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Home Care In Queen Creek, AZ

Home Care Queen Creek, AZ

They say that your golden years are the best years of your life. For most older Americans, that's how it should be - a time to relax, reflect, and live life in a familiar place. After all, senior citizens in the U.S. have worked tirelessly to build a better economy, serve their communities, and raise families.

However, as seniors grow older, completing daily tasks like showering and enjoying activities such as visiting the historic San Tan Historical Society gets harder without someone by their side. Unfortunately, many older Americans aren't able to rely on their adult children for help. The reality in today's world is that family members do not have the skills or time to dedicate to caring for their parents. That's where Always Best Care Senior Services comes in.

Our in-home care services are for people who prefer to stay at home as they grow older but need ongoing care that family or friends cannot provide. More and more older adults prefer to live far away from long-term, institutionalized facilities and closer to the place where they feel most comfortable - their home. Home care in Queen Creek, AZ is a safe, effective way to give your loved ones the care they need when they need it the most.

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The Always Best Care Difference

Since 1996, Always Best Care has provided non-medical in-home care for seniors to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle as they get older. We are proud to have helped more than 25,000 seniors maintain higher levels of dignity and respect. We focus on providing seniors with the highest level of in-home care available so that they may live happily and independently.

Unlike some senior care companies, we genuinely want to be included in our clients' lives. We believe that personalized care is always the better option over a "one size fits all" approach. To make sure our senior clients receive the best care possible, we pair them with compassionate caregivers who understand their unique needs. That way, they may provide care accordingly without compromising their wellbeing.

The Always Best Care difference lies in life's little moments - where compassionate care and trustworthy experience come together to help seniors live a fruitful, healthy life. Whether you are an aging adult that can't quite keep up with life's daily tasks or the child of a senior who needs regular in-home services, Always Best Care is here to help.


“I’d been caring for my father full time, 24/7 for 3.5 years before realizing I needed a break. Deciding on Respite Care was a difficult decision for many reasons. (If you know, you know). By the time we found Dixie at Always Best Care we had been through 6 care providers and two agencies in 12 months due to staffing issues. Marcy (owner) was warm, engaging and present. The support staff at Always Best were only ever a text away. (Thank you ladies!) And Dixie, Dad’s final friend, was a perfect fit. It didn’t take long for Dixie to feel like part of our family. On Dads last morning before Hospice we took him to breakfast at his favorite place. And if didn’t feel right unless Dixie was there. Thank you for helping my Dad and my Family through these final steps. You have my gratitude. (Image used with permission)”

Kevin J.

“We feel blessed to have found Marcy and her amazing group of caregivers to assist our Mom in remaining at home through the end of her life. Everyone involved in her care was extremely compassionate, understanding and flexible. It was so nice to have Marcy come out each time a new caregiver was assigned in order to introduce them to Mom. I always felt comfortable and confident in the quality of her care and safety.”

Shannon L.

“Our caregiver Marcy, with Always Best Care, is very attentive to our needs and exceeds our expectations! She is always willing to do whatever it takes to provide excellent care for my 90-year-old mother!”

Thomas M.

“Our family came to Always Best Care by way of VA benefits awarded which they were contracted to provide. Quickly, we could see ABC rates were more than competitive than the private care provider our family had in place. The Director's personal customer service was heads and shoulders above any provider in the East Valley we had interviewed or utilized. The staff was highly qualified, on time and professional. The Director hosted personal orientations with each new caregiver that entered our home to ensure there was never a gap in continuity of Care. Our prior experience was deflating and included 3 shifts that "no one even showed up for work" and worse, "the company didn't even know that the caregiver was not at work". ABC was just the opposite!! They used technology/communication savvy to ensure our Dad had the coverage we expected. I was impressed that Always Best Care prioritized my Father and, the overall needs of the entire family. As the care level increased, Always Best Care helped us adjust, understand what was happening and ultimately - increased care as matter in the event that it was an holiday or an overnight request. They were there with us personally to the end. I am a huge fan of ABC and can't express enough how grateful I am/was for their friendship and help. Please trust your loved ones to Always Best Care! You will love it~~”

Mercedes A.

“Marcy and her team of Caregivers are top notch and very caring! They took great care of my Mother-in-Law until she went into Hospice! She was very pleased with her caregivers!”

William D.

