Glendale is a city in Maricopa County that’s less than 20 minutes from Phoenix. An estimated 11.7% of its population of 252,381 are aged 65 and older. It’s a favorite of seniors who like sports, with the State Farm Stadium and Gila River Arena being the most popular venues. Glendale also has more sedate attractions, such as the Elise McCarthy Sensory Garden, Arizona Doll & Toy Museum and the historic downtown area, with its boutique stores bordered by brick sidewalks lit by gas lamps.
Assisted living is a type of care suited to seniors who struggle with common tasks, such as cleaning, but are otherwise able to live independently. Meals are usually shared in dining halls, and cleaners ensure rooms are neat and tidy. Some facilities also provide 24/7 security. The monthly costs for assisted living in Glendale are $3,700, according to the 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. This is $200 below the state average and $600 below the national average.
This guide covers senior living costs in more detail and the pros and cons of residing in Glendale. It also lists resources that can help make assisted living a more affordable choice for seniors and their families.