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10015 W. Royal Oak Road
Sun City, Arizona 85351

Our Community

A Community with Friends

Residents at Royal Oaks make it their personal mission to get new residents "in the groove" right away. Whether it's reaching out to you for a meal in one of our dining venues, inviting you to join in a yoga class, or encouraging participation in one or more of our myriad of volunteer activities, Royal Oaks residents embrace new friendships.  Sign up for a lecture or class through Learning Tree, our lifelong, on-campus "university" and you'll enrich your mind and grow new friends! Check out our blog to get to know us even better.



We offer four Lifecare contract types: Type A non-refundable, Type A 90% refundable, Type A 50% refundable, and Type B 90% refundable. Fees include a one-time entry fee and a monthly service fee. These fees entitle you to live in your selected home, customized to your likes, and enjoy all the amenities of the community. If you would ever need assisted living, memory care, or long-term complete supportive living, those services are available to all Type A Lifecare residents for no increase in your monthly fee. A Type B Lifecare contract includes a discounted rate for higher levels of care. Your  can assist in helping you determine what may be the best contract for your personal situation. Call 623-815-4132 for more information.

Royal Oaks owns and maintains all residences, freeing you from that burden so you can travel, volunteer, work out, visit family, socialize, and enjoy these active years. Your home is uniquely yours when you move to Royal Oaks. Choosing from our wide array of options in our Design Center and adding your own custom and personal touches, you can create a home that reflects your style of comfort and life.

The Illingworth Assisted Living Center, the Friendship House for memory care, and the Care Center for Complete Supportive Living are each available to non-residents on a monthly fee basis. Phone 623-815-4132 for more information. You may also want to download this checklist to use when comparing assisted living centers.



Nutritious and delicious dining. Wellness and fitness programs. Nearly unlimited social programs and activities. Maintenance, housekeeping, and laundry. Transportation to health care providers and shopping.

These services and more contribute to increased longevity for residents at Royal Oaks. People who are socially active, intellectually stimulated, incorporate fitness at a comfortable level, take a proactive approach to wellness, and eat nutritious meals live independently longer.

Our promise to our residents is to help each and every one maintain lifelong independence. We take care of you so you can enjoy living at Royal Oaks. Come here... and have fun!


Contact Us

Main Phone

Royal Oaks Lifecare Community
10015 W. Royal Oak Rd.
Sun City, AZ 85351

To inquire about making Royal Oaks your home:

Marketing Department
[email protected]

To inquire about career opportunities:

Human Resources
[email protected]


About Us

Royal Oaks Lifecare, a financially sound retirement community, started as a dream of Dr. J. Davis Illingworth and Mr. Roe Walker. In the winter of 1983, Royal Oaks opened its doors. Through the years, Royal Oaks has made improvements, built new structures, and acquired additional land. The 38-acre campus includes 258 Independent Living Apartments, 102 Independent Living Garden Homes, 59 Assisted Living apartments, a 56-suite Memory Care Center and a 57-suite Complete Supportive Living building for gracious long-term-care assistance.

Royal Oaks is home to approximately 600 residents and maintains a strong and stable financial standing. We have a net worth of over $25 million. Royal Oaks is one of only a handful of communities across the nation that has received an "A" rating from Fitch Ratings, a global credit rating agency.

A tremendous tax benefit is provided to seniors when entering a Life Plan Community/CCRC. Since the IRS recognizes campuses like ours as medical facilities, Lifecare residents are allowed to deduct a certain percentage of the Entrance Fee AND Monthly Service Fee as medical deductions. The percentage is substantial for our residents--the Royal Oak representative will be able to elaborate. We encourage incoming residents to get financial advice on how best to take advantage of this benefit, based on your personal situation. This article from Smart Money magazine may be of interest.

Royal Oaks is a non-profit and residents are assured their fees will come back to them during their life stay. These promises are also backed by the People of Faith Foundation, Inc. which holds over $15 million in investment assets. The reserves are set aside to ensure that no resident, who through no fault of their own becomes unable to make their monthly service fee payment, would be asked to leave. This is an astounding promise, and it has been kept for thousands of Royal Oaks' residents for nearly three decades.


Talking to Your Family About Estate Planning, Aging, and Illness

Posted: 2/12/2018

Benjamin Franklin is credited with saying, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." Despite the certainty of death, many put off estate planning. Even more put off discussing their estate plans with their family.

All too often, clients learn about their deceased parent's relationship with another person only after receiving a copy of that parent's will. Others find themselves embroiled in probate litigation trying to protect their deceased parents' assets and business interests from step-parents or other family members. Unfortunately, deceased relatives don't talk and can't answer any questions.

While it is difficult to discuss death and dying, it is imperative that you have that difficult discussion to understand what your family members have planned at the time of their death. It's not "if they die," but "when they die."

Here are some questions that may be helpful for children to start a discussion with their parents:

  • Have you spoken with an attorney about an estate plan?
  • Have you prepared any papers to document your wishes in the event of an illness or disability?
  • What can I do to help you in the event of an illness or disability?

Similarly, it is important for parents to make their wishes known to their children. The following are helpful conversations starters for parents to discuss their estate plans with their children:

  • We recently met with an attorney and would like to tell you about our estate plan.
  • Can we share with you our plans for the future?
  • We've started to make plans in the event one of us becomes ill or disabled. We want to make sure you know where our important documents are in the event of an emergency.

Once a conversation is started, families should try to resolve the following issues:

  • Decision-makers: Who will hold financial and medical powers of attorney, act as the personal representative, and/or act as the trustee of any trust?
  • Finances: How should finances be handled and where can financial information be located?
  • Medical Wishes: How do you feel about in-home care, long or short-term care facilities, life-sustaining treatments, and organ donation?
  • Children: Who is to be your children's guardian if they are minors at the time of your death? What are important religious or educational values you want imparted to your children?
  • Distributions: How are assets to be distributed and are there any priorities for future use of any money that may be inherited
  • Information: Where are important papers, passwords for accounts, and safe deposit boxes located? Are there any attorneys, financial advisors, and accountants that can provide additional helpful information if needed?

Open communication helps avoid confusion and ensures everyone is prepared for the future. In particular, a candid conversation can set expectations and defray future conflict regarding money and the distribution of family heirlooms and memorabilia.

Everyone has an estate plan, whether you've chosen yours or you allow the government's plans to govern. Ensure your family is protected and armed with the tools and information needed to handle your estate or for you to handle your parent's estate. Kierman Law, PLC can help. Call us at 480.719.7333 or email Allison Kierman at [email protected] to schedule a consultation.

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