A suburb of Phoenix, Tempe has been named one of the best places to retire in America due to its diversity, pleasant weather and range of health and fitness services. Tempe is home to just under 200,000 people and has a below-average senior population of 10.2%. The city has a variety of high-quality options for health care at a cost more affordable than the national average. Tempe is a very walkable city and has many social and recreational services available to older adults.

The city also has a wide range of assisted living facilities, from small, home-like communities to sprawling retirement resorts. These communities are staffed 24/7 and offer round-the-clock personal care, mobility assistance, medication management and emergency response services. In addition, they generally offer enriching activities designed to promote physical, emotional and mental fitness of residents. This type of care costs $3,700 per month, on average, which is less than state and national medians.

Those considering assisted living for themselves or a family member in Tempe can use the following guide to learn more about the other types of care and their costs, the benefits and drawbacks of the city, and the available resources.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Tempe, AZ

Inspirations of Tempe

1875 East Guadalupe Road, Tempe, AZ, 85283

<p>Residents of Inspirations of Tempe are proud of the independence they maintain and enjoy the security of 24-hour personalized assistance. While we offer a helping hand with day-to-day tasks such as … (read more)
<p>Residents of Inspirations of Tempe are proud of the independence they maintain and enjoy the security of 24-hour personalized assistance. While we offer a helping hand with day-to-day tasks such as … (read more)


FRIENDSHIP VILLAGE PALLIATIVE CARE UNIT – Hospice of the Valley

2645 EAST SOUTHERN AVENUE, Tempe, AZ, 85282

Friendship Village Tempe is located in Tempe, Arizona, just a short drive from Banner Desert Medical Center, Ehrhardt Park, and Superstition Freeway, as well as several restaurants and shopping center … (read more)
Friendship Village Tempe is located in Tempe, Arizona, just a short drive from Banner Desert Medical Center, Ehrhardt Park, and Superstition Freeway, as well as several restaurants and shopping center … (read more)

Friendship village

2645 East Southern Avenue, Tempe, AZ, 85282

Friendship Village in Tempe, Arizona, is an independent living and assisted living facility located less than a block away from the Banner Desert Medical Center. Residents compliment the spacious comm … (read more)
Friendship Village in Tempe, Arizona, is an independent living and assisted living facility located less than a block away from the Banner Desert Medical Center. Residents compliment the spacious comm … (read more)

Happy Foster Family Adult Care Home

2421 East Cairo Drive, Tempe, AZ, 85282

Happy Foster Adult Care Home is an assisted living community in Tempe, Arizona, located just off of Price Freeway. Daumler Park and the Tempe Canal Trail are nearby, giving residents plenty of green s … (read more)
Happy Foster Adult Care Home is an assisted living community in Tempe, Arizona, located just off of Price Freeway. Daumler Park and the Tempe Canal Trail are nearby, giving residents plenty of green s … (read more)

Westchester Garden Court

601 EAST WESTCHESTER DRIVE, Tempe, AZ, 85283

Westchester Garden Court in Tempe, Arizona, is located in the eastern valley region of metropolitan Phoenix. Tempe has more than 175 restaurants, retail shops and nightclubs to cater to seniors and th … (read more)
Westchester Garden Court in Tempe, Arizona, is located in the eastern valley region of metropolitan Phoenix. Tempe has more than 175 restaurants, retail shops and nightclubs to cater to seniors and th … (read more)

Summerhaven Assisted Living

473 W. Courtney Lane, Tempe, AZ, 85284

We chose Summerhaven Assisted Living because we liked the atmosphere, it was clean, and the people were very cooperative in answering questions about what they do. I liked what I saw there, it was a v … (read more)
We chose Summerhaven Assisted Living because we liked the atmosphere, it was clean, and the people were very cooperative in answering questions about what they do. I liked what I saw there, it was a v … (read more)

Adult Transitions

8650 South Los Feliz Drive, Tempe, AZ, 85284

Adult Transitions, an assisted living community in Tempe, Arizona, is located near Estrada Park and a shopping center just off S. McClintock Drive. The landscaped grounds on this converted single fami … (read more)
Adult Transitions, an assisted living community in Tempe, Arizona, is located near Estrada Park and a shopping center just off S. McClintock Drive. The landscaped grounds on this converted single fami … (read more)

