The 10 Best Nursing Homes in Phoenix, AZ for 2023
Surrounded by the fiery landscape of the Sonoran Desert, Phoenix is Arizona’s capital and most populous city. Of its more than 1.6 million residents, 10.6% are seniors over the age of 65. Several of Arizona’s best medical facilities are located in Phoenix, including the Mayo Clinic, which has ranked number one in the state for several consecutive years. It has also ranked nationally for 11 specialties, including geriatrics, cardiology and orthopedics.
Nursing homes cater to seniors with medical conditions requiring 24-hour supervision and skilled nursing care. Seniors who don’t require the around-the-clock medical care offered in a nursing home may find that assisted living or in-home care is a better fit. In addition to allowing seniors to live more independently, the cost savings can be substantial considering that the average cost for a semiprivate room in a Phoenix nursing home is $9,247 a month, which is more than double the average cost for assisted living.
This guide overviews the costs of nursing home care in Phoenix and compares it to other cities in Arizona as well as other types of care. It also includes resources that can help pay for or delay the need for nursing home care.
Directory of Nursing Home Facilities in Phoenix, Arizona
The Terraces of Phoenix
7550 North 16Th Street, Phoenix, AZ, 85020
"The staff was very accommodating. I could rate the Terraces Assisted Living 8+ in every category. We were looking at a two-bedroom, two-bath, living room, dining area, nice kitchen, and balcony, very spacious. The bathrooms were very big, and ther..."READ MORE
North Mountain Medical and Rehabilitation Center
9155 North Third Street, Phoenix, AZ, 85020
"I was at No Mtn for 3 weeks. The facility exceeded my expectation. The staff was attentive, friendly and knew what they were doing. The physical therapy department was exceptional. I would recommend this facility to anyone needing a rehab f..."READ MORE
Windsor Maryland Gardens
31 West Maryland Avenue, Phoenix, AZ, 85013
"My Mom is a 63 yr old dementia resident here with behavioral problems. Even though my first thoughts were OMG this place is so small and care givers are not giving enough attention to everyone, I found out that the fact that they sit AMONG theyr p..."READ MORE
1190 E Missouri Avenue, Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ, 85014
"SWAN Rehab was a good place. They do a lot of physical activity with you. They were just excellent. I really liked it. That's the only place I really liked to be honest. They had speech therapy with my wife. It was a rehab center. I would take her..."READ MORE
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Diamondback Healthcare Center
3000 N 91st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ, 85037
"Diamondback Healthcare Center is a brand-new building. It's very nice, very modern, and very eloquent. So far, everything has been good. The CNAs and the nursing staff have been good. We're pretty happy with it at this point. They have a bistro an..."READ MORE
Christian Care Nursing Center
11812 N 19TH AVE, Phoenix, AZ, 85029
"My mom spent a month at Christian Care Health Center. But they changed settings where patients needed to be more independent, so we had to transfer her to another facility. The building was not brand spanking new and it was just a small building, ..."READ MORE
Acacia Health Center at Sagewood
4555 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ, 85050
"My husband is staying at Acacia Health Center at Sagewood. They're pretty attentive to him; the food is decent, it's very clean, and in a nice area. Those are the main things I like about it. The rooms are clean, well furnished, and bright; he's g..."READ MORE
Fellowship Square Phoenix
2002 W Sunnyside Ave, Phoenix, AZ, 85029
"If you want your loved ones to be well cared for, I would not recommend bringing them here. We had a family member in their skilled nursing facility for 2 weeks, and over that time they messed up medications three different times. Twice they faile..."READ MORE
Phoenix Mountain Post-Acute
13232 N Tatum Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85032, Phoenix, AZ, 85032
"I have been to 5 plus nursing facilities in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area and Phoenix Mountain is a very very clean facility and staff is very caring great rehabilitation crew residents are well cared for and a lot of activity "READ MORE
16640 North 38th Street, Phoenix, AZ, 85032
"Our 88 year old Mom was a rehab patient at Ridgecrest 3 times in the past 4 years.. She had many issues. Ridgecrest has taken excellent care of our Mom and did a great job with the physical therapy to make her strong enough to go home. We would hi..."READ MORE
Camelback Post-Acute Care and Rehabilitation
4635 NORTH 14TH STREET, Phoenix, AZ, 85014
