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The Summit at Sunland Springs

Welcome To the Best Senior Assisted Living and Memory Care Facility In Mesa, Arizona

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At The Summit at Sunland Springs Mesa Assisted Living and Memory Care Community, we do all we can to create a sense of comfort for our residents. Our specially-trained staff members deliver services with compassion, dignity, and respect. Our goal is to make our residents’ lives as complete as they can be.

Our staff at The Summit at Sunland Springs in East Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona, takes the time to get to know you. We get to know your sense of humor, where you grew up, your family, your career, and to understand any healthcare concerns. We are there for you when you need us, and we give you your space when you need that too!

Whether you need full support every day, a little help now and then, or would simply enjoy the companionship of others, we tailor care to what you need. The Summit offers a comprehensive range of support supervised by knowledgeable, compassionate professionals.

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SafelyYou helps reduce falls in assisted living.
Why we partner with SafelyYou for our Memory Care residents

Those living with dementia fall an average of four times per year. Most can’t tell you how they fell, which makes it hard to know what happened—and even harder to keep it from happening again. But SafelyYou real-time, AI-enabled cameras record only the events surrounding an on-the-ground event, so staff can see how a fall happened and determine its severity, preventing
unnecessary ER visits, reducing costs, and helping to keep repeat falls from occurring. And SafelyYou clinical experts partner with on-site staff to help develop fall prevention strategies and create more person-centered care.

Learn more about our partnership with SafelyYou here.

DreamFlights Day 2024

We’re excited to share a heartwarming glimpse into a truly special event. Teaming up with the inspiring nonprofit organization DreamFlights, we were honored to give some of our cherished residents an unforgettable experience. 

This remarkable event embodies our commitment to enriching the lives of our residents, fostering meaningful interactions, and creating lasting memories.

At The Summit at Sunland Springs, every day is an opportunity to celebrate life’s adventures. Ready to explore the exceptional lifestyle we offer? Schedule a tour of our community today and join us for a complimentary lunch. Call us at 480-741-2893!

Mesa Senior Living Options

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MEMORY CARE AT THE SUMMIT?​

ASSISTED LIVING

When someone needs a little extra help in their day-to-day activities, our staff is here to help. We offer assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as medication management, bathing, and getting dressed. While we offer the personal care services our residents need, we also do so in a way that fosters the independence our residents crave.

Our levels of care are tailored to each individual resident. We provide housekeeping, dining, and day-to-day support that you or your loved one may need so that they can focus on what’s important: doing whatever they please, each and every day. You can schedule a tour of our Mesa assisted living community today by giving us a call at (480) 418-6727 or filling out our contact form below.

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MEMORY CARE

Memory care is specialized care within an assisted living setting where 24-hour care is offered for people living with dementia or other forms of cognitive impairment. Our community team strives to provide a caring environment for residents, focusing on improving their quality of life and supporting them through their journey.

When a loved one is diagnosed with memory-related illnesses, it takes a significant toll on the resident and their family members. Here at The Summit at Sunland Springs, we take memory care seriously and work to make our residents’ lives whole so that they can thrive and have days filled with purpose.

OTHER CARE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

LIVE AN EXCEPTIONAL LIFE AT THE SUMMIT AT SUNLAND SPRINGS

Your senior years should be about creating the life you want. Get involved, volunteer, and share your life with those around you.

CREATE PURPOSE

Find joy and connection. With friends and activities readily available, you can always find something to do and someone to spend time with.

BE SOCIAL

Let us take care of the hassle. You won’t have to worry about housekeeping, grocery shopping, cooking, or yard maintenance ever again! Have peace of mind knowing that help is always there.

LIVE STRESS FREE

Live a life worth celebrating! From ice cream parties to movie nights, we know how to have fun. We also have plenty of space for your extended family to visit and celebrate with you.

HAVE FUN

KEEP UP WITH US

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Sip and paint happy hour in Assisted Living and painting to music activity in Memory Care produced some beautiful Northern Lights masterpieces!! 🎨🖌️🥰Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

Sip and paint happy hour in Assisted Living and painting to music activity in Memory Care produced some beautiful Northern Lights masterpieces!! 🎨🖌️🥰 ... See MoreSee Less

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Love all the creativity!!

