2 Assisted Living Facilities in Watford City, ND

2 Assisted Living Facilities in Watford City, ND

Good Shepherd Nursing Home

Provides: Assisted Living
709 4th Ave NE, Watford City, ND 58854
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Mckenzie County Healthcare Systems

Provides: Assisted Living
516 North Main, Watford City, ND 58854

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Watford City

    Watford City is the county seat of McKenzie County and home to about 1,700 people, over 300 of whom are seniors. The city has a rich history that stretches back to the early 1900s for those seniors who enjoy learning about the area's past. The local senior center may take day trips to free venues like the Pioneer Museum of McKenzie County or the McKenzie County Heritage Park, giving members the opportunity to see how the city's earliest dwellers lived. 

    Watford City seniors who are no longer able to safely live in their own home due to physical challenges may transition to one of the city's two assisted living facilities. In the Watford City region, assisted living facilities feature at least five separate living units, and they are monitored by the Department of Health.  

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Watford City

    • The overall cost of living in Watford City is on par with state and national averages. While housing expenses are slightly higher than average, which may result in higher assisted living expenses, the city's average healthcare expenses are about 13% below the national average. This may leave more money available for senior care services.  

    • Property and violent crime are both slightly more prevalent in Watford City than in the nation as a whole, so seniors may want to keep their vehicles locked and stay aware of their surroundings when they're out alone in the community. 

    • Summers in Watford City are pleasant and mild with high temperatures ranging between 73 and 85 degrees. Winters tend to be very cold with lows between 3 and 19 degrees, and the city gets about 42 inches of snow. Seniors may want to find an assisted living facility that organizes plenty of indoor activities during the winter months. 

    • The air quality in Watford City is exceptional, rating 89 out of 100 points on a health index. Seniors with conditions like COPD can enjoy the outdoors here without concern for harmful air pollutants. 

    • The Watford City area is home to world-class medical facilities, including McKenzie County Healthcare System, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

      • Social Security benefits and pension income are partially taxed in North Dakota, and withdrawals from retirement accounts are fully taxed. This may affect how much money can be put toward assisted living in Watford City. 

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


      Paying for Assisted Living in Watford City

      Average Monthly Costs

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      Assisted Living costs in Watford City start around $0 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 Watford 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 Watford City

      Assisted living services in Watford City may be paid for by the state’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.

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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 North Dakota page.


      Free Assisted Living Resources in Watford City

      Watford 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 Watford City, please visit our Assisted Living in North Dakota page.


      Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Watford City

      Watford City-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.

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      Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Watford City

      • Review of Good Shepherd Nursing Home

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