Assisted Living in Payson

4 Communities

The Frontier House

906 East Frontier Street, Payson, AZ
4 reviews
William106522050: "My dad is in The Frontier House. I am pleased with the staff's response. They do care about the residents that live there. They try to help them out the best they can. They go the extra mile to make them as comfortable as they can and to keep them busy and occupied with what they want to do. They do pay attention to what the residents like in their diet and try to accommodate them. They allow visitors like myself to come in and visit anytime we want and stay as long as we wa... (read more)
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Powell Place

806 West Longhorn Road, Payson, AZ
3 reviews
ladybonita: "The only problem i have is the food. They serve cheap, high carn, high salt foods like lasagna, cheap high salt hot dogs (3 times in one week). I would think they would realize elderlt people should not have nitrates and salt. They need a nutritionists to create simple menus .. meat/poultry, rice/potatoes and fresh vegetables and fresh fruit. They do have great desserts."
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Payson Care Center

2 reviews
ABKID: "The Payson care center is old and established, The center is large and has a good variety of staff, My grandfather stayed here towards the end of his life and he enjoyed it very much. He loved the care center and enjoyed the food and the nice climate of Payson. His room was small but cozy and they allowed visitors on a regular basis. Overall the care center was very nice and offered a large variety of activities and events for the seniors and guests. The food was standard Am... (read more)
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Stageline Assisted Living

9318 West Gibson Ranch Road, Payson, AZ
1 review
Emmyrose: "This is nice assisted private home. It is an older medium sized,well maintained home nestled in the beautiful tall pines in Payson.There is a lot of greenery and flowers with pretty rock formations. Actually this owner has two homes there. One is for 10 residents, and the other 5. The rooms are private and semi-private with shared and private baths.All are handicapped equipped. Both homes have well maintained and enclosed backyards. One has a back porch and the other a dec... (read more)
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Payson

Often called "the heart of Arizona" Payson lies nearly in the geographical center of the state and is surrounded by the Tonto National Forest. This slow-paced city is home to four senior facilities and one in the nearby town of Globe. The Arizona Department of Health Services governs all Arizona assisted living facilities (ALFs) to provide seniors with supervisory care, personal care or directed care. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Payson

  • Arizona seniors enjoy no tax on social security checks. This allows seniors on a tight budget to access higher-quality assisted living facilities than they might have access to elsewhere.

  • The cost of living in Payson is 4.10 percent higher than the national average, and slightly higher than the state average when it comes to healthcare. This impact the average cost of assisted living in the state as well as seniors' discretionary spending.

  • Payson has a crime rate that's close to the national average with a score of 38.7 for both violent and property crime, making it safer on average than the rest of the state, so residents can feel more secure when they venture out on day trips.

  • Payson experiences four unique seasons and is very different from the Phoenix-Metro area. While seniors may enjoy the sun and summer average of 91 degrees, Payson does receive 18 inches of snow per year, and an average low of 27 degrees.

  • Seniors with a respiratory illness might be adversely affected in Payson. It is a high desert area located in Gila County, which received an F grade from the American Lung Association.

  • The Payson area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Biltmore Cardiology, and Banner Payson Medical Center in the event of medical emergencies or illness experienced by residents in assisted living facilities.

Paying for Assisted Living in Payson

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Arizona

$4,000.00 US
$3,500.00 Carefree
$3,400.00 Fountain Hills
$2,878.00 Cottonwood
$2,635.00 Camp Verde

Assisted Living costs in Payson start around $0 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 Payson 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 Payson

Arizona has a number of options for seniors in need of financial assistance. Eligible individuals can apply to programs such as the Medicaid division Arizona Long Term Care Services (ALTCS), Agency With Choice (AWC) / Community First Choice Option (CFC) or Self-Directed Attendant Care (SDAC).

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 Payson

Payson 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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Payson

Payson-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.