Situated in Pima County along route 19 about 15 miles south of Tucson, the town of Sahuarita is home to 31,421 residents, including approximately 6,944 seniors aged 65 and older. With its friendly, rural atmosphere and easy access to nearby urban amenities, Sahuarita is a great retirement destination for sun-loving seniors. 

Assisted living care includes room and board, as well as some nonmedical assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, grooming and transferring in and out of bed. This type of care is geared towards seniors who no longer want the responsibility that comes with maintaining their own home, but who don’t require the level of intensive 24/7 medical support that’s provided in a nursing home setting. On average, assisted living care in Sahuarita costs $4,075 per month, which is just above the statewide average of $3,900. 

This guide examines assisted living costs in Sahuarita, and how those costs compare to other long-term care services in the area. There’s also a list of things to consider when deciding if Sahuarita is the right place to seek assisted living care, as well as some information on local resources for seniors and their families. 

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Sahuarita, AZ

Family Loving Kare S2

1675 West Placita Abreojos, Sahuarita, AZ, 85629

Family Loving Kare is the only place that Dad was in that had people that seemed to care. Most places he was in were understaffed, and the people couldn’t have cared less. This place has all clean-cut … (read more)
Family Loving Kare is the only place that Dad was in that had people that seemed to care. Most places he was in were understaffed, and the people couldn’t have cared less. This place has all clean-cut … (read more)

Family Loving Kare S3

1680 West Placita Abreojos, Sahuarita, AZ, 85629

My grandfather moved into Family Loving Kare S3. They do everything from bathing and showering to feeding. The staff members are wonderful, very attentive and on top of it. They’re very family-oriente … (read more)
My grandfather moved into Family Loving Kare S3. They do everything from bathing and showering to feeding. The staff members are wonderful, very attentive and on top of it. They’re very family-oriente … (read more)

Family Loving Kare S1

1681 W Placita Abreojos, Sahuarita, AZ, 85629


San Judas Adult Care Home LLC

17380 S Camino Cartagena, Sahuarita, AZ, 85629

San Judas Adult Care Home has very nice people. It’s a private home with only 10 residents at a time. There are 2 caregivers 24/7 plus the owner, and she runs all the medical stuff. It’s a very nice p … (read more)
San Judas Adult Care Home has very nice people. It’s a private home with only 10 residents at a time. There are 2 caregivers 24/7 plus the owner, and she runs all the medical stuff. It’s a very nice p … (read more)

Casa Blanca Eldercare

1135 West Twin Buttes Road, Sahuarita, AZ, 85629

Case Blanca Eldercare in Sahuarita, Arizona, located just outside of Tucson, is close to Interstate 19 and the Anamax Recreation Center. This facility accommodates up to 10 residents and has private a … (read more)
Case Blanca Eldercare in Sahuarita, Arizona, located just outside of Tucson, is close to Interstate 19 and the Anamax Recreation Center. This facility accommodates up to 10 residents and has private a … (read more)

Family Loving Kare Green Valley

17420 S. La Canada, Sahuarita, AZ, 85629

My friend was a resident of Family Loving Kare. Its run very much like a house that you would live in with a family member. There were 8 to 10 residents per house, it’s a family-owned place. The staff … (read more)
My friend was a resident of Family Loving Kare. Its run very much like a house that you would live in with a family member. There were 8 to 10 residents per house, it’s a family-owned place. The staff … (read more)

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The Villas at Green Valley

865 Desert Bell Dr., Green Valley, AZ, 85614

The Villas at Green Valley is in the northern region of Green Valley, Arizona, a short drive off Interstate 19 with various eateries and shopping centers nearby. Visitors of The Villas appreciate its … (read more)
The Villas at Green Valley is in the northern region of Green Valley, Arizona, a short drive off Interstate 19 with various eateries and shopping centers nearby. Visitors of The Villas appreciate its … (read more)

Prestige Assisted Living at Green Valley

1175 S. Abrego Drive , Green Valley, AZ, 85614

Prestige Assisted Living at Green Valley is in Green Valley, Arizona, near Interstate 19, Continental Shopping Plaza and Desert Meadows Park. Friends of community members describe the staff as kind, c … (read more)
Prestige Assisted Living at Green Valley is in Green Valley, Arizona, near Interstate 19, Continental Shopping Plaza and Desert Meadows Park. Friends of community members describe the staff as kind, c … (read more)

Arroyo Gardens

160 N. La Canada Drive, Green Valley, AZ, 85614

Arroyo Gardens in Green Valley, Arizona, is located near U.S. Route 19, Green Valley Shopping Mall and Santa Cruz Valley Regional Hospital. Guests are impressed with the attractiveness of this facilit … (read more)
Arroyo Gardens in Green Valley, Arizona, is located near U.S. Route 19, Green Valley Shopping Mall and Santa Cruz Valley Regional Hospital. Guests are impressed with the attractiveness of this facilit … (read more)

Sugar’s Ii Assisted Living Home Inc.

