Peoria is a city in Maricopa County with a reputation for being a desirable place to live. It’s approximately 20 minutes northwest of downtown Phoenix and has a population of almost 191,000, 16.9% of whom are in the 65+ age group. Old Town Peoria and its historic square are the heart of the growing city. Plays and musical shows are regularly performed in the area and Osuna Park provides plentiful opportunities for casual walks, family picnics and making music with the interactive display of percussive instruments in Harmony Park.

Assisted Living communities in Peoria provide residents with safe and comfortable homes; many including landscaped grounds. All have staff to help seniors with daily tasks, such as personal grooming and managing medications. The 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey revealed the median cost for Assisted Living in Peoria is $3,975 per month, which is more affordable than the state and national averages.

This guide considers the advantages and disadvantages of living in Peoria. It also compares the costs of Assisted Living in other cities and fees for alternative types of senior care. It ends with a list of useful resources for Peoria’s older residents.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Peoria, AZ

2015

Brookdale Peoria

8989 West Greenbrian Drive, Peoria, AZ, 85382

A welcoming community and clean, comfortable living quarters are two of the elements that both visitors and residents alike say they enjoy about the Brookdale Peoria home in Peoria, Arizona. This assi … (read more)
A welcoming community and clean, comfortable living quarters are two of the elements that both visitors and residents alike say they enjoy about the Brookdale Peoria home in Peoria, Arizona. This assi … (read more)

2016

D & L Adult Care Home

14952 N 78th Avenue,, Peoria, AZ, 85381

D & L Adult Care Home is located near the Agua Fria Freeway in Peoria, Arizona. With a maximum of 10 residents, the staff is able to give each senior expert care. Family and residents give this fa … (read more)
D & L Adult Care Home is located near the Agua Fria Freeway in Peoria, Arizona. With a maximum of 10 residents, the staff is able to give each senior expert care. Family and residents give this fa … (read more)

Ana & David Assisted Living

9632 W. Runion Dr., Peoria, AZ, 85382

Ana & David Assisted Living is located in beautiful Peoria, Arizona. The residents are given quality care 24/7, and the low 2:5 staff-to-resident ratio is one of the best in the area. Families giv … (read more)
Ana & David Assisted Living is located in beautiful Peoria, Arizona. The residents are given quality care 24/7, and the low 2:5 staff-to-resident ratio is one of the best in the area. Families giv … (read more)

Orchard Pointe at Terrazza

6775 W. Happy Valley Road, Peoria, AZ, 85383

We’ve chosen Orchard Pointe at Terrazza. We liked the staff and the amenities. They had a heated pool available, and they were very courteous to my mother who’s 92. The amenities for level 1 included … (read more)
We’ve chosen Orchard Pointe at Terrazza. We liked the staff and the amenities. They had a heated pool available, and they were very courteous to my mother who’s 92. The amenities for level 1 included … (read more)

Arbor Ridge Senior Living

9257 W. Union Hills Drive, Peoria, AZ, 85382

Arbor Ridge Senior Living was a great place. The rooms were really big. The options that we looked at were nice. They had lots of windows. The overall facility was nice. I didn’t meet any of the caret … (read more)
Arbor Ridge Senior Living was a great place. The rooms were really big. The options that we looked at were nice. They had lots of windows. The overall facility was nice. I didn’t meet any of the caret … (read more)

Sweet Home Adult Care Home

15973 N 77th Ave, Peoria, AZ, 85382

Sweet Home has taken care of my mom for almost 5 years and they are wonderful, caring people. They are like family to all of us.
Sweet Home has taken care of my mom for almost 5 years and they are wonderful, caring people. They are like family to all of us.

