Sagewood, the resort-style Life Plan Community, has opened Desert Willow Assisted Living, an expansion to its on-site Acacia Health Center and is currently accepting direct public admission. 

Desert Willow offers a refreshing approach to long-term health care with assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care support. The elegantly appointed assisted center features 44 contemporary designed one- and two-bedroom apartment homes, setting the standard for new assisted living communities in the Valley.

“Desert Willow provides high quality care to its residents in a serene surrounding that meets health needs and supports personal goals and aspirations,” said Nancy Jameson, director of admissions of Desert Willow.

Desert Willow is available to residents living at Sagewood and the public living outside of the retirement community. The assisted living neighborhood offers an attractive single-level monthly pricing that is all-inclusive of benefits, providing greater value and planning for one’s future with predictable costs.

The two-story Desert Willow Assisted Living offers modern floorplans with large windows providing natural light, a private bedroom with walk-in closet, open kitchen with refrigerator, individually controlled thermostat and cable television.

Desert Willow provides a neighborhood feeling with areas for social connections and activities including a formal restaurant-style dining room, fitness area, outdoor patios, a library, chapel, family areas for private dining and more.

Desert Willow provides an individualized approach to assisted living with a higher level of personalized care to include assistance with grooming and dressing, medications supervision, housekeeping and laundry, and 24-hour on-site licensed skilled nursing staff.

Five-Star rated from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Acacia Health Center focuses on a resident-based social-interactive model, offering a refreshing approach to health care. The center brings together best-in-class resources and health care services in assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care and rehabilitation focused on maximizing the well-being and quality of life for its residents.

For more information on Desert Willow Assisted Living at Sagewood, visit or call Nancy Jameson at 480-384-5825. Like the Sagewood community’s Facebook page at