Scottsdale is home to more than 241,000 residents, about 24.3% of whom are seniors aged 65 and up. Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and other dementias are increasingly affecting the American populous, including the older adult population of Scottsdale, where hundreds of seniors die every year of dementia-related causes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Scottsdale saw 1,836 Alzheimer’s-related fatalities in 2014, jumping to 2,063 just four years later — an increase of 12.3%. Deaths from all causes in Scottsdale rose 16.6% over the same time frame. Despite showing that Alzheimer’s-related deaths grew slower than all deaths in Scottsdale, it’s unarguably clear that dementia is becoming an increasingly serious issue in the West’s Most Western Town. 

On the bright side, Scottsdale has several memory care providers that provide specialized care to seniors with dementia, in turn limiting the neurodegenerative disease’s growth. These facilities promote resident safety through around-the-clock supervision, emergency call systems, closed-circuit camera systems and locked perimeters.

This guide to memory care in Scottsdale discusses the benefits and drawbacks of memory care in the city, average memory care costs in nearby cities, the costs of other types of senior care in Scottsdale and numerous local resources for seniors with dementia.

Memory Care Facilities in Scottsdale, AZ

2015, 2016

Brookdale North Scottsdale

15436 North 64th St., Scottsdale, AZ, 85254

Brookdale North Scottsdale is located in a scenic area of Scottsdale with plenty of shopping options near the Kierland Golf Club. Residents consistently give the community high marks for its caring, f … (read more)
Brookdale North Scottsdale is located in a scenic area of Scottsdale with plenty of shopping options near the Kierland Golf Club. Residents consistently give the community high marks for its caring, f … (read more)

2012, 2016

Sunrise of Scottsdale

7370 East Gold Dust Avenue, Scottsdale, AZ, 85258

Caring staff and a clean facility are two of the reasons both residents and their families choose Sunrise of Scottsdale in Arizona. The personalized Sunrise experience begins with an individual assess … (read more)
Caring staff and a clean facility are two of the reasons both residents and their families choose Sunrise of Scottsdale in Arizona. The personalized Sunrise experience begins with an individual assess … (read more)

Vi at Silverstone

23005 North 74th Street, Scottsdale, AZ, 85255

Vi at Silverstone is a senior assisted living facility located in Scottsdale, Arizona. The facility is part of a 165-acre master-planned retirement community providing assisted living, skilled nursing … (read more)
Vi at Silverstone is a senior assisted living facility located in Scottsdale, Arizona. The facility is part of a 165-acre master-planned retirement community providing assisted living, skilled nursing … (read more)

2016

Belmont Village Scottsdale

13850 N Frank Lloyd Wright Blv, Scottsdale, AZ, 85260

Belmont Village Scottsdale is a senior assisted living and memory care facility located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Residents are kept safe with 24-hour medication support from the on-site nurse. Shea Med … (read more)
Belmont Village Scottsdale is a senior assisted living and memory care facility located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Residents are kept safe with 24-hour medication support from the on-site nurse. Shea Med … (read more)

Vi at Grayhawk

7501 East Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ, 85255


Legacy Comfort Homes

12802 N. 57th Ave., Scottsdale, AZ, 85254


The Retreat at Desert Cove

10031 E. Desert Cove Avenue, Scottsdale, AZ, 85260

The Retreat at Desert Cove is a smaller senior assisted living facility located in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona. The facility hosts up to 10 residents and offers a caring and intimate family environm … (read more)
The Retreat at Desert Cove is a smaller senior assisted living facility located in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona. The facility hosts up to 10 residents and offers a caring and intimate family environm … (read more)

Southwest Comfort Care Assisted Living

8608 East Roanoke Ave., Scottsdale, AZ, 85257


Lovin Manor

29192 N 76th St, Scottsdale, AZ, 85266


Barton House

7001 East Mountain View Road, Scottsdale, AZ, 85253

I went to Barton House. It was very nice, it was small, one-room I liked, the other room I didn’t. They have a barbershop, anything, what anybody would like. The only thing I didn’t like was they were … (read more)
I went to Barton House. It was very nice, it was small, one-room I liked, the other room I didn’t. They have a barbershop, anything, what anybody would like. The only thing I didn’t like was they were … (read more)

The Auberge at Scottsdale

9410 E Thunderbird, Scottsdale, AZ, 85260

This facility was renamed a couple of years ago and is under new management. The quality of care, food and management has significantly declined. They keep appearances positive in the front lobby an … (read more)
This facility was renamed a couple of years ago and is under new management. The quality of care, food and management has significantly declined. They keep appearances positive in the front lobby an … (read more)

