Bettendorf is situated in the southeastern region of Iowa within easy driving distance of the Quad City International Airport and Interstates 80 and 74. It has nearly 40,000 residents and a large senior community that makes up an estimated 16% of the population, promoting access to age-friendly services and supports. Its low cost of living and retiree-friendly tax laws make it an economical solution for those seeking senior care, and its low crime rate and high access to health care provide peace of mind for residents. 

Older adults in Bettendorf who need assistance with daily living activities may be good candidates for assisted living. These facilities provide housing, personal care, housekeeping and linen service, and recreational activities for a worry-free lifestyle. Monthly care costs range based on location and amenities. The Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey reports that seniors in this region pay $3,478 per month on average for care, which is well below the national average. 

This guide provides more information on assisted living costs in Bettendorf and other cities within Iowa, as well as cost data for other senior care options. It also outlines some benefits and drawbacks of living in Bettendorf and lists agencies that serve older residents. 

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Bettendorf, IA

The Fountains Retirement Community

3726 Thunder Ridge Road, Bettendorf, IA, 52722

I had an in-person tour of The Fountains Retirement Community. The tour itself was very well organized. The tour leader understood exactly what we needed and answered all our questions. The facility w … (read more)
I had an in-person tour of The Fountains Retirement Community. The tour itself was very well organized. The tour leader understood exactly what we needed and answered all our questions. The facility w … (read more)

Quartet Senior Living

3150 Glenbrook Circle South, Bettendorf, IA, 52722


Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House

2546 Tech Drive, , Bettendorf, IA, 52722


2016, 2017

Silvercrest Garner Retirement Community

1575 W 53rd Street, Davenport, IA, 52806

My friend is now in Silvercrest Garner Retirement Community. It’s very nice. They have nice sized apartments. In fact, they just updated everything. They have bright hallways. They hung up new artwork … (read more)
My friend is now in Silvercrest Garner Retirement Community. It’s very nice. They have nice sized apartments. In fact, they just updated everything. They have bright hallways. They hung up new artwork … (read more)

2019

Senior Star At Elmore Place

4504 Elmore Avenue, Davenport, IA, 52807

Senior Star at Elmore Place is located in a quiet, cozy area of Davenport, a short distance from Pheasant Creek, medical facilities and a selection of shops. The facility offers independent living, as … (read more)
Senior Star at Elmore Place is located in a quiet, cozy area of Davenport, a short distance from Pheasant Creek, medical facilities and a selection of shops. The facility offers independent living, as … (read more)

Park Vista Retirement Living – North Hill

1451 20th Ave, East Moline, IL, 61260

Park Vista Retirement Living – North Hill was very nice and very friendly. There were lots of things to do. The guy that does the tours was very nice. I have nothing bad to say about any of it as far … (read more)
Park Vista Retirement Living – North Hill was very nice and very friendly. There were lots of things to do. The guy that does the tours was very nice. I have nothing bad to say about any of it as far … (read more)

Heritage Woods of Moline

5500 46th Avenue Drive, Moline, IL, 61265

Very clean building with welcoming staff and the residents all seem very engaged and happy.
Very clean building with welcoming staff and the residents all seem very engaged and happy.

Avonlea Cottage #1/Quad Cities

2021 E. 1St St, Milan, IL, 61264

Avonlea Cottage is located in the Quad Cities suburb of Milan, IL, situated just south of Rock Island and Moline. Its location on First Street provides easy access to the shops and restaurants of Mila … (read more)
Avonlea Cottage is located in the Quad Cities suburb of Milan, IL, situated just south of Rock Island and Moline. Its location on First Street provides easy access to the shops and restaurants of Mila … (read more)

Fort Armstrong Senior Residence

1900 3Rd Ave, Rock Island, IL, 61201

Fort Armstrong Senior Residence in Rock Island, Iowa, is a favorite for residents and family members for its great food, full calendar of activities and hands-on staff. Residents enjoy singing, dancin … (read more)
Fort Armstrong Senior Residence in Rock Island, Iowa, is a favorite for residents and family members for its great food, full calendar of activities and hands-on staff. Residents enjoy singing, dancin … (read more)

