Mesa is a city of just over half a million people that regularly appears in the top 10 best places to retire in Arizona. The 2020 Census revealed 16.4% of its residents are aged 65 and older, which is about average for the country. The city’s senior-friendly climate is partly responsible for its reputation as a great place for lovers of the outdoors. There are other reasons, such as the numerous parks suitable for casual walking, hiking and picnicking, while its three lakes and two rivers provide ample opportunities for boating and swimming. 

Assisted living facilities can be a good solution for seniors struggling to cope with common tasks because they help residents remain semi-independent. Seniors get the level of support they need and want, such as personal grooming assistance, and are otherwise free to enjoy their time as they wish. Average fees in Mesa are $3,975 per month, which is a little below the norm for Arizona.

This guide reviews the benefits and drawbacks of living in Mesa and considers the costs of other types of senior care. It also lists some of the city’s senior-friendly resources.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Mesa, AZ

Brookdale Springs Mesa

6220 East Broadway Road, Mesa, AZ, 85206

Brookdale Springs Mesa is a premier senior living community nestled on the east side of Mesa, Arizona. Visitors to the facility praise its cleanliness and well-maintained grounds, along with the dinin … (read more)
Brookdale Springs Mesa is a premier senior living community nestled on the east side of Mesa, Arizona. Visitors to the facility praise its cleanliness and well-maintained grounds, along with the dinin … (read more)

Brookdale Baywood

310 S 63rd St, Mesa, AZ, 85206

Brookdale Baywood assisted living facility in Mesa, Arizona is a favorite of both residents and family members. They both praise the wide range of activities, including picnics, barbecues, Bingo, card … (read more)
Brookdale Baywood assisted living facility in Mesa, Arizona is a favorite of both residents and family members. They both praise the wide range of activities, including picnics, barbecues, Bingo, card … (read more)

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Brookdale North Mesa

2122 E. Brown Road, Mesa, AZ, 85213

Brookdale North Mesa is set on landscaped grounds with a private, park-like setting in the center of Mesa’s orange groves, just three miles from the bustle of the city. The senior living facility is l … (read more)
Brookdale North Mesa is set on landscaped grounds with a private, park-like setting in the center of Mesa’s orange groves, just three miles from the bustle of the city. The senior living facility is l … (read more)

Class Act Assisted Living Homes Glencove

2156 E Glencove St, Mesa, AZ, 85213

I cannot say enough good things about Class Act Assisted Living. My dad received the most loving care for almost 2 years and my family and I are beyond grateful. The entire staff is caring, compassion … (read more)
I cannot say enough good things about Class Act Assisted Living. My dad received the most loving care for almost 2 years and my family and I are beyond grateful. The entire staff is caring, compassion … (read more)

Arbor Rose Senior Care

6033 E Arbor Ave, Mesa, AZ, 85206

Arbor Rose would have been a nice place, but the bedroom was very small. I didn’t like it. The girl who interviewed us and told me about it was extremely nice and very helpful, but it didn’t quite do … (read more)
Arbor Rose would have been a nice place, but the bedroom was very small. I didn’t like it. The girl who interviewed us and told me about it was extremely nice and very helpful, but it didn’t quite do … (read more)

Eden Adult Care Facility, Inc

1625 North 72nd Street, Mesa, AZ, 85207

Eden Adult Care Facility Inc. is located in a residential neighborhood of Mesa, Arizona, moments from Red Mountain Gateway shopping mall and Falcon Hill Park. Family members say that this facility is … (read more)
Eden Adult Care Facility Inc. is located in a residential neighborhood of Mesa, Arizona, moments from Red Mountain Gateway shopping mall and Falcon Hill Park. Family members say that this facility is … (read more)

Senior Care Assisted Living

2733 E. Nora St., Mesa, AZ, 85213

Senior Care Assisted Living is in Mesa, Arizona just off the Red Mountain Freeway. This assisted living facility is close to Mesa County Airport, Red Mountain Park and local grocery stores. Senior Car … (read more)
Senior Care Assisted Living is in Mesa, Arizona just off the Red Mountain Freeway. This assisted living facility is close to Mesa County Airport, Red Mountain Park and local grocery stores. Senior Car … (read more)

Fairbrook Grove Assisted Living Home

3916 E Fairbrook Cir, Mesa, AZ, 85205

My mother spent her last 8 months of life at at Fairbrook after her second stroke. She was cared for as if she were family. Prior to Fairbrook, I had spent quite a bit of time in care centers with my … (read more)
My mother spent her last 8 months of life at at Fairbrook after her second stroke. She was cared for as if she were family. Prior to Fairbrook, I had spent quite a bit of time in care centers with my … (read more)

