Aptly named, Paradise Valley is a picturesque suburban community that’s located just outside affluent Scottsdale, about 15 miles from downtown Phoenix. Seniors represent more than 25% of the city’s 14,637 residents, which is significantly higher than the national average. This appealing retirement destination offers seniors a sunny year-round climate with easy access to golf courses, shopping, art galleries and local attractions, such as the Phoenix Art Museum, Desert Botanical Garden and Phoenix Mountains Preserve.

Seniors who want to remain in the community but need additional help with daily tasks, including shopping, dressing and home maintenance, may consider assisted living. These facilities offer 24-hour personal care with resort-style amenities and fun activities to help residents maintain their health and social connections. Despite the area’s high cost of living, assisted living prices in the Phoenix metropolitan area are lower than in other parts of the state and nation. According to Genworth’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey, the median cost of assisted living care in Paradise Valley is $3,700 per month.

Seniors can learn more about local assisted living facilities, average costs and possible alternatives in this guide. We’ve also included helpful information about the area and a directory of local resources that can help seniors maintain an independent, socially engaged lifestyle.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Paradise Valley, AZ

Simply Together Assisted Living

8635 No. Via La Serena, Paradise Valley, AZ, 85253


The Paradise Assisted Living Home

6710 E. Fanfol Dr., Paradise Valley, AZ, 85253

My mother has been in The Paradise Assisted Living Home since May. They are treating her very well. It is a very clean place. Every time I go there, it is spick and span. She has a great housekeeper a … (read more)
My mother has been in The Paradise Assisted Living Home since May. They are treating her very well. It is a very clean place. Every time I go there, it is spick and span. She has a great housekeeper a … (read more)

2016, 2020, 2021, 2022

Pacifica Senior Living Paradise Valley

16621 N. 38th Street, Phoenix, AZ, 85032

We went down to Pacifica Senior Living Paradise Valley today. I liked it. The people were friendly. It was very nice, very open, and a very homey environment. They had a studio and a one-bedroom. They … (read more)
We went down to Pacifica Senior Living Paradise Valley today. I liked it. The people were friendly. It was very nice, very open, and a very homey environment. They had a studio and a one-bedroom. They … (read more)

2014

Brookdale Central Paradise Valley

13240 North Tatum Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ, 85032

Located in Phoenix, Arizona, Brookdale Central Paradise Valley is close to Desert Botanical Garden, Kierland Commons Shopping Center and the Stonecreek Golf Club. Visitors give high marks to the facil … (read more)
Located in Phoenix, Arizona, Brookdale Central Paradise Valley is close to Desert Botanical Garden, Kierland Commons Shopping Center and the Stonecreek Golf Club. Visitors give high marks to the facil … (read more)

2012, 2016, 2017

Atria Park of Sierra Pointe

14500 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ, 85260

Atria Park of Sierra Pointe is a luxurious, resort-style senior assisted living facility nestled in a residential neighborhood in North Scottsdale, Arizona. The facility is conveniently located within … (read more)
Atria Park of Sierra Pointe is a luxurious, resort-style senior assisted living facility nestled in a residential neighborhood in North Scottsdale, Arizona. The facility is conveniently located within … (read more)

The Palazzo

6250 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ, 85015

We moved mom to The Palazzo. We chose it because of the size of the facility, the activities, and the size of her living space. We had a little bit of trouble because they made some mistakes in her in … (read more)
We moved mom to The Palazzo. We chose it because of the size of the facility, the activities, and the size of her living space. We had a little bit of trouble because they made some mistakes in her in … (read more)

2015, 2016

Brookdale North Scottsdale

15436 North 64th St., Scottsdale, AZ, 85254

Brookdale North Scottsdale is located in a scenic area of Scottsdale with plenty of shopping options near the Kierland Golf Club. Residents consistently give the community high marks for its caring, f … (read more)
Brookdale North Scottsdale is located in a scenic area of Scottsdale with plenty of shopping options near the Kierland Golf Club. Residents consistently give the community high marks for its caring, f … (read more)

2012, 2016

Sunrise of Scottsdale

7370 East Gold Dust Avenue, Scottsdale, AZ, 85258

Caring staff and a clean facility are two of the reasons both residents and their families choose Sunrise of Scottsdale in Arizona. The personalized Sunrise experience begins with an individual assess … (read more)
Caring staff and a clean facility are two of the reasons both residents and their families choose Sunrise of Scottsdale in Arizona. The personalized Sunrise experience begins with an individual assess … (read more)

La Siena

909 East Northern Avenue, Phoenix, AZ, 85020

We visited the assisted living side of La Siena. We are choosing it for the location and that they have apartments available for my relatives. It looked excellent. We haven’t moved my relatives yet, s … (read more)
We visited the assisted living side of La Siena. We are choosing it for the location and that they have apartments available for my relatives. It looked excellent. We haven’t moved my relatives yet, s … (read more)

