Assisted Living in Apache Junction, Arizona
Apache Junction is a suburb of Phoenix, AZ, situated in the foothills of the Superstition Mountains. Rich in Old West history and abundant scenic beauty, the community offers small-town friendliness and charm combined with easy access to Phoenix and other nearby communities for urban amenities. With hot summers and mild, pleasant winters, Apache Junction has a desert climate with significantly more sun and less precipitation than the national average.
Approximately 33% of Apache Junction’s overall population of slightly under 43,000 citizens are in the 65 and over group. With a median monthly cost of $3,700, assisted living facilities in Apache are good choices for seniors seeking a classic Sunbelt retirement experience at a lower-than-average price point. Pricing structures of individual facilities may vary, however, depending on variables such as their location within the community and the type and quality of the services and amenities offered.
Note: Data for Apache Junction was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Phoenix, was used instead.
Paying for Assisted Living in Apache Junction, Arizona
The Cost of Assisted Living in Apache Junction
At $3,700 per month, assisted living costs in Apache Junction are lower than the Arizona average of $3,900 and the national average of $4,300. Prices are higher in neighboring states, including California at $5,000, New Mexico at $4,050 and Colorado at $4,575, while costs in Nevada and Utah drop to $3,595 and $3,400 respectively.
Assisted living costs are lower than the national average throughout Arizona, with the exception of Flagstaff at $4,875 and Prescott at $4,450. Residents in Arizona’s southeastern corner in Sierra Vista pay $4,000, while their counterparts in the southwestern part of the state in Yuma pay an average of $4,025. Assisted living in Tuscon averages $4,075 per month. The least expensive costs are found in Lake Havasu City at $3,650
Apache Junction Assisted Living Financial Assistance
Those aged 65 and over who need a nursing home level of care but would prefer to live in an assisted living facility may be able to receive assistance through the Arizona Long-Term Care System. Please see our Assisted Living in Arizona page for more information on this program, including eligibility requirements and how to apply.
Apache Junction Assisted Living Resources
|Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens
|As the Area Agency on Aging for Pinal and Gila Counties, the Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens provides services for those aged 60 and over residing in those counties. Services include insurance/benefits assistance, case management, senior nutrition programs and referrals to other local, state and federal agencies and organizations.
|Apache Junction Senior Center
|The Apache Junction Senior Center serves delicious and nutritious lunches daily. Although a donation is suggested, no one over 60 is turned away because of the inability to pay. Walk-ins are accepted on a space-available only basis, so it’s recommended that those wishing to dine make reservations, which are accepted up to 48 hours in advance. Other activities include fitness sessions, games, live entertainment, cards and socializing with peers over tea or coffee. Transportation options are available for those who need rides to and from the center.
|American Legion Apache Post #27
|Current and former U.S. Armed Forces members who have received honorable discharges are eligible for membership in the American Legion. Members may be able to receive emergency financial assistance as well as obtain assistance filling out the forms to apply for service-based benefits. The American Legion also offers volunteer projects and opportunities to socialize.
|Senior Connections Resource Guide
|Senior Connections Resource Guide is a comprehensive publication that lists local, state and federal resources to help senior citizens live better lives. The guide is funded through a joint effort of several local agencies, including the Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens and AARP in Arizona.
|Office of Arizona Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
|Vulnerable seniors living in long-term care facilities, including assisted living communities can access advocacy and investigative services through the Arizona Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program if they believe their rights are being violated. Trained volunteers provide free, confidential services. Families, friends and caregivers of seniors are also welcome to contact this office with questions and concerns.
Apache Junction Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
The Bureau of Residential Facilities Licensing regulates long-term care facilities in Arizona to ensure compliance with all relevant rules and regulations concerning their operations. Please see our Assisted Living in Arizona page for more information about these rules and regulations.