St. Luke's Home

Tucson, AZ - Assisted Living

Community size: Large (26-100)

St. Luke's Home is an attractive assisted living community in Tucson, Arizona. It is within stunning Pima County which is part of the Grand Canyon State.

St. Luke's Home has become the first and only assisted living Eden Alternative Community serving low-income Elders in the State of Arizona. Eden Alternative is an Elder-centered model that commits to creating a "human habitat," where life revolves around close and continuing contact with plants, animals, and children. It is these relationships that provide a meaningful life to old and young alike.

St Luke’s Home is a holistic, assisted-living community for people aged 55 and older of limited financial means. You feel the difference when you walk through the doors of St Luke’s Home, which is located on the edge of the University of Arizona campus in the historic Feldman Neighborhood of Tucson, Arizona.

Natural light, a friendly tail wag from the resident black Lab named Rio, and people of all ages coming and going. Add to that St Luke’s Home partnership with the University of Arizona, and a mission that is built on ensuring independence, aging with dignity, respect, and self-empowerment for all, and you know you have arrived in a very special place.

St. Luke’s Home (SLH) Inc. is an Eden Alternative® Model Elder-centered community built on innovative models of health and wellness that ensure independence, aging with dignity, respect and self-empowerment for all. The Eden Alternative Model was developed by Geriatrician Dr. William Thomas. The model emphasizes community living, intergenerational relationships and beautiful surroundings. As an Eden Home, life at St. Luke’s centers on live plants, animals, children and young adults and offers abundant opportunities to grow and learn.

St. Luke’s Home is proud to be the only nonprofit official registry of the Eden Alternative Model in Arizona and the only Academic Eden Model assisted-living facility in the United States. The Eden Model is built on research on how to ease the three, too-common plagues of aging: loneliness, helplessness and boredom.

As an Eden Model Home, St. Luke’s challenges these plagues with partnerships and programs that bring people of all ages to St. Luke’s to interact with the Elders. The calming effects of natural beauty are also emphasized at St. Luke’s with abundant desert landscaping outside that includes large mesquite trees, agave and prickly pear cactus. Inside, large windows invite in ample light into the rooms and common areas where Elders eat, celebrate birthdays, join in sing-alongs, listen to educational presentations and watch movies amid brightly colored walls and  live plants and flowers.

In short, St. Luke’s is proud to be an Eden Model home where dignity, respect and self-empowerment for all Elders are woven into the fabric of daily lives. 

Values

Respect

  • Listen to understand
  • Honor our differences

Compassion

  • Empathetic in all our interactions
  • Resolve to alleviate loneliness, helplessness, and boredom

Integrity

  • Be honest and accountable in all you do and say

Collaboration

  • Partner with others to achieve our shared goals

Innovation

  • We respond and act creatively to changing needs of elders
  • Everyone has opportunities for growth
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