Chandler is a large suburban city just southeast of Phoenix. It has over 260,000 residents, 11% of whom are seniors. The city offers affordable health care and is home to the Chandler Regional Medical Center, a high-performing hospital in multiple adult specialties.

Older adults who need around-the-clock medical monitoring may require nursing home care, which is the highest level of care available outside a hospital. Nursing homes are staffed with licensed medical professionals and offer 24-hour skilled nursing services, personal care, meals and recreational activities. According to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey, nursing home care in Chandler is expensive at $9,247 per month. Older adults who need short-term skilled nursing or only require assistance with daily living activities can save thousands of dollars by opting for assisted living or in-home care.

This guide provides in-depth information on monthly nursing home costs in Chandler along with the costs of alternative care options. It also summarizes some of the local agencies and programs that serve seniors.

Directory of Nursing Homes in Chandler, AZ

North Chandler Place

2555 North Price Rd., Chandler, AZ, 85224

Father in law stayed here and was transported by emergency to Chandler Regional hospital by ambulance. The following day family went to this place to collect his wedding ring, watch, cell phone and w … (read more)
Father in law stayed here and was transported by emergency to Chandler Regional hospital by ambulance. The following day family went to this place to collect his wedding ring, watch, cell phone and w … (read more)

Santé of Chandler

825 S 94th Street, Chandler, AZ, 85224

Hard working employees. Nice facility. I like the private rooms, activities, and staff especially Barbara from physical therapy.
Hard working employees. Nice facility. I like the private rooms, activities, and staff especially Barbara from physical therapy.

Desert Cove Nursing Center

1750 W FRYE RD, Chandler, AZ, 85224

I was released from the hospital to this nursing home. They were not ready to except me, the bed wasn’t made and they had no idea I was coming, they said. My car there was marginal at best. The car li … (read more)
I was released from the hospital to this nursing home. They were not ready to except me, the bed wasn’t made and they had no idea I was coming, they said. My car there was marginal at best. The car li … (read more)

Archstone Care Center

1980 WEST PECOS ROAD, Chandler, AZ, 85224

Their moto is: "Where everyone is treated like family" we have not seen this. Do not feel like family. All they are concerned about is how they will be paid. Not helpful people and rude. Do not ret … (read more)
Their moto is: "Where everyone is treated like family" we have not seen this. Do not feel like family. All they are concerned about is how they will be paid. Not helpful people and rude. Do not ret … (read more)

Dignity Health East Valley Rehabilitation Hospital

1515 W. Chandler Blvd. , Chandler, AZ, 85224

My wife was admitted a second time to this facility. Received a call from the admitting/attending physician Dr. Mohaammad saying my wife was unable to participate in physical therapy and wanted me to … (read more)
My wife was admitted a second time to this facility. Received a call from the admitting/attending physician Dr. Mohaammad saying my wife was unable to participate in physical therapy and wanted me to … (read more)

Chandler Post Acute and Rehabilitation

2121 West Elgin Street, Chandler, AZ, 85224

A friend’s spouse is a patient in for post stroke care. Upon visiting, he is in soiled bedding….has food on him from a previous meal… and has fallen out of bed before. If this place is understaf … (read more)
A friend’s spouse is a patient in for post stroke care. Upon visiting, he is in soiled bedding….has food on him from a previous meal… and has fallen out of bed before. If this place is understaf … (read more)

Sante Of Chandler

825 South 94 Th Street, Chandler, AZ, 85224


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)

Sante of Mesa

5358 E Baseline Road , Mesa, AZ, 85206

Sante of Mesa is clean and quiet. It is laid out decently. The room size is fairly good. My dad is comfortable there. We can adjust the air in his room. He loves the food, too. The amount of time that … (read more)
Sante of Mesa is clean and quiet. It is laid out decently. The room size is fairly good. My dad is comfortable there. We can adjust the air in his room. He loves the food, too. The amount of time that … (read more)

La Estancia Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

15810 SOUTH 42ND STREET, Phoenix, AZ, 85048

Understaffed- Neglectful seem uncaring. I requested help in getting her relocated which would be in her best interests, and no guidance or assistance. They blame their condition on the patient and the … (read more)
Understaffed- Neglectful seem uncaring. I requested help in getting her relocated which would be in her best interests, and no guidance or assistance. They blame their condition on the patient and the … (read more)

Promise Hospital of Phoenix

433 E. 6th Street, Mesa, AZ, 85203

My Mom was at KPC Promise Hospital, it is very clean and all the doctors and entire staff are so nice and caring.
My Mom was at KPC Promise Hospital, it is very clean and all the doctors and entire staff are so nice and caring.

Westchester Care Center

6100 South Rural Rd, Tempe, AZ, 85283

Westchester Senior Living is convenient because it’s only a 2-story development and the grounds are easier to access for my mother. She likes this place better than others we visited. The rooms we saw … (read more)
Westchester Senior Living is convenient because it’s only a 2-story development and the grounds are easier to access for my mother. She likes this place better than others we visited. The rooms we saw … (read more)

Symphony of Mesa

3130 East Broadway, Mesa, AZ, 85204

My daughter-in-law was in Symphony for rehab. The care was not that good, she was in a lot of pain, and she was upset by waiting for hours before she was able to get her medication. The staff was not … (read more)
My daughter-in-law was in Symphony for rehab. The care was not that good, she was in a lot of pain, and she was upset by waiting for hours before she was able to get her medication. The staff was not … (read more)

Wellsprings Therapy of Gilbert

3319 S Mercy Road, Gilbert, AZ, 85297

My mother came to Wellsprings after a hospitalization. While the hospital was never able to identify what caused her incredible pain. This Hospitalization and her recovery at Wellsprings was a pivot … (read more)
My mother came to Wellsprings after a hospitalization. While the hospital was never able to identify what caused her incredible pain. This Hospitalization and her recovery at Wellsprings was a pivot … (read more)

