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Top 23 Nursing Homes near Ottumwa, IA

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If you’re considering moving your loved one into a Ottumwa nursing home, our senior living advisors can help. The term “nursing home” is often used interchangeably with assisted living or other senior housing options; but a nursing home is a skilled nursing facility for individuals with serious, debilitating short- or long-term health issues. So even the best nursing homes in Ottumwa, IA may not be right for seniors who don’t require round-the-clock care.

We can help you determine if a skilled nursing facility in Ottumwa or another care type is right for you. Browse 23 senior living options near you to see the variety available, or contact us to learn more about elderly homes in Ottumwa.

We are also serving Nursing Homes facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like , , and . You may also consider nearby communities such as Albia, Centerville or Chariton.

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Addington Place Ottumwa

173 E Rochester Rd, 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...

Pennsylvania Place

1 Pennsylvania Pl, Ottumwa, IA 52501

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

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...

Addington Place Mt Pleasant

1406 E Linden Dr, Mount Pleasant, IA 52641

4.9
(15 reviews)

Semi-Private

SunnyBrook Ashford Park Assisted Living offers 'all the comforts of home without the worry' in a 46 apartment community. Residents enjoy independence and choice, with the availability of personal care services in a social environment. The base rental plan includes three delicious meals daily,...

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Homestead of Chariton

1110 N 6th St, Chariton, IA 50049

(0 review)

Studio

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 Northridge Assisted Living, we have created an environment which combines and celebrates these memorable aspects of life...

Silver Pond and Reflections at Parkview Manor

516 13th St, Wellman, IA 52356

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Homestead of Albia

6592 165th St, Albia, IA 52531

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed

At Homestead of Albia, we strive to offer residents the care and personalized assistance they need. Care is offered around the clock, seven days a week, by our certified nursing staff. Beautiful, yet comfortable suites allow us to offer convenient assistance in your own personal environment,...

Addington Place Fairfield

3000 W Madison Ave, Suite 500, Fairfield, IA 52556

(0 review)

Semi-Private

SunnyBrook Assisted Living 'all the comforts of home...without the worry!' . Assisted Living is a special combination of housing, supportive services and health care designed to meet the individual needs of those who require help with activities of daily living (ADLs). These services include- but...

Homestead of Centerville

19999 St. Joseph's Dr, Centerville, IA 52544

5.0
(1 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

90 miles from Des Moines and conveniently located across the street from Mercy Medical Center, Homestead of Centerville is a senior living community that offers residents high quality assisted living and memory care in Centerville, IA.What is assisted living? Assisted living is for those who can...

Homestead of Oskaloosa

2102 S Market St, Oskaloosa, IA 52577

(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 Maple Ridge Assisted Living, we have created an environment which combines and celebrates these memorable aspects of...

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...

Bristol Manor of Unionville

715 N 22nd Street/ Highway 5 North, Unionville, MO 63565

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed

Services provided at no additional cost: Private room and private bath 3 nutritious meals per day and snacks Medication administration including insulin administration Housekeeping services Laundry service Activities Our company has been providing care for Seniors since 1990 when we built our...

The Willows

701 E Mapleleaf Dr, Mount Pleasant, IA 52641

(0 review)

Studio

The Villages Of Marion

Marion St, Bussey, IA 50044

3.8
(2 reviews)

Hilltop Manor

408 Jefferson St, Pella, IA 50219

(0 review)

Parkview Home

102 N Jackson St, Wayland, IA 52654

(0 review)

Homestead of Knoxville Memory Care

711 S Willetts Dr, Knoxville, IA 50138

(0 review)

Studio

Silver Palms

126 W Stonebrook Dr, Mount Pleasant, IA 52641

(0 review)

Auburn Manor

815 Auburn Ave, Chariton, IA 50049

(0 review)

Pleasant Park Estates

1514 High Ave W, Oskaloosa, IA 52577

(0 review)
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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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Ottumwa, Iowa

Nursing Homes

A nursing home is an establishment that houses at least two seniors who are not related by blood or by marriage to the administrator. A nursing home community provides its residents with 24-hour care by registered nurses. These caregivers provide healthcare services for people who cannot take care of their needs due to mental or physical conditions, including age.

Nursing homes can be a familiar and easy living option for individuals 65 years and above, however nursing homes will allow persons 55 and older which is unusual for other senior care types. Nursing homes are required to provide medically-related social services, routine personal hygiene items, room and bed maintenance services, and dietary services to residents. Types of amenities and services provided at nursing homes might include adult day health care (which offers nursing and therapy) , intravenous or nutrition therapy, 24-hour emergency care, and meal programs. A significant amount of inhabitants tend to be single women who have less social support, and about fifty percent of nursing home residents are over the age of 85. Often times seniors may select to live in a nursing home due to a physical or mental condition that prevents them from easily accomplishing their lifestyle goals. Many residents of nursing homes are individuals with behavioral issues, which can consist of verbal outbursts, resisting assistance, or a tendency to wander.

Cost of Living

The community where a community is based will have a big influence on community price. Cost of living is a major influence when determining which care choice meets the needs of your family. The rent burden for Ottumwa is about 16.7% of the average monthly income. Monthly, the median rent in Ottumwa is around $686 and the median home value for Ottumwa is approximately $73,395.

Demographics and Values

In Ottumwa, 8.4% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces. Out of the total population of Ottumwa, 13.4% have some form of disability, 19.5% live in poverty, 7.7% do not have health insurance, and 7.5% are widows. In terms of education, 6.3% have a graduate degree, 17.5% have a college degree, and 34.7% have a high-school diploma. Based on gender, 50.9% are female and 49.1% are male. The median age of Ottumwa is 36 years old. Racially, the population of Ottumwa is 8.3% other or not specified, 0.1% Native American, 4.0% black, 1.1% Asian, 2.0% mixed race, 0.3% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 84.2% white, and 14.7% Hispanic. Ottumwa has a population density of 595 people per square mile. The current population of Ottumwa consists of 24,206 people and in total the Ottumwa metro area has a population of 24,454.

State Information

An overview of Iowa

Overall, Iowa ranks 14th out of all states in quality of life and 20th in healthcare. In total, Iowa has 120 general hospitals and 75 health centers that provide care for 3,168,703 citizens. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Mercy Hospital, St. Lukes Hospital, and And Mercy Medical Center – Cedar Rapids. 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. 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. During the latest presidential election, 51% voted for the Republican candidate while 42% voted for the Democratic candidate. The state of Iowa ranks 43rd in the country for diversity, and the state 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.

State-wide weather information

The average monthly precipitation for the state of Iowa is around 2.93 inches. The most precipitation occurs in July with an average of 6.46 inches of precipitation a month. On average, the humidity rating for Iowa is around 72%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 78% in the month of December. 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. 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, Iowa has an air quality index rating of around 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 cinnamon ferns, bunchberry, twinleaf, and arrowgrass. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the elk, the black wolf, the lynx, or the coyote. The state animal of Iowa is the eastern goldfinch.

Disclosure: A Place for Mom refers to "nursing home" here generally as an umbrella term to include assisted living facilities. It is not used to indicate that the facility meets official state requirements for level of care of a skilled nursing facility, as defined in that particular jurisdiction.

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