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.