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Get Pricing & Availability for Assisted Living in Scottsdale, AZ

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Page Reviewed / Updated – July 07, 2022

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Scottsdale, AZ, a northeast suburb of Phoenix, makes an appealing retirement choice for seniors who enjoy warm weather, low humidity and rare rain. While Scottsdale’s overall cost of living is slightly higher than elsewhere in Arizona or the U.S., the reported monthly assisted living care expenses of $3,975 are lower.

In general, health care costs are approximately 18% lower in Scottsdale than elsewhere in the nation. City residents also see a small financial benefit from the city’s 4.2% income tax rate, which is slightly lower than the U.S. average of 4.6%. Scottsdale’s city demographics reflect its senior appeal: Just under 25% of Scottsdale’s residents are 65 years of age or older, far above the U.S. average of 16.5%.

This guide compares costs for various types of long-term care in Scottsdale and looks at how its costs stack up against those of other Arizona cities. It also includes a list of financial resources for cost-conscious Scottsdale seniors.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Scottsdale, AZ

Scottsdale-area seniors pay an average of $3,975 a month for assisted living care, according to the annual Genworth Financial Cost of Care Survey.

The city’s cost for assisted living care is slightly under the Arizona average of $4,000 and $525 under the U.S. average of $4,500. Genworth reports that only one Arizona city has lower monthly costs for assisted living than Scottsdale —  Yuma, where the average monthly price is $3,800. Far to the south, Tucson carries a monthly expense of $4,050. The state’s prices for assisted living are highest in Flagstaff, where seniors can expect to pay $5,000 a month.

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

The Cost of Other Types of Care in Scottsdale, AZ

Some seniors find that adult day health care, which provides support only during traditional working hours, makes the best match for their situation; in Scottsdale, such care is notably cheaper than other options at $2,167 a month. Aging in place by hiring in-home care or home health care services costs an average of $5,958 a month. The most robust, and most expensive, options are nursing homes. Private rooms in such communities cost an average of $7,908 a month, while semiprivate lodging is $6,418 a month.

  • 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 Scottsdale was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Phoenix, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Scottsdale, AZ

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Other Ways To Pay for Assisted Living in Scottsdale, 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 Scottsdale, AZ

Various independent and government organizations support Scottsdale’s seniors with educational, social and legal programs that can help them pay for living costs and otherwise navigate their retirement years.




Via Linda Senior Center (VLSC) (480) 312-5810 Social games such as bridge and billiards, creative outlets such as art workshops and discussion groups on social issues affecting seniors are all part of the menu at the VLSC, one of two senior centers run by the city. The VLSC also contains a well-appointed exercise room with elliptical equipment, treadmills and other low-impact options. Scottsdale residents qualify for significantly discounted fees.
Region One Area Agency on Aging (602) 264- 4357 This government-mandated agency’s wide array of services includes its 24/7 Senior HELP Line, which functions as a central point for all information regarding elder-related support in Maricopa County. Through its ElderVention program, it also offers mental health support for seniors working through bereavement, depression, hoarding behavior and other common retirement-age issues.  
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute 

(602) 543-6440

This continuing education initiative from Arizona State University (ASU) allows seniors to take noncredit classes from ASU professors by paying low membership fees of $10 to $20 per semester instead of regular tuition. Adults aged 50 and up qualify.
Arizona Senior Citizens Law Project(ASCLP)

(602) 252-6710

This statewide nonprofit group provides some kinds of pro bono legal advice to Arizona residents aged 60 and up. ASCLP lawyers may be able to assist with legal issues regarding entitlement programs such as Medicare. They can also direct seniors to qualified private attorneys for help with legal problems outside the ASCLP’s scope, such as criminal cases.

Rules and Regulations for Assisted Living Facilities in Scottsdale, AZ

Assisted Living Communities in Scottsdale 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 Scottsdale, AZ

McDowell Village

Seniors at McDowell Village live in a vibrant community and spend their golden years without the burdens of homeownership. Housekeeping, linen service and apartment maintenance are included with fees. On campus, many different amenities contribute to an enjoyable living experience, such as a gym with a full-time fitness instructor, a movie theater complete with a popcorn machine and an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub. Outdoors, a private garden is available for residents. For the elderly who need a little extra help with daily living, staff are present to give a hand with mobility or lend discreet personal care assistance. 

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  • Skilled nursing staff present every day
  • Located just steps away from Granite Reef Senior Center

Brookdale North Scottsdale

We love the Brookdale properties because of the high level of professionalism from the staff, and the North Scottsdale facility is no exception. Guests are always welcome here, whether sharing a meal prepared by professional chefs or staying overnight. Other welcome companions include furry friends, such as a dog or cat. Outdoors, community walking paths are a peaceful place to enjoy fresh air, while indoors, cozy common areas are a popular place to gather for conversation or play a board game. Professional caretakers, staffed day and night, lend assistance for personal care and mobility, and individualized monitoring from a skilled nurse helps residents stay secure and healthy. 

