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Cost of Arizona Assisted Living Facilities
The average cost of assisted living in Arizona is $2,300 per month
The range of costs is from $1,100 to $6,000 per month
This data is based on 14 of the larger facilities within the state and may not represent all facilities within the state. Additional fees may apply.
Arizona Assisted Living Information
Arizona defines Assisted Living Facility as a residential care institution including Adult Foster Care providing supervisory care services, personal care services, or directed care services on a continuing basis. These regulations have been in effect since November 1998. Arizona operates within a universal assisted living license sub-classified by size and level of services. Facilities are required to comply with resident rights, food service requirements, administration requirements, abuse reporting, and resident agreements.
Arizona Assisted Living Facility Scope of Care
In Arizona, there are three licensed levels of care; "Supervisory Care Services" - meaning general supervision that includes daily awareness of resident’s functioning and continuing needs, the ability to intervene in a crisis, and assistance in the self-administration of Medications; "Personal Care Services" - meaning assistance with daily living activities including intermittent nursing services and the administration of medications and treatments. A facility licensed to provide Personal Care Services may not accept or retain residents unable to manage their own care and lastly; "Directed Care Services" – meaning programs and services provided to those incapable of recognizing danger, summoning assistance, expressing need, or making basic care decisions. Residents in facilities licensed to provide Personal Care Services or Directed Care Services may not be bed bound, have stage III or IV pressure sores, or require continuous nursing services unless the resident is under the care of a licensed hospice service agency or nursing services are provided by a private duty nurse. Residents in Assisted Living Facilities may receive nursing services or health-related services from a licensed home health care agency, hospice service agency, or private duty nurse.
Arizona Assisted Living Admission Requirements
A facility must not accept or continue having in the facility, any resident requiring physical or chemical restraints; behavioral health residential services; or services that the assisted living facility is not licensed or able to provide.
Arizona Assisted Living Care Plan Requirements
A plan must be created for every resident and include specific information, there is no required standard form. A resident assessment and service plan must be developed and completed within 14 days of the resident moving in. The service plan must be updated every three months for direct care, every six months for personal care, and yearly for supervisory care. Service plans must be updated when any changes of condition occur.
Arizona Assisted Living Medication Management Requirements
The administration of medications is permitted by licensed nurses, certified assisted living managers and trained caregivers, who may also provide medication assistance to residents and can provide medication administration with a physician order and appropriate training.
Arizona Assisted Living Facility Requirements
Facilities must be in compliance with local building codes, ordinances, fire codes, and zoning requirements. Private bedrooms must be a minimum of 80 square feet and shared bedrooms must be a minimum of 60 square feet per resident. A maximum of two residents allowed per bedroom, and shared bathrooms are permitted with at least one full bathroom for every eight residents.
Arizona Assisted Living Staffing Requirements
It is required that sufficient staff be present at all times to provide services at the level of service for which the facility is licensed. Managers must be at least 21 years of age and certified as assisted living facility managers. Staff must have six hours of annual training related to promotion of resident dignity, independence, self-determination, privacy, choice, and resident rights; fire safety and emergency procedures, infection control, and abuse, neglect, and exploitation prevention and reporting requirements. They must have an additional two hours for Personal Care Services and an additional four hours for Directed Care Services. Staff must be trained in first aid and CPR specific to adults. Caregivers must be at least 18 years of age, trained at the level of service the facility is licensed to provide, and have a minimum of three months of health-related experience. Assistant caregivers must be at least 16 years of age. For staff providing a supervisory level of care: 20 hours of training, for staff providing a personal level of care: 20 hours of training, plus an additional 30 hours; for staff providing a directed level of care: 50 hours of training, plus an additional 12 hours; and For certified managers: 62 hours of training, plus an additional eight hours.
Arizona Assisted Living Medicaid Policy
A Medicaid facility and community-based services waiver will cover the cost of services in assisted living.
Arizona Department of Health Services, Division of Assurance and Licensure, Office of Assisted Living LicensurePhone: (602) 364-2639
Phone: (602) 364-2639
Much of the information above was adapted from the National Center of Assisted Living 2010 Regulatory Review.
Arizona Assisted Living Communities
Arizona assisted living facilities are listed by city below. We recommend you search by ZIP code to include nearby facilities. However, you may choose a city to view all assisted living options in that area.
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