The Center At Val Vista, Llc

3744 South Rome Street, Gilbert, AZ, 85297

Rooms, fine, but not good for fall risks. Staff don’t come when alarms are pulled and not just once, but several occasions and some are rude. Food always came cold to my mother and then she barely a … (read more)
Rooms, fine, but not good for fall risks. Staff don’t come when alarms are pulled and not just once, but several occasions and some are rude. Food always came cold to my mother and then she barely a … (read more)

Mesa Christian Health and Rehabilitation Center

255 W Brown Road, Mesa, AZ, 85201

Rooms are cold, dull. Shared bathrooms with room on the other side. So, if you need a raised toilet, you’ll be moving it yourself over the toilet every time you go…since not everyone else sharin … (read more)
Rooms are cold, dull. Shared bathrooms with room on the other side. So, if you need a raised toilet, you’ll be moving it yourself over the toilet every time you go…since not everyone else sharin … (read more)

Nursing Home Costs in Chandler, AZ

Nursing home residents in Phoenix pay $9,247 per month on average for shared rooms. Private rooms are about $1,400 more at $10,646 monthly.  

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Chandler is among the most expensive cities in the region for nursing home care. Local facilities charge $9,247 per month on average for semiprivate rooms, which is about 35% higher than the state median of $6,844 and about 20% over the national rate of $7,756.

Chandler is the priciest city in Arizona for this level of care. Its monthly fees come in thousands of dollars higher than other surveyed cities. In Sierra Vista, which is about 170 miles south, monthly fees come in at $6,920, and in the Prescott Valley area, rates are equal to the state median of $6,844. Flagstaff is the cheapest surveyed city with shared nursing home rooms costing $5,627.

$9247

Chandler

$6844

Arizona

$7756

United States

$6920

Sierra Vista Area

$6844

Prescott Valley Area

$5627

Flagstaff

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

With monthly rates averaging $9,247 for shared rooms and $10,646 for private accommodations, nursing home care is the most expensive senior care option in Chandler. Qualifying seniors may save several thousand per month by opting for assisted living, which costs $3,700. Those who prefer to obtain services in their own home pay $5,243 for specialized home health care, which includes some skilled nursing. Home care, which includes nonspecialized services, such as personal care and basic housekeeping, is a little cheaper at $5,148. Adult day health care is the cheapest option at $867.

$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 Chandler was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Phoenix Area, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Chandler, AZ

Many seniors and their families use some form of financial assistance to help them pay for nursing care. The main options available are Medicare, Medicaid, and veterans benefits. These programs can be complicated, especially when it comes to benefit terms. Below, we give a brief overview of how these programs may be used towards paying for skilled nursing care.

  • Medicare: Medicare will typically cover all skilled nursing costs for the first 20 days of one’s stay in a nursing home and a portion of the costs until day 100. After 100 days in a skilled nursing facility, Medicare will not cover any part of the cost of the stay. While this is adequate when short-term care is needed, those in need of long-term care will need to either pay out-of-pocket or use another source of financial assistance.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid covers most of the costs of living in a skilled nursing facility for those who qualify. Care, room, and board are covered with no time limit, but residents may be charged for extras like specially prepared food or cosmetic services. Medicaid eligibility standards are strict and complex, so not all seniors are eligible for Medicaid benefits.
  • Veterans Benefits: Veterans receiving a VA pension may also be eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit administered by the VA. Aid and Attendance is a monthly allowance that beneficiaries may use to pay for their long-term care, including skilled nursing care.

If these options aren’t available to you, check if your loved one has long-term care insurance or contact your Area Agency on Aging to ask about any local financial assistance programs for seniors.

Free Resources for Seniors in Chandler, AZ

Seniors in Chandler have access to services from several local agencies and nonprofit organizations that can help them identify their care needs and arrange for services that may allow them to avoid or postpone nursing home placement. The following table provides contact information for these local resources as well as agencies that can help older adults identify ways to pay for care when placement is necessary.

Resource 

Contact 

Service 

(888) 264-2258 

The local Area Agency on Aging administers free and low-cost programs to older adults in and around Chandler, including home-delivered meals, transportation, minor home repairs and some personal care services that may enable older adults to remain in their homes. The agency also serves as the region’s long-term care ombudsman by advocating on behalf of those who reside in nursing homes. Seniors can contact the ombudsman for help resolving issues related to quality of care, excessive or insufficient services and intake or discharge procedures.

(602) 256-2245 

Ability360 Home Care Services is a nonprofit organization that provides home-based services to qualifying individuals through the state’s Medicaid program. This agency offers respite services, personal care, companionship, supervision and light housekeeping and laundry. Services are available at no cost for qualifying individuals with Medicaid, and private pay options are available to those without Medicaid.

(602) 506-5911 

Maricopa County’s Senior & Adult Services Division serves those aged 60 and over through case management. Its goal is to help older adults obtain community-based services that may enable them to remain at home, including home-delivered meals, transportation, in-home skilled nursing and personal care.

(480) 782-2720 

The Chandler Senior Center provides community-based services that may enable older adults to avoid nursing home placement. These services include free medical screenings, blood pressure checks, nonemergency transportation and home-delivered or congregate meals. The center also has a benefits assistance program that screens older adults for programs that may help cover nursing home care, including Supplemental Security Income and Medicaid.

(800) 698-2411 

The VA Phoenix Regional Office provides in-person and over-the-phone benefits assistance to help veterans determine whether they qualify for programs that may cover nursing home care. The office can also help eligible veterans obtain VA health insurance, medical care and veterans’ home placement.