8 Assisted Living Facilities near Norwalk, IA

2 Assisted Living Facilities in Norwalk, IA


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

Regency Care Center

Provides: Assisted Living
815 High Rd., Norwalk, IA 50211
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6 Assisted Living Facilities near Norwalk, IA


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


Bickford of West Des Moines

Provides: Assisted Living
5050 Hawthorne Dr., West Des Moines, IA 50265
"My parents are in assisted living at Bickford of West Des Moines. The place is cozy and friendly. The staff is very friendly and accessible. The food is good, the portions are realistic, and the..." More


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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Prairie Hills Des Moines Retirement C...

Provides: Assisted Living
5815 SE 27th Street, Des Moines, IA 50320
"I visited Prairie Hills at Des Moines. Everybody was very nice, very helpful, very engaged with all the residents, and very caring. There was so much attention paid to the residents, so everybody..." More

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

Arbor Springs of West Des Moines

Provides: Assisted Living
7951 EP True Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Norwalk

    Norwalk, located in South Central Iowa, is home to bowling alleys, golf courses, many area parks, along with walking and biking trails. The city is also home to 782 seniors, some of whom might be thinking of taking up residence in an assisted living facilities. There are two assisted living facilities in Norwalk to support those seniors, with another six located in the nearby communities of Des Moines and West Des Moines.

    The Department of Inspections and Appeals, Health Facilities Division licenses assisted living programs and residential care facilities in Norwalk and in all of Iowa.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Norwalk

    • Seniors with respiratory ailments may be more comfortable living in Norwalk than in other areas of the state or the country because of the city’s good air quality. On a 100-point scale where 100 represents the best air quality, Norwalk has a rank of 79, more than 20 points higher than the U.S. average of 100.
    • Iowa partially taxes pensions and retirement savings account income which could impact Norwalk seniors who rely on those types of income to fund their facility expenses.
    • Norwalk’s cost of living is 98.8, slightly higher than the state average of 89.5, and slightly lower than the U.S. average of 100. Although groceries and transportation expenses in the area are lower than the national average, both healthcare and housing are higher at 113 and 101.7, respectively. Seniors might want to keep in mind that the higher costs for housing and healthcare in the city could drive up facility operating costs and ultimately assisted living expenses.
    • The Norwalk area is home to world-class medical facilities, including MercyOne Norwalk Medicine Clinic, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    • Safety-conscious seniors looking for a safe place to retire might enjoy living in Norwalk. The city has a violent crime rate of 22.7, and a property crime rate of 19.5, both significantly lower than the U.S. averages of 22.7 and 35.4, respectively.
    • Weather in Norwalk means warm summers with July highs of 85 degrees and cold winters with January lows of 12. The city gets 28 inches of snow each year, two more than the national average of 26, which is something seniors with mobility issues may want to keep in mind.

    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

    $4,180.00 Clive
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,884.00 Johnston
    $3,679.00 Des Moines
    $3,498.00 Urbandale
    $3,498.00 West Des Moines
    $2,995.00 Norwalk
    $2,940.00 Indianola

    Assisted Living costs in Norwalk start around $2,995 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

    Norwalk seniors who need help paying for their assisted living expenses may qualify for assistance from Iowa’s HCBS Elderly waiver. Qualified applicants must be at least 65 years old, be Medicaid eligible and meet certain financial and asset criteria.

    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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