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Page Reviewed / Updated – May 7, 2023
Surrounded by mountains, Sahuarita, AZ, is part of the greater Tucson metro area, lying about 15 miles south of Tucson proper. The year-round Green Valley Farmer’s Market is a great place to find local produce and crafts, while the Titan Missile Museum gives a fascinating insight into the Cold War history in the area.
Seniors account for 19.9% of Sahuarita’s population of 35,337, and can enjoy their retirement years in a warm, dry climate. While the average high temperatures from May to September are in the 90s and 100s, the mild winters trend in the high 60s and low 70s. The cost of living is close to the United States’ average, but health care costs are about 14.6% below the national average. Sahuarita is home to Northwest Medical Center, with plenty of other hospitals in nearby Tucson.
The 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey revealed that seniors in Sahuarita pay about $4,050 per month for assisted living. That’s $450 lower than the United States median monthly cost. This figure is only slightly higher than the average cost of assisted living throughout Arizona, which is $4,000.
Note: Data for Sahuarita was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Tucson, was used instead.
Explore our guide to the 10 best assisted living facilities in Sahuarita and see if any fit what you’re looking for.
Atria Campana Del Rio
Atria Campana Del Rio was included in our list because of their Engage Life program, which allows residents to help develop and lead programs based on their interests and passions. The community is situated right by the Rillito River and conveniently located near a variety of shops and restaurants for residents and family members to enjoy. Assisted living residents at Atria Campana Del Rio can choose from several floor plans, including studios and one- or two-bedroom apartments, all with kitchenettes and private bathrooms. Seniors can count on staff for discreet help with daily tasks such as self-administered medications (eye drops, nasal spray, etc.), personal grooming or getting to the dining room for a meal.
- Putting green
- Gardens for resident use
Brookdale Santa Catalina
Brookdale Santa Catalina is a pet-friendly community offering private assisted living apartments. Their 20-acre campus is located in the shadow of Mount Kimball about nine miles northeast of downtown Tucson, containing a dog park and plenty of walking paths along the landscaped grounds. Seniors can participate in planned activities and outings to local restaurants and attractions, and there's a room available to reserve for parties and dinners. We included Brookdale Santa Catalina in our list thanks to programs such as Brain Fit, which was designed to support residents' brain health and development as part of Brookdale's larger Optimum Life program.
- Heated therapy pool
- Secure, gated community
Sunrise at River Road
Sunrise at River Road is situated up the street from the river and just a short distance from Riverstone Medical Plaza. The staff works with seniors to develop a personalized service plan, which includes the resident's care needs and personal preferences, so each person receives the kind of individualized care they need. Residents can also enjoy laundry service and chef-prepared meals, leaving more free time to enjoy social programs. Companion suites are available so that married couples may enjoy their time at Sunrise together.
- On-staff nurse visits monthly
- Family engagement app
Fellowship Square Tucson
At Fellowship Square Tucson, a Christian care community, assisted living services are broken into two levels: personal care and supervisory care. Each one provides a slightly different level of help depending on each resident's needs, which are assessed prior to admission. The area surrounding the community contains art studios, cafes and a nearby public park, and seniors can choose a studio, one- or two-bedroom suite at either level of care. Bible study and chaplain services are offered here as well.
- Medication management and reminders
- Grocery pickup available
Cascades of Tucson
Conveniently located near St. Joseph's Hospital, Cascades of Tucson hosts a weekly clinic on-site where residents can consult with a nurse and have vitals checked. Assisted living apartments are available as one-bedrooms with one bathroom and an optional den, or two-bedrooms with two bathrooms. Weekly housekeeping services take laundry off residents' to-do lists, and besides the regular menu, the Flavor Flex dining program allows residents with physical or cognitive limitations to enjoy their favorite foods prepared in a way that works for their bodies and minds.
- Movie theater
- Fitness programs such as chair Zumba
Brookdale East Tucson
We included Brookdale East Tucson in this list because of signature programs such as Resident Technology, which teaches seniors how to use technology to stay in touch with loved ones. This pet-friendly community offers seniors a choice between a one-bedroom apartment with or without a kitchen. Daily check-ins help keep seniors safe and comfortable, and the on-site clinic makes it easy to get care when needed. Other on-site amenities such as a sports bar and pub provide opportunities for fun and socialization. Residents can also use the concierge service to get out into the neighborhood and explore shops and restaurants or the nearby Saguaro National Park.
- Optional delivery for personal care items
- Customizable meal plans for dietary needs
At Villa Hermosa in Tucson's Harold Bell Wright neighborhood, seniors can find one- and two-bedroom apartments, some with patios or balconies, in a community with caring staff and assistance with daily tasks and activities. A full fitness center is available for resident use, and the dance studio is a great place for self-expression. The community made our list because it offers many programs to participate in, such as the volunteer program with a local school where seniors can inspire young children with story time. Residents can choose from a rotating menu of chef-prepared meals and snacks in its Dine Your Way program.
- In-unit washer and dryer
- LifeLoop app to keep seniors in the know about what's happening in the community
The Country Club of La Cholla
The Country Club of La Cholla, located in the La Cholla Hills neighborhood near the Omni Tucson Golf Resort, has one- and two-bedroom assisted living suites, which may include private yards. Residents can take advantage of transportation services to appointments and events or enjoy a robust calendar of programs, including religious and spiritual services. Snacks and beverages are available to residents 24-7 in between restaurant-quality meals, and the fireside piano lounge provides a cozy place for seniors to spend time.
- Nearby therapy partners
Park Senior Villas - La Cañada
We chose to include Park Senior Villas because of the neighborhood-focused community design, complete with open courtyards for socializing, walking and relaxing. Park Senior Villa consists of 14 villas, each with 10 rooms and common areas. Residents can utilize the communal kitchen in their building and enjoy snacks anytime, and each building is staffed 24 hours a day. Residents can also contribute to their community by serving on Resident Council, and a licensed clinical care team is available to help seniors when needed.
- Pet/therapy animal visits
- Multi-sensory room
The Ranch Estates of Tucson
Situated near Northwest Medical Center and an international supermarket, Ranch Estates of Tucson offers studio and one-bedroom apartments in its assisted living community. The on-site spa gives seniors a space to relax and unwind, or they're welcome to take advantage of the putting green and fire pit outside in the courtyard before enjoying restaurant-style dining with their neighbors. Medication reminders and management, along with help with daily tasks like bathing and dressing, help seniors maintain their independence while getting the assistance they need.
- Fall detection system
- Pets welcome