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Page Reviewed / Updated – July 18, 2022

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Located in the Phoenix metro area, Surprise provides easy access to top medical facilities and assisted living communities. This city is slightly more expensive to live in than the typical Arizona city, with a cost of living that’s about 4% higher than the national average and 2% higher than the state average. However, local assisted living rates are very affordable at approximately $3,975 per month, which may make residential care a financially viable option for seniors. To help older adults afford care, local organizations, such as the Area Agency on Aging, provide options counseling and public benefits assistance.

This guide provides more information on assisted living in Surprise, including how care costs compare to rates in other cities and details on how older adults afford care when their retirement income isn’t enough. It also lists some state-mandated rules assisted living facilities follow and highlights some of the best assisted living facilities in the region.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Surprise, AZ

Assisted living rates in Surprise are competitive, with the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey reporting that residents pay an estimated $3,975 per month for services.  

Residential care costs in Surprise are consistent with the state median of $4,000 and several hundred dollars lower than the national average of $4,500. Local care costs are over $1,000 less than surveyed rates in Flagstaff, which average $5,000. In Prescott Valley, assisted living rates are consistent with the national median of $4,500, and in Tucson, fees are closer to Surprise’s average at $4,050. Yuma is the only surveyed city with lower assisted living rates than Surprise, with older adults paying $3,800 per month for care.  

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

The Cost of Other Types of Care in Surprise, AZ 

Assisted living is one of the cheapest long-term care options in Surprise, with facilities charging $3,975 for monthly services. Adult day health care is cheaper at $2,167 but doesn’t include living expenses, such as meals and housing. Those who access care in their own homes pay $5,958 for in-home care or home health care, and seniors in nursing homes pay $6,418 for shared rooms and $7,908 for private.

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Surprise, AZ

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

In Surprise, older adults receive support and assistance from several nonprofit organizations and government programs that help them navigate the system and find ways to pay for assisted living.




Area Agency on Aging, Region One  (888) 264-2258   Area Agency on Aging, Region One, is an independent nonprofit organization that delivers free and low-cost supportive services to those aged 60 and over, helping them maintain their independence and quality of life. It has a long-term care ombudsman program with trained advocates who help older adults in assisted living address complaints regarding the quality of care they receive, and the 24-Hour Senior HELP Line provides information and referral for resources in the community. Through its Benefits Assistance Program, seniors access comprehensive information on Medicare, and the agency collaborates with the Arizona Senior Citizens Law Project to provide civil legal advice and assistance.
Arizona State Health Insurance Assistance Program  (800) 432-4040   The Arizona State Health Insurance Assistance Program operates a free helpline that older adults can call for one-on-one help with navigating their Medicare benefits, choosing a Medigap or Medicare Advantage Plan and disputing denied health insurance claims. SHIP counselors can also help older adults learn how to recognize and protect themselves from Medicare fraud or waste. 
West Valley Veteran Success Center 

(623) 222-1600  

The West Valley Veteran Success Center is a partnership of five community organizations that help older veterans access the services and benefits they need. Through this program, veterans get assistance with navigating state and federal benefits that may help cover long-term care costs, such as pension programs, disability compensation and Aid and Attendance.
Surprise Senior Center 

(623) 222-1500 

The Surprise Senior Center is situated east of Gaines Park in the eastern region of Surprise and hosts activities and programs for those aged 60 and over. The center has a daily hot lunch program that serves healthy, nutritious meals at noon for a small donation. It also has a fitness center with modern exercise equipment, and it hosts daily activities, such as a walking club, table games, quilting and needlework clubs and craft classes.
Legal Aid of Arizona 

(480) 658-2552 

Legal Aid of Arizona has licensed legal professionals who help older adults with submitting applications and gathering supporting documents for public benefits that may help pay for assisted living services. The office can also assist with issues such as drafting simple wills and assigning powers of attorney.

Rules and Regulations for Assisted Living Facilities in Surprise, AZ

Assisted Living Communities in Surprise 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 Surprise, AZ

Solana at The Park

Solana at The Park is close to restaurants and shops for convenient shopping and residents can visit the Surprise Community Park, which is a serene setting for visits with family members. The facility offers assisted and independent living options, and seniors can choose from one or two-bedroom apartments with kitchenettes, or studios and companion suites are also available. From the water feature outside the entrance to a patio seating area with beautiful local plants, residents can find a peaceful place to relax or socialize

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Mariposa Point of Surprise

Mariposa Point of Surprise takes a holistic approach to exceptional care for its assisted living residents. The facility's Seven Dimensions of Wellness program incorporates services that strengthen seniors' physical, mental and emotional well-being, which is why Mariposa is in our list of top 10 assisted living facilities. From university courses to scheduled trips in town or a friendly billiard competition, residents have many options to socially engage and stay active. The restaurant-style dining room features nutritious meals, and residents can take advantage of an on-site salon, garden and patio seating.