"This facility is one of the best places ive been to. They take care of my auth and have for a couple of months. I was her primary care giver and she went to the hospital, then to Highland Manor for therapy. We didnt know she would end up staying ..."READ MORE
Haven Health Phoenix
4202 NORTH 20TH AVENUE, Phoenix, AZ, 85015
"Rooms are large and don’t feel crowded with 2: of us. The interactions with the staff are all ways friendly and nice. Popular activities are bingo and card night. In-house laundry is handy, often same day service. Food is great and tailored to you..."READ MORE
South Mountain Post Acute
8008 S. JESSE OWENS PARKWAY, Phoenix, AZ, 85042
"My father stayed at South Mountain Post Acute. I thought it was great. He was there for about five weeks. When I went in every time, they were very good. I like its friendliness. It makes a difference when it seems like they care. When you're not ..."READ MORE
Capri at the Pointe Rehab
1501 E ORANGEWOOD AVENUE, Phoenix, AZ, 85020
"Capri at the Pointe Rehab is one of the best facilities I have been to. Do not believe some of the reviews. The staff is more than adequate and knowledgable. The facility is updated. The food is better than the restaurant. I would recommend them t..."READ MORE
Nursing Home Costs in Phoenix, AZ
On a monthly basis, Phoenix seniors pay an average of $9,247 for a semiprivate room and $10,646 for private nursing home accommodations.
The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities
The median monthly cost of a semiprivate room in a Phoenix nursing home is $9,247, making it the state’s most expensive city for nursing home care. On average, seniors in Phoenix spend $2,403 more than the majority of the state’s seniors and $1,491 more than the United States’ average. At $5,627 a month, Flagstaff offers the cheapest nursing home care in Arizona, while Lake Havasu has the state’s second-most expensive with its average of $7,437. The $6,844 average in Prescott Valley is on par with the Arizona median, whereas seniors in Yuma pay $7,118.
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The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care
Nursing homes have Phoenix’s most expensive type of care by a wide margin. For an average month-long stay in a private room at a Phoenix nursing home, seniors can receive two months of either in-home care or home health care with money left over. Assuming the average rate of $3,700, the cost for three months of care at a Phoenix assisted living facility is only 4.3% more than one month of care in a nursing home’s private room. By choosing a semiprivate room, seniors will typically save $1,399 a month.
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Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Phoenix, 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.
Free Resources for Seniors in Phoenix, AZ
Seniors have access to several resources that can help them pay for or delay the need for nursing home care. Programs that can offset in-home care expenses prior to moving to a nursing facility as well as resources that can subsidize the costs of care within a nursing home are included below.
|Family Caregiver Support Program||(888) 264-2258||The Family Caregiver Support Program allows family members caring for loved ones aged 60 and over to receive temporary relief through respite care provided either in-home or at an adult day health care center. The program also allows caregivers to choose a respite care worker and be reimbursed by the agency.|
|Home-Delivered Meals Program||(888) 264-2258||Managed by the Area Agency on Aging Region One, the Home-Delivered Meals Program ensures seniors with limited mobility meet their nutritional needs by sending a well-balanced hot meal to their home every day. To qualify, seniors must be homebound and lack both the ability to prepare their own food as well as a friend or family member who can cook meals for them.|
|Senior Adult Independent Living||(602) 264-4357||The S.A.I.L. program provides seniors aged 60 and older with a variety of in-home services, including personal care, homemaking assistance, home-delivered meals and adult day health care. Weekly nursing services, such as assistance preparing insulin injections and health care monitoring, are available as well. While usually free, home nursing recipients occasionally have to share the costs for services.|
|Arizona Long Term Care System||(602) 253-6385||ALTCS is an Arizona Medicaid program for seniors requiring a nursing home level of care. Participants are assigned case managers who develop service plans that may include care in a nursing facility, in-home care, hospice services and medical services, including physician visits and prescriptions. Services are provided at little to no cost depending on the individual’s income and assets.|