The city of Scottsdale, Arizona, is known for its high-end resorts and spas. It has a population of 258,069, and about 24.3% of residents are aged 65 and older. Seniors in the city have access to one of the best hospitals in the United States at the Scottsdale campus of the Mayo Clinic, which is ranked as the 16th best hospital in the country by USN rankings

Nursing home care provides 24/7 monitoring and medical care for seniors with chronic illness and disabilities. Registered nurses provide this care, and it is generally the most expensive care option for seniors. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, the average cost of nursing home care in Scottsdale is $9,247 per month, which is much higher than the national average of $7,756. Seniors in Scottsdale who aren’t yet ready for nursing home care may want to consider alternative care options such as assisted living and home care services.

This guide looks at the average monthly costs of nursing home care in Scottsdale and surrounding areas as well as the costs of alternative care options in the city. 

Directory of Nursing Homes in Scottsdale, AZ

Scottsdale Village Square, A Pacifica Senior Living Community

2620 NORTH 68TH STREET, Scottsdale, AZ, 85257

My dad has been in the skilled nursing unit for almost 3 years. The care he gets is really good. The facility is clean and well maintained. I have enjoyed meals with him in the dining room. Before Cov … (read more)
My dad has been in the skilled nursing unit for almost 3 years. The care he gets is really good. The facility is clean and well maintained. I have enjoyed meals with him in the dining room. Before Cov … (read more)

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The Gardens of Scottsdale

6001 East Thomas Road, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251


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)

Vi at Grayhawk

7501 East Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ, 85255


Advanced Health Care of Scottsdale

9846 N 95th Street, Scottsdale, AZ, 85258

My father was discharged from Advanced Health Care of Scottsdale, and it was excellent. He was only there for four-and-a-half weeks. Everything was phenomenal, from the admissions process to their Cov … (read more)
My father was discharged from Advanced Health Care of Scottsdale, and it was excellent. He was only there for four-and-a-half weeks. Everything was phenomenal, from the admissions process to their Cov … (read more)

HonorHealth Rehabilitation Hospital

8850 East Pima Center Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ, 85258

My wife was in rehab at HonorHealth Rehabilitation Hospital. I liked it a lot. They were very good and well-staffed. They really cared about their patients. They were very good with my wife. They gave … (read more)
My wife was in rehab at HonorHealth Rehabilitation Hospital. I liked it a lot. They were very good and well-staffed. They really cared about their patients. They were very good with my wife. They gave … (read more)

Pueblo Norte Senior Living Community

7100 East Mescal Street, Scottsdale, AZ, 85254

The only place I have had my mom for after-care was Pueblo Norte, and they were wonderful. I cannot say enough good things about them. They have hospice, after-care, and memory care. The facility was … (read more)
The only place I have had my mom for after-care was Pueblo Norte, and they were wonderful. I cannot say enough good things about them. They have hospice, after-care, and memory care. The facility was … (read more)

Life Care Center of Scottsdale

9494 East Becker Lane, Scottsdale, AZ, 85260

The facility is attractive and the food is good. However, the care received was sub-par with staff that showed little empathy and compassion. For example, despite my brother and I pleading for a bat … (read more)
The facility is attractive and the food is good. However, the care received was sub-par with staff that showed little empathy and compassion. For example, despite my brother and I pleading for a bat … (read more)

Weyrich Hcc of Westminster Vlg

12000 NORTH 90TH STREET, Scottsdale, AZ, 85260

This is a nice 2 story building with 23 units. They are one bedroom with partial kitchens. All handicapped equipped have emergency system. Cable and internet is included as well as housekeeping and la … (read more)
This is a nice 2 story building with 23 units. They are one bedroom with partial kitchens. All handicapped equipped have emergency system. Cable and internet is included as well as housekeeping and la … (read more)

Scottsdale Heritage Court

3339 N Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251

Two nights ago was truly one of the worst nights of my whole life. My 85 year old mother fell last week and broke her pelvis and arm. She was transferred to Heritage Count of Scottsdale for rehab afte … (read more)
Two nights ago was truly one of the worst nights of my whole life. My 85 year old mother fell last week and broke her pelvis and arm. She was transferred to Heritage Count of Scottsdale for rehab afte … (read more)

Plaza Healthcare

1475 NORTH GRANITE REEF ROAD, Scottsdale, AZ, 85257

My grandmother was transferred to Plaza Healthcare after her second surgery within two months from falls. She went for pain management and therapy. She was with Plaza for a month and a half. In the ti … (read more)
My grandmother was transferred to Plaza Healthcare after her second surgery within two months from falls. She went for pain management and therapy. She was with Plaza for a month and a half. In the ti … (read more)

Osborn Health and Rehabilitation

3333 N CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251

I’m sorry to say this was the worse experience I’ve ever had. I was there 24 hours and probably cried 20 of it. My room was disgusting, when the A/C kicked on it sounded like a plane landing, the … (read more)
I’m sorry to say this was the worse experience I’ve ever had. I was there 24 hours and probably cried 20 of it. My room was disgusting, when the A/C kicked on it sounded like a plane landing, the … (read more)

Sante of North Scottsdale

17490 N. 93rd Street, Scottsdale, AZ, 85255

The care here, or lack thereof, is life-threatening. Please heed the comments from other people on this site as well as my own. They left my relative in the bathroom and didn’t come back when called … (read more)
The care here, or lack thereof, is life-threatening. Please heed the comments from other people on this site as well as my own. They left my relative in the bathroom and didn’t come back when called … (read more)

