Gilbert, Arizona has 267,000 residents with just over 9% of the population age 65 and older. Alzheimer’s and other memory conditions are especially prevalent among older populations, which makes this a significant point of concern for Gilbert’s older citizens. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fatalities from Alzheimer’s and other memory conditions have increased 12% between 2014 and 2018. Given the increase in deaths, this continues to be a rising health issue among many seniors. 

Gilbert boasts a growing number of memory care communities to help those struggling to live with memory loss. They offer seniors dealing with Alzheimer’s and related conditions access to round-the-clock care, innovative therapies and a chance to engage with others in secure social settings. This guide will offer information about the cost of memory care in Gilbert, resources for those dealing with memory loss and a directory of Gilbert memory care communities. 

Memory Care Facilities in Gilbert, AZ

2015, 2016

Sunrise of Gilbert

580 S. Gilbert Road, Gilbert, AZ, 85296

Sunrise of Gilbert is located in the bustling suburb of Gilbert, Arizona, conveniently close to many museums, shops and restaurants. Residents and visitors agree that the facility has a pleasant, home … (read more)
Sunrise of Gilbert is located in the bustling suburb of Gilbert, Arizona, conveniently close to many museums, shops and restaurants. Residents and visitors agree that the facility has a pleasant, home … (read more)

BeeHive Homes of Gilbert

4423 E. Guadalupe Road, Gilbert, AZ, 85234

I was completely impressed, and I love BeeHive Homes of Gilbert. The owner was a very compassionate and thoughtful person that gave us the tour and information. I had my sister go with me, and we were … (read more)
I was completely impressed, and I love BeeHive Homes of Gilbert. The owner was a very compassionate and thoughtful person that gave us the tour and information. I had my sister go with me, and we were … (read more)

Sky Ridge Senior Living

1445 E. Willis Road, Gilbert, AZ, 85297

<p>Welcome to Sky Ridge, a vibrant senior living community where ease and comfort coexist with engagement and fun. Our beautiful community in sunny Gilbert, Arizona, features stately architecture, war … (read more)
<p>Welcome to Sky Ridge, a vibrant senior living community where ease and comfort coexist with engagement and fun. Our beautiful community in sunny Gilbert, Arizona, features stately architecture, war … (read more)

Savanna House Assisted Living & Memory Care

1415 N San Benito Dr, Gilbert, AZ, 85234

<p> Savanna House is located in the lively center of Gilbert, Arizona with convenient access to grocery stores, shopping, and entertainment. The community features abundant amenities such as an expans … (read more)
<p> Savanna House is located in the lively center of Gilbert, Arizona with convenient access to grocery stores, shopping, and entertainment. The community features abundant amenities such as an expans … (read more)

Eternal Spring of Gilbert

940 East Williams Field Road, Gilbert, AZ, 85295


Brookdale North Gilbert

845 N. El Dorado Drive, Gilbert, AZ, 85233

Brookdale North Gilbert s higher functioning. The tour was fine and the staff members were good. I had no problems there, they were very professional. It was everything I expected. They were playing c … (read more)
Brookdale North Gilbert s higher functioning. The tour was fine and the staff members were good. I had no problems there, they were very professional. It was everything I expected. They were playing c … (read more)

2017, 2018

The Oaks, A Merrill Gardens Community

3675 South Rome St., Gilbert, AZ, 85297

The Oaks, A Merrill Gardens Community, is conveniently located just moments from Mercy Gilbert Medical Center in Gilbert, Arizona. Visitors say the facility is clean and visually appealing and has a f … (read more)
The Oaks, A Merrill Gardens Community, is conveniently located just moments from Mercy Gilbert Medical Center in Gilbert, Arizona. Visitors say the facility is clean and visually appealing and has a f … (read more)

