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3 Reasons Assisted Living in Arizona Is a Great Idea

Arizona is well-known for its warm and dry climate and its picturesque landscapes.

Arizona is well-known for its warm and dry climate and its picturesque landscapes. It’s hard to imagine a more idyllic place to spend one’s golden years. While some seniors may be able to live independently, others may require some type of assistance. Assisted living communities offer 24/7 personalized care — such as assistance with medication management, housekeeping and laundry services, and an emergency alert system — all while providing residents with their privacy and independence. Below are three perfect reasons to call Arizona your home when seeking assisted living:

The Location

Known as the Grand Canyon State, Arizona has some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the United States. From snow-capped mountains to fields of cacti, it’s no surprise why many seniors choose to seek assisted living options in Arizona. A wide range of colors and contours are visible throughout the state, adding to the already pleasant atmosphere. Even during the winter months, Arizona has an average low of 40 degrees with the average high in the 70s. While many areas of Arizona are warm and dry most of the year, the northern region of the state is known for its cooler temps and crisp nights. No matter what your preference, Arizona has a variety of climates suited for all.


When looking at any assisted living community, it is important to evaluate what you are getting for the price you are paying. In general, there are separate rates for the rooms and the levels of care required based on an individual’s needs. Typically, the following services are included in an assisted living community:
  • Up to three meals per day
  • Scheduled transportation
  • Housekeeping and laundry services
  • 24/7 emergency alert and monitoring systems including resident pendants
  • Activities calendar
As one of the most tax-friendly states, Arizona exempts Social Security benefits from state income taxes, making it an ideal location for seniors to search for an assisted living community. A cost of care survey in 2021 showed that assisted living in Arizona cost an average of $4,000 per month, $500 less than the national median. Some states, such as California, averaged $5,250 per month. Regardless of tax benefits and national medians, the Arizona Long Term Care Services (ALTCS) may offer additional financial assistance for eligible individuals by covering medical and personal care expenses for residents in assisted living communities. Eligibility for this program is an important consideration when searching for the community that’s right for you.

Homelike Atmosphere

The picturesque landscapes and affordability help make Arizona the perfect place for experiencing a homelike atmosphere. Assisted living communities offer plenty of communal areas for socialization but also offer privacy and security when needed. Amenities such as on-site cafes, beauty salons, and movie theaters, offer seniors in assisted living communities with the luxuries of home while receiving the assistance they may need. Whether you’re looking for assisted living options for yourself or an aged parent, friend, or relative, Solterra Senior Living is here to help you every step of the way. Book a tour of one of our communities today!