Prairie Hills at Ottumwa

173 E. Rochester, Ottumwa, IA 52501


About the community Prairie Hills at Ottumwa

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 in a progressive and thriving city.

At Prairie Hills at Ottumwa residents receive personalized care services from a dedicated and compassionate staff that encourages independence. We celebrate individuality and protect privacy while being ready to provide assistance as needed. Our community engages residents on a variety of levels and through a wide range of activities. From lifelong learning opportunities to happy hours and fitness classes, there is something for everyone at Prairie Hills at Ottumwa.

Services and amenities offered at Prairie Hills at Ottumwa include:

  • Pet-friendly senior living
  • Home-cooked meals served in our restaurant-style dining room
  • Full service beauty salon on-site
  • Regular housekeeping and linen services
  • Dynamic and engaging activities schedule
  • Fitness classes
  • Outdoor gardening areas, landscaped courtyards and patios
  • Ice cream parlor
  • Private dining room for entertaining or celebrating special occasions

Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living
Memory care

Pricing for Prairie Hills at Ottumwa

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.

Amenities at Prairie Hills at Ottumwa

Health Care Services

Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Ambulatory care
Memory care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
Podiatrist
Physical therapist
Occupational therapist

Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Guest meals
Restaurant style dining
Room service

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Respite or short term stays offered
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Kitchenette
Ground floor units
Handicap accessible

Community Amenities

Memory care services

Secured community
Enclosed courtyard
Outdoor walking paths

Transporation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Transportation at cost
Property convenient to public transit

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Indoor atrium
Barber shop

Services

Beautician
Housekeeping
Laundry service / drycleaning

Pets

Cats allowed
Dogs allowed

Languages spoken

German
Spanish
American sign language

Primary language spoken by staff

English

Recreational areas

Billiards lounge
Fitness center
Game room
Jacuzzi

On-site dining options

Private dining room

Activities

Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Art classes
Cooking classes

Reviews for Prairie Hills at Ottumwa

4.8

(20 reviews)

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Cleanliness

5.0

Care services

4.7

Staff

5.0

Meals & dining

5.0

Activities

5.0

Value for cost

4.8

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5.0
March 24, 2021
anonymous - Sibling of resident/client
Best in the area for Assisted Care In My Opinion

They're not quite as good as before Covid, but it's still a very friendly community. You'd better stay healthy or you won't be able to stay here. If you're on a special diet or anything ,forget about it. The staff was very good. It's just not great if your loved one gets sick and requires more care.


5.0
October 23, 2020
Don Teninty - Resident/client
Loss & Independence

Moved in with my wife in 2016 and I dont think I would have been able to handle her unexpected passing without the help of the staff here and the support of my neighbors. Since my wife has been gone, I have still been able to be cared for and yet maintain my independence. I like that I can jump in my car in and go visit family or have them over to my apartment.

Response from Prairie Hills at Ottumwa

March 24, 2021

We are so glad you feel so at home with the residents and staff at Prairie Hills. You are a huge part of our family and the place wouldn't be the same without you!


5.0
October 23, 2020
Bob Francis - Resident/client
Couples

Its a nice place to live. I enjoy staying busy and living here with my wife.

Response from Prairie Hills at Ottumwa

February 9, 2021

Bob, we are certainly happy you two are part of our Prairie Hills family! You guys keep us on our toes and we love it!


5.0
October 23, 2020
Jim Ash - Resident/client
Giving Back

Good neighbors, I also enjoy the events held here. Not only can I attend events within the building but we also travel outside of the community. I particularly enjoy going on our monthly Casino trips. One thing that I most value is that I believe in giving back, and I am able to do that here with monthly fundraisers that are hosted here. Not only do I think this is a great community for myself, but also my son. He needs Memory Care and I had him moved from Dubuque Iowa to Prairie Hills at Ottumwa so that he could receive proper care and attention. I really like that I can visit him any time or day of the week.

Response from Prairie Hills at Ottumwa

November 12, 2020

Jim, you are a keeper! We enjoy you as much as you enjoy Prairie Hills at Ottumwa. Thank you for your feedback.


3.5
October 23, 2020
Evy Harris - Resident/client
Just Like Home

The people here are so friendly. I think the thing I like most is that I can come and go just like my own home! [name removed] is always keeping me involved in activities and I like that I can give back to Ottumwa while living here.

Response from Prairie Hills at Ottumwa

November 12, 2020

Thank you for those kind words, Evy. You are an example of how good life can be in Assisted Living and we are glad you chose us!


5.0
October 23, 2020
Jerry Landtiser - Resident/client
You Can't Beat It!

I don't think you can beat it! I couldn't ask for a better place to have been for the past 12 years. If you need help, they're right there to help ya. I like having my own private apartment but I don't have to go far to be apart of a busy community.

Response from Prairie Hills at Ottumwa

November 12, 2020

As a long-timer here, you have seen it all, Jerry! Thank you for being a Resident Ambassador to not only new residents but their families. You make it an easier transition.


5.0
October 23, 2020
Myrintha Dailey - Resident/client
Active Mind

Being here keeps my hands and my mind active. I really like how I am greeted and taken care of here.

Response from Prairie Hills at Ottumwa

November 12, 2020

Our SPARK programming is designed to keep residents engaged in meaningful activities and we are glad you enjoy participating in several different things offered. Thank you for being part of our Prairie Hills family!


5.0
October 23, 2020
Millie Haag - Resident/client
Staying busy

I heard great things about Prairie Hills before I even moved here. When I moved here and got settled I was happy with how friendly all of my neighbors were and how welcoming the staff are! I often wonder how I got myself to try so many new things, but am glad that I am always presented with new activities. ITs easy to be busy! I was most surprised at how clean the community is at all times. I thought upon touring that maybe it was staged, but it really is this nice day to day. The staff really care about the building and the overall cleanliness.