LivGenerations Agritopia

2811 East Agritopia Loop S, Gilbert, AZ, 85296

Generations at Agritopia is a new facility; it has only been open about a year. It’s absolutely gorgeous; it’s like walking into a Hilton. The staff is wonderful, and the amenities are unbelievabl … (read more)
Generations at Agritopia is a new facility; it has only been open about a year. It’s absolutely gorgeous; it’s like walking into a Hilton. The staff is wonderful, and the amenities are unbelievabl … (read more)

The Watermark at Morrison Ranch

3333 E Morrison Ranch Pkwy, Gilbert, AZ, 85296


American Orchards

765 North Lindsay Road, Gilbert, AZ, 85234

Had an absolutely awful experience at American Orchards, Very disappointing. The community relations, director and marketing people here are absolutely unable or unwilling to provide honest, straight … (read more)
Had an absolutely awful experience at American Orchards, Very disappointing. The community relations, director and marketing people here are absolutely unable or unwilling to provide honest, straight … (read more)

The Enclave at Gilbert Senior Living

4929 South Val Vista Drive, Gilbert, AZ, 85298


Brookdale Baywood

310 S 63rd St, Mesa, AZ, 85206

Brookdale Baywood assisted living facility in Mesa, Arizona is a favorite of both residents and family members. They both praise the wide range of activities, including picnics, barbecues, Bingo, card … (read more)
Brookdale Baywood assisted living facility in Mesa, Arizona is a favorite of both residents and family members. They both praise the wide range of activities, including picnics, barbecues, Bingo, card … (read more)

North Chandler Place

2555 North Price Rd., Chandler, AZ, 85224

The site manager at North Chandler Place was well informed and very helpful in giving an honest evaluation and walkthrough of the property. We were looking at the memory care, and they provide good ca … (read more)
The site manager at North Chandler Place was well informed and very helpful in giving an honest evaluation and walkthrough of the property. We were looking at the memory care, and they provide good ca … (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)

Silver Creek Inn Memory Care Community

6345 E. Baseline Road, Mesa, AZ, 85206

Great place for our loved one. They are very caring and considerate. The facility is always clean. They are always keeping her busy with things to do daily. Best of all she likes living here!
Great place for our loved one. They are very caring and considerate. The facility is always clean. They are always keeping her busy with things to do daily. Best of all she likes living here!

Arbor Rose Senior Care

6063 E. Arbor Ave., Mesa, AZ, 85206

I liked Arbor Rose Senior Care. It was the most convenient for us. I also liked the fact that they had showers in the residents’ rooms. The rooms themselves were much more spacious, too. They had acti … (read more)
I liked Arbor Rose Senior Care. It was the most convenient for us. I also liked the fact that they had showers in the residents’ rooms. The rooms themselves were much more spacious, too. They had acti … (read more)

2012, 2013

Brookdale Central Chandler

1919 W. Carla Vista Dr., Chandler, AZ, 85224

Brookdale Central Chandler is located in Chandler, Arizona, between two major highways, convenient to shopping and restaurants and within driving distance to several parks. Visitors have consistently … (read more)
Brookdale Central Chandler is located in Chandler, Arizona, between two major highways, convenient to shopping and restaurants and within driving distance to several parks. Visitors have consistently … (read more)

Copper Creek Inn Memory Care Community

2200 W. Fairview Street, Chandler, AZ, 85224

I toured Copper Creek Inn Memory Care Community for my mother-in-law, and I was impressed with them. They were comparable, I thought, and I didn’t have any problems. I liked the way they were set up a … (read more)
I toured Copper Creek Inn Memory Care Community for my mother-in-law, and I was impressed with them. They were comparable, I thought, and I didn’t have any problems. I liked the way they were set up a … (read more)

2012

Brookdale East Mesa

6145 East Arbor Avenue, Mesa, AZ, 85206

Brookdale East Mesa seemed very open and airy. It’s very home-like and there were a lot of little sitting areas if a person couldn’t handle the big room. The memory care room was beautiful. The staff … (read more)
Brookdale East Mesa seemed very open and airy. It’s very home-like and there were a lot of little sitting areas if a person couldn’t handle the big room. The memory care room was beautiful. The staff … (read more)

