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Page Reviewed / Updated – August 08, 2020

The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Mesa, AZ

Located just 20 miles east of Phoenix in Maricopa County, Mesa is a popular retirement destination among seniors seeking a hot, dry climate that’s free from frigid weather and humidity. Of the approximately 439,000 full-time residents in Mesa, 16% are aged 65 or older, which means there are plenty of social groups and activities geared towards seniors. 

Mesa is home to a number of world-class hospitals and medical facilities including the Banner Heart Hospital and the Mountain Vista Medical Center. There is a vibrant arts and cultural scene here, and the Mesa Arts Center hosts a variety of musicians, performers and theatre productions each year. 

Note: Cost of care information was not available for Mesa, so data from the nearest city, Phoenix, was used. 

In this guide, you’ll find information on the top 10 assisted living facilities in Mesa, AZ. Additionally, find out more about the cost of assisted living in Mesa and what financial assistance programs are available.

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

The Cost of Senior Living and Care in Mesa

The cost of senior living in Mesa, AZ, is broadly similar to the average in most categories of expense across the rest of the state, though the specific monthly prices for most kinds of care are slightly higher in Mesa in all categories than elsewhere in Arizona. Some parts of the state, such as Tucson and Flagstaff, can be more expensive than Mesa and the surrounding Phoenix area, though this is not consistently the case and both of these areas offer more affordable service for some levels of senior care, according to the 2018 Genworth Cost of Care Survey.

Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available for Mesa, so the data for the closest city, Phoenix, was used.

How much does Assisted Living Cost in Mesa?

Assisted living in Mesa costs an average of $3,850 a month. This is near the high end of the average cost across six other Arizona cities for which prices are available. Exceptions to the generally lower cost for assisted living in other cities are Tucson and Flagstaff, where assisted living runs $4,044 and $5,098 a month, respectively.

How much does Home Care Cost in Mesa?

Mesa is one of the more expensive places in Arizona for home care costs. Home care in Mesa costs an average of $4,767 a month. This is significantly higher than the next highest major city in the state, Tucson, where costs for home care average of $4,576 a month, nearly $200 less. The least expensive major cities in Arizona for in-home senior care are Yuma and Sierra Vista, which each average $3,718 a month.

How much does Adult Day Care Cost in Mesa?

Adult day care costs an average of $2,167 a month in Mesa, which is the highest price among the cities surveyed. Two other cities in the survey, Prescott and Tucson, both cost an average of $1,733 a month. The most affordable city in Arizona for which numbers are available is Yuma, and it costs just $1,625 a month, $542 less than Mesa.

How much does Nursing Home Costs in Mesa?

Skilled nursing in Mesa costs an average of $6,540 a month for a semi-private room. Similar accommodations in Flagstaff can cost as much as $7,832 a month, the highest average for any surveyed Arizona city. Lake Havasu City is the most affordable city in the Arizona survey, at just $6,083 a month for a semi-private room in a skilled nursing facility. This is close to Mesa’s cost, but still $457 less per month.

Financial Assistance Programs in Mesa

Medicaid Program in Mesa

In Arizona, the program is known as the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS). This is structured as a managed care plan that operates in the same way as a private HMO. 

Long-term senior care is one of the benefits Medicaid covers for its recipients. In Arizona, seniors and adults with disabilities may get all or some of the costs of residential care covered through the Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS). This program, which operates apart from the main AHCCCS system and has a separate application, helps manage the cost of several types of care, including:

  • Home nursing
  • Meal delivery
  • Durable medical equipment

ALTCS services are for seniors in adult day care, living at home or in a nursing care facility. The program allows self-directed attendant care and offers help paying for residential and in-home care, as well as covering some of the costs of care, such as disposable medical items and other recurring costs. The program also offers eldercare classes for caregivers and referrals for respite care as needed. To apply, call (602) 542-0419.

To be eligible for Arizona’s Medicaid benefits, seniors in Mesa must have assets valued at no more than $2,000 for individuals or $3,000 for married couples. A single car is allowed and does not count toward this limit, along with a primary home worth up to $572,000. Any value in the house above that is counted against the applicant’s asset maximum. Medicaid recipients in Mesa are allowed to earn some money each month, and the maximum limit varies based on the recipient’s living conditions and needs, but the general rule is that some benefits are available for most applicants making less than 300 percent of the federal poverty line, or $2,250 in 2018.

Other Financial Assistance Programs

National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP)

This national program is administered in Arizona collaboratively by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the Area Agencies on Aging. It is designed to provide respite services to caregivers so they can rest and take care of their own needs. The program gives caregivers several respite options from which to choose, including Adult Day Care or  in-home care provided by an agency or someone the caregiver knows well, such as a neighbor, friend or family member. Caregiver support groups are also included in this program. To learn more about NFCSP, access our caregiver support guide.To sign up, call (888) 264-2258, the Area Agency on Aging, Region One.

Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)

In Maricopa County, the Senior Adult Independent Living Program (SAIL) is part of the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)Program and is designed to help adults aged 60 and over and adults of all ages who have a disability to live independently in their own home. A case manager from SAIL will visit a senior’s home to determine the type of services needed and then coordinate those services through various agencies. Services include home-delivered meals, personal care, nursing care, home repairs, and adult day health care. The Area Agency on Aging, Region One, has set up a 24-hour Senior Help Line for all referrals to SAIL: (602) 264-4357.

More Senior Living Resources in Mesa


Phone Number


City of Mesa Housing Authority

(480) 644-3536

The City of Mesa Housing Authority operates under the direction of the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, and it connects seniors and other Mesa residents in need with low-cost public housing. Assistance is through rental and private property vouchers, along with inspection and referral services to find safe, affordable residences for area seniors.

Chandler Housing & Redevelopment Division

(480) 782-3200

The Chandler Housing and Redevelopment Division is a federally funded local housing services agency that develops and helps pay for the cost of safe, comfortable low-income housing in the south metro Phoenix area, which includes the communities of Chandler and Mesa. In addition to public housing vouchers, the division keeps a current listing of low-cost local housing and refers interested applicants to property management and rental homeowners in the area.

Maricopa County Salvation Army

(602) 553-0988

The Salvation Army operates multiple centers in Maricopa County, including branches in Mesa and Tempe, as well as several other locations in and around the southern edge of the Phoenix metro area where Mesa is located. Seniors in Mesa can get help from the Salvation Army for several financial needs, including free food, emergency rent payment assistance, utility bill assistance, transportation vouchers for low-cost travel services and holiday gifts for loved ones.

Concerned Citizens for Community Health (CCCH)

(480) 312-2323

CCCH is a Scottsdale-based nonprofit that provides rent assistance and help with utility bills.

Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program

(480) 644-3536

The Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program is a federally funded program administered by the city of Mesa that helps prevent evictions and may provide rental assistance to seniors who live independently. The program also operates homeless shelters and helps rapidly rehouse seniors who need a place to stay.

Maricopa County Community Action Program (CAP)

(602) 506-3011

Maricopa County operates the Community Action Plan for seniors whose housing is at risk or who face high barriers to moving into a new home. This program offers help with emergency rent payments to prevent evictions, some mortgage assistance to prevent foreclosure or evictions from private homes and cash benefits to make utility deposits.

Tempe Community Action Agency

(480) 422-8922

Tempe Community Action Agency provides emergency assistance to Mesa seniors who need help with their housing and living expenses. The agency offers qualified seniors rent assistance, utility bill assistance, gasoline vouchers, vouchers for medical care and discount or free prescriptions, telephone bill assistance to prevent disconnections and weatherization assistance to help keep utility bills low.

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