Caring.com
Caring.com

(800) 558-0653

The 10 Best Nursing Homes in Mesa, AZ for 2024

Mesa is a large city situated in the heart of Arizona, just 20 miles east of Phoenix. It’s home to nearly 520,000 people and has a large senior community that comprises over 16% of the population. In general, health care is affordable in Mesa, and seniors have access to numerous high-performing hospitals, including Banner Baywood Medical Center and Arizona General Hospital Mesa

Nursing homes offer long-term intensive care for those who need around-the-clock monitoring due to a chronic illness or injury. These facilities provide services such as medication management, personal care, wound care and daily activities. It’s the most expensive option in Mesa, with fees coming in at $9,247 per month on average for semiprivate rooms. Seniors who need intermittent or short-term skilled nursing services likely find assisted living and home health care to be more affordable options. 

This guide covers the cost of nursing home care in greater detail and compares it to other senior care options. It also provides an overview of the local programs and organizations that help older adults obtain skilled nursing services they need in their home or residential care community or find financial assistance options when nursing home placement is necessary.

What you can do with Caring

  • Search the Caring database

    Quickly search the largest online senior living and senior care directory

  • Read reviews and expert guidance

    Read our authentic consumer reviews and content by experts

  • Speak to a Family Advisor for free

    Guided, expert advice to find the best community or agency for you

  • Take a tour to decide yourself

    We’ll help you book tours or get in touch with local agencies

Nursing Home Facilities in Mesa, Arizona

30 Results


Physical TherapyVeterans Benefits

Filters

30 Results

Sort By

Didn't find what you were looking for?

Caring's Family Advisors are here to help you with questions about senior living and care options.

Call us at (855) 948-3865

1

2

Nursing Home Costs in Mesa, Arizona

Nursing homes in Mesa charge an average of $9,247 per month for semiprivate rooms. Private rooms are about 15% more expensive at $10,646.   

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Nursing home cost data for Mesa is included in the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey’s monthly median costs for the Phoenix Area. According to this survey, seniors in the Mesa region pay approximately $9,247 monthly for semiprivate accommodations, which is well over the state median of $6,844 and the national norm of $7,756. In the Lake Havasu City Area, fees average $7,437 monthly, and in the Prescott Valley Area, nursing home costs are equal to the state median at $6,844. Seniors in Tucson pay $6,565 per month for care, and Flagstaff is the cheapest option at $5,627.  

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

On average, semiprivate rooms in nursing homes cost $9,247 per month, and seniors in private rooms pay $10,646. Depending on the individual’s care needs, other options may be more appropriate and cost-effective. For those who need short-term or intermittent skilled nursing services, assisted living, which costs $3,700 monthly, may be an option. Seniors who prefer to receive nursing services in their own homes may be good candidates for home health care, which averages $5,243 monthly. Home care, which includes personal care services without skilled nursing, is a little more affordable at $5,148. The most affordable senior care option is adult day health care at $867 per month. 

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Mesa, Arizona

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 Mesa, Arizona

The following resources from public or private nonprofit organizations offer services to help seniors live safely in their home or a residential care community. They may also provide financial advice and long-term care options counseling to help seniors avoid nursing home placement or identify programs to help them cover care costs when placement is necessary.  

ResourceContactService
Area Agency on Aging Region One(602) 264-4357The local Area Agency on Aging provides case management, personal care services, nonemergency medical transportation and home-delivered meals to qualifying seniors in the Mesa region. The Agency also has a long-term care ombudsman to advocate on behalf of seniors residing in long-term care communities and investigate reports of abuse and neglect in nursing homes. 
State Health Insurance Assistance Program Helpline(800) 432-4040SHIP is a free health benefits counseling program for Medicare-qualifying seniors in Mesa. Its confidential helpline is staffed by volunteers who are trained to answer questions about Medicare benefits, Medicaid waiver programs that may cover nursing home care and long-term care insurance. Volunteers can also help seniors understand medical bills and hospital charges and dispute denied insurance coverage.  
Maricopa County Senior and Adult Services(602) 506-3011The County’s Senior and Adult Services Division provides case management for seniors aged 60 and over and adults aged 18-59 who have qualifying disabilities. Some services seniors may obtain include home-delivered meals, home nursing and assistance with identifying and applying for other community resources. While there are no income limits for services, priority is given to those who are the most economically vulnerable.  
Mesa Vet Center(480) 610-6727The Mesa Vet Center assists qualifying seniors in the Mesa region through information, advocacy and outreach services. Through the Center, veterans can apply for programs and benefits that may help them cover nursing home care or skilled nursing services in the community, including the VA pension, Aid and Attendance or Housebound benefit or service-related disability compensation. 
Aster Aging(480) 964-9014Aster Aging is a local nonprofit organization that serves Mesa seniors through a broad range of services. Some services include home-delivered meals, in-home support and benefits enrollment assistance. It also operates several senior centers throughout the region that provide congregate meals, options counseling and wellness screenings and services.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Reviews of Communities Nearby

Nursing Homes

Reviewer#RD0129eh

I am/was a resident of this facility

Review of Desert Blossom Health & Rehabilitation

Desert Blossom Health & Rehabilitation appeared to be understaffed because if you push your call button, you have to wait forever. And they ran out of my pain meds for five days. Instead of helping...

Read more

Nursing Homes

Reviewer#RD0129eh

I am/was a resident of this facility

Review of Mission Palms of Mesa Health and Rehabilitation Ce

Mission Palms of Mesa Health and Rehabilitation Center was pretty bad. Most of the staff were very rude and inattentive. They didn't come in and check on you or anything. It looked good from the...

Read more

Nursing Homes

KirstenA

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Sante of Mesa

The level of incompetence in this place is astounding.. where do I begin? My elderly mother with dementia was brought into this facility after a fall. I am from out of state but spoke with her...

Read more

Helpful Articles

Nursing Homes near Mesa, AZ

GilbertTempeChandlerScottsdalePhoenixGlendale

Other Options in Mesa, AZ

Business Owners

Caring.com

Caring.com is a leading online destination for caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. We offer thousands of original articles, helpful tools, advice from more than 50 leading experts, a community of caregivers, and a comprehensive directory of caregiving services.

 

The material on this site is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for legal, financial, professional, or medical advice or diagnosis or treatment. By using our website, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Caring.com

Caring.com is a leading online destination for caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. We offer thousands of original articles, helpful tools, advice from more than 50 leading experts, a community of caregivers, and a comprehensive directory of caregiving services.

 

The material on this site is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for legal, financial, professional, or medical advice or diagnosis or treatment. By using our website, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Our Services

  • Senior Living Directory

  • Senior Care Directory

  • Caregiving Resources

  • Sitemap

  • Terms of Use

  • Privacy Policy


© 2024 Caring, LLC. All rights reserved.