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With a current population of approximately 750,000 seniors or approximately 12% of Arizona residents, the state is ranked right in the middle of the pack for availability of assisted living facilities, nursing homes and other senior living options. The senior population could spike in the coming years. With global warming (if you believe in it), the 8 million plus seniors in Florida and California may soon be searching for a safe retirement haven. They may be wanting to live where the weather is warm but not quite so life threatening. Arizona seems like an excellent option because it has warm weather AND low humidity which can makes for great senior living.
The cost of living index for Arizona is 105 compared to a national average of 100. Just slightly above the nationwide average, Arizona offers a lot of amenities at an average cost. With an excellent variety of outdoor recreational activities, the arts and entertainment, and many state-of-the-art health care facilities, Arizona is a great place for both independent and assisted living. Since many seniors enter an assisted living facility or nursing home after an unexpected health event such as an aneurysm, fall or stroke, many seniors prefer to live in an area that offers all the options (independent living, assisted living and nursing homes) all in one area. Long term or short, our directory of assisted living facilities includes reviews and other facts so that it may be used in conjunction with the governmental sites to get a greater picture about the quality of life at faculties in your desired area. We have also added a page for Tucson Alzheimer's Care.
Arizona Assisted Living Facilities Government Services
The Arizona Department of Health Services is responsible for all inspections of Arizona assisted living facilities. These inspections are performed on an annual basis and records are maintained at the Department of Health Services. You can contact them to request copies of an inspection report at 602-364-2639. You may also use this number for checking on complaints for a specific assisted living facility and for filing a complaint. Be prepared to share specifics about an incident and the personnel involved when reporting a complaint. In addition we hope that you will enter a review on this site to help other seniors in selecting an assisted living facility. Another important resource for dealing with assisted living facility complaints is your local Arizona Ombudsman. You can contact them at:
- Robert Nixon, State LTC Ombudsman
- AZ Aging & Adult Administration
- 1789 West Jefferson #950-A Phoenix, AZ 85007
- Phone: (602)542-6454 Fax: (602)542-6575
Make sure to minimize your list of potential Arizona assisted living facilities before you contact these government organizations for assistance.
This directory includes 2350 assisted living options for Arizona. Use the "Advance Search" to find the nearest 40 senior services based on your desired location or select a city and then choose a tab to see different types of senior care including nursing homes, Alzheimer's care centers, CCRCs, independent living, in-home and hospice care.
Here are the direct links to Flagstaff Nursing Homes, Lake Havasu City Nursing Homes, Phoenix Nursing Homes, Prescott Nursing Homes, Sierra Vista Nursing Homes, Tucson Nursing Homes, Yuma Nursing Homes, Tempe Nursing Homes, Scottsdale Nursing Homes, Glendale Nursing Homes, Mesa Nursing Homes, or use the advanced search and limit your results to Nursing Homes.