MorningStar Senior Living at Golden Ridge

6735 W Golden Lane, Peoria, AZ, 85345

I’ve visited MorningStar Senior Living at Golden Ridge, it looks like the Ritz-Carlton. If it wasn’t a 28-mile round trip, we would have probably considered it. I like the openness, it deals not just … (read more)
I’ve visited MorningStar Senior Living at Golden Ridge, it looks like the Ritz-Carlton. If it wasn’t a 28-mile round trip, we would have probably considered it. I like the openness, it deals not just … (read more)

Avanti Living at Peoria

26650 N. Lake Pleasant Pkwy, Peoria, AZ, 85383

My mother is in Avanti Living at Peoria. It’s very good. They’re very helpful. We’re extremely happy. The facility is gorgeous. They have happy hour, and they do everything for her. There are daily ac … (read more)
My mother is in Avanti Living at Peoria. It’s very good. They’re very helpful. We’re extremely happy. The facility is gorgeous. They have happy hour, and they do everything for her. There are daily ac … (read more)

Villa Lindo Home

6982 W Villa Lindo, Peoria, AZ, 85383


West Valley Care Home II

20817 North 101st Lane, Peoria, AZ, 85382


Comfort Assisted Living Home

9003 West Charleston Avenue, Peoria, AZ, 85382



Desert Harbor

9140 W. Hearn Rd., Peoria, AZ, 85381


Peoria Assisted Living

9012 W. Sandra Terrace, Peoria, AZ, 85381


Sunrise Assisted Living

8216 W. Villa Lindo Dr., Peoria, AZ, 85383


The Forum at Desert Harbor

13840 North Desert Harbor Drive, Peoria, AZ, 85381

The Forum at Desert Harbor is an assisted and independent living facility for those 50 years and older. Residents have several housing options, from studios up to two-bedroom apartments that are equip … (read more)
The Forum at Desert Harbor is an assisted and independent living facility for those 50 years and older. Residents have several housing options, from studios up to two-bedroom apartments that are equip … (read more)

Palos Verdes Senior Living

18441 N. 87th Ave., Peoria, AZ, 85382

Palos Verdes Senior Living is located outside of Peoria, AZ, near the Las Tiendas neighborhood. The facility offers both studio and one-bedroom apartments, and companion suites are available. A team o … (read more)
Palos Verdes Senior Living is located outside of Peoria, AZ, near the Las Tiendas neighborhood. The facility offers both studio and one-bedroom apartments, and companion suites are available. A team o … (read more)

2014, 2016, 2017

The Montecito

17271 North 87th Avenue, Peoria, AZ, 85382

The Montecito, an assisted and independent living facility, is located just outside Peoria, Arizona, near Bell Park. The team of caregivers is highly skilled and receives on-going senior care and comp … (read more)
The Montecito, an assisted and independent living facility, is located just outside Peoria, Arizona, near Bell Park. The team of caregivers is highly skilled and receives on-going senior care and comp … (read more)

My Parents Paradise

8838 W Brooklite Ln, Peoria, AZ, 85383

The rooms here are clean, organized and spacious. The staff is caring, attentive and responsible. The amenities are commendable and the caretakers are first rate.
The rooms here are clean, organized and spacious. The staff is caring, attentive and responsible. The amenities are commendable and the caretakers are first rate.

Desert Winds Retirement

20554 N. 101st Ave, Peoria, AZ, 85382

I’m living in Desert Winds Retirement Community in Peoria. I’m in their assisted living, and it’s been very, very good. I feel happy that I moved here. I cannot describe the menu, but I have never lef … (read more)
I’m living in Desert Winds Retirement Community in Peoria. I’m in their assisted living, and it’s been very, very good. I feel happy that I moved here. I cannot describe the menu, but I have never lef … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Peoria

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 Peoria

The Bureau of Residential Facilities Licensing of the Division of Public Health Licensing Services is responsible for regulating, monitoring and licensing Assisted Living facilities in Arizona. It investigates license applicants to determine their legal, moral and financial suitability to hold a license. The bureau oversees license holders through unannounced inspections of their facilities and reviewing feedback from residents.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Peoria

