Scottsdale, Arizona is a popular retirement destination for seniors. With those aged 65 and over representing approximately 24.4% of the city’s overall population of slightly over 241,000 citizens, older adults will have plenty of peers. Recently ranked as one of the top three cities for retiring seniors, Scottsdale offers a good quality of life, mild weather during much of the year, good air quality and lots of activities for older adults. Scottsdale is also home to many assisted living communities that provide supportive services for older adults.

Assisted living communities are good options for those who shouldn’t live alone but don’t need 24-hour clinical care provided by nursing homes. Typical services provided include housekeeping, meal preparation, laundry, basic personal care and household maintenance. Many assisted living communities offer resort-like amenities such as on-site spas, salons, putting greens, theaters, fine dining options and pools. The average cost of an assisted living facility in Scottsdale is $3,975 per month. 

This guide explores assisted living in Scottsdale and includes cost comparisons with other Arizona cities and other types of care. Also included is a brief list of resources designed to promote a good quality of life among older persons. 

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Scottsdale. AZ

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)

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)

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)

Vi at Silverstone

23005 North 74th Street, Scottsdale, AZ, 85255

Vi at Silverstone is a senior assisted living facility located in Scottsdale, Arizona. The facility is part of a 165-acre master-planned retirement community providing assisted living, skilled nursing … (read more)
Vi at Silverstone is a senior assisted living facility located in Scottsdale, Arizona. The facility is part of a 165-acre master-planned retirement community providing assisted living, skilled nursing … (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

The decline in the relationship is when my mother’s best friend from Colorado came to visit after seeking approval from the Executive Director. She was treated very poorly upon arrival by two of the e … (read more)
The decline in the relationship is when my mother’s best friend from Colorado came to visit after seeking approval from the Executive Director. She was treated very poorly upon arrival by two of the e … (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)

Pinnacle Peak Assisted Living

7878 E Vista Bonita Dr., Scottsdale, AZ, 85255

My mom was at Pinnacle Peak Assisted Living for four months. It was excellent. The place was great and they were very caring. Emil and his wife treated the residents there like family. It was really a … (read more)
My mom was at Pinnacle Peak Assisted Living for four months. It was excellent. The place was great and they were very caring. Emil and his wife treated the residents there like family. It was really a … (read more)

Legacy Comfort Homes

12802 N. 57th Ave., 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)

Desert Cove Assisted Living

10405 E Desert Cove Ave, Scottsdale, AZ, 85259

Desert Cove Assisted Living is a privately owned facility located in the beautiful North Scottsdale area. This assisted living home offers a personal, homey atmosphere for its limited number of reside … (read more)
Desert Cove Assisted Living is a privately owned facility located in the beautiful North Scottsdale area. This assisted living home offers a personal, homey atmosphere for its limited number of reside … (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)

Oakmont Assisted Living

5545 E Yucca St, Scottsdale, AZ, 85254

My mom was in two large facilities before Oakmont. Both were bad choices. Finally, at Oakmont she was given the care I wanted for her. She had a lot if attention and I was eased with her care. It was … (read more)
My mom was in two large facilities before Oakmont. Both were bad choices. Finally, at Oakmont she was given the care I wanted for her. She had a lot if attention and I was eased with her care. It was … (read more)

Southwest Comfort Care Assisted Living

8608 East Roanoke Ave., Scottsdale, AZ, 85257

Facility and rooms are very nice and clean. Staff is friendly and very helpful. My mom has only been there a month and I am very pleased with everything provided.
Facility and rooms are very nice and clean. Staff is friendly and very helpful. My mom has only been there a month and I am very pleased with everything provided.

The Sierra’s Assisted Living

13330 N 88 Pl, Scottsdale, AZ, 85260

The one my mother-in-law was in, The Sierra’s, was phenomenal. She got the best of the best of the best care. She had a regular sized bedroom, it was very nice and very clean, and the food was really … (read more)
The one my mother-in-law was in, The Sierra’s, was phenomenal. She got the best of the best of the best care. She had a regular sized bedroom, it was very nice and very clean, and the food was really … (read more)

Liann’s Homes – La Jardin

8411 East Via del Jardin, Scottsdale, AZ, 85258

We chose Liann’s Homes – La Jardin for my mom. It is perfect for her, she is doing well there and she’s happy. They seem to enjoy their company as well, which is nice. It’s a good environment for her. … (read more)
We chose Liann’s Homes – La Jardin for my mom. It is perfect for her, she is doing well there and she’s happy. They seem to enjoy their company as well, which is nice. It’s a good environment for her. … (read more)

Active Care Homes I

16212 N 55th Pl, Scottsdale, AZ, 85054

I am SO happy that I found this place for my mom. My mom is so happy here. Her room is great. In fact the whole place is nice, and they’re doing everything for her. I recommend this place to anybody … (read more)
I am SO happy that I found this place for my mom. My mom is so happy here. Her room is great. In fact the whole place is nice, and they’re doing everything for her. I recommend this place to anybody … (read more)