“Always Best Care Senior Service was a pleasure to work with when I needed a few days of help after surgery. The owner, Marcy, was very responsive, met with me prior to my surgery to personally go over my needs, and the caregivers she sent to help me were professional and caring. I would highly recommend Always Best Care to everyone.”

Jim M.

“Our family needed to get my disabled brother in an assisted living environment quickly as his care giver's health (our mother) was in decline. Always Best Care came to our rescue after finding out the needs and type of care needed to get our brother into a safe environment. We spent many hours looking and found the right place for him all in one day. Always Best Care also gave us resources to get additional financial help that my brother could qualified for. These amazing women helped us in a very stressful and emotional time when we were under extreme pressure and they made it as easy as possible considering the situation. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts!”

Emilie G.

“My mother had excellent care at Always Best Care for around 5 years. Her initial caregiver stayed with my mom the whole time and became a part of the family. She helped my mom with activities of daily living, drove her to appointments, helped her shop, cleaned and cooked, and helped her socialize with other seniors. As my mother's health deteriorated, Always Best Care helped find additional nursings assistants for around the clock care. All the nursing assistants were professional and caring. I highly recommend Always Best Care of Chandler/Gilbert.”

mary L.

“Marcy and her team were professional, helpful and relatable at a very difficult time for us. They were willing to work with us and provide exactly what we needed at every step of the way from in home care to Memory Care referrals. We couldn’t be more grateful to them.”

Lisa P.

“Marcy and her team of Caregivers are top notch and very caring! They look great care of my Mother-In-Law until she went into Hospice! She was very pleased with her caregiver!”

Linda C.

“Marcy was so very helpful for my dad. She appreciated his years of military service and gave us insight and direction to VA benefits.”

Ralph G.

“Our care giver from Always Best Care Senior Services is doing a fine job getting my spouse to cooperate on personal care, etc. and working with her for mental and physical exercises.”

Lisa R.

“Marcy and her team were fabulous!! Marcy always introduced new caregivers and made sure my mom was comfortable They took such great care of my mother! She was very happy!! I would totally recommend using them for your loved ones.”

Nancy W.

“I would recommend Always Best Care to anyone in my situation! They are very professional and very knowledgeable. More importantly they understand what you’re doing through and many times you feel like you are doing it all along and they really make you feel like have someone to lean on and someone to support you. I cried several times during my experience with them because I struggled with not sure what I was doing was the right decision and they were truly a friend to me and a shoulder to cry on, literally! They will never know just how grateful I am to them and what a big difference there are making in this world. May God richly bless them all!”

Renata J.

“Very good support for the family during a very stressful time.”

Marilyn M.

“I contacted the owner of Always Best Care in Chandler, AZ, Marcy Stenger, regarding an assignment for my MSW program. I needed assistance in collecting information on resources available for older adults. Marcy took time out of her day to answer all of my questions when I has been turned down by others. She is a wealth of knowledge and displays a tremendous amount of passion in the work that she does. I would highly recommend her for support needed with your loved one, she definitely would take the time to ensure all of your concerns and questions are addressed.”

Jacquelyn P.

“Always Best Care Senior Services was top notch from the RN caseworker to the aides. We used them for our 90 year-old parents for some respite care. My parents had nothing but good things to say about their caregiver. She was reliable, kind, and caring and did a lot of extras that were appreciated. Thank you for all your help.”

April P.

“I recently had a situation with the wedding of my daughter and needed a caregiver. My daughter's father is disabled and needed extra assistance to look his best and get to the wedding. Always Best Care was there to help. They were understanding, professional and on time. Since then I have needed Always Best Care's services for my 93-year-old Aunt. My Aunt has loved the friendly, cheerful company and the help has been priceless. Trust is a huge factor with having someone come into out home. I trust Always Best Care. They have done an excellent job with management, communication, and consistent high-quality care.”

Helen T.

“The day came when my mom needed extra help as she is older and has trouble doing the simple things we all take for granite. Like taking a shower without the fear of falling, making a lunch, cleaning up around the house and laundry and much more. I was at a lose of what to do for help as I could not keep up with it all as I work full time, kids, family and live across town. Always Best Care Senior Services provided Marcy who was a referral and ended up being the best thing that could have happened. My mom did not want help at first but over time she now is a big, big fan! My mom's lifestyle and attitude has improved and she is happy and likes the staff that helps her. Thank you so much to Marcy and team for how much they care and help my mom.”