  • One of the biggest draws for seniors in Peoria is the climate. With temperatures ranging from a cool 43 degrees in January to 104 in July and precipitation at only around 32 days annually, the dry heat is helpful to people with weaker lung capacity. The city also gets almost 300 sunny days every year, so it isn’t often that seniors experience poor weather.
  • According to Sperling’s Best Places, Peoria has a lower-than-average health cost index of 101.6. This is due to the city having slightly longer commute times and fewer physicians than normal for its population size. However, the air quality is better than average and the city score’s highly for its endeavors to improve the local environment and support of the EPA’s Superfund program.
  • The average cost of living in Peoria is higher than normal for Arizona and the United States. However, housing and transportation costs appear to be the primary reasons, with the former unlikely to impact seniors in assisted living too much. Health care costs are below the state and national averages, which is more likely to benefit older residents in and out of residential care facilities.
  • Dial-a-Ride is an ADA-friendly shared-ride service provided by the City of Peoria. It offers low-cost transportation for seniors traveling within the city limits, with fares at $1.50 per one-way trip, dropping to $1 for ADA-certified passengers. The curb-to-curb service operates Mondays to Fridays, from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.  
  • Crime rates are below average in Peoria. The chance of being a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 405, while the state figure is 1 in 199. For property crime, the statistics are 1 in 71 in Peoria and 1 in 43 for Arizona. 
  • Peoria’s seniors can easily access medical facilities such as Curahealth Phoenix Northwest, which specializes in respiratory system diseases, wound care and nutrition. Abrazo Arrowhead Hospital has an ER department, treats stroke victims and performs general surgeries. Due to Peoria’s proximity to Phoenix, seniors are also only 20 minutes from some of the country’s most highly-regarded hospitals.

Paying for Assisted Living in Peoria

Figures published in the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey show Peoria to be one of the most affordable cities in Arizona for Assisted Living. The median charge of $3,975 per month is below the state’s typical fee of $4,000 and the $4,500 paid by the average American.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

At $3,800, Yuma is the only city in Arizona with fees below Peoria. Although Tucson’s costs of $4,050 per month aren’t much more, this is still an annual average increase of $900. Prescott Valley’s median fees are much higher, at $4,500 — an annual increase of $6,300 compared to Peoria.

$3975

Peoria

$4000

Arizona

$4500

The United States

$3800

Yuma

$4050

Tucson

$4500

Prescott Valley

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted Living is a cost-effective solution in Peoria. Although monthly fees are $1,808 more than Adult Day Care’s $2,167, they pay for on-site help, food and accommodation. Homemaker and Home Health Aide services typically cost $5,958, with the senior still having to pay home maintenance costs. Nursing Homes are the costliest, typically $6,418 for a semiprivate room and an additional $1,490 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 Peoria was not available, so data for the closest city, Phoenix Area, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Peoria

Seniors living in assisted living homes in Peoria, AZ, can apply for a financial assistance program through the Arizona Long-Term Care System (ALTCS) to defray the cost of assisted living expenses.

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 Peoria

Peoria’s seniors can access many free resources dedicated to helping them in their older years. The organizations listed here can help veterans find ways to pay for some of their residential care. They can also help seniors loan gently-used medical equipment and resolve disputes with their care providers.

Resource

Contact

Service

(623) 398-8854

West Valley Vet Center provides several non-medical support programs for U.S. military veterans. Its counselors provide confidential help for those suffering from depression, PTSD and military sexual trauma. The Center can also refer seniors to other support functions, such as Veterans Affairs, which can help them access the benefits they're entitled to, and the Peoria VA Clinic if they need medical assistance.

(888) 264-2258

Residents in Assisted Living facilities who have complaints about their care providers can contact the Long-Term Care Ombudsman, who will investigate and seek a resolution that satisfies the senior. The families of residents and third parties can also register concerns with the ombudsman. Additionally, the department can provide inspection reports for seniors comparing Assisted Living facilities to help them make more informed decisions.

(623) 773-7436

Although Peoria Community Center welcomes all ages, many of its activities are tailored for the city's older residents. It's a 26,000-foot purpose-built facility with arts and crafts rooms, fitness halls and a dining area where seniors can enjoy freshly-prepared lunches. There are also games rooms, Wi-Fi throughout and regular organized day trips. Most activities are free, although some incur a small charge to cover costs. The center is open every day, except Sundays, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays, 5 p.m. on Fridays and 9 p.m. the rest of the week.

(623) 977-4661

Youngtown Community Fund Inc. is a well-established nonprofit that loans medical equipment for free to residents of Peoria and several neighboring cities. As the organization depends on donations it can't guarantee all equipment will be available at the time of the request. Typical loans include 2 and 4-wheel walkers, crutches, wheelchairs, canes and commode chairs. Loans can be for up to 4 months, with donations gratefully accepted.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Peoria

Peoria 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