Surprise has a total population of 143,148 — with 22.6% of residents being age 65 and older. There are a number of advantages that may appeal to the city’s 32,351 seniors, including those in assisted living or those considering a move from home into an assisted living facility. Property and violent crime rates in Surprise are lower than the state and national averages, and there’s an abundance of sunny days and mild winters. The city is home to Abrazo Surprise Hospital, which provides 24-hour medical care.

Assisted living communities help seniors with activities of daily living (ADLs). Some of the tasks that fall into this category include bathing and dressing, transportation and housekeeping. These facilities create a unique care plan for each resident based on their needs and level of independence. In Surprise, the average monthly cost for assisted living is $3,975, which is lower than Arizona and U.S. assisted living costs.

Seniors can refer to this guide for information about assisted living costs, along with advantages and disadvantages for retirees in Surprise. There’s also a list of free resources for the city’s senior residents.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Surprise, AZ

Solana at The Park

14581 W. Parkwood Dr., Surprise, AZ, 85374

We went and looked at Solana at The Park. The community not only looks very welcoming, but it feels very welcoming. Everything was neat and in order, and people were sitting around talking and enjoyin … (read more)
We went and looked at Solana at The Park. The community not only looks very welcoming, but it feels very welcoming. Everything was neat and in order, and people were sitting around talking and enjoyin … (read more)

Mariposa Point of Surprise

16650 No. Stadium Way, Surprise, AZ, 85374

At Mariposa Point of Sunrise, providers enhance the comfort and quality of life for seniors and their families through a holistic approach to wellness utilizing a unique approach called the Seven Dime … (read more)
At Mariposa Point of Sunrise, providers enhance the comfort and quality of life for seniors and their families through a holistic approach to wellness utilizing a unique approach called the Seven Dime … (read more)

All Care Assisted Living Home

18224 N 168th Avenue, Surprise, AZ, 85374

All Care Assisted Living Home is an assisted living facility located in Surprise, Arizona. Residents report feeling comfortable and happy in this home away from home environment. There is a low staff- … (read more)
All Care Assisted Living Home is an assisted living facility located in Surprise, Arizona. Residents report feeling comfortable and happy in this home away from home environment. There is a low staff- … (read more)

Orchard Pointe at Surprise

15048 W. Young Street, Surprise, AZ, 85374

My mom moved into the Orchard Pointe at Surprise. I liked that it was bright and cheery and very home-like, it had a very homey feeling, but she really likes the Catholic masses that they have every S … (read more)
My mom moved into the Orchard Pointe at Surprise. I liked that it was bright and cheery and very home-like, it had a very homey feeling, but she really likes the Catholic masses that they have every S … (read more)

Kingswood Place

15155 W. Mondell Rd., Surprise, AZ, 85374

I went to Kingswood Place. I liked that the setup was one level, they had a lot of outdoor space and it was nice and wide open inside. It was very clean. They were very personable. I met some of the r … (read more)
I went to Kingswood Place. I liked that the setup was one level, they had a lot of outdoor space and it was nice and wide open inside. It was very clean. They were very personable. I met some of the r … (read more)

Marley Adult Healthcare

14798 W Georgia Drive, Surprise, AZ, 85379

Excellent Care Home for your love loves.
Excellent Care Home for your love loves.

Angels Paradise Care Home

18330 W Marconi Avenue, Surprise, AZ, 85388

Angels Paradise Care Home is an assisted living facility easily accessible from the Sun Valley Parkway in Surprise, Arizona. Residents enjoy a beautifully landscaped outdoors and can choose either pri … (read more)
Angels Paradise Care Home is an assisted living facility easily accessible from the Sun Valley Parkway in Surprise, Arizona. Residents enjoy a beautifully landscaped outdoors and can choose either pri … (read more)

Adelina Care

17543 W. Columbine Dr., Surprise, AZ, 85379

Beautiful and clean place great for people with higher level of care like my mother.She has been in this facility for 4 years and the caregivers and the. Owner were very good with all her needs and I … (read more)
Beautiful and clean place great for people with higher level of care like my mother.She has been in this facility for 4 years and the caregivers and the. Owner were very good with all her needs and I … (read more)