David A.

“I would recommend this place to anyone! I worked for them and it was a blessing! Marcy has the biggest heart, and is willing to do anything to help her clients and her worker. She makes you feel like family. If you are looking for someone to help with your family or you are looking for a job you won’t regret picking Always Best Care! If I was still in Phoenix I’d still be working here! I miss it dearly.”

Marisol S.


Andrea G.

“I would like to recommend Marcy as a resource for the elderly and disabled. She was gracious and patient while working with my sister to find long term housing for here. I would like to share a story. I was not experienced with housing, agencies, financial services and regulations for seniors and disables citizens. It is a web of regulatory compliance and agencies. Without Marcy I would still be searching and most likely would have needed assistance for myself. The experience is overwhelming and without someone that is honest, compassionate as well as resourceful as Marcy; I would have never made it through the process. Although my sister has sense expired, Marcy was there from the beginning and still checks on me to this day. She is a resource, I never want to be without.”

Mariette J.

“Our family needed to get my disabled brother in an assisted living environment quickly as his family caregiver's health (our mother) was in decline. Always Best Care came to our rescue after finding out the needs and type of care needed to get our brother into a safe environment. We spent many hours looking and found the right place for him all in one day. Always Best Care also gave us resources to get additional financial help that my brother could qualify for. These amazing women helped us in a very stressful and emotional time when we were under extreme pressure and they made it as easy as possible considering the situation.”


“It is clear the love and care Marcy takes of her clients. She pays close attention to detail to make sure their needs are more than met. As owner of Canyon Creek Assisted Living & Memory Care the residents she has referred to us and the follow through she provides is more than we could hope for. Thank you!”

Heather M.

“Marcy, and her company, has been amazing to me and my mother in law. Marcy is very compassionate of the work, she does... she goes above and beyond, the needs of others. She has found Care for us, in our time of need, and we are appreciated the services render. Wouldn't ask for a better, company. ????”

Tina R.

What is Non-Medical Senior Care in Queen Creek, AZ?


Home is where the heart is. While that saying can sound a tad cliche, it is especially true for many seniors living in America. When given a choice, older adults most often prefer to grow older at home. An AARP study found that three out of four adults over the age of 50 want to stay in their homes and communities as they age.


When you begin to think about why, it makes sense. Home offers a sense of security, comfort, and familiarity.


The truth is, as we age, we begin to rely on others for help. When a family is too busy or lives too far away to fulfill this role, in-home senior care is often the best solution. Home care services allow seniors to enjoy personal independence while also receiving trustworthy assistance from a trained caregiver.


At Always Best Care, we offer a comprehensive range of home care services to help seniors stay healthy while they get the help they need to remain independent. As your senior loved one gets older, giving them the gift of senior care is one of the best ways to show your love, even if you live far away.

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Types of Elderly Care in Queen Creek, AZ

To give our senior clients the best care possible, we offer a full spectrum of in-home care services:

Personal Care

Personal Care Services

If your senior loved one has specific care needs, our personal care services are a great choice to consider. Personal care includes the standard caregiving duties associated with companion care and includes help with tasks such as dressing and grooming. Personal care can also help individuals with chronic conditions like diabetes.

Common personal care services include assistance with:

  • Eating
  • Mobility Issues
  • Incontinence
  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Grooming

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Home Helper

Home Helper Services

Sometimes, seniors need helpful reminders to maintain a high quality of life at home. If you or your senior has trouble with everyday tasks like cooking, our home helper services will be very beneficial.

Common home helper care services include assistance with:

  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Preparation
  • Pet Care
  • Prescription Refills
  • Morning Wake-Up
  • Walking
  • Reading
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Companionship Services

Companionship Services

Using this kind of care is a fantastic way to make life easier for you or your senior loved one. At Always Best Care, our talented caregivers often fill the role of a companion for seniors. That way, older adults can enjoy their favorite local activities, such as visiting Mansel Carter Oasis Park with friends while also receiving the care they need daily or weekly.

