132 Assisted Living Facilities near Mesa, AZ
To help seniors in Mesa find the assisted living community that’s right for their family, we’ve researched and compiled in-depth information about the cost of care, how to pay for care, and important local laws and regulations involving senior care and assisted living.
With an average cost of $2,862 in Mesa, 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 421 unique reviews from residents and our comprehensive database that gives pricing, amenity information, photos and more on the 76 facilities in Mesa.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Mesa, AZ
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Mesa
The most populous suburb in America, Mesa has about 484,000 residents, approximately 16 percent of whom are 65 and over. Residents in this age group who need assisted living may choose between 75 facilities in Mesa. As is the case in all of Arizona, assisted living facilities in Mesa must be licensed by the state's Division of Public Health Licensing Services.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Mesa
- Although the overall cost of living in Mesa is 14 percent higher than the national average, it's primarily housing and transportation costs that contribute to the city's elevated living costs. The cost of healthcare, groceries and other miscellaneous costs that tend to affect seniors in assisted living facilities are lower than the national average.
- Although the winters in Mesa are mild, summers are long and extremely hot. The average July high temperature is 105 degrees, and the city receives more than 300 sunny days each year. Seniors who don't mind the heat and prefer to stay dry will feel at home in Mesa, where the yearly rainfall is less than one-third the national average.
- Arizona does not tax Social Security checks, which allows seniors to keep more money in their pockets, perhaps to spend on quality health care.
- Mesa's crime is similar to that of a typical U.S. city. Its violent crime rate of 19.3 is slightly below the national average of 22.7, while its property crime rate of 37.6 is a little higher than the national rate of 35.4. Overall, seniors and their families can feel safe about choosing Mesa as their destination for assisted living.
- The Mesa area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Banner Desert Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Mesa's air quality is 53 on a scale of 1 to 100 (1 is worst). This is slightly lower than the national average of 58, which is something seniors may want to consider if they have asthma or other breathing difficulties.
Paying for Assisted Living in Mesa
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Mesa start around $2,862 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 Mesa 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 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.
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
Mesa 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 Mesa, please visit our Assisted Living in Arizona page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Mesa
Mesa-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 Mesa, AZ
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Mesa
Review of Legacy Retirement Residence of Mesa
Legacy Retirement Residence of Mesa is horrible and extremely outdated. You also have to take a Covid test as soon as you walk in the door or else you're not going to see or talk to anyone. They ha... Read more
Review of Grand Court Mesa
My dad is all settled in Grand Court Mesa, and it's working out very well. He's been there for a few months now, and he's doing great there, so far. Everyone I've worked with has been extremely nic... Read more
Review of The Citadel Senior Living
The Citadel Senior Living is a real nice place. I think the apartments were fully furnished; they didn't say anything about having to furnish it. You might have to bring dishes, but as far as other... Read more
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How much is the average cost of living in Mesa?
The minimum annual pre-tax income needed to cover the cost of living for a single person in Mesa is about $24,757. MIT's Living Wage Calculator measures the income needed in Mesa as part of a larger area that includes Scottsdale and Phoenix, so this number is influenced by the larger metropolitan area. For individuals in Mesa, the actual amount needed can vary based on medical conditions and numerous other factors.
How much does assisted living cost in Mesa?
The average monthly cost of assisted living in Mesa is approximately $3,500, according to Genworth Financial's Cost of Care 2019 report. These findings are based on data from the nearby town of Phoenix, of which Mesa is a suburb, so actual costs may differ slightly. Mesa’s average assisted living costs are $550 lower than the national average monthly cost of assisted living.
What are the demographics in Mesa?
Mesa, a suburb about 20 miles away from Phoenix, has a population of 508,958 people, making it only about 30% the size of Phoenix. Currently, 15.8% of the Mesa population is age 65 or older. About a quarter of the population identifies as at least partially Hispanic or Latino. The median household income in Mesa is $52,155.
Who qualifies for assisted living?
To become a resident at an assisted living facility in Mesa, you must not be bedridden and you must not need 24/7 skilled nursing or any continuous nursing care that you are unable to hire a private nurse for. You also need to be able to direct your own care and to be able to accomplish at least some of your activities of daily living on your own.
What does assisted living include?
Life in an assisted living facility in Mesa usually includes regular social activities planned by the facility for those who wish to participate. It also includes a private apartment with a small kitchen and bathroom, a thermostat that the resident can adjust at their will, and a locking door. Those who live in an assisted living facility can select a level of care that reflects their needs for supervision or assistance with daily living.