Heritage Village Assisted Living & Memory Care

8035 E. Brown Road, Mesa, AZ, 85207

I was not impressed with the staff at the Heritage Village Assisted Living & Memory Care. I was impressed with the facility. The only thing I didn’t like about the facility was that they were sepa … (read more)
I was not impressed with the staff at the Heritage Village Assisted Living & Memory Care. I was impressed with the facility. The only thing I didn’t like about the facility was that they were sepa … (read more)

Mesa Adult Care Home

1756 E. Kentwood St, Mesa, AZ, 85203

Mesa Adult Care Home is a modern care facility with a welcoming and homey atmosphere. Located in the north end of Mesa near Salt River and Usery Mountain Regional Park, there is plenty of nature to en … (read more)
Mesa Adult Care Home is a modern care facility with a welcoming and homey atmosphere. Located in the north end of Mesa near Salt River and Usery Mountain Regional Park, there is plenty of nature to en … (read more)

Summerfield at Jacinto

3342 East Jacinto Avenue, Mesa, AZ, 85204

Summerfield at Jacinto is a picturesque community located in Mesa, Arizona. This senior home is conveniently close to a host of local services including grocery stores, restaurants and clothing stores … (read more)
Summerfield at Jacinto is a picturesque community located in Mesa, Arizona. This senior home is conveniently close to a host of local services including grocery stores, restaurants and clothing stores … (read more)

Sky Vista

1248 S Crismon Rd, Mesa, AZ, 85209

The tour I had at Sky Vista was awesome. It was beautiful looking, and the staff was very nice and welcoming. It was very open. They had a lot of different areas for people to go to and do things. It … (read more)
The tour I had at Sky Vista was awesome. It was beautiful looking, and the staff was very nice and welcoming. It was very open. They had a lot of different areas for people to go to and do things. It … (read more)

Brookdale East Arbor

6060 East Arbor Avenue, Mesa, AZ, 85206

I visited Brookdale East Arbor assisted living sometime this month when my niece was considering having my sister move there. I thought the upkeep was very nice, the outside looks very homey which is … (read more)
I visited Brookdale East Arbor assisted living sometime this month when my niece was considering having my sister move there. I thought the upkeep was very nice, the outside looks very homey which is … (read more)

Visions Assisted Living & Memory Care at Mesa

537 South Higley Road, Mesa, AZ, 85206

Visions of Mesa has been the best place for my dad!! Every one of the staff has been so incredibly caring and helpful right from the moment we walked in the door to tour, to when we brought my father … (read more)
Visions of Mesa has been the best place for my dad!! Every one of the staff has been so incredibly caring and helpful right from the moment we walked in the door to tour, to when we brought my father … (read more)

Absolute Assisted Living

3557 East Cabalerro, Mesa, AZ, 85213

I’m staying in Absolute Assisted Living. It’s lovely, very good care, excellent. There are only about seven of us in the whole place, so it’s a small home. They’re great, but if I had a handicap, it p … (read more)
I’m staying in Absolute Assisted Living. It’s lovely, very good care, excellent. There are only about seven of us in the whole place, so it’s a small home. They’re great, but if I had a handicap, it p … (read more)

Legacy Retirement Residence of Mesa

5625 E McKellips Rd, Mesa, AZ, 85215

After touring 20 different facilities, Legacy stood out from all the others. It’s light, bright, clean and homey. The apartments are very large with different floor plans available. The staff is am … (read more)
After touring 20 different facilities, Legacy stood out from all the others. It’s light, bright, clean and homey. The apartments are very large with different floor plans available. The staff is am … (read more)



Crismon Peaks Assisted Living

10027 E Hillview St, Mesa, AZ, 85207


Ashbrook Home Care L.L.C

910 S. Ashbrook, Mesa, AZ, 85204


COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Mesa

Since most COVID-19 rules for Assisted Living Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Assisted Living in Arizona. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Mesa

The Bureau of Residential Facilities Licensing of the Division of Public Health Licensing Services regulates, monitors and licenses assisted living facilities throughout Arizona. The Bureau only licenses facilities that comply with all health and safety standards relevant to the number of residents. Facilities must also have a fire safety certificate, appropriate insurance and at least the minimum staff-to-resident ratio.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Mesa

