4 Assisted Living Facilities in Watertown, SD

Stoneybrook Suites

Provides: Assisted Living
500 16th St NE, Watertown, SD 57201
"My father is in Stoneybrook Suites. They do a wonderful job. They have a couple of options for apartments: studios, one-bedrooms and two-bedrooms. The food is wonderful, and the dining room has..." More

Cedar View Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
225 14th Ave NE, Watertown, SD 57201
"My grandmother was a resident of Cedar View Assisted Living Center for just over 2 years. I have to commend the staff for running such a well organized facility. My grandmother had a lot of fun..." More

Meadow Lake Acres

Provides: Assisted Living
17444 Meadow Lake Rd, Watertown, SD 57201
"I feel that the Meadow Lake Assisted Living Center is one of the best in the area. The staff is all very helpful and friendly, and take good care of the residents. I have had meals there, and..." More

Evergreen Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
90 28Th Ave Se, Watertown, SD 57201

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Watertown

    The seat of Codington County, the city of Watertown, S.D., is located on the Big Sioux River. It is home to a large senior demographic that makes up 23 percent of Watertown’s population. Watertown is home to four assisted living facilities and another two located nearby. Each of these facilities is regulated and licensed by the South Dakota Department of Health. The facilities provide seniors with a welcoming place to reside along with assistance for activities of daily living such as dressing and bathing. Some of the area’s facilities also offer specialized care for residents with disabilities or conditions such as dementia. 

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Watertown

    • Watertown has an array of resources for seniors, including the Watertown Senior Center, which features baking activities, bingo and board games, crafts, dancing, chorus and an outdoor walking club.

    • Seniors who live in Watertown and are concerned about the cost of living should know the city is associated with a cost of living index of 92. This is below the national average of 100.

    • The Watertown area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Prairie Lakes Healthcare System, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    • Seniors can rely on public transportation by taking Watertown Area Transit bus service. Although there isn’t a reduced rate for seniors, the bus service does provide free transportation for medical appointments within the service area.

    • Watertown has an annual average crime rate of 3,088 per 100,000 people. Compared with the national average of 2,837 per 100,000 people, this increase may be cause for concern among seniors who prize community safety.

    • Weather in Watertown can be extreme. The average January low of 3 degrees can make it difficult for seniors to traverse the city during the winter season.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Watertown

    Average Monthly Costs

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    $4,000.00 US

    Assisted Living costs in Watertown 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 Watertown 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 Watertown

    There are limited public funds available in South Dakota for assisted living facility financial assistance. However, the South Dakota Medicaid Home and Community-Based Options and Person Centered Excellence (HOPE) Waiver offers financial assistance for qualifying seniors in order to pay for care at an assisted living facility. Even so, sometimes there is a waiting list before the state can release funds to qualifying seniors. 

    Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in South 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 South Dakota page.

    Free Assisted Living Resources in Watertown

    Watertown 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 Watertown, please visit our Assisted Living in South Dakota page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Watertown

    Watertown-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.

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    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Watertown

    • Review of Stoneybrook Suites

      My father is in Stoneybrook Suites. They do a wonderful job. They have a couple of options for apartments: studios, one-bedrooms and two-bedrooms. The food is wonderful, and the dining room has com... Read more

    • Review of Stoneybrook Suites

      Stoneybrook is an excellent place to be, and it is clean. They are a very caring and nice group of people. The food is good too. Read more

    • Review of Stoneybrook Suites

      As we first pulled up to the place, I could tell it would be a really nice place and my grandma would enjoy it. Stoneybrook Suites is quite expensive, but it is not really a problem for my grandma.... Read more

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