Haven Of Scottsdale

3293 North Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251

Run, don’t walk! In my opinion, inhumane! My 86-year old mother is under the care of Haven recovering from a broken back. They do not give her meds as prescribed. When she asks for pain meds, she ofte … (read more)
Run, don’t walk! In my opinion, inhumane! My 86-year old mother is under the care of Haven recovering from a broken back. They do not give her meds as prescribed. When she asks for pain meds, she ofte … (read more)

Avalon Care Center – Shadow Mountain

11150 NORTH 92ND STREET, Scottsdale, AZ, 85260

i moved my Father with in 1 hour of his stay! It smelled like soiled diapers very dirty and old. But the worse part is he had Cockroaches in his Bathroom! Cockroaches carry Disease. I can’t imagine ho … (read more)
i moved my Father with in 1 hour of his stay! It smelled like soiled diapers very dirty and old. But the worse part is he had Cockroaches in his Bathroom! Cockroaches carry Disease. I can’t imagine ho … (read more)

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)

The Palazzo

6246 N 19 Th Ave, Phoenix, AZ, 85015

The care that my brother is receiving at The Palazzo is inadequate. He’s in their skilled nursing section. The staff members are overworked. Some of them are very caring, just overworked and overstres … (read more)
The care that my brother is receiving at The Palazzo is inadequate. He’s in their skilled nursing section. The staff members are overworked. Some of them are very caring, just overworked and overstres … (read more)

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)

The Terraces of Phoenix

7550 North 16Th Street, Phoenix, AZ, 85020

My husband was in rehab at The Terraces of Phoenix for ten days. It’s senior living, they have memory care, they have apartments for assisted living, and then they have skilled rehab. They really have … (read more)
My husband was in rehab at The Terraces of Phoenix for ten days. It’s senior living, they have memory care, they have apartments for assisted living, and then they have skilled rehab. They really have … (read more)

North Mountain Medical and Rehabilitation Center

9155 North Third Street, Phoenix, AZ, 85020

The rooms are a shared room and very small. With two patients in the room, it is almost impossible to have any family or visitors. Most of the staff was very nice & polite, but the facility was … (read more)
The rooms are a shared room and very small. With two patients in the room, it is almost impossible to have any family or visitors. Most of the staff was very nice & polite, but the facility was … (read more)

Nursing Home Costs in Scottsdale, Arizona

The average cost of nursing home care in Scottsdale is $9,247 for a semiprivate room and $10,646 for a private room per month.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Seniors may want to compare the cost of nursing home care in cities near Scottsdale. Using the average monthly cost of a semiprivate room as a comparison point, the price of care in Scottsdale is much higher than the national average of $7,756 and about $2,500 more than the Arizona state average of $6,844.

The average monthly costs of care in Yuma ($7,118), Tucson ($6,565), Sierra Vista ($6,920) and Prescott ($6,844) are all lower than the costs in Scottsdale.

$9247

Scottsdale

$6844

Arizona

$7756

The United States

$7118

Yuma

$6565

Tucson

$6920

Sierra Vista

$6844

Prescott

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

The cheapest senior care option in Scottsdale is adult day care, with a monthly average cost of $867. Assisted living is a popular senior care choice and has an average monthly charge of $3,700. Home care service and home health care have a monthly average cost of $5,148 and $5,243, respectively. Nursing home care is at the high end of the cost scale, with an average monthly charge of $9,247 for a semiprivate room and $10,646 for a private room.

$867

Adult day health care

$3700

Assisted living

$5148

Home care

$5243

Home health care

$9247

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$10646

Nursing home (private room)

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

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Scottsdale, 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 Scottsdale, Arizona

The following resources might be of interest to seniors in Scottsdale who are looking for options to assist them in staying in their homes for as long as possible and delaying the transition to a nursing home. One of the resources provides information on state health insurance and how it can financially assist those who are looking at long-term nursing care options.

ResourceContactService
Home-Delivered Meals(602) 495-3709The City of Phoenix runs a home-delivered meals program for seniors in the greater Phoenix area, which includes Scottsdale. Meals are delivered around noon each day from Tuesday to Friday by a group of volunteers. Low-income seniors with no regular assistance may qualify for frozen meals for the weekend. One meal is provided for each day, and the meal contains a third of the daily calorie requirement of an adult. Seniors must be aged 60 or older and have an illness or disability that prevents them from preparing meals on their own to be eligible for the meal delivery program. There is no charge for the meals, but donations are welcomed. 
SHIP(602) 264-2255The State Health Insurance Program provides objective information regarding Medicare and other health insurance benefits. Trained volunteers provide free and unbiased assistance to seniors and their caregivers. These counselors can help seniors find the best state health insurance plan to suit their individual needs and assist them in filling out an application. In addition, staff members can explain the financial assistance options available to low-income seniors who are looking at moving to a nursing home care facility. They can also provide seniors with a list of nursing homes that accept state health insurance payments.
Brown Bag(480) 312-1700The Brown Bag program provides a weekly bag of food to low-income seniors in the Scottsdale area free of charge. The bags contain a selection of proteins, vegetables, fruits and bread to supplement the senior’s food options. They can be picked up at the Granite Reef Senior Center or delivered to the homes of homebound seniors. 
Beat the Heat(480) 312-5811The Beat the Heat Program is designed to assist homebound seniors aged 60 and older during the hot summer months. Seniors are visited by staff who assess their health and provide them with a care package, including drinks, snacks and toiletries.