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 3 Assisted Living facilities in Spirit Lake 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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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,...
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...
402 N 4th Ave E, Truman, MN 56088
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Located in rural southern Minnesota, Truman Manor Apartments are connected directly to Truman Senior Living. As a partner of LeadingAge, we pride ourselves with top senior care and a variety of available services. Under the new ownership of the Heartland Senior Living non-profit group,...
Assisted living communities offer supervision, recreational activities, and healthcare to people who are around 65 years old. Assisted living communities often provide aid with the activities of daily life, opportunities for organized activity, and help with transportation and appointments. Under certain circumstances, communities may provide nursing, hospice, or Alzheimer’s care. 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 certifies this type of community. 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 a multidisciplinary team must be involved in service planning when residents require personal care or health-related services, negotiated risk agreement, and a comprehensive mental and physical assessment. Public assistance is available through Medicaid 1915(c) Elderly Waiver program. Staff members receive education in a number of subjects. These areas include fire safety, emergency procedures, assisted living management or nursing course, and accident. This community has a number of provisions concerning food and diet which include a health care provider must prescribe a therapeutic diet, all meals must follow recommendations of the National Academy of Sciences Food and Nutrition Board, communities must provide hot meals at least once a day, and a licensed dietitian must be available to write and approve the therapeutic menu. This type of community is required to offer a number of services. These include assistance with activities of daily living, resident access to a 24-hour personal emergency response system, health-related services, and assistance with personal care. This community type has a number of provisions pertaining to medication assistance. These provisions include medications may be administered by community staff, reading instructions or other label information, and medication reminders. The minimum number of residents for this community type is 3. This type of community is required to have a staff member on duty 24 hours a day. There must be one toilet for every 1 residents and one bath or shower for every 1 residents.
Racially, the population of Spirit Lake is 0.5% Asian, 0.4% Native American, 2.5% Hispanic, 1.6% mixed race, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 96.8% white, 0.2% black, and 0.5% other or not specified. In Spirit Lake, 6.1% of the citizens are veterans. Out of the total population of Spirit Lake, 22.1% have some form of disability, 5.2% do not have health insurance, 70.9% participate in the labor force, and 9.2% consider themselves widows. Of the population of Spirit Lake 28.2% have a college degree, 27.6% have a high-school diploma, and 8.9% have a graduate degree. Spirit Lake has a population density of 437 people per square mile. Out of the total city population, 53.2% are female and 46.8% are male. The median age of Spirit Lake is 48 years old.
Cost of living can be the major factor in deciding what destination works for your family. The rent burden for Spirit Lake is around 15.0% of the average person’s monthly income. Monthly, the median cost for rent in Spirit Lake is around $872 and the median home value for Spirit Lake is around $150,175.
The state of Iowa has 120 hospitals and 75 health centers, providing care to 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 resources, Iowa has a cost of living index of 91.8, a grocery index rating of 95.9, and a housing index rating of 79.6. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Iowa citizen is ranked 14th nation-wide. Additionally, Iowa is ranked 20th by healthcare standards. The natural beauty of Iowa is ranked 32nd in the nation.
The median age in the state is 38, and 30% of the population is over the age of 55. 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. In terms of diversity, Iowa ranks 43rd in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly.
The average air quality index rating in Iowa is 41.2 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 53.8 AQI. During the winter, the average temperature in Iowa drops 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. 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. The average low summer temperature is around 55F in the month of June. The average humidity across the state is 72%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 78%. On average, the state receives 2.93 inches of precipitation a month. The most precipitation occurs in July with an average of 6.46 inches of precipitation a month. 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 Dryflower, Western Beard-tongue, Prickly Pear Cactus, and Tumblegrass. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the Mountain Lion, the Elk, the Black Wolf, or the Bear. The state animal of Iowa is the Eastern Goldfinch.