Green Valley is a census-designated place in the state of Arizona. According to an article in Forbes Magazine, it’s the top place to retire in Arizona and one of the top 20 places to retire in the United States. It has a population of 21,391 — notably, 79.8% of those residents are age 65 and over. Seniors living in Green Valley have access to a range of medical services at Santa Cruz Valley Regional Hospital. The average monthly cost of nursing home care in Green Valley is relatively low in comparison to the national average of $7,756. The Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020 lists the average monthly fee for a semiprivate room at $6,565 in Green Valley, making the town a more affordable option for seniors. 

Nursing home care provides constant medical monitoring and supervision for seniors with chronic illness and those who are extremely frail. The care is administered by registered nurses and qualified caregiving staff. Consequently, this type of care is often the most expensive option. Seniors in Green Valley may want to look at assisted living and home care services as alternative options. 

This guide looks at care costs and resources in Green Valley. 

Directory of Nursing Homes in Green Valley, AZ

La Posada at Park Center

350 E. Morningside Rd., Green Valley, AZ, 85614

I’ve been to La Posada Arizona as a visitor because I had friends or acquaintances there. They were very happy. My sister-in-law was there and I had a friend there also. I was very comfortable with th … (read more)
I’ve been to La Posada Arizona as a visitor because I had friends or acquaintances there. They were very happy. My sister-in-law was there and I had a friend there also. I was very comfortable with th … (read more)

Santa Rita Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

150 NORTH LA CANADA DRIVE, Green Valley, AZ, 85614

This facility could be a little cleaner. The nurses seem caring and nice. But it is very difficult to communicate with any of the management. I very seldom was able to have anyone answer the main phon … (read more)
This facility could be a little cleaner. The nurses seem caring and nice. But it is very difficult to communicate with any of the management. I very seldom was able to have anyone answer the main phon … (read more)

Nursing Home Costs in Green Valley, AZ

The average monthly cost of nursing home care in Green Valley is $6,565 for a semiprivate room and $7,604 for a private room.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Seniors living in Green Valley who are looking into nursing home care facilities may be interested to know how the costs of the area compare to Arizona cities. Using the average monthly cost of a semiprivate room as a comparative point, the cost of care is lower in Green Valley than the national average of $7,756 and the Arizona state average of $6,844.

The average monthly cost of care is higher in Phoenix ($9,247), Yuma ($7,118), Sierra Vista ($6,920) and Prescott ($6,844) than it is in Green Valley.

$6565

Green Valley

$6844

Arizona

$7756

The United States

$9247

Phoenix

$7118

Yuma

$6920

Sierra Vista

$6844

Prescott

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Green Valley’s lowest-cost care option is adult day care, which has an average monthly cost of $1,842. Assisted living offers 24/7 caregiver assistance and has a monthly average cost of $4,075. Both home care and home health care services have a monthly average charge of $5,053. At the upper end of the scale, nursing home care has a monthly average cost of $6,565 for a semiprivate room and $7,604 for a private room. 

$1842

Adult day care

$4075

Assisted living

$5053

Home care

$5053

Home health care

$6565

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$7604

Nursing home (private room)

Note: Data for Green Valley was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Tucson, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Green Valley, 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 Green Valley, AZ

These resources may be of use to seniors living in Green Valley who would like to remain in their own homes for as long as possible and avoid or delay the move to a nursing home care facility. One resource provides information on the financial assistance options and state health insurance plan options available to seniors who are ready to make the move to a nursing home facility in the near future. 

ResourceContactService
Valley Assistance Services Helping Hand (520) 625-5966Valley Assistance Services is a nonprofit organization that aims to assist seniors living in the Valley area. Volunteers provide in-home help to seniors in the area who are no longer capable of completing certain tasks on their own. Services may include transportation, running errands, grocery shopping, limited handyman services, light yard work and social visits. There is no charge for the program, but age and income limits do apply. The organization also provides fall prevention programs, financial assistance, education programs and basic health assistance. 
Pima Council on Aging(520) 790 – 7262The Pima Council on Aging provides a range of free services with the aim of helping seniors safely age in place in their own homes. Services offered include home repair and adaptation, home-delivered meals, emergency alert systems, basic help at home, caregiver training, respite programs and transportation. The nonprofit organization also runs a senior companion program that matches frail homebound seniors with physically able seniors. Volunteer seniors spend time socializing, playing games and assisting with basic tasks. 
PCOA Medicare Assistance(520) 790-7262PCOA provides information on state health insurance plans to seniors and their caregivers. There is no charge for this service, and information can be provided in a group setting or on a one-on-one basis. Trained counselors provide unbiased information on the various plans available and ensure that seniors are on the best plan for their particular circumstances. Counselors can explain the financial assistance options available to seniors requiring short or long-term nursing home care and assist the seniors in applying for such assistance.