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Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.

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26 Independent Living Facilities near Mason City, IA

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If you’re looking for independent living in the Mason City area, our local senior living advisors can help you each step of the way. From affordable independent living for seniors to luxury options, we’ll work with you to understand the cost of independent living in Mason City. From there, we’ll show you the best independent living communities for your lifestyle, interests, and budget.

Discover unique independent living amenities, social activities, dining, and more independent living benefits. With 26 independent living facilities in Mason City, A Place for Mom makes it easier to find your new, maintenance-free home.

We are also serving Independent Living facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like , , and . You may also consider nearby communities such as Albert Lea, Austin or Clarion.

Independent Living Facilities near Mason City, IA

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Country Meadow Place Assisted Living and Memory Care Community

17396 Kingbird Ave, Mason City, IA 50401

4.7
(25 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Assisted Living & Memory Care in Mason City, IowaJust on the outskirts of town, close enough to stay connected yet far enough to feel the calm of the country, Country Meadow Place is both a peaceful retreat and a vibrant neighborhood alive with activity and community spirit. Our Assisted Living...

Homestead of Mason City

2501 W State St, Mason City, IA 50401

4.5
(2 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Close to the Minnesota border and 120 miles from Des Moines, Homestead of Mason City is a senior living community that offers residents high quality assisted living in Mason City, IA.What is assisted living? Assisted living is for those who can no longer live on their own, but do not require...

Pilgrim Place

741 S. Illinois Ave., Mason City, IA 50401

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed

Current Description This is your current, live Community Page description. To view your current Community Page on the A Place For Mom website, click here. Please look through the list of amenities posted, and if you need to make any changes to your amenities list, please do so in your Community...

Thorne Crest Senior Living Community

1201 Garfield Ave, Albert Lea, MN 56007

5.0
(2 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed, Studio

For over 40 years, Thorne Crest has offered seniors the ability to create a lifestyle of their choosing. During that time we have developed programs and offered services to compliment the changing needs and lifestyles of residents and families. Today Thorne Crest continues a tradition of...

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Parker Place

707 Highway 57, Parkersburg, IA 50665

4.0
(3 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Parker Place is a vibrant community that feels like home. We are the perfect place for active individuals who simply want a comfortable, secure and enjoyable place to live. For those residents who require more personalized care, our staff can assist you so that you can still be part of an active...

Cedar Vale Assisted Living

100 Poppe Lane, Nashua, IA 50658

5.0
(1 review)

Studio, 1 Bed

Cedar Vale Assisted Living opened it's doors in 2005 to serve those in Nashua, Iowa by providing them with a beautiful place to live set back off the road surrounded by trees in a more peaceful atmosphere.

Whispering Willow Assisted Living and Memory

601 Dawn Avenue, Fredericksburg, IA 50630

4.5
(1 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Oak Park Place - Albert Lea

1615 Bridge Ave, Albert Lea, MN 56007

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Oak Park Place Assisted Living Facility located in Albert Lea, Minnesota is a delightful place for seniors. Residents are presented with a variety of therapeutic activities to help them enjoy life to the fullest. While the main goal of Oak Park Place is to provide a place where residents can...

Meadows Independent Living

1200 2nd St SW, Clarion, IA 50525

5.0
(2 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

Meadows Assisted Living

1320 S Main St, Clarion, IA 50525

(0 review)

1 Bed

South Grove Lodge Senior Living

1701 22nd Ave SW, Austin, MN 55912

(0 review)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

Cedars Of Austin

700 1st Dr NW, Austin, MN 55912

3.3
(2 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

In 1985, Darrel Farr renovated the Red Cedar Inn to create The Cedars of Austin. The ideal location in the heart of Austin, beautiful view of the Red Cedar River, walking paths around the Mill Pond and wonderful common area design made it an easy choice.Mr. Farr knows that loving care and a sense...

Our House Senior Living Memory Care - Austin

1401 15th Avenue Northwest, Austin, MN 55912

4.0
(1 review)

1 Bed, Studio, Semi-Private

Our House Memory Care is located in Austin, Minnesota. Our House Memory Care offers a safe, comfortable environment for your loved who is having memory problems or has been diagnosed with Dementia or Alzheimer's. Knowing that your loved one is having their needs met in a caring, compassionate...

Our House Senior Living Senior Apartments - Austin

1313 15th Avenue Northwest, Austin, MN 55912

(0 review)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

Our Senior Apartments in Austin, MN offer seniors the opportunity to enjoy all the benefits of living in a community environment while maintaining independence and privacy. All Our House Senior Living Apartments offer a full complement of amenities and services including private apartments with...

The Courtyard & Oakwood Care Ctr

400 US Highway 18 W, Clear Lake, IA 50428

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, Private, Semi-Private

About ABCM CorporationOakwood Care Center is owned by ABCM Corporation, Hampton, IA. ABCM is a multi-facility provider offering top-quality, long-term care services unmatched in the state of Iowa. We believe in a Person Directed Care approach to long-term care, encouraging the individuals we care...