Response from Prairie Hills at Ottumwa

November 12, 2020

Miss Millie does not miss out on much - say that fast 5 times! It's good to hear you enjoy our programming and we appreciate you encouraging others to join in the fun. We enjoy your quick wit and "can do" attitude every day!


5.0
October 23, 2020
Don Teninty - Resident/client
Loss & Independence

I moved into Prairie Hills with my wife in 2016. I don't think I would have been able to handle her passing without the help of the staff here and the support of my neighbors. Since her passing I have still been able I enjoy being able to have my independence here. My family visits me and I can still hop in my vehicle and visit them. Keeping my independence has been important to me.


5.0
October 23, 2020
Delmar Stevens - Resident/client
Food & Community

All of the staff know who you are here and genuinely care about how you feel. I was worried I wouldn't like talking to anyone here but I have made friends with my neighbors quickly because of all the activities the community offers. Also, the food couldn't be any better!

Response from Prairie Hills at Ottumwa

November 12, 2020

Delmar you made the right choice when you moved to Prairie Hills at Ottumwa! It's nice to see you keep the Dominoes game going strong, there are several others that really enjoy playing with you.


5.0
October 23, 2020
Isabel Millard - Resident/client
Pandemic Perspective

Everyone is good and kind here. The staff are good at helping us navigate this pandemic and keeping us safe. I also appreciate that they have helped me order my toiletries and food items online so I do not have to go out to stores.

Response from Prairie Hills at Ottumwa

November 12, 2020

We are so glad you have made Prairie Hills at Ottumwa your home for over 9 years! Thank you, Isabel.


3.5
October 23, 2020
Deloris VanDenBerg - Resident/client
Honesty Opinion

Staff have a fast response time and step out of their roles often to help me. There are some staff that I cannot relate to but they all care about the people they take care of here.

Response from Prairie Hills at Ottumwa

November 12, 2020

Thank you for that honest feedback, Deloris. We are certainly glad you are with us!


5.0
October 23, 2020
Phil Traul - Resident/client
Veteran Perspective

The staff here are friendly and good to you. The food is superb and delicious, I enjoy being able to have biscuits and gravy every morning. It is very clean here and I have the support of trained staff. I also enjoy visiting with fellow Veterans.

Response from Prairie Hills at Ottumwa

November 12, 2020

Moving in during a pandemic is not ideal but you made the most of the situation and are in the full swing of things now. Thank you for choosing to be a part of our community, we are glad you are with us!


5.0
October 23, 2020
Angie WickenKamp - Industry reviewer
Team

This team is a phenomenal example of what an attitude of serving looks like. Every resident is valued and respected and staff look for ways to make their days better.

Response from Prairie Hills at Ottumwa

March 24, 2021

Thank you for your comments about the staff at Prairie Hills!


5.0
October 14, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Independence & Wellness

Prairie Hills at Ottumwa is the only choice when it comes to senior living in Wapello County Iowa. The staff are well trained, med managed and take pride in their Community. Prairie Hills has both staff and residents who have been there for 10+ years. They are located on the Northside of Ottumwa, quietly tucked back off Rochester Road. Residents have access to a gym, spa, salon, activities, and bussing services. There is also an onsite memory care neighborhood. The memory care neighborhood is most impressive with their Montessori style approach to care and helping residents maintain independence. I really love watching their partnerships with music and pet therapy groups in the greater Ottumwa area. Nothing compares to the service and care at Prairie Hills.

Response from Prairie Hills at Ottumwa

October 24, 2020

Thank you for that positive review and assessment of our community. Feedback such as this helps families make an informed and educated decision. We are thrilled you think so highly of Prairie Hills at Ottumwa!


5.0
November 16, 2018
Anonymous
Verified Review
Review of Prairie Hills

I was invited to do caricatures of the residents. We were in the South lounge sitting area which had great lighting. Many had never had a funny drawing done of themselves. All of the staff were very helpful. I especially noticed the way [name removed] gently kept on encouraging one of the residents who was a bit undecided to have her caricature drawn. Finally after all others were finished, she let me draw her. I had a great time talking with them and listening to them laugh about their drawing and sharing life stories. It's never for late to try something you have never done before!


5.0
November 16, 2018
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Review of Prairie Hills

Prairie hills has been a great community for my mother! Numerous staff, including the Executive Director, Health Director and the Environmental Director have helped my mother adjust to a loving, caring environment. I would highly recommend this facility to any family needing a place for an elderly family member.


5.0
November 16, 2018
Anonymous - Resident/client
Verified Review
Review of Prairie Hills

I moved here from another Assisted Living community in town and am highly satisfied. All staff are very good to residents. There are lots of activities going on so you can keep busy every day. This is a great place to live!


4.0
August 17, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community

Mom was here in January -March, when she fell and sent to Hospital til April 5th...They did NOT want her back, due to liability issues etc. THOROUGHLY enjoyed staff, etc.. Just Wasn't to be for mom at THAT time of her Early Onset ALZ. and my Voicing on her behalf. Had she started in Memory Care, as Dr. Recommended, might've been different.VERY NICE Facility and Staff!


5.0
November 26, 2017
Joleen Fitz - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
[Removed] rocks!

Prairie Hills - Ottumwa is great. [Removed] was above and beyond helpful getting my parents moved into Prairie Hills last month, despite dealing with her own Dad's medical emergencies that weekend.


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