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Senior housing types near Ottumwa, IA

  • Prairie Hills at Ottumwa

    Prairie Hills at Ottumwa

    173 E. Rochester, Ottumwa, IA 52501
    (5)
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    Prairie Hills at Ottumwa is an assisted living community in Ottumwa, Iowa. Ottumwa is a historical city known as the 'City of Bridges'. Established in the mid-1800s Ottumwa respects its strong cultural and historical significance while also providing residents with all the luxuries of modern living...

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  • Pennsylvania Place

    1 Pennsylvania Pl, Ottumwa, IA 52501
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  • Homestead of Albia

    Homestead of Albia

    6592 165th St, Albia, IA 52531
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    As we turn the pages of our lives – growing up, working, experiencing loves and losses, raising our own children – we all experience times when we need a little extra help. At Homestead, we have created an environment which combines and celebrates these memorable aspects of life and creates new...

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  • SunnyBrook of Fairfield

    SunnyBrook of Fairfield

    3000 W Madison Ave, Suite 500, Fairfield, IA 52556
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    SunnyBrook Assisted Living 'all the comforts of home...without the worry!' . Assisted Living is a special combination of housing, supportive services and health care designed to meet the individual needs of those who require help with activities of daily living (ADLs). These services include- but...

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  • Vriendschap Village Senior Living

    Vriendschap Village Senior Living

    2602 Fifield Rd, Pella, IA 50219
    (2)
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    At Vriendschap Village, everything we do is for you. From personalized services to help you make the most of every day to menus crafted with a mix of old favorites and new options, fulfilling our residents’ wants and needs is our highest priority. We offer independent living, assisted living and...

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  • Homestead of Chariton

    1110 N 6th St, Chariton, IA 50049
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    As we turn the pages of our lives – growing up, working, experiencing loves and losses, raising our own children – we all experience times when we need a little extra help. At Northridge Assisted Living, we have created an environment which combines and celebrates these memorable aspects of life...

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  • SunnyBrook of Mt. Pleasant

    SunnyBrook of Mt. Pleasant

    1406 East Linden Drive, Mount Pleasant, IA 52641
    (6)
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    SunnyBrook Ashford Park Assisted Living offers 'all the comforts of home without the worry' in a 46 apartment community. Residents enjoy independence and choice, with the availability of personal care services in a social environment. The base rental plan includes three delicious meals daily, weekly...

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  • Bristol Manor of Unionville

    Bristol Manor of Unionville

    715 N 22nd Street/ Highway 5 North, Unionville, MO 63565
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    Services provided at no additional cost: Private room and private bath 3 nutritious meals per day and snacks Medication administration including insulin administration Housekeeping services Laundry service Activities Our company has been providing care for Seniors since 1990 when we built our first...

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  • SunnyBrook of Ft. Madison

    SunnyBrook of Ft. Madison

    5025 River Valley Road, Fort Madison, IA 52627
    (8)
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    SunnyBrook Assisted Living was established in 1995 by founder's David and Betty Howell of Fairfield, Iowa who recognized a need to provide a safe home environment for seniors requiring assistance in the activities of daily living, but still maintaining a sense of independence and autonomy. The...

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  • The Kensington Senior Living & Memory Care at Fort Madison

    The Kensington Senior Living & Memory Care at Fort Madison

    2210 Ave H, Fort Madison, IA 52627
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    First built in 1912, Sacred Heart Hospital quickly became an important member of the Fort Madison community; a place families counted on for service and caring. Today, that spirit of community service has been preserved as The Kensington, a proud landmark in southeast Iowa. Centrally...

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  • Keystone Place at Forevergreen

    Keystone Place at Forevergreen

    1275 W Forevergreen Rd, North Liberty, IA 52317
    (10)
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    Discover Keystone Place at Forevergreen, a new rental independent living and assisted living community: * Monthly rental with no large entrance fee or buy in * Spacious, well-appointed one and two bedroom/two bathroom independent living apartment homes complete with full kitchens * Exceptional...

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  • Vintage Hills of Indianola

    Vintage Hills of Indianola

    604 E Hillcrest Ave, Indianola, IA 50125
    (12)
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    Vintage Hills is located in Indianola, Iowa just 15 minutes south of Des Moines. There are 46 assisted living apartments ranging from 414 to 813 square feet. The memory care consist of 20 apartments with private and shared rooms. We have immediate availabilities for memory care. There is a town...

