Expert Senior Living Advisors from A Place for Mom can help direct you to Assisted Living communities. Together, we will find the perfect fit for your loved one, and we will provide direction and support as needed. We partner with 7 Assisted Living facilities in Sheldon and the surrounding area, so there are many options to choose from. A Place for Mom is the largest senior living referral service in North America, and we can help you make a good choice at no cost to you.
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632 - L14, Remsen, IA 51050
Bavarian Meadows where our tenants are “Living their best life!'...We encourage you to engage in the life-enriching programs and activities that are offered at Bavarian. Our activity program is designed to meet your interests and hobbies. You can join in a card or BINGO game, enjoy coffee chats...
1610 Highway 3, Cherokee, IA 51012
Beautiful Living 'Where Life Is Blooming!'...We encourage you to engage in the life-enriching programs and activities that are offered at The Gardens. Our activity program is designed to meet your interests and hobbies. You can join in a card or domino game, bake pies in the Country Kitchen,...
1790 College Way, Worthington, MN 56187
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Situated in the tranquil, small town of Worthington, MN, Golden Horizons of Worthington is a full-service assisted living community with an idyllic lakefront setting. The small, manageable community is big enough to offer excellent care while still being intimate enough to feel like home. Golden...
2810 Aurora Avenue, Spirit Lake, IA 51360
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Keelson Harbour is an Assisted Living Community located in Spirit Lake, Dickinson County, Iowa. Our beautiful property is located on a quiet hill with easy access to nearby lakes. Residents enjoy an on-site pond, complete with growing ducklings and their families. With many nearby attractions,...
Assisted living communities arrange residential living communities and aid for persons who may need support with everyday activities such as dressing or self-administering medication. The services offered often include help with activities of daily living. Inhabitants may be kept under monitoring and evaluation. In some cases, communities may provide respite, dementia care, or continuing care. In Iowa, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $48,933 . The state of Iowa has specific rules related to this type of community. The Department of Inspections and Appeals, Health communities Division certifies this community type. Before a resident is accepted, they must go through a service plan screening to make sure their needs are going to be met. This screening includes a number of areas of interest such as negotiated risk agreement, a multidisciplinary team must be involved in service planning when residents require personal care or health-related services, and a comprehensive mental and physical assessment. 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. There must be one toilet for every 1 residents and one bath or shower for every 1 residents. 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, a healthcare provider must review food preparation and service procedures, all meals must follow recommendations of the National Academy of Sciences Food and Nutrition Board, and communities must provide hot meals at least once a day. Staff are required to obtain training in a number of subjects. These areas include fire safety, emergency procedures, assisted living management or nursing course, and accident. This community type has a number of provisions pertaining to medication assistance. These provisions include medications may be administered by community staff, opening containers, and medication reminders. This type of community is required to offer a number of services. These include health-related services, assistance with activities of daily living, assistance with personal care, and resident access to a 24-hour personal emergency response system. Public assistance is available through Medicaid 1915(c) Elderly Waiver program.
In Sheldon, 8.8% of the citizens are veterans of the United States armed forces. Of the population of Sheldon 7.8% have a graduate degree, 33.4% have a high-school diploma, and 25.5% have a college degree. Currently, the population of Sheldon consists of 4,772 people and in total the Sheldon metro area has a population of 5,067. Sheldon has a population density of 419 people per square mile. Racially, the population of Sheldon is 91.8% white, 0.3% mixed race, 1.3% Native American, 0.3% black, 6.1% Hispanic, 1.8% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, and 4.4% other or not specified. Out of the total city population, 50.8% are female and 49.2% are male. The median age of Sheldon is 40 years old. In Sheldon, 13.9% have some form of disability, 11.6% live in poverty, 7.1% are widows, and 70.7% participate in the labor force.
The total cost of living can be the major influence in selecting which care choice fits best. The median home value in Sheldon costs around $138,666 and the median price for rent is $823 per month a month. The rent burden for Sheldon is around 16.0% of the average person’s monthly income.
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. There are 120 general hospitals and 75 health centers that provide care for 3,168,703 Iowa residents. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be 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.
In terms of diversity, Iowa ranks 43rd in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. The median age in the state is 38, and 30% of the population is over the age of 55. 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 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. During the latest presidential election, 51% voted for the Republican candidate while 42% voted for the Democratic candidate.
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. On average, the humidity rating for Iowa is around 72%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 78% in the month of December. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 22F. The average high winter temperature is around 40F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 4F in the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in Iowa is around 72F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 88F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 55F during the month of June. 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).
The state of Iowa has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of Bunchberry, Cinnamon Ferns , Twinleaf, and Dryflower. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the Mountain Lion, the Porcupine, the Coyote, or the Bison. The state animal of Iowa is the Eastern Goldfinch.