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The 5 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Sierra Vista, AZ for 2024

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in Sierra Vista, AZ below include 9 Assisted Living facilities with 44 reviews. On average in Sierra Vista, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 4.11 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Sierra Vista

Assisted living facilities in Sierra Vista, AZ, are regulated by the Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of Residential Facilities Licensing division. This agency is responsible for issuing and renewing licenses to all assisted living facilities located in the state of Arizona. It also conducts regular inspections to ensure each facility is following required rules and regulations.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Sierra Vista

  • Sierra Vista’s temperate climate is just one of the reasons why the city made Where to Retire’s list of America’s 100 Best Places to Retire. With an average high temperature of 77 and an average low of 49, seniors can spend plenty of time enjoying the outdoors.
  • Seniors will find Sierra Vista a very affordable place to live. In fact, the overall cost of living is 12.2% lower than the national average and 14.4% lower than the state average. More specifically, transportation (22.8%) and groceries (4.6%) are substantially lower than the national average.
  • There is no shortage of outdoor recreation spots in Sierra Vista. The city is home to 17 parks, including Len Roberts Park and Veterans Memorial Park, which host a variety of festivals and special events throughout the year. The area’s aquatics center, known as The Cove, is also located in Veterans Memorial Park.
  • While the property crime rate in Sierra Vista (22.93) is slightly higher than the national average (21), it’s still lower than the state average (24.41). Additionally, the city’s violent crime rate (2.69) is significantly lower than both the state (4.55) and national (4.0) averages.
  • The city’s Public Works Department manages Vista Transit, which operates several fixed bus routes throughout the city, as well as paratransit transportation services. Senior discount fares are available.
  • Sierra Vista’s sales tax rate of 8.05% is significantly higher than the national average of 5.09%. However, the state’s income tax rate ranges from 2.59% to 4.5%, but social security income is nontaxable.

Paying for Assisted Living in Sierra Vista

According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey, the average monthly cost for assisted living in Sierra Vista is $4,000. This amount is $300 lower per month than the national average of $4,300, but $100 higher per month than the state average of $3,900.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Assisted living costs vary greatly from location to location. For example, monthly costs in Flagstaff ($4,875) average $875 more per month than costs in Sierra Vista ($4,000), while monthly fees in Lake Havasu ($3,650) are $350 lower per month. However, monthly costs in Sierra Vista are on par with several nearby cities, including Tucson ($4,075) and Yuma ($4,025).

Sierra Vista

$4,000

Arizona

$3,900

The United States

$4,300

Flagstaff

$4,875

Tucson

$4,075

Yuma

$4,025

Lake Havasu

$3,650

The Cost of Other Types of Care

Seniors residing in Sierra Vista have access to numerous care options. Adult day health care is the least expensive option. Price data for Sierra Vista is not available, though the state average is $1,842 per month. Seniors who prefer to continue living at home can expect to pay an average of $4,576 per month for homemaker services or $4,957 per month for home health aide services. Seniors who require around-the-clock skilled nursing care will find that the average nursing home costs in Sierra Vista are $6,920 for a semiprivate room and $7,376 for a private room. 

Homemaker Services

$4,576

Home Health Aide

$4,957

Assisted Living Facilities

$4,000

Nursing Home Facilities (semiprivate room)

$6,920

Nursing Home Facilities (private room)

$7,376

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Sierra Vista

Low-income seniors residing in Sierra Vista have access to three programs that could help pay for assisted living, including Arizona Non-Medical, Home and Community Based ServicesSupplemental Security Income and Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, which is Arizona’s Medicaid program. 

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Arizona page.

Financial Assistance 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 Sierra Vista

Sierra Vista has many resources available to seniors who reside in an assisted living community or are thinking of transitioning to one.  Below are some local and government agencies that provide a variety of free services and supports to area seniors.

ResourceContactService
Cochise County Area Agency on Aging(520) 803-3950The Cochise County Area Agency on Aging serves seniors aged 60 and over and their nonpaid caregivers. It provides comprehensive case management services, which include risk assessments and referrals. Seniors are then connected to the local resources, such as personal care services, meal deliveries and respite care options, they need to remain living in their homes longer. 
Ethel H. Berger Center(520) 417-6980The Ethel H. Berger Center hosts a variety of weekly, monthly and annual events and activities designed to help local seniors remain active, healthy and social. The center’s regular activities include woodcarving, knitting, pinochle, bridge, billiards, health screenings, trips and holiday events. 
Arizona Department of Veteran Affairs Sierra Vista(520) 458-7150Due to its close proximity to Fort Huachuca, the Arizona Department of Veteran Affairs has an office in Sierra Vista. The agency helps veterans, their spouses and other eligible dependents obtain all eligible benefits and resources. Staff members can help seniors complete necessary paperwork, provide referrals and connect seniors to local resources, including healthcare and financial assistance. 

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Sierra Vista

Sierra Vista-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Arizona

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Reviewer RC#1113b

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Hummingbird Senior Resort Living

Hummingbird Senior Resort Living is pretty nice. I felt it was clean. It seems like my father-in-law is getting the help that he needs. They have a movie theater and exercises. I think they feed...

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Assisted Living

vbeltran

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Life Care Center of Sierra Vista

My father was there for rehab this place was awful in caring for him I'm not saying all employees but most his call light never worked in tell we complained I'm so glad my father had a short stay...

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ReviewerRD#0807t

I visited this facility

Review of Hummingbird Senior Resort Living

I toured Hummingbird Senior Resort Living. The facilities are brand new. It's beautiful. Everything is new furniture and new paint. They even have an indoor game where you can play some kind of...

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