Glendale is one of the larger suburbs of Phoenix, full of seniors who have migrated to the area to take advantage of the near-constant sunshine and very mild winters. Roughly 251,000 people live in Glendale, 11% of whom are seniors aged 65 and over. Summers in Glendale can get hot, with average daily highs of 106 degrees, while winter in this Phoenix-area community average 67 degrees even in January. Glendale's cost of living can be somewhat high, with an overall average cost that's 12% above the national average. Seniors pay somewhat less than that for health care, the cost of which is only 2% above the typical national rate.
Seniors in the Glendale area pay an average of $3,500 a month for assisted living, according to the 2019 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. This is close to the lower end of the price range for Arizona communities. Seniors in Tucson pay an average of $4,695 a month for assisted living, while the typical monthly cost in Yuma can be as low as $3,475 for similar services. The average national rate seniors pay for assisted living is $4,051 a month.
Note: Information for Glendale was not available, so data from the nearest city, Phoenix, was used.
Find a new place to live in the greater Phoenix area from this list of the 10 best assisted living facilities in Glendale.
Thunderbird Senior Living
5401 W Dailey St
Glendale, AZ 85306
Thunderbird Senior Living is a sprawling campus located in the heart of a vibrant neighborhood where seniors have easy access to a large shopping center, medical center and restaurants, as well as Thunderbird Paseo Park. Independent living, assisted living and memory care residents enjoy two prepared meals per day that they can order restaurant-style in a sunny dining area. Those who like the outdoors appreciate the facility's well-kept garden areas and landscaped lawns. The facility welcomes visitors to book extended stays in their private guest suites so they can spend as much time as they want with their family members.
20240 N 78th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85308
Residents at Inspira Arrowhead enjoy activity options like music and brain fitness classes in this independent living, assisted living and memory care facility that is centrally located just off Arizona State Route 101. A heated outdoor pool is the perfect place for water aerobics or swimming laps, while the salon offers hair styling and nail care when residents want to unwind. Seniors can choose to dine at home in their studio, one and two-bedroom apartments with kitchenettes, or share freshly-prepared meals in the dining room.
Brookdale Arrowhead Ranch
5861 W Beverly Lane
Glendale, AZ 85306
With its signature wellness programs like the B-Fit exercise program, the Ageless Spirit mindfulness class and the Optimum Health Life Talks series, this facility makes our top 10 list because it is uniquely prepared to care for its independent living, assisted living and memory care residents. Skilled nurses are on staff to help with care and medication management in collaboration with an on-call doctor. The studio apartments are kept up with housekeeping services, while the dining area provides a social place for seniors to eat together.
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care at Arrowhead
21432 N 75th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85308
Nestled beside New River in the Eagle Heights neighborhood of Glendale, Morningstar at Arrowhead features a custom interior design provided by an award-winning senior living design firm. Assisted living and memory care residents aged 55 years and older enjoy comfortably-appointed studio, one and two-bedroom apartments with large windows and kitchenettes. A beauty salon, fitness room and big front and backyard green spaces round out this facility with updated spaces for seniors to enjoy.
Desert Sky Assisted Living
5125 N. 58th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85301
This assisted living facility located a short distance from the Grand Canyon University Golf Course in Glendale's Belaire district makes our top 10 list thanks to its full-service technical offerings that gives residents access to in-room cable, Wi-Fi and an emergency response call system. Seniors enjoy an activity schedule that lets them stay active with Wii sports, arts and crafts, knitting and book clubs, while the TV room and library provide dedicated leisure spaces. Desert Sky offers financial counseling services for residents who need guidance, and helps seniors feel secure with additional evening security and private resident parking.
LifeStream at Thunderbird
13617 North 55th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85304
Set right beside the Banner Thunderbird Medical Clinic not far from Thunderbird Paseo Park, LifeStream at Thunderbird offers assisted living and independent living accommodations in a spacious environment. Residents with particular medical needs find professional care with the facility's emergency call system and medication management program which are monitored by dedicated staff who are available 24-hour a day. The Christian-affiliated facility has chaplains on site to lead bible study classes and provide spiritual counseling.
18170 N. 91st Avenue
Peoria, AZ 85382
Amethyst Gardens is a pet-friendly independent living and assisted living community situated next to Amethyst Desert park, right by a large shopping mall. Personal laundry and private housekeeping services, along with resident and guest parking, put this facility on our top 10 list for their convenient amenities. Seniors can enjoy room-service for their meals, or they can dine in the restaurant-style eating area where the facility's chef can incorporate dietary requirements like low sugar and soft and pureed foods. Overnight guests are welcome to stay with residents in their one and two-bedroom apartments, and join their loved ones for meals.
The Forum at Desert Harbor
13840 North Desert Harbor Dr.
Peoria, AZ 85381
Residents at The Forum at Desert Harbor enjoy lakeside views and palm tree-dotted landscaping in their independent living, assisted living and nursing home accommodations. Those who need close medical attention benefit from a low staff-to-resident ratio with skilled nurses, a medication management program and occupational and physical therapy services. Visitors appreciate being able to dine with their loved ones and have the option to stay overnight for added companionship. A full roster of activities such as yoga, book clubs and computer classes keep seniors busy.
17271 North 87th Avenue
Peoria, AZ 85382
The Montecito is an inviting and lively assisted living, independent living and memory care community centrally located by the Agua Fria Freeway and the Peoria Commerce Center. The Montecito's activity schedule includes painting classes, happy hours and outings for residents to enjoy, and is complemented by three pools, a fitness room, a movie theater and a library. Residents also benefit from health monitoring clinics, medication management and physical therapy services, in addition to stress management and estate planning courses.
Atria Heritage Sun City
10101 W. Palmeras Drive
Sun City, AZ 85373
Atria Heritage Sun City deserves a spot on our 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities list because of how well the staff is reviewed for their friendliness and professionalism. Residents at this independent living and assisted living community also enjoy the active atmosphere where they're encouraged to socialize with a wealth of activities including a men's group, a games club and a variety group. Visitors and seniors alike enjoy the courtyard with patio and the surrounding walking trails.