Ark of Life

1707 East Citation Lane, Tempe, AZ, 85284

I chose Ark of Life for my mom because it was clean and there were only ten people there and they all pretty much stay to themselves and don’t bother anybody. It seems to be working for the moment. My … (read more)
I chose Ark of Life for my mom because it was clean and there were only ten people there and they all pretty much stay to themselves and don’t bother anybody. It seems to be working for the moment. My … (read more)

2013, 2015

Brookdale Chandler Regional

750 South Pennington Drive, Chandler, AZ, 85224

Brookdale Chandler Regional is a senior assisted living facility conveniently located in Chandler, Arizona, in a residential area directly across from the Chandler Regional Hospital. The facility’s … (read more)
Brookdale Chandler Regional is a senior assisted living facility conveniently located in Chandler, Arizona, in a residential area directly across from the Chandler Regional Hospital. The facility’s … (read more)

2012

Olive Grove Assisted Living and Memory Care

3014 East Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ, 85016

Olive Grove Assisted Living and Memory Care is located near Echo Canyon Recreation Area in Phoenix, Arizona. Residents are pleased by aerobic and yoga programs held in a fitness room, and certified ca … (read more)
Olive Grove Assisted Living and Memory Care is located near Echo Canyon Recreation Area in Phoenix, Arizona. Residents are pleased by aerobic and yoga programs held in a fitness room, and certified ca … (read more)

2016, 2017, 2019

Sunrise of Chandler

5757 West Chandler Blvd., Chandler, AZ, 85226

Sunrise of Chandler is a senior assisted living and memory care facility located in Chandler, Arizona. The facility offers assisted living, respite care, short-term care and Alzheimer’s care. Sunris … (read more)
Sunrise of Chandler is a senior assisted living and memory care facility located in Chandler, Arizona. The facility offers assisted living, respite care, short-term care and Alzheimer’s care. Sunris … (read more)

2013

Brookdale North Mesa

2122 E. Brown Road, Mesa, AZ, 85213

Brookdale North Mesa is set on landscaped grounds with a private, park-like setting in the center of Mesa’s orange groves, just three miles from the bustle of the city. The senior living facility is l … (read more)
Brookdale North Mesa is set on landscaped grounds with a private, park-like setting in the center of Mesa’s orange groves, just three miles from the bustle of the city. The senior living facility is l … (read more)

North Chandler Place

2555 North Price Rd., Chandler, AZ, 85224

North Chandler Place was very good. I spoke with Catherine. She was so helpful. She was really pretty fabulous. I looked at all of the levels of care. If my aunt had a fall, they even have a rehab cen … (read more)
North Chandler Place was very good. I spoke with Catherine. She was so helpful. She was really pretty fabulous. I looked at all of the levels of care. If my aunt had a fall, they even have a rehab cen … (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)

Class Act Assisted Living Homes Glencove

2156 E Glencove St, Mesa, AZ, 85213

I cannot say enough good things about Class Act Assisted Living. My dad received the most loving care for almost 2 years and my family and I are beyond grateful. The entire staff is caring, compassion … (read more)
I cannot say enough good things about Class Act Assisted Living. My dad received the most loving care for almost 2 years and my family and I are beyond grateful. The entire staff is caring, compassion … (read more)

The Springs of Scottsdale

3212 N. Miller Rd, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251

We have chosen The Springs of Scottsdale. We’re not sure quite yet when my mom will move in. They have a lot of activities whether you want to be involved or not. A lot is going on, and my mom’s still … (read more)
We have chosen The Springs of Scottsdale. We’re not sure quite yet when my mom will move in. They have a lot of activities whether you want to be involved or not. A lot is going on, and my mom’s still … (read more)

2012

Chateau of Arcadia

5825 East Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ, 85018

The only person that I spoke to at Arcadia Estate — in addition to one of the tenants — was Michelle. She was very accommodating and very nice. She knew what she was talking about when I explained t … (read more)
The only person that I spoke to at Arcadia Estate — in addition to one of the tenants — was Michelle. She was very accommodating and very nice. She knew what she was talking about when I explained t … (read more)

Marigold Assisted Living

4312 E. Redwood Ln., Phoenix, AZ, 85048

My mother had a stroke and needed a high level of care, the caregiver provided the care and assistance needed for her with patience. We are happy that we selected Marigold Assisted Living.
My mother had a stroke and needed a high level of care, the caregiver provided the care and assistance needed for her with patience. We are happy that we selected Marigold Assisted Living.

