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The Gardens of Jefferson

1000 W Washington Street, Jefferson, IA 50129

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

The Gardens Retirement Community of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, offers all the amenities that every senior could enjoy. Our staff is here to help adjust to new living circumstances and offer a helping hand to adjust to the new setting. We have a passion for enriching the lives of seniors and...

Independence Village of Waukee

1650 SE Holiday Crest Circle, Waukee, IA 50263

4.4
(94 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed, Studio, Semi-Private

At Independence Village, everything we do is for you. From personalized services to help you make the most of every day to menus crafted with a mix of old favorites and new options, fulfilling your wants and needs is our highest priority. Our community offers independent living, assisted living,...

Independence Village of Ames

1325 Coconino Rd, Ames, IA 50014

4.8
(46 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Welcome to Independence Village! At Independence Village of Ames, we enjoy spending time getting to know our residents and helping them explore the best living options for each of their specific needs. We’re here to assist with daily tasks like housekeeping, getting ready for the day, or even...

Woodlands Creek Senior Living

12675 Woodlands Pkwy, Clive, IA 50325

4.2
(49 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

At Woodlands Creek Active Retirement Community, we offer 3 different levels of care to meet our residents wants and needs ranging from independent living to memory care. Independent Living Woodlands Creek Independent Living opened in 2005 and expanded in 2008. Our independent living setting...

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Edencrest at Green Meadows

6750 Corporate Drive, Johnston, IA 50131

4.2
(27 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Edencrest at Green Meadows is professionally managed by Senior Housing Companies.We are committed to providing Red Carpet Treatment for everyone who lives, works, and visits Green Meadows. Enjoy peace of mind and a wide variety of all-inclusive amenities when you reserve your apartment today. Ask...

Glen Oaks Alzheimer's Special Care Center

8525 Urbandale Ave, Urbandale, IA 50322

3.9
(33 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

Welcome to Glen Oaks Alzheimer’s Special Care!Founded in 2007, Glen Oaks Alzheimer’s Special Care Center has been providing the best quality Memory Care services to the residents of Waukee, Urbandale, West Des Moines, Clive, Windsor Heights and Ankeny.When the time comes to transition a loved one...

Independence Village of Ankeny

1275 SW State Street, Ankeny, IA 50023

4.5
(27 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Welcome to Independence Village of Ankeny! This isn’t just a place to reside — it’s a place where our community members truly shine, and we are glad to share this experience with them. Our senior living options include assisted living and memory care. Throughout each service level, we strive to...

Bickford of Urbandale

5915 Sutton Place, Urbandale, IA 50322

4.1
(23 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage.  As we researched senior living options, we were shocked at our findings.  The options offered too much or too little — none met her...

Swan Place

1024 E. 12th Street, Carroll, IA 51401

4.2
(23 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Swan Place is located in the picturesque small town of Carroll, Iowa. We are on the east end of town just one block south of Northeast Park. Our beautiful community evokes images of country living, with its large front porch and white picket fence in front. We have two enclosed courtyards where...

Bickford of West Des Moines

5050 Hawthorne Dr, West Des Moines, IA 50265

3.8
(18 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage.  As we researched senior living options, we were shocked at our findings.  The options offered too much or too little — none met her...

The Bridges at Ankeny

3510 NW Abilene Road, Ankeny, IA 50023

4.2
(9 reviews)

Studio

The Bridges at Ankeny offers high-quality services and accommodations for older adults throughout Central Iowa. Situated on 13 acres we offer a range of senior living services that include Assisted Living Memory Care, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, Long Term Care, Respite Care, and Hospice....

Edencrest at Siena Hills

455 SW Ankeny Rd, Ankeny, IA 50023

4.6
(11 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Edencrest at Siena Hills Assisted Living and Memory Care is your community of choice in Ankeny! We are committed to providing Red Carpet Treatment for everyone who lives, works, and visits Siena Hills. Red Carpet Treatment is more than simple hospitality; it is our way of life! Our 'Resident...

MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care at Jordan Creek

525 South 60th St., West Des Moines, IA 50266

5.0
(9 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Here at MorningStar Senior Living Community,our reputation of excellence and authenticity sets us above the rest. We pride ourselves on our ability to incorporate faith in our everyday responsibilities. We offer 56 Assisted Living Suites and 29 Memory Care suites. We are located in a prime spot...

Rock Creek Senior Living

3602 NW 5th Street, Ankeny, IA 50023

4.4
(7 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Journey Senior Living of Ankeny is an Assisted Living and Memory Care community serving Ankeny, Iowa and surrounding communities. We provide the ideal solution for seniors who value their independence but may require some assistance with activities of daily living.Opened November 2016. Journey...

King's Gardens Campus of Perry Lutheran Homes

2323 Willis Ave, Perry, IA 50220

4.4
(7 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Innovative, Personalized, and Christ-Centered - Perry Lutheran HomePerry Lutheran Home in Perry, Iowa is Your Christian, Caring Community offering a Continuum of Care for your loved one to meet their changing needs. Perry Lutheran Home offers education and expertise, home care, assisted living,...