2012

Olive Grove Assisted Living and Memory Care

3014 East Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ, 85016

Olive Grove Assisted Living and Memory Care is located near Echo Canyon Recreation Area in Phoenix, Arizona. Residents are pleased by aerobic and yoga programs held in a fitness room, and certified ca … (read more)
Olive Grove Assisted Living and Memory Care is located near Echo Canyon Recreation Area in Phoenix, Arizona. Residents are pleased by aerobic and yoga programs held in a fitness room, and certified ca … (read more)

McDowell Village

8300 East McDowell Road, Scottsdale, AZ, 85257

McDowell Village was a very enjoyable and beautiful place, but you have to come up with several thousand dollars to move in. The administration fees and rent add up. The hamburger I had there was good … (read more)
McDowell Village was a very enjoyable and beautiful place, but you have to come up with several thousand dollars to move in. The administration fees and rent add up. The hamburger I had there was good … (read more)

Brookdale Desert Ridge

4050 East Bluefield Avenue, Phoenix, AZ, 85032

Brookdale Desert Ridge was very nice. I liked it very much. It’s a smaller place. It’s very nice and very welcoming. It has a theater room, exercise room, and a nice dining area. They had very friendl … (read more)
Brookdale Desert Ridge was very nice. I liked it very much. It’s a smaller place. It’s very nice and very welcoming. It has a theater room, exercise room, and a nice dining area. They had very friendl … (read more)

2016

Belmont Village Scottsdale

13850 N Frank Lloyd Wright Blv, Scottsdale, AZ, 85260

Belmont Village Scottsdale is a senior assisted living and memory care facility located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Residents are kept safe with 24-hour medication support from the on-site nurse. Shea Med … (read more)
Belmont Village Scottsdale is a senior assisted living and memory care facility located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Residents are kept safe with 24-hour medication support from the on-site nurse. Shea Med … (read more)

The Springs of Scottsdale

3212 N. Miller Rd, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251

We have chosen The Springs of Scottsdale. We’re not sure quite yet when my mom will move in. They have a lot of activities whether you want to be involved or not. A lot is going on, and my mom’s still … (read more)
We have chosen The Springs of Scottsdale. We’re not sure quite yet when my mom will move in. They have a lot of activities whether you want to be involved or not. A lot is going on, and my mom’s still … (read more)

A Sunny Pine Assisted Living

707 West Drey Drive, Phoenix, AZ, 85021

The home was perfect. I couldn’t say anything better. I couldn’t have asked anything better for my dad. A Sunny Pine Assisted Living was just perfect for me and my dad. He loved it. He was a resident … (read more)
The home was perfect. I couldn’t say anything better. I couldn’t have asked anything better for my dad. A Sunny Pine Assisted Living was just perfect for me and my dad. He loved it. He was a resident … (read more)

Vi at Grayhawk

7501 East Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ, 85255

Moving date changed a few times. The place was absolutely dirty when they turned over the key. Took months till they fixed and corrected all problems. Salesperson was not cooperative at all and rud … (read more)
Moving date changed a few times. The place was absolutely dirty when they turned over the key. Took months till they fixed and corrected all problems. Salesperson was not cooperative at all and rud … (read more)

2012

Chateau of Arcadia

5825 East Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ, 85018

The only person that I spoke to at Arcadia Estate — in addition to one of the tenants — was Michelle. She was very accommodating and very nice. She knew what she was talking about when I explained t … (read more)
The only person that I spoke to at Arcadia Estate — in addition to one of the tenants — was Michelle. She was very accommodating and very nice. She knew what she was talking about when I explained t … (read more)

Legacy Comfort Homes

12802 N. 57th St , Scottsdale, AZ, 85254

My father had recently undergone surgery and was without the use of both his legs for a little while. During the six months he was at Legacy Comfort Homes, he received excellent help with his physical … (read more)
My father had recently undergone surgery and was without the use of both his legs for a little while. During the six months he was at Legacy Comfort Homes, he received excellent help with his physical … (read more)

The Retreat at Desert Cove

10031 E. Desert Cove Avenue, Scottsdale, AZ, 85260

The Retreat at Desert Cove is a smaller senior assisted living facility located in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona. The facility hosts up to 10 residents and offers a caring and intimate family environm … (read more)
The Retreat at Desert Cove is a smaller senior assisted living facility located in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona. The facility hosts up to 10 residents and offers a caring and intimate family environm … (read more)

Tranquility Assisted Living

4526 North 82nd Street, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251

Tranquility Assisted Living is a new facility in Scottsdale, conveniently located near the Pima Freeway. The community provides a beautiful homey environment, with 24-hour support that enables its 10 … (read more)
Tranquility Assisted Living is a new facility in Scottsdale, conveniently located near the Pima Freeway. The community provides a beautiful homey environment, with 24-hour support that enables its 10 … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Paradise Valley

Assisted living centers and personal care homes in Paradise Valley must follow strict standards established by the Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of Residential Facilities Licensing to obtain a license and remain certified. These standards are designed to protect residents’ health, safety and dignity.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Paradise Valley

