2 Assisted Living Facilities in Williston, ND
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Williston
Williston is a medium-sized city in the northwestern corner of North Dakota with about 27,000 residents, roughly 9% of whom are seniors. The city has an array of amenities for seniors, including the Williston Community Library, which offers adult coloring sessions along with crochet and knit clubs, as well as one senior center.
Williston seniors who need an extra hand with the activities of daily living may reside in one of the city's two assisted living facilities. In Williston, as in the rest of the state, assisted living facilities have at least five living units and are governed by the Department of Health.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Williston
- In North Dakota, money withdrawn from retirement savings accounts is taxed at the state level as regular income, and public and private pension income and Social Security benefits are partially taxed. Williston seniors may want to speak to a tax professional to help determine how much money they can put toward assisted living expenses.
- The Williston area is home to world-class medical facilities, including CHI St. Alexius Health Williston, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- On a cost of living index based on the national average of 100, Williston is rated 102.1. This indicates that living expenses are a little higher here than in the average U.S. city, which may be a concern for seniors with very tight assisted living budgets.
Crime is more prevalent in the city of Williston than in the Williston Metro Area, the state and the nation as a whole. While a majority of the crime that takes place is property-related, violent crime is also a concern here. Seniors may want to find an assisted living facility that uses modern security technology.
Williston's climate is warm compared to the rest of the state, with year-round temperatures ranging from 2 to 85 degrees. While summers are comfortable, winters are very cold, so seniors may want to find an assisted living facility that offers plenty of indoor activities.
- Williston's air quality is rated over 20 points higher than the national average at 79 degrees, so seniors with respiratory or cardiovascular conditions can breathe easy here.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Williston
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Williston 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 Williston 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 Williston
In Williston, assisted living services may be covered by the 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 Williston
Williston 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 Williston, please visit our Assisted Living in North Dakota page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Williston
Williston-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.