Frequently Asked Questions
About Senior Living in Tucson
We have compiled a list of commonly asked questions regarding Independent and Assisted Living. This page is intended to assist you in your search for the perfect retirement community, whether you are starting from scratch or have already narrowed down your options. We hope you find it helpful!
Discover the answers by clicking on each headline below.
Fellowship Square Tucson is a Christian Care Community and has been part of the organization for over 20 years.
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.
Christian Care Health Center was the first to open its doors in 1980. Today, Christian Care operates six retirement communities across Arizona: Cottonwood, Historic Mesa, Phoenix, Mesa, Surprise, and Tucson.
Assisted Living is ideal for seniors who need more support in their daily lives, but who do not require 24-hour skilled nursing care. In Assisted Living, residents receive a higher level of care and increased support with their activities of daily living and a higher level of care than what is available in Independent Living.
In The Oasis Assisted Living, we provide two levels of Assisted Living services: Supervisory Care and Personal Care (also known as Level 1 and Level 2).
For more information on the differences between Independent and Assisted Living, as well as the requirements for each, please visit our Levels of Care, Explained page.
Absolutely, we are a pet-friendly retirement community!
In Independent Living, we allow one pet per apartment (30 pounds or less), and a non-refundable pet fee will apply. Unfortunately, pets are not permitted in Assisted Living. However, leashed visitors are welcome!
Yes, rental rates increase each year.
Our Board of Directors and Organizational Leadership consider many details when making this decision, including overhead expenses, capital expenditures, government mandates, market conditions, and affordability. The Board is fully committed to our organization's Mission, Vision, and Values – and includes all three in the decision-making process.
When beginning research into Independent and Assisted Living options, the cost is certainly one of the deciding factors.
Many factors come into play when considering the costs associated with senior living, and it is important to look at all of them in order to get a clearer picture of what is best for your and your budget. To learn more about the costs involved, we encourage you to visit our Paying for Senior Living page.
If you are ready to analyze the numbers, you should check out our Senior Living Cost Calculator. This calculator will help you compare the costs of your current living situation, to those associated with living in a retirement community.
Or, you can also download a print-ready version below:
Yes, we do! Our Renters Advantage Program offers studio and one-bedroom apartment homes at a reduced rental rate for those who qualify. For more information, please visit our Affordable Senior Housing page.
With pricing for every budget, we are certain you will find the perfect apartment home for yourself or your loved one.
About the area
Fellowship Square Tucson is conveniently located on the north side of Broadway Blvd, a half mile east of Pantano Road.
Residents enjoy the benefits of being located within two miles of major shopping centers, restaurants, banking, and more. But once you arrive on campus, you would never know we are located within a bustling neighborhood! Nestled within 22 acres of lush landscaping and beautiful views of the Catalina mountains, Fellowship Square Tucson feels like a private oasis.
Other neighborhood destinations and transportation hubs include:
Miles from FSQ Tucson
St. Joseph's Hospital
3.5 miles west
Northwest Medical Center
3.5 miles west
University of Arizona
8.5 miles west
9.5 miles west
Tucson Int'l. Airport (TUS)
13.5 miles southwest