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  • Legacy Pointe

    Legacy Pointe

    1020 S Scott Blvd, Iowa City, IA 52240
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    The Legacy Community is a retirement community that is located in Iowa City, Iowa and opened in 2001. We have three different communities located on our campus Independent Living, Assisted Living, & Memory Care. The retirement home is a beautiful graceful building that is admired by many in the...

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  • Bickford of Iowa City

    Bickford of Iowa City

    3500 Lower West Branch Rd., Iowa City, IA 52245
    (9)
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    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 needs...

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  • SunnyBrook of Burlington

    SunnyBrook of Burlington

    5175 West Avenue, Burlington, IA 52601
    (5)
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    SunnyBrook Assisted Living was established in 1995 by founder's David and Betty Howell of Fairfield, Iowa who recognized a need to provide a safe home environment for seniors requiring assistance in the acitivites of daily living, but still maintaining a sense of independence...

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  • Bickford of Burlington

    Bickford of Burlington

    3301 Sterling Drive, Burlington, IA 52601
    (3)
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    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 needs...

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  • Prairie Hills of Des Moines

    Prairie Hills of Des Moines

    5815 SE 27th St, Des Moines, IA 50320
    (18)
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    Prairie Hills Des Moines is tucked in to a beautiful wooded setting just south of Easter Lake and Ewing Park in Des Moines. Our quiet country location is near the shopping, dining, and entertainment options of the Southridge Mall area. Hospitals and medical services are also just minutes away. Our...

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  • The Shores at Pleasant Hill

    The Shores at Pleasant Hill

    1500 Edgewater Drive, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
    (13)
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    Welcome to The Shores of Pleasant Hill.  We provide independent living, assisted living, and memory care — a flexible range of support, without a buy-in.  The building is remarkable; up on a hill, overlooking Copper Creek Lake.  Likewise, the interior has many comforts, and a...

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  • Edencrest at Riverwoods

    Edencrest at Riverwoods

    2210 East Park Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50320
    (31)
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    Edencrest at Riverwoods is an assisted living community located in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Our beautiful community is located near Lake Easter and several parks. Des Moines is a wonderful area for both residents and their loved ones to enjoy. We are committed to our residents by providing...

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  • Courtyard Estates at Hawthorne Crossing

    Courtyard Estates at Hawthorne Crossing

    601 Hawthorne Crossing Drive SE, Bondurant, IA 50035
    (14)
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    Courtyard Estates at Hawthorne Crossing been a staple in the Bondurant Commuity for nearly a decade. We are a locally owned community that offers Assisted Living and Memory Care Services. Our motto is 'Rolling out the Red Carpet'! Which we do not only to our residents, but our staff and guests as...

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  • Edencrest at The Legacy

    Edencrest at The Legacy

    2901 Cedar St, Norwalk, IA 50211
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    Edencrest at The Legacy is the fifth retirement living community in the Edencrest series, offering 40 apartments of Independent Living, Assisted Living, Closer Care and Memory Care to the Norwalk community. As a resident at The Legacy, you'll enjoy freedom of choice when it comes to our wide range...

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  • Glenwood Place

    Glenwood Place

    2907 South 6th Street, Marshalltown, IA 50158
    (7)
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    At Glenwood Place, we know the difference between truly living life to its fullest and just getting by. In fact, we playfully and lovingly refer to our community as a 'cruise ship on land!' Our proven track record of excellent care and premier lifestyle is the perfect fit for any retiree. From our...

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  • Bickford of Marshalltown

    Bickford of Marshalltown

    101 New Castle Road, Marshalltown, IA 50158
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    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 needs and nothing felt...

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  • Corridor Crossing Place

    Corridor Crossing Place

    136 36th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
    (25)
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    Our goal is to create an environment that makes you feel at home! We invite you to continue to share experiences and make new memories, while being part of a community that truly cares. Enjoy your private apartment and let us take care of housekeeping, cooking & laundry. Your friends are waiting...

