6 Assisted Living Facilities near Cedar Falls, IA

Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Cedar Falls, IA

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Bickford of Cedar Falls

Provides: Assisted Living
5101 University Ave., Cedar Falls, IA 50613
"My mom is in Bickford Cottage, and it is a good place. She has been there for two or three months. I like that it is clean, the staff is nice, and they do a lot of activities. There is a little..." More

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Western Home Communities

Provides: Assisted Living
420 E 11th St., Cedar Falls, IA 50613
"I found Western Home Communities to be very helpful, accommodating, and I wanted us to make it our home. They let us pick the new carpet and we could hang curtains that we wanted or they could hang..." More

Cedar Falls Health Care Center

Provides: Assisted Living
1728 W 8th St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613
"Cedar Falls Health Care Center's staff is very caring, and they're taking good care of my father-in-law. The residents play bingo and do exercises by moving their arms. The staff treats the..." More


Provides: Assisted Living
5018 S. Main Street, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

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Friendship Village _ Lakeview Lodge

Provides: Assisted Living
312 Southbrooke Dr., Waterloo, IA 50702
"I also went to Lakeview Lodge, and it had a lot of different things to offer. It has an aquarium, a theatre, and an ice cream parlor. The staff were very nice, too. " More

The Rose of Waterloo

Provides: Assisted Living
421 Oak Ave., Waterloo, IA 50703

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Cedar Falls

    Cedar Rapids is one of the world's largest centers for processing corn, but this city of 41,000 people has a lot more in town than just the mills. At least 19 assisted living communities dot the wide-open landscape in Cedar Falls, where seniors get room and board included in their monthly rates. Residents also get 24-hour support from staff and help with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as dressing and personal care. The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals regulates these facilities to ensure a uniform level of care, safety and hygiene across communities.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Cedar Falls

    • Cedar Falls is part of the northeastern suburbs of Waterloo, IA, where winter lows can drop to 10 degrees Fahrenheit overnight. Summer highs get up to 84 degrees. Springtime pollen can get to be a bit much here for seniors with allergies and asthma.

    • Cedar Falls can be a very affordable place to live, where groceries and utility bills run between 5 and 15 percent lower than national averages. Of special interest to seniors, health care costs are slightly cheaper in Cedar Falls than the average cost nationwide.

    • Iowa's income tax rate runs from as low as 0.36 to as high as 8.98 for most income. Seniors' SSI and most retirement income are exempt from this, of course, but a 7 to 8 percent sales tax can cut into savings a bit.

    • Crime rates are very low in Cedar Falls. The city, which has tens of thousands of people in it, sometimes goes years without a homicide, and property crimes are similarly low. Seniors who travel outside of their assisted living communities are generally as safe in Cedar Falls as they are anywhere else in the country.

    • MET Transit provides public transportation for Cedar Falls residents on 12 regular routes. Seniors with disabilities can book dial-a-ride services through MET Transit, and adults over 60 qualify for a discount with ID.

    • The Cedar Falls area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Sartori Memorial Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Cedar Falls

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Iowa

    $4,106.00 Cedar Falls
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,800.00 Vinton
    $3,780.00 Grundy Center
    $2,195.00 Conrad

    Assisted Living costs in Cedar Falls start around $4,106 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 Cedar Falls 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 Cedar Falls

    The Iowa Medicaid HCBS Elderly Waiver is a managed care plan provided by the state to help low-income seniors pay for the cost of assisted living in Iowa. 

    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 Cedar Falls

    Cedar Falls 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 Cedar Falls, please visit our Assisted Living in Iowa page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Cedar Falls

    Cedar Falls-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 Cedar Falls, IA

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Cedar Falls

    • Review of Western Home Communities

      Western Home Communities was very nice. The staff was very competent, quite nice, and accommodating. The food was very good, had a nice variety, and my mom was very happy with it. They had daily ou... Read more

    • Review of Western Home Communities

      I found Western Home Communities to be very helpful, accommodating, and I wanted us to make it our home. They let us pick the new carpet and we could hang curtains that we wanted or they could hang... Read more

    • Review of Cedar Falls Health Care Center

      Staff is rude and unfriendly, management seemed to be extremely unprofessional Read more

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