2 Assisted Living Facilities in Perry, IA
Also serving communities of Jefferson.
The average cost of assisted living in Perry is $3,939 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,400. Cheaper nearby regions include Johnston with an average starting cost of $3,884.
To help you with your search, browse the 2 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Perry. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Perry 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Perry
Perry, a small city located northwest of Des Moines, has about 7,500 residents, and 14% are seniors. Perry is a designated Iowa Great Place, and in the city’s historic downtown, seniors can see over 30 locations that have earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places.
To serve Perry’s senior population, two assisted living facilities operate within the city. These facilities are licensed by Iowa’s Department of Inspections and Appeals, specifically the Health Facilities Division.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Perry
- One of the few attractions in Perry is the Iowa Fire Museum, which displays vintage fire trucks and other artifacts. Some assisted living communities may organize group outings to nearby Des Moines. The state capital offers many senior-friendly activities, including the Iowa State Fair and Des Moines Art Festival.
- Mostly due to low housing costs, Perry’s cost of living is 14.7% lower than the national average and 4.7% below the Iowa average. By relocating to this city, seniors may be able to stretch their assisted living budgets.
- Perry residents enjoy a climate that’s more pleasant than most places in Iowa, which may appeal to seniors who want to spend lots of time outdoors. High temperatures are between 70 and 85 for five months of the year, and each year, there are about 15 days where temperatures hit the 90s.
- The Perry area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Dallas County Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency provides a limited door-to-door bus service in several central Iowa counties, including Dallas County. The bus operates from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, and rides have to be booked one day in advance. Seniors may find it easier to get around town if they live in an assisted living facility that offers its own shuttle.
- Thanks to a very low rate of violent crime — only 2.13 per 1,000 residents — seniors may feel very safe walking around Perry. The rate of property crime is higher than both the state and national medians. To protect residents’ property, some assisted living facilities may offer secure buildings, indoor parking and other security features.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Perry
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Perry start around $3,939 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 Perry 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 Perry
Perry’s Medicaid-eligible seniors may qualify for the state’s Elderly Waiver. Waiver participants can receive personal care and other services in assisted living facilities. To help SSI recipients pay for these facilities, Iowa offers optional state supplementation.
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 Perry
Perry 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 Perry, please visit our Assisted Living in Iowa page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Perry
Perry-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.
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Perry
Review of Perry Lutheran Homes - Willis Campus
When I visit my wife and see the care and the other residents are getting, I am so thankful that there is a place like Perry Lutheran Home. I cannot say enough good about the care they all get there. Read more
Review of Perry Lutheran Homes - Spring Valley Campus
I had visited several times over the years. The place was always spotless. It had a very clean and neat rooms. Very large hallways, which was great. You would always see some elderly around. Wither... Read more