I love seeing Linda G. in your pictures. She's a friend from SSV Playhouse. Monica

They look so content❤️

Did you know that The Summit was recently named Community of The Year for 2023? Avista Senior Living awarded us this honor at the annual leadership conference. We are not perfect, but our team works hard day in and day out to provide our residents and families the best possible experience. As a thank you to our awesome team, we brought the Swizzle Truck and handed out surprise cash bonuses at this month’s staff meeting. THANK YOU, TEAM SUMMIT!!! 🥳🙏🏼💕Image attachmentImage attachment

Did you know that The Summit was recently named Community of The Year for 2023? Avista Senior Living awarded us this honor at the annual leadership conference. We are not perfect, but our team works hard day in and day out to provide our residents and families the best possible experience. As a thank you to our awesome team, we brought the Swizzle Truck and handed out surprise cash bonuses at this month’s staff meeting. THANK YOU, TEAM SUMMIT!!! 🥳🙏🏼💕 ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations Team Summit. #oneproudowner

Congratulations! So happy for everyone involved. Monica

Of course you got that award! You're the BEST!

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This Mother’s Day we celebrated all of the wonderful women in our community. Families joined us for Mother’s Day Tea, and team member moms were showered with roses. Thank you to all of the moms, aunties, and grandmas, that uplift us daily! 💐💛💐💛Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

This Mother’s Day we celebrated all of the wonderful women in our community. Families joined us for Mother’s Day Tea, and team member moms were showered with roses. Thank you to all of the moms, aunties, and grandmas, that uplift us daily! 💐💛💐💛 ... See MoreSee Less

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Everyone is doing such a wonderful job keeping these lovely ladies active. Monica

So many happy faces and sweet smiles!

Always enjoy your celebrating! Thanks for sharing❣️

Thank you to everyone that joined us for our annual Spring Luau. We enjoyed great food & entertainment, and even better company. Mahalo!! 🍍🌞🌴🥥🌺Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

Thank you to everyone that joined us for our annual Spring Luau. We enjoyed great food & entertainment, and even better company. Mahalo!! 🍍🌞🌴🥥🌺 ... See MoreSee Less

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Looks like such a fun time☺️

Summit Serves was fortunate to participate in the Packages From Home event that was organized by the Sunland Springs Village Veterans Club. Thank you to everyone that helped prepare over 200 packages for our men and women in uniform that are currently serving abroad! 🇺🇸🪖📦💝Image attachmentImage attachment+8Image attachment

Summit Serves was fortunate to participate in the Packages From Home event that was organized by the Sunland Springs Village Veterans Club. Thank you to everyone that helped prepare over 200 packages for our men and women in uniform that are currently serving abroad! 🇺🇸🪖📦💝 ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you for joining us. We packed 200 boxes not 500, but we were all worn out anyway. Monica

Thank you for your service to all those who have served or are serving.  You are awesome.👏

What a great activity.

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is there a costume Scott Wade can't pull off? haha

Never too busy to lift our spirits! What fun.

So many laughs and smiles! ❤️

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Community Awards & Accreditations

Each year, the Independent newspaper holds their annual Reader’s Choice Awards, and we were voted the top in our category for 2022.  We are honored to be awarded among the best businesses within the East Valley.

In achieving this recognition, our community has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to providing exceptional care and a nurturing environment for our residents. This award reaffirms our dedication to enhancing the lives of those we serve and reflects the trust and appreciation bestowed upon us by the local community. 

As we continue to uphold these standards of excellence, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Independent readers for acknowledging and celebrating our ongoing efforts in making a positive impact on the lives of seniors in our community!

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SENIOR LIVING LIFE ENGAGEMENT

At The Summit at Sunland Springs, we understand that an active lifestyle is healthy for mind and body. Also, wholesome interaction with others promotes feelings of belonging and friendship. Our activities are tailored to the interests, wants, and needs of our residents. With input from our residents, the Activity Directors coordinate and lead a full calendar of events.

Our community was created with the goal to make a meaningful difference in the lives of its staff and its residents. This is why we are one of the premier assisted living communities in Mesa, Arizona. With a wide array of amenities, great studios, 1 bedrooms and 2 bedrooms, highly trained staff, and easy-to-navigate common areas, The Summit at Sunland Springs is an amazing place to call home.

We invite you to come by and visit. Meet our staff, join our residents for lunch, and experience the social life, amenities, and programs that make The Summit at Sunland Springs a great place to call home.