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  • Bristol Manor of Princeton

    Bristol Manor of Princeton

    200 N Fullerton Street, Princeton, MO 64673
    (1)
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    Services provided at no additional cost: Private room and private bath 3 nutritious meals per day and snacks Medication administration including insulin administration Housekeeping services Laundry service Activities Our company has been providing care for Seniors since 1990 when we built our first...

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  • Bickford of Muscatine

    Bickford of Muscatine

    2807 Cedar Street, Muscatine, IA 52761
    (5)
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    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 needs...

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  • SunnyBrook of Muscatine

    SunnyBrook of Muscatine

    3515 Diana Queen Drive, Muscatine, IA 52761
    (14)
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    At Sunnybrook at Muscatine, residents enjoy an active, engaging lifestyle that promotes wellness and independence. It is our goal to keep our residents linked to resources and opportunities that will fulfill their needs and interests in the Muscatine area. Residents have many opportunities to...

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  • The Views of Cedar Rapids

    The Views of Cedar Rapids

    3005 F Avenue Northwest, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
    (24)
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    The Views Senior Living is proud to be locally owned! For the last 14 years, The Views has built a reputation of trusted quality care as the premier assisted living provider in Cedar Rapids and innovative leaders in a one-of-a-kind healing design memory care program. Their current locations,...

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  • Ramsey Village

    Ramsey Village

    1611 27th Street, Des Moines, IA 50310
    (14)
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    Ramsey Village Continuing Care Retirement Community located on 10-acres of beautiful landscapped land provides a full range of choices for today's seniors. Choosing a senior living community represents a lifestyle choice and we understand that our residents are choosing much more than a comfortable...

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  • Higley Mansion Care Center

    Higley Mansion Care Center

    860 17th St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
    (7)
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    Higley Mansion Care Center is a remarkably, beautiful senior citizen facility located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Our highly trained staff are available to assist those living in our facility. Our monthly fees include many services to our residents. These services would include furnished bedrooms with...

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  • Edencrest at Siena Hills

    Edencrest at Siena Hills

    455 SW Ankeny Rd, Ankeny, IA 50023
    (3)
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    Edencrest at Siena Hills Assisted Living and Memory Care is your community of choice in Ankeny! We are committed to providing Red Carpet Treatment for everyone who lives, works, and visits Siena Hills. Red Carpet Treatment is more than simple hospitality; it is our way of life! Our 'Resident First'...

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  • Edencrest at Beaverdale

    Edencrest at Beaverdale

    3410 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310
    (4)
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    Edencrest at Beaverdale is professionally managed by Senior Housing Companies. Built by Hubbell Realty Company. We are committed to providing Red Carpet treatment for everyone who lives, works, and visits Beaverdale. Enjoy peace of mind and a wide variety of all-inclusive amenities when you...

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  • Vintage Hills Ankeny

    Vintage Hills Ankeny

    1275 SW State Street, Ankeny, IA 50023
    (12)
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    At Vintage Hills, everything we do is for you. From personalized services to make the most of every day to menus crafted with a mix of old favorites and new options, fulfilling our residents’ wants and needs is our highest priority. Our community offers both assisted living and memory care services....

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  • Bickford of Urbandale

    Bickford of Urbandale

    5915 Sutton Place, Urbandale, IA 50322
    (20)
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    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 needs...

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  • Bickford of West Des Moines

    Bickford of West Des Moines

    5050 Hawthorne Dr, West Des Moines, IA 50265
    (12)
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    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 needs...

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  • Garnett Place

    Garnett Place

    202 35th Street Dr SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
    (25)
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    Garnett Place Retirement Community offers the best of both worlds! While close to shopping, medical services and entertainment, the community sits in a quiet, wooded area with natural surroundings and wildlife to view. Friendly, compassionate, and dedicated staff make Garnett Place easy to call home...

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  • MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care at Jordan Creek

    MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care at Jordan Creek

    525 South 60th St., West Des Moines, IA 50266
    (3)
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    Here at MorningStar Senior Living Community,our reputation of excellence and authenticity sets us above the rest. We pride ourselves on our ability to incorporate faith in our everyday responsibilities. We offer 56 Assisted Living Suites and 29 Memory Care suites. We are located in a prime spot of...

