2,060 Assisted Living Facilities are located throughout the great state of Arizona. These type of Senior Living facilities offer a wide variety of services and amenities for their residents. In fact, Arizona is the 4th largest state with these type of long-term care facilities which are primarily located located in Phoenix, Tucson, Mesa, Chandler Glendale and Scottsdale.
Arizona is an amazing state for seniors to reside in and receive quality care due to having one of the highest elder care options in the entire country, warm desert heat keeping seniors comfy throughout the year and plenty of activities for to keep your loved one busy.
Cost of Care
Arizona’s Cost for Assisted Living is $3,350 per month on average. Throughout the entire state, care can start anywhere as low as $1,500 and go as high as $5,930 per month. This range in cost will be influenced by a variety of factors including the resident’s care needs and preferences (source: Genworth Financial).
Paying for Care
Assisted Living costs in Arizona are typically paid by the Resident or their families “out of pocket.” Contrary to popular belief, Medicare and Medicaid do not cover the costs of assisted living.
The programs that are available to help Arizona Seniors pay for care are 1) Long Term Care Insurance and 2) Veteran’s Aid and Attendance Programs. These two programs cover a portion of the Long Term Care Costs. In addition, the VA Aid and Attendance may also cover the Assisted Living for the war veteran’s spouse.
In order to qualify for either program, each applicant will have to meet certain guidelines and requirements. Please ensure to check with any of Arizona’s Veteran’s Administration offices for more details.
Prior to selecting an assisted living facility in Arizona, the admissions staff will perform an assessment to determine the condition and care needs of your senior loved one. This resident assessment will be a key factor in determining the monthly cost of care.
Other factors that influence the monthly cost of rent and care fees will be the size and location of the senior living facility, private or shared room, private or shared bathroom, number of years the care facility has been in business, staff experience, transportation to and from the doctor, and other amenities and services.
Assisted Living Facilities in Arizona provide 24-hour care and supervision to Seniors who need assistance, but do not require medical nursing care around the clock. This type of senior living can range in size from six beds or less to over one hundred beds and offer care to seniors 60 years or older.
Senior care facilities provide their residents assistance with activities of daily living, medication management, social activities, housekeeping, meals, and transportation. Inspections by Arizona state officials, staff training, and certification requirement, family and community involvement, and ongoing quality assurance efforts work together to ensure quality care in these care facilities.
This type of senior housing promotes maximum independence and dignity for each Senior and also encourages family and community involvement when possible. These care homes or communities can range in services depending on the care needs, price, size, and amenities offered. Having many of these different options available are a benefit for Seniors so they can be in a care facility that is right for them.
State Licensing and Regulation
Senior Care Facilities in Arizona are also referred to locally as Assisted living Centers or Assisted Living Homes. This type of senior housing is regulated by Arizona’s Office of Long-Term Living, Bureau of Provider Support, Division of Licensing. This department is in charge of licensing, inspecting and monitoring all activities that occur in the long-term care facility.
The Office of Long Term Living in Arizona regulates the operation and provision of service in these Assisted Living settings including other items such as acceptance criteria, admission requirements, staff training, criminal background checks, medication management, food service, dementia care, administrator qualifications, disaster planning, and Senior rights.
Senior Population in Arizona
Arizona is the 14th largest state with the population ages 65 and over. The state has over 880,000 Seniors that are over 65 and over 100,000 that are over the age 85 years old.
With a high senior population, Arizona assisted living facilities can provide a wider range of activities and programs for their residents, including a safe and nurturing living environment.
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