2 Assisted Living Facilities in Atlantic, IA
Also serving communities of Griswold, Oakland, Creston, Lenox.
To help you with your search, browse the 3 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Atlantic. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Atlantic 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Atlantic
Atlantic was the site of the first Coca-Cola bottling plant in the state, in 1909, which used to be a small, independent soda company called Tyler's Flavors. The jobs this brought helped fuel local growth, and today the city of Atlantic is big enough to support three local assisted living communities. Residents in these facilities enjoy room and board for their monthly payments, as well as 24-hour emergency response and help from staff with various activities of daily living (ADLs) such as dressing and personal care. Assisted living in Iowa is regulated by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals, which enforces uniform standards of care and conducts inspections across the state for quality, safety and staff training.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Atlantic
- Atlantic has typical weather for southwestern Iowa. Winter lows in Atlantic dip to 10 degrees Fahrenheit in December, while summer days rarely get higher than 86 degrees Fahrenheit. This area gets an average of 37 inches of rain a year, which can raise pollen counts and sometimes affect seniors with asthma or other respiratory issues.
Cost of living is generally lower in Atlantic than is typical for other parts of the nation, but some key expenses that most affect seniors can be significantly higher. Groceries, for example, are 3 percent more expensive in Atlantic than nationwide, while health costs are 14 percent higher, on average.
Iowa's income tax is highly progressive and runs from as low as 0.36 percent to as high as 8.98 percent, depending on the total amount earned from investments and work. Sources of income for most seniors, such as SSI and many types of retirement income, are exempt. Sales tax can still take a bite, however; Iowa's rates range between 7 and 8 percent of most purchases.
- Crime is not a major issue in Atlantic. The city has gone decades without a homicide, and crime rates across categories are well below national averages.
- Public transportation in Atlantic is in the hands of the Southwest Iowa Transit Agency (SWITA), which operates scheduled bus routes as well as on-demand non-emergency medical transportation. Seniors who need this service pay an hourly rate for personalized transport, which can be to medical appointments or for shopping and other day trips.
- The Atlantic area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Cass County Memorial Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Atlantic
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Atlantic start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Atlantic and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Atlantic
The Iowa Medicaid HCBS Elderly Waiver is a managed care plan provided by the state to help low-income seniors pay for some of the monthly costs associated with assisted living in Iowa.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Iowa page.
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Iowa page.
Free Assisted Living Resources in Atlantic
Atlantic and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free assisted living resources in Atlantic, please visit our Assisted Living in Iowa page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Atlantic
Atlantic-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Iowa are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Iowa page for more information about these laws.
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Atlantic
Review of Allen Place
When I walked in Allen Place, it felt good. It did not feel cold or like an institution. It felt like a home. From what I saw, everything looked clean. They needed a better sign on a main street to... Read more
Review of Allen Place
I was very very close to a widow who was adamant against going into a "nursing home," even after she'd had a stroke. She was a stubborn farm wife, but she eventually realized that she would die alo... Read more
Review of Heritage House, Atlantic
This past weekend one of my friends came to me and asked for my help in getting his Grandmother to move to a retirement facility. I have known his Grandmother for years as he went to college in th... Read more