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Bickford of Fort Dodge

1536 20th Avenue North, Fort Dodge, IA 50501

4.5
(3 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage.  As we researched senior living options, we were shocked at our findings.  The options offered too much or too little — none met her...

Independence Village of Ames

1325 Coconino Rd, Ames, IA 50014

4.8
(46 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Welcome to Independence Village! At Independence Village of Ames, we enjoy spending time getting to know our residents and helping them explore the best living options for each of their specific needs. We’re here to assist with daily tasks like housekeeping, getting ready for the day, or even...

Swan Place

1024 E. 12th Street, Carroll, IA 51401

4.2
(23 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Swan Place is located in the picturesque small town of Carroll, Iowa. We are on the east end of town just one block south of Northeast Park. Our beautiful community evokes images of country living, with its large front porch and white picket fence in front. We have two enclosed courtyards where...

King's Gardens Campus of Perry Lutheran Homes

2323 Willis Ave, Perry, IA 50220

4.4
(7 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Innovative, Personalized, and Christ-Centered - Perry Lutheran HomePerry Lutheran Home in Perry, Iowa is Your Christian, Caring Community offering a Continuum of Care for your loved one to meet their changing needs. Perry Lutheran Home offers education and expertise, home care, assisted living,...

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Sunnybrook of Carroll

1214 East 18th Street, Carroll, IA 51401

4.0
(4 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

SunnyBrook Assisted Living of Carroll is an Iowa Certified Assisted Living facility that is here to provide a higher quality of care and life for seniors.Our 46 apartment community will provide to all residents as part of monthly rent:3 nutritious home-cooked restaurant style meals and snacks 24...

Perry Lutheran Homes Spring Valley Campus

501 12th St, Perry, IA 50220

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Spring Valley Campus Assisted LivingAssisted living at is finest! Enjoy beautiful living quarters, excellent dining options, a variety of activities, outdoor patio, and more. Truly relax and live worry free at Spring Valley assisted living campus - conveniently connected to Dallas County Hospital...

Eden Acres Campus of Perry Lutheran Homes

1300 28th St, Perry, IA 50220

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Perry Lutheran Homes Eden Acres Campus is located on the rich plains of Perry, Iowa 25 miles NW of Des Moines. Eden Acres is like a close-nit community of extended friends and family and has been part of the Perry community since 1957.In 2014, we opened a new, 72,000 square feet nursing, memory...

The Rose of Ames

1315 Coconino Road, Ames, IA 50014

4.8
(4 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

The Rose of Ames Affordable Assisted Living community is located in Ames, Iowa. The community has 56 units situated in a tranquil residential neighborhood on the border of Ames in Story County. It is also located in a part that has low crime rates making it quite safe for residents. The Mary...

Stonebridge Suites

713 Scuyler Street, Pomeroy, IA 50575

5.0
(1 review)

Studio, 1 Bed

Scuyler Place Assisted Living is designed for couples or individuals. Our staff provide provide a friendly atmosphere that will make you feel right at home. Activities are planned and designed to help prevent the isolation that can result from physical challenges. Feel the independence of your...

Meadows Assisted Living

1320 S Main St, Clarion, IA 50525

(0 review)

1 Bed

The Gardens of Jefferson

1000 W Washington Street, Jefferson, IA 50129

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

The Gardens Retirement Community of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, offers all the amenities that every senior could enjoy. Our staff is here to help adjust to new living circumstances and offer a helping hand to adjust to the new setting. We have a passion for enriching the lives of seniors and...

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Cost of assisted living in Fort Dodge, IA

Assisted living costs differ by location and facility, as many communities offer different levels of care, amenities, and activities. Prices also vary based on how much — or how little — assistance a senior needs.

Monthly average assisted living cost comparisons
  • $4,202
    National
  • $3,878
    State
  • $3,295
    Fort Dodge, IA
  • $4,182
    Fort Dodge, IA
  • $3,659
    Jefferson, IA
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What is assisted living?

