99 Assisted Living Facilities near Gilbert, AZ
With an average cost of $2,713 in Gilbert, it’s often difficult to find assisted living communities that provide high-quality care at an affordable price. At Caring.com, our mission is to make this process as smooth and painless as possible, and we’ve helped many families along the way.
This guide provides everything you need to quickly compare communities and narrow your search, including 106 unique reviews from residents and our comprehensive database that gives pricing, amenity information, photos and more on the 25 facilities in Gilbert.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Gilbert, AZ
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Gilbert
Gilbert, a traditionally agricultural town in Maricopa County, is gaining in popularity due to the development of trendy restaurants and a revitalized downtown area. As of the 2010 census, there were over 200,000 residents here with 8 percent age 65 and over. Seniors looking for assisted living in the Gilbert area have 63 facilities to choose from, including 21 in the city and an additional 42 nearby. In Gilbert, assisted living facilities are licensed through the Division of Public Health Licensing Services, Bureau of Residential Facilities Licensing.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Gilbert
- While Gilbert has an overall high cost of living compared to other cities in the state and nation, this is primarily due to the high cost of housing in this area. In fact, seniors can expect to pay slightly less for groceries, utilities, medical care and miscellaneous expenses in Gilbert than they would in other Arizona cities.
- Gilbert is a safe city with a low crime rate. On a scale of 1 to 100, with 1 being the safest, violent crime is rated 24.2 and property crime is rated 27.7. This is compared to the national average, which is 31.1 and 38.1, respectively.
- Gilbert residents enjoy a hot, dry climate, with July highs reaching 105 degrees Fahrenheit and January lows in the low-40s. The city receives just nine inches of rain and has 296 sunny days annually.
Valley Metro operates several local and express bus routes throughout the city of Gilbert, making it easy for seniors to go to medical appointments, run errands and enjoy everything the city has to offer. The destinations serviced include the Gilbert Heritage District, the Southeast Regional Library and the Banner Baywood Medical Center in nearby Mesa. All buses are wheelchair-accessible, but seniors who are unable to use the public transportation system can utilize the Dial-A-Ride service.
- The city of Gilbert has a vibrant arts and culture scene for active seniors to enjoy. Residents enjoy catching live shows at Baker Performing Arts and the Hale Center Theatre or exploring the exhibits at the bi-weekly Art Walk.
- The Gilbert area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Mercy Gilbert Medical Center and Banner Gateway Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Gilbert
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Gilbert start around $2,697 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 Gilbert 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 Gilbert
Low-income seniors residing in Gilbert have access to three programs that could help pay for assisted living, including Arizona Non-Medical, Home and Community Based Services, Supplemental Security Income and Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, which is Arizona's Medicaid program.
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 Gilbert
Gilbert 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 Gilbert, please visit our Assisted Living in Arizona page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Gilbert
Gilbert-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.
Other Options in Gilbert, AZ
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Gilbert
Review of Higley House
My mother went into a downward spiral in the three months that she was in Higley House. Within the first two weeks there, she came down with a severe abdominal skin infection and a bad bladder infe... Read more
Review of Caissa Vintage Ranch I
We have chosen Caissa Vintage Ranch for my mother-in-law. It is good. She's happy there. The staff members are very friendly and helpful. She is in a shared room, but there's no one in the room wit... Read more
Review of Savanna House Assisted Living & Memory Care
My mother loves Savanna House, and so do I. It truly is a home for my mom. The staff is professional and friendly. They are very attentive to all mom's needs. When she pushes her button because... Read more