Keystone Cedars

Offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, and Memory Care

29 Reviews
6325 Rockwell Dr NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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Assisted Living Reviews for Keystone Cedars

April 10, 2020

By Becky

I visited this facility

We chose Keystone Cedars for my sister. It's a really nice place. We got interested in it because the employees and residents all seemed to have the same level of happiness. There wasn't anybody who was grumpy, and we saw lots of smiles, happy people, employees talking to one another and the residents, and the residents were laughing. It was very clean, bright, with lots of activities, and it looked like a pretty good match for my sister. They had a pretty big room, a living room, kitchen, dining area, and they offered some rooms that had a sitting area with windows all around. They had a nice courtyard with bird nests, butterfly houses, and stuff like that. It looked like a really inviting place where you might have a nice garden in your own backyard. They had an activity room and a dementia wing too, and that is reassuring that when she needs it, they have extra care right there in the same building. It had a nice layout, structure, and it's really homey.

Provider Response

Thank you Becky for your kind words. We appreciate you feel the same way we do, we have wonderful residents and employees.

October 03, 2019

By Dawn

I visited this facility

My tour at Keystone Cedars was very positive. The living atmosphere of the community is very communal, welcoming, and very nice. The staff member who assisted me during the tour was very knowledgeable, patient, and caring. Their dining area was open, bright, and sunny. It was nice. They have several things to keep the residents active like music and pet therapy, and they have a nice outdoor area.

Provider Response

Thank you for your review Dawn! So happy your visit was warm and welcoming!

September 16, 2019

By Murphy19

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My dad lived at Keystone Cedars and thoroughly enjoyed living there before he passed away, and I thoroughly enjoyed visiting him. The staff were so friendly and everyone we met in the halls knew his name. His apartment gave him plenty of space to call his own and the windows were low enough that he could look out the window from his favorite chair. A great variety of daily activities were available for residents and I loved that the facility had a library, movie theater and beautiful fish pond to visit. I miss visiting Keystone Cedars and the is a very warm and inviting place!

Provider Response

We loved having him at Keystone and he is missed by all! Thank you for your kind words!

January 31, 2019

By Liser08

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My father just moved to Keystone Cedars. He called me the other day, and talked my ear off. He could tell me enough about his spacious apartment and how busy he was. He told me he really loves it in his new apartment. The staff made it easy to move. And they told me they just love my Dad. I would recommend this place to everyone.

Provider Response

We appreciate your kind words. Thank you for choosing The Keystones of Cedar Rapids!

January 21, 2019

By Angie

I visited this facility

We love Keystone Cedars. It's beautiful. Trish was very accommodating and friendly, and we exchanged lots of phone calls. She was always quick to get right back to me and answer our questions. It was really nice working with her. We got a tour one time while the residents were eating, and they were playing bingo the next time we visited. Everyone seemed happy there.

Provider Response

Thank so much Angie. We are so thankful for your feedback. We love what we do at the Keystones!

January 29, 2018

By Sheran

I visited this facility

Keystone Cedars' staff was very helpful, excellent, and answered all my questions. The cafeteria had a wide range and variety for the residents. It was a very nice place. The grounds were very nice. They had a swimming pool that was accessible with a whirlpool. The rooms were larger than in other facilities, and very clean. The residents said the food was excellent and well-balanced with fruits, vegetables and grains. They had everything that you should have.

Provider Response

Thank you so much Sheran, we are so glad you enjoyed the tour. We would love for you to come and join us for lunch sometime...