Common companionship services include:

  • Grocery Shopping
  • Transportation to Appointments
  • Nutritional Assistance
  • Conversation
  • Planning Outings
  • Completing Errands
  • Transportation to Community
  • Events and Social Outings
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Respite Care

Respite Care Services

According to AARP, more than 53 million adults living in the U.S. provide care to someone over 50 years old. Unfortunately, these caregivers experience stress, exhaustion, and even depression. Our respite care services help family caregivers address urgent obligations, spend time with their children, and enjoy nearby activities. Perhaps more importantly, respite care gives family members time to recharge and regroup. Taking personal time to de-stress reduces the risk of caregiver burnout. So, if you've always wanted to eat at the local San Tan Flat or visit Desert Wells Stage Stop, don't feel bad. Doing so is great for both you and your loved one.

At the end of the day, our goal is to become a valuable part of your senior's daily routine. That way, we may help give them the highest quality of life possible. We know that staying at home is important for your loved one, and we are here to help make sure that is possible.

If you have been on the fence about non-medical home care, there has never been a better time than now to give your senior the care, assistance, and companionship they deserve.

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Benefits of Home Care in Queen Creek, AZ

Always Best Care in-home services are for older adults who prefer to stay at home but need ongoing care that friends and family cannot provide. In-home care is a safe, effective way for seniors to age gracefully in a familiar place and live independent, non-institutionalized lives. The benefits of non-medical home care are numerous. Here are just a few reasons to consider senior care services from Always Best Care:

Always Best Care offers a full array of care options for patients at all levels of health. With our trusted elderly care services, your loved one will receive the level of care necessary for them to enjoy the highest possible quality of life.

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Aging in Place: The Preferred Choice for Most Seniors

While it's true that some seniors have complicated medical needs that prevent them from staying at home, aging in place is often the best arrangement for seniors and their families. With a trusted caregiver, seniors have the opportunity to live with a sense of dignity and do so as they see fit - something that is unavailable to many older people today.

In-home care makes it possible for millions of seniors to age in place every year. Rather than moving to a strange nursing home, seniors have the chance to stay at home where they feel the happiest and most comfortable.

Here are just a few of the reasons why older men and women prefer to age at home:

How much does a senior's home truly mean to them?

A study published by the American Society on Aging found that more than half of seniors say their home's emotional value means more than how much their home is worth in monetary value. It stands to reason, then, that a senior's home is where they want to grow old.

With the help of elderly care in Queen Creek, AZ, seniors don't have to age in a sterilized care facility. Instead, they can age gracefully in the place they want to be most: their home. In contrast, seniors who move to a long-term care facility must adapt to new environments, new people, and new systems that the facility implements. At this stage in life, this kind of drastic change can be more harmful than helpful.

Institutional care facilities like nursing homes often put large groups of people together to live in one location. On any given day, dozens of staff members and caregivers run in and out of these facilities. Being around so many new people in a relatively small living environment can be dangerous for a seniors' health and wellbeing. When you consider that thousands of seniors passed away in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, opting for in-home care is often a safer, healthier choice for seniors.

Aging in place has been shown to improve seniors' quality of life, which helps boost physical health and also helps insulate them from viral and bacterial risks found in elderly living facilities.

For many seniors, the ability to live independently with assistance from a caregiver is a priceless option. With in-home care, seniors experience a higher level of independence and freedom - much more so than in other settings like a nursing home. When a senior has the chance to age in place, they get to live life on their own terms, inside the house that they helped make into a home. More independence means more control over their personal lives, too, which leads to increased levels of fulfillment, happiness, and personal gratification. Over time, these positive feelings can manifest into a healthier, longer life.

More independence, a healthier life, and increased comfort are only a few benefits of aging in place. You have to take into consideration the role of cost and convenience. Simply put, it's usually easier and more affordable to help seniors age in place than it is to move them into an institutional care facility. According to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, seniors who age in the comfort of their homes can save thousands of dollars per month.

In-home care services from Always Best Care, for instance, are often less expensive than long-term solutions, which can cost upwards of six figures per year. To make matters worse, many residential care facilities are reluctant to accept long-term care insurance and other types of payment assistance.

With Always Best Care's home care services, seniors and their families have a greater level of control over their care plans. In-home care gives seniors the chance to form a bond with a trusted caregiver and also receive unmatched care that is catered to their needs. In long-term care facilities, seniors and their loved ones have much less control over their care plan and have less of a say in who provides their care.

