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10 Best Nursing Homes in Waterloo, IA

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If you’re considering moving your loved one into a Waterloo 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 Waterloo, 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 Waterloo 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 Waterloo.

We are also serving Assisted Living facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like Cedar City.
You may also consider nearby communities such as Shady Grove, Parkersburg and New Hartford.

Nursing homes facilities near Waterloo, IA

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Photo of CedarStone Senior Living
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A Place for Mom helped me find Cedar Stone. It was a perfect place! He had the best care and loved it there. He passed away in November....complications from Parkinson's and dementia. They were very...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: 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.
Offering Assisted Living and Memory Care, CedarStone Senior Living, immerses residents in breathtaking beauty, uncompromising quality and complete comfort. It’s a change we think you’ll find refreshingly unexpected.
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We chose Bickford of Cedar Falls because it was close by our home and we had taken dad here for respite care in the prior years when we were gone so he was comfortable with it. It is a very nice facility and...
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
At Bickford, there's always something exciting happening in our senior living community. Picture your loved one relishing freshly-cooked meals, always assured of a friendly caregiver's presence, and a schedule overflowing with lively activities. We pride ourselves on our dedicated team, committed...
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They offers numerous levels of care. We love it. Nothing but good things to say about them. They live apartment style with a variety of all different levels of care. My loved one is able to keep her hobbies...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: 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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My mom is so happy at the Rose. When at home she was closing herself off from people, now she is involved in the activities. I am impressed with the cleanliness of the entire place. The staff is always...
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
About The Rose of Waterloo The Rose of Waterloo offers one-bedroom and two-bedroom affordable assisted living in spacious private apartments with 24-hour monitoring and assisted living services available on-site and social programming in beautifully appointed community areas, including...
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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Nursing Homes
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: 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.
Nursing Homes: Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
At Ridgeway Place residents enjoy all the comforts of home in a beautiful, safe neighborhood setting, conveniently located near shopping centers, churches and medical clinics. With 96 units, Ridgeway Place offers a customized blend of independence that respects the needs of residents and...
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Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Photo of Mt Village Apartments
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Photo of Oak Park Estates
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: 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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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Nursing Homes
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: 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.
Nursing Homes: Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.
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Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: 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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Cost of nursing homes in Waterloo, IA

The average cost of senior living in Waterloo is $4,249 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Dysart, IA with an average of $3,549 per month.

Average monthly cost of Nursing Homes in Waterloo, IA vs. nearby cities

Waterloo, IA
$4,299/mo
$4,117/mo

Average monthly cost of Nursing Homes in Waterloo, IA vs. the state and national average

Waterloo, IA
$4,299/mo
$4,376/mo
U.S. national average
$4,759/mo

Average monthly cost of Nursing Homes in Waterloo vs. other types of senior living

$4,325/mo
Nursing Homes
$4,299/mo

Median monthly costs of Nursing Homes in Waterloo, IA by room type

Studio
$5,802/mo
1 Bedroom
$4,142/mo
2 Bedroom
$4,362/mo

Average cost of Nursing Homes in Waterloo over time

Waterloo, IAIA stateNational

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What families are saying about nursing homes in Waterloo

Recent reviews for nursing homes in Waterloo

Parker Place in Parkersburg, IA

5.0
That they were very helpful getting him settled in when admitted. In contact with me on his likes on what to do n to keep busy, etc. I'd give a positive experience and recommend taking a look at. We picked this community, because they had a shared room price, friendly staff on tour, clean. ...
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Arlington Place at Oelwein

4.9
A parent has been a resident here for over 1 year and I couldn't be happier with the place. It is a safe and beautiful facility with caring and competent staff. The family feels supported and informed, and included in decision making. There are constant opportunities for activities to enrich ...
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Rosewood Estate in Waterloo, IA

3.3
The quality of the building itself and the care really stood out to our family. The friendliness of the staff members is a 5+, we aren't to sure on the meals but everything in regards to the activities has been pretty good so far.

Waterloo nursing homes services and amenities

These charts highlight some of the many care, dining, and entertainment offerings available in Waterloo nursing homes communities. They don’t represent all possible services and amenities available at assisted living communities in Waterloo, but support comparisons against nationwide offerings. Our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities that fit your preferences.

