Historically an agricultural community, fast-growing Gilbert is now one of the best-rated places to live in the country. Part of the greater Phoenix area, Gilbert has just over a quarter-million residents. It has a low senior population compared to the national average, at 9.4%. The area has low crime rates and pleasant weather. In addition, Gilbert has a good range of health care providers at a price lower than the national average.

The city also has a wide range of affordable assisted living facilities to choose from. These facilities are designed for seniors who need a little help with daily tasks like medication management, mobility and personal care. They also offer a social and enriching environment to help seniors stay engaged. In Gilbert, seniors generally pay around $3,700 per month for this type of care, which is less than state and national averages.

This guide is designed to help seniors decide whether Gilbert meets their retirement needs. It talks about the cost of assisted living and other types of care, as well as some benefits and drawbacks to living in the city.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Gilbert, AZ

2015, 2016

Sunrise of Gilbert

580 S. Gilbert Road, Gilbert, AZ, 85296

Sunrise of Gilbert is located in the bustling suburb of Gilbert, Arizona, conveniently close to many museums, shops and restaurants. Residents and visitors agree that the facility has a pleasant, home … (read more)
Sunrise of Gilbert is located in the bustling suburb of Gilbert, Arizona, conveniently close to many museums, shops and restaurants. Residents and visitors agree that the facility has a pleasant, home … (read more)

BeeHive Homes of Gilbert

4423 E. Guadalupe Road, Gilbert, AZ, 85234

BeeHive Homes of Gilbert was very nice and pleasant. It’s clean and everybody seemed happy there. The two people who toured me, (Jennifer, the executive director, and the other lady who greeted me at … (read more)
BeeHive Homes of Gilbert was very nice and pleasant. It’s clean and everybody seemed happy there. The two people who toured me, (Jennifer, the executive director, and the other lady who greeted me at … (read more)

Savanna House Assisted Living & Memory Care

1415 N San Benito Dr, Gilbert, AZ, 85234

<p> Savanna House is located in the lively center of Gilbert, Arizona with convenient access to grocery stores, shopping, and entertainment. The community features abundant amenities such as an expans … (read more)
<p> Savanna House is located in the lively center of Gilbert, Arizona with convenient access to grocery stores, shopping, and entertainment. The community features abundant amenities such as an expans … (read more)

Sky Ridge Senior Living

1445 E. Willis Road, Gilbert, AZ, 85297

<p>Welcome to Sky Ridge, a vibrant senior living community where ease and comfort coexist with engagement and fun. Our beautiful community in sunny Gilbert, Arizona, features stately architecture, war … (read more)
<p>Welcome to Sky Ridge, a vibrant senior living community where ease and comfort coexist with engagement and fun. Our beautiful community in sunny Gilbert, Arizona, features stately architecture, war … (read more)

Eternal Spring of Gilbert

940 East Williams Field Road, Gilbert, AZ, 85295

Eternal Spring of Gilbert is a relatively new place, so it’s very contemporary, and beautiful. However, the food is horrible, and my friend is having a really hard time with the food. There are also s … (read more)
Eternal Spring of Gilbert is a relatively new place, so it’s very contemporary, and beautiful. However, the food is horrible, and my friend is having a really hard time with the food. There are also s … (read more)

2017, 2018

The Oaks, A Merrill Gardens Community

3675 South Rome St., Gilbert, AZ, 85297

The Oaks, A Merrill Gardens Community, is conveniently located just moments from Mercy Gilbert Medical Center in Gilbert, Arizona. Visitors say the facility is clean and visually appealing and has a f … (read more)
The Oaks, A Merrill Gardens Community, is conveniently located just moments from Mercy Gilbert Medical Center in Gilbert, Arizona. Visitors say the facility is clean and visually appealing and has a f … (read more)

LivGenerations Agritopia

2811 East Agritopia Loop S, Gilbert, AZ, 85296

We just celebrated my mom’s 99th birthday in the restaurant at LivGen Agritopia. 5 stars! Great food (details by Jasmine) Fabulous service. There were balloons, wine, salmon, yellow roses and chocolat … (read more)
We just celebrated my mom’s 99th birthday in the restaurant at LivGen Agritopia. 5 stars! Great food (details by Jasmine) Fabulous service. There were balloons, wine, salmon, yellow roses and chocolat … (read more)