  • Paradise Valley is an affluent community with a cost of living that’s approximately three times higher than the state and national averages, which may impact the area’s seniors. Despite the high cost of real estate, health care is 8% cheaper than average, and other essentials are close to the U.S. median.
  • Crime rates in Paradise Valley are very low when compared to the national average. Residents report 48% fewer property-related incidents compared to the national average, and the number of violent offenses is 82% lower. According to FBI data gathered by AreaVibes, residents reported just 171 crimes in 2019.
  • Like many other parts of Arizona, Paradise Valley has a hot, dry climate. Seniors enjoy almost 300 days of annual sunshine. Winters are comfortable with lows around 43 degrees. However, summers can be punishing with triple-digit highs.
  • Paradise Valley is an exceptionally livable community. It’s been recognized as one of the state’s most desirable cities by HomeSnacks and Zumper for its educated populace, picturesque surroundings and large number of golf courses and resorts. These features may appeal to seniors and residents of all ages.
  • Air quality is a serious concern for more than 4.4 million residents in Paradise Valley and metro Phoenix. Maricopa County received an F grade for ozone and 24-hour particulates from the American Lung Association. Seniors may need to stay indoors and take other precautions to minimize respiratory symptoms.
  • Seniors in Paradise Valley have excellent health care access. Although the community has just 201 physicians per 100,000 residents, Phoenix has an impressive number of medical facilities. HonorHealth operates two top-rated medical centers in Scottsdale, and the Mayo Clinic-Phoenix is nationally ranked in 10 adult specialties by U.S. News and World Report.

Paying for Assisted Living in Paradise Valley

The median cost of assisted living in Paradise Valley is $3,700 per month, according to Genworth Financial’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Seniors in Paradise Valley and other parts of Maricopa County enjoy competitive assisted living rates that are $200 lower than the state median and $600 lower than the national average. Monthly prices in other metropolitan areas in the southern part of the state are $325 to $750 higher on average. Prescott Valley is the most expensive option at $4,450. Rates in Tucson and Yuma are also higher than the state median at $4,075 and $4,025, respectively.

$3700

Paradise Valley

$3900

Arizona

$4300

The United States

$4075

Tucson

$4450

Prescott Valley

$4025

Yuma

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Residential and institutional long-term care costs in Paradise Valley vary significantly. Prices start at $867 for adult day health care, which is about one-fourth the cost of assisted living. Home care prices range from $5,148 for homemaker services to $5,243 for medical services provided by a home health aide. Still, this is a competitive value when compared to skilled nursing. Seniors can expect to pay $9,247 for a semiprivate nursing home room or $10,646 for a private room, which is almost three times higher than assisted living.

$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: Care cost data for Paradise Valley was not available, so data for the closest city, Phoenix, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Paradise Valley

Seniors living in Paradise Valley have access to three programs that may help them pay for assisted living, including Supplemental Security IncomeArizona Health Care Cost Containment System and Arizona Non-Medical, Home and Community Based Services.

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 Paradise Valley

Whether seniors want to learn more about assisted living or ways to maintain their health and well-being, the following resources can help them understand all of their options. These organizations offer free and discounted services to seniors, caregivers and disabled adults.

Resource

Contact

Service

(602) 264-4357

Seniors who want to learn more about public benefits and community-based resources available in Paradise Valley can contact their Area Agency on Aging for assistance. This informational clearinghouse publishes an elder resource guide, manages the local senior volunteer program in partnership with AmeriCorps and helps residents maximize their Medicare benefits. It offers legal advice and ombudsman services for long-term care residents. Seniors and caregivers can learn more about these programs by contacting the agency's 24-hour helpline.

(602) 262-4520

Paradise Valley is home to one of 15 senior centers operated by the Phoenix Department of Human Services. The center features a library and lounge that are used for cards, games and quiet activities. Seniors can participate in a wide variety of fitness classes, including yoga, tai chi and aerobics. It offers courses for residents who enjoy art, ceramics, quilting, music, knitting or crochet. The campus is also home to the Paradise Valley Community Center and the town's public swimming pool. Annual membership costs $20 and gives residents access to all 15 senior centers. Transportation is available via taxi.

(480) 731-8000

Paradise Valley is known for its well-educated residents, and seniors aged 65 and older can continue their educational journey at discounted rates, thanks to Maricopa Community Colleges' Lifelong Learning program. Seniors qualify for half-price tuition on all credit classes offered at 10 local campuses, and enrolled students can take advantage of on-campus fitness centers and other services. Discounts don't apply to fees or noncredit courses.

(602) 261-6896

Located on the society's Watkins Road campus, St. Vincent de Paul's Medical Equipment Loan Closet provides durable medical equipment to individuals who are uninsured or are unable to afford these items on their own. It stocks wheelchairs, crutches, shower chairs, bedside commodes, transfer benches and rehabilitative items. It also accepts donations from residents who no longer need these items.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Paradise Valley

Paradise Valley-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 Arizona