9 Assisted Living Facilities in Rapid City, SD
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Edgewood Somerset Court4001 Derby Lane, Rapid City, SD
The Victorian Assisted Living1321 Columbus Street, Rapid City, SD
Fairmont Grand409 E. Fairlane Dr, Rapid City, SD
Fountain Springs Health Care2000 Wesleyan Blvd, Rapid City, SD
Westhills South Assisted Living FaciIity201 Anamaria Dr, Rapid City, SD
Morningstar Assisted Living4110 Winfield Street, Rapid City, SD
Primrose Retirement Community of Rapid City224 E Minnesota St, Rapid City, SD
Good Samaritan Society - Echo Ridge931 Fox Run Drive, Rapid City, SD
Theres A Hart Assisted Living2303 Michigan Ave, Rapid City, SD
At A Glance
There are 9 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Rapid City is $2,796 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Rapid City
The seat of Pennington County and the second-largest city in the state, Rapid City, S.D., is home to a sizable senior demographic that includes more than 16 percent of the population. Rapid City currently has four assisted living facilities that are regulated and licensed by the South Dakota Department of Health. These facilities offer seniors an inviting place to reside along with reliable assistance for activities of daily living such as dressing and bathing. Some of the Rapid City facilities also offer specialized medical care for residents with conditions such as dementia.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Rapid City
- Rapid City has an array of resources for seniors, including the Canyon Lake Senior Center, which features dances, cards and games, crafts and music groups.
- Seniors who are concerned about rising costs of living may be pleased to note that Rapid City has a cost of living index of 93. This is below the national average of 100.
- Rapid City is home to world-class medical facilities, including Rapid City Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies and illness.
- Seniors planning to rely on public transportation can take the bus service operated by the Rapid Transit System. Seniors 60 and over may ride at a reduced rate.
- Community safety is important to many seniors. Rapid City does have an annual average crime rate of 3,502 per 100,000 people. This is higher than the national average which is 2,837 crimes per 100,000 people.
- Winter weather in Rapid City can be difficult for some seniors. Rapid City has an average January low of 13 degrees. However, summer highs are in the mid-80s.
Paying for Assisted Living in Rapid City
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Rapid City start around $2,796 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 Rapid 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 Rapid City
Funds for assisted living facilities are limited in South Dakota. Even so, the South Dakota Medicaid Home and Community-Based Options and Person Centered Excellence (HOPE) Waiver offers financial assistance for seniors to pay for care at an assisted living facility. Depending on available funding, there may be a waiting list for eligible seniors to obtain the help they need to pay for care.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in South 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 South Dakota page.
Free Assisted Living Resources in Rapid City
Rapid 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.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Rapid City
Rapid City-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in South Dakota are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in South Dakota page for more information about these laws.