I grew up in Arizona, and often times our family
would take weekend trips to the Phoenix area. My dad's job required
him to go to Sun City, and Sun City West occasionally. As a kid,
driving through this area, I thought I was in another world. The
buildings were all beautiful, the grass and lawns were all very
uniformly manicured and well-kept. There were no schools, no malls
to speak o, and most noticeably, there were absolutely no kids!
I eventually grew to understand this strangeness, realizing that
Sun City was built specifically for seniors. It's not that it
is against the law for children to live there, but it would be
pretty difficult for them. I think the only kids you'll run across
in Sun City West will be grand kids visiting grandma and grandpa.
Make no mistake, Sun City West is an amazing creation. The sheer
amount of services geared towards seniors is really quite something.
There are excellent medical centers within the city limits and
close proximity, with specialties in senior issues, as well as
more golf courses than you would probably want to count. Take
a look at a google
map of Sun City West, and it seems that there are as many
golf holes as there are major city streets. Sun City West also
has a unique, uniform pattern to it's street architecture - almost
a semicircle - which you can also see on a google map.
Although there are many individual homes in Sun City West where
active seniors may choose to live, there are also several excellent
assisted living and Alzheimer's facilities in Sun City West, for
seniors who need the extra help with managing the activities and
tasks of day-to-day living.
Interesting questions and comments that we have received
about Sun City senior care and assisted living:
What are your rates for someone needing your highest level
of care? My mom suffers from dementia and needs transfer help as well
as all aspects of daily living.
We are looking at the Tempe area to get her into a better
climate. What are your rates for your assisted living care, and it is
all-inclusive, or based on services provided?
Q: My mother is currently in an assisted living facility and resides at Thunderbird Retirement Resort in Glendale AZ. My sisters and I are searching for a new facility that will take medicaid since her funds are running low. TRR does not accept Medicaid. - Mary
Q: Trying to find out what the average costs is for a small residential care facility for my mom with dementia. We may be moving next year and I want to move my mother. What is the costs of a room and do all facilities have to be licensed even if they house under 5 residents. I want to make sure I know what the laws are so I can ask the right questions when actual visiting the group homes. Are there extra fees for more services and what is the base average costs. Many thanks.- Lynn
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can vividly remember, as I was growing up, family trips
to the Phoenix-metro area that, due to
my father's career, took us to Sun City and Sun City West from time
to time. To a young kid like myself, it was a completely strange
and fascinating 'town.' Perfectly lined up homes; lush, green grass
and perfectly engineered landscaping; golf courses around every
corner; very little garbage or 'eyesores' anywhere - but the strangest
thing to me was that there were no children and no playgrounds or
schools to speak of.
Yes, this is Sun
City West, and unless you are visiting a grandparent,
and are not in the category of 'retired, snowbird, or senior'
then it's a safe bet you don't live here.
To illustrate, Sun City
West has around 30,000 residents. "...There were 14,997
households out of which none had children under the age of
18 living with them (2000)." 83.6% of the residents here
are 65 years of age or older. This is staggering, compared to
state average of 13.8%.
Living in Sun City West,
for seniors at least, offers a huge, and readily-available social
support network of like-aged peers, with ample senior care facilities
like assisted living, a high per-capita number of hospitals geared
towards senior care and gerontology, abundant sunshine and agreeable
weather, and the satisfaction of knowing that when your grandchildren
visit, it will be a new, slightly strange, and memorable experience
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so special about New Dawn Memory Care?
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We are local
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and we work directly with many of the senior care
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relationship with facility owners and administrators
have given us a personal and direct knowledge of what
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We are knowledgeable
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Let our experience
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Emeritus at Sun City West
21739 N 151st Ave
Sun City West, AZ 85375
Clare Bridge of Sun City West on Meeker
14001 W Meeker Blvd
Sun City, AZ 85375
Alzheimer's & Dementia Care Community
Epoch Assisted Living of Sun City West
Orange Garden Assisted Living
Luxury furnished facility,24 hours nursing stuff,licensed to provide assistance in bathing, grooming,continence issues, medication taking, mobility, meals and housekeeping. Private and semi-private rooms available. Affordable prices.
Deer Valley Gardens Senior
15051 W Deer Valley Dr
Sun City West, AZ 85375
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Sun City West
H. Johnson Center - Sun City West
19803 R.H. Johnson Boulevard
Sun City West
14401 R.H. Johnson Boulevard
Sun City West
City West Adult Day Program
Palm Ridge Center
13800 Deer Valley Drive
Sun City West
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