The 3 Best Memory Care Facilities in Phoenix, AZ for 2023
Out of the estimated 1.6 million people living in Phoenix, AZ, 11.1% are aged 65 or over. Seniors are at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease compared to other age groups, and according to the CDC, the number of Phoenix seniors living with Alzheimer’s increased by more than 8% between 2016 and 2020, and Alzheimer’s disease accounted for 7.99% of deaths in Phoenix in 2020.
The Alzheimer’s Association projects that by 2050 more than 13 million Americans could be living with Alzheimer’s. Dementia care services can help those who are experiencing Alzheimer’s or dementia maintain their dignity and ensures they’re safe and cared for at this stage of their lives. Memory care communities are staffed by trained professionals who are available 24 hours a day to assist residents with personal care tasks and help them retain their independence where possible, to slow the progress of the condition.
This guide explores the services offered by memory care communities in Phoenix, the cost of care in these communities and what other services and support are available to local seniors.
Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Phoenix, Arizona
Sunshine Village Assisted Living
2606 E. Greenway Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ, 85032
"My father's Alzheimer's progressed to a point where he was in need of trained care. This is a difficult decision to have to make for a loved one. Sunshine Village was recommended highly to us as a possible care facility for my father. My husband ..."READ MORE
Brookdale Desert Ridge
4050 East Bluefield Avenue, Phoenix, AZ, 85032
"We liked Brookdale Desert Ridge. They had music going, and the residents were dancing, clapping, and having a good time. However, we didn't see that many staff. The dining area was very nice. The decor was nice and not too modern, and my mom would..."READ MORE
Marigold Assisted Living
4312 E. Redwood Ln., Phoenix, AZ, 85048
"Marigold Assisted Living was very nice and I liked it. It was right close to two freeways and they had a nice backyard. Everything was really neat. The living quarters were small. But for me, it would have been comfortable. I liked the layout. The..."READ MORE
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MorningStar at Arcadia
3200 East Glenrosa Avenue, Phoenix, AZ, 85018
"My mom will be moving to MorningStar at Arcadia. The facility was extremely clean and presented a homey environment. The staff was helpful and seemed knowledgeable about my mother's particular needs, and caring with her dementia for the present an..."READ MORE
Grace Assisted Living
3426 West Angela Drive, Phoenix, AZ, 85053
"The first place we visited was Grace Assisted Living. We didn't see anything we didn't like. It was a nice home. It was well-kept. There weren't any undue odors. They only take a small number of patients in that home. Everybody had a private room ..."READ MORE
Compassionate Senior Care LLC
4029 W Hayward Ave, Phoenix, AZ, 85051
"My mom will be moving into Compassionate Senior Care LLC. We just fell in love with it. The manager was just very understanding and patient with questions. She was very kind to my mom. Just overall, you could tell that it was welcoming because my ..."READ MORE
The Retreat at Alameda
1920 W. Alameda Road, Phoenix, AZ, 85001
"The Retreat at Alameda is a brand new facility. When I was there, they had only been opened for four weeks. They only had nine residents. Four residents were in the memory unit, and three people in assisted living. It's a brand new building. It wa..."READ MORE
Hawthorn Court At Ahwatukee
13822 S. 46th Place, Phoenix, AZ, 85044
"From the top down, they care about their patients. My father died here of complications from Alzheimer's, and I actually missed the love and caring when we no longer needed their services. My mother wouldn't leave my Dad after 64 years of marriage..."READ MORE
Paradise Home in Moon Valley Phoenix
625 E Paradise Ln, Phoenix, AZ, 85022
"My friend moved into Paradise Home in Moon Valley Phoenix. Wilson, the main caregiver, is very calm and soft-spoken, and that works well. Randy, the owner and manager is very easy to work with, very pleasant to work with, takes concerns to heart, ..."READ MORE
Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Phoenix
- Banner Alzheimer’s Institute has two locations in Phoenix where the city’s residents have access to the latest dementia treatments and therapies.
- Although most goods and services in Phoenix are more costly than in other areas of the country, health-related services generally cost 7.8% less than they do nationally
- Phoenix’s climate is ideal for seniors who dislike humidity and the cold. The city averages 94 more sunny days than the national average, but it’s summer highs often reach the low 100s which may feel oppressively hot for some older adults.
- Air Quality in the city is about 18% better than most areas around the country, but its water quality is about 20.7% lower than the national average.
- Compared to national figures, Phoenix has a 49% higher rate of property crimes and a 65% higher rate of violent crimes. Over the last couple of decades, however, property crimes have steadily decreased and the city has seen significant reductions in murders and robberies.
Paying for Memory Care in Phoenix
Many seniors with dementia live at assisted living facilities where memory care is offered as a higher level of care, typically costing between 20-30% above the rate for assisted living. For comparison purposes, the following prices are based upon the relevant areas’ assisted living costs with an additional 25% to estimate average memory care prices. In Phoenix, that average is $4,969 a month.
The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities
The average monthly cost of memory care in Phoenix is $31 less than the statewide average and $656 less than the median cost across the nation. Within the area, Yuma is the most affordable for memory care with an average cost of $4,750 followed by Tucson where the median cost of memory care is $5,063 a month. Prescott Valley, where memory care averages $5,625 a month, is the area’s costliest city.
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The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care
In Phoenix, memory care usually costs about $2,802 more per month than adult day care and $994 more than assisted living. Homemaker Services and home health aide have the same average cost, $5,958 a month, and for nursing home care, Phoenix’s seniors spend about $6,418 a month for a private room and $7,908 for a semiprivate room.
Home Health Aide
Adult Day Health Care
Assisted Living Facility
Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)
Nursing Home Facility (private room)
Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Phoenix
In Phoenix, 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
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 Phoenix
The following organizations offer programs and services that may help older adults and their families find the best memory care facility for their needs and pay for care. Research organizations devoted to developing new treatments for dementia are also included.
|Area Agency on Aging||(888) 264-2258||The Phoenix A.A.A. manages a wealth of programs catering to the wellbeing of seniors. Families caring for their loved ones can apply to the Family Caregiver Support Program for respite care and other assistance, while the A.A.A.'s care coordination services may help seniors begin receiving home and community-based care services within 48 hours.|
|Long Term Care Ombudsman||(602) 264-2255||If families suspect that their loved ones living in memory care facilities are being neglected, abused or prevented from exercising the rights entitled to them, they can reach out to the Long Term Care Ombudsman for assistance investigating and resolving matters. Ombudsmen also help residents by informing them about local care communities and ways to pay for care.|
|Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter||(602) 528-0545||The Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter is committed to helping cure dementia and supporting seniors and their families who must overcome the disease's challenges. The organization hosts ongoing classes to educate the community on Alzheimer's and it can connect families with local programs and resources designed to help their loved ones thrive despite their challenges.|
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Phoenix
Phoenix 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.