2002 W Sunnyside Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85029

Frequently Asked Questions

About Senior Living

Searching for a retirement community can be an overwhelming process. There are many aspects to consider, and each individual's journey is slightly different. However, on this page you will find a collection of some of the more frequently asked questions we receive from seniors and their families.

Whether you are just beginning your search, or you have narrowed down your favorite communities down to a few, we hope this information will be helpful for you in your own journey.

And of course, if you have any specific questions that are not answered here, please don't hesitate to reach out to our senior living experts to discuss your needs. 

Fellowship Square Phoenix is part of Christian Care Companies. 

Christian Care was founded in 1979, by a group of devoted Christians who recognized an opportunity to minister to Arizona seniors by offering affordable nursing care. Realizing this need, they formed a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization and named it Christian Care.

Photo of vacant lot, 1978 before construction of Christian Care Nursing Center

Christian Care Health Center was the first to open its doors in 1980. The Phoenix campus continued to grow, ultimately providing a full continuum of senior living options: independent living, assisted living, subsidized senior housing, skilled nursing, memory care and healthcare services.

Today, Christian Care operates six retirement communities across the state of Arizona: Cottonwood, Historic Mesa, Phoenix, Mesa, Surprise and Tucson.  

Assisted Living is ideal for those who need more support in their day-to-day lives, but who do not require the 24-hour skilled nursing care found in nursing centers. Residents receive increased assistance with their activities of daily living and a higher level of care than what is available in Independent Living.

In both The Oasis Assisted Living & Christian Care Manor II, we provide three different levels of Assisted Living services: Supervisory, Personal and Direct Care. In Christian Care Manor II, we accept ALTCS benefits as well as private pay.

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Manor II Assisted Living

The Oasis Assisted Living


Absolutely, we are a pet-friendly retirement community!

In Independent Living, we allow one pet per apartment (30 pounds or less), a non-refundable pet fee will apply. Unfortunately, pets are not allowed in Assisted Living. However, leashed visitors are welcome.

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This is a concern for many seniors when considering a move to a retirement community. They worry that they will be giving up their freedom - and they will be limited by rules and restrictions, or they will be required to participate in activities.  In fact, the opposite is true.

Our residents find the convenience and support of available services allows them to enjoy greater independence and freedom. Services such as housekeeping, transportation and maintenance relieves them of a 'to-do' list, so they have more time to enjoy the things they want to do.  Fellowship Square's Activities Team is truly dedicated to keeping our activities calendar fresh and inspiring.

Our residents feel encouraged to be themselves and enjoy each day as they choose. Whether they decide to spend the day at home reading a good book or fill their day with planned activities, it's their call.

When seniors begin thinking about making a move into senior living, the cost is undoubtedly one of the first questions that come to mind.
When comparing the monthly rent in a retirement community to the cost of your current living situation, it’s essential to consider the added value of all the services and amenities included. At most senior living communities, monthly rent covers services such as maintenance, landscaping, and housekeeping*.

At Christian Care/Fellowship Square Phoenix, we have several senior living options to meet a variety of budgets and needs. To learn more about these options, costs involved and financial assistance, please select one of the options below.

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Yes, rental rates for Fellowship Square Independent Living increase every January 1; The Oasis Assisted Living rates increase every July 1. 

Our Board of Directors and Organizational Leadership take many factors into account when making this decision, including overhead expenses, capital expenditures, government mandates, market conditions, and affordability. They are fully committed to our organization's Mission, Vision, and Values – and include all three in the framework of their analysis.

Yes we do! On our Phoenix campus, we offer subsidized senior housing in Christian Care Manors I, II and III.

Subsidized Senior Housing Phoenix

Independent Living

Assisted Living

Manors I & III

Manor II


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Christian Care Health Center accepts ALTCS, Medicare A & B, private pay and most managed care insurance plans.

For more information, please call Admissions directly at 602-443-5320 or email:

The main phone number at the Health Center is 602-833-4177.

Because everyone’s needs are different, we will consider admission for all inquiries. However, some possible reasons for denial include:

  • Dementia/Alzheimer’s needs - as our Health Center is not a secured unit.
  • Combative behaviors
  • Resident has an insurance plan that we do not contract with
  • Complex medical conditions at the time of hospital discharge

About the area

Fellowship Square Phoenix is conveniently located in the heart of north-central Phoenix, a few miles east of the I-17 freeway.  We are on the west side of 19th Avenue, a few miles south of Cactus Road.

Within 2 miles of major shopping centers, restaurants and banking, other neighborhood destinations and transportation hubs include:


Miles from FSQ Phoenix

Moon Valley Country Club

4 miles north

Midtown Phoenix District

10 miles south

Deer Valley/Cave Creek area

10 miles north

Sky Harbor International Airport

15 miles south


15 miles east


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Fellowship Square Phoenix
2002 W Sunnyside Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85029
PH: 602-833-4330

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