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Affordable Care

In-home care is a valuable resource that empowers seniors to age in place on their own terms. However, a big concern for many families and their loved ones is how much in-home care costs. If you're worried that in-home care is too expensive, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that it is one of the most affordable senior care arrangements available.

Typically, hiring an Always Best Care in-home caregiver for a few hours a week is more affordable than sending your loved one to a long-term care facility. This is true even for seniors with more complex care needs.

At Always Best Care, we will work closely with you and your family to develop a Care Plan that not only meets your care needs, but your budget requirements, too. Once we discover the level of care that you or your senior need, we develop an in-home care plan that you can afford.

In addition to our flexible care options, families should also consider the following resources to help offset potential home care costs:

If your loved one qualifies, Medicaid may help reduce in-home care costs. Review your AZ's Medicaid program laws and benefits, and make sure your senior's financial and medical needs meet Medicaid eligibility requirements.
Attendance and aid benefits through military service can cover a portion of the costs associated with in-home care for veterans and their spouses.
Many senior care services like in-home care are included in long-term care insurance options. Research different long-term care solutions to find a plan that provides coverage for senior care.
Home care can be included as part of a senior's private insurance plan. Read over your loved one's insurance policy carefully or speak with their insurance provider to determine if in-home care is covered.
Depending on the life insurance plan, you may be able to apply your policy toward long-term care. You may be able to use long-term-care coverage to help pay for in-home elderly care.
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Compassionate Care. Trusted Caregivers.

When you or your senior loved one needs assistance managing daily tasks at home, finding a qualified caregiver can be challenging. It takes a special kind of person to provide reliable care for your senior loved one. However, a caregiver's role involves more than meal preparation and medication reminders. Many seniors rely on their caregivers for companionship, too.

Our companion care services give seniors the chance to socialize in a safe environment and engage in activities at home. These important efforts boost morale and provide much-needed relief from repetitive daily routines. A one-on-one, engaging conversation can sharpen seniors' minds and give them something in which to be excited.

At Always Best Care, we only hire care providers that we would trust to care for our own loved ones. Our senior caregivers in Queen Creek, AZ understand how important it is to listen and communicate with their seniors. A seemingly small interaction, like a short hug goodbye, can make a major difference in a senior's day. Instead of battling against feelings of isolation, seniors begin to look forward to seeing their caregiver each week.

Understanding the nuances of senior care is just one of the reasons why our care providers are so great at their job.

Unlike some senior care companies, our caregivers must undergo extensive training before they work for Always Best Care. In addition, our caregivers receive ongoing training throughout the year. This training ensures that their standard of care matches up to the high standards we've come to expect. During this training, they will brush up on their communication skills, safety awareness, and symptom spotting. That way, your loved one receives the highest level of non-medical home care from day one.

Assisted Living Referral Services

While it's true that many seniors prefer to age at home, sometimes in-home care isn't the best fit. For those seniors and their families, choosing an assisted living facility makes more sense. Unfortunately, finding the optimal care facility is easier said than done in today's day and age. That's when Always Best Care's assisted living referral services begin to make a lot of sense.

Assisted living is a form of housing intended for seniors who require varying degrees of medical and personal attention. Accommodations may include single rooms, apartments, or shared living arrangements. Assisted living communities are typically designed to resemble a home-like environment and are physically constructed to encourage the independence of residents.

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At assisted living communities, seniors receive help with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and eating. They may also benefit from coordination of services with outside healthcare providers, and monitoring of resident activities to ensure their health, safety, and well-being. Caregivers who work at assisted living communities can also provide medication administration and personal care services for older adults.

Other services offered within assisted living communities can include some or all of the following:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Recreational Activities
  • Social Outings
  • Emergency Medical Response
  • Medication Monitoring
  • Family Visitation
  • Personal Care
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At Always Best Care, our representatives can match your senior's emotional, physical, and financial needs with viable assisted living communities nearby. Results are based on comparative data, so you can select the best choice for you or your loved one.

Always Best Care works closely with local senior living communities to gain valuable knowledge that we then use to help seniors and their loved ones make informed decisions. This information can include basic care and rent, resident availability, and services provided. Because Always Best Care is compensated by these communities, we provide senior living referral services at no extra cost to you.

