• furnitures in the house
  • many massage chairs

The Team at Desert Steppes Adult Care has over 20 years of experience in health care and adult care.

The team is Staffed with:

  • An always on call Nurse
  • A full time Assisted Living Manager
  • A Board Certified Behavioral Analyst
  • A Board Certified Pharmacists
  • Certified Caregivers

Our Slogan is “Exceptional Care for Seniors” is heartfelt and genuine. You or your loved one, will feel comfortable and secure at Desert Steppes Adult Care.

marla c. somerville

About Marla C. Somerville, Owner

Owner/Manager, Marla C. Somerville has a rich history in the care and services of the senior population.  Marla began volunteering in nursing facilities over 30 years ago, which eventually led her to opening her own assisted living care home, Desert Steppes Adult Care, in 2005.

In addition to being an Arizona licensed Assisted Living Manager, Marla has a Master’s Degree in Health Service Administration, specializing in the area of Dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease.  Marla has maintained her active Nursing Home Administrator License.

Marla has lectured nationally on the issues of Dementia Care, and developed and implemented a 15 hour training course on Dementia. Marla was previously the Operations Manager of an 112 bed assisted living facility, employing over 50 employees for seven years.  In addition, Marla worked as Director of an inpatient dementia unit for four years in Green Valley, Arizona.

At present, Marla is entirely involved on a daily basis in the daily operation of Desert Steppes Adult Care Home, and oversees all aspects of residents’ care. Marla ensures that all caregivers in the homes are kept current on training relevant to the residents, and in yearly required education.

Marla’s slogan, “Exceptional Care for Seniors” is heartfelt and genuine. You or your loved one, will feel comfortable and secure at Desert Steppes Adult Care.

About Desert Steppes Adult Care
Conveniently located in an established, desirable Eastside residential neighborhood, the Desert Steppes Adult Care Home is close to St. Joseph’s Hospital, medical offices, restaurants and shopping. Desert Steppes Adult Care has a reputation for the highest quality personalized care for yourself or a loved one.

Mission Statement

Desert Steppes Adult Care aims to provide exceptional care for all residents. The goal is to create a cozy home-like environment for residents, and their families, while caregiving staff are “behind the scenes” to provide an unsurpassed experience of comfort and safety.

Vision Statement

We envision to become one of the most sought-after adult care providers in Tucson, Arizona known for exceptional care and a safe, home-like environment.

Contact us at 520-891-0513 for a scheduled tour.