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You’re going to feel right at home at Gardens at Ocotillo Senior Living.

Settle in to this serene, comfortable senior living community in Chandler, Arizona. Gardens at Ocotillo Senior Living is seated in the heart of the Southeast Valley, surrounded by parks including Veterans Oasis Park with its wetlands and Sonoran Desert landscape. Catch a Diamondback’s game, shop at Chandler Fashion Center, or hit the slots at a local casino. The close proximity to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport makes it easy for friends and family to visit and enjoy the fun with you.

Despite the beautiful surroundings, we understand if you never want to leave the community! Gardens at Ocotillo Senior Living boasts so many wonderful amenities including a common area with computers, an activities room for arts and crafts, a full-service beauty salon so you can BE You, and state-of-the-art fitness equipment to BE Healthy — what more could you need?

How about a private dining room where you can host your family? Wine tastings in the Sky Lounge? Maybe a pool and outdoor areas to enjoy the Arizona sunshine? Check, check, and check — we’ve got it all and so much more. Thank goodness for the laundry and housekeeping services, because you’ll be too busy for any of those chores with all there is to see and do at Gardens at Ocotillo Senior Living!

Pack up your furry friend — yes, our retirement community is pet-friendly, too! — and join us. We offer a range of living options and our transparent pricing will ensure you know exactly what your monthly rent will be. No buy-in fees, no hidden charges. The door is open; c’mon in! You’re going to love it here. This is senior living at its finest.


Our senior living options allow you the freedom to choose.

Independent Living

Seniors 55 and older living life on their terms. Comfortable, modern living, with all the amenities and maintenance taken care of.

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Assisted Living

Licensed Assisted Living offering residents the freedom to enjoy new experiences, with just the right amount of help.

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Memory Care

Abilities and interests of the individual are encouraged, fostering increased engagement and participation in residents with dementia.

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BE Healthy
Health and wellness are cornerstones of a happy life. Our signature fitness programs are designed with you in mind. Enjoy a vibrant lifestyle and keep yourself fit — in body and soul.
BE Involved
Don’t let your wealth of knowledge and talents go untapped. At Gardens at Ocotillo Senior Living, you’ll share your skills and expertise, help others, and shape the future within your community and beyond.
BE Inspired
What inspires you? Family and friends? Literature? Travel? It’s different for everyone — sometimes it’s different each day! Gardens at Ocotillo Senior Living’s host of unique activities encourage you to think creatively and keep your mind active.
“BE You” has a unique definition for every person. What appeals to you today might be different tomorrow. Life at Gardens at Ocotillo Senior Living means you can be and do whatever you choose, whenever you choose — even on a whim!
Gardens at Ocotillo Senior Living

Health and wellness are cornerstones of a happy life. Our signature fitness programs are designed with you in mind. Enjoy a vibrant lifestyle and keep yourself fit — in body and soul.

Gardens at Ocotillo Senior Living

Don’t let your wealth of knowledge and talents go untapped. At Gardens at Ocotillo Senior Living, you’ll share your skills and expertise, help others, and shape the future within your community and beyond.

Gardens at Ocotillo Senior Living

What inspires you? Family and friends? Literature? Travel? It’s different for everyone — sometimes it’s different each day! Gardens at Ocotillo Senior Living’s host of unique activities encourage you to think creatively and keep your mind active.

Gardens at Ocotillo Senior Living

“BE You” has a unique definition for every person. What appeals to you today might be different tomorrow. Life at Gardens at Ocotillo Senior Living means you can be and do whatever you choose, whenever you choose — even on a whim!

The keys to your best life are simple: BE Healthy, BE Involved, BE Inspired, and BE You. provides enrichment programs, activities, and amenities to promote your happiness, independence, and total wellness.

