14 Assisted Living Facilities near Council Bluffs, IA

4 Assisted Living Facilities in Council Bluffs, IA

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The Heritage at Fox Run

Provides: Assisted Living
3121 MacIneery Drive, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
"I was pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness of the facility. This was very important to us while we were searching for placement for my mother. The staff is very friendly, and took time to make..." More

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Primrose Retirement Community of Coun...

Provides: Assisted Living
1801 E Kanesville Blvd, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
"My parents really liked Primrose. The rooms were a little bit larger. Mom and Dad liked the simpler food, and it was really good. There was a chef who didn't make gourmet food. The facility..." More

Amelia Place

Provides: Assisted Living
57 West Ferndale Drive, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
"What I like about Amelia Place is that it’s small and the people are super friendly. There are lots of activities with four or five a day, including exercise. They play games that vary throughout..." More

Bethany Heights Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
11 Elliott Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51503

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Richmont Village

Provides: Assisted Living
702 Fort Crook Road 50, Bellevue, NE 68005
"Richmont Village is very nice, but they’re a lot more expensive. You have to sign in and out, or be buzzed in and out, and we liked that. They have an excellent menu, but it seemed to be a little..." More

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Via Christe

Provides: Assisted Living
3636 California Street, Omaha, NE 68131
"I toured Via Christe, and I really liked it. However, the apartments were small. It was nice, and everything was comfortable. The staff was very nice; it was comfortable to talk to them. I wouldn’t..." More

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Heritage Ridge

Provides: Assisted Living
1502 Fort Crook Road South, Bellevue, NE 68005
"Heritage Ridge was awesome but very expensive. They had a library with a coffee maker. A lot of people from my church go there. The staff was very friendly. " More

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Bickford of Omaha - Hickory

Provides: Assisted Living
7337 Hickory, Omaha, NE 68124
"My father is real happy at Bickford of Omaha - Hickory. The people are really nice and polite, and if anything happens, they call you right away and let you know. They are a little bit pricey, but..." More

Southview Heights

Provides: Assisted Living
5110 South 49th Street, Omaha, NE 68117
"Southview has worked very well for my daughter, who likes it there very much. Their little apartments are very nice. There's a little kitchen area, sitting area, and the bedroom. She's allowed to..." More

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Aksarben Village

Provides: Assisted Living
1330 S 70th St, Omaha, NE 68106
"Aksarben Village was brand new too. They just opened last December. It was beautiful. The people were all well. They had plenty of activities. They had a beautiful dining area, and the apartments..." More

St Joseph Tower Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
2205 South 10th Street, Omaha, NE 68108
"I just moved my dad here. The staff is very kind and patient. The facility is clean and the residents are happy. The rooms are nice with a great view. My dad enjoys bingo the most so far. He’s..." More

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Hickory Villa Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
7315 Hickory Street, Omaha, NE 68124
"Wonderful nursing staff, they really care about my loved one. Communication is wonderful and the environment is cheerful." More

Mercy Villa

Provides: Assisted Living
1845 S 72nd St, Omaha, NE 68106

Royale Oaks Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
4801 N 52nd St, Omaha, NE 68104

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Council Bluffs

    In the historic city of Council Bluffs, Iowa and surrounding areas, assisted living communities are commonly referred to as "assisted living residences" or ALRs. Within Council Bluffs, there are four ALRs and an additional 40 in neighboring communities such as Glenwood and just across the Nebraska state line in Omaha. Room and board and varying levels of personal care and activities are provided to aging seniors at the assisted living communities. ALRs in Council Bluffs are regulated by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals, Adult Services Bureau and supported by the Iowa Assisted Living Association

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Council Bluffs

    • Although the violent crime rate for Council Bluffs is 38 percent lower than the national average,  the overall Council Bluffs crime rate (property crimes and violent crimes) is higher than the national average. 

    • The cost of living in Council Bluffs is 4 percent lower than the Iowa state average and 15 percent lower than the national cost of living, making Council Bluffs an affordable choice for seniors.

    • Recently given the distinction of Number 6 on the National Center for Arts Research Arts Vibrancy Index, the Council Bluffs metro area is known for its public art displays and cultural centers, which gives seniors plenty of activities to enjoy.

    • The weather in Council Bluffs is average for the United States. Although the rain and snowfall is average for the nation, Council Bluffs is ranked below the national average on the Sperling's Comfort Index due to its dramatic temperatures in both winter and summer months. This could make it difficult for seniors to enjoy outdoor activities regularly.

    • As of 2014, Iowa has phased out taxes on Social Security benefits. The state also provides deductions on other types of retirement income, leaving more money in your assisted living budget.

    • Council Bluffs is home to world-class medical facilities, including, CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs and Jennie Edmundson Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.


      Paying for Assisted Living in Council Bluffs

      Average Monthly Costs

      Cities in Iowa

      $4,162.00 Elkhorn
      $4,000.00 US
      $3,717.00 Omaha
      $3,200.00 Bellevue
      $1,550.00 Wahoo

      Assisted Living costs in Council Bluffs 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 Council Bluffs 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 Council Bluffs

      Eligible seniors in the Council Bluffs area can apply for Long Term Support Services (LTSS), which provides financial assistance for assisted living care through Iowa Department of Human Services.

      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 Council Bluffs

      Council Bluffs 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 Council Bluffs, please visit our Assisted Living in Iowa page.


      Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Council Bluffs

      Council Bluffs-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 Council Bluffs, IA

      Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Council Bluffs

      • Review of Primrose Retirement Community of Council Bluffs

        My parents really liked Primrose. The rooms were a little bit larger. Mom and Dad liked the simpler food, and it was really good. There was a chef who didn't make gourmet food. The facility probabl... Read more

        Patricia852460
      • Review of Amelia Place

        What I like about Amelia Place is that it’s small and the people are super friendly. There are lots of activities with four or five a day, including exercise. They play games that vary throughout t... Read more

        Susan003731
      • Review of The Heritage at Fox Run

        I was pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness of the facility. This was very important to us while we were searching for placement for my mother. The staff is very friendly, and took time to make s... Read more

        cupcakelady
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