June 23, 2017

By kristinakelley1112

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

The decision of where to move a loved one can be quite daunting. This process, however, was made so much easier after visiting Keystone Cedars. It was a unanimous choice once we had seen the grounds, saw the accommodations, tasted the food and had talked with the staff members. Everything about Keystone Cedars is amazing! Mom loves her apartment! She loves to show it off. It did not take long for her to refer to it as "home". I enjoy dining there when i can because the food is second to none. Great choices every day. And the aides and other staff members ~ they are kind, compassionate, patient and you can tell they love their jobs. The are dedicated to providing friendly and efficient care. Activities ~ they certainly have them! The activity directors are genius at coming up with things that are interesting, fun and engaging. They have done flower arrangements, multi-media art pieces, painting, coloring. They play games a lot. One day they had "glamour shots" ... complete with accessories! At least once a week they get in the van and go for a ride -- just to get out and see the world for an hour or so. And they are always bringing people in the entertain or educate. Once a week we get together and say the rosary. There are movie days - complete with some of the best warm popcorn you will ever have! Special days are celebrated in unique ways ~ and family members are always encouraged to join in. Their goal must be to make every resident feel relevant, give them opportunity to socialize and keep them engaged. They certainly succeed at all. Bottom line is: they truly care. It is sort of like they become part of the family. My mom has shown herself to be quite the artist. She raised seven kids, so she probably just did not have the time to do anything like what she is doing. But she loves the projects. She makes bracelets and does a lot of drawing and coloring and painting. I went into her room about two weeks ago. She had just done 2 paintings that were all black on off-white paper. They were very abstract. She did not seem pleased with them, but then I asked if I could have them. She reluctantly agreed, warning me though that they were not that great. I matted and framed them. I gave them to one of my brothers who lives far enough away that he does not get to see all she does. He was very touched. It was a one of a kind gift that she had done just a week before I brought them to him. He will proudly hang them. And when I showed her the picture of how they turned out and him holding them, she was thrilled and so proud. The point, I guess, is that the fine folks at Keystone know how to encourage and engage the residents. Where we were reluctant and apprehensive going into moving her, we are now confident that we made the best decision, and that she is in the best place. She is socializing. She is learning. She has friends. And she is so well cared for. It is not all about our piece of mind. The most important part is that she loves it there. She is blossoming before our eyes. And that is worth everything to us. And that is a testament to the people that make up the Keystone Cedars staff - though I hesitate to call them that. They are like family. They are an excellent group of people. And they are fun. We feel so fortunate that we made the decision we did! She is very happy!

Provider Response

Thank you for the review! We are so glad you chose Keystone!

December 15, 2016

By Richard460018

I visited this facility

We picked out Keystone Cedars. My mother knew two ladies there who were very happy with the facility, and I think that made a big difference. She likes the rooms and the activities. They visited different places, like Walmart and to the grocery store. They have a library and play bingo. We ate lunch there, and she liked what they had. They had a choice of fried chicken or Salisbury steak, lettuce salad, or a soup, and dessert. If you didn’t like their choice of two entrees, they had a chef salad or you could order a hamburger. There was a lady that took us around who was very nice, very pleasant, and answered all of our questions, so we were happy with her. She gave us all the information. We’re very happy with Keystone Cedars. My mother likes it.

Provider Response

So glad your mom enjoys living at Keystone!

February 29, 2016

By caring visitor35

I visited this facility

Keystone was very nice and probably one of the better ones we’ve seen. We only really met the executive director. We spent a little time with her and she was very helpful. And she used the written materials that describe the facility well. We toured a typical apartment and also the memory care unit. They were very nice and nice sized; probably more the one-bedroom as opposed to the studio. The studio looked too much like a dormitory room and there’s not much to it, but the apartments were like a two-room area, one being the living room, kitchen area, and then the bedroom area and, of course, the bathroom. They seemed satisfactory for a person to live in. We saw some very nicely decorated areas and some nice residents who would probably be good friends to my mother. They did have activities that if someone is socially inclined there would be things to do as well as opportunities to leave the facility for shopping and things like that.

Provider Response

Thank you for the review.

December 16, 2015

By Cynthia117608350

I visited this facility

Keystone Cedars is a beautiful facility, I think it’s fairly new. The rooms were kind of small. The price was more expensive than the other facilities we’ve visited, and so we were less impressed with that. The dining room was just OK. They have a shuttle to take residents to places. I would recommend it to my aunt, who is wealthy, because this is the perfect place for her. She would really like it. It seemed a little more upscale for my mother.

Provider Response

Thank You for your review. All feedback is appreciated and welcomed.

November 30, 2015

By Delores.M

I visited this facility

The lady showed me a couple of rooms at Keystone Cedars. We didn’t walk outside but she showed me the walking area they had available outside. The sizes were good, and they had a nice dining area and nice options for meals. They were all very good showing me around. That was a really nice neighborhood there, and had little, private outdoor spaces. It’s somewhat secluded, and yet there was a lot of things around it. It was very nice, kind of back in a cul-de-sac so that it was private. It was very nice and pleasant to look at. Everybody was very friendly.

Provider Response

Thank you for your review and kind words!

August 05, 2015

By Sandy110267850

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I moved mom to Keystone Cedars Assisted Living. The place is clean and nicely appointed. It's a very comfortable place to live in. I felt that it's a place that she would enjoy living in.

Provider Response

We appreciate your kind words!

February 25, 2015

By Bob G.

I am/was a resident of this facility

Apartment: clean, quiet, very comfortable. Fitness room and pool: very clean and well-maintained. Activity room, Library, Clubhouse: very clean and comfortable. Food: excellent selection of drinks, salads, entrees, side dishes, and desserts. Residents: all appear happy and friendly. Similar to a cruise ship experience. Staff: open, pleasant, caring, and helpful.

