2 Assisted Living Facilities in Howard, SD

2 Assisted Living Facilities in Howard, SD

Whispering Wind Asstd Living Center

Provides: Assisted Living
700 S Main St, Howard, SD 57349
"A beautiful facility with spacious rooms and caring staff. This is a family owned buisness and their moto is "Our home is your home". They have daily devotions, exercise and activies.The staff is..." More

Good Samaritan Society - Howard ALC

Provides: Assisted Living
300 W Hazel Ave, Howard, SD 57349

    Assisted Living in Howard, SD

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Howard

    The small city of Howard has just 860 residents, over 30% of whom are age 65 and over. It's located in the eastern region of the state and is home to the Howard Public Library, which has a collection of over 14,500 books and  receives new books monthly. Seniors can also visit the library for free WiFi access or to use its public computers. 

    Howard seniors who need some assistance with day-to-day activities may reside in one of the city’s two assisted living facilities, also called assisted living centers. In the Howard region, these facilities provide supportive services according to residents’ individualized care plans, and they are licensed by the South Dakota Department of Health.  

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Howard

    • Because South Dakota doesn’t have a state income tax, seniors in Howard only pay federal income tax on their retirement income, which may leave more money available for assisted living expenses.  
    • The Howard area has few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Madison. 
    • Howard's air quality is very good, rating 92 on a 100-point scale versus the national average of 58. Seniors with respiratory or cardiovascular conditions may benefit from the city's clean air.
    • Howard is among the cooler cities in the state, with summer highs in the low-80s and winter lows around 5 degrees. Seniors may want to find an assisted living facility with individual climate control to ensure their comfort throughout the year.  
    • With a violent crime rate of 9.9 and a property crime rate of 11.9 on a 100-point scale, compared to the respective national averages of 22.7 and 35.4, Howard may be a good option for seniors who want to live in city where crime isn't a concern. 
    • Howard's cost of living is low, even compared to other cities in the state. On an index based on a national average of 100, the overall cost of living is 71, compared to the state average of 88.3. This is mainly due to the very low cost of real estate, which may bring down assisted living expenses. 

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

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    Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Howard

    Howard seniors who meet income and asset guidelines may have their assisted living services covered under a Medicaid 1915(c) waiver program.  

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    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Howard

    • Review of Whispering Wind Asstd Living Center

      A beautiful facility with spacious rooms and caring staff. This is a family owned buisness and their moto is "Our home is your home". They have daily devotions, exercise and activies.The staff is a... Read more

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