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Find the Best Assisted Living in Tucson, AZ

With 13.9% of Tucson residents being 65 or older, the city is a popular retirement destination. If you or your loved one needs help with daily tasks, medication management or other issues, assisted living is worth considering. We created this guide by comparing the local reviews and locations of 70 businesses and choosing eight favorites from the top assisted living facilities in Tucson.

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Elmcroft of River Centre
  • Offers assisted living and respite care
  • One related facility in Arizona
  • Available in Tucson
  • elmcroft.com
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Broadway Proper
  • Offers assisted living and independent living
  • One related facility in Arizona
  • Available in Tucson, Oro Valley and select states
  • leisurecare.com
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The Forum at Tucson
  • Offers assisted and independent living and memory care
  • One local facility
  • Available in Tucson
  • fivestarseniorliving.com
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The Country Club of La Cholla
  • Offers assisted living and independent living
  • One local facility
  • Available in Tucson
  • countrycluboflacholla.com
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Mountain View Retirement Village
  • Offers assisted living and independent living
  • One local facility
  • Available in Tucson
  • mountainviewretirement.com
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Copper Canyon
  • Offers assisted living
  • One local facility
  • Available in Tucson
  • sunshineretirementliving.com
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Sage Desert Assisted Living
  • Offers assisted living, memory care and respite care
  • One related facility in Arizona
  • Available in Tucson
  • milestoneretirement.com
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Crossroads Adult Care Homes
  • Offers assisted living
  • One local facility
  • Available in Tucson
  • crossroadsadultcare.com
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Benefits of assisted living in Tucson

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With its mild climate and gorgeous scenery, Tucson is often inviting to retirees. Thanks to the over 75,000 older people in Tucson, there are many safe, reputable assisted living communities to choose from, as well.

Assisted living facilities in Tucson are regulated by the Arizona Department of Health Services, which licenses communities and protects their residents from unsafe practices, but there are other reasons Tucson is a good place for assisted living.

Benefits of assisted living in Tucson:

  • Arizona does not tax Social Security benefits, so older adults on a fixed income have more cash to put toward assisted living or other expenses.
  • November through April is sunny and very mild in Tucson, so older adults can enjoy the outdoors safely.
  • Tucson’s public transportation system, Sun Tran, offers transit pass discounts for older residents.

How much does assisted living cost in Tucson?

The cost of assisted living in Tucson ranges from $3,100 to $4,700 per month. This price typically includes housing, meals, and basic services and amenities.

However, there are a lot of things that can increase or decrease assisted living prices. Some of the biggest factors are:

  • The size of the living space
  • The level of care needed
  • The number of amenities available
  • Any pet fees

Another consideration is if the assisted living community requires a lump-sum payment before move in. This fee may or may not be refundable, so ask your chosen facility before you pay.

When searching for an assisted living facility in Tucson, gather multiple quotes from local facilities. When you do, ask about discounts and about different options to keep costs low. Some assisted living facilities offer discounts for veterans or payment scales based on your or your loved one’s individual care plan. Most facilities are also willing to reduce available services to make their accommodations more affordable.

Tucson assisted living FAQ

How long do people live in assisted living in Tucson?

People live in assisted living for an average of 30 to 36 months. After this, residents may need to move into a nursing home or memory care facility if they require a higher level of care than their assisted living facilities offer.

How does one pay for assisted living in Tucson?

People pay for most of the cost of assisted living out of pocket. Medicare does not cover assisted living expenses, but Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) offers Medicaid benefits that might help cover some assisted living costs for qualifying individuals.

What organizations support and protect older adults in Tucson?

Here are a few of such organizations in Tucson:

  • Pima Council on Aging provides older adults and their families services and advocates for the rights and needs of older adults.
  • Lend a Hand Senior Assistance has volunteers who assist older people with transportation, food delivery and friendly visits.
  • Southern Arizona Senior Pride celebrates and supports older adults in LGBTQI+ communities.
  • Serenity Senior Services helps older adults find a new home in senior housing based on their financial, medical and social needs.

Tucson assisted living community information

Elmcroft of River Centre

Elmcroft of River Centre provides assisted living, hospice and respite care. Assisted living services and amenities here include a 24-hour staff, customized care plans, all-inclusive rates, restaurant-style dining, scheduled transportation and a single-story design. Its parent company, Elmcroft Senior Living, operates one other location in Arizona and more in select states. Elmcroft of River Centre’s address is 5665 E. River Road, Tucson, AZ 85750.

Elmcroft of River Centre

Broadway Proper

Broadway Proper offers assisted living and independent living in Tucson. Assisted living residents can enjoy health maintenance, medication assistance, personal care assistance, social events, activity planning and restaurant-style dining. Its parent company, Leisure Care, operates another Arizona facility in Oro Valley and more across select states. Broadway Proper is located at 400 S. Broadway Place, Tucson, AZ 85710.

Broadway Proper

The Forum at Tucson

The Forum at Tucson offers assisted living, independent living, memory care, rehabilitation and short-term respite care. One- and two-bedroom housing options here start at $2,300 per month. Amenities and services include an outdoor pool, restaurant-style dining, an activity center, and a full-service salon and barbershop. Its parent company, Five Star Senior Living, operates facilities in Arizona and across select states. The Forum at Tucson is located at 2500 N. Rosemont Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85712.

The Forum at Tucson

The Country Club of La Cholla

The Country Club of La Cholla offers assisted living and independent living based on personalized plans. Assisted living amenities include resort-style living, chef-prepared meals, pet-friendly facilities, a heated outdoor pool and spa, and a wellness and fitness center. This community’s management company, Grace Management Inc., has other facilities in Arizona and select states. The Country Club of La Cholla is located at 8700 N. La Cholla Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85742.

The Country Club of La Cholla

Mountain View Retirement Village

Mountain View Retirement Village provides assisted living, memory care and independent living. Its assisted living services and amenities include a 24-hour staff, an on-site convenience store, and outside patios and gardens. There are no buy-in fees here, and this facility offers a month-to-month lease option. Mountain View Retirement Village is located at 7900 N. La Canada Drive, Tucson, AZ 85704.

Mountain View Retirement Village

Copper Canyon

Copper Canyon offers customized assisted living services based on specific needs. Pricing starts at $3,900 per month, and amenities include physical activities, crafting, movie nights, 24/7 dining options and virtual reality therapy. Month-to-month leases are also availalbe. Sunshine Retirement Living, this facility’s parent company, operates facilities in select states across the country. Copper Canyon’s address is 5901 N. La Cholla Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85741.

Copper Canyon

Sage Desert Assisted Living

Sage Desert Assisted Living offers assisted living, memory care and respite care. Assisted living services and amenities include personal care, incontinence care, medication management, a putting green, and escorts to meals and activities. The facility’s parent company, Milestone Retirement Communities, operates another assisted living community in Arizona and more in select states. Sage Desert Assisted Living is located at 2365 W. Orange Grove Road, Tucson, AZ 85741.

Sage Desert Assisted Living

Crossroads Adult Care Homes

Crossroads Adult Care Homes provides assisted living based on individual needs. It gives residents a personal case manager, and other amenities include 24-hour care, housekeeping, laundry service and medication management. Crossroads Adult Care Community is located at 5825 N. Escondido Lane, Tucson, AZ 85704.

Crossroads Adult Care Homes