Assisted Living in Newton
Wesley Park Centre500 1st Street North, Newton, IA
Newton Village110 North 5th Avenue West,, Newton, IA
At A Glance
There are 2 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Newton is $5,550 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Newton
Newton, IA, is the home of the original Maytag Washing Machine Company, and it remains one of Iowa's main manufacturing centers today, despite its small size as a city. Newton has only six assisted living communities that are licensed by the state. This licensure comes through the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals, which inspects and closely monitors conditions in all of the state's residential care facilities. Seniors who live in these properties typically pay a monthly rate, in exchange for which they get room and board and 24-hour emergency response from well-trained staff. Amenities vary by location, but many communities offer help with transportation offsite, as well as assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), including help dressing, bathing and taking some medication.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Newton
Newton's weather is typical for this part of Iowa. Dry, cold winters, when the December lows can drop to 10 degrees Fahrenheit, sometimes aggravate asthma or other conditions seniors may be living with. Summers in Newton are mild, with July highs rarely rising higher than 85 degrees. Newton gets an average of 35.5 inches of rain a year.
- Newton's cost of living is generally lower than most places in America. Seniors who shop for their own groceries pay about 2 percent less here than the national average, while the cost of health care can be 98 percent of the national rates as well.
- Seniors who work in Iowa may be subject to an income tax rate that runs from 0.36 percent to 8.98 percent, depending on total income. SSI and some other kinds of retirement income may be exempt from state taxes, though aging citizens who shop for themselves pay between 7 and 8 percent in sales taxes.
Crime in Newton is low by national standards. Seniors who enjoy evening strolls are generally safe from robbery and assault, which are half and one-third the national median in Newton, respectively.
- Seniors without a car of their own can get around Newton on Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Authority (HIRTA), which provides bus service throughout the area. Adults over 60 qualify for discount travel, though a valid transit ID must be presented at the time of boarding.
- The Newton area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Skiff Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Newton
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Newton 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 Newton 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 Newton
The Iowa Medicaid HCBS Elderly Waiver is a managed care plan provided by the state 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 Newton
Newton 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 Newton
Newton-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.