3 Assisted Living Facilities in Burlington, IA

3 Assisted Living Facilities in Burlington, IA

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Bickford of Burlington

Provides: Assisted Living
3301 Sterling Dr., Burlington, IA 52601
"My mother is in assisted living at Bickford of Burlington. It's a great place and is one of the better ones in the area. It's nice, the employees are nice, the food is good, and they take care of..." More

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Sunnybrook at Burlington

Provides: Assisted Living
5175 West Ave., Burlington, IA 52601
"We went to SunnyBrook just for a visit. They just didn't have any room available and my parents would have to be on a waiting list. The woman who took us around was very friendly. We thought the..." More

RidgeView Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
4925 West Avenue, Burlington, IA 52601
"My parents are in Rosebush Gardens Assisted Living and they are very happy there. Even though my dad is resistant, he really likes it there. I think the staff is very caring, very friendly and..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Burlington

    Burlington, located in southeastern Iowa, is famous for its unusual landmark, Snake Alley. This steep, winding, 275-foot long road was called one of the most unbelievable spots in the country by Ripley’s Believe it Or Not. Each year, the city’s nearly 25,000 residents can enjoy an art fair and uphill bike race on Snake Alley. 

    At 18.9% of the population, seniors make up a significant part of Burlington. To accommodate the city’s older residents, Burlington has three assisted living facilities. These facilities, just like those in the rest of the state, are regulated by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Burlington

    • The Burlington-Fort Madison-Keokuk metropolitan area is tied for cleanest in the country by one measure of air quality, 24-hour particle pollution. Seniors with respiratory diseases that can be worsened by air pollution may appreciate the city’s clean air.
    • Burlington has a number of senior-friendly attractions. For bird watching and other outdoor activities, seniors can visit any of the city’s many parks. Art enthusiasts may want to stop by the Art Center of Burlington. History buffs can check out the Heritage Center Museum and other local museums.
    • This Iowa city has a very high crime rate. It recently came in at number 91 on Neighborhood Scout’s list of the 100 most dangerous cities in the country. Within Iowa, 98% of towns and cities have a lower crime rate, and some seniors may prefer to live in one of these communities.
    • Burlington has a fixed-route bus service, Burlington Urban Service, that covers the city’s major thoroughfares. Regular service is available Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays rides are available by reservation only. Since public transit is limited, seniors may prefer to live in an assisted living facility that offers its own transportation.
    • The Burlington area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Great River Health System, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    • By moving to Burlington, seniors on fixed incomes may be able to stretch their assisted living budgets. The city’s cost of living is 21.8% lower than the nationwide average, and the biggest savings are in housing and transportation.

    Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Burlington

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Iowa

    $4,000.00 US
    $3,656.00 Burlington
    $3,610.00 Mount Pleasant
    $3,558.00 Muscatine
    $3,194.00 Macomb
    $2,750.00 Fort Madison

    Assisted Living costs in Burlington start around $3,656 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 Burlington 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 Burlington

    Seniors who need financial help to move into Burlington’s assisted living communities may benefit from several state programs. The Elderly waiver, which is part of the state’s Medicaid program, may provide access to assisted living services. Another state-funded program, State Supplementary Assistance, may supplement the federal SSI benefit.

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

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    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 Burlington

    Burlington 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 Burlington, please visit our Assisted Living in Iowa page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Burlington

    Burlington-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.

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    Assisted Living near Burlington, IA

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Burlington

    • Review of Sunnybrook at Burlington

      Sunnybrook at Burlington is a very nice place. The staff is very friendly, and the workers. Like the caregivers and the staff that provides the meals and stuff are all really nice. Everything is go... Read more

    • Review of RidgeView Assisted Living

      My mother is at RidgeView Assisted Living, and it's very good. The residents and the workers are very nice. They've been very helpful so far. She has a one-bedroom apartment, and it has a kitchen, ... Read more

    • Review of Bickford of Burlington

      I enjoyed Bickford of Burlington, but they were costly, and they're private pay, so if Mom would need to be on Medicaid they don't cover that. The staff was very good. It would've been a good place... Read more

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