The Watermark at Morrison Ranch

3333 E Morrison Ranch Pkwy, Gilbert, AZ, 85296

I’ve been to The Watermark at Morrison Ranch to visit my mother-in-law. All the amenities are very nice. They take very good care of their people and it’s a really good facility. The staff is very att … (read more)
I’ve been to The Watermark at Morrison Ranch to visit my mother-in-law. All the amenities are very nice. They take very good care of their people and it’s a really good facility. The staff is very att … (read more)

Klara’s Adult Care Home

1934 EAST SMOKE TREE ROAD, Gilbert, AZ, 85296

This is a wonderful home. The owner and the care-givers are superb. Very, very kind and attentive. My 95 year old Mother is quite happy here.
This is a wonderful home. The owner and the care-givers are superb. Very, very kind and attentive. My 95 year old Mother is quite happy here.

Am Home Assisted Living

1386 East Buffalo Street, Gilbert, AZ, 85295

Am Home is very clean with staff members who are very attentive to all of their patients. It’s wonderful, and we couldn’t think of a better place. The rooms are fine. It’s a regular home and there are … (read more)
Am Home is very clean with staff members who are very attentive to all of their patients. It’s wonderful, and we couldn’t think of a better place. The rooms are fine. It’s a regular home and there are … (read more)

Caissa Jake’s Ranch

561 East Vermont Drive, Gilbert, AZ, 85296

My mom is in Caissa Jake’s Ranch and doing well; they treat her like a princess. They have gone out of their way to make sure she has a special bed that she is used to having. They worked out a way … (read more)
My mom is in Caissa Jake’s Ranch and doing well; they treat her like a princess. They have gone out of their way to make sure she has a special bed that she is used to having. They worked out a way … (read more)

Madera Assisted Living Home

707 WEST PALO VERDE STREET, Gilbert, AZ, 85233

Madera Assisted Living Home is pretty nice for a smaller facility. It’s one level, and it’s laid out pretty nicely for the amount of people that they have there. The staff is very helpful. They coordi … (read more)
Madera Assisted Living Home is pretty nice for a smaller facility. It’s one level, and it’s laid out pretty nicely for the amount of people that they have there. The staff is very helpful. They coordi … (read more)

Guiding Angels Assisted Living

3678 East Thornton Avenue, Gilbert, AZ, 85297

Guiding Angels Assisted Living is&nbsp;housed in a private home located on the outskirts of Gilbert, Arizona, near the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. Reviewers enjoyed the fact that elderly adults coul … (read more)
Guiding Angels Assisted Living is&nbsp;housed in a private home located on the outskirts of Gilbert, Arizona, near the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. Reviewers enjoyed the fact that elderly adults coul … (read more)

Caissa Vintage Ranch I

460 East Phelps Street,, Gilbert, AZ, 85296

We live close to this facility in the neighborhood and have had three separate incidents where people escape, unattended, and end up in our garage, trapped in our courtyard yelling late at night, runn … (read more)
We live close to this facility in the neighborhood and have had three separate incidents where people escape, unattended, and end up in our garage, trapped in our courtyard yelling late at night, runn … (read more)

Caissa Felty Farms

975 East Lodgepole Drive, Gilbert, AZ, 85298

Caissa Felty Farms was very nice and very well maintained. Everybody was very polite and very courteous. I had a tasty lunch there. The dining area was a big room with tables. They showed me an arts a … (read more)
Caissa Felty Farms was very nice and very well maintained. Everybody was very polite and very courteous. I had a tasty lunch there. The dining area was a big room with tables. They showed me an arts a … (read more)

The Enclave at Gilbert Senior Living

4929 South Val Vista Drive, Gilbert, AZ, 85298

My mom stayed at this facility. I only had her there a short time. She fell twice while there, broke a hip and her femur. There is not enough help for the amount of people staying at this facility. … (read more)
My mom stayed at this facility. I only had her there a short time. She fell twice while there, broke a hip and her femur. There is not enough help for the amount of people staying at this facility. … (read more)

Among Family adult developmental homes

843 North Blue Marlin Drive, Gilbert, AZ, 85234

When my father was first diagnosed with a terminal illness, my sister and I shared the burden of taking care of him. As his disease progressed we knew it would eventually become impossible to keep pr … (read more)
When my father was first diagnosed with a terminal illness, my sister and I shared the burden of taking care of him. As his disease progressed we knew it would eventually become impossible to keep pr … (read more)

