5 Assisted Living Facilities near Dubuque, IA

Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Dubuque, IA

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Oak Park Place Dubuque

Provides: Assisted Living
1381 Oak Park Place, Dubuque, IA 52002
"We went to Oak Park Place Dubuque. The staff was amazing. The lady we spoke to was very, very informative. I mean, she asked us a lot of good questions that we didn't even think of asking, and was..." More

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Eagle Pointe Place

Provides: Assisted Living
2700 Matthew John Drive, Dubuque, IA 52002
"My grandmother lives at Eagle Pointe Place, so I've been there. They have nice rooms, and they have a lot of different things for the residents. The facility is well taken care of. However, we've..." More

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Sunset Park Place

Provides: Assisted Living
3730 Pennsylvania Ave., Dubuque, IA 52002
"My mother moved into Sunset Park Place. We really like it there; it's a great place. The food is very good and she enjoys it. I have had it, as well, and it is very tasty. She has a one-bedroom..." More

ManorCare Health Services of Dubuque

Provides: Assisted Living
901 West Third Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
"Our Certified Nurse Aides students have gone to ManorCare for years during their 30 hours of Clinical rotation. ManorCare staff are always happy to work with our students in training them for..." More

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Ahva Living of East Dubuque

Provides: Assisted Living
430 Sidney St, East Dubuque, IL 61025
"It is assisted living, and they have a memory care unit as well. It is unlike any nursing home because it doesn't even feel like a nursing home. It is very welcoming. They converted an old school..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Dubuque

    Dubuque, located along the Mississippi River in Iowa, is the oldest city in the state. It’s named after Julien Dubuque, a fur trader who arrived in the area in the late 1700s. Large numbers of immigrants flocked to the area, and today, Dubuque is home to nearly 58,000 people. Of these residents, 17% are seniors. 

    To serve this large senior population, there are five assisted living facilities in the Dubuque area. Like other assisted living facilities in the state, they’re licensed by the Health Facilities Division of the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Dubuque

    • The Dubuque area has relatively clean air. The American Lung Association ranks the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City metropolitan area among the cleanest in the country by one measure of air pollution, ozone. Also called “smog,” ozone is especially dangerous for seniors. By retiring in Dubuque, seniors may breathe a little more easily.
    • Overall, Dubuque’s cost of living is 9.9% lower than the national average. In this city, housing costs are a whopping 23.1% lower than average. Transportation costs, at 19.4% below average, are also affordable. These low costs may help seniors stretch their retirement savings.
    • In Dubuque, winters are cold and snowy. While the average American city receives 28 inches of snow per year, Dubuque gets 38 inches. Winter sports enthusiasts will have plenty of opportunities to take part in their favorite activities. With summer highs in the 80s, seniors who prefer summer sports will have the same opportunity.
    • Retirees in Dubuque may benefit from several tax advantages. The state doesn’t tax Social Security benefits. While other types of retirement income are taxable, exemptions are available that may lower seniors’ tax burdens. For single seniors, up to $6,000 of retirement income may be exempt, and for couples, it's $12,000.
    • The Dubuque area is home to world-class medical facilities, including MercyOne Dubuque, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    • The Jule, Dubuque’s public transit system, operates a fixed route bus system that connects much of the city. Seniors that can’t use the regular bus can ride the Minibus, a door-to-door bus service. The Nightrider, an evening bus service that operates during the school year, offers half-price fares to seniors.

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

    Paying for Assisted Living in Dubuque

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Iowa

    $5,167.00 Clinton
    $4,248.00 Freeport
    $4,100.00 Marion
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,691.00 Dubuque
    $3,161.00 Anamosa

    Assisted Living costs in Dubuque start around $3,691 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 Dubuque 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 Dubuque

    To help seniors pay for assisted living in Dubuque, Iowa offers the Elderly Waiver program. This Medicaid waiver may pay for assisted living services. Low-income seniors may also receive financial assistance through the State Supplementary Assistance program.

    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 Dubuque

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

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Dubuque

    Dubuque-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 Dubuque, IA

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Dubuque

    • Review of Eagle Pointe Place

      My grandmother lives at Eagle Pointe Place, so I've been there. They have nice rooms, and they have a lot of different things for the residents. The facility is well taken care of. However, we've h... Read more

    • Review of Eagle Pointe Place

      The guy from Eagle Pointe Place was very helpful. He showed us almost everything and was very helpful. He told us to call back if we thought of any questions, so overall, I thought he did a good to... Read more

    • Review of Oak Park Place Dubuque

      Oak Park Place Dubuque was the first place I went and I didn't think they showed me everything. I saw more in the other facility I went to. The place was nice, though. They had a nice dining area, ... Read more

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