With a pleasant climate and the beautiful Black Hills surrounding it, the city of Rapid City, SD, has much to appeal to active seniors. Of the 76,184 people who live in the community, 18.3% are aged 65 and older, which means there are around 14,000 older adults in the city. The city also has a lower-than-average cost of living, which adds to its benefits for older adults.
Seniors who need a little extra help with daily living tasks but don’t need extensive medical or nursing care may choose assisted living communities. The cost of these facilities is another perk of living in Rapid City. According to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, the average assisted living monthly cost is $3,914 a month. In fact, it’s the most affordable senior care option in the city and much more affordable than the national average.
This guide provides information about local assisted living costs and options for Rapid City residents. It also provides a list of programs that help local seniors and an overview of the different ways to pay for assisted living care.