17802 S Placita Octubre, Green Valley, AZ, 85614

Sugar’s II Assisted Living Home is a family type operation. A mother and son own and run the place. The people there are very nice. I don’t think I’ve ever gone in there when someone hasn’t spoken to … (read more)
Sugar’s II Assisted Living Home is a family type operation. A mother and son own and run the place. The people there are very nice. I don’t think I’ve ever gone in there when someone hasn’t spoken to … (read more)

Casa De Sonshine Assisted Living

18292 S Camino De Paez, Green Valley, AZ, 85614

Casa De Sonshine Assisted Living is a 10-person facility nestled on 1 acre of land in a residential neighborhood of Green Valley, Arizona, not far from Interstate 19. Rooms are available furnished or … (read more)
Casa De Sonshine Assisted Living is a 10-person facility nestled on 1 acre of land in a residential neighborhood of Green Valley, Arizona, not far from Interstate 19. Rooms are available furnished or … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Sahuarita

Sahuarita’s assisted living facilities are regulated by Arizona’s Department of Health Services, Residential Facilities Licensing department. This department conducts regular inspections of assisted living communities and investigates any complaints about these facilities filed by residents, their family members and the general public. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Sahuarita

  • Sahuarita is one of the fastest-growing towns in Arizona, with the population growing by 780% between 2000 and 2015. This rapid growth has brought plenty of urban services to the area, including new shops, restaurants and recreational facilities. 
  • Sahuarita is known for its hot, sunny weather. It enjoys an average of 287 sunny days each year, while the nationwide average is 205 days. During the summer, high temperatures hover close to 100 degrees, while winters are cool, comfortable and snow-free. 
  • Opened in November 2020, Sahuarita’s first hospital, the Northwest Medical Center — Sahuarita is equipped with a full-service, 24/7 emergency department, two operating rooms, and 18 inpatient beds. Hospital services include cardiology, orthopedic and general surgery and gastroenterology. 
  • Sahuartia’s cost of living is lower than Arizona’s statewide average and the national average, which helps seniors make the most of their retirement budgets. 
  • Despite the high percentage of seniors in Sahuarita, the town doesn’t have a senior center. The nearest community center for seniors is located in neighboring Green Valley. 
  • In 2015, Money Magazine named Sahuarita one of the 50 best places to live in the country. This designation was based on Sahuarita’s proximity to amenities and services in neighboring Tucson, as well as the abundance of parks and green space. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Sahuarita

According to the 2020 Cost of Care Survey from Genworth Financial, Sahuarita assisted living care costs an average of $4,075 per month. Statewide, the average monthly assisted living rate is $3,900, while the national average is $400 higher at $4,300 per month. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

At $4,075 per month, rates for assisted living in Sahuarita are $175 above the statewide average, and just $50 above the average rates in nearby Yuma, where assisted living residents pay about $4,025 per month. In the state capital, Phoenix, assisted living rates are relatively low at an average of $3,700 per month, while to the east of Sahuarita, rates in Sierra Vista run about $4,000 per month. 

$4075

Sahuarita

$3900

Arizona

$4300

The United States

$4000

Sierra Vista

$3700

Phoenix

$4025

Yuma

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

In Sahuarita, seniors have a number of long-term care services to choose from. Adult day health care services are the most affordable option at an average cost of $1,842 per month, followed by assisted living care at $4,075 per month. In-home care from either a homemaker or home health aide costs around $5,053 per month, while nursing home care costs $6,565 for a semiprivate room and $7,604 for a private room. 

$1842

Adult Day Health Care

$4075

Assisted Living

$5053

Home Care

$5053

Home Health Care

$6565

Nursing Home Care (semiprivate room)

$7604

Nursing Home Care (private room)

Note: Data for Sahuarita was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Tucson, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Sahuarita

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 Sahuarita

Sahuarita seniors and their families have access to a number of free and low-cost programs and services that promote healthy aging. These programs include wheelchair-accessible transportation for older adults, case management services and help with accessing long-term care placements.

Resource

Contact 

Service

(520) 790-7262

The Pima Council on Aging is the federally mandated Area Agency on Aging that serves Sahuarita seniors and their families. Headquartered in Tucson, the PCOA offers programs and services for older adults, including a helpline that seniors can call to learn about local resources and community-based programs. The PCOA also operates the regional Meals on Wheels program, provides at-risk seniors with free medical alert systems and coordinates a number of support groups for seniors and caregivers. 

(520) 623-9461

Southern Arizona Legal Aid is a nonprofit legal services organization that works to ensure low-income individuals have access to high-quality legal information, advocacy and representation. Low-income seniors who need help dealing with civil legal issues related to public benefits, immigration, family law, consumer law and advanced health directives can contact SALA. 

(520) 393-6835

Posada Life Community Services, a nonprofit senior services agency, operates a state-licensed adult day health program for seniors. This program is staffed by recreational specialists, health aides and licensed nurses. 

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Sahuarita

Sahuarita-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Michigan are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Arizona page for more information about these laws.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Arizona