Assisted Living Facilities Near Casa Grande, AZ
Casa Grande is home to over 58,600 residents, and 20% of this population are seniors aged 65 or older. More than 11,700 seniors live in Casa Grande, the largest city in Pinal County and conveniently located between Tucson and Phoenix. Retirees enjoy Casa Grande’s small-town feel, warm year-round temperatures, lower cost of living and plentiful shopping, dining, outdoor activities and cultural events. Outdoor enthusiasts benefit from 25 city parks, four golf courses and an extensive trail system in the Casa Grande Mountains.
An assisted living residence provides a home-like, social setting where seniors can receive the level of personal care they require while retaining their independence. The average cost of assisted living in Casa Grande is $3,700 per month, which is lower than the state average and much lower than the national average.
The guide provides information about assisted living in Casa Grande, including comparisons of the average cost of assisted living in other Arizona cities and to other senior care options. It also covers several benefits and drawbacks of retiring in Casa Grande and includes a list of free senior resources.
Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Casa Grande, AZ
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Casa Grande
Arizona Department of Health Services, Department of Licensing Services is responsible for licensing assisted living facilities in Casa Grande and throughout Arizona. It performs licensing inspections and on-site surveys to monitor facilities’ adherence to performance standards, facility operation and maintenance. ADHS-DLS also investigates any complaints received on these facilities.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Casa Grande
- Retirees in Arizona don’t pay state taxes on Social Security income, but they do pay taxes on IRA and 401(k) distributions and some public, and private pension incomes are partially taxed. Groceries and prescription drugs are exempt from state sales tax.
- Residents of Casa Grande have a local hospital, so they won’t have to drive to another city to receive care. Banner Casa Grande Medical Center is a state-of-the-art general medical and surgical facility with an on-site emergency department. It was rated high performing for the treatment of kidney failure and serves as a base station for 12 other medical centers throughout Pinal County.
- The cost of living in Casa Grande is about 9% lower than the national average and 11% lower than the state average, making it more financially appealing to seniors. Although the average cost of health care is 6% higher than the national average, groceries are more than 4% cheaper, transportation costs are over 14% less, and housing costs are 22% lower than the national average. Transportation costs are 21% less, and housing costs are 30% lower than the state average.
- Seniors who don’t like snow won’t see any in Casa Grande, making sidewalks safer for those with mobility aids. Summers can be very hot with little rain. Casa Grande sees an average of nine inches of rain per year and 295 days of sunny weather. Freezing weather isn’t common. The average overnight low in January is 37 degrees, but the average daytime high in July is around 107.
- The Dorothy Powell Senior Center provides ADA-accessible transportation services for adults aged 50 and older or 18 and older with a disability. Transportation is provided on a first-come, first-served basis and only within city limits. There’s a fee for adults aged 50 to 59 and disabled adults aged 18 and older, but adults aged 60 and older have a suggested but not required donation amount.
Paying for Assisted Living in Casa Grande
Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey lists the average monthly cost of assisted living in Casa Grande as $3,700. The city’s cost is $200 lower per month than the statewide average and $600 less than the national average.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities
Casa Grande’s average monthly cost of assisted living is lower than many Arizona cities, sometimes much lower. It’s $300 lower than Sierra Vista, $325 lower than Yuma and $375 lower than Tucson per month. However, compared to Prescott Valley’s average, assisted living in Casa Grande is $750 less.
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The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care
Retirees who aren’t sure assisted living is right for them may want to compare other types of senior care. Adult day health care is much less expensive at an average of only $867 per month, but this isn’t a residential facility. Seniors wanting to age in place at home will pay an average of $5,148 per month for homemaker services or $5,243 for home health aides. For those needing more extensive personal and medical care, nursing home facilities have the highest monthly cost at $9,247 for semiprivate rooms or $10,646 for private rooms.
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Note: Data for Casa Grande was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Phoenix, was used instead.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Casa Grande
Seniors living in Casa Grande have access to three programs that may help them pay for assisted living, including Supplemental Security Income, Arizona 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.
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 Casa Grande
Seniors who need aging-related assistance to remain healthy, safe and living as independently as possible will find various free resources in Casa Grande. From transportation to legal services, several entities offer supportive services to assist seniors with these and many other needs.
The PGCSC operates the Area Agency on Aging for Region 5, which includes Casa Grande. It offers various services and support to elderly adults throughout Pinal and Gila counties to enhance their quality of life, including volunteer opportunities, support groups, nutrition programs, transportation services, education and training, legal services and the ombudsman program.
The LTC Ombudsman Program is a free, confidential service for residents of any long-term care facility in Gila or Pinal counties. Specially trained ombudsman act as advocates for residents of assisted living or skilled nursing facilities. They also strive to resolve any issues or complaints residents may have to improve their care and quality of life.
The Dorothy Powell Senior Center gives seniors in Casa Grande aged 50 or older the opportunity to pursue recreational, educational and cultural activities with other aging adults. Activities include bingo, cards, chair exercises, crafts, dancing, support groups and health checks. It also provides legal assistance once per month, congregate and home-delivered meals and transportation services.
AzTAP’s assistive technology loan libraries lend equipment for a limited time so individuals can try these items to see if they meet their needs. The program is free to residents throughout Arizona. Devices can be borrowed for up to two weeks and can either be picked up or shipped and returned at no cost to the borrower.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Casa Grande
Casa Grande-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.