Some of the most popular assisted living communities to consider in our area include the following:

  • Countryside Living - Assisted Living & Memory Care
  • Everland Living Memory Care and Assisted Living
  • Montelena Assisted Living and Memory Care
  • Arizona Assisted Living
  • Queen Creek Assisted Living LLC
  • Garden Enclave Assisted Living Home
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For many seniors, moving into a senior living community revolves around how and when they want to make a transition to more involved care. Some seniors are more proactive about transitioning to independent living. Others choose to remain home until their care needs or other requirements are satisfied. Remember - our staff is here to help. Contact our office today to learn more about assisted living communities and how we can find a facility that exceeds your expectations.

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Taking the First Step with Always Best Care

The first step in getting quality in-home care starts with a personal consultation with an experienced Always Best Care Care Coordinator. This initial consultation is crucial for our team to learn more about you or your elderly loved one to discover the level of care required. Topics of this consultation typically include:

A discussion of your needs and how our trained caregivers can offer assistance in the most effective way


A draft of your care plan, which includes highly detailed notes and a framework for the care that you or your senior will receive


Discuss payment options and help coordinate billing with your insurance provider


Our caregivers are trained to spot changes that clients exhibit, like mental and physical decline. As your trusted senior care company, we will constantly assess and update your Care Plan to meet any new emotional, intellectual, physical, and emotional needs.

If you have never considered in-home care before, we understand that you and your family may have concerns about your Care Plan and its Care Coordinator. To help give you peace of mind, know that every team member and caregiver must undergo comprehensive training before being assigned to a Care Plan.

At the end of the day, we only hire the best of the best at Always Best Care. Whether you need home care in Queen Creek, AZ 24-hours a day or only need a respite for a couple of hours, we are here to serve you.

When you're ready, we encourage you to contact your local Always Best Care representative to set up a Care Consultation. Our Care Coordinators would be happy to meet with you in person to get to know you better, discuss your needs, and help put together a personalized Care Plan specific to your needs.

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Latest News in Queen Creek, AZ

Hobbs pitches water plan to resolve housing moratorium that hit Buckeye and Queen Creek

Plans are in the works to renew certification for new housing that was halted over groundwater shortages in two of the Valley's fastest growing areas.Catch up quick: Gov. Katie Hobbs last June announced a ...

Plans are in the works to renew certification for new housing that was halted over groundwater shortages in two of the Valley's fastest growing areas.

Catch up quick: Gov. Katie Hobbs last June announced a moratorium on new subdivisions in the Phoenix area that rely solely on groundwater, a policy that primarily affected the booming suburbs of Buckeye and Queen Creek.

Driving the news: In her State of the State address on Jan. 8, Hobbs touted a program her administration has been working on called Alternative Designation of Assured Water Supply (ADAWS).

Why it matters: Thousands of unbuilt homes in Buckeye and Queen Creek already have certificates, but there are thousands of other "stranded" projects without them, said Spencer Kamps, a lobbyist for the Home Builders Association of Central Arizona.

Of note: Queen Creek has 10,000 lots that already have 100-year certificates and are ready to build, while Buckeye has about a decade's worth of unbuilt single-family homes with certificates.

Details: ADAWS will benefit both the municipalities that want to become designated providers and the Phoenix-area aquifer, ADWR director Tom Buschatzke said.

Zoom in: Buckeye and Queen Creek are looking at a number of new water supplies to use for ADAWS, such as the Harquahala groundwater basin, a plan to expand Bartlett Dam, increased use of effluent water for outdoor use, treatment of currently unusable groundwater, and the purchase of water from tribes, private landowners and communities that aren't using their allocations of Colorado River water.

What's next: Hobbs and ADWR can implement ADAWS administratively, without legislative approval, and Buschatzke expects that process to be completed in September or October.

Pecan Lake Entertainment: new all-in-one destination in Queen Creek

QUEEN CREEK, AZ — Pecan Lake Entertainment is finally ready to welcome the public onto its 12-acre venue with outdoor/indoor attractions and dining options!The massive venue will open in two major phases. Here’s what will be ready for the grand opening taking place on January 31:For Tim Campbell and Jason Check, owners of Pecan Lake Entertainment, this family-centric destination has been a passion project for them.“[We] want them to know that it's a locally owned business. The owners of this project, li...

QUEEN CREEK, AZ — Pecan Lake Entertainment is finally ready to welcome the public onto its 12-acre venue with outdoor/indoor attractions and dining options!