Lovin Manor

29192 N 76th St, Scottsdale, AZ, 85266

Several years ago, my grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. It became a burden for my grandfather to take care of her, so our family began looking for an assisted living facility. The Lo … (read more)
Several years ago, my grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. It became a burden for my grandfather to take care of her, so our family began looking for an assisted living facility. The Lo … (read more)

Barton House

7001 East Mountain View Road, Scottsdale, AZ, 85253


COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Scottsdale

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 Scottsdale

Assisted living and other long-term care facilities in Arizona are overseen by the Arizona Bureau of Residential Facilities Licensing. This agency maintains a searchable database of facilities in Arizona that lists their deficiencies and violations actions. There is also an online complaint form for suspected violations of these facilities. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Scottsdale

  • With a daily high of 72 degrees, Scottsdale’s weather is ideal for six months out of the year. It receives significantly less precipitation than the national average and has far more sunny days. However, outdoor temperatures can soar well into the three digits in summer. Fortunately, assisted living and other senior facilities typically have state-of-the-art air conditioning units.
  • The cost of living in Scottsdale is substantially higher than the national average and the Arizona average. However, health care costs are 7.8% less than the national average, which is appealing to many seniors. 
  • Scottsdale residents enjoy a great golfing scene, with six local golf courses making Golf Magazine’s list of the country’s top 100 courses
  • HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center has been ranked by U.S News & World Report as a high performing general medical and surgical facility.
  • Arizona provides a tax-friendly environment for seniors, with no inheritance taxes and no state withholding for Social Security payments. 
  • Scottsdale and surrounding communities have long been traditional destinations for snowbirds, which means that the senior populations expands considerably during the winter months. Whether this is a plus or a minus depends on personal preference — some don’t like the crowded conditions snowbirds often bring to the picture, while others welcome the opportunity to make new friends
  • Seniors feel safe in Scottsdale because the city’s violent crime rate is far below the national average. On the other hand, the property crime rate is only just slightly below the national average. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Scottsdale

The average monthly cost of assisted living in Scottsdale is $3,975. However, the costs of individual facilities vary depending on location and the services and amenities they offer.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

The average costs of assisted living throughout Arizona range from a low of $3,800 in Yuma the southwestern part of the state to a high of $5,000 per month in the Northern Arizona community of Flagstaff. Those in Arizona’s southeastern corner in Sierra Vista pay an average of $4,150 per month, while their counterparts in the center of the state in Prescott pay $4,500. Residents of assisted living facilities in Arizona’s second-largest city, Tucson, pay an average of $4,050 per month. 

$3975

Scottsdale

$4000

Minnesota

$4500

United States

$3800

Yuma

$5000

Flagstaff

$4150

Sierra Vista

$4500

Prescott

$4050

Tucson

The Costs of Other Types of Senior Care

Scottsdale seniors pay an average of $5,958 per month for in-home care and home health care, which provide similar services to assisted living facilities. Adult day health care is the least expensive option at $2,167, but it may not be appropriate for those who shouldn’t be left alone during the evening. Nursing home care is the most expensive care option at $6,418 per month in Scottsdale for a semiprivate room.

$5958

In-Home Care

$5958

Home Health Aide

$2167

Adult Day Health Care

$3975

Assisted Living Facility

$6418

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

Note: Care cost data for Scottsdale was not available, so data for the closest city, Phoenix, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Scottsdale

Seniors who qualify for long-term care can receive financial help for assisted living through the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS). The Arizona Long-Term Care System (ALTCS) assigns a case manager to help coordinate plans. Financial assistance may be offered through a health plan similar to an HMO or through a Medicaid demonstration waiver. Residents may be required to pay the room and board expenses out of pocket.

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 Scottsdale

Seniors in Scottsdale have numerous resources for information on community-based programs and services designed for older adults. The following resources can be used to access recreation and social opportunities, complain about an assisted living facility or find assistance with applying for public benefits. 

Resource 

Contact 

Description 

(480) 312-1700

Scottsdale seniors can access a wide variety of activities and services at Scottsdale Senior Services. The organization administers two senior centers, the Via Linda Senior Center and the Granite Reef Senior Center, within the Scottsdale city limits. Both senior centers are equipped with state-of-the-art fitness centers where seniors can use stationary bikes, cardio equipment, treadmills, free weights and elliptical machines. Seniors can explore their creative sides by taking classes, workshops and art education seminars. Both of Scottsdale's senior centers have tournament quality billiards tables as well as a countless array of board games, badminton and Wii Games. 

(602) 264-2255

Area Agency on Aging Region One serves those over the age of 60 in the Phoenix Metro Area, which includes Scottsdale. Seniors, their families and caregivers can obtain a variety of direct and indirect services through this agency. Direct services include case management, balance workshops designed to minimize slip-and-fall events, diabetes management workshops and Medicare/Medicaid counseling. Indirect services include referrals to local, state and federal resources for older persons and assistance filling out forms and navigating the application process for public benefits. 

(602) 264-2255

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman's office is designed to address concerns among residents of long-term care facilities, including assisted living communities, and their loved ones. Trained staff and volunteers investigate complaints of  include abuse, neglect and exploitation of those in these facilities and work to resolve them. All services provided by this program are free of charge and completely confidential. 

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Scottsdale

Scottsdale 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