BE Healthy
BE Involved
BE Inspired

What People Are Saying About Us

Kimberly Santoni
Kimberly S.
19:32 20 Jan 22
David Hatfield gave us a wonderful tour of his lovely property. He was friendly, caring and funny. Feeling comfortable with the person helping you make a decision of this magnitude is very important. Our thanks to David for his kindness; we very much enjoyed touring the Gardens at Ocotillo.
Carol David
Carol D.
23:12 26 Aug 21
Sherry Rea
Sherry R.
17:45 30 Jul 21
The Gardens was a very relaxing time for me. Two staff members made it an excellent experience and those staff members were David and Mary Beth.
Marilyn Chenault
Marilyn C.
02:40 08 Jun 21
As a business owner myself I have continued to be impressed with the level of service, the quality of care, cleanliness of the facility and the constant communication that this senior living facility provides. My Dad has been a resident there for almost 2 years and things continue to get better and better. We researched and visited many facilities here in the valley before deciding on this one as my Dad has previously been at another community that was not a place I would recommend. Gardens of Ocotillo stand far above the rest and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a place for their loved ones. Even through the crazy Covid year they have been absolutely AMAZING and their transparent communication has been greatly appreciated. Each time I am there it is so obvious how much they love each one of their residents. I have several friends who’s parents are in other communities in the valley and unfortunately they don’t have great things to say and it’s such a shame. I am so great full for everyone who works there and cares so much for my sweet Dad. 5+ stars all around to them.
Whitney Jones
Whitney J.
19:39 18 Jan 21
I would give 6 stars if I could! The Gardens of Ocotillo is so great with my grandpa Bob. I was so hesitant with finding the right fit for my family but I couldn’t be happier. Besides the fact that it’s beautiful and up-kept, the staff here really does love what they do. It’s such a community feel which is rare for these places! I used to work in several locations being a caregiver, so I can say first hand how great the people here are! Everyone seems to know everyone, and the energy is always so positive and warm. If you’re looking for a peaceful, inviting, engaging place for your loved one... this is it!
04:48 25 Nov 20
Look no further; this is the perfect place for you or your loved ones to live. I found this community for my parents, and they have lived in both assisted and independent apartments, either way, you cannot go wrong. The staff here is accommodating and friendly. They know and care about all of the residents. The apartments are beautiful, and the property includes a pool, a few different types of rec rooms, a gym, movie theater, and a library. The staff ensure there are a wide variety of activities each day, movies, trivia, bowling on the Wii (surprisingly popular), bingo, arts and crafts, themed meals, happy hours, various outings, etc. They've even been known to have specialists come in for hands-on assistance with handheld devices for residents. I really can't say enough how grateful I am for the Gardens at Ocotillo and their staff.The precautions they've taken to ensure residents have been safe during COVID has been outstanding. Meals to their rooms ( based off the resident ordering from a menu in advanced), regular communications including town hall meetings from the doorways of their apartments, no non-essential outside visitors, etc. I'm happy and comfortable with my family being a member of this community.If you're looking for yourself or a family member, I highly recommend visiting this community.
13:36 12 Aug 20
What a wonderful place. My father-in-law moved here from an assisted living "warehouse" in Florida. He was unable to eat on his own or even get out of bed when he got here. Within a month the staff had him getting up every day with a big smile and eating in the dining room 3 times a day. He passed away after a year but he said many times how he wished he had moved there years earlier. Fantastic caring staff, excellent food, clean fun place, all around top notch. I want to move there when I finally need to have assisted living.
Donald Levine
Donald L.
17:17 02 May 20
Jolie Montano
Jolie M.
17:34 05 Feb 20
Normally don’t write reviews but this resident care and their staff really do show their appreciation. My mother is in memory care and is having a difficult time at the moment. Care staff Juan and Lizeth are consistently coming into my mothers room making sure she is doing okay bringing her anything she needs, making sure she is comfortable in bed, and really just giving her a little company so she doesn’t feel alone. It is a difficult time for us right now but we are so grateful for such wonderful and caring staff like these 2. Thank you so much Gardens.
Bt. H
Bt. H
03:32 12 Jan 20
I visited the Gardens of Ocotillo and was immediately impressed. Of course their building is beautiful, but what impressed me the most was the staff interaction with their residents, the smiles on the residents faces and you could truly see the staff loves what they do. I was toured by Dave and he was kind and warm. He knew the residents names and as he toured me he would always greet his residents as they passed by. I would definitely recommend this community if your looking for a place that will keep your loved engaged and happy.
14:24 24 Nov 19
My Father and I visited the Gardens at Ocotillo because Dad needs some extra help now and could use some friends instead of just watching TV all day. As soon as we walked in we were greeted by a very friendly lady who went on to tell us how she has lived there the last 3 years and how happy she was. She was so cute! Then Tami visited with us and took Dad and I on a tour of the apartment rooms. The facility was so lovely and smelled delicious (it was lunch time). Tami took her time with Dad asking him what his hobbies were and assured him he would meet others with the same interests which I found very comforting. I felt guilty at first for pushing my Father to leave his home of over 35 years for a retirement home, but now I wish I had done this sooner after finding the Gardens at Ocotillo :)
