3 Assisted Living Facilities in Muscatine, IA

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Bickford of Muscatine

Provides: Assisted Living
2807 Cedar Street, Muscatine, IA 52761
"My visit at Bickford of Muscatine was fine. I liked the way everything was organized and they have activities for the residents. I also like the way the staff was with the residents. They were very..." More

Woodland Hills Lutheran Homes

Provides: Assisted Living
2421 Lutheran Drive, Muscatine, IA 52761
"I enjoyed visiting this facility. Things seemed a little outdated, very 70's colors. All of the residents seemed pleased, and my great aunt said that they had a lot of activities and things to..." More

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Sunnybrook at Muscatine

Provides: Assisted Living
3515 Diana Queen Drive, Muscatine, IA 52761
"I liked Sunnybrook too. It appeared very clean to me and well taken care of. They gave me tours of the available rooms types which were very good. They had a group from the church doing choir bells..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Muscatine

    Muscatine is located on the banks of the Mississippi River in eastern Iowa. The city is known for a famous former resident born here in 1897, Emmett Lynn, an actor who appeared in many Western films in the 1940s and '50s. Today, over 23,800 people live in Muscatine, and about one in seven residents — nearly 3,670 people — are 65 years of age or older. 

    To help the city’s senior population, there are three assisted living communities in Muscatine. Throughout Iowa, assisted living facilities are inspected and licensed by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Muscatine

    • In Muscatine, the cost of living is 14% lower than the U.S. average, which may appeal to seniors on a fixed income. Low housing costs are the biggest factor, but the city also has below-average transportation costs. In addition, the Davenport metropolitan area’s assisted living facilities are more affordable than the U.S. median. 
    • At 8.98%, Iowa’s top income tax rate is relatively high. However, up to $6,000 in retirement income can be excluded each year, which may help seniors save money. For further tax savings, Iowa doesn’t apply state income tax to seniors' Social Security benefits.
    • The Muscatine area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Trinity Muscatine, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    • Muscatine has a fixed-route bus service, MuscaBus, that may help seniors get around the city. Several routes are available on weekdays, and two routes provide limited service on Saturdays. Each ride costs only $1, and seniors receive priority seating at the front of the bus. 
    • Muscatine’s violent crime rate is 8.16 per 1,000 residents; this is much higher than the Iowa average of 2.93 per 1,000 residents. However, an individual’s risk is still low. The chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is only one in 123, so seniors may feel comfortable living here.
    • The city has limited arts and culture opportunities for seniors. Some of these opportunities include the National Pearl Button Museum and the Muscatine Art Center. Fortunately, seniors are just a short drive away from Davenport and its thriving arts scene

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

    Paying for Assisted Living in Muscatine

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Iowa

    $4,590.00 Bettendorf
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,485.00 Davenport
    $3,200.00 North Liberty
    $2,890.00 Iowa City
    $2,890.00 Muscatine
    $2,768.00 Moline

    Assisted Living costs in Muscatine start around $2,890 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 Muscatine 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 Muscatine

    The state of Iowa provides several financial assistance programs that may help some Muscatine seniors with the costs of assisted living. Medicaid-eligible seniors may qualify for the Elderly Waiver, which pays for many long-term care services. Muscatine’s SSI recipients may receive cash assistance from the State Supplementary Assistance program to use towards the room-and-board portion of an assisted living facility. 

    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 Muscatine

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

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Muscatine

    Muscatine-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 Muscatine, IA

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Muscatine

    • Review of Bickford of Muscatine

      My visit at Bickford of Muscatine was fine. I liked the way everything was organized and they have activities for the residents. I also like the way the staff was with the residents. They were very... Read more

    • Review of Bickford of Muscatine

      My father has been at Bickford of Muscatine since the last week of May. They furnished his apartment before he got there and have gone above and beyond in getting his medications straightened out. ... Read more

    • Review of Bickford of Muscatine

      The one I really liked was Bickford. It was cozier and homier looking. It appeared very clean to me and well taken care of. They had music when I went there. They gave me tours of the available roo... Read more

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