Availability of select care services in Waterloo nursing homes

Nursing homes communities offer a variety of care services and visiting health care providers to meet seniors’ health needs. The chart below shows the percentage of nursing homes partners in Waterloo that offer these care services compared to the percentage of partners that offer them nationally.
Waterloo, IANational
Full medication management
Full medication management
20%
2.4%
Doctor on call
Doctor on call
13.3%
9.5%
24-Hour awake staff
24-Hour awake staff
93.3%
26%
Diabetic care
Diabetic care
93.3%
26.6%
*Visiting health care professionals
*Visiting health care professionals
33.3%
9.8%
Home care agency on-site
Home care agency on-site
33.3%
0.8%
Non-ambulatory care
Non-ambulatory care
93.3%
22.8%
Respite or short term stays
Respite or short term stays
26.7%
7%
Hospice available on-site
Hospice available on-site
26.7%
17.3%
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*Including nurse, dentist, OT, PT, speech or podiatrist

Availability of select dementia care services in Waterloo nursing homes

Our community partners provide many services to keep residents with dementia or other memory concerns safe and engaged. Below, take a look at what percentage of Waterloo Nursing Homes partners offer the selected dementia care services compared to the percentage of partners nationally.
Waterloo, IANational
Dementia behaviors care
Dementia behaviors care
26.7%
3.8%
Specialized memory care training for staff
Specialized memory care training for staff
13.3%
0.2%
Secured community and/or wander guard
Secured community and/or wander guard
33.3%
5.4%
Memory care only community
Memory care only community
13.3%
1.2%
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Availability of select dietary accommodations in Waterloo nursing homes

Nursing homes communities help seniors maintain a balanced diet by accommodating their health needs, allergies, and other restrictions. Below you’ll find the percentage of Waterloo partners making specific dietary accommodations for seniors compared to the percentage of assisted living partners making those accommodations nationally.
Waterloo, IANational
Nutritionist / dietician
Nutritionist / dietician
6.7%
0.5%
Low / no sodium
Low / no sodium
13.3%
1.4%
No sugar
No sugar
13.3%
1.4%
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
20%
3.5%
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Availability of select dining options in Waterloo nursing homes

Our nursing homes communities know that seniors want top-quality meals and options for how they dine. The chart below indicates the percentage of Waterloo communities that offer dining options to their discerning residents compared to our partners nationally.
Waterloo, IANational
Professional chef
Professional chef
13.3%
0.2%
Restaurant style dining
Restaurant style dining
6.7%
0.4%
Room service
Room service
13.3%
0.4%
Anytime dining
Anytime dining
13.3%
0.7%
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Availability of select programs and activities in Waterloo nursing homes

Senior living communities offer a variety of programming to keep seniors socially, mentally, and physically vibrant. The chart below shows what percentage of partnered nursing homes communities in Waterloo offer the selected activities, amenities, and programs compared to the percentage of partners nationwide.
Waterloo, IANational
Activity director
Activity director
13.3%
0.4%
Pet-focused programs
Pet-focused programs
6.7%
0.2%
Community service programs
Community service programs
6.7%
0.3%
Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities on-site
26.7%
6.3%
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
13.3%
0.4%
Outings / off-site activities
Outings / off-site activities
26.7%
6.5%
Piano or organ
Piano or organ
13.3%
0.4%
Arts and crafts center
Arts and crafts center
13.3%
0.2%
Educational speakers / life long learning
Educational speakers / life long learning
6.7%
0.3%
Clubs / games / karaoke
Clubs / games / karaoke
13.3%
0.4%
Live performances
Live performances
13.3%
0.4%
Dances
Dances
6.7%
0.2%
Fitness center
Fitness center
6.7%
0.3%
Fitness classes
Fitness classes
13.3%
0.4%
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Frequently Asked Questions

Arlington Place at Oelwein, CedarStone Senior Living and Parker Place are the top-rated nursing homes facilities near Waterloo, Iowa. See full list of communities.

There are 23 nursing homes facilities near Waterloo, Iowa. See the full list.

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