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Copper Canyon Retirement Living in Tucson, AZ

A custom Assisted Living, Alzheimer’s & Memory Care Facility in Tucson, AZ for your loved one!

Located just north of the Rillito River, Copper Canyon is not just a memory care facility, we are a memory care community. It is a warm, welcoming senior community for those in need of assisted living, transitional assisted living, or memory care. Unlike a traditional nursing home, which is equipped to handle persons with assisted living needs but lacks the staff training and infrastructure needed to nurture those with memory challenges, Copper Canyon takes a holistic approach to provide the very best care for your loved one. Copper Canyon combines Person-Centered Care with an extensive Memory Care Life Enrichment Program that encompasses the six Sunshine Pillars of Wellness through physical, social, emotional, cognitive, sensory, and spiritual nurturing to enable your loved one to live life to the fullest in a safe and secure environment. Our memory care facility in Tucson offers Transitional Assisted Living for persons starting to experience memory challenges, Memory Care for Alzheimer’s and dementia, respite, and hospice care with a professional staff available day and night and is conveniently located just blocks away from Northwest Medical Center. Our mission is to provide a warm and secure environment that encourages residents to feel more independent, safe, and engaged. Residents can choose from multiple floor plans, including private and semi-private suites, as well as companion suites. Copper Canyon memory care facility residents receive Person-Centered Care with care options ranging from dressing assistance and personal hygiene, to medication and continence management and more in an encouraging and nurturing environment. Our team seeks to foster independence over dependence in a private setting to provide the personalized attention your loved one needs.

Pricing starting at $3,900 with customized care packages

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I like the way they treat their staff and residents both. warmly, respectfully, protected. thanks Copper Canyon team.

- Mohamed Osman Gaameedle

The staff at Copper Canyon are some of the most kind, caring and compassionate people I have had the pleasure to work with.

- Justin Gallick

Terri still remembers me and my dad when I see her around and is always very friendly. I would absolutely recommend Copper Canyon.

- Judy Hankinson

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Copper Canyon offers world-class services and amenities:

We provide our residents with a comfortable apartment, healthy and nutritious meals, utilities, a full activity calendar, beautiful common areas, and more.

Our Memory Care Life Enrichment Program are designed to honor the memories and experiences of our residents by providing physical engagement, spiritual support, sensory stimulation, social connections, intellectual discovery, and emotional expression. The program includes:

  • Music Therapy: era-specific music to bring back fond memories and decrease anxiety
  • Aroma Therapy: Smells reminiscent from childhood such as home-baked cookies and fresh baked bread
  • Validation Techniques: Words are powerful and our residents are encouraged to give and receive positive feedback
  • Socialization: Residents and staff all enjoy time together each day in both large and small groups in safe settings to combat feelings of loneliness and isolation
  • Health & Wellness: Providing activities that promote residents’ physicality help to curb agitation, wandering and sleeplessness, while intellectual activities encourage learning and participating in both new and familiar hobbies
  • Spiritual Support: Music, discussion, prayer, affirmations, nature and other diverse means of spiritual support provides comfort and familiar purpose
  • Life Skills Stations: Miniature kitchens, faux engines, and mailboxes are among the many real-life scenarios and work the residents did in their youth
  • And much more!

Our Person-Centered Care approach focuses on our residents’ needs, while our Active Living Programs allow them to live life to their fullest capability. Our residents feel at home in Copper Canyon because our approach is based on the residents’ lifetime routine, not ours. Additionally, we provide options for health monitoring, medication management, assistance with dressing, bathing, grooming, and oral care.

Our team includes a highly-trained Executive Director, licensed Director of Nursing, licensed Memory Care Director, and certified Life Enrichment Director. Our passionate and dedicated team of skilled professionals offer exceptional support for our residents’ needs, including physical, social, emotional, and cognitive needs, through engaging daily activities.

Active Living Program
We have a certified Life Enrichment Director leading engaging daily activities, weekly on-site social events, and fun cultural excursions as part of a researched-backed health and wellness program.

It’s easy to become spoiled with our 24/7 Dining Experience. We go beyond all-day dining to so you can enjoy gourmet food prepared from the freshest ingredients by our Executive Chef and team of professionals any time of day or night. Since our quality of food and service must be experienced, we invite you to join us for lunch or dinner. Our chef is trained and happy to accommodate residents with dietary needs due to various health restrictions, such as low gluten and sugar-free diets, and much more.

Our daily menu also incorporates foods from the Rush University Medical Center MIND diet that fosters brain health. Our goal is that the MIND diet, in conjunction with our many Memory Care programs, will help hold off memory issues for as long as possible. Entrees are served on colored plates to stimulate appetite, and a server greets each resident individually with multiple daily menu choices. Learn more about our Memory Care dining program and the MIND diet.

Each apartment comes with safety pull-cords and residents wear location-based pendants, to provide that extra sense of security for families. Central air is in all apartments, with convenient individual temperature controls.

Copper Canyon is a just few minutes away from hospitals, shopping malls, and parks.

