Assisted Living in Tempe, Arizona
Arizona has long been a mecca for retirees who enjoy a great climate, a vibrant arts and culture scene and access to outdoor activities. There are approximately 100 golf courses in the Tempe area, and golfers can enjoy year-round play because of the climate, although they may have to schedule their games first thing in the morning during midsummer. July highs average 104 degrees, and winter lows are in the high 40s. Tempe receives an average of 300 sunny days per year, and with only 9 inches of rain per year, it’s an ideal spot for those who like it dry and sunny. Tempe Town Lake provides plenty of opportunities for water sports and picnicking.
Monthly assisted living costs in Tempe average $3,500 per month, although prices of individual facilities vary depending on location, services and amenities. Those aged 65 and over make up 10% of Tempe’s population of approximately 195,805.
Note:Data for Tempe was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Phoenix, was used instead.
Paying for Assisted Living in Tempe, Arizona
The Cost of Assisted Living in Tempe
At an average of $3,500 per month, assisted living costs in Tempe are slightly lower than the Arizona state average of $3,750. Tempe residents pay $551 less per month than the national average of $4,051. Costs are lower in the nearby states of Utah and Nevada at $3,400, but assisted living residents in Arizona’s neighbor to the west, California, pay an average of $1,000 more at $4,500. New Mexico residents also pay higher costs at $4,100 per month.
Monthly assisted living prices are higher in other Arizona communities than in Tempe. Tucson residents pay an average of $4,410, while their neighbors in Sierra Vista pay $4,410. Moving north, the average cost of assisted living in Lake Havasu is $4,000, while their counterparts in Prescott pay $3,790. The Northern Arizona community of Flagstaff has the highest median assisted living cost at $5,000 per month.
Tempe Assisted Living Financial Assistance
The Arizona Long Term Care System operates under the umbrella of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, which administers Arizona’s Medicaid program. Low-income seniors aged 65 and over may be eligible for some supporting services designed for those who need a nursing home level of care but prefer to remain in their own homes or in assisted living communities.
Tempe Assisted Living Resources
|Area Agency on Aging, Region One||(888) 264-4357||The Area Agency on Aging, Region One, provides Maricopa County seniors, their families and caregivers with a variety of resources designed to promote a good quality of life. Examples of its services include referrals to appropriate agencies, assistance navigating initial Medicare forms, health and wellness classes and support for caregivers and family of seniors. The agency maintains a 24-hour senior helpline and a long-term care ombudsman. |
|Tempe Neighbors Helping Neighbors||(480) 381-8336||The Tempe Neighbors Helping Neighbors program connects seniors in need with others in the community who are able to lend a hand by providing rides to doctor appointments and grocery stores, helping care for pets and or simply paying friendly visits. |
|City of Tempe Senior Services||(480) 350-4311||The City of Tempe operates four senior centers that offer a variety of programs for citizens aged 50 and over. The centers include Dennis J. Cahill Senior Center, Escalante Community Center, North Tempe Multi-Generational Center and Pyle Adult Recreation Center. Seniors can participate in book clubs and crafting circles, take classes in a variety of subjects, enjoy a meal with others or simply relax and socialize with a cup of coffee or tea. |
|Tempe Community Action Agency||(480) 422-8922||The Tempe Community Action Agency provides safe, reliable transportation to and from local senior centers. The organization also hosts group outings to community events and areas of interest. |
|American Legion Post 2||(480) 967-2968||Veterans and their families can receive help navigating the application process for benefits, socialize with other military families in Kilroy’s Bar and receive emergency financial assistance at the American Legion. This organization also provides plenty of opportunities for volunteering. |
Tempe Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
The responsibility for overseeing assisted living facilities in Arizona and ensuring their compliance with all applicable laws and regulations lies with the Bureau of Residential Facilities Licensing. See our Assisted Living in Arizona page for more information on regulations and laws.