Cities with Memory Care Communities in Arizona

Copper Village

  5037 E. Broadway Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85206

Foothills Place

  3701 North Swan Road
Tucson, AZ 85718

Brookdale Flagstaff

  2100 S Woodlands Village Boulevard
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Brookdale North Mesa

  2122 East Brown Road
Mesa, AZ 85213

Brookdale Central Chandler

  1919 West Carla Vista Drive
Chandler, AZ 85224

The Hacienda at The River

  2720 East River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718

Brookdale Santa Catalina

  7500 N. Calle Sin Envidia
Tucson, AZ 85718

Brookdale Arrowhead Ranch

  5861 West Beverly Lane
Glendale, AZ 85306

The Palazzo

  6250 North 19th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85015

Olive Grove Retirement Community

  3014 East Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016


Brookdale Desert Ridge

  4050 East Bluefield Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85032

The Forum at Tucson

  2500 North Rosemont Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85712

Fountain View Village

  16455 East Avenue of the Fountains
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

Sierra Winds

  17300 North 88th Avenue
Peoria, AZ 85382


Friendship Village Tempe

  2645 East Southern Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85282

Freedom Plaza Arizona

  13373 Plaza del Rio Boulevard
Peoria, AZ 85381

North Chandler Place

  2555 North Price Road
Chandler, AZ 85224

Atria Campana del Rio

  1550 East River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718

Broadway Mesa Village

  7231 E Broadway Road
Mesa, AZ 85208

Sunrise of Gilbert

  580 South Gilbert Road
Gilbert, AZ 85296

The Fountains at La Cholla

  2001 West Rudasill Road
Tucson, AZ 85704

Sierra Del Sol Memory Care

  8151 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85710

The Groves, A Merrill Gardens Community

  2655 N Pebble Creek Pkwy
Goodyear, AZ 85395

The Oaks, A Merrill Gardens Community

  3675 S Rome Street
Gilbert, AZ 85297

Merrill Gardens at Anthem

  2800 West Rose Canyon Circle
Anthem, AZ 85086

Ridge at the Stratford

  1739 W. Myrtle Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85021

Arbor Ridge

  9257 West Union Hills Drive
Peoria, AZ 85382

Mountain View Retirement Village

  7900 North La Canada Drive
Tucson, AZ 85704

Brookdale North Gilbert

  845 N. El Dorado Drive
Gilbert, AZ 85233

The Citadel

  520 South Higley Road
Mesa, AZ 85206

Mountain Park Senior Living

  4475 E Knox Road
Phoenix, AZ 85044

Palos Verdes Senior Living

  18441 North 87th Avenue
Peoria, AZ 85382

The Gardens of Sun City

  17225 North Boswell Blvd.
Sun City, AZ 85373

The Gardens of Scottsdale

  6001 East Thomas Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Brookdale Union Hills

  9296 West Union Hills Drive
Peoria, AZ 85382

Brookdale Trail Ridge

  21739 North 151st Avenue
Sun City West, AZ 85375

Brookdale East Mesa

  6145 East Arbor Avenue
Mesa, AZ 85206

Haven of Yuma

  2470 S. Arizona Avenue
Yuma, AZ 85364

Sapphire of Tucson Nursing and Rehab

  2900 E. Milber Street
Tucson, AZ 85714

Sunrise at River Road

  4975 North First Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85718

Sunrise of Scottsdale

  7370 East Gold Dust Avenue
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Sunrise of Chandler

  5757 West Chandler Blvd
Chandler, AZ 85226

Brookdale Baywood

  310 South 63rd Street
Mesa, AZ 85206

Prestige Assisted Living at Sierra Vista

  4400 Avenida Cochise
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

Prestige Assisted Living at Green Valley

  1175 South Abrego Drive
Green Valley, AZ 85614

Prestige Assisted Living at Lake Havasu

  90 South Smoketree Avenue
Lake Havasu, AZ 86403

Pacifica Senior Living Peoria

  9045 West Athens
Peoria, AZ 85382

Visions Assisted Living at Mesa

  537 South Higley Road
Mesa, AZ 85206

Sun City West

  13810 West Sandridge Drive
Sun City West, AZ 85375

The Inn at Freedom Plaza

  13725 North 93rd Ave.
Peoria, AZ 85381

Brookdale North Scottsdale

  15436 North 64th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Tucson Place at Ventana Canyon

  5660 North Kolb Road
Tucson, AZ 85750

Granite Gate Senior Living

  3850 North US Highway 89
Prescott, AZ 86301

Brookdale Tanque Verde

  9050 E. Tanque Verde Road
Tucson, AZ 85749