Barbara M
Barbara M
18:08 23 Nov 19
I went in with a family member on a weekend afternoon to see a loved one who lives in the Memory Care unit. One caregiver, Lizette, really showed her love for caring for residents. I walked in to go see my family member while she was making the bed, picking up trash, and pretty making sure the room looked absolutely spotless! After she went around interacting with the residents making sure they were okay. Really melt my heart seeing such great staff members looking after my family member and others! So many amazing staff members! Really recommend this facility to anyone looking for the proper care for a loved one.
Harrison Corroben
Harrison C.
21:55 22 Nov 19
I have been to many communities with clients and it is not always an easy process. It is very easy to make promises but it is not always easy to keep them. Not only did Dave put the client and family at ease as soon as we started talking even though she was super anxious but he followed through with each promise that he made on the tour once the client moved in. I could not be more impressed with the current care that is being given and the atmosphere in which that client is living in. I have since spoken with him about other clients and this community is prompt with communication, is wonderful with follow up yet not pushy and delivers on what they say that they are going to do. I highly would recommend Gardens at Ocotillo!
Rachel Wasserstrom
Rachel W.
22:27 21 Nov 19
It is unusual to find so many residents that stop in the halls to say hello. They seem very engaged in the community. Call lights seem to be answered quickly and the nursing staff is on top of things. Lots of activity and the food is good!
Jenna Black
Jenna B.
01:19 19 Nov 19
The Gardens & Staff are Great!Our mother has lived at the Gardens for almost 2 years. Recently she moved to a new larger apartment. The staff, especially Tammy Ojwang, Executive Director, was helpful, expeditious and efficient throughout the entire process. She kept us informed at each step of the process, ensuring my mother's care and happiness with the change was paramount, keeping the family fully informed. The Gardens is a beautiful facility, well appointed with awesome staff & leadership. We and our mother is extremely happy living at the Gardens! We highly recommend this complex!!
Debra L Corbin
Debra L C.
19:02 07 Nov 19
My father originally came to Gardens for 30 days of respite care in June of 2018. In October the same year he decided to make it his permanent residence. I have great peace of mind having him there and close to my home in Chandler. Tami, the director obviously loves what she does and has always been there to answer my questions and help my father when I’ve needed something special. She is just one of the great assets to Gardens. Irene, Andrea and Leah are also solid caregivers that never hesitate to answer my questions or help with any requests as well. They all take the time to make my father and the other guests feel welcome and individually important. There are numerous activities available for all residents, shuttle service to shopping if needed, two restaurants to dine in, a lounge and a bistro to enjoy any time. One of the best features that gives me comfort is the emergency button all residents wear, he has used it many times and received the assistance he needed as soon as possible, this is so important as our parents get older and need additional help at times. We had numerous choices of where my father wanted to move; he chose Gardens, and I am glad he did.
Mark S
Mark S
16:53 20 Oct 19
wendy conroy
wendy C.
23:01 09 Mar 19
I have been looking for a place for my mom to reside and was having struggles with locating a place in the right budget with the right amenities & location. Dale at the Gardens was most helpful and took the time to understand my search criteria and guided me to locations that would fit my needs. I am certain that the community is a great place to live!!
Trisha Euper
Trisha E.
22:05 07 Feb 19
mary mcnally
mary M.
10:45 28 Feb 18
All team members provide outstanding service. They call all residents and family by their first names. The meals are good. The activities are outstanding. I highly recommend living at Gardens at Ocotillo for those transitioning into their elder years or need assisted living/memory care.
Kathleen Valencia
Kathleen V.
03:20 12 Jan 18
karla blanco
karla B.
04:59 15 Nov 17
My Mother-in-law was one of the first residences at Gardens in independent living. She enjoyed the final two years of her 100 yr old life at Gardens. The staff is like a caring, loving family that provided support as needed plus lots of varied activities for all the residence. She loved the staff and all her Garden's friends.
Mike Evans
Mike E.
20:16 05 Oct 17
They are friendly place to live and work at
Latonia Moore
Latonia M.
02:40 26 Aug 17
Delphina Dalmeida
Delphina D.
05:17 09 Aug 17
A wonderful community.
Joel Goldman
Joel G.
23:04 31 Jul 17
