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Homestead of Knoxville Assisted Living

908 S Park Ln, Knoxville, IA 50138

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed

As we turn the pages of our lives – growing up, working, experiencing loves and losses, raising our own children – we all experience times when we need a little extra help. At Park Lane Assisted Living, we have created an environment which combines and celebrates these memorable aspects of life...

Independence Village of Waukee

1650 SE Holiday Crest Circle, Waukee, IA 50263

4.4
(93 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,...

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...

Independence Village of Pella

2602 Fifield Rd, Pella, IA 50219

4.5
(44 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Welcome to Independence Village of Pella! 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 various senior living options include independent living, assisted living, and memory care. Throughout each...

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Edencrest at Riverwoods

2210 East Park Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50320

3.8
(33 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Edencrest at Riverwoods is an assisted living community located in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Our beautiful community is located near Lake Easter and several parks. Des Moines is a wonderful area for both residents and their loved ones to enjoy. We are committed to our residents by providing...

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...

Prairie Hills of Des Moines

5815 SE 27th St, Des Moines, IA 50320

4.5
(23 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Prairie Hills Des Moines is tucked in to a beautiful wooded setting just south of Easter Lake and Ewing Park in Des Moines. Our quiet country location is near the shopping, dining, and entertainment options of the Southridge Mall area. Hospitals and medical services are also just minutes away....

Prairie Hills at Ottumwa

173 E. Rochester, Ottumwa, IA 52501

4.8
(20 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

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...

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...

Courtyard Estates at Hawthorne Crossing

601 Hawthorne Crossing Drive SE, Bondurant, IA 50035

4.4
(14 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private, Studio

Courtyard Estates at Hawthorne Crossing been a staple in the Bondurant Commuity for nearly a decade. We are a locally owned community that offers Assisted Living and Memory Care Services. Our motto is 'Rolling out the Red Carpet'! Which we do not only to our residents, but our staff and guests as...

The Shores at Pleasant Hill

1500 Edgewater Drive, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327

4.1
(15 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Welcome to The Shores of Pleasant Hill.  We provide independent living, assisted living, and memory care — a flexible range of support, without a buy-in.  The building is remarkable; up on a hill, overlooking Copper Creek Lake.  Likewise, the interior has many comforts, and...

Vintage Hills of Indianola

604 E Hillcrest Ave, Indianola, IA 50125

4.3
(13 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Vintage Hills is located in Indianola, Iowa just 15 minutes south of Des Moines. There are 46 assisted living apartments ranging from 414 to 813 square feet. The memory care consist of 20 apartments with private and shared rooms. We have immediate availabilities for memory care. There is a town...

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...

Glenwood Place

2907 South 6th Street, Marshalltown, IA 50158

3.9
(7 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

At Glenwood Place, we know the difference between truly living life to its fullest and just getting by. In fact, we playfully and lovingly refer to our community as a 'cruise ship on land!' Our proven track record of excellent care and premier lifestyle is the perfect fit for any retiree. From...

Edencrest at The Legacy

2901 Cedar St, Norwalk, IA 50211

4.5
(2 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Edencrest at The Legacy is the fifth retirement living community in the Edencrest series, offering 40 apartments of Independent Living, Assisted Living, Closer Care and Memory Care to the Norwalk community. As a resident at The Legacy, you'll enjoy freedom of choice when it comes to our wide...

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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
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Knoxville, Iowa

Nursing Homes

A nursing home community offers room and board to at least two individuals who are not related by blood or by marriage to the administrator. This type of establishment offers its inhabitants 24-hour care administered by on-site nurses. These caregivers provide healthcare services for people who cannot properly care for themselves due to their aging.

This type of community is a familiar and easy living option for individuals 65 years and above, however nursing homes will routinely allow persons 55 and older (a rarity in the world of senior care).The most common mental disease effecting residents of nursing homes is dementia, which can hinder their memory function, decision making capacities, and and familiarity with their surroundings. Examples of amenities and services offered at nursing homes can include home care (like cooking, cleaning, or help with other daily activities), adult day health care (which offers nursing and therapy) , rehabilitation needed due to injury, disability, or illness, and help with legal questions. As a resident of a nursing home, you can expect the right to get proper privacy, property, and living arrangements, participate in activities, exercise your rights as a U.S. citizen, and be free from abuse and neglect. There are some services that may come at a cost to residents which can include personal clothing, flowers and plants, and cosmetic and grooming items. A significant amount of inhabitants tend to be bachelors or widows with circles of support, and almost half of nursing home residents are over 85 years old.

Cost of Living

Cost of living is a major factor when selecting which destination meets the needs of you or your loved one’s needs. The rent burden for Knoxville is around 14.9% of the average person’s monthly income. Knoxville has a median home value of around $91,598 and the median cost of rent is $720 per month per month.

Demographics and Values

Knoxville has a population density of 599 people per square mile. Out of the total city population, 47.1% are male and 52.9% are female. The median age of Knoxville is 41 years old. In Knoxville, 16.3% live in poverty, 61.9% participate in the labor force, 3.6% do not have health insurance, and 9.0% are widows. Of the population of Knoxville 40.8% have a high-school diploma, 5.8% have a graduate degree, and 16.7% have a college degree. In Knoxville, 10.3% of the population are veterans. Racially, the population of Knoxville is 1.9% mixed race, 0.6% black, 0.7% Native American, 2.7% Hispanic, 0.5% other or not specified, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 95.9% white, and 0.4% Asian.

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 three highest ranked hospitals in Iowa are Mercy Hospital, St. Lukes Hospital, and And Mercy Medical Center – Cedar Rapids. The natural beauty of Iowa is ranked 32nd in the nation. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Iowa citizen is ranked 14th nation-wide. Additionally, Iowa is ranked 20th by healthcare standards. 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.

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. During the latest presidential election, 51% voted for the Republican candidate while 42% voted for the Democratic candidate. Thirty-six percent of Iowa residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state’s 5,107 different congregations. 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 terms of diversity, Iowa ranks 43rd in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly.

State-wide weather information

The most precipitation occurs in July with an average of 6.46 inches of precipitation a month. On average, the state receives 2.93 inches of precipitation a month. 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. 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. The average humidity across the state is 72%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 78%. 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. 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 bearberry, dry flower, twinleaf, and arrowgrass. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the black wolf, the gray wolf, the elk, or the mountain lion. The state animal of Iowa is the eastern goldfinch.

Frequently asked questions about Nursing Homes in Iowa

There are 35 nursing homes near Knoxville, Iowa. See the full list.

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