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Sunrise of Scottsdale

Sunrise of Scottsdale is a lovely assisted living community with the capability for residents to age in place, with service that changes if seniors develop memory conditions or dementia. Attentive staff and care from an on-site nurse ensures residents are tended to and receive help with personal needs, including wellness checks and help with tasks of daily living. For health issues, medical support is provided by HonorHealth - Scottsdale Shea Medical Center. Nutrition is important, and to ensure that residents are eating well, the culinary staff at Sunrise prepares balanced meals with fresh ingredients. A full library has plenty of selections of books and movies. 

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The Retreat at Desert Cove

Retreat at Desert Cove deserves a spot on our list because of its luxurious common areas and beautiful private apartments that are specially designed for the needs of the elderly. The TV lounge features state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, and each apartment has a flat-panel TV for private entertainment.  For residents who need help with reminders or personal care, discreet assistance is available from trained caregivers. The community restaurant serves meals three times daily with snacks available anytime. For fun, The Retreat offers many different activities, including fitness classes and book clubs. 

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  • Private bedrooms with en suite baths
  • Garden for residents to plant flowers and herbs

Andara A Cadence Community

There's a commitment to helping residents enjoy their best life at Andara, and it begins with the positive, thoughtful staff, which is why this assisted living is part of our top 10. Mealtime is a favorite part of the day here with seasonal dishes and a regular menu of hearty favorites. Health for the elderly doesn't stop with nutrition. Fitness classes in the community gym and a large outdoor patio for walks help residents retain their mobility. Fun activities, such as arts and crafts, bingo or happy hour, at Josephine’s Piano Lounge and Patio, facilitate socialization and relationship building. 

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The Springs of Scottsdale

This assisted living facility is on our list because of the smart, easily-navigated design of each private apartment and on-site amenities that enhance each resident's life. Seniors have the option to join a morning water aerobics class or participate in a chair-yoga class or workout solo. The all-day-dining community restaurant has plenty of options to choose from to appeal to various tastes. Social programs, including devotional services, book clubs and Wii sports, are scheduled throughout the day. This is an all-inclusive facility, with housekeeping services and laundry provided. 

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  • Large pool with grab bars for resident safety
  • Located in the heart of Historic Downtown Scottsdale

Belmont Village Scottsdale

Belmont Village is a luxurious, apartment-style living community for seniors, centering around a pool and courtyard with a covered patio, which is an inviting space to take in the warm Scottsdale sun. Each apartment is equipped with a kitchenette, and housekeeping and maintenance are included. Licensed caregivers are staffed 24/7 to help residents with medication, mobility and personal care tasks. Guests are welcome to join a loved one to enjoy a freshly prepared meal in the dining room. Regularly scheduled transportation is provided. 

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  • On-site beauty and barbershop help residents to look their best without leaving home
  • Party space available for private celebrations

Modern Care Assisted Living

Seniors at Modern Care receive full-time caregiver support and access to an on-call licensed nurse or doctor, and the high caregiver to resident ratio ensures that each person's needs are met quickly. Everyone here has a personal care plan that can include physical or occupational therapy, medication management and insulin supervision. The culinary team plans meals intended to be both nutritious and delicious. The building is located in a quiet residential area with sidewalks for strolling with friends, and different activities are planned each day to enhance the lives of each resident and encourage socialization. The common areas are furnished to allow those with mobility limitations ease of access. 

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  • Apartments tailored for assisted living
  • Cable TV and internet access in each dwelling

Oakmont Assisted Living

Oakmont, a luxurious senior care home, is included on our top-10 list because of its small, intimate setting and homelike qualities. Each private apartment or companion suite is spacious, with large windows and bathrooms designed with safety in mind. The private courtyard has shady seating, a peaceful fountain and a spacious area to relax or play with a pet. The cozy TV lounge is a popular spot for movie marathons. Personal care plans are tailored to each individual's needs and wants right down to favorite dishes and personal care assistance needed. Seniors here can age in place with adjustments to their supervision if they need memory care. 

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Desert Flower Assisted Living

Residents at Desert Flower can choose to fill their days with many different activities, including fitness classes, live music and group performances, attending lectures or discussions and taking cooking classes. For those who wish to simply relax in solitude, there are plenty of inviting spaces, from a patio and garden to comfortable easy chairs. Three meals are served in the dining room each day, or residents may choose to prepare their own food in their apartment kitchenettes. Resident parking is provided as well as transportation for errands or medical appointments. Guests are welcome to stay overnight and enjoy a meal with their loved ones. 

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