  • Mesa’s desert climate means pleasant winters, with temperatures that average 41 degrees Fahrenheit, and hot summers where the dial is frequently around 105 degrees Fahrenheit, so seniors need to make sure they stay hydrated. However, for most of the year, the climate is ideal for outdoor living, and with only 10 inches of rain, Mesa’s climate ensures seniors don’t often face humid heat.
  • The city’s environment is better than many. Although air quality is below average, the water quality is better than most, and Mesa’s commitment to the EPA’s Superfund project sees it continue to revitalize contaminated land. Mesa also has shorter commute times than the majority of cities across the country.
  • The average cost of living index is 104.2, which is higher than the state and national indices, although the difference isn’t great. The index takes into account many costs, not all of which apply to seniors in assisted living, such as housing. When comparing the costs that do apply, such as health care, Mesa’s cost index is below the state and national averages.
  • Violent crime and property crime statistics in Mesa are slightly below the U.S. averages, which themselves are lower than Arizona’s averages. So, statistically, a resident of Mesa is less likely to be a victim of crime than their peers across the state and the country. 
  • Mesa’s proximity to Phoenix allows its seniors to choose from a large number of highly regarded hospitals, in addition to those within the city. The Banner Baywood Medical Center is considered among the top 10 in the state, while the Chandler Regional Medical Center is also a high performer. Only 30 minutes away, the Mayo Clinic-Phoenix is nationally recognized for many treatments, including cancer care and heart surgery. 
  • RideChoice is an ADA paratransit service managed by Valley Metro to help Mesa residents aged 65 and older get around the East Valley with as little fuss as possible. Seniors don’t need to book ahead for their trips. Fares are $3 for the first 8 miles and $2 for every subsequent mile.

Paying for Assisted Living in Mesa

The average fee for an assisted living placement in Mesa is $3,975 per month. This is slightly more affordable than the state median of $4,000 and considerably below the national average of $4,500. Consequently, seniors relocating from elsewhere in Arizona may not notice much difference, but some seniors coming from other states could make significant savings.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

The nearest cities to Mesa are usually more expensive, such as Tucson, where costs average $4,050, and Prescott Valley, at $4,500. However, Yuma is a more affordable $3,800, which is the lowest average fee in the state.

$3975

Mesa

$4000

Arizona

$4500

The United States

$4050

Tucson

$4500

Prescott Valley

$3800

Yuma

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Mesa’s average assisted living fee of $3,975 is more budget-friendly than either homemaker or home health aide services, both of which average $5,958 per month. Adult day care is the most affordable, at $2,167. However, as with the home care services, seniors will need to factor home maintenance costs into their calculations. Nursing homes offer the highest levels of care, which is reflected in their fees of approximately $6,418 for a semiprivate room and $7,908 for a private one.

$5958

Homemaker Services

$5958

Home Health Aide

$2167

Adult Day Health Care

$3975

Assisted Living Facility

$6418

Nursing Home Care (semiprivate room)

$7908

Nursing Home Care (private room)

Note: Care cost data for Mesa was not available, so data for the closest city, Phoenix Area, was used instead

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Mesa

Eligible seniors in Mesa, Arizona may apply for Medicaid coverage through the Arizona Long-Term Care System.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Arizona page.

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities in Arizona

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 Mesa

Seniors in Mesa who reside in assisted living facilities and those considering the option can access numerous resources to help them enjoy more comfortable lives. This list provides links for organizations that specialize in helping veterans, others that support all residents in senior care facilities and those that offer opportunities for seniors to become more involved in their communities.

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Contact

Service

(888) 264-2258

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman is a state-sponsored program administered in Mesa by the Area Agency on Aging. It advocates for seniors in residential care facilities, educates them on their rights and seeks to resolve their complaints through investigation and negotiation with the care provider. The Agency can also provide seniors with inspection reports if they need more information about an assisted living facility that may suit their long-term care needs.

(480) 775-1466

East Valley RSVP helps seniors in Mesa who want to volunteer their time by connecting them to nonprofits that need their support. There's a wide choice of organizations for seniors to help, some focusing on educating younger members of the community and others offering assistance to homebound and frail older residents. The volunteer chooses how much time they can spare, and RSVP does the administrative work, which includes providing free accident and liability insurance for the volunteer during their working hours.

(480) 962-5612

Aster Aging, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that operates two senior centers in Mesa, one in the downtown area and the other in the city's northeast. For an annual fee of $20, Mesa residents aged 60 and over can participate in education and wellness programs, watch movies, listen to live music and take part in fitness and dance classes. Both centers also provide freshly prepared and nutritionally balanced lunches on weekdays.

(480) 610-6727

The Mesa Vet Center is a place for U.S. military veterans and their families to go if they need confidential one-on-one counseling in a nonmedical setting. The Center can provide support to people dealing with a range of psychological issues, such as family bereavement, depression and PTSD. It can also refer vets who need medical help to centers and clinics within the VA Phoenix Healthcare System.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Mesa

Mesa Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities 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 Arizona