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Page Reviewed / Updated – April 28, 2024

Glendale abides in Maricopa County, about 9 miles northwest of Phoenix, and houses 252,000 residents. Seniors aged 65 and older account for 12.8% of the population, resulting in the city offering numerous long-term care supports, including memory care. Genworth 2024 Cost of Care Survey reports a typical monthly cost for this type of care at $6,875, which is approximately 25% higher than assisted living’s median cost of $5,500 due to the increased level of care and responsibility required. Glendale’s dementia care costs align with the state median and nearly $200 over the U.S. estimate of $6,688 per month.

The Glendale area has 45 memory care communities, and Paying For Senior Care has selected 10 to feature in this guide. The following communities receive the most positive feedback from reviewers. Read on for detailed insights into the amenities, dementia care programming and overall living experiences at each community.

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

Glencroft Center for Modern Aging

Glencroft Center for Modern Aging operates a 40-acre continuum-of-care campus on the east side of Glendale. This nonprofit houses multiple neighborhoods that support seniors at varying stages of cognitive decline. Designed for those with mild to moderate memory loss and minimal clinical needs, Friendship House and Sarah's Place offer dementia care in secure, assisted living environments with common areas for gathering with loved ones. Seniors in advanced stages of dementia, who may also require 24/7 skilled nursing, reside in Purple Sage or Primrose Lane. Ensuring residents participate in engaged lives, ZoeLife's wellness programming schedules group and individual activities that complement seniors' abilities. Exercise classes aid balance and flexibility, while music therapy, such as hymn singing and drumming, enhances spirituality and creativity.

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Thunderbird Senior Living

Nestled in the heart of Glendale, Thunderbird Senior Living stands out as a premier destination for memory care based on its award-winning Apollo Program. Separated from the rest of the facility, the program operates in a secured setting with an outdoor garden area, a sunroom and verandas. Closed-circuit cameras and a gated perimeter offer an added layer of safety. Residents can enjoy all-inclusive restaurant-style dining, with dietitian-developed menus that ensure brain-healthy nutrition and help stimulate appetites. The community calendar includes a minimum of 12 activities each day geared toward mental stimulation, physical fitness and emotional well-being. Offerings include fitness classes, brain-power exercises, social events and creative arts projects.

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  • Professional housekeeping staff provide daily linens and personal laundry services
  • Medication management and administration

Inspira Arrowhead

Located conveniently near Route 101 and the Banner Health Center, Inspira Arrowhead offers memory care services tailored to the needs of seniors. Renowned for its personalized touch, Inspira Arrowhead groups seniors by similar abilities and service needs, fostering a nurturing environment for friendship and social engagement. With a choice of private studio and one-bedroom apartments, the design emphasizes ease of navigation and independence. Residents have access to a secure garden, inviting them to immerse in nature and engage in gardening. Beyond the comforts of home, the community boasts exclusive art, music and life-enrichment programs, encouraging seniors to explore new hobbies while enhancing cognitive functions.

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  • IN TUNE fitness program provides accessible activities to build strength and balance
  • Restaurant-style farm-to-table dining

MorningStar at Arrowhead

MorningStar at Arrowhead sits on the north side of Glendale, within minutes of Abrazo Arrowhead Hospital. The community earns recognition for Lavender Sky, its signature approach to memory care offered in the Reflections Neighborhood. This program emphasizes 24/7 personalized care, family involvement and life-affirming activities to assist seniors with memory impairment. Gentle chair yoga and morning walks promote physical well-being, while landscaped gardens offer relaxing spaces for reflection and nature appreciation. Life skill exercises such as flower arranging, painting and cooking demonstrations boost cognitive function and help prolong daily functioning. Through family orientation and support groups, the staff updates loved ones on residents’ needs and provides resources on dementia care. MorningStar’s care associates also encourage participation in aromatherapy to stimulate positive memories and enhance moods.