2015

Brookdale Chandler Ray Road

2800 West Ray Road, Chandler, AZ, 85224

Brookdale Chandler Ray Road is located just a few miles south of Arizona State University, and it’s described by visitors as a smaller assisted living facility with a homelike feel. Residents are able … (read more)
Brookdale Chandler Ray Road is located just a few miles south of Arizona State University, and it’s described by visitors as a smaller assisted living facility with a homelike feel. Residents are able … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Tempe

In Tempe and throughout the state, assisted living facilities are licensed by the Arizona Department of Health Services. This organization upholds the rights and welfare of residents of long-term care homes through legislation and regular inspection.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Tempe

  • Tempe gets more sunny days than the national average, at 300 compared to 205. The city gets no snow in the winter and very little rainfall, which is ideal for those who need to use ambulatory assistive devices.
  • As a member of the AARP’s network of age-friendly cities, Tempe is committed to improving the quality of life of local seniors by improving recreation and public services.
  • In Tempe, health care costs are 7.8 points lower than the national median of 100, making the city a good choice for those with chronic health issues.

  • Tempe has very high property crime rates compared to the national median, at 62.7 compared to 35.4. Fortunately, many assisted living communities are equipped with high-tech security systems that help deter this type of crime.
  • There are 201 physicians per 100,000 people in Tempe, just under the national average of 205. The city’s proximity to the greater Phoenix area gives residents access to some of the best hospitals in the entire nation, including the Mayo Clinic-Phoenix.
  • Tempe has better water quality than many American cities, indicating a healthy environment.

Paying for Assisted Living in Tempe

Seniors in Tempe pay around $3,700 per month for assisted living, although actual costs vary by location. According to Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey 2020, assisted living here is more affordable than the state average of $3,900 as well as the national average of $4,300.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

At $3,700, the Tempe region has some of Arizona’s most affordable assisted living prices. Only Lake Havasu City is more affordable, at $3,650. Tucson is a little more expensive, at $4,075 per month. Central city Prescott Valley averages $4,450. Flagstaff has the highest assisted living prices in the state, averaging $4,875.

$3700

Tempe

$3900

Arizona

$4300

The United States

$3650

Lake Havasu City

$4075

Tucson

$4450

Prescott Valley

$4875

Flagstaff

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living is one of the most affordable types of long-term care available to Tempe’s seniors. Only adult day health care is more affordable, at a monthly cost of $867. For homemaker services, seniors and their families can expect to pay around $5,148. Home health aides are a little more expensive, at $5,243. Nursing homes offer a higher level of care at a higher price, with a semiprivate room costing around $9,247 and a private room $10,646.

$5148

Home care

$5243

Home health care

$867

Adult day health care

$3700

Assisted living

$9247

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$10646

Nursing home (private room)

Note: Data for Tempe was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Phoenix, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Tempe

Low-income seniors residing in Tempe 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 for Assisted Living in Tempe

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 Tempe

Tempe has various charities and governmental organizations that offer supportive services to seniors, some of which may be of use to those considering a transition to long-term care.

ResourceContact Service
Area Agency on Aging Region One(602) 264-4357Serving older adults throughout Maricopa County, this Area Agency on Aging offers information and advocacy to seniors ages 60 and up. Social workers can help seniors learn about their long-term care options and apply for financial aid. This agency also has resources for victims of adult abuse, including Adult Protective Services and the Long-Term Care Ombudsman, which helps residents of assisted living communities resolve concerns about their care. It also offers healthy living classes designed to promote strength, balance and wellness in aging adults.
Tempe Community Action Agency(480) 422-8922This agency runs several beneficial programs for older adults. These include two senior centers in the city as well as a free senior transportation program. This nonprofit’s Financial Success Center can help seniors with budget planning, credit counseling and emergency income support.
Community Legal Services(602)
258-3434
Seniors and low-income adults can access advice and representation for legal issues here. On a pro-bono basis, attorneys with this agency can help seniors resolve tax issues with the IRS and access health care and public benefits. This organization also runs a resource center with self-help information and forms.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Tempe

Tempe-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 Tempe