AMENITIES AND HIGHLIGHT

ASSISTED LIVING HIGHLIGHTS

MEMORY CARE HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • Multi-generational kids zone
  • Daily activities and regular outings
  • Arts and crafts studio
  • Daily screenings in our movie theater with large screen & surround sound
  • Computer/tech room
  • Baby Grand Player Piano
  • Fire pits, bbq grills, and putting green
  • Weekly linen service and housekeeping
  • Medication management
  • Transportation services available
  • Utilities and basic cable included, except phone
  • 24-hr emergency response system

 

  • Zero-entry showers with fold-up benches
  • Utilities and basic cable included, except phone
  • Round the clock monitoring of general health and well-being
  • On-site services such as podiatry, dental, hearing, x-rays, etc.
  • Multi-purpose rooms
  • It’s Never 2 Late Dementia Programming System
  • Fall detection
    system
  • Reminders for meals, appointments and activities
  • Scheduled hydration passes, plus daily meals and snacks
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OUR RICH HISTORY

Our Beginning
In 1958, Ross Farnsworth and his father, Joe, began developing communities that were specifically designed to meet the needs of active adults. Since then, Farnsworth Development has built thousands of homes in the East Valley and earned a reputation for quality construction and outstanding customer service.
New Addition 1980
Continued Excellence
In 2008, Craig Ahlstrom Jr. joined the company, representing the fourth generation to become involved in senior housing, thus continuing the tradition of excellence that has been handed down through the years.
A New Beginning 2011
Opening Doors
The Summit represents decades of experience and hard work and it is a new chapter of senior housing that will enhance the lives of many seniors needing the extra care and concern that they so richly deserve.
The Summit at Sunland Springs opened its doors in January 2013 offering Memory Care Services to those needing more assistance as they age.
Assisted Living Opens 2017
Looking Ahead
The Summit at Sunland Springs was designed to make a meaningful difference in the lives of its residents and its staff, and that is what the team works each day and night to do!
We began in 1958
To The Third Generation
In 1980, son in law Craig Ahlstrom Sr. joined the family business beginning the third generation of the Farnsworth legacy.
The Fourth Generation 2008
A New Era
In 2011 a new company was founded by the Ahlstrom’s, which would take the great reputation of the past, add to it new ideas for the future, and offer new housing types. This new company will assist those who need higher levels of care as they age – thus the idea for The Summit was born.
The Summit Opens 2013
The Next Phase
In the Summer of 2017, the construction of a second phase of the community, totaling 108 assisted living units, was opened. Located in East Mesa, The Summit is nestled within Sunland Springs Village, one of the largest active adult retirement communities in the valley built by the Farnsworth family. The Summit is ideally located near restaurants, shopping centers, hospitals, and more. It’s a convenient location for neighboring communities, such as Chandler and Gilbert.
Present Day

BENEFITS OF ASSISTED LIVING

Finding the right assisted living facility takes time, and you need to be prepared to make a move in advance. The following benefits to assisted living can help you and your family members look forward to your next chapter in life.

SHARE A MEAL WITH US

We take great pride in our dining program at Avista Senior Living. Our Dining Services Directors lead trained team members who enjoy culinary arts and love to serve our residents. We provide three delicious meals throughout the day, and our team can accommodate a variety of specific dietary needs. Whether it’s a made-to order-breakfast, or the many options offered daily, variety is readily available while our servers deliver a smile to each table.

Our residents look forward to each meal, not only for the delicious food, but for the time to gather with friends. We love having family and friends dine with us, especially on festive occasions such as birthdays and holidays. Prospective residents are invited to enjoy a complimentary meal when visiting any of our Avista communities!

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FLOOR PLANS

ACTIVITIES

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At The Summit at Sunland Springs, we focus on specialized programming and engaging activities appropriate for our residents. These activities provide much-needed social, intellectual, physical, and emotional support.

Life at The Summit has so much to offer! You will find we put a priority on your happiness, safety, and dignity. You will find easy-to-navigate common areas designed with your safety in mind and many on-site services to create a home-like atmosphere that provides the assistance and services you need. Shoot some pool, play the baby grand piano, take a walk in our courtyard, or curl up with a book by one of the fireplaces.

SURROUNDING AREA

Located at 2415 S. Signal Butte Rd., The Summit is nestled within Sunland Springs Village, one of the largest active adult senior living communities in the surrounding Mesa area. The Summit is centrally located near restaurants, shopping centers, hospitals, and more. It’s a convenient location for neighboring communities such as Chandler and Gilbert.

PRICING

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TESTIMONIALS

GET IN TOUCH

SCHEDULE A TOUR

Contact us to learn more about our community and see what floor plans we have available. If memory care or assisted living is not the right type of care for your loved one, other senior housing options in the Avista Senior Living network could offer your family member the level of care they need.