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  • One or two-bedroom apartments, with studios and companion suites available
  • Pets allowed

Orchard Pointe

Orchard Pointe, located in Surprise, Arizona, is the home of the Wildlife World Zoo, which features an aquarium and shows that seniors can attend with family members. In the secured, spacious facility apartments are equipped with free Wi-Fi, emergency call systems and kitchenettes. Activities include music, yoga and cooking classes, while on-site amenities include a theater, fitness room, library and party space for socializing and special events. Caring staff help residents with medication management and tasks of daily living.

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  • Resident parking and transportation
  • Coffee shop and beauty/barbershop on-site

Chaparral Winds Retirement Community

Surrounded by mountains providing spectacular views, Chaparral Winds Retirement Community has assisted living, independent living and memory care services. Residents enjoy stress-free living in luxurious, spacious apartments on grounds landscaped with beautiful local plants. Shaded walkways and a large lap pool provide opportunities for residents to get active and are located inside a secure, gated community. Its experienced, compassionate staff and chef-prepared nutritious meal plans make Chaparral Winds one of the best assisted living facilities in Surprise.

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Kingswood Place

Kingswood Place is an assisted living facility located in the quiet Phoenix suburb of Surprise, Arizona, that provides compassionate care and assists with daily tasks such as hygiene, meal preparation and medication management. Residents receive individual care plans to maximize their independence, and a full-time registered nurse is always on-site to oversee care. Residents can relax over bingo or card and board games or watch movies is the TV room. Yoga and other fitness classes keep seniors moving, and pet therapy enables them to spend time with soft, furry buddies. There are two courtyards to enjoy the area's sunshine, and the facility sponsors trips to town for shopping, visits to the library and a local casino.

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Moonlight Manor

Moonlight Manor is located near Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center and a popular golf course. Each studio apartment has a private bathroom, and housekeeping and laundry services are provided. Seniors pursue their interests, such as socializing with friends on the secure courtyard or attending regularly scheduled activities. Transportation to medical appointments and off-site trips into town give residents plenty of opportunities to explore local shops and restaurants. Seniors celebrate birthdays and other milestones in the on-site party space and spruce up in the on-site salon. The caring staff treat seniors like family, and the innovative building design includes wide halls, grab bars and other safety features that put Moonlight Manor in our list of the top 10 assisted living facilities in the city.

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Amethyst Gardens

Amethyst Gardens is located near White Tank Mountain Regional Park, which has scenic views and campsites for adventurous seniors. The facility has helpful staff members that assist with daily tasks while respecting the residents dignity and independence. Seniors choose between one- and two-bedroom apartments where pets are welcome. Insightful lectures, cooking classes and walking trails provide ample opportunities to exercise the mind and body, and off-site activities to movie theaters and local attractions are a nice reprieve from daily routines. A well-equipped fitness room, yoga and gardening also keep residents fit.

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  • Music, billiards, games and arts and crafts
  • Computer room, TV room and outdoor pool

Atria Heritage Sun City

Atria Heritage Sun City is nearby Coronado and Asante Community parks where residents can stroll on paved walking paths and enjoy and off-site visits with family members. Seniors visit the beauty/barbershop for well-deserved pampering, and an on-site party space provides the perfect venue for birthday and holiday celebrations. Resident transportation ensures that seniors get to medical appointments and off-site trips to local restaurants, shopping and attractions. When the weather permits, the beautifully landscaped grounds include a garden and patio to enjoy the outdoors, and on hot days, residents cool off in the large, resort-style outdoor pool. There's also parking spaces for seniors who still drive.

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The Woodmark at Sun City

The Woodmark at Sun City features 24-hour staffing and personalized care plans for seniors who need assistance with the tasks of daily living, including medication management. Each resident has an emergency response system in their room, and scheduled transportation gets residents to appointments and local shopping destinations. Woodmark's Wellness Everyday and Brain Health University programs provide physical and mental fitness classes daily, earning it a spot in our top 10 facilities in the area. Fresh cuisine and a luxurious dining hall facilitate social interaction with friends. Housekeeping and laundry services are provided so seniors can enjoy the communities upscale amenities, such as the beauty/barber salon, or socialize with various activities, such as walking clubs and card games.

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  • All utilities and basic cable included
  • Individually controlled central air and heat in

The Mission at Agua Fria

The Mission at Agua Fria has four different floor plans for residents to choose from. Each apartment comes with its own bathroom with a walk-in, wheelchair accessible shower. There's plenty of closet space and each senior receives an emergency pendant for safety and assistance. To look their best, residents visit the beauty/barbershop, and weekly housekeeping keeps apartments tidy. Resident transportation takes seniors to a nearby shopping plaza with a movie theater and the facility also schedules off-site activities. Religious services are held in the community so residents can practice their faith.

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