Pennington Gardens

977 South Pennington Drive, Chandler, AZ, 85224


COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Gilbert

Since most COVID-19 rules for Memory Care 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 Memory Care 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 Memory Care in Gilbert

 The Arizona Department of Health Services is responsible for overseeing long-term care facilities, including memory care communities. They conduct yearly assessments to make sure state rules and regulations are being followed and seniors are well cared for. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Gilbert

  • Gilbert gets much less rain than many other parts of the country, which is one of the reasons many seniors are attracted to this city. The drier climate does well with many health-related issues with which some seniors contend. However, it does get excessively hot in this corner of the country. 
  • The cost of living in Gilbert is a bit higher than the national average. However, the city makes up for that with lower costs in healthcare and grocery. 
  • Arizona does not tax Social Security income, which means that area seniors have more money to put towards monthly expenses and other costs of living. This also means that seniors living on retirement funds are able to do so more comfortably in Gilbert. 
  • Seniors will be happy to hear that crime in the city is much lower than the national average. Additionally, memory care facilities have their own security measures in place such as 24/7 video monitoring, door alarms, emergency alert systems in residents’ rooms and wearable emergency pendants or bracelets. 
  • Valley Metro offers discounted rides to seniors, so those in the 65+ age range who want to visit friends and family members in memory care can easily do so. Fares range from .50 to $3.00 per ride. 

Paying for Memory Care in Gilbert

Memory care costs in Gilbert start around $4,969 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,625 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey. This cost was established by adding 25% to the overall cost of assisted living in Gilbert as compared to the national average. This calculation reflects the 20-30% additional cost incurred for memory care as an added service provided in assisted living facilities. 

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

Seniors in Gilbert pay an estimated $4,969 per month for memory care services in Gilbert, which is lower than the state average. These costs are also lower than the national average by $656. In Flagstaff, which is just 100 miles to the southeast, memory care costs are higher by $1,281 monthly, the highest in the state. The cost of memory care in Gilbert is almost on par with the cost of care in Tucson, with a difference of just $94. Sierra Vista is slightly higher in terms of memory care costs than Gilbert at $5,188.

$4969

Gilbert

$5000

Arizona

$5625

The United States

$5188

Sierra Vista

$6250

Flagstaff

$5063

Tucson

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Memory care costs are in the mid-range of care options in Gilbert. At $4,969, the cost is lower than a private or semi-private room in a nursing home, which are $7,908 and $6,418 respectively due to the more intensive nature of this care type. Comparatively, in-home care is almost more expensive with home health aide and home care services both coming in at $5,958. Assisted living is less than memory care, at $3,975 while adult day health care in Gilbert is the least expensive of all care types at $2,167. 

$5958

Homemaker Services

$5958

Home Health Aide

$2167

Adult Day Health Care

$3975

Assisted Living

$6418

Private Room in a Nursing Home Facility

$7908

Semi-Private Room in a Nursing Home Facility

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Gilbert

In Gilbert, there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, Memory Care in Arizona page.

More ways to pay for memory care in AZ

More Ways to Pay for Memory Care

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Arizona page.

Free Memory Care Resources in Gilbert

There are a vast array of services provided to area seniors for free or minimal cost. These programs are intended to help those struggling with memory care issues and their loved ones. 

Resource

Contact

Services Offered

800-272-3900

This chapter covers services for the entire state of Arizona and some of the Nevada area as well. It offers caregiver support and respite services as well as education and advocacy for the more than 180,000 in its service area living with memory conditions. 

602-264-HELP (4357)

This program offers caregiver support for those caring for loved ones with memory loss. It provides respite programs free of charge as well as information on financial assistance and connections to local resources.

888-737-7494

The Arizona Caregiver Coalition provides support to those dealing with memory care conditions and their loved ones. It offers respite resources as well as education on some of the other health-related care options around the state. It also provides information on area support groups specific to caregivers. 

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Gilbert

Gilbert Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in Arizona are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Arizona page for more information about these laws.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Arizona