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Assisted Living Overview

Bellow is our summary of Assisted Living options. Speak with your Care Advocate regarding your specific needs.

At the time of this writing there are 2,078 licensed assisted living providers in the state of Arizona. In just Maricopa county there are 1,529 licensed providers. Of the 2,078 total providers in Arizona, 300 assisted living facilities are licensed as “Centers” with the remaining 1,778 licensed as “Homes”.

From a licensing and regulatory perspective there is only one difference between an Assisted Living Center and an Assisted Living Home. An Assisted Living Center is licensed for 10+ residents at their facility and an Assisted Living Home is licensed for 10 or fewer.

Assisted Living Centers tend to be on large campuses. The living units are like apartments, generally setup like a studio apartment, but can be multi-bedroom apartments. The average number of residents these centers are licensed for is 82. The large number of residents creates more opportunity for socialization among residents. The average cost of care at these facilities runs from $3,000/month to $10,000+/month. Generally, each resident has their own private room, but this may not always be the case, many times residents who use ALTCS to pay for their care may have a shared room.

Assisted Living Homes are almost always in single family homes in residential neighborhoods. The average number of residents these homes are licensed for is 8. The smaller number of residents lends itself to higher caregiver-to-resident ratios. While a center may have one caregiver for every 10 to 15 residents. A home may have one caregiver for every 4-5 residents. The higher caregiver to resident ratio of homes makes them an ideal choice for those needing a higher level of care. Typically, each resident has their own room, but depending on budget may share a room with another residents. The average cost of care at these facilities runs from $1,500/month to $5,000+/month.

Assisted Living Centers and Homes provide their residents with assistance in their Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s) and their Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL’s).

ADL’s are generally understood to be:

  • Functional Mobility
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Showering and/or Bathing
  • Toileting
  • Dressing
  • Self-feeding

IADL’s include, but are not limited to:

  • Housekeeping, laundry and other home chores
  • Money Management
  • Meal Preparation
  • Moving/Changing Residences
  • Shopping for groceries and other necessities
  • Medication management (note: Most independent living communities will require residents to contract out to third parties for medication management services)
  • Using the telephone or computer

Below is truncated check-list our Care Advocates go through when helping you select the best Assisted Living facility.

  • Initial Care Needs Assessment

  • Screen For Financial Benefits

  • Explore Preferences

  • Define Budget

  • Present Initial Findings

  • Review Initial Findings and Select 3 Top Picks

  • Tour Top Pics with Client or Client Representative

  • Assist with Move Into Final Selection

While receiving in-home care is preferred by many, the need for 24/7 care or financial limitations don’t allow for in-home care as an option. In those cases, Assisted Living is a great option for many.

If you are unclear on which Assisted Living setting is best, speak with your Care Advocate.



Read our CareWise testimonials from clients who have been where you are now. Our services will give you peace of mind too.

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I could not be happier with the services provided by CareWise. Genevieve was incredibly professional and kind during the process of finding a home that could give the attention necessary for my brothers needs. Just having someone who would LISTEN to our needs took so much pressure off.


Patrick and Genevieve have worked tirelessly and with great expertise to help me find and vet the right facility for my mother. They have a broad and deep knowledge of the facilities in the greater Scottsdale area and have helped me with hundreds of details and important information about each of the choices I reviewed.


My elderly brother needed a new living arrangement after he convalesced following a hospital stay. My nephew connected with Patrick and Genevieve through the hospital and we could not have found the perfect place for my brother without them. There are so many options in the Phoenix area that none of us had the time to figure out what place would be best for him. The experience was great and they are both very caring and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend them if a family was in need of finding the perfect place for a family member.



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