The massive venue will open in two major phases. Here’s what will be ready for the grand opening taking place on January 31:

For Tim Campbell and Jason Check, owners of Pecan Lake Entertainment, this family-centric destination has been a passion project for them.

“[We] want them to know that it's a locally owned business. The owners of this project, live right next door to it. We're invested in the community. We've worked with Town Council; we've worked with neighbors, we've worked with staff and we've gotten feedback of how can we make this better,” said Campbell. “We will be working with the local schools and with other organizations and figuring out how to raise money and do different things that will benefit the community and especially the youth of the community. That's a big deal to us.”



There’s more coming to this spot. The attraction and eateries include: Your Pie, Sky Time Creamery, Surf City Burger, Electric Go Karts, and the Surf Rider Park.

“One of [the projects] is a 16,000 square foot building, it's called The Pit House… we're going to have a pizza joint-it's a restaurant, we're going to serve pizza-it's a franchise. And we're also going to have an arcade, it's going to have a lot of fun games, new games,” said Check. “The other portion of The Pit House is electric karting. [It] starts inside and then we have a quarter mile outdoor track. So, you'll start inside, you get your instructions, and then you go outside and have your fun going around the track. And then you'll come back inside and be done there. This building has already commenced, and it's under construction right now. We anticipate it's going to take about 12 months to build.”

The next big build on the land is the Surf Rider Park which will feature a FlowRider Surf Simulator.

“This is very similar to the surfing experience you get if you've gone on a cruise ship, they got them at the back of the ships, and it's a surf experience,” said Check.

This building will have a viewing deck.

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Queen Creek, Chandler communities distribute signs remembering Preston Lord

CHANDLER, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — Police and the FBI are nearly three weeks into the search for suspects who beat a teenager to death who was leaving a Halloween party in Queen Creek.The East Valley community remains in shock over the death of 16-year-old Preston Lord and came together again on Thursday to honor his life and push for justice by distributing ‘Light Up The Night’ signs. “I’m vacillating between super sad and super angry,” Queen Creek mother-of-four Katey McPherson, who wrote the words...

CHANDLER, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — Police and the FBI are nearly three weeks into the search for suspects who beat a teenager to death who was leaving a Halloween party in Queen Creek.

The East Valley community remains in shock over the death of 16-year-old Preston Lord and came together again on Thursday to honor his life and push for justice by distributing ‘Light Up The Night’ signs. “I’m vacillating between super sad and super angry,” Queen Creek mother-of-four Katey McPherson, who wrote the words on the sign, said.

McPherson didn’t know Preston Lord but says his death has hit the entire tight-knit town of Queen Creek hard. “I was just really looking for something to uplift people,” she said. “And light always brings positivity to darkness. So I’m just trying to bring the community together.”

McPherson’s social media post of different ways to “Light Up The Night” took off, eventually reaching the eyes of FASTSIGNS Phoenix owner Scott Koehler. Koehler, like the name of his company, suggests, quickly turned McPherson’s words into something tangible. “It’s an easy way for me to get involved,” Koehler said. “It doesn’t cost a fortune but would cost someone a lot of money if they had to go out and pay for it.”

Koehler got to work making over a hundred of the “Light Up The Night” signs, which tell families to light a candle until Thanksgiving Day for Preston, for his family, and for the safety of all kids moving forward. “I would just like to see that justice prevail in this situation,” he said. “And that we bring peace to Preston’s family, and we prevent this from happening again in the future.”

Throughout the day, people, often parents of kids near Preston’s age, came to get their signs and share a similar message. “I don’t feel that we’re safe until these people that are doing this are behind bars,” Gilbert resident Sara Bubela said. “And the youth of today learn that it’s not OK to go beating on people.”

“I think we’ll pull together,” fellow Gilbert resident Kerry Sargiotto added. “With these signs, the more we can give out, the more the awareness. Someone will come forward.”

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Vestar announces Phase 2 tenants coming to Queen Creek Crossing

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Vestar, one of the leading privately held shopping center owners and managers in the western United States, announced today the arrival of major retailers coming to new development, Queen Creek Crossing. Totaling more than 400,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, the addition of these new tenants will bring the center to 100% leased.

