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Page Reviewed / Updated – July 7, 2022

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Thanks to consistently sunny weather and an abundance of activity options, Mesa has been a retirement destination for a long time. Mesa offers a suburban feel, but it’s close enough to Phoenix for residents to be able to enjoy the urban amenities of a larger city. Approximately 16.6% of Mesa’s overall population of a little more than 504,000 citizens is aged 65 and over. 

The cost of living in Mesa is slightly higher than the national average, but those in assisted living facilities pay less per month than the national average. Social Security benefits aren’t taxed in Arizona, and the state has neither inheritance nor estate taxes. Assisted living costs an average of $3,975 in Mesa, while the national average is $4,500. Retirees can also save on groceries and health care costs in Mesa. 

This guide provides an overview of assisted living in Mesa, including average care costs and available resources for seniors. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Mesa, AZ

According to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, the average assisted living cost in Mesa is $3,975 per month. 

Mesa’s average assisted living costs are just $25 less than the overall Arizona average of $4,000 and $525 less than the national average of $4,500. Assisted living costs are highest in Northern Arizona, with those in Flagstaff paying the most at $5,000 per month, while assisted living facilities in Prescott average $4,500. Residents of assisted living communities in Yuma pay the lowest monthly average at $3,800 per month, while their counterparts in Tucson pay $50 more for assisted living than the Arizona average at $4,050. 

  • Mesa: $3,975
  • Arizona: $4,000
  • United States: $4,500
  • Flagstaff: $5,000
  • Prescott: $4,500
  • Yuma: $3,800
  • Tucson: $4,050

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care in Mesa, AZ

Home care in Mesa is more expensive than the average assisted living facility. Providers of in-home services typically charge $5,958 per month for both in-home care and home health care. The cost of adult day health care is lower at $2,167, while nursing home care is more expensive than the rest at $6,418 for a semiprivate room and $7,908 for private accommodations. 

  • In-Home Care: $5,958
  • Home Health Care: $5,958
  • Adult Day Health Care: $2,167
  • Assisted Living Facility: $3,975
  • Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room): $6,418
  • Nursing Home Facility (private room) $7,908

Note:Data for Mesa was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Phoenix, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Mesa, AZ

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Other Ways To Pay for Assisted Living in Mesa, AZ

Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For additional information and planning, read our comprehensive guide to paying for senior care in Arizona.

Free Resources for Seniors in Mesa, AZ

Mesa seniors have a variety of resources available to them to help them find assisted living facilities that suit their individual needs and preferences, engage with their community and remain healthy and active.




Area Agency on Aging, Region One (888) 264-2258 Area Agency on Aging, Region One, provides residents of Mesa and surrounding communities with services and referrals designed to help older adults retain independence and enjoy a good quality of life. The agency offers case management and a variety of Healthy Living classes and workshops and has a comprehensive resource guide. There’s also a 24/7 senior helpline that can be accessed at (602) 264-4357.
Aster Senior Center (480) 964-9014 Aster Senior Center provides activities, opportunities for social interaction and information about local services for seniors to those aged 60 and over. Activities include movies, dances, fitness classes, arts and crafts, card and board games, clubs, bingo and support groups. A hot, nutritious lunch is served every weekday at 11:30 a.m. Other services include workshops on managing chronic health conditions, needs assessment and a food supplement program. 
24 Hour Senior Helpline

(602) 264-4357 (HELP)

The 24-Hour Senior Helpline provides seniors and their loved ones with assistance with a variety of age-related issues. The highly trained staff answers questions about long-term care options, senior centers, legal assistance, support groups and a range of other topics. This helpline also provides referrals to relevant community-based programs and services at local, state and federal levels. 
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)

(602) 417-4000

Those who meet certain guidelines, including income limits, may be eligible for assistance paying some of the costs of assisted living through ALTS. The program is available to those aged 65 and over who require a nursing home level of care, but it’s not required that they reside in a nursing home. Many choose to remain in their own homes or in assisted living facilities. 
AZ Care Check


Seniors and their loved ones who are exploring assisted living facilities can research them through AZ Care Check. Administered by the Arizona Department of Health Services, AZ Care Check is an online searchable database with information about deficiencies found in individual facilities. 

Rules and Regulations for Assisted Living Facilities in Mesa, AZ

Rules and Regulations for Assisted Living Facilities in Mesa, AZ

Assisted Living Communities in Mesa are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined by the state. For an overview of those rules and regulations, see the information below. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.

