Assisted Living in Carefree

8 Communities

Heritage at Carefree

36590 N Pima Road #3481, Carefree, AZ
$$$$
9 reviews
DesertMountain 475: "This truly is a 5 star place!! My moved here from out of state about 3 years ago and wanted her closer to us. Heritage is the best solution because they have various levels of care and I don't have to worry about moving her again. My mom is still very independent and likes the activities, excellent meals and friendly staff. The place is very clean and welcoming. She has made lots of friends and we are thrilled with their programs."
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Carefree Manor Assisted Living LLC

7886 E Breathless Dr , Carefree, AZ
$$$$
4 reviews
Sandy: "My stepmother has only been in Carefree Manor Assisted Living LLC for a couple of weeks, but so far everything has worked out really well for her. They have 24-hour staffing. She has her own room with her own bathroom and it's so large, I could set it up like she has a living room plus her bed. They have family style dining and all the residents come to the dining table. There's a chef that prepares 3 meals a day. They have a swimming pool. She is getting the socialization t... (read more)
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Vi at Silverstone

23005 North 74th Street, Scottsdale, AZ
$$$$
10 reviews
Vi at Silverstone is a senior assisted living facility located in Scottsdale, Arizona. The facility is part of a 165-acre master-planned retirement community providing assisted living, skilled nursing and memory support facilities. Wellness is a primary goal, with a state of the art fitness center, fitness classes including tai chi, Zumba and weight training, heated indoor and outdoor lap pools and aqua fitness classes. Residents and loved ones praise the upscale community wi... (read more)
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Pinnacle Peak Assisted Living

7878 E Vista Bonita Dr., Scottsdale, AZ
$$$$
0 reviews
At Pinnacle Peak Assisted Living, our goal is to provide our residents with the best in senior living. Our high quality care and dedicated staff ensure that the health needs of all our residents are supported, while our wide variety of activities provides them with the opportunity to enjoy enriching and entertaining experiences in the company of others. Pinnacle Peak Assisted Living is more than just a place to live. It's a lifestyle.
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Carefree Assisted Living Home

8038 E Happy Valley Road, Scottsdale, AZ
$$$$
0 reviews
With over 20 years of experience serving our seniors in Scottsdale, we understand how important quality care is to protect the dignity and happiness our residents deserve. Our expertise and devotion is paired with a personal and peaceful atmosphere. Our goal is to offer our residents the best quality care and provide their loved ones the peace of mind regarding the careful decision in choosing an assisted living home. We take great pride in ensuring residents have a person... (read more)
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Tatum Highlands Assisted Living

4550 EAST BAJADA ROAD, Cave Creek, AZ
$$$$
2 reviews
Peggy11: "My mother stayed at Big Skies Adult Care Home and I didn't like it because it was dirty. I disliked the way they treated my mother. They transferred her to another room without getting my permission first. She had dementia and moving from one room to another constantly did not help her condition. "
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Care Manor Assisted Living

24712 N 28th Place, Phoenix, AZ
$$$$
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Liv Generation at Pinnacle Peak

23623 North Scottsdale Rd. , Scottsdale, AZ
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At A Glance

There are 8 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Carefree is $3,500 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Carefree

Be carefree in the city of Carefree, Arizona — a small town of about 3,000 residents set in the scenic Sonoran High Desert. A slow-paced, relaxing lifestyle is encouraged here. Carefree offers two assisted living communities and 45 nearby facilities for seniors seeking alternative living options. Each facility is overseen by the Division of Licensing Services, Office of Assisted Living Licensing. It protects seniors by ensuring each facility runs without incident and enforces all state and government regulations. They also require all ALFs to register every two years for a license renewal to keep its credentials current in the system.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Carefree

  • Carefree residents have several tax exemptions available in Carefree, including not paying taxes on Social Security retirement benefits, groceries and prescription drugs. However, residents are required to pay taxes on other forms of income such as a 401k and 403B and are subject to higher than average sales tax.

  • The Carefree area is home to world-class medical facilities, including 4C Medical Group, Honor Health Urgent Care, Thompson Peak Hospital, Scottsdale North Hospital, Mayo and Barrows Neurological Institute, North Valley Medical and Yoga Center, Jason M. Mcneil Nutritionist, Emergency IV Mobile Hydration Unit and the DispatchHealth, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

  • Winter season is mild with an average low temperature of 58 degrees Fahrenheit. Hot and dry summer temperatures average around 83 degrees Fahrenheit, about 5 to 7 degrees cooler than surrounding cities.

  • Carefree violent and property crimes are 77 percent lower than the national average. Crime rates are also lower in Carefree than in surrounding cities.

  • The cost of living in Carefree is 33 percent higher than the national average. Housing is 165 percent higher here than the national average, but all other expense categories (groceries, utilities, etc.) are at least 3 percent lower.

  • Moderate concentrations of pollutants affect the air quality in Carefree, Arizona, and can aggravate existing respiratory issues with prolonged outdoor exertion.


Paying for Assisted Living in Carefree

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Arizona

$4,000.00 US
$3,500.00 Carefree
$3,400.00 Fountain Hills
$3,345.00 Scottsdale
$2,952.00 Sun City
$2,874.00 Peoria
$2,752.00 Glendale

Assisted Living costs in Carefree start around $3,500 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 Carefree 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 Carefree

Financial assistance for assisted living is available to seniors residing in Carefree. Arizona offers seniors the Arizona Long-term Care System and Medicaid to help cover costs and expenses associated with assisted living.

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 Carefree

Carefree 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.


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Carefree

Carefree-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.