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  • Edencrest at Green Meadows

    Edencrest at Green Meadows

    6750 Corporate Drive, Johnston, IA 50131
    (25)
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    Edencrest at Green Meadows is professionally managed by Senior Housing Companies.We are committed to providing Red Carpet Treatment for everyone who lives, works, and visits Green Meadows. Enjoy peace of mind and a wide variety of all-inclusive amenities when you reserve your apartment today. Ask us...

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  • Journey Senior Living of Ankeny

    Journey Senior Living of Ankeny

    3602 NW 5th Street, Ankeny, IA 50023
    (2)
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    Journey Senior Living of Ankeny is an Assisted Living and Memory Care community serving Ankeny, Iowa and surrounding communities. We provide the ideal solution for seniors who value their independence but may require some assistance with activities of daily living. Opened November 2016. Journey...

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  • The Views of Marion (Now Open)

    The Views of Marion (Now Open)

    720 Oakbrook Dr, Marion, IA 52302
    (1)
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    The Views Senior Living of Marion is a locally owned and Iowa managed community. When we open in 2019 we will be the only full continuum of care in Marion, IA. This includes independent and assisted living apartments, our well-known healing design memory care, skilled rehabilitation, and long-term...

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  • The Villages of Marion

    The Villages of Marion

    365 Marion Blvd, Marion, IA 52302
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    The Villages at Marion offer a peaceful atmosphere for residents. Village Place, the Independent Living Facility, provides carefree living and a community of friends. While at Village Ridge, the Assisted Living Facility, you will be able to maintain an independent lifestyle with the individual...

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  • Woodlands Creek Senior Living

    Woodlands Creek Senior Living

    12605 Woodlands Pkwy, Clive, IA 50325
    (37)
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    At Woodlands Creek Active Retirement Community, we offer 3 different levels of care to meet our residents wants and needs ranging from independent living to memory care. Independent Living Woodlands Creek Independent Living opened in 2005 and expanded in 2008. Our independent living setting...

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  • Edgewater

    9225 Cascade Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266
    (2)
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    Edgewater, a WesleyLife community, is characterized by quality that is second to none and our commitment to making every part of life a positive experience. We believe that: Real Wellness promotes good health for your entire mind, body and spirit. True Hospitality encourages personal choice and...

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  • Emery Place Assisted Living & Memory Care

    Emery Place Assisted Living & Memory Care

    901 South Mentzer Rd, Robins, IA 52328
    (39)
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    Emery Place Assisted Living and Memory Care is certified by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. The Robins based community features private assisted living and memory care apartments as well as common areas, including a central dining room with restaurant style dining, exercise room,...

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  • Legacy Pointe Senior Living

    Legacy Pointe Senior Living

    1650 SE Holiday Crest Circle, Waukee, IA 50263
    (36)
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    At Legacy Pointe, everything we do is for you. From personalized services to help you make the most of every day to menus crafted with a mix of old favorites and new options, fulfilling your wants and needs is our highest priority. Our community offers independent living, assisted living, memory...

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  • Bristol Manor of Macon

    Bristol Manor of Macon

    707 Ranchland Drive, Macon, MO 63552
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    Services provided at no additional cost: Private room and private bath 3 nutritious meals per day and snacks Medication administration including insulin administration Housekeeping services Laundry service Activities Our company has been providing care for Seniors since 1990 when we built our first...

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  • Brookstone of Aledo

    Brookstone of Aledo

    405 SE 13th Avenue, Aledo, IL 61231
    (2)
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    A gracious affordable assisted lifestyle community for the older adult. At Brookstone of Aledo, you'll enjoy friendly neighbors to share common life experiences and an active community full of choices. In the privacy of your own apartment which has been conveniently designed for senior living, you...

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  • Bristol Manor of Trenton

    Bristol Manor of Trenton

    1701 E 28th Street, Trenton, MO 64683
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    Services provided at no additional cost: Private room and private bath 3 nutritious meals per day and snacks Medication administration including insulin administration Housekeeping services Laundry service Activities Our company has been providing care for Seniors since 1990 when we built our first...

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  • Bristol Manor of Brookfield

    Bristol Manor of Brookfield

    338 Thompson Street, Brookfield, MO 64628
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    Services provided at no additional cost: Private room and private bath 3 nutritious meals per day and snacks Medication administration including insulin administration Housekeeping services Laundry service Activities Our company has been providing care for Seniors since 1990 when we built our first...