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Five Roses Adult Care Home III

Located near a full-service hospital, Five Roses Adult Care Home III provides a safe environment in which seniors experiencing memory loss conditions can live with dignity. Licensed caregivers with dementia expertise take time to uncover individual interests and encourage residents to share their wisdom. Staff also manages medications and provides personalized assistance with bathing, dressing and other activities of daily living, including diabetes management if needed. Hosted group activities such as painting, games and live music give residents daily opportunities to socialize and engage their minds. We're including this 10-bed community on our list because its limited capacity allows caregivers to form strong relationships with residents and cater to special requests.

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  • Private and shared rooms featuring 4K TVs with premium movie and sport channels
  • Transportation for medical appointments

Brookdale Arrowhead Ranch

Memory care at Brookdale Arrowhead Ranch focuses on creating a personalized experience for residents. Its Clare Bridge memory care program guides seniors through a gentle daily structure of six planned programs, ranging from music and art programs to brain games and fitness classes. Staff assists with tasks such as bathing, dressing and managing medications, taking special care to monitor seniors' mental wellness. The community's Solace program adds a level of support and sensory stimulation for residents with later stages of Alzheimer's. Secured entrances and exits allow residents to move freely and independently throughout community spaces, while the enclosed courtyards provide opportunities for gardening and outdoor sensory experiences.

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  • Consistent care assignments to build trust and familiarity
  • Residents are encouraged to decorate their rooms with personal furnishings and keepsakes

Brookdale North Glendale

Brookdale North Glendale provides the Clare Bridge memory care program. Its personalized service plans ensure each resident receives support tailored to their stage of cognitive decline, while consistent care assignments help provide a sense of familiarity between residents and their caregivers, reducing anxiety. Residents follow a schedule of six planned programs that give structure to their days. Individuals with later-stage diagnoses have additional time for personal care and enhanced sensory stimulation through music and aromatherapy. Designed to support independence, the community features extensive circular paths to activity areas, way-finding cues and familiar, homelike decor.

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BeeHive Homes of Arrowhead

Situated close to Arrowhead Towne Center and alongside Skunk Creek in Glendale, BeeHive Homes of Arrowhead provides customized memory care for seniors suffering from dementia. This community emphasizes positive experiences by catering to the unique cognitive needs and preferences of each senior. Staff conduct initial assessments to formulate personalized care plans, with frequent follow-ups to adapt to any changes in their conditions. For security, exterior doors remain locked around the clock, complemented by a surveillance system overseeing entry and exit points. Residents also enjoy access to a secure courtyard, offering opportunities for outdoor walks and gardening.

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  • Private suites with ADA-compliant bathrooms
  • Activities and games including quilting, bunko and regular mental fitness workouts

Terra Pointe Memory Care

As an advanced memory care community, Terra Pointe Memory Care takes a holistic approach to care that recognizes each resident's personal history while creating tailored service plans. The team includes Certified Dementia Practitioners (CDP) equipped with knowledge in dementia treatment strategies and techniques to provide tailored support while minimizing wandering and combative behaviors. Homelike common spaces allow residents to socialize freely, reducing feelings of loneliness, and feature open layouts to help curtail confusion. Residents enjoy time in nature within the secure courtyard area. The community's life engagement program comprises purpose-based activities to serve seniors' social, intellectual, physical and emotional needs, including supervised exercise programs, music, art classes and scheduled outings.

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  • SafelyYou AI-powered fall prevention system
  • iN2L interactive tablet-based activity system

Orchard Pointe at Arrowhead

We're including Orchard Pointe at Arrowhead in this list of top facilities for its personalized Portraits Memory Care program. Following Montessori principles, the program assigns distinct roles and daily routines to each resident, focusing on activities that maximize their current abilities and are relevant to their personal histories. Social and cognitively stimulating activities, such as games, music and crafts, help residents maintain a high level of engagement. Care plans reflect seniors' levels of need, providing assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming and eating, as well as managing medications, cueing and offering reminders. Staff receives special training under guidelines set by the Alzheimer’s Association of America.

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  • Private and companion suites offered
  • Nutritious daily meals and snacks available as desired