16 Assisted Living Facilities near Marion, IA

3 Assisted Living Facilities in Marion, IA

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The Villages at Marion

Provides: Assisted Living
345 Marion Boulevard, Marion, IA 52302
"We visited The Villages at Marion. The apartment was very nice. Everything was quite handy and clean. They had laundry facilities for free. We ate there, and the meals were good with options for..." More

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Bickford of Marion

Provides: Assisted Living
1100 Linden Dr., Marion, IA 52302
"I really like Bickford Cottage but it was quite a bit more expensive than the other facility. It is a nice facility that is on one level. The apartment was nice. You have a little kitchenette in..." More

Summit Pointe

Provides: Assisted Living
3505 English Glen Avenue, Marion, IA 52302
"I am thrilled w Summit Pointe and more importantly my Mom is so very happy here. She of course was very resistant to leave her home and raves about it. The food is so good that her friends want to..." More

13 Assisted Living Facilities near Marion, IA

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Keystone Cedars

Provides: Assisted Living
6325 Rockwell Dr NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
"My father just moved to Keystone Cedars. He called me the other day, and talked my ear off. He could tell me enough about his spacious apartment and how busy he was. He told me he really loves it..." More

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Garnett Place Retirement Community

Provides: Assisted Living
208 35th St. Dr. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
"The people at Garnett Place Retirement Community were really nice. The lady that gave us the tour was super friendly and she had us sit down and eat a Thanksgiving meal with them. It was delicious...." More

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Corridor Crossing Place

Provides: Assisted Living
136 36th Ave. Southwest, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
"Brookdale was clean and neat. I like what I saw. The people were very nice, friendly, and cordial. I like the idea that if you run out of money, they will keep you until the end. The food was very..." More

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Emery Place Assisted Living & Memory ...

Provides: Assisted Living
901 S. Mentzer Rd., Robins, IA 52328
"Emery Place Assisted Living & Memory Care was beautiful, all brand new, and everybody was very nice. It was great. Sarah was really helpful and gave us tons of information. The day we toured..." More

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RidgeView Assisted Living Community

Provides: Assisted Living
3005 F Ave NW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
"Meadowview Memory Care Village was great. It was very clean. There was longevity of the staff that was there. My mom had a few problems with her memory, and that would have been a good place for my..." More

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Prairie Hills at Cedar Rapids

Provides: Assisted Living
2903 F Ave. NW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
"Prairie Hills was OK; it was clean and nice. The staff was nice and friendly, and the food was good. The people that I saw seemed happy. " More

Meth-Wick Community

Provides: Assisted Living
1224 13th Street NW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
"I liked many things about Meth Wick Health Center. I was born and raised in that neighborhood as a child. It also had many people from the Church that I served, and it was a full care. It was near..." More

Higley Mansion Care Center

Provides: Assisted Living
860 17th Street Southeast, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
"Higley Mansion is an assisted living facility. Has private rooms with private stool, shower and sink. Excellent food served in a beautiful dining room. The Higley Mansion was a mansion at one..." More

Cottage Grove Place

Provides: Assisted Living
2115 First Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
"We have cousins and several other people we knew who were staying at Cottage Grove place. It was a big place. They all seemed happy there. However, the place was carpeted and I had allergies and I..." More

Promise House

Provides: Assisted Living
1320 Litchfield Drive, Hiawatha, IA 52233
"My grandma was at Promise House for two years before passing away, so I visited there several times. I did not notice much staff turnover, which I think is a plus. The staff was always very..." More

Evergreen Estates III

Provides: Assisted Living
2204 Johnson Avenue Northwest, Cedar Rapids, IA...
"We have my dad settled in at Evergreen Estates. We chose it for the atmosphere, the manager, the size of the room, and everything. The person that assists me during my visits is very helpful. My..." More

Evergreen Estates II

Provides: Assisted Living
307 Edgewood Road Southwest, Cedar Rapids, IA 5...

Kingston Hill

Provides: Assisted Living
202 12th St NW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405

Assisted Living near Marion, IA

Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Marion

  • Review of The Villages at Marion

    Village Ridge was OK. The staff was nice and attentive to their people. The room where my brother stayed was nice and clean, but they had a problem with ants for a while. My brother was in the memo... Read more

    Ruth757621
  • Review of The Villages at Marion

    I think The Villages at Marion was lovely, and very nice. It’s got everything a person could want. They’re very accommodating, and it’s great so far. My sister will be moving on Saturday, but it al... Read more

    Anonymous Sister1
  • Review of The Villages at Marion

    The Villages at Marion was actually the first one on my list. That was the best of all the facilities I saw in the area. It looked to me like they had a lot of activities and things going on, and t... Read more

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Marion

Marion, IA, was chosen as the seat of Linn County before anybody actually settled the area, in 1839. Today, this city of 37,198 is one of the fastest growing towns in the state, and its 16 assisted living communities offer senior residents maximum independence and privacy. The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals regulates these facilities, where seniors can expect room and board, regular community activities, 24-hour emergency response when they need it and help with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as dressing and personal care.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Marion

  • Marion is in east-central Iowa, which shares a lot of its weather with the nearby Wisconsin and Chicagoland areas. Winter lows in Marion drop to 13 degrees Fahrenheit in December, while the mild summer temps rarely get higher than 85 degrees. This part of the state gets an average of 38 inches of rain a year. This close to the river, spores and pollen can become an issue in spring for seniors with asthma or other breathing difficulties.

  • Marion's cost of living is fairly close to the national average, though expenses here tend to be a bit lower in areas that affect seniors most. Groceries in Marion, for example, typically cost 94 percent of the national average, while transportation runs to 95 percent and health care is 99 percent of the average nationwide.

  • Iowa imposes an income tax that runs from 0.36 to 8.98 percent of money earned. SSI and most kinds of retirement income are not subject to this tax, though a 7 to 9 percent sales tax still applies to seniors who buy their own groceries.

  • Crime is very low in Marion. Burglary and assault, crimes that disproportionately affect seniors, are less than one-third the national rate though.

  • Marion seniors can schedule rides through Aging Services, Inc., a nonprofit run through the United Way. This volunteer service provides bus, dial-a-ride and non-emergency medical transportation for area seniors and adults with disabilities.

  • The Marion area is home to world-class medical facilities, including UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.


Paying for Assisted Living in Marion

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Iowa

$5,000.00 North Liberty
$4,000.00 US
$3,868.00 Cedar Rapids
$3,800.00 Vinton
$3,355.00 Iowa City
$3,189.00 Marion

Assisted Living costs in Marion start around $3,189 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 Marion 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 Marion

The Iowa Medicaid HCBS Elderly Waiver is a state-run managed care plan provided to help low-income seniors pay for some of the monthly costs associated with assisted living in Iowa.

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 Marion

Marion 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.


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Marion

Marion-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.