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Arizona is a premiere destination for retirees and seniors. The state delivers some of the best weather anyone could possibly ask for with plenty of sunshine, hot summers, mild winters, little precipitation and plenty of people in the same demographic. Arizona is also extremely tax-friendly for seniors. As a result, nursing homes in Arizona are in extremely high demand due to all of the above.

Arizona retirement facilities and skilled nursing facilities are some of the best in nation. In fact, Arizona was the first state to build an independent senior living community more than a half-century ago and continues to be a leader for senior and elderly services.

Arizona Nursing Home Costs

The cost for Arizona nursing homes widely varies. One study revealed that there is $420 different between the lowest and highest daily rates for a nursing home in Arizona. The good news is that there is some availability for seniors living on a fixed income, though it is important to note that Arizona does not accept Medicare. It may cover short-term care for rehabilitation in Arizona, but long-term care in Arizona is not covered by Medicare.

The most expensive area for Arizona nursing homes is in Flagstaff. Some of these units (even for a semi-private room) can be as high as $550 per day, totaling more than $200,000 per year.

The average rate for a semi-private nursing home room in the rest of Arizona is far cheaper, at about $192 per day. The median average is still quite a bit higher than the national average but not horrific. The cheapest Arizona skilled nursing facilities are in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale metropolitan area. There is a more of a surplus of quality Arizona long-term facilities in this part of the state, so the rates are lower. For the entire state, 79 is the median age for admittance into an Arizona nursing home.

Arizona Nursing Home/Skilled Nursing - Amenities

Expect to only receive the finest service at a skilled nursing facility in Arizona. You may pay a little more per year in this state compared to neighboring areas, but the amenities are first-class.

The meals are extremely tasty and served with a variety of options. Special needs and requests are taken into account.

The goal of any great nursing home is to keep residents busy and the best Arizona skilled nursing homes do a great job of providing regularly scheduled, community events. Some even bring in guest speakers or volunteers, along with pets to interact with for the day.

Arizona long term care facilities make it a priority to make the semi-private or private rooms as cozy as possible. They allow certain items to be brought into the room from a previous residence like a small cabinet, dresser, table and personal mementos like pictures and art.

Who are Arizona Nursing Homes for?

Arizona short-term care and long-term care facilities are equipped to make the experience as comfortable and positive as possible. The staff is usually very friendly, courteous and treats each resident with the utmost self-respect and dignity. Residents are referred to by their first name or Mr. or Mrs. Staff is always mindful to knock and introduce themselves in order to respect personal privacy.

With such a great outdoor location, most Arizona nursing homes also provide beautiful patios outside to admire the great weather and get some sun. Also, community events outside the skilled nursing facilities are scheduled from time to time.

There are a total of 148 nursing homes in Arizona that Arizona senior citizen residents can take advantage of. Arizona nursing facilities can be part of larger nursing care communities, including continuing care, dementia or Alzheimer's care communities. Most skilled nursing facilities in Arizona will provide older adults with both long term care as well as short term rehabilitative nursing care. Most Arizona nursing homes accept Medicaid and all will accept private pay. All nursing facilities throughout Arizona state that you can locate through Senior Guidance are officially licensed by Medicare. provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer's or Dementia.

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