2415 S. Signal Butte Rd.,
Mesa, AZ 85209

FAQs

General Senior Care Questions

Avista offers a range of enriching senior living services and amenities. These services include 24-hour trained staff, daily activities and events, scheduled transportation, nutritious meals, and housekeeping and laundry services. Our assisted living and memory care services are for those living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. We also offer limited independent living arrangements based on the needs and desires of each individual.

We do not offer respite care at this location.

Our senior living communities offer a range of daily events and activities for our residents to enjoy. These activities are designed to be fun, engaging, and enriching for our residents. Some examples include game nights, arts and crafts, exercise classes, live music performances, and movie nights.

At Avista Senior Living, we believe in providing personalized care to each of our residents. That’s why we maintain a low staff-to-resident ratio to ensure that all residents receive the care and attention they deserve.

We carefully screen and train our staff members to ensure that they are qualified to provide the care that our residents need. We conduct thorough background checks, drug tests, and reference checks on all of our employees, and we provide ongoing training to ensure that they are up to date on senior care best practices.

We begin by conducting an assessment of each resident’s needs to determine the level of care required. Based on this assessment, we create a personalized care plan that is designed to meet the individual’s unique needs and preferences.

We have licensed nurses on staff who are responsible for managing medications and ensuring that our residents receive the care that they need. We also work closely with each resident’s physician to ensure that they are receiving the appropriate medications and care.

A: Absolutely! We encourage our residents to bring their own furniture and belongings to help make everything more like home.

We welcome visitors at our senior living communities and encourage our residents to spend time with their family and friends. We have guidelines in place to ensure that all visitors are respectful of our residents and their needs. Please contact us to learn more about visitor guidelines and restrictions.

We have flexible visiting hours to ensure that our residents can spend time with their loved ones when it’s most convenient for them.

We take the safety and security of our residents very seriously. Our senior living community have secure entrances, emergency call systems, and trained staff on duty 24/7 to ensure that our residents are safe and secure.

We understand the important role that pets can play in our residents’ lives, so we have a pet-friendly policy at our senior living community. We do have certain guidelines in place to ensure that all pets are well-behaved and under control. Please contact us to learn more about our pet policies and if Fido or Fluffy can join our community!

We offer restaurant-style dining at our senior living community to ensure that our residents can enjoy delicious, nutritious meals in a social and inviting setting.

Yes, we offer transportation services to nearby doctors’ offices and grocery stores. We want to ensure that our residents have access to the services they need to maintain their independence.

We offer a variety of room options that cater to different preferences and needs. Our rooms are designed to be comfortable, spacious, and functional, with ample natural light and scenic views. For assisted living residents, we offer three floor plans: a studio apartment, one-bedroom apartment, and two-bedroom apartment. For memory care residents, we offer two easy-to-navigate room layouts.

Yes, we offer regular housekeeping and laundry services to ensure that our residents live in a clean and hygienic environment. We want our residents to focus on enjoying their retirement, not worrying about household chores.

Avista prioritizes residents’ physical, emotional, and social well-being. We offer personalized care plans, engaging activities, and state-of-the-art amenities that promote a fulfilling retirement lifestyle. Our experienced staff is dedicated to providing compassionate and high-quality care to all.

We have received positive reviews from our residents and their families. Our residents appreciate the exceptional care and attention they receive from our staff, while their families feel reassured that their loved ones are in good hands. We take great pride in our reviews and strive to exceed our residents’ expectations every day.

The staff at Avista’s senior living communities are compassionate, professional, and dedicated to providing the best care possible for our residents. They are highly trained and experienced in senior care, and they take the time to get to know each resident personally to provide highly individualized care.

We accept residents from anywhere in the country. From close by in East Mesa to nearby cities Phoenix, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Apache Junction, and Fountain Hills to any location in the US. We are conveniently located near major highways, making it easy for families to visit their loved ones.

The next step for getting more information about The Summit at Sunland Springs is to either use the form above, call our admissions team, or schedule a tour of our facility. Our team is always available to answer any questions you may have and provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision.

The next steps to move into The Summit at Sunland Springs involve a comprehensive assessment of your loved one’s needs and preferences, followed by the development of a personalized plan for receiving care. Our team will guide you through the entire process, from signing the lease to settling into your new home. Please fill out the form or give us a call.

Assisted Living Questions

Assisted living is a type of senior care that provides assistance with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, and medication management. It is the perfect option for older adults who want to maintain their independence but need some help with daily tasks.

At Avista, our pricing includes personalized care plans, 24/7 staffing, medication management, housekeeping and laundry services, daily meals, and access to all community amenities.

Medicare does not typically cover the cost of long-term care (i.e., residential care lasting over 100 days). However, Medicaid may provide some financial assistance for eligible seniors. Please speak with one of our financial advisors for more information.