The premier shopping destination, anchored by Costco, will begin opening Phase 2 tenants by the end of 2023, starting with Ashley Furniture Home Store. The leading retailer in the home furnishing industry will occupy 45,000 square feet and will be the first to open their doors on Friday, Dec. 15 at 10 a.m. Smoothie King, Gallery Nails and Desert Financial are set to join shortly after in January 2024. Arts and crafts retailer Hobby Lobby will be located within a 55,000-square-foot space, scheduled to open in March 2024.

The remaining Phase 2 tenants will open spring through fall of 2024. BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, ONO Hawaiian BBQ and The Habit Burger Grill are currently under construction and will be ready to serve the Queen Creek community by November 2024. Also opening next year will be Sleep Number, Batch Cookies, Advanced Orthodontics, Well Groom Pets and Natural Pediatrics.

"We are pleased to bring a carefully curated mix of national brands and popular retailers and restaurants to Queen Creek Crossing," said executive vice president of development at Vestar, Jeff Axtell. "The addition of these tenants further strengthens our commitment to providing the residents of Queen Creek and its neighboring communities with top-notch shopping and dining options."

Queen Creek Crossing encompasses 31 acres and is centrally located within the retail corridor of Queen Creek, at the cross streets of South Ellsworth Road and East Fulton Parkway. Queen Creek Crossing is conveniently located within a 5-mile radius of more than 150,000 residents, making it a prime destination for families, shoppers and diners alike. With a focus on providing a diverse and dynamic retail environment, Vestar continues to attract nationally recognized brands to its portfolio, ensuring that residents have access to the best retail and dining experiences.

Queen Creek ranks as one of the fastest-growing suburban areas in the nation, part of the expanding Phoenix metropolitan area. Greater Phoenix experienced the largest population gain in the U.S. in 2022, according to Census Bureau data.

Queen Creek Crossing is one of five ground-up projects Vestar is developing in Arizona. Vineyard Towne Center, Verrado Marketplace, Laveen Towne Center and The Shops at Lake Pleasant are also underway.

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Queen Creek mayor receives manufacturing award

Posted Monday, October 23, 2023 3:10 pm The Arizona Manufactures Council, or AMC, has named Queen Creek Mayor Julia Wheatley its 2023 Manufacturing Champion of the Year for her advocacy for legislation that will help communities attract manufacturers and meet their public infrastructure needs, as well as for her work to bring a multibillion-dollar investment by LG Energy Solution to Queen Creek.Wheatley was presented with the award at the Queen Creek Town Council’s Oct. 18 meeting.“This award is the culmin...

Posted Monday, October 23, 2023 3:10 pm

The Arizona Manufactures Council, or AMC, has named Queen Creek Mayor Julia Wheatley its 2023 Manufacturing Champion of the Year for her advocacy for legislation that will help communities attract manufacturers and meet their public infrastructure needs, as well as for her work to bring a multibillion-dollar investment by LG Energy Solution to Queen Creek.

Wheatley was presented with the award at the Queen Creek Town Council’s Oct. 18 meeting.

“This award is the culmination of a lot of hard work from a lot of people – I was thrilled to present the award to our Queen Creek Town Council and amazing community,” shared Mayor Julia Wheatley, in a town press release. “Our efforts with House Bill 2809 help municipalities, businesses and the state – but most importantly, it benefits Queen Creek as it provides the town with reimbursement for a portion of the town’s $84 million in public infrastructure investments including roads, water and wastewater in the northeastern portion of our community. I’d like to express my sincere appreciation to Rep. Michael Carbone who sponsored House Bill 2809, and to all those champions who helped it reach the finish line.”

Queen Creek is consistently ranked one of the fastest-growing communities in the United States. The Town’s General Plan helps guide the growth, which includes the northeastern part of town, primarily owned by the Arizona State Land Department. The general plan identifies the section as a special district and growth area encouraging the private investment that fosters job creation, the release stated.

Last year, LG Energy Solution announced an investment of $5.5 billion for an advanced manufacturing facility, bringing thousands of jobs that “aligns with the state’s goal to be a leader in the high-tech industry,” according to the release.

“Without strong local leaders like Mayor Wheatley, Arizona risks losing out on these major job-creating investments,” AMC Executive Director Grace Appelbe stated in the release. “Mayor Wheatley understands what it takes to land these mega projects and why local government is an essential partner in the state’s economic development strategy.”

LG Energy Solution is slated to break ground in late 2023 or early 2024. For more information regarding the project, visit

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