Assisted Living in Glendale, Arizona
Glendale, Arizona’s seventh-largest city, has a population of over 250,000 people, 11.3% of whom are aged 65 and older. Seniors who choose to live in Glendale benefit from its sunny, dry climate, with average daytime temperatures ranging from 73 degrees during the mild winters to 98 in the summer months. The city offers numerous amenities, including a historic downtown filled with unique shops and eateries, museums to pique a variety of interests, championship golf courses, desert-themed botanical gardens and home games of the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals and NHL’s Arizona Coyotes. Glendale’s location also provides residents with easy access to outdoor activities in the surrounding Sonoran Desert and nearby Tonto National Forest.
Glendale offers retirees a choice of 53 assisted living facilities, and this type of senior care has an average cost of $3,500 per month, according to Genworth Financial’s 2019 Cost of Care Survey. The actual rates vary between facilities, based on the specific services and amenities provided.
Note: Data for Glendale was unavailable, so cost data for the nearest city, Phoenix, was used instead.
Paying for Assisted Living in Glendale, Arizona
The Cost of Assisted Living in Glendale
At $3,500, the monthly cost of assisted living in Glendale is $250 below the $3,750 state median for this type of care and $551 less than the U.S. average. According to Genworth Financial’s 2019 Cost of Care Survey, Arizona and Glendale offer more affordable assisted living than some neighboring states. Assisted living is more expensive in Colorado, New Mexico and California, where monthly rates average $4,095, $4,100 and $4,500, respectively. Seniors in Nevada and Utah pay $3,400 per month, which is slightly less than the average rate paid in Glendale.
Glendale is part of the Phoenix metropolitan area and shares the state capital’s $3,500 per month average cost for assisted living. The monthly rate here is comparable to the $3,475 paid in Yuma, but it is considerably lower than costs in other cities across the state. Glendale seniors save $290 over the $3,790 monthly rate in Prescott and almost $1,200 a month over the $4,695 average paid in Tucson. The savings are even more substantial when the rate for assisted living in Glendale is compared to the $5,000 average cost in Flagstaff.
Glendale Assisted Living Financial Assistance
The Arizona state Medicaid program, known as the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, provides seniors and adults with disabilities with financial assistance to cover the cost of assisted living through the Arizona Long-Term Care System. This managed care program is an entitlement of the AHCCCS and is designed to prevent premature nursing home admissions by allowing eligible seniors to receive long-term care and support services in a community setting, such as an assisted living facility.
To learn more about the ALTCS program and its benefits, eligibility criteria and application process, visit our Assisted Living in Arizona page.
Glendale Assisted Living Resources
|Glendale Adult Center||(623) 930-4321||The Glendale Adult Center offers an array of programs and activities designed to enhance the quality of life for local residents. The center features a computer lab, fitness center and card/game room. In addition to various support services, the center offers exercise and craft classes, shared-interest clubs, themed events and regularly scheduled guest talks on health, wellness and support topics. Glendale residents can join for a nominal quarterly membership fee, which is waived for anyone who has the SilverSneakers program as a health plan benefit.|
|Arizona Department Of Veterans’ Services||(602) 255-3373||Senior veterans in Glendale can contact the Arizona Department Of Veterans’ Services office in Phoenix to learn about available federal and state financial benefits that may help cover the cost of assisted living. The office’s trained staff can answer questions; clarify the eligibility requirements for pensions, disability benefits and top-up programs, such as VA Aid and Attendance: and assist veterans with filing applications and appeals.|
|Retired and Senior Volunteer Program – Caring Circles||(602) 264-2255||The RSVP program works in conjunction with Area Agency on Aging, Region One to offer rewarding volunteer opportunities to Glendale residents aged 55 and older. Through the AAA’s Caring Circles Program, RSVP volunteers provide support to homebound seniors awaiting formalized care.|
|City of Glendale Transit Services||(623) 930-2940||The City of Glendale’s Department of Transit Services offers several options to meet the unique transportation needs of senior residents. These include the reduced-fare Dial-A-Ride program, cost-free Glendale Urban Shuttle (GUS) bus service and taxi vouchers for those receiving physician-ordered medical and therapy treatments.|
|Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program||(602) 264-2255||Arizona’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program provides advocacy and support for residents of Glendale assisted living facilities. Volunteer ombudsmen monitor conditions in local long-term care facilities, advise residents of their rights and help them resolve problems related to their care and living conditions. These services are always confidential and free of charge.|
|Arizona Senior Citizens Law Project||(602) 252-6710||Low-income Glendale residents aged 60 and older can obtain free legal advice and assistance through the Arizona Senior Citizens Law Project. The project’s trained advocates and volunteer lawyers can help eligible seniors with various civil legal issues, including wills, probate, guardianship, government benefits and consumer protection concerns.|
Glendale Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted living communities in Glendale are overseen by the Arizona Department of Health Services’ Division of Public Health Licensing Services. The division enforces the state laws and regulations that outline the services facilities must provide, as well as the applicable admission guidelines, building requirements, health and safety standards and staff training and ratios. To learn more about these regulations, visit our Assisted Living in Arizona page.