, AZ, 85326


What to Consider About Assisted Living in Buckeye

Assisted living facilities in Buckeye receive licensing from the Arizona Department of Health Services, Department of Licensing Services following an inspection and on-site survey. The Department must ensure facilities across the state adhere to licensing standards, and it investigates any complaints lodged against a facility.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Buckeye

  • The cost of living in Buckeye is higher than the national average, but only by about 3%. However, seniors benefit from Buckeye’s health care costs being 8% less than the national median and 3% less than the state average. Grocery costs in Buckeye are also nearly 3% lower than the national average.
  • Arizona is one of the nation’s most tax-friendly states for retirees, which greatly benefits seniors on fixed incomes. Social Security benefits and military retirement income aren’t taxed. Income from federal and state government retirement plans is tax-exempt, up to $2,500.
  • The average sales tax rate in Arizona is 8.4%, but rates in Maricopa County are much lower. Buckeye seniors pay a combined sales tax rate of 6.3%, which includes the 5.6% state rate and the county’s low rate of 0.7%. Maricopa County’s rate is lower than 92.3% of other Arizona cities and counties. Groceries and prescription drugs, two potentially large expenses for seniors, are both exempt from sales taxes.
  • Seniors seeking a safer place to retire may find it in Buckeye where the violent crime rate is significantly lower than the national average and property crime also is lower. Crime rates are measured on a scale of one to 100 with one being the best. Buckeye rates an 8.4 for violent crime while the national average is 22.7. It scores 29.3 for property crime compared to the national average of 35.4.
  • Buckeye has a noticeably warm, dry climate. It only receives about nine inches of rain annually. The national average is 38. It also doesn’t get any snow and the average overnight low in January is 40 degrees, which is warmer than most places in Arizona. Unfortunately, Buckeye gets extremely hot in the summer with an average high of 107 degrees in July. Seniors will experience about 170 days with high temperatures above 90 each year, which is hotter than most places in Arizona.

Paying for Assisted Living in Buckeye

Buckeye’s average cost of assisted living is $3,700, according to Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey. This is $200 lower than the statewide average of $3,900 and $600 less than the $4,300 national median.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Buckeye’s average assisted living cost is lower than what seniors pay in other Arizona cities. Its $300 less than in Sierra Vista ($4,000), $325 lower than in Yuma ($4,025) and $375 less than in Tucson ($4,075). However, the biggest difference is with Prescott Valley’s average cost of $4,450, which is $750 higher than Buckeye’s.

$3700

Buckeye

$3900

Arizona

$4300

The United States

$4000

Sierra Vista

$4025

Yuma

$4075

Tucson

$4450

Prescott Valley

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care 

Costs for other types of senior care vary significantly. Adult day health care is the lowest-cost option. In Buckeye, it’s much less than assisted living at only $867 per month. Receiving care at home costs $5,148 per month for homemaker services or $5,243 for home health aides. The highest-cost option also offers the highest level of care. Nursing home facilities in Buckeye charge an average of $9,247 per month for semiprivate rooms and $10,646 for private rooms.

$5148

Homemaker Services

$5243

Home Health Aide

$867

Adult Day Health Care

$3700

Assisted Living Facility

$9247

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

$10646

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Buckeye

Buckeye seniors have access to three programs that may help them pay for assisted living: 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 Buckeye

Seniors in Buckeye will find several free resources that offer an array of programs and services specifically for aging adults. These programs are available on a local, county or state level and assist older adults with everything from transportation to socialization.

Resource

Contact 

Services

(602) 264-2255

AAA Region One assists seniors aged 60 and older in Buckeye and throughout Maricopa County. This organization delivers an array of programs and services that help enhance the quality of life of seniors. It also offers an elder resource guide, which lists other entities that help seniors and a 24-hour helpline. Support programs include benefits assistance, adult protective services, legal assistance and volunteer opportunities.

(623) 349-6600

The Buckeye Community Center provides a place where seniors can get together for social events, fitness classes, bingo and other games. It also provides an array of senior services to improve attendees’ quality of life. All its programs, menus for congregate meals, classes and special events are published in its monthly newsletter.

(800) 477-9921

The Arizona Technology Access Program runs the statewide Arizona Assistive Technology Exchange. This service helps supply people in need with durable medical equipment and assistive technology that’s not being used. Devices to help with mobility, communication, speech, hearing, vision, fitness and sitting may be available.

(602) 264-2255

Arizona’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program helps identify and investigate complaints from residents of assisted living facilities and nursing homes. A trained ombudsman advocates for residents to ensure they get the best quality of care. The LTCOP also helps residents get specific services they need and educates them on their rights.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Buckeye

Buckeye-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