As the capital of Arizona and its most populous city, Phoenix is home to over 160,000 seniors over the age of 65 representing an estimated 10.6% of its total population. According to the C.D.C., from 2014 and 2018, the total number of deaths in Phoenix increased by 16.66%, but the percentage of deaths as a result of Alzheimer’s only increased by 12.36%. While less deaths due to dementia is certainly positive, it doesn’t support complacency for the 2,063 seniors who passed away in 2018 because of Alzheimer’s and similar diseases. 

With the help of memory care, seniors with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia can remain active throughout their retirement and overcome many of the challenges presented by the illness. Specially trained caregivers supervise residents and assist them with daily living activities while also encouraging them to pursue their hobbies and join activities designed to help them exercise their minds and maintain their abilities. This guide provides an overview of what families can expect to pay for care at one of Phoenix’s memory care facilities, and a list of resources that may help seniors choose a facility are included at the end.

Memory Care Facilities in Phoenix, AZ

2016, 2020, 2021, 2022

Pacifica Senior Living Paradise Valley

16621 N. 38th Street, Phoenix, AZ, 85032

This facility is great!! My friend is well taken care of and has a chance for several stimulating acitivities
This facility is great!! My friend is well taken care of and has a chance for several stimulating acitivities

2014

Brookdale Central Paradise Valley

13240 North Tatum Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ, 85032

Located in Phoenix, Arizona, Brookdale Central Paradise Valley is close to Desert Botanical Garden, Kierland Commons Shopping Center and the Stonecreek Golf Club. Visitors give high marks to the facil … (read more)
Located in Phoenix, Arizona, Brookdale Central Paradise Valley is close to Desert Botanical Garden, Kierland Commons Shopping Center and the Stonecreek Golf Club. Visitors give high marks to the facil … (read more)

The Palazzo

6250 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ, 85015

My parents have been living here for about a month now. My mother is in memory care, and my father is in an independent living apartment. My dad’s apartment is very nice. In memory care, my mother is … (read more)
My parents have been living here for about a month now. My mother is in memory care, and my father is in an independent living apartment. My dad’s apartment is very nice. In memory care, my mother is … (read more)

2018

Sunshine Village Assisted Living

2606 E. Greenway Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ, 85032

In 2018 – My Father-in-Law suffered a complete break with reality and spent two weeks in the ICU and a month in diagnosis at a local psychiatric hospital. He was diagnosed with advanced dementia / ad … (read more)
In 2018 – My Father-in-Law suffered a complete break with reality and spent two weeks in the ICU and a month in diagnosis at a local psychiatric hospital. He was diagnosed with advanced dementia / ad … (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)

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 deco … (read more)
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 deco … (read more)

Marigold Assisted Living

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


Grace Assisted Living

3426 West Angela Drive, Phoenix, AZ, 85053


Avista Senior Living North Mountain

350 East Eva Street, Phoenix, AZ, 85020

We chose Avista Senior Living North Mountain for my mom because they were set up like apartments, and she was more comfortable with it. It wasn’t set up like a group home or a hospital ward, and it wa … (read more)
We chose Avista Senior Living North Mountain for my mom because they were set up like apartments, and she was more comfortable with it. It wasn’t set up like a group home or a hospital ward, and it wa … (read more)

MorningStar at Arcadia

3200 East Glenrosa Avenue, Phoenix, AZ, 85018

My father stayed at MorningStar at Arcadia. It was near his home, and it’s a very great facility. The staff was great. He was not able to do anything. The place was very clean and very nice, and they … (read more)
My father stayed at MorningStar at Arcadia. It was near his home, and it’s a very great facility. The staff was great. He was not able to do anything. The place was very clean and very nice, and they … (read more)

Encanto Palms Assisted Living

3901 West Encanto Blvd., Phoenix, AZ, 85009


Hawthorn Court At Ahwatukee

13822 S. 46th Place, Phoenix, AZ, 85044

The staff at Hawthorn Court was very nice. They had a good activity director. Their rooms were really nice, and I like the way that this place was set up. There was a courtyard area, but it was inside … (read more)
The staff at Hawthorn Court was very nice. They had a good activity director. Their rooms were really nice, and I like the way that this place was set up. There was a courtyard area, but it was inside … (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 as … (read more)
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 as … (read more)

Infinite Pathways Care Home and Memory Care

4015 East Saint John Road, Phoenix, AZ, 85032


The Manor Village at Desert Ridge

5560 E. Deer Valley Drive, Phoenix, AZ, 85054


2018

Mountain Park Senior Living

4475 E. Knox Road, Phoenix, AZ, 85044

Situated near Ahwatukee Hills in Phoenix, Arizona, Mountain Park Senior Living is a pet-friendly community offering assisted living and memory care to those 55 and over. Residents and their loved ones … (read more)
Situated near Ahwatukee Hills in Phoenix, Arizona, Mountain Park Senior Living is a pet-friendly community offering assisted living and memory care to those 55 and over. Residents and their loved ones … (read more)

2020

Sagewood

4555 East Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ, 85050


2012

Beatitudes Campus

1712 West Glendale Avenue, Phoenix, AZ, 85021



Vista Living Camelback

5528 E. Calle Tuberia, Phoenix, AZ, 85018


COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Phoenix

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 Phoenix

The Arizona Department of Health Services oversees memory care communities in Phoenix and all of the other senior care communities throughout Arizona. Licenses are issued by the department’s Bureau of Residential Facilities Licensing.

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.

$4969

Phoenix

$5000

Arizona

$5625

The United States

$5625

Prescott Valley

$4750

Yuma

$5063

Tucson

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.

$5958

Homemaker Services

$5958

Home Health Aide

$2167

Adult Day Care

$3975

Assisted Living

$4969

Memory Care

$6418

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

$7908

Nursing Home (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 in Arizona

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.

Resource

Contact

Service

(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.

(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. 

(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.

Laws and Regulations for Memory Care in Arizona