Provider Response

Thank you for the review!

February 20, 2015

By Joy Brecht

I am a friend or relative of a resident

There is not enough room here to write about how fantastic "Cedar" is. I have nothing but praise for the staff and the care my dad got when he lived there. He loved his apartment and everyone there. Need assisted living for a loved one? Keystone Cedars is the place.

Provider Response

Thank you Joy, for allowing us to care for your dad at Keystone. We value your caring words!

February 17, 2015

By Mary S. Ernst

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Moving my mother to an assisted facility was difficult for me. Now I know it was the best move. Cedars is inviting, well run, and friendly. Residents are a top priority for all staff. Wonderful care, great meals, varied activities and services.

Provider Response

We appreciated you taking time to share your experience with others, and thank you for letting us care for your mom!

February 04, 2015

By RICHARD MILLS, son of former resident

I am a friend or relative of resident

When it became necessary for my mother to live in an assisted living facility, the idea was met with resistance and negativity. However, the country-like view from her room, the decor of the facility, the friendliness of the other residents, and the personal caring of the staff had her calling Keystone Cedars "home" within a short time. We experienced peace of mind, knowing she was in a physically safe environment that provided many opportunities and experiences that enriched her life. We are so grateful for the high level of competence in management and medical personnel. On a personal note, we have appreciated the availability of a guest room when we visited from out of state.

Provider Response

Thank you for your kind words! We are so glad we were able to help your mom feel at home!

December 27, 2014

By Margaret49

I am/was a resident of this facility

Delightful living place, clean, and very good staff. Good food, well served, and lots of entrees to choose from. Excellent activities available and very homey atmosphere. Happy to be a resident.

Provider Response

It makes us happy to know you feel at home!

December 17, 2014

By Ken & Joan

I am/was a resident of this facility

5 star services, facility, residents, and staff. Wonderful swimming pool, and good food with 5 selections. Frequent entertainment with a nice variety. Good place to call home.

Provider Response

Thank you for your kind words!

December 17, 2014

By Dixie5

I am/was a resident of this facility

It's very clean and comfortable. Good and caring staff. There are many things to do and nice entertainment. Needs improvement in food quality and serving temperature.

Provider Response

Thank you for your review! We understand the quality of food is of utmost importance to our residents. We would love to discuss the specifics of your concerns with you in order to maximize the experience at Keystone!

January 31, 2014

By Joseph16

I visited this facility

When I visited Keystone Cedars, I was happy with what I saw there. I believed the head of the nursing department was the one who gave me the tour. We talked for about an hour and a half about what they did and what was best. They had very nice units. There were activities but I did not see any entertainment during my visit. However, I looked for a place with memory care and nursing care because it won't be long before my wife would need the nursing care. Nonetheless, I would recommend this facility to others.

Provider Response

Thank you kindly for sharing your experience with us. We offer a full schedule of activities for our residents. The monthly calendar can be viewed on our website at .

July 26, 2013

By Jennifer20

I visited this facility

My wife and I visited Keystone Cedars and we liked it. It is clean. The staff was very good, very cordial and inviting. They wanted us to stay there but the place was carpeted. It would be nice if they had non-carpeted floors and bigger rooms.

Provider Response

Thank you for your thoughts and kind words!

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Questions about Keystone Cedars

What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?

They go through Relias training, two- hour live dementia training and a lot of our monthly staff meetings are dementia specific. A total of 12 hours per year.

Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Keystone Cedars. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

80 to 85 years is the average age of our residents. What our residents love to do varies for sure but.. some of their favorite hobbies include bridge, book club, bible study, happy hour and of course join their fellow neighbors in the restaurant for all three meals that are prepared by Chef Dustin and his culinary team.

What programs or activities does Keystone Cedars offer to enrich residents' well-being?

Live 2b Healthy is one of the senior fitness programs we offer at The Keystones as well as water aerobics and chair yoga. We also have walking clubs where they travel the country and keep track of the distances they have achieved. The Eastern Iowa Arts Academy also comes in monthly to do an art class with our residents. We often schedule outings to the diverse arts and cultural scene in Cedar Rapids for example; Museum of Art, Czech Village, African American Museum, Paramount, TCR. These are just to name a few. Weekly outings to our local grocery stores and retail shopping are also resident favorites. Several times a week you will also be able to enjoy a variety musical entertainment that is brought in for the convenience of our residents. Our residents also enjoy the diverse spiritual/religious programs that The Keystones offers

What places are near Keystone Cedars or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

Our residents can easily walk to Target. If they are in the mood to go down memory lane and enjoy a McDonalds hamberger they could :)

What transportation services does Keystone Cedars offer to assisted living residents?