Assisted living is long-term care for seniors who are generally active and independent, but who require increased supervision and help with some daily tasks. Staff can assist residents with activities of daily living like dressing, bathing, and medication management. Assisted living is also a good option for seniors seeking more socialization. Services and amenities in assisted living facilities often include:

  • Housekeeping
  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Help with personal care
  • Laundry
  • Social activities and outings
  • 24-hour emergency response
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Fort Dodge, Iowa

Assisted Living

Assisted living communities provide residential communities and aid to seniors who may need help with self-administering medication or showering. The services offered often include assistance with ADLs. Residents may be kept under observation and evaluation. Under certain circumstances, communities may provide “aging in place”, Alzheimer’s care, or respite. In Iowa, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $48,933 . The state of Iowa maintains a number of provisions associated with this type of community. The Department of Inspections and Appeals, Health communities Division licenses this community type. This community has a number of provisions concerning food and diet which include a licensed dietitian must be available to write and approve the therapeutic menu, all meals must follow recommendations of the National Academy of Sciences Food and Nutrition Board, a healthcare provider must review food preparation and service procedures, and communities must provide hot meals at least once a day. Staff must obtain training in a variety of areas. These areas include fire safety, emergency procedures, assisted living management or nursing course, and accident. Public assistance is available through Medicaid 1915(c) Elderly Waiver program. Before a resident is accepted, they must go through a service plan screening to guarantee their needs are going to be met. This screening includes a number of areas of interest such as a comprehensive mental and physical assessment, a multidisciplinary team must be involved in service planning when residents require personal care or health-related services, and negotiated risk agreement. This community type has a number of provisions pertaining to medication assistance. These provisions include medications may be administered by community staff, packaging at the resident’s direction, and opening containers. There must be one toilet for every 1 residents and one bath or shower for every 1 residents. This type of community is required to have a staff member on duty 24 hours a day. The minimum number of residents for this community type is 3. This type of community is required to offer a number of services. These include health-related services, resident access to a 24-hour personal emergency response system, assistance with activities of daily living, and assistance with personal care.

Demographics and Values

In Fort Dodge, 8.3% of the citizens are veterans. In Fort Dodge, 7.5% consider themselves widows, 6.3% do not have health insurance, 57.4% participate in the labor force, and 16.3% have some form of disability. In terms of education, 6.4% have a graduate degree, 21.8% have a college degree, and 32.7% have a high-school diploma. Based on gender, 48.4% are female and 51.6% are male. The median age of Fort Dodge is 37 years old. Fort Dodge has a population density of 584 people per square mile. Currently, the population of Fort Dodge consists of 24,223 people and in total the Fort Dodge metro area has a population of 24,305. Racially, the population of Fort Dodge is 6.6% black, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.3% Native American, 1.5% mixed race, 1.9% Asian, 89.3% white, 0.5% other or not specified, and 5.5% Hispanic.

Cost of Living

The neighborhood in which a care community is located might have a huge influence on the total price. Cost of living can be a motivating factor when choosing which community works for you or your loved one’s needs. Per month, the median cost of rent in Fort Dodge is around $702 per month and the median home value in Fort Dodge is about $89,527. The rent burden for Fort Dodge is about 16.6% of the average person’s monthly income.

State Information

An overview of Iowa

Out of a national average of 100, Iowa has a cost of living index rating of 92, a grocery index rating of 96, and a housing index rating of 80. Residents of Iowa enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 32nd in the United States. There are 120 hospitals and 75 health centers that service a population of 3,168,703. The three highest ranked hospitals in Iowa are Mercy Hospital, St. Lukes Hospital, and And Mercy Medical Center Cedar Rapids. In terms of personal well-being, Iowa ranks 20th in healthcare and 14th in quality of life compared to other states.

Social demographics of the state

In terms of religious values, 36% of Iowa’s population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 5,107 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-28%, Mainline Protestant-30%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. In Iowa there are 289 masonic lodges. In Iowa, 30% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 38. In the most recent presidential election, 51% of Iowa residents voted Republican and 42% voted Democrat. In terms of diversity, Iowa ranks 43rd in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly.

State-wide weather information

The average temperature in the winter falls to around 22F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 40F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 4F during the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 72F. The average high summer temperature is around 88F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 55F in the month of June. On average, the humidity rating for Iowa is around 72%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 78%. On average, Iowa has an air quality index rating of around 41.2 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 53.8 AQI. On average, the state receives 2.93 inches of precipitation a month. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of July at around 6.46 inches. While residents of Iowa mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Iowa can include floods and earthquakes (high).

Wildlife to be found in Iowa

The state of Iowa has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of Tumblegrass, Bunchberry, Arrowgrass, and Cinnamon Ferns . While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the Bear, the Bison, the Black Wolf, or the Porcupine. The state animal of Iowa is the Eastern Goldfinch.

Frequently asked questions about Assisted Living facilities in Iowa

Stonebridge Suites, The Rose of Ames and Independence Village of Ames are the top rated assisted living facilities near Fort Dodge, Iowa. See full list of communities.

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