17 Assisted Living Facilities near Cedar Rapids, IA
There are 17 Assisted Living Facilities in the Cedar Rapids area, with 12 in Cedar Rapids and 5 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Cedar Rapids is $3,863 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,420. Cheaper nearby regions include Marion with an average starting cost of $3,189.
To help you with your search, browse the 88 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Cedar Rapids. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Cedar Rapids 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Marion with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
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12 Assisted Living Facilities in Cedar Rapids, IA
5 Assisted Living Facilities near Cedar Rapids, IA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Cedar Rapids
Like Paris, France, Cedar Rapids, IA, keeps its city government on an island in the middle of the river that runs through town like a ribbon. All around that island, 23 assisted living communities provide safe, comfortable living environments for local seniors. These facilities are inspected by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals, which monitors health and safety, as well as hearing complaints from residents and their families. Assisted living communities in Iowa provide their residents with as much privacy and independence as possible, along with help handling activities of daily living (ADLs), such as meal prep, taking (some) medication and personal care needs like bathing.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids' weather makes for mild summers and sometimes-chilly winters. Overnight lows in winter can drop to 13 degrees Fahrenheit, though summer highs rarely top 89 degrees. Cedar Rapids gets about 38 inches of rain a year, mostly in spring, so seniors with respiratory issues might want to be careful about pollen and other allergens then.
- Cedar Rapids is a slightly cheaper place to live than elsewhere in the United States. Groceries here average 94 percent cheaper than the national median, which is good for seniors who buy their own supplies, while the transportation many aging citizens without cars depend on costs about 95 percent less than in most other places around the country.
- Iowa charges a progressive state income tax of between 0.36 and 8.98 percent on most income. SSI and some types of retirement income are exempt, however, which is something to check with a financial adviser about.
Crime in Cedar Rapids is average for a city of over 140,000 people. In most categories, the local rates are either at, or just slightly above, national rates for crimes against property and people. Violent crime is lower than average, however, which makes safer streets for active seniors who like evening strolls.
Cedar Rapids Transit operates bus routes in and around the Cedar Rapids municipal area. Seniors over 60 get discount fares with a valid senior ID card, and dial-a-ride services are available if a sudden appointment or pressing social call comes up.
- The Cedar Rapids area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Mercy Medical Center Cedar Rapids, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Cedar Rapids
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Cedar Rapids start around $3,863 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 Rapids 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 Rapids
The Iowa Medicaid HCBS Elderly Waiver is a managed care plan that helps low-income seniors pay for the cost of assisted living in Iowa. This plan is provided by the state as part of its Medicaid partnership with the federal government.
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 Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids 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 Rapids, please visit our Assisted Living in Iowa page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids-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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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Cedar Rapids
Review of Prairie Hills Cedar Rapids Retirement Community
Prairie Hills Cedar Rapids Retirement Community is a great place. They've got very caring staff, and they're willing to go the extra mile to help my mother. They have outdoor activities, outings, B... Read more
Review of Keystone Cedars
My tour at Keystone Cedars was very positive. The living atmosphere of the community is very communal, welcoming, and very nice. The staff member who assisted me during the tour was very knowledgea... Read more
Review of Keystone Cedars
My dad lived at Keystone Cedars and thoroughly enjoyed living there before he passed away, and I thoroughly enjoyed visiting him. The staff were so friendly and everyone we met in the halls knew hi... Read more