The age at which someone may need our services can vary, but typically it’s when they require assistance with activities of daily living like bathing, dressing, and eating. This stage may occur in their 80s or later; it all truly depends on the individual’s health and abilities.

Assisted living communities provide assistance with activities of daily living and medication management, while nursing homes (skilled nursing care facilities) offer skilled medical care for those with more complex medical needs.

Some pros include a social and active lifestyle, assistance with activities of daily living, and access to medical care. It can also be less expensive than a nursing home.

Some cons may include a sense of loss of independence and a lack of privacy.

At Avista, we welcome a diverse group of residents, but the most common types of residents are seniors who require assistance with activities of daily living or those who desire a more social and active lifestyle.

At Avista, we have a team of experienced professionals who are responsible for everything that happens in our community, including our Executive Director, Director of Health Services, and Director of Sales and Marketing.

Our caregivers provide assistance with activities of daily living, medication management, and emotional support to residents.

Independent Living Questions

Independent living is a type of senior living where seniors live in their own private apartment or cottage and have access to amenities and social activities, while still maintaining their independence.

We are an assisted living community that offers memory care services. However, we also offer limited availability independent living services for residents under supervisory care.

Memory Care Questions

Memory care is specialized care for individuals living with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, and other memory-related conditions. It offers a safer and supportive environment that is designed to meet the unique needs of individuals with memory loss.

Yes, memory care is a good idea for those living with memory-related conditions, as it offers specialized care and support services to help manage symptoms, provide security, and improve quality of life.

The average cost of memory care in Arizona can vary, but it is generally around $5,000 to $7,000 per month.

The average time a person spends in memory care can vary depending on the individual’s condition and needs. It is not uncommon for individuals to stay in long-term care for several years.

Sometimes people use these terms interchangeably. When they do not, memory care will typically refer to a type of care specifically designed for individuals living with memory-related conditions, including dementia care. Dementia care, on the other hand, can refer to a range of services and support for individuals living with any type of dementia, although usually with more advanced, neurodegenerative conditions.

The best place for someone with dementia is in a safe and supportive environment that is designed to meet their unique needs, such as a memory care community like The Summit at Sunland Springs from Avista.

The decision to transition someone with dementia into care will depend on the individual’s specific needs and circumstances. In general, it is a good idea to consider moving someone into care when their safety or well-being is at risk and they require more care and support than can be provided at home.

It’s generally not recommended to leave a person with dementia alone as they may become confused or disoriented and potentially harm themselves. At Avista communities, we have staff available 24/7 to ensure the safety and well-being of our all residents.

Yes, watching TV can be a form of entertainment and provide a sense of familiarity and comfort for someone living with dementia. At The Summit at Sunland Springs from Avista, we offer a range of activities for our memory care residents, including TV time, to help them feel engaged and stimulated.

It depends on the individual and their specific needs. Some people with dementia may prefer to stay at home, while others may benefit from the structure and social interaction of a community like The Summit at Sunland Springs from Avista.

Making someone with dementia happy can involve providing familiar and enjoyable activities, creating a calm and supportive environment, and showing them respect and dignity. At Avista communities, our staff are trained to provide individualized care that addresses the unique needs and preferences of each resident.

Caring for someone with dementia requires specialized knowledge and training in order to provide personalized care that addresses their specific needs. That can involve creating a calm and supportive environment, offering structured and stimulating activities, and ensuring that their health and safety needs are met. At The Summit at Sunland Springs, our memory care staff are trained to provide the highest level of care for our residents.

Comforting a dementia patient can involve providing a familiar and safe environment, offering meaningful and engaging activities, and ensuring that their physical and emotional needs are met. At Avista, we strive to create a warm and supportive environment for our memory care residents, and offer a range of amenities and activities to help them feel at home.

Ultimately, the responsibility for a person with dementia falls on their family and caregivers. However, in a memory care community like The Summit at Sunland Springs from Avista, our staff are trained and equipped to provide specialized care and support for residents with dementia.

The Summit at Sunland Springs from Avista offers specialized memory care services for residents living with dementia, including a secure and structured environment, personalized care plans, engaging activities, and 24/7 staff support. Our goal is to create a comfortable and supportive environment that promotes the health and well-being of our residents.

At Avista, we are dedicated to providing the highest level of care and support for our memory care residents. Our staff are highly trained and compassionate, and we offer a range of personalized services and amenities to help our residents feel at home. Additionally, our memory care community is designed to with safety and security in mind, and promotes engagement and social interaction.

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