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Assisted Living in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Cedar Rapids is a growing city — with a population that’s growing 50% faster than average for the state — and it’s the younger demographics that are responsible for that growth. The city is known for art and culture, as well as several large museums presenting history from around the world. Brucemore, a grand estate and gardens, is a popular attraction and community center.

The generally low cost of living makes the city an affordable choice for many seniors and families alike. Housing costs are substantially cheaper than the national average, but seniors in Cedar Rapids still pay more than usual for health care. The city’s Health Cost Index shows an increase of 17% over nationwide health care costs.There are fewer assisted living facilities than usual for a city of this size, although the average cost is relatively low. Seniors in assisted living across Cedar Rapids pay an average of $4,020 per month, which is just slightly below the norm for Iowa and the U.S. overall. Most regional alternatives are not as affordable.

13 Assisted Living communities in Cedar Rapids, IA | 7 nearby communities

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1. Garnett Place Retirement Community

208 35th St