Page Reviewed / Updated - May. 2019
The guide includes detailed information on the cost of senior care in Glendale, Arizona, and about the resources and financial assistance programs that are available in the area to help seniors pay for their care. For more information about financial assistance programs that are offered throughout the state, visit our guide to paying for senior care in Arizona.
The cost of senior care in Glendale is just a bit above state averages for most types of care. According to the Genworth 2018 Cost of Care Survey, assisted living in Glendale is just $50 above the state average, while nursing home care is just $46 above the state average.
Adult day care and home care, while still priced close to state averages, have more significant cost differences. While care costs are close to most major cities in Arizona, the prices of most types of senior care in Glendale are significantly lower than in Flagstaff, where nursing home care costs an average of $7,832 and assisted living comes in at an average of $5,098 per month. Note: Specific senior care cost data isn't available for Glendale. Data for the nearest major city, Phoenix, has been used instead.
Assisted living costs in Glendale are quite close to the state average. At $3,850 per month, the average cost is just slightly higher than in similar-sized cities such as Sierra Vista and Prescott. In the Lake Havasu City area, the average monthly cost of assisted living is the lowest in the state at $3,500, followed closely by Yuma at $3,625. Assisted living in Tucson is about $150 more per month than in Glendale, while in Flagstaff, the average cost is $5,098 per month, which is the highest in the state.
Glendale's average home care cost is $4,767, which is more than $400 above the state average. Home care in Glendale is actually the most expensive in the state, coming in just above Tucson, where the average monthly home care cost is $4,576. In both Yuma and Sierra Vista, home care costs an average of $3,718 per month, which is the least expensive price in the state.
Adult day care in Glendale is the most expensive in the state at $2,167 per month. While many cities in Arizona don't offer adult day care, those that do, with the exception of Glendale, range in price from $1,625 per month to $1,733 per month. Arizona's least expensive adult day care is in Yuma.
Nursing home costs in Glendale are just above the state average at $6,540 per month. This price is mid-range when compared with most cities in the state. In Tucson, the average monthly cost is $6,388, just slightly below both the state average and the cost of nursing care in Glendale. The least expensive nursing home costs in Arizona are located in the Lake Havasu City area, at only $6,083 per month, while Flagstaff is home to the most expensive nursing home care at an average of $7,832 per month.
Arizona's Medicaid system is known as the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS). It provides managed care to low-income residents across Arizona including aged, blind and disabled individuals. The state AHCCCS plan pays for the cost of nursing home care and some home care services when beneficiaries require a nursing level of care.
To qualify for the AHCCCS state plan, single applicants are limited to $1,041 per month while married applicants are limited to a maximum monthly income of $1,409. There are no asset limits for AHCCCS's state plan.
To apply for AHCCCS, seniors can visit the Health-e-Arizona PLUS website to apply online or print their application. For more information on benefits and how to apply, seniors can call (800) 564-5465.
Seniors who require other types of long-term care, including assisted living, adult foster care or in-depth home care and nursing home care services can apply for coverage to the Arizona Long Term Care Services (ALTCS) program, which is a division of AHCCCS. Under ALTCS, services provided in long-term care facilities and at home are covered, as well as additional expenses including necessary medical equipment and transportation services.
Seniors enrolled in ALTCS may be eligible to direct their own care under the Self-Directed Attendant Care program, which allows those who are capable of making their own care decisions to choose their own care providers. Under this program, seniors may employ friends or family members as caregivers when living at home.
To qualify for ALTCS, applicants' income must not exceed $2,313 per month and they may not own more than $2,000 in countable assets. Exempt assets include the applicant's home, a single vehicle and personal belongings. ALTCS applicants must require a nursing level of care to participate.
To apply for ALTCS, seniors living in the Glendale area can contact the Phoenix ALTCS Office in person at 801 East Jefferson Street or call (602) 417-6600.
Both AHCCCS and ALTCS are entitlement programs, which means that all applicants who are eligible for benefits receive them right away.
Home and Community-Based Services
Arizona's HCBS program operates separately from the AHCCCS. The program is available to seniors who require constant nursing care, yet choose to continue living in an assisted living community or in their own home. It covers the cost of long-term care for those who receive assisted living/personal care, homemaker services, home health services and nurse visits.
Applicants need to be at least 60 years of age or disabled adults and must be unable to perform the activities of daily living. The program doesn't have income restrictions and there is no cost to participate. Those who are able to are asked if they'd like to contribute financially.
HCBS is administered by Arizona's Area Agencies on Aging. To apply, seniors in the Glendale Area can contact the Area Agency On Aging Region One at (602) 264-2255.
Senior Adult Independent Living (SAIL)
SAIL provides senior citizens aged 60 and older with case management and services to help them continue living at home as long as possible and avoid institutionalization. The program arranges and facilitates services including in-home personal care, adult day care, home nurse visits, meal delivery and home repairs and modifications.
To qualify, applicants must be 60 years of age or older and need assistance with activities of daily living. There are no income or resource limitations.
To apply for assistance, seniors can call the Area Agency on Aging Region One at (602) 264-2255.
|Glendale Community Housing
||Glendale Community Housing works with the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program to provide safe and sanitary housing to low-income families, including seniors, and individuals in the Glendale area. This program typically has long waiting lists.|
|Community Action Program (CAP)
||Immediate rent assistance is available to Glendale residents who have endured a crisis situation such as loss of income or domestic violence. To qualify for assistance from CAP, households must be considered low income and may not have received other rent or mortgage assistance in the previous 12 months.|
||The Salvation Army provides low-income Glendale residents with basic needs including food and utility bill payment assistance in times of urgent need.|