Guide to Arizona Nursing Homes

Learn why thousands of seniors retire in Arizona nursing homes each year.

Arizona has become the go-to destination for retiring seniors in the United States, which is why there are over 130 licensed nursing homes in the state. Arizona nursing homes must undergo a strict process to become licensed nursing homes, which assures family members that their loved ones are well taken care of. When searching for a nursing home in the state, it may seem like a daunting task, as there are so many Arizona skilled nursing facilities to choose from. To better narrow your search, first consider the location you or your loved one would prefer to live. Phoenix is a very large city, and many seniors choose to retire in the surrounding suburbs like Surprise, Goodyear, and Sun City. Others may consider Tucson as their destination for retirement. Because of all the options, choosing a location will help you better narrow your search for Arizona nursing homes.


Cost of Arizona Nursing Homes

Because Arizona is a top destination for retirement, many assume that the cost of a nursing home in the state would be expensive. Surprisingly, it's far cheaper to live in an Arizona nursing home than it is to live in one in Alaska. The average cost of Arizona nursing homes is $171 per day for a semi-private room and $216 per day for a private room. Of course, these costs vary by location. Here is a breakdown of Arizona nursing home costs by major metropolitan area:

  • Phoenix Nursing Home Costs (Daily)
    • Semi-Private Room $130-$200/day ($169/day average)
    • Private Room $170-$284/day ($212/day average)
  • Tucson Nursing Home Costs (Daily)
    • Semi-Private Room $150-$189/day ($170/day average)
    • Private Room $175-$303/day ($221/day average)
  • The Rest of Arizona (Daily Nursing Home Costs)
    • Semi-Private Room $140-$204/day ($173/day average)
    • Private Room $145-$299/day ($215/day average)

Finding a Nursing Home in Arizona

Because there are so many nursing homes in Arizona, finding the right fit can take some time. To begin your search, fill out the form at the top of this page by entering your zip code and type of senior care you are interested in. You will quickly be directed to our partner site, which hosts a directory of all the best licensed Arizona nursing homes. While browsing through homes, you can request free information from the skilled nursing facilities in Arizona that you would like to learn more about. If you would rather speak with someone directly, simply call the toll-free number at the top of this page and one of our expert nursing home referral specialists will assist you with your questions and search, free of charge.