New Perspective | Silvis

1900 10th St, Silvis, IL, 61282

New Perspective is located in the Quad Cities suburb of Silvis, Illinois, minutes away from TPC Deere Run golf course and Twin Oaks Shopping Center. Residents and loved ones describe the facility as h … (read more)
New Perspective is located in the Quad Cities suburb of Silvis, Illinois, minutes away from TPC Deere Run golf course and Twin Oaks Shopping Center. Residents and loved ones describe the facility as h … (read more)

Ridgecrest Village

4130 Northwest Blvd, Davenport, IA, 52806

Ridgecrest Village is located in the heart of Davenport, Iowa, sitting less than a mile from Kimberly Road. The facility is directly across the street from NorthPark Mall, giving residents easy shoppi … (read more)
Ridgecrest Village is located in the heart of Davenport, Iowa, sitting less than a mile from Kimberly Road. The facility is directly across the street from NorthPark Mall, giving residents easy shoppi … (read more)

Cedarhurst Assisted Living of Moline

900 43rd Avenue, Moline, IL, 61265

Cedarhurst Assisted Living of Moline is just down the road from a large medical center and shopping malls, with quick access to major roadways, making it a top consideration in Moline, Illinois. Resid … (read more)
Cedarhurst Assisted Living of Moline is just down the road from a large medical center and shopping malls, with quick access to major roadways, making it a top consideration in Moline, Illinois. Resid … (read more)

Bickford of Moline

3650 41st Street, Moline, IL, 61265

Bickford of Moline is located in a quiet area of Moline, Illinois, a short distance from the main street that offers a selection of shops, entertainment venues and restaurants. This facility offers pe … (read more)
Bickford of Moline is located in a quiet area of Moline, Illinois, a short distance from the main street that offers a selection of shops, entertainment venues and restaurants. This facility offers pe … (read more)

Bickford of Davenport

4040 East 55th, Davenport, IA, 52807

Located between a shopping center and a residential community, Bickford of Davenport is an assisted living and memory care facility in Davenport, Iowa. Visitors often comment on the cleanliness, the f … (read more)
Located between a shopping center and a residential community, Bickford of Davenport is an assisted living and memory care facility in Davenport, Iowa. Visitors often comment on the cleanliness, the f … (read more)

Friendship Manor

1209 21st Ave, Rock Island, IL, 61201

I’ve been to Friendship Manor. They were very accommodating. They gave me a tour of most of the building and a couple of the units. It was a very nice facility. We basically figured out that my mother … (read more)
I’ve been to Friendship Manor. They were very accommodating. They gave me a tour of most of the building and a couple of the units. It was a very nice facility. We basically figured out that my mother … (read more)

Good Samaritan Society – Davenport

700 Waverly Road, Davenport, IA, 52804

Good Samaritan Society-Davenport is located in southwestern Davenport, Iowa, and sits adjacent to Schuetzen Park, offering residents ample opportunity to get active outdoors. The forests of the park s … (read more)
Good Samaritan Society-Davenport is located in southwestern Davenport, Iowa, and sits adjacent to Schuetzen Park, offering residents ample opportunity to get active outdoors. The forests of the park s … (read more)

Petersen Commons

1607 W 12th St # 2205, Davenport, IA, 52804


What to Consider About Assisted Living in Bettendorf

The Iowa Department of Inspections & Appeals licenses, certifies and inspects assisted living facilities in Bettendorf and the rest of the state to ensure a high standard of care. This department has a range of regulations regarding staffing, care planning, scope of care and medication services, and it investigates reports of abuse or neglect. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Bettendorf