Elmer Place for Parents LLC

25968 N Sandstone Way, Surprise, AZ, 85387

My sister was at Noble Senior Living the last part of her life. It’s very expensive, but they treated my sister like she was a queen. She had the special hospice and nurses around the clock. They ca … (read more)
My sister was at Noble Senior Living the last part of her life. It’s very expensive, but they treated my sister like she was a queen. She had the special hospice and nurses around the clock. They ca … (read more)

Assisted Living of Surprise

14364 W Desert Hills Dr,, Surprise, AZ, 85379

We went to Assisted Living of Surprise. We were very impressed with the facility. We liked the whole thing. At first we were under the impression that they didn’t serve meals there because in an ear … (read more)
We went to Assisted Living of Surprise. We were very impressed with the facility. We liked the whole thing. At first we were under the impression that they didn’t serve meals there because in an ear … (read more)

Golden Generation / Times

13393 W. Rickrock Street, Surprise, AZ, 85374

Located in a charming suburb of Surprise, Arizona, the Golden Generation/Times Adult Care Home provides up to nine residents with a quiet, homely community. Visitors note the remarkable bond staff is … (read more)
Located in a charming suburb of Surprise, Arizona, the Golden Generation/Times Adult Care Home provides up to nine residents with a quiet, homely community. Visitors note the remarkable bond staff is … (read more)

Paradise For Parents Care

18175 W Baniff Lane, Surprise, AZ, 85388


Gentle Care – Surprise, AZ

15257 N 135th Drive, Surprise, AZ, 85379


Golden Springs Senior Living

13535 W. Redfield Road, Surprise, AZ, 85379


Arizona Comfort Care

17917 West Port Au Prince Ln, Surprise, AZ, 85388


Golden Care

15724 N. 168th Lane, Surprise, AZ, 85388


Emmanuel Assisted Living Home

15453 West Statler Circle, Surprise, AZ, 85374


Sanctuary Assisted Living

18003 W Mauna Loa Ln., Surprise, AZ, 85388


Chaparral Winds Retirement Community

16623 N. West Point Parkway, Surprise, AZ, 85374

My dad’s very happy at Chaparral Winds Retirement Community’s assisted living and they’ve been very good at helping him with all his needs. If he’s happy, we’re happy too. The people who work there se … (read more)
My dad’s very happy at Chaparral Winds Retirement Community’s assisted living and they’ve been very good at helping him with all his needs. If he’s happy, we’re happy too. The people who work there se … (read more)

Gentle Care Home

15240 WEST DOLL LANE, Surprise, AZ, 85374

Gentle Care Home has been a wonderful haven! The home, with only 5 residents, is just what we wanted for Mom. Other facilities were more like hospitals than ‘Home’, and it was an important factor sin … (read more)
Gentle Care Home has been a wonderful haven! The home, with only 5 residents, is just what we wanted for Mom. Other facilities were more like hospitals than ‘Home’, and it was an important factor sin … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Surprise

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 Surprise

Assisted living facilities in Surprise and the rest of Arizona are regulated by the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). This department establishes the rules for these facilities and ensures compliance with scheduled and unscheduled facility visits. The ADHS also handles assisted living facility complaints from residents, caregivers and visitors.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Surprise