We provide transportation to and from medical appointments as well as activity outings

What makes the chef or dining program at Keystone Cedars exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?

Our Culinary Department is lead by Chef Dustin. Hot, fresh breakfast every morning or if you're in the mood for a bagel, cereal etc. The residents do NO pre-ordering of any food, made fresh every meal. Restaurant style every day with many options to choose from

What safety features or security measures does Keystone Cedars offer to assisted living residents?

We do have security cameras in our buildings as well as secured doors.

How does Keystone Cedars keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

By way of phone, mail, emails, care conferences. Our operational staff, as well as the nursing staff, work very closely with our residents and their families to keep them informed of any changes that may occur or affect the resident.

What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Keystone Cedars during daytime and nighttime hours?

daytime including nurses you have up to 8 care staff per 76 apartments, evening 5 care staff and overnight 3 care staff

If Keystone Cedars accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

We do not currently accommodate pets, other than those brought in to visit. We often have therapy dogs come in to visit the residents.

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

Our staff does Relias training that has be renewed every year

How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?

We have five caregivers during the day as well as the registered nurses, and 5 evening caregivers. Overnight we have three caregivers

What safety features or security measures does Keystone Cedars provide to protect residents who wander?

Our Memory Care is secured, you have to have the code to go in and out

What programs or activities does Keystone Cedars offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?

Exercise, music, religious/spiritual programs, happy hour, resident council, culinary program, educational speakers, book club, bible study, theater, casino, art/craft. Numerous outings for shopping, the arts, cultural museums. You name it, our activity team will go just about anywhere you want to go, they love your suggestions....

Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?

Our Director of Nursing does the initial assessment prior to move in. We then have the nurses do a 30 day, 90 day, and annually. If there is a change of condition between any of these scheduled assessments we will do one at that time as well.

What techniques does Keystone Cedars use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?

Our caregivers serve them their meals as well as sit down with them and eat at the same time. They are able to encourage conversation and help prompt them to eat as well. These caregivers have been with them all morning at this point and are very aware of how their day has been

How does Keystone Cedars keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?

This takes place from phone conversations, family care conferences etc. The relationship the residents/families have with nursing is very close.

Describe the neighborhood around Keystone Cedars. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?

We are surrounded by homes and businesses, so a little of both.

Is Keystone Cedars affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?

We are not affiliated to any hospital but, work closely with the social workers at both Unity Point and Mercy Hospital

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Services and Amenities of Keystone Cedars


  • Entry Fee
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $4725/month
  • Independent Living Starting At: $3450/month
  • Memory Care Starting At: $6575/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments
  • Housing Extra: Studios In Memory Care Only

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • Golf
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Pool
  • Spa

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Private Cleaning Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms

Health services

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Hospice Care
  • Medication Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nurse On Staff: Yes


  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Book Clubs
  • Wii Sports
  • Tai Chi
  • Fitness Room
  • Yoga
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Arts And Crafts

Financial guidance

  • Va Benefits Consultation
  • Financing Advice

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • English


  • Respite Care
  • Minimum Age: Yes
  • Pets: No Pets Allowed

Range of services

  • Physical Therapy


  • Licenses: AL - S0389 MC - S0195
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About Keystone Cedars

The Keystone Cedars is conveniently located on the northeast side of Cedar Rapids. Just a short drive away, you’ll find shopping, restaurants, churches, medical services and more.

Choose the perfect level of care. Live independently at Keystone Place, while knowing you can turn to Keystone Cedars down the road. Keystone Cedars provides both assisted living and memory care services.

Living at Keystone Place Independent Living is like being at home- only better. Our large apartments include full kitchens, laundry machines and your own spacious patio or deck. Dine at the restaurant, sit down with a good book in the library, stay connected to family and friends in the computer room, exercise in the fitness area or relax in the swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Other services provided include a full-service salon, transportation, housekeeping and engaging scheduled activities.

At Keystone Cedars, you'll continue to live independently while enjoying peace of mind. Our assisted living community offers health care services tailored to you, provided by 24 hour staff. Keystone Cedars offers multiple levels of care, emergency pull cords in each apartment, housekeeping, maintenance, transportation to doctor appointments, three meals a day and a full calendar of activities. Keystone Cedars also offers a memory care area located in a comfortable and secure area with just fifteen apartments, ensuring specialized and attentive care.

What Makes Us Special

At Keystone Place and Keystone Cedars, there are many activities at your fingertips. You'll live life to the fullest among staff and neighbors who will come to feel like family. While enjoying a wealth of amenities, you'll know your health needs will be supported into the future.

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