Legacy Village of Salt River

8170 N 90th Street, Scottsdale, AZ, 85258


Amber Creek Inn Memory Care Community

11250 N 92nd Street, Scottsdale, AZ, 85260

The team at Amber Creek Inn Memory Care is wonderful! The Executive Director, Nurses, Caregivers – all staff! – are responsive to my mother’s needs and mine too. Everyone is friendly and caring, they … (read more)
The team at Amber Creek Inn Memory Care is wonderful! The Executive Director, Nurses, Caregivers – all staff! – are responsive to my mother’s needs and mine too. Everyone is friendly and caring, they … (read more)

North Scottsdale Retreat

23402 N 84th St., Scottsdale, AZ, 85255


Scottsdale Village Square, A Pacifica Senior Living Community

2620 N. 68th Street, Scottsdale, AZ, 85257

Scottsdale Village Square (SVS) provides care, safety & security for Mom. The medical & caregiver staff are amazing. Mom enjoys her apartment space & peaceful environment. I’m better ab … (read more)
Scottsdale Village Square (SVS) provides care, safety & security for Mom. The medical & caregiver staff are amazing. Mom enjoys her apartment space & peaceful environment. I’m better ab … (read more)

2015

The Gardens of Scottsdale

6001 East Thomas Road, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251


Truewood by Merrill, Scottsdale

9185 E Desert Cove Ave, Scottsdale, AZ, 85260

Desert Flower Assisted Living is a senior assisted living and memory care facility located in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona. Desert Flower tailors levels of care and assistance to the needs and prefer … (read more)
Desert Flower Assisted Living is a senior assisted living and memory care facility located in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona. Desert Flower tailors levels of care and assistance to the needs and prefer … (read more)

Maravilla Scottsdale

7325 East Princess Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ, 85255

My husband stayed at Maravilla Scottsdale memory care for one year, and it is very good except for the food. The rooms are very nice. The staff is very caring. They had movies, outings, crafts, and ex … (read more)
My husband stayed at Maravilla Scottsdale memory care for one year, and it is very good except for the food. The rooms are very nice. The staff is very caring. They had movies, outings, crafts, and ex … (read more)

Avenir Memory Care at Scottsdale

9450 East Mountain View Road, Scottsdale, AZ, 85258

I visited Avenir Memory Care for my husband. I was just in the porch; I wasn’t allowed to go inside. Well, what I got to see was very positive. It was clean and all of the above. The staff member, … (read more)
I visited Avenir Memory Care for my husband. I was just in the porch; I wasn’t allowed to go inside. Well, what I got to see was very positive. It was clean and all of the above. The staff member, … (read more)

Lone Mountain Memory Care

7171 E Lone Mountain Road, Scottsdale, AZ, 85266

My husband resided at Lone Mountain Memory care for ten months before he passed away. The facility was beautiful with lots of light from the floor to ceiling windows, Everyone has a private room wit … (read more)
My husband resided at Lone Mountain Memory care for ten months before he passed away. The facility was beautiful with lots of light from the floor to ceiling windows, Everyone has a private room wit … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Scottsdale

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 Scottsdale

The Bureau of Residential Facilities Licensing, a division of the Arizona Department of Health Services, oversees, regulates and licenses assisted living facilities in Scottsdale that offer memory care services. The BRFL provides numerous resources to memory care facility residents, family members, caregivers and the public at large, including a comprehensive directory of memory care facilities in Arizona.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Scottsdale

  • Seniors thinking about moving to Scottsdale should factor the city’s high cost of living into their decision, as Scottsdale’s overall cost of living is 33.2% higher than the national median and 31% more expensive than Arizona’s statewide average. Homes are remarkably expensive in Scottsdale, with the median home price ($673,400) being more than double the U.S. median ($291,700).
  • Scottsdale is one of the safest areas in the Phoenix metropolitan area. On a scale of 1 to 100, where 1 indicates less crime, Scottsdale’s violent crime rating is 11, less than half the national average of 22.7. The city’s property crime rating is 35.1, slightly below the U.S. average of 35.4. 
  • Although summers in Scottsdale get quite warm, the city has some of the most pleasant winters in the country. Averaging 0 inches of snowfall per year, the average January low temperature is 42.4 degrees Fahrenheit, 20.7 degrees higher than the national average of 21.7 degrees. Scottsdale also averages 299 sunny days per year, blowing the national average of 205 days out of the proverbial water. 
  • Scottsdale has a substantial senior population, with 24.3% of its 241,000+ residents being seniors aged 65 and up. The city’s proportion of seniors is much greater than the national average of 16.5%. Thanks to the city’s considerable share of seniors, those who plan on moving to Scottsdale should have little trouble finding others to befriend.
  • Scottsdale has slightly fewer physicians per capita, 201 per 100,000 residents, than the U.S. average of 210 per 100,000 residents. And although Scottsdale has no renowned hospitals of its own, it’s just 12 miles east of Phoenix, which is home to three of the top five hospitals in Arizona. Ultimately, seniors living in Scottsdale have better access to high-quality health care than most Americans.

