The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Sioux City, IA for 2023
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There are 10 Assisted Living Facilities in the Sioux City area, with 6 in Sioux City and 4 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Sioux City is $3,727 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,870. Cheaper nearby regions include South Sioux City with an average starting cost of $3,020.
To help you with your search, browse the 31 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Sioux City. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Sioux City 4.3 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Sioux City, IA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Sioux City
Sioux City is the "Sue" in Sue Bee Honey, which has been harvesting bee juice in the town since 1921. While the factory doesn't offer tours, seniors who live in any of the 11 local assisted living communities are surrounded by the vast clover fields where the honey is harvested. Sioux City's assisted living facilities are tightly regulated by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals, which conducts health and safety checks. Residents in assisted living in Sioux City are ensured room and board and 24-hour emergency response from full-time staff. Seniors also have help with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing, dressing and sometimes transportation outside the community.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Sioux City
Sioux City's weather is not overly hot. Summer highs rarely get close to 90 degrees Fahrenheit, while winter lows can touch 10 degrees in December. Snow falls here around that time, which creates a regular white Christmas seniors can share with grandkids. In the warmer months, almost 28 inches of rain can kickstart pollen production, which may be an issue for seniors with allergies and asthma.
- The cost of living in Sioux City is slightly less than the national average. Seniors on a fixed income can appreciate the 2-percent-lower cost of health care here, as well as the 5-percent cut to the cost of groceries.
Iowa's tax system starts with a progressive income tax of between 0.36 and 8.98 percent on most income. This doesn't apply to SSI or most retirement income, which is something to discuss with a financial adviser. State sales tax adds 7 or 8 percent to most items.
Crime in Sioux City is somewhat higher than is common in America, though violent crime, especially crime against seniors, remains rare.
- Seniors who need a lift in Sioux City can catch a ride on the Sioux City Transit System, the area's mass transit authority. Riders over age 60 get discount fares on the network's many bus routes, though a valid ID is required to avoid full price. Seniors dealing with disabilities can call for dial-a-ride service, which can be a convenient way to make it to medical office visits.
- The Sioux City area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Mercy Medical Center - Sioux City, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Sioux City
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Assisted Living costs in Sioux City start around $3,727 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 Sioux City 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 Sioux City
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 Sioux City
Sioux City 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 Sioux City, please visit our Assisted Living in Iowa page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Sioux City
Sioux City-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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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Sioux City
Review of Charter Senior Living of Northpark Place
My mom is at Charter Senior Living of Northpark Place. She was on the independent side for a year and a half, and then we moved her over to the assisted living side. The CNAs are great and give gre... Read more
Review of The Heritage at Northern Hills
Beautiful facility with friendly, loving staff. My mom will be 97 next month and has been at Heritage NH going into her 10th year; she first lived in Independent and then transitioned to Assisted.... Read more
Review of Bickford of Sioux City
Bickford of Sioux City was nice. The people were friendly. It was clean and easy access. I didn't have any problems there except that the price was way out of my range. They have pizza nights, they... Read more