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  • Bristol Manor of Marceline

    Bristol Manor of Marceline

    102 E Hayden, Marceline, MO 64468
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    Services provided at no additional cost: Private room and private bath 3 nutritious meals per day and snacks Medication administration including insulin administration Housekeeping services Laundry service Activities Our company has been providing care for Seniors since 1990 when we built our first...

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Ottumwa, Iowa

Assisted Living

Assisted living communities offer coordinated social events and apartment style housing as well as individualized help. Services offered often include support with activities of daily living. Occupants may be kept under monitoring and evaluation. Under certain circumstances, communities may provide respite, skilled nursing care, or continuing care. In Iowa, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $48,933 . The state of Iowa maintains specific rules associated with this type of community. The Department of Inspections and Appeals, Health communities Division regulates this type of community. This community type has a number of provisions pertaining to medication assistance. These provisions include packaging at the resident's direction, self-administer medications, and opening containers. Before a resident is accepted, they must go through a service plan screening to assure their needs are going to be met. This screening includes a number of areas of interest such as a multidisciplinary team must be involved in service planning when residents require personal care or health-related services, a comprehensive mental and physical assessment, and negotiated risk agreement. This community has a number of provisions concerning food and diet which include all meals must follow recommendations of the National Academy of Sciences Food and Nutrition Board, a health care provider must prescribe a therapeutic diet, communities must provide hot meals at least once a day, and a licensed dietitian must be available to write and approve the therapeutic menu. Public assistance is available through Medicaid 1915(c) Elderly Waiver program. The minimum number of residents for this community type is 3. There must be one bath or shower for every 1 residents and one toilet for every 1 residents. This type of community is required to have a staff member on duty 24 hours a day. This type of community is required to offer a number of services. These include health-related services, assistance with personal care, assistance with activities of daily living, and resident access to a 24-hour personal emergency response system. Staff must receive training in a variety of areas. These areas include accident, assisted living management or nursing course, emergency procedures, and fire safety.

Cost of Living

Cost of living can be a motivating factor in deciding which care choice fits best. The median monthly price for rent in Ottumwa is about $686 and the median price for a house for Ottumwa is $73,395. The rent burden for Ottumwa is around 16.7% of the average person's monthly income.

Demographics and Values

In Ottumwa, 8.4% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces. Out of the total city population, 49.1% are male and 50.9% are female. The median age of Ottumwa is 36 years old. In Ottumwa, 62.4% participate in the labor force, 13.4% have some form of disability, 7.5% consider themselves widows, and 7.7% do not have health insurance. Ottumwa has a population density of 595 people per square mile. Currently, the population of Ottumwa consists of 24,206 people and in total the Ottumwa metro area has a population of 24,454. Demographically, Ottumwa is 4.0% black, 0.3% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 8.3% other or not specified, 84.2% white, 2.0% mixed race, 1.1% Asian, 14.7% Hispanic, and 0.1% Native American. Of the population of Ottumwa 6.3% have a graduate degree, 17.5% have a college degree, and 34.7% have a high-school diploma.

State Information

An overview of Iowa

The state of Iowa has a cost of living index of 91.8 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state has a grocery index rating of 95.9 and a housing index rating of 79.6. Residents of Iowa enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 32nd in the United States. Overall, Iowa ranks 14th in quality of life and 20th in healthcare compared to other US states. In total, Iowa has 120 general hospitals and 75 health centers that provide care for 3,168,703 citizens. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Mercy Hospital, St. Lukes Hospital, and And Mercy Medical Center Cedar Rapids.

Social demographics of the state

In terms of religion, 36% of Iowa residents attend religious services among the 5,107 different congregations that are available in the state. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-28%, Mainline Protestant-30%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Iowa there are 289 masonic lodges. In the most recent presidential election, 51% of Iowa residents voted Republican and 42% voted Democrat. The state has a median age of 38 and 30% of its population being over the age of 55. 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. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 4F in 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. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 55F during 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%. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of July at around 6.46 inches. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Iowa is around 2.93 inches. The average air quality index rating in Iowa is 41.2 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 53.8 AQI. 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, Prickly Pear Cactus, Bearberry, and Western Beard-tongue. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the Bison, the Coyote, the Black Wolf, or the Bear. The state animal of Iowa is the Eastern Goldfinch.