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2 Residential Care Homes near Indianola, IA

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Residential care homes in Indianola may appeal to seniors who value smaller, more close-knit communities and many opportunities for socialization. Indianola care homes typically take in fewer residents, meaning older adults know each resident in the home and develop strong friendships.

Older-adult care homes vary more than other options for senior living in Indianola, so families can choose from a wide range of prices, amenities, and services. A Place for Mom will work with you to understand the cost of care homes. From there, we’ll help you find the right fit, whether you’re staying on a budget or searching for luxury retirement communities.

Residential Care Home Facilities near Indianola, IA

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Review ofIndependence Village of Pella

What a wonderful retirement home! The staff cares so much about the residents. And the building looks beautiful!

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Review ofIndependence Village of Pella

I toured this community and loved the personal touches. It looks like an upscale hotel instead of a dated retirement home. I was pleasantly surprised and very impressed with their improvements.

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Shirlee's Retirement Home

1302 E 2nd Ave, Indianola, IA 50125

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

Shirlee's Retirement Home offers a lot of services for the elderly in Indianola, Iowa. Not only are they focused on their nursing home, but also have assisted living, senior community, and is a micro community. The nursing home facility of Shirlee's Retirement Home offers help to those in need on...... Read more

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Legacy House

207 East Salem Ave., Indianola, IA 50125

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Care Homes

Legacy House LLC was established as a Christian Residential Care Facility June of 2004. Cindy Brummer: Owner, Administrator and Registered Nurse developed a 'Home Setting' for persons who can no longer live on their own. Legacy House is staffed 24 hours a day to assist residents with...... Read more

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Cost of care homes in Indianola, IA

The average cost of senior living in Indianola is $2,600 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include undefined, undefined with an average of $0 per month.

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What are care homes?

Residential care homes are houses in residential neighborhoods that are equipped, adapted, and staffed to care for a small number of residents, usually between two and 10. Like assisted living communities, staff at care homes typically help residents with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, and medication management. Although residential care homes vary significantly depending on the community, services usually include:

  • Help with personal care
  • Medication management
  • Mobility assistance
  • Nutritious meals
  • Social activities and outings
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
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Indianola, Iowa

Care Homes

Residential care homes offer seniors with a close sense of community without the commotion of other types of care communities. This type of community is like a single-family home. Services offered may include three meals a day, washing clothes, and transit. In Iowa, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $48,933. Iowa has specific standards related to this kind of community. The Department of Inspections and Appeals and Health communities Division governs this type of community.

Cost of Living

Cost of living is a major influence in determining which location is the best fit for your loved one’s needs. The rent burden for Indianola is around 17.8% of the average monthly income. The median monthly price for rent in Indianola is around $1,086 and the median home value for Indianola is $155,066.

Demographics and Values

Out of the total city population, 45.8% are male and 54.2% are female. The median age of Indianola is 35 years old. Racially, the population of Indianola is 0.5% other or not specified, 96.5% white, 2.1% mixed race, 0.0% black, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.5% Asian, and 2.4% Hispanic. Of the population of Indianola 11.2% have a graduate degree, 31.7% have a high-school diploma, and 29.8% have a college degree. Out of the total population of Indianola, 14.9% have some form of disability, 68.3% participate in the labor force, 10.2% live in poverty, and 4.0% do not have health insurance. In Indianola, 8.9% of the citizens are veterans. Currently, the population of Indianola consists of 15,447 people and in total the Indianola metro area has a population of 15,990. Indianola has a population density of 545 people per square mile.

State Information

An overview of Iowa

In terms of personal well-being, Iowa ranks 20th in healthcare and 14th in quality of life compared to other 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. The natural beauty of Iowa is ranked 32nd in the nation. 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.

Social demographics of the state

In terms of diversity, Iowa ranks 43rd in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. Thirty-six percent of Iowa residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state’s 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. During the latest presidential election, 51% voted for the Republican candidate while 42% voted for the Democratic candidate.

State-wide weather information

Iowa experiences an average humidity rating of about 72%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 78% in the month of December. 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. 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. On average, Iowa has an air quality index rating of around 41.2 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 53.8 AQI. 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. 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 pink lady’s slipper, twinleaf, tumblegrass, and western beard-tongue. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the coyote, the porcupine, the black wolf, or the bear. The state animal of Iowa is the eastern goldfinch.

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