CLOSED – Harvard Villa

306 East Harvard Avenue, Gilbert, AZ, 85234

I hope you do NOT have a relative that dies while they are a resident of Harvard Villa. My sister-in-law died 4 weeks ago and they have NOT sent us her personal belongings, even though we have called … (read more)
I hope you do NOT have a relative that dies while they are a resident of Harvard Villa. My sister-in-law died 4 weeks ago and they have NOT sent us her personal belongings, even though we have called … (read more)

Higley House

885 N. Los Gatos Lane, Gilbert, AZ, 85234

Higley&nbsp;House of Gilbert is located in the&nbsp;northeastern&nbsp;portion of Gilbert, Arizona, near golf courses, shopping centers, and main thoroughfares such as the Superstition Freeway. This co … (read more)
Higley&nbsp;House of Gilbert is located in the&nbsp;northeastern&nbsp;portion of Gilbert, Arizona, near golf courses, shopping centers, and main thoroughfares such as the Superstition Freeway. This co … (read more)

HH Home Plate Assisted Living

23211 S. 154th Place, Gilbert, AZ, 85298


What to Consider About Assisted Living in Gilbert

In Gilbert and the rest of the state, assisted living facilities are governed by the Arizona Department of Health Services. This department ensures that long-term care homes preserve the dignity and quality of life of their residents with high-quality services.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Gilbert

  • Gilbert gets lots of sun, with 91 more sunny days than the U.S. average. It has a dry climate with low rainfall and no snow in the winter.
  • Gilbert is a very safe place to live with low crime rates. Property crime in Gilbert ranks 23.1 points compared to the U.S.’s 35.4. Its violent crime rate is less than half of the national median. 

  • Gilbert has slightly fewer physicians per capita than the national average, at 201 per 100,000 people compared to 210. However, the local Mercy Gilbert Medical Center has been recognized as one of the best in the state by U.S. News, meaning that quality health care isn’t hard to find.
  • The air quality here is good compared to many other U.S. cities, at four points higher than the average of 58. This makes Gilbert great for seniors with allergies.
  • Unfortunately, the overall cost of living in Gilbert is 16.3 points over the national average of 100. However, health care costs here are cheaper than in many other American cities.
  • Gilbert has a low income tax rate compared to the national average. The state also offers tax breaks to seniors who get Social Security retirement benefits.

Paying for Assisted Living in Gilbert

In Gilbert, seniors pay an average of $3,700 for assisted living. According to Genworth’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey, this price is lower than the state average of $3,900. Assisted living in Gilbert is also more affordable than the U.S. average of $4,300 per month.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Compared to many cities throughout Arizona, Gilbert has low assisted living costs. Seniors in Lake Havasu City pay a little less, at $3,650. In Sierra Vista, assisted living costs around $4,000 per month. The same type of care costs  $4,875 in Flagstaff. In Prescott Valley, seniors can expect to pay $4,450.

$3700

Gilbert

$3900

Arizona

$4300

The United States

$3650

Lake Havasu City

$4000

Sierra Vista

$4450

Prescott Valley

$4875

Flagstaff

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

It may also be useful for seniors and their families to consider the costs of other types of long-term care. Adult day health care can be much more affordable, averaging $867. Homemaker services cost $5,148 per month, and home health aide services average $5,243. Nursing homes are the most expensive type of long-term care available here, with a semiprivate room averaging $9,247. A private room is even costlier at $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 Gilbert was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Phoenix, was used instead.

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 ServicesSupplemental 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.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Gilbert

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

Seniors in Gilbert can access the following resources to help them learn more about assisted living and how to plan their long-term care.

ResourceContact Service
Area Agency on Aging Region One(602) 264-4357As the local Area Agency on Aging, this agency runs a 24-hour senior helpline that provides referrals and information to older adults. Social workers here can provide health insurance counseling, care needs assessments and mental health care. Serving Maricopa County, this agency also offers healthy aging classes and advocacy programs such as the Long-Term Care Ombudsman.
Arizona Department of Veterans Services(602) 535-1215Veterans can get help learning about and applying for the benefits and financial aid programs. This organization also provides mental health care and health care referrals through the VA medical system.
Legal Aid of Arizona(480) 658-2552This pro-bono law firm offers free information and assistance with a variety of civil matters. These include housing and financial issues like debt, tax disputes and public benefits access. Seniors can also get help with creating wills, trusts and estate plans and health care directives. Free legal clinics provide self-help information.

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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Gilbert