Lakeside Village

2067 Highway 4, Panora, IA 50216

4.3
(5 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Lakeside Village is an absolutely beautiful 64- apartment, senior living community located in Panora, Iowa right on the east side of Lake Panorama. The community is a wonderful choice for seniors who want to retain their much-needed independence, while not having to worry about the hassles of...

Sunnybrook of Carroll

1214 East 18th Street, Carroll, IA 51401

4.0
(4 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

SunnyBrook Assisted Living of Carroll is an Iowa Certified Assisted Living facility that is here to provide a higher quality of care and life for seniors.Our 46 apartment community will provide to all residents as part of monthly rent:3 nutritious home-cooked restaurant style meals and snacks 24...

Bickford of Fort Dodge

1536 20th Avenue North, Fort Dodge, IA 50501

4.5
(3 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage.  As we researched senior living options, we were shocked at our findings.  The options offered too much or too little — none met her...

Reed Place

2506 Third Avenue North, Denison, IA 51442

4.5
(2 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Reed Place is a pet friendly senior living community where our goal is to offer our residents the opportunity to thrive in mind and body by providing compassionate assistance in their daily routines only when needed. We develop individual care plans to meet the needs of each resident, and a...

Manning Senior Living

203 11th St, Manning, IA 51455

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed

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What are nursing homes?

Nursing homes, also called skilled nursing facilities, provide long-term care for seniors with significant physical or mental health conditions, and short-term care to people recovering from an injury or hospital stay. Nursing homes provide personal assistance and medical care from licensed professionals. Services in skilled nursing facilities often include:

  • Help with personal care
  • Rehabilitation care, including physical and speech therapy
  • Mobility assistance
  • Palliative and hospice care
  • Health care services
  • Complimentary transportation
  • 24-hour care and supervision
Complete guide to nursing homes

Jefferson, Iowa

Nursing Homes

A nursing home is an establishment that provides residence to two or more seniors who have no personal relation to the administrator. A nursing home community provides its residents with 24-hour care administered by registered nurses. These nurses provide care for those who cannot take care of themselves because of their aging.

This type of community is a familiar and comfortable care choice for persons 65 years and above, however nursing homes will routinely persons 55 and older which is uncommon for other senior care types. Nursing homes are required to provide nursing and related services, room and bed maintenance services, pharmaceutical services, and routine personal hygiene items to residents. A large number of nursing home occupants are persons who have incontinence issues, require assistance with daily tasks such as bathing, experience difficulty with hearing and seeing, or have mental or physical disabilities. There are some services that may come at a cost to residents which can include flowers and plants, personal clothing, and special care services not included in the community’s Medicaid payment. Examples of amenities and services offered at nursing homes can include social and recreational activities, intravenous or nutrition therapy, 24-hour emergency care, and adult day services . As a resident of a nursing home, you can expect the right to be treated with respect, have protections against involuntary transfer or discharge, get proper medical care, and be free from discrimination.

Cost of Living

The location in which a senior care community is located will have a major effect on community price. The overall cost of living is a major influence in selecting which care choice is best for your loved one. The median monthly rent in Jefferson is about $692 and the median home value for Jefferson costs around $91,979. The rent burden for Jefferson is about 12.4% of the average person’s monthly income.

Demographics and Values

Jefferson has a population density of 268 people per square mile. The current population of Jefferson consists of 3,731 people and in total the Jefferson metro area has a population of 4,150. Based on gender, 54.1% are female and 45.9% are male. The median age of Jefferson is 48 years old. Of the population of Jefferson 6.9% have a graduate degree, 23.3% have a college degree, and 32.6% have a high-school diploma. In Jefferson, 10.7% of the population are veterans. Out of the total population of Jefferson, 14.2% have some form of disability, 8.5% are widowed, 62.8% participate in the labor force, and 8.8% live in poverty. Racially, the population of Jefferson is 2.3% Asian, 96.2% white, 3.3% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 0.0% other or not specified, 1.1% mixed race, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, and 0.2% black.

State Information

An overview of Iowa

In total, Iowa has 120 general hospitals and 75 health centers that provide care for 3,168,703 citizens. The three highest ranked hospitals in Iowa are Mercy Hospital, St. Lukes Hospital, and And Mercy Medical Center – Cedar Rapids. Overall, Iowa ranks 14th out of all states in quality of life and 20th in healthcare. 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. The natural beauty of Iowa is ranked 32nd in the nation.

Social demographics of the state

The median age in the state is 38, and 30% of the population is over the age of 55. 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. In Iowa, 36% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 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.

State-wide weather information

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. The average humidity across the state is 72%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 78% in the month of December. 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 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. 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 dry flower, tumblegrass, cinnamon ferns, and arrowgrass. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the bear, the porcupine, the mountain lion, or the lynx. The state animal of Iowa is the eastern goldfinch.

Frequently asked questions about Nursing Homes in Iowa

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