126 Assisted Living Facilities near Sun City, AZ
With an average cost of $2,883 in Sun City, it’s often difficult to find assisted living communities that provide high-quality care at an affordable price. At Caring.com, our mission is to make this process as smooth and painless as possible, and we’ve helped many families along the way.
This guide provides everything you need to quickly compare communities and narrow your search, including 104 unique reviews from residents and our comprehensive database that gives pricing, amenity information, photos and more on the 8 facilities in Sun City.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Sun City, AZ
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Sun City
Sun City, Arizona, has a wealth of entertainment and leisure activities for local seniors to explore including eight golf courses and frequent concerts. Situated close to the state capital, Phoenix, Sun City may provide seniors with an opportunity to make new friendships thanks to the extremely high percentage of seniors who reside there — over 75 percent of residents are aged 65 or over.
Assisted living centers provide the necessary support for seniors who cannot live independently and require support with certain aspects of their day-to-day lives, like housekeeping, grooming, and medication management. There are almost ten assisted living facilities in the desirable Sun City area, and over 100 in nearby communities.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Sun City
Summers in Sun City, Arizona, are incredibly hot and provide the ideal climate for seniors who enjoy soaking up the sun during the summer months. Winters can be cold but are generally bearable.
- The Sun City area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the Banner Del E Webb Medical Center and Banner Boswell Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Sun City has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Banner Olive Branch Senior Center, an organization that offers seniors the chance to participate in free activities and meet new people in the area as well as more than ten other senior centers.
Crime rates in Sun City are lower than the national average. On a scale of one to 100, where one represents the lowest crime rate, Sun City scores 25.0 for violent crime, and 29.5 for property crime. This is lower than the national averages of 31.1 for violent crime and 38.1 for property crime. This could be another factor that makes the area so appealing to seniors, hence the large demographic of residents aged 65 and over.
- The cost of living in the Sun City area is only marginally more expensive than the national average. The wealth of resources for seniors, coupled with the reasonable cost of living, may contribute to Sun City's popularity.
- Seniors who enjoy the arts can find lots to entertain them in Sun City. Highlights include the Sundial Auditorium and the Sun Bowl for watching shows, and the Art Club and Pottery Club for getting a little more hands-on.
Paying for Assisted Living in Sun City
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Sun City start around $2,883 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Sun City and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Sun City
Arizona's Medicaid agency, called Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), can help subsidize the cost of an assisted living facility.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Arizona page.
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 Sun City
Sun City and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free assisted living resources in Sun City, please visit our Assisted Living in Arizona page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Sun City
Sun City-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.
Other Options in Sun City, AZ
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Sun City
Review of Sun Valley Lodge
LACKING IN SECURITY. Guests, and residents, can come and go at any time. A resident suffering from dementia just up and left in the middle of the night. Very scary for the family members, who t... Read more
Review of Sun Valley Lodge
Sun Valley Lodge is a much older place, but it is large and all on a single floor. They have assisted living in various degrees. My wife would have been in an open area which looked more like an ol... Read more
Review of Advanced Assisted Living Home, LLC
The care is the best offered by well qualified personnel, they inspiring a positive , friendly interaction among residents. The rooms, are very clean , the food is very good home made and the man... Read more