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Cost of Arizona Assisted Living Facilities

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of assisted living in Arizona is $3,420 per month.

The monthly base rate for Arizona assisted living is typically lower when compared to neighboring states. Arizona is also less expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for a one-bedroom assisted living unit in Arizona. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

Utah$3,000
Nevada$3,238
Arizona$3,420
New Mexico$3,500
U.S.$3,600
Colorado$3,750
California$3,750

Much of the information above was adapted from the National Center of Assisted Living 2010 Regulatory Review.

Researching Arizona Assisted Living? Ask these questions:

  • What terms does Arizona require to be disclosed to you prior to making a decision?
    Arizona may require the base price, payment schedule, services included in that rate and other items to be disclosed in writing - be sure to find out.
  • What is the Scope of Care offered?
    Find out the minimum services the facility MUST provide to you, as required by Arizona. These may include 24-hour supervision, types of meals, medical attention, etc.
  • What are the admission requirements to live at the facility?
    Each state is different; find out what the age and physical health requirements are for this specific facility as well as facilities in Arizona. Determine if the type of care you need is offered by the individual facility.
  • Will the facility complete an assessment and create a care plan for the resident?
    Arizona probably requires an initial evaluation and the creation of a care plan - be sure to find out exactly what the facility offers.
  • Ask about the handling of medication in the facility?
    There are sure to be specific requirements in Arizona - ask how the facility handles administering your medication.
  • Does the facility offer rooms and other areas that meet or exceed those required by Arizona?
    Arizona will have a minimum size of rooms, a limit to number of people per room, and even requirements as to privacy of available bathrooms - make sure you ask.
  • Does the facility offer the available required staff?
    Make sure the facility staffs the proper professionals, as Arizona requires. These may include an administrator and caregivers, as well as round-the-clock staff.
  • Is memory care offered?
    Find out of the facility is licensed to be able to handle dementia or Alzheimer's care in Arizona.
  • Are Medicaid waivers available for Arizona for this specific facility?
    If you are unable to cover the costs, find out if the facility may offer a Arizona Medicaid Waiver. You can also research at azahcccs.gov.

Helpful Arizona Assisted Living Resources

Do you have a question about licensing or regulations of assisted living facilities in Arizona? Questions about licensing and regulations are handled at the state level. You can contact the Arizona licensing and regulatory agency at:
Arizona Department of Health Services, Division of Public Health Licensing, Bureau of Residential Facilities Licensing
azdhs.gov
(602) 364-2639
Do you want to report an issue or have a dispute with a senior living facility in Arizona? Your local Arizona long-term care ombudsman can help resolve disputes and offer assistance in your long-term care decisions. You can contact them at:
Aging and Adult Administration of Arizona
azdes.gov
Local: (602) 542-4446
Tollfree: (800) 432-4040
Spanish: (602) 542-4446
Are you aware of all the Arizona health-based programs available to you? Your Arizona Health Department can be a great resource. Contact them at:
Arizona Department of Health Services
hs.state.az.us
Local: (602) 542-1025
Are you familiar with the Arizona Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

The Arizona AAAs (Area Agency for the Aging) are very helpful. These offices can provide guidance to those 60+ in Arizona regarding elder abuse, caregiver support, insurance counseling, transportation and much more.

Find your local Arizona AAA below:

Area Agency on Aging Region One
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 264-2255
Pima Council on Aging
Tucson, AZ
(520) 790-0504
Northern Arizona Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging
Flagstaff, AZ
(877) 521-3500
Pinal Gila Council for Senior Citizens Area on Aging Region 5
Casa Grande, AZ
(520) 836-2758
South Eastern Arizona Governments Organization Area Agency on Aging
Bisbee, AZ
(520) 432-2528
Western Arizona Council of Governments
Yuma, AZ
(928) 782-1886

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