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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Mesa, AZ

Assisted Living of Mesa

Assisted Living of Mesa is a family-style community located on a quiet residential street near shops and medical services. There is an enclosed yard complete with lush shade trees and a comfortable patio, and common areas are bright and welcoming. Resident accommodation includes shared and private rooms, and the shared bathrooms are equipped with safety bars, raised toilets and roll-in showers. 

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Mariposa Point of Mesa

Mariposa Point of Mesa is a warm, welcoming community located close to the Mountain Vista Medical Center, Skyline Aquatic Center and multiple restaurants. This facility offers a variety of private suites ranging in size from cozy studios to spacious companion and two-bedroom suites, each with private barrier-free bathrooms and plenty of en-suite storage. Residents can stroll along the level outdoor paths, get pampered in the hair salon and spa, and stay connected in the Internet lounge. 

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Visions Senior Living at Mesa

Visions Senior Living at Mesa is situated just a few miles from the Banner Heart Hospital, Abrazo Mesa Hospital and the Banner Gateway Medical Center. Residents at this welcoming, friendly facility enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing caring staff is available 24 hours a day, and regular wellness checks are performed by a licensed registered nurse. Laundry service is included, and special diets can be accommodated. 

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  • Cable television in every room
  • Scheduled transportation to local shopping centers

Brookdale Springs Mesa

Brookdale Springs Mesa is an upscale resort-inspired community with independent and assisted living services. Residents can spend their days relaxing in the stunning outdoor pool and hot tub, playing bingo or taking part in a guided exercise class. Banner Heart Hospital and Arbor Medical Center are just a few blocks away, and there is an on-site therapy room available for visiting medical practitioners. 

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  • Pet-friendly private suites
  • Private dining room for family celebrations and special events

Bella Vista Retirement Living

Bella Vista Retirement Living is a friendly, resort-style community equipped with a movie theater, a heated swimming pool, multiple games rooms and a hair salon. There is chauffeured transportation to local shops and medical centers, and every assisted living villa is equipped with a kitchen, a private bath and a separate bedroom. Seniors are encouraged to take advantage of the resident enrichment program, which includes daily fitness classes, escorted day trips to local attractions, art classes and seasonal celebrations. 

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Legacy Retirement Residence of Mesa

Conveniently located close to the Alta Mesa Golf Club and the Banner Baywood Hospital, Legacy Retirement Residence of Mesa is a modern assisted living and memory care community. The facility offers restaurant-style dining with three meals daily plus snacks, and weekly housekeeping and linen service. Seniors are encouraged to stay active by participating in daily social and recreational programs, strolling through the landscaped grounds and enjoying the on-site library, games room and fitness center. 

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Country Oaks

Seniors who prefer a small, home-like setting will feel right at home at Country Oaks. This comfortable 10-bed facility is located in the southwest area of Mesa in a quiet residential neighborhood, just a few blocks from the I-87. Residents can rest easy knowing that caring staff are always on duty, and licensed nurses are just a phone call away. Community volunteers provide companionship, and on-site beautician, dental, podiatry and home health services are available. 

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Brookdale Baywood

Situated close to the Banner Heart Hospital and the Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park, Brookdale Baywood is an assisted living and memory care community. This purpose-built facility is equipped with a variety of community amenities, including an arts and crafts studio, library, games room and beauty salon. There's a piano available for residents and guest suites for visiting family and friends. 

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Brookdale North Mesa

Located in the East Orangewood Estates neighborhood northeast of downtown Mesa, Brookdale North Mesa offers seniors easy access to coffee shops, parks and medical services. This compact, friendly community features a community kitchen, paved walking paths, therapeutic whirlpool and games room. Pets and welcome with prior approval, and internet access is available. The 24-hour security system helps keep residents safe, and staff members are always on-site and ready to lend a helping hand.

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Arbor Rose Senior Care

Arbor Rose Senior Care is a small, inviting assisted living and memory care community located close to the Banner Baywood Medical Center just north of I-60. Caring, compassionate staff are available around the clock, and residents have a wide variety of daily activities to choose from. Scheduled transportation to local shopping centers and medical clinics is provided, and basic cable and utilities are included. 

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  • Daily housekeeping and linen service
  • Studio suites are equipped with private, ADA-compliant bathrooms