Cardinal Grove & Concord Care Center

490 W Lyons St, Garner, IA 50438

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Private, Semi-Private

About ABCM CorporationConcord Care Center is owned by ABCM Corporation, Hampton, IA. ABCM is a multi-facility provider offering top-quality, long-term care services unmatched in the state of Iowa. We believe in a Person Directed Care approach to long-term care, encouraging the individuals we care...

Prairie View Apartments

750 W Lyons St, Garner, IA 50438

(0 review)

Mills Harbour & Lake Mills Care Center

406 S 10th Ave E, Lake Mills, IA 50450

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Private, Semi-Private

About ABCM CorporationLake Mills Care Center is owned by ABCM Corporation, Hampton, IA. ABCM is a multi-facility provider offering top-quality, long-term care services unmatched in the state of Iowa. We believe in a Person Directed Care approach to long-term care, encouraging the individuals we...

Belle Haven & Rehabilitation Center

1107 7th St NE, Belmond, IA 50421

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, Private, Semi-Private

About ABCM CorporationThe Rehabilitation Center of Belmond is owned by ABCM Corporation, Hampton, IA. ABCM is a multi-facility provider offering top-quality, long-term care services unmatched in the state of Iowa. We believe in a Person Directed Care approach to long-term care, encouraging the...

Larrabee Center Inc

111 10th St SW, Waverly, IA 50677

(0 review)
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Cost of independent living in Mason City, IA

The average cost of senior living in Mason City is $1,607 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Clarion, IA with an average of $1,307 per month.

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What is independent living?

Independent living offers a stress-free lifestyle for older adults. Independent living communities don’t provide personal care or supervision, but do offer generally healthy adults opportunities for socialization and hassle-free living. Independent living services often include:

  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Home maintenance and repairs
  • Social activities and outings
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Mason City, Iowa

Independent Living

If you or your loved one want the convenience of having your housekeeping managed by professionalls while living at your own pace, you might want to consider independent living. Meals, leisure activities and housekeeping responsibilities are taken care of while you are unencumbered to use your time as you choose. Along with their daily needs being met, residents can enjoy an opportunity to be among peers, in a community with others of similar ages and interests. Typically consisting of a private living area and a full kitchen, these communities offer homes with many of the amenities of apartment life but with none of the hassle. Guests can be invited over and entertained, and there will be more time to spend with them with the basic maintenance of daily tasks out of the way. While policies differ between communities, many residences allow cats and dogs as well. Nursing and health care services can always be arranged for with private care providers if desired. There are a number of costs and advantages to consider while determining an independent living community. It is important to learn if these services are included in the care plan: transportation, parking, Waiting list deposit, move-in fee, initial assessment fee, field trips, cable TV, and utilities. The conveniences associated with independent living include golf course, private rental hall, healthcare center, restaurant-style dining hall, laundry service, fitness center & swimming pool, transportation, and concierge services.

Cost of Living

The neighborhood in which a community is located could have a major effect on the total price. Cost of living can be a big influence when choosing which community works for you or your loved one. The median home value in Mason City is about $108,112 and the median rent is $698 per month a month. The rent burden for Mason City is around 15.0% of the average person’s monthly income.

Demographics and Values

In terms of education, 6.3% have a graduate degree, 21.0% have a college degree, and 30.8% have a high-school diploma. In Mason City, 65.4% participate in the labor force, 14.8% have some form of disability, 7.0% do not have health insurance, and 8.0% consider themselves widows. Currently, the population of Mason City consists of 26,457 people and in total the Mason City metro area has a population of 27,399. Mason City has a population density of 380 people per square mile. Based on gender, 51.9% are female and 48.1% are male. The median age of Mason City is 43 years old. Racially, the population of Mason City is 5.6% Hispanic, 1.2% Asian, 2.0% mixed race, 0.8% other or not specified, 93.4% white, 2.1% black, 0.5% Native American, and 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian. In Mason City, 9.8% of the population are veterans.

State Information

An overview of Iowa

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. Iowa is ranked 14th in quality of life and 20th in healthcare. The natural beauty of Iowa is ranked 32nd in the nation. Out of a national average of 100, Iowa has a cost of living index rating of 92, a grocery index rating of 96, and a housing index rating of 80.

Social demographics of the state

In Iowa, 30% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 38. 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 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. During the latest presidential election, 51% voted for the Republican candidate while 42% voted for the Democratic candidate. In terms of diversity, Iowa ranks 43rd in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly.

State-wide weather information

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. During the summer, the average temperature in Iowa is around 72F. The average high summer temperature is around 88F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 55F in the month of June. 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. 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 monthly precipitation for the state of Iowa is around 2.93 inches. 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).

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, prickly pear cactus, and cinnamon ferns. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the black wolf, the porcupine, the bison, or the elk. The state animal of Iowa is the eastern goldfinch.

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Timbercrest At Glen Oaks, Cedar Vale Assisted Living and Thorne Crest Senior Living Community are the top rated independent living facilities near Mason City, Iowa. See full list of communities.

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