8 Assisted Living Facilities near Norwalk, IA

Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Norwalk, IA

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Edencrest at The Legacy

Provides: Assisted Living
2901 Cedar Street, Norwalk, IA 50211
"Edencrest at The Legacy Retirement Community is certified by the State of Iowa. The staff at Edencrest are here to assist our residents with Activities of Daily Living. Some residents may find they..." More

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Holland Farms Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
2800 Sunset Drive, Norwalk, IA 50211
"At Holland Farms communities, independence, respect and unconditional love run in the family—the Agemark Senior Living Family. Our spirited residences offer the freedom to live a more fulfilling..." More

Regency Care Center

Provides: Assisted Living
815 W High Rd., Norwalk, IA 50211
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Bickford of West Des Moines

Provides: Assisted Living
5050 Hawthorne Dr., West Des Moines, IA 50265
"We visited Bickford of West Des Moines. The staff thought that he would be best suited in the other Bickford, because there are more males there his age. They greeted us with ice water and fresh..." More

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3801 Grand

Provides: Assisted Living
3801 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312
"My relative stayed at 3801 Grand several times in Assisted Living respite care. My relative met with the nursing staff before their stay to help anticipate and meet their needs. Even though he was..." More

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Prairie Hills at Des Moines

Provides: Assisted Living
5815 SE 27th Street, Des Moines, IA 50320
"Prairie Hills Des Moines was very gracious. They gave me plenty of information. I had no trouble with them at all. They showed me a 1-bedroom, which is kind of their demonstration apartment. They..." More

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Edencrest at Riverwoods

Provides: Assisted Living
2210 E. Park Ave., Des Moines, IA 50320
"Edencrest is top notch and fantastic. I couldn’t be happier with them. The people work their tails off and are very flexible. If someone needs something, they don’t say, "that’s not my job." They..." More

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Wesley Acres

Provides: Assisted Living
3520 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312
"Wesley Acres was clean but after they visited with my husband, they didn't figure that he would fit into their facility and so that one didn't work out. I was happy with the facility. I liked the..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Norwalk

    Despite being close to big-city amenities in Iowa's capital, Des Moines, the city of Norwalk is a quiet community where seniors can enjoy many cultural activities. More than 1,300 residents here are aged 65 and over, and they have access to assisted living services at two facilities within the city limits. An additional six facilities are available in the surrounding areas.

    Assisted living communities in Norwalk and the rest of Iowa are officially called Assisted Living Programs (ALPs) and Residential Care Facilities (RCFs). Licenses for these locations are provided by the Department of Inspections and Appeals.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Norwalk

    • Seniors have a wide variety of arts and culture locations to visit within just a few miles of Norwalk. The State Historical Museum of Iowa features exhibits detailing the history of the state, and the Salisbury House and Gardens hosts concerts and other events in a converted 1920s manor.
    • While Norwalk is considered an affordable place to live compared to most of the United States, it has slightly higher costs than other places in Iowa. The cost of living is 9.3 index points above the Iowa average of 89.5, so seniors may find assisted living more affordable in other areas of the state.
    • Iowa has some tax policies that are friendly towards and seniors and others that are not quite as friendly. Social Security income is completely exempt from state tax, but income from retirement accounts and pensions is partially taxed. An exclusion of $6,000 may be available for some seniors.
    • The air quality in Warren County, where Norwalk is located, is considered very good. Seniors in the community should feel free to go outdoors without worrying about the air. The American Lung Association gives the area an A for ozone pollution.
    • Norwalk has few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Des Moines.
    • Seniors in Norwalk should feel safe in their residences and out on the town. The city has a violent crime rating that's 12.7 points lower than the national average of 22.7, and a property crime rating that's 15.9 points lower than the national average of 35.4.

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

    Paying for Assisted Living in Norwalk

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Iowa

    $4,550.00 Clive
    $4,056.00 Johnston
    $4,048.00 Des Moines
    $4,027.00 West Des Moines
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,975.00 Norwalk
    $3,954.00 Urbandale
    $2,940.00 Indianola

    Assisted Living costs in Norwalk start around $3,975 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 Norwalk 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 Norwalk

    Seniors in Norwalk who meet certain eligibility requirements may be able to take advantage of Iowa's State Supplementary Assistance (SSA). This is a fully state-funded program that can help pay for Residential Care Facility assistance. The Elderly Waiver can also help to pay for services received in assisted living. 

    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 Norwalk

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

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Norwalk

    Norwalk-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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