Assisted Living Facilities in Arizona

Our goal is to assist you in finding the best available independent and assisted living facilities in the state of Arizona. There are more than three thousand Arizona Assisted Living Facilities to select from. Just Click on the county of your interest below to see the list of Arizona assisted living facilities available in your area.

Senior Living Facilities can be the best solution for many seniors in Arizona who value their independence, yet need some assistance with daily needs.   If they want to live an active and fulfilling life, senior assisted living may be the right choice. If you know a senior in Arizona that could benefit from assisted living, there are many to choose from, offering varying degrees of independence. 

The need for assisted living in Arizona has been growing to keep pace with the ever increasing number of seniors in the state. This page lists several assisted living and other senior care options in Arizona, offeried varying levels of service and care for the elderly.

We hope that we can be helpful in your quest to find the right assisted living in Arizona.

Please select a County to view the Directory of Arizona Assisted Living Facilities:

Apache CountyCochise CountyCoconino County
Gila CountyGraham CountyMaricopa County
Mohave CountyNavajo CountyPima County
Pinal CountySanta Cruz CountyYavapai County
Yuma County

Please select a City to view the Assisted Living Facilities:

AnthemApache JunctionAvondaleBenson
BuckeyeBullhead CityCamp VerdeCarefree
Casa GrandeCatalinaCave CreekChandler
Chino ValleyCochiseCornvilleCottonwood
DouglasEagarEl MirageEloy
FlagstaffFort MohaveFountain HillsGilbert
GlendaleGlobeGold CanyonGolden Valley
GoodyearGreen ValleyHerefordHolbrook
KingmanLake Havasu CityLakesideLaveen
Litchfield ParkMaricopaMc NealMesa
Mohave ValleyNogalesOro ValleyPage
Paradise ValleyPaysonPeoriaPhoenix
PimaPrescottPrescott ValleyQueen Creek
Queen CreekRimrockRio RicoSafford
SahuaritaSaint JohnsSan LuisSan Tan Valley
ScottsdaleSedonaSierra VistaSkull Valley
SnowflakeSun CitySun City WestSurprise

See a list of the Cost of Assisted Living in Arizona - 2011

The Division of Licensing Services, Office of Assisted Living Licensing regulates and monitors Assisted Living Facilities in Arizona. Most facilities are inspected once a year, and as needed to ensure compliance and investigate complaints. If a facility receives a deficiency-free relicensing survey, it may receive a two-year license. With the exception of initial licensing visits, all visits are unannounced.

Arizona defines an assisted living facility is a residential care institution that provides or contracts to provide supervisory care, personal care, or directed care on a continuing basis.

Types of assisted living facilities include:

  • Adult Foster Care Homes (AFCH), where care is provided for up to 4 people in the home in which the caregiver lives
  • Assisted Living Homes (ALH), which provide care for up to ten people
  • Assisted Living Centers (ALC), which provide care for eleven or more people

The Arizona Department of Health Services maintains a public file for all licensed health and child care institutions, including assisted living facilities. The files contain records of inspections, complaints, and licensing history. The files are available for public viewing from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Copies of statutes and regulations governing the operation
of assisted living facilities are available upon request.

Different facilities provide different types of care in a variety of settings; some have only five or six residents in a single family home, others are apartment settings with hundreds of residents. Regardless of size and setting, all assisted living facilities provide certain basic services. The key is to match the setting to the resident's needs and preferences.

It's a good idea to learn as much as possible about all the assisted living options that are available in your area. They could be called Residential Living Facilities, Adult Foster Homes, or Home Care Centers in your location. Everything you read and each facility you visit will help you to get closer to determining your own need. There are adult family homes, retirement communities, board and care homes, assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities and other options. Learning about the costs of assisted living and how to cover those costs is also very important. With all these options, and maybe because there are so many choices, it can be overwhelming. There's nothing wrong with getting help.

A few of the services offered by assisted living placement services are:
1) Help Determine if Assisted Living is Right for You
2) Determining the level of care needed
3) Locating the home or facility best suited to your needs
4) Helping you to negotiate the lowest possible price for you and your family
5) Helping you with finanacial planning so that your resources can be used wisely to cover the costs involved
6) Ensuring that the facility you choose is able to handle any special needs that you may have.

There are placement agencies that will be pleased to help you sort through the maze and make the best choice for your loved one. This is their field of expertise and they are happy to share the knowledge they've gathered with you. A few of our favorites are A Place For Mom, Elderlink, and Assisted Living. In Southern California and Southern Arizona, one of our favorites is Assisted Living Placements. Most referral agencies (sometimes called placement agencies) will provide their services free of charge.