Senior Living Communities in Scottsdale
Scottsdale is a magnet for winter visitors and retirees from around the world who come to relax at our renowned resorts and spas, test their skills at PGA-level golf courses, hike terrain that mixes deserts with mountains, and enjoy the most spectacular sunsets in North America.
Known as “The West’s Most Western Town,” our city is particularly welcoming to seniors who want assistive living services that agree with their sophisticated lifestyles.
Scottsdale Assisted Living Communities Match Personal Preferences
There are assisted living communities in every part of the city of Scottsdale. From the northern section, with its stunning mountain vistas to the city feel of the Old Town shopping district further south, seniors looking for assistive living have a lot of options to meet their preferences and lifestyles.
One thing virtually all these communities share is blending an attractive approach to universal design, the architectural practice that meets different physical abilities. So while all Scottsdale senior communities are fully accessible, they are also beautifully designed, decorated, and landscaped.
Many echo the area’s desert surroundings and include stunning xerascaped (desert-friendly) gardens that complement swimming pools, indoor/outdoor courtyards, and other features of resort-style living.
Assisted living communities here typically offer studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments for lease or purchase. Residents can select in-home amenities they want, such as a washer/dryer (many opt for a laundry service instead) or a full kitchen versus a kitchenette. Typical Scottsdale assistive living apartments include:
• High-speed cable and Internet access
• Walk-in closets
• Individual heat and air controls
• Stylish, well-lit, and fully accessible bathrooms
• Regularly scheduled housekeeping services
• Call buttons in each room to summon help, as well as wearable devices
These are truly beautiful apartments, with features similar to what you’ll find in resort rooms around Scottsdale. Many feature large windows that take advantage of Scottsdale’s sunny weather and patios or balconies with enough space to set up outdoor furniture.
Assisted Living Community Dining Facilities as Good as Any Scottsdale Resort!
Scottsdale is famous for its culinary scene and is home to two highly respected culinary schools, Le Cordon Bleu and the Arizona Culinary Institute. It’s no surprise that the emphasis on fine dining carries over to assisted living communities in the city.
Some of Scottsdale’s best dishes are served in the handsomely designed dining rooms at assistive living communities. Wait service is standard, and unique buffets are offered for Sunday brunches and holidays. It’s not at all unusual to see large family gatherings at these “private” restaurants.
Professionally trained chefs create meals that meet seniors’ nutritional needs while satisfying the most advanced palates. Menus change daily, with several choices for each meal. Requests for special preparation or substitutions are welcomed. Individuals with dietary restrictions are invited to meet with the chef to discuss them.
Assistive Living Services, Recreation, and Entertainment
Walk around a typical Scottsdale assisted living community, and you’ll be struck by the variety of services and activities. The monthly fee covers almost everything.
A typical Scottsdale Assisted Living Community offers:
• Reception, mail, and concierge services
• Shuttles to shopping areas, libraries, and cultural centers
• Reserved parking for residents
• Fitness center staffed by physical therapists who design individualized programs in consultation with medical staff
• Movie nights
• Happy hours in onsite bars or pubs
• Game/club rooms featuring billiards, poker, mah-jongg, Wie setups, and other popular games
• Nondenominational chapel for religious services
A few properties like Andara in northern Scottsdale offer even more resort-style services such as:
• Indoor parking—a real perk for year-round residents
• Movie theater
• Heated outdoor pool
• Outdoor courtyard
Excursions do come with a fee, although concierges are famous for coaxing generous group discounts. Examples include transportation and tickets to area theaters, concert halls, and sporting events including Spring Training games.
Adult Living Homes
Many of Scottsdale’s assisted living adult living community homes are similar to “boutique” services and provide highly specialized care in beautiful surroundings that maximize residents’ comfort.
Adult group homes are ideal for adults with more severe disabilities or who are medically fragile. Many of them—Oakmont, Sweetwater Pines, Dream Catcher, Casa del Paradise, and The Sierras—offer memory and Alzheimer’s care as well. A few offer respite care and hospice/end-of-life services.
Most adult homes in Scottsdale have 10 or fewer bedrooms. They offer private ensuite rooms and bedrooms whose residents may share fully accessible bathrooms. Many have lovely backyard gardens and outdoor decks for residents and visitors enjoy.
Residents are encouraged to socialize eat together in a dining room. Meals are home-cooked, with careful attention to dietary and nutritional needs.
Memory Care Options
A number of assistive living communities also offer continuing care for residents whose needs go beyond what is offered under this arrangement. They include onsite skilled nursing or rehab services for those who need these temporary services, and memory care.
Westminster Village is one Scottsdale community that allows residents to transfer from assistive living to its adjacent Alzheimer’s/Dementia care facility.
More typical are stand-alone memory care services at facilities like Silverado, considered one of the finest services in the nation. These secure facilities are designed to ease the anxieties of residents and families alike with:
• 24X7 medical care and supervision from onsite RNs, LPNs, and social workers under the supervision of a physician medical director
• Community dining with assistance from trained staff
• Supportive activities that meet differing capabilities
• Open visiting hours from registered relatives and friends
• Services for family members
Fees for Senior Care Communities in Scottsdale
Senior care in Scottsdale is going to be more expensive than most facilities in surrounding towns. This is in line with Scottsdale’s higher cost of living than other towns in the Valley of the Sun.
The benefits of a Scottsdale residence include:
• Spacious facilities with resort-style amenities and strong aesthetic appeal
• Local access to highly-rated medical and skilled nursing facilities
• Entrée to leading cultural, sporting, and casino entertainment
• A strong service industry work ethic that makes Scottsdale a leading hospitality destination