Paying for Memory Care in Scottsdale

Select assisted living facilities offer memory care as a standalone, add-on service, usually charging 20-30% more for memory care than standard assisted living care. Since there aren’t any authoritative resources on memory care costs in the United States, we’ve estimated memory care costs in Scottsdale, Arizona and nearby cities by pulling assisted living costs from Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey and adding 25%.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

On average, memory care facilities in Scottsdale charge $4,969 per month. This rate is $31 below Arizona’s statewide average ($5,000) and $656 below the national average ($5,625). Across Arizona, citywide memory care costs range anywhere from $6,250 (Flagstaff) to $4,750 per month (Yuma). In Lake Havasu City, memory care providers charge around $5,875 per month. On average, facilities in Tucson charge $5,063 per month.

$4969

Scottsdale

$5000

Arizona

$5625

The United States

$5063

Tucson

$6250

Flagstaff

$5875

Lake Havasu City

$4750

Yuma

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Adult day care ($2,167) is the most affordable senior care option in Scottsdale. Assisted living costs $3,975 per month. Home care and home health care providers both charge around $5,958. Nursing homes are the costliest senior care providers in Scottsdale, with rates ranging from $6,418 for a semiprivate room and $7,908 for a private room. 

$5958

Home Care

$5958

Home Health Care

$2167

Adult Day Care

$3975

Assisted Living

$6418

Nursing Home (semiprivate)

$7908

Nursing Home (private)

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

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Scottsdale

In Scottsdale, 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 Scottsdale

Right next door to Phoenix, the largest city in Arizona, Scottsdale is home to tons of resources, supports and services for seniors who live in memory care facilities. Local government agencies and nonprofit organizations offer a wide range of services to seniors in Scottsdale, including health insurance assistance, civil legal representation, Medicare fraud education and mental health counseling.

Resource

Contact

Service

(800) 432-4040

Arizona's State Health Insurance Program, a service of the state's Department of Economic Security, helps seniors, their family members and caregivers better understand Medicare and other health insurance options. Trained SHIP counselors field calls from participants, listen to their concerns, offer answers to callers' questions and provide individualized insight into seniors' health insurance situations. SHIP counselors have an extensive understanding of available Medicare, Medigap, Medicare Advantage and long-term care insurance options, ultimately empowering seniors to make better health insurance decisions. 

(602) 264-HELP

Another service of the Arizona Department of Economic Security, Arizona's Legal Assistance Program is funded by the federal Older Americans Act with the goal of preserving seniors' independence, dignity, autonomy and financial independence. Skilled, experienced attorneys answer seniors' questions in plain language, assess complicated legal situations, provide individualized recommendations and, if needed, represent seniors in court or out-of-court negotiations.

(800) 432-4040

The Senior Medicare Patrol is a group of well-trained staff and volunteers who empower senior Medicare beneficiaries to protect, detect and report Medicare and health care fraud and abuse. SMP achieves this goal by reaching out to seniors, counseling them and providing education about the ins and outs of Medicare fraud. 

(602) 640-2981

The Phoenix Vet Center, run by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, provides non-medical counseling services to veterans and their spouses. Trained counselors offer a diverse range of counseling services, including grief and bereavement counseling, couples and family counseling and general mental health care. The Phoenix Vet Center refers seniors to helpful local resource providers and frequently hosts support groups and community engagement opportunities for veterans.

(888) 264-2258

The Area Agency on Aging, Region One is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides a broad body of services and supports to seniors in Scottsdale. The Agency operates the 24-hour Senior HELP Line, provides family caregiver support, runs a long-term care ombudsman program and offers healthy living classes.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Scottsdale

Scottsdale 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