Assisted Living in Queen Creek, Arizona
Queen Creek, an attractive suburb of Phoenix that sits in both Maricopa and Pinal counties, is home to over 59,000 people, 9.8% of whom are aged 65 and older. Seniors living in Queen Creek enjoy a dry desert climate, with very warm summers, comfortable winters with no snow and an average of 300 sunny days per year. In addition to its many historical and cultural sites, Queen Creek provides residents with scenic views of the San Tan and Superstition Mountains and a community senior program that offers older residents a variety of opportunities for socialization. With its lower-than-average crime rates, accessible health care facilities and local paramedic services, Queen Creek offers seniors a retirement destination where their needs for security and vital medical services can be met.
The average monthly cost for assisted living in Queen Creek is $3,700. That amount may vary, however, depending on where a facility is located and the scope of amenities and services provided.
Paying for Assisted Living in Queen Creek, Arizona
The Cost of Assisted Living in Queen Creek
Assisted living costs in Queen Creek are $200 less than the statewide average of $3,900 and $600 lower than the national median. Nevada ($3,595) and Utah ($3,400) offer seniors more affordable assisted living, with respective average prices $105 and $300 less than in Queen Creek, while New Mexico ($4,050) and California ($5,000) are more expensive.
Costs for assisted living in cities near Queen Creek tend to be pricier. Seniors living in Prescott Valley pay an average of $4,450 or $750 more per month than residents of Queen Creek. Prices in Tucson ($4,075), Yuma ($4,025) and Sierra Vista ($4,000) are also higher. The town of Lake Havasu has lower monthly costs for assisted living, at $3,650 per month.
Note: Data for Queen Creek was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Phoenix, was used instead.
Queen Creek Assisted Living Financial Assistance
The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) is the state’s Medicaid program that helps eligible seniors pay for assisted living through a managed care system known as the Arizona Long Term Care System (ALCS). Applicants must meet certain income and asset limits to qualify for benefits and services in an assisted living facility.
Learn more about the ALCS, including who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Arizona page.
Queen Creek Assisted Living Resources
|Area Agency on Aging, Region One||(888) 264-2258||This nonprofit organization develops, funds and coordinates programs and services for seniors in Maricopa County. Among its many services, the AAA provides seniors with Medicare benefits assistance, legal assistance, long-term care ombudsman services and the ElderVention program, which addresses older adults’ mental health and wellness through counseling, support groups and education.|
|Area Agency on Aging, Region Five||(800) 293-9393||The Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens (PGCSC) serves Queen Creek seniors living in Pinal County. The foundation manages a number of senior centers and delivers healthy meals for the centers’ congregate lunch programs. PGCSC also provides a resource guide to older adults and their caregivers. |
|2-1-1 Arizona||Dial 2-1-1 within Arizona or (877) 211-8661 from anywhere||2-1-1 Arizona is a nonprofit referral service program operating 24 hours a day to direct seniors to resources they require. Through 2-1-1, seniors can seek help with disability services, physical and mental health care, supportive services, legal assistance, nutritional needs, and tribal and veterans services.|
|Queen Creek Senior Program||(480) 358-3000||This free senior program meets one morning a week. Seniors can engage in social opportunities, access medical screenings and take part in fun activities that include games, educational presentations and snacks.|
|Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services ||(602) 255-3373||The Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services has dedicated benefits counselors available to help senior veterans and their surviving spouses and dependents access the benefits they’re entitled to. Help is available with applying for VA survivors’ benefits, pensions and Aid and Attendance pension supplements, which can be put toward the cost of assisted living care. |
Queen Creek Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
The Arizona Department of Health Services oversees the licensing and regulation of assisted living facilities in Queen Creek through the Division of Licensing Services, which also monitors assisted living facilities through annual inspections. Visit our Assisted Living in Arizona page for more information about these laws.