We spent six months looking into facilities that offered assisted living choices for our 95 year old mother. We looked online and visited many facilities in the area. We chose the Gardens at Ocotillo for a number of reasons and have not been disappointed.There was never a hard sell, which we appreciated. The facility is gorgeous and there are beautiful seasonal touches throughout the common areas. Mom’s apartment is perfect for her. She even has her own washer and dryer in the apartment! The caregivers and staff are incredibly kind to Mom and truly love what they do. If Mom rings the buzzer, somebody promptly shows up to assist her.Our goal is for Mom to get the help she needs, but to do as much for herself as she is able. The staff has made that happen. She gets the help she needs, which might be different one day from the other. We have been able to specify what daily and weekly needs work for her. Mom is very sharp, so if something isn’t working, she would tell us!Mom loves to dine. Cloth napkins and a beautiful dining room with a full menu is available. She can order off the menu or from the two specials of the day. The dining staff seems to know just what special touch is needed for each resident.Activities are numerous! There are special events on a regular basis…singers and professional groups come to the facility for seasonal entertainment. Once each month there is an extra special dinner that is focused on a certain color. Residents dress up and seem to love the special evening. Mom goes to exercise class during the week, and has a standing appointment at the hair salon. When she needed physical therapy, she was able to get quality rehab at the facility, which was very helpful to her.The facility is large enough to find people who Mom enjoys, but small enough where the caregivers and staff know Mom.We have had great communication with the caregivers and administrators.Our extensive search has been successful! Mom has now been at the Gardens at Ocotillo for 16 months. She originally told us she lived at the “Meadows”…and we’d know she was home when she called it the “Gardens”. It’s been the “Gardens” for over a year!
Paula Teichman
Paula T.
01:07 11 Dec 16
Big Traveler
Big T.
21:45 17 Oct 16
Sandy Rodriguez
Sandy R.
00:36 17 Sep 16
Daniela Moreno
Daniela M.
12:20 24 Aug 16
I didn't know what to expect when I moved into the Gardens at Ocotillo, but I can truly say it has above and beyond what I hoped for. We are family here. No matter what your status is in the community we are all one. There couldn't be a better staff. They are so involved in our lives and put their hearts and souls into making our days fulfilling and fun. I can't think of a better place to spend my retirement years. Thank you, Gardens at Ocotillo.
Angie Lawson
Angie L.
22:48 10 Aug 16
Beautiful facility with many apartment options and great amenities. Great tour and information from Dan. He provided practical and crucial insight about the senior moving process I would highly recommend reviewing this facility.
Carolyn Davis
Carolyn D.
18:56 07 Aug 16
The Gardens at Ocotillo has created such a beautiful environment of love, caring, laughter and community. My parents moved in about a year ago, and it was one of the best decisions we ever made. The entire staff treats the residents with respect and kindness. After my dad past away, Mom was surrounded by people who truly cared and showered her with love, both from the other residents and the staff. I can't say enough about the Gardens at Ocotillo.. Thank you for all you do!
Karen Santini
Karen S.
14:32 29 Jul 16
Due to a fluid situation with my in laws' health, we came to the Gardens of Ocotillo to learn what options were available.We met with Dan Carter. Dan was very accommodating in gauging our interests and needs while offering solid options. He is direct and very informative- great to work with.My in laws health situation rapidly changed which therefore required their care plans to change several times in the course of a week.Dan was with us every step of the way. He was a source of facts, reason, and very accommodating during a challenging and hectic time for our family. Dan was a rock. He was our rock.He facilitated these changes for us rapidly, carefully, and compassionately.Dan, thank you for all you have done for us. You are so appreciated. And Gardens of Ocotillo is fortunate to have you in their employ. ( And this is written by someone who worked in eldercare!) You and Gardens of Ocotillo are top notch professionals!!!!
Monica Eorgoff
Monica E.
20:34 22 Jul 16
Circumstances prevented my parents from moving into the Gardens of Ocotillo, but the staff exceeded my expectations for the support and care they provided my family when my mother was moved from home to another Spectrum property in Illinois. Dan Carter in Sales was particularly instrumental in helping us in the transfer of paperwork and support toward her move to Lombard Place in Lombard, IL. Both the Gardens of Ocotillo and Lombard Place have shown our family to have compassionate, caring people on staff in clean facilities. My mother is well-cared for at Lombard Place, but if it had worked out for her to live at Gardens of Ocotillo, it would have been a positive move for her, I am sure.The Spectrum Company offers quality senior living for its residents.
Jan Lutz
Jan L.
03:32 21 Jul 16
Having a family member in memory care is very difficult for the resident, the staff, and the family. Our experience at Ocotillo Gardens was superb given these difficulties. The staff was so caring. Everyone was treated with dignity, respect, and the many needs were attended to promptly. I couldn't give this place any higher recommendation.
Charles Moss
Charles M.
19:19 03 May 16
Our Mom moved in month of July 2015. Great move on her part. Loves the staff and residents. Very caring environment. Staff knows almost all by their first name. A vaired menu of activites. Excellent food.
Chuck Howell
Chuck H.
17:49 05 Nov 15
Moved my mother-in-law in the middle of May. It's a beautiful, NEW facility. They go to great lengths to make sure they know everyone's name and that everyone is cared about. It means so much to mom that she is greeted by name. Staff is super helpful and kind. The dining area is linen table cloths and napkins. The food is (for the most part) very well-prepared. Definitely "Senior" portions, but adequate and they get to order off a menu, so that's nice. The rooms are well-appointed and rooms are good size. The decorations in the common areas are fabulous! They provide fun activities for them to do. Their own movie theater and BINGO are huge hits as are the other get-togethers. Would totally encourage you to check it out if you're looking for independent or assisted living.
Peggy Garrett
Peggy G.
21:00 07 Jul 15
Felicia Butlers
Felicia B.
14:24 09 Sep 17
Staff has been helpful. Have not shared concerns with anyone
Louise Hurff
Louise H.
04:12 26 Jul 15