Our many secured walking paths and well-tended, enclosed gardens encourage a daily stroll. Residents can feel safe while enjoying the outdoor environment with a patio that features comfortable benches and beautiful views.

Whether you’re going away on business, planning a vacation, or simply need a break from caregiving, respite care at Copper Canyon is the perfect solution for providing your loved one with the Person-Centered Care that they need. Our safe, nurturing environment and professional staff will support the wellness needs of your loved one. Take advantage of the full amenities of our community; your loved one can rest while socializing with team members and other residents and you’ll have peace of mind knowing each suite features its own emergency response system. Contact us today to learn about the various levels of care available to our respite and short-term stay residents.

The transition to senior living can be difficult when faced with the normal physical and financial obstacles caused by aging and downsizing one’s home. To alleviate the stress involved with such a life-altering change, Copper Canyon offers a program that lessens the strain associated with moving. Caring and dedicated staff are available to assist in matters such as real estate, financial services, moving professionals, veteran assistance, and more.

Guess who’s coming to dinner? It should be your friends! Refer your friends to us, and receive a bonus when they choose custom senior living at any Sunshine Retirement Living community.

Senior living at Copper Canyon means an custom, month-to-month lease. No buy-ins or long-term contracts with extra fees.

Copper Canyon – License Number: AL8894C – expires Feb 29, 2020

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Resident Activities at Copper Canyon

Weekly Physical Activities

Every Tuesday

– 10:30am | Armchair Yoga
– 6:00pm | Courtyard Ball Toss

Every Wednesday

– 10:30am | Strength Training
– 6:00pm | Horse Shoes

Every Friday

– 1:15pm | Nature Craft: Leaf Pressing and Stained Glass
– 6:00pm | Volleyball


– First and third Monday 6:30pm | Therapy Dog Visit
– First Thursday 3:00pm | Trip to deliver Dog Biscuits to Animal Care Clinic
– First Friday 3:00pm | Dance Social

Weekly Mental Activities

Every Sunday

– 10:15am | Communion
– 3:00pm | Gardening

Every Monday

– 1:15am | Daily Chronicles and Devotional Readings
– 3:00pm | Crafts for a Cause: Dog Biscuit Making

Every Thursday

– 11:00am | Musical Hymns
– 6:00pm | Corn Hole Game

Every Saturday

– 10:30am | Fitness Class
– 3:00pm | Movie and Manicures

Call today & learn more about our various daily activities: (850) 583-4909

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Copper Canyon – Tucson, Arizona Senior Apartments

Why Copper Canyon is the right place for your loved one

Copper Canyon is one of the most welcoming facilities for senior care Tucson has to offer. Our all-inclusive senior living center is more than a memory care unit. These senior homes in Tucson will provide your loved one with a safe, comfortable, place to call home.

The Copper Canyon staff will not only look after the physical needs of your senior or memory patient, but they will also focus on the emotional side of aging as well. Our staff is trained to provide a happy and peaceful environment for our guests because that’s what we would want for our own loved ones.

Although there are plenty of other senior homes in Tuscon, Copper Canyon is the most modern facility around.

As you will see from the floor plans on our website, residents and their families can choose among private, semi-private, and shared suites. Our facilities are set up to provide privacy and encourage independence for as long as possible. In fact, each apartment comes with safety pull cords so our staff can be available to your loved one at a moment’s notice.

If you are looking for dementia or Alzheimers care Tuscon or anywhere else in the metro area, schedule a tour of Copper Canyon.

The Setting

The Copper Canyon memory care facility is located within minutes of Tuscon’s best hospitals. We are also centrally located among convenient shopping areas and parks as well.

Our Tuscon retirement apartments are located on attractive, well-tended grounds. Your loved one will be able to enjoy cooler Arizona mornings while strolling through the outdoor walking paths. Our outdoor area is enclosed for our residents’ safety. We also ask our residents to wear tracking bracelets to make sure they can be located easily.

The Services

Our Copper Canyon staff of our Alzheimer’s, Memory Care, and Transitional Care programs are dedicated to offering top-notch, loving care to your senior or memory patient.

One way we show attention to our residents is by providing healthy gourmet meals. We have regular dining hours, but we also offer delicious snacks 24 hours a day. We know how important proper nutrition is for the elderly. We will cater to your loved one’s specific dietary needs and tastes.

Since most of our residents at Copper Canyon suffer from memory issues, we follow the Rush University Medical Center’s MIND diet that fosters brain health.

We will keep your loved one busy. Copper Canyon offers classes in Armchair Yoga and Strength Training, both of which are designed for our senior friends. We also provide outside activities such as time to toss a ball or to play a friendly game of horseshoes.

We have dance socials once a month and host visits from therapy dogs two times a month.

Let Us Help!

We know that choosing the right place for your loved one is a difficult decision. Let us show you our facilities and answer any questions you may have regarding the scope of our care. We promise that regardless of your aging family member’s physical and mental abilities, we will tailor our care to meet the needs of your loved one.

Reach out to us to schedule an appointment to tour our facility. You can call us at 520-812-3306, or you can fill out our online form.

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Copper Canyon Retirement Living

(520) 812-3306