  • Bettendorf’s overall cost of living is roughly 10% higher than Iowa as a whole but about 7% lower than the national average. The city has some of the highest housing costs in the state, with the typical house costing about $80,000 more in Bettendorf than in other Iowa cities. This may make assisted living an affordable alternative to living in a private home.  
  • Property taxes in Iowa are high compared to other states and may make living in a residential facility more financially viable. All Social Security benefits are exempt from taxation at the state level, and there’s a significant deduction on other types of retirement income, which may help older adults put more money toward assisted living expenses.  
  • Crime is a relatively rare occurrence in Bettendorf, which may provide peace of mind to older adults moving to the region for residential care. On a 100-point crime index, the city rates 12.2 for violent crime and 23.2 for property crime compared to the respective national rates of 22.7 and 35.4. The city crime rates are well below the averages for nearby cities and other Iowa communities with similar population sizes.  
  • Bettendorf is one of the warmest cities in Iowa, featuring year-round high temperatures ranging from 31-85 degrees. The city sees about 37 inches of annual rainfall and 28 inches of snow, with January having the most snowfall. July may be muggy, but humidity levels are low throughout the rest of the year and may benefit those with respiratory conditions.  
  • Health care costs in Bettendorf are nearly 20% higher than in the typical U.S. city and may be a consideration for those managing ongoing health conditions. There are about 232 doctors per 100,000 people, which is a little higher than the national rate and may reduce wait times to see a primary care provider or specialist. Trinity Bettendorf is a 139-bed facility located in the city proper. This hospital has an emergency department and provides wound care, a pain center and inpatient and outpatient services.    

Paying for Assisted Living in Bettendorf

According to Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey, seniors in Bettendorf pay approximately $3,478 per month for assisted living. This is about $600 cheaper than the state median of $4,073 and more than $800 lower than the national monthly rate of $4,300, indicating that Bettendorf is among the most affordable cities to choose from for this level of care. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities 

At $3,478 per month, assisted living services in Bettendorf are the cheapest in the state. In Sioux City, monthly fees are comparable at $3,750. Seniors in the Des Moines area pay $5,005 for care, and in the Waterloo area, fees are a little higher at $5,060.  

$3478

Bettendorf

$4073

Iowa

$4300

The United States

$5005

Des Moines

$3750

Sioux City

$5060

Waterloo

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care 

Assisted living is one of the least expensive senior care options in Bettendorf, with local facilities charging $3,478 per month. The only cheaper senior care option is adult day health care, which offers comparable daytime services in a community setting for $1,430. Those who prefer to live in their own homes pay $4,385 for home care and specialized home health care. Nursing homes charge higher monthly rates but are still competitively priced at $6,235 for shared rooms and $6,524 for private.  

$4385

Homemaker Services

$4385

Home Health Aide

$1430

Adult Day Health Care

$3478

Assisted Living Facility

$6235

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$6524

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Care cost data for Bettendorf was not available, so data for the closest city, Davenport Area, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Bettendorf

Seniors in the Bettendorf area can have the cost of their assisted living accommodation subsidized by the Medicaid program. Medicaid waivers are also available for individuals who require long-term care that they are unable to pay for themselves. 

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Iowa page.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Iowa

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 Bettendorf

Seniors in Bettendorf can get assistance from numerous local nonprofit organizations to help them make informed decisions regarding their long-term care. The following resources include legal agencies, options counselors and information and referrals specialists who provide free services to older adults.    

Resource

Contact

Service

(563) 344-4113

The Bettendorf Senior Citizens Group is a city-sponsored social club for those aged 55 and over. It meets two afternoons per week at the Bettendorf Family Museum. Meetings include card games, carry-in lunches and birthday and holiday celebrations.

(855) 410-6222

Local Area Agency on Aging options counselors provide information and referral services for those aged 60 and over in Bettendorf. Through this agency, older adults can connect with community-based services such as transportation, congregate meals, durable medical equipment loans, mental health services and financial assistance.

(563) 326-8723

The Veterans Affairs program helps older adults apply for federal benefits such as service-connected compensation, non-service-connected pension, widows and survivors benefits and Aid and Attendance, which can help cover assisted living costs. The program also helps with obtaining discharge upgrades, which may be necessary for applying for benefits, and it can assist veterans with filing appeals for denied claims or overpayment.

(800) 532-1275

Iowa Legal Aid provides free civil legal services to Bettendorf residents aged 60 and over. Through this agency, licensed legal professionals help older adults understand assisted living contracts and payment obligations. The agency can also aid older adults in obtaining public benefits that may help pay for their care, including Supplemental Security Income and Medicaid.

(563) 210-7439

The local long-term care ombudsman provides information and advocacy for older adults in assisted living. Seniors can reach out to the ombudsman for help comparing local residential facilities, payment plans and financial assistance options, understanding residents’ rights and resolving interpersonal disagreements. The ombudsman can also investigate reports of abuse, neglect or exploitation made by or on behalf of residents.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Bettendorf

Bettendorf-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Iowa