  • The cost of living in Surprise is 104.2, which is only slightly higher than the Arizona average of 102.2 and the national average of 100. Some of the factors considered when determining this figure include health care, transportation and grocery costs. The relatively low cost of living in this city may appeal to seniors in assisted living on a fixed income.
  • Social Security benefits aren’t taxed in Arizona, and there are deductions for pensions. However, other types of retirement income — such as IRA and 401(k) accounts — are taxed. The moderate tax-friendliness of Surprise is another financial factor that can help seniors manage assisted living costs.
  • There are multiple health care facilities in Surprise. Abrazo Surprise Hospital and Dignity Health provide emergency medical services around the clock. There’s a Surprise branch of the Phoenix Family Medical Clinic, where seniors can access a wide range of preventative and acute care services. Banner Health is another internal medicine practice in Surprise for residents of all ages.
  • Surprise has low crime rates compared to the U.S. averages. The Surprise property crime rate is 27.6 while the nation ranks 35.4. Violent crime rates are significantly lower, at 8.0 for Surprise compared to  22.7 for the United States, which may be a deciding factor for seniors in assisted living looking for a low-crime city in which to retire. 
  • With an average of 301 sunny days annually in Surprise — as compared to the U.S. average of 205 — seniors have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Surprise winters are mild, with average January lows around 42 degrees. The average annual snowfall in Surprise is 0 inches, which may appeal to seniors in assisted living who dislike snowy conditions.
  • Public transportation is available for seniors in Surprise. The City of Surprise Public Transit provides reduced fares to qualifying seniors and those with disabilities. Valley Metro Paratransit Services are available to disabled residents and those aged 65 and over who cannot ride public buses due to age or disability status. There’s also the RideChoice Taxi Service, which provides senior transport to medical appointments.

Paying for Assisted Living in Surprise

According to Genworth’s 2022 Cost of Care Survey, Surprise assisted living costs average $3,975 per month. Arizona has an estimated cost of $4,000 per month, and the U.S. average is $4,500 monthly for assisted living expenses.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Surprise and Phoenix have the same estimated monthly assisted living cost of $3,975. Arizona’s monthly average cost for assisted living is only slightly higher at $4,000, and Tucson’s is $4,050. Both the U.S. and Prescott Valley have an estimated monthly assisted living cost of $4,500. Yuma’s monthly assisted living cost of $3,800 per month is lower than all these cities and the national average.

$3975

Surprise

$4000

Arizona

$4500

The United States

$3975

Phoenix

$4500

Prescott Valley

$3800

Yuma

$4050

Tucson

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors in Surprise have other care options in addition to assisted living. Those who remain at home can access homemaker and home health aide services for an average cost of $5,958 monthly. Adult Day Health Care services cost $2,167 per month on average, and a semiprivate room at a nursing facility costs around $6,418 per month. For a private room at a nursing facility, seniors can expect to pay approximately $7,908.

$5958

Homemaker Services

$5958

Home Health Aide

$2167

Adult Day Health Care

$3975

Assisted Living Facility

$6418

Nursing Home Care (semiprivate room)

$7908

Nursing Home Care (private room)

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Surprise

The Arizona Long-Term Care System (ALTCS) features a sponsored program designed to provide care and services to seniors. Seniors living in assisted living homes in Surprise, AZ, are eligible to participate in this financial assistance program based on individual circumstances.

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 Surprise

Surprise has multiple free resources for seniors in assisted living. There are veteran’s services, county offices and other organizations geared toward helping seniors thrive. Examples of available services include meal programs, reduced-fare transportation, advocacy and legal assistance. There’s also a Surprise senior center with wellness programs and social activities.

Resource

Contact 

Service

(602) 241-6118

The Area Agency on Aging (AAA) provides a wealth of services and resources to Maricopa County seniors. There are legal assistance services, nutritional programs and referrals to other programs available. The AAA also has a Long-Term Ombudsman’s Office for senior advocacy and the 24-hour Senior HELP Line that’s reachable at (602) 247-4357.

(623) 222-1600

Seniors can access help with benefits and get connected to many helpful resources through the West Valley Veterans Success Center, which is operated by the Surprise Veterans Resources Center. Some of the available services may include transportation services, advocacy services, crisis assistance and counseling for veterans and their families.

(888) 687-2277

The Surprise AARP location has local volunteer opportunities for seniors, along with safe-driver courses and educational webinars on a variety of senior-specific topics. There are also free tax services and resources for caregivers.

(623) 222-1500

Enriching activities are available at the Surprise Senior Center, which is run by the city’s Human Service & Community Vitality office. There’s a fitness center and SilverSneakers program, along with a hot lunch program and plenty of opportunities to socialize.

(602) 253-5000

Valley Metro has routes throughout Surprise and Maricopa County. Seniors 65 and over are eligible for reduced fares on public transit, and transportation options include bus, rail, neighborhood circulator and shuttle services.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Surprise

Surprise 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