Brookdale Oro Valley

  10175 North Oracle Road
Oro Valley, AZ 85704

Brookdale North Glendale

  6735 W. Hillcrest Blvd
Glendale, AZ 85310

Brookdale Camino del Sol

  14001 West Meeker Boulevard
Sun City West, AZ 85375

Brookdale Tempe

  1610 East Guadalupe Road
Tempe, AZ 85283

Catalina Springs Memory Care

  9685 North Oracle Road
Oro Valley, AZ 85704

Canyon Valley Memory Care

  2985 S. Camino Del Sol
Green Valley, AZ 85622

Lake View Terrace Memory Care Residence

  320 Lake Havasu Avenue North
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

Hawthorn Court at Ahwatukee

  13822 South 46th Place
Phoenix, AZ 85044

Sunshine Village

  2606 E. Greenway Pkwy
Phoenix, AZ 85032

What is Dementia, Alzheimer’s, & Memory Care?

Memory Care is a long-term residential care option in senior housing that provides specialized, around-the-clock care to older adults living with all types of dementia.  Memory Care, also referred to as Alzheimer’s Care or Dementia Care, may become necessary once cognitive disorders reach a stage that makes living at home or receiving care at home too difficult. It’s common to find a Memory Care unit within an Assisted Living community, often in a specialized building or neighborhood.  Memory Care housing may also be found in a Continuing Care Retirement Community, a Skilled Nursing Facility, Nursing Home or as a standalone entity or community.

Dementia vs Alzheimer’s

Dementia is a broad term applied to a group of symptoms related to a decline in mental function that is severe enough to interfere with daily living.  Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and traumatic brain injuries are all linked to dementia.  Alzheimer’s is a specific brain disorder, and the most common form of dementia, that destroys memory and cognitive skills over time.  Both dementia and Alzheimer’s may result in memory loss, mood swings, speech impairment, confusion/hallucinations and incontinence.

When Might Memory Care be Necessary?

It may be time to look into a memory care community if you’re concerned for your loved one’s health and safety due to one or more of the following issues:

  • Wandering from home or getting lost on familiar routes
  • Forgetting to turn off stoves or other appliances
  • Changes in personality, such as aggression or hostility
  • Misplacing items and forgetting important dates and names
  • Incoherent thoughts and speech
  • Impaired judgment
  • Physical changes, including weight loss, poor hygiene and falls or unexplained bruises
  • Unpaid bills, insufficient or spoiled food in the home, pets and/or housekeeping are neglected
  • Changes in health and behavior that are beyond your family’s ability to manage

What is the Difference between Memory Care and Assisted Living?

Memory Care and Assisted Living communities both providing housing, meals, and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing, dressing, toileting and walking.  However, Memory Care communities offer additional features that are specifically designed to help residents with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, in the following areas:

  • Safety: Memory Care communities typically have locked entrances and exits with keypad codes, door alarms and enclosed outdoor spaces. Staff will also escort residents to and from meals and activities.
  • Layout: Soothing spaces, color-coded walls and common rooms clearly marked with pictures to help reduce confusion.
  • Activities: While both Assisted Living and Memory Care communities both offer activities that encourage socialization, Memory Care communities often include therapies and exercises that help maintain cognitive skills and increase relaxation, such as occupational, art or music therapies. They also have predictable schedules and follow set routines.
  • Staff and Training: The staff in a Memory Care community are trained to manage wandering, and to redirect behaviors common to dementia, such as agitation, confusion, aggression and anxiety. There is 24/7 care, a higher staff-resident ratio and personalized care plans.

A Memory Care community can offer your loved one more independence, engagement, safety and specialized support, along with peace of mind for you.   Begin your search for a Memory Care community using our US map above. Our search results include facility pictures, descriptions, floor plans and pricing where available.