2 Assisted Living Facilities in Dickinson, ND
The average cost of assisted living in Dickinson is $3,175 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,396.
To help you with your search, browse the 6 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Dickinson. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Dickinson 3.8 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Dickinson
Dickinson is located in Stark County, North Dakota, and has approximately 23,000 residents, a little more than 11% of whom are seniors. The city is home to the Dickinson Museum Center, a museum with a 12-acre campus that features dinosaur exhibits, historic agricultural tools and other artifacts. Seniors aged 65 and over are eligible for a reduced admission fee.
In Dickinson, seniors who need help with daily living activities have two local assisted living facilities to choose from. As is the case in the rest of the state, the facilities in Dickinson feature at least five separate bedrooms or apartments to accommodate residents and are licensed and governed by the Department of Health.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Dickinson
- Withdrawals from retirement savings accounts are taxed as regular income in North Dakota, and pension income and Social Security benefits are partially taxed. The size of a senior's assisted living budget may depend on the source of their retirement income in Dickinson.
- The Dickinson area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Dickinson Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- The cost of living in Dickinson is slightly higher than the rest of the state and nation as a whole, which may be a consideration for seniors with restrictive budgets. On an index based on the national average of 100, Dickinson is rated 102.2, compared to the statewide average 99.6.
- While property crime occurs at a slightly higher rate in Dickinson than in the average North Dakota city, the rate of violent crime is relatively low. This may provide peace of mind for seniors and their loved ones.
Dickinson's summers tend to be comfortable and mild with highs ranging between 71 and 84 degrees, which may appeal to seniors who are sensitive to hot temperatures. Winters are very cold, however, with lows in the single digits.
- On a scale of 1 to 100, Dickinson's air quality is rated 79. This is about 20 points higher than the national median, which may benefit seniors with conditions that are exacerbated by air pollutants.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Dickinson
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Dickinson start around $3,175 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 Dickinson 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 Dickinson
Dickinson seniors who needs financial help with covering their assisted living expenses may qualify for North Dakota's Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver for Home and Community-Based Services program.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in North Dakota 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 North Dakota page.
Free Assisted Living Resources in Dickinson
Dickinson 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 Dickinson, please visit our Assisted Living in North Dakota page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Dickinson
Dickinson-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in North Dakota are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in North Dakota page for more information about these laws.
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Dickinson
Review of Evergreen – Dickinson
The people at Evergreen in Dickinson were extremely friendly, and they have studio rooms. The rooms were a decent size, but the hallways were quite narrow, and it felt like an old motel. The staff ... Read more
Review of Evergreen – Dickinson
I grew up volunteering at this facility. I enjoyed being with all the residents. An activity I really enjoyed doing with the residents was Bingo! Read more
Review of Edgewood Hawks Point
My mother was a resident of Hawk's Point. She ended up with an infected toe and surgery, yet the staff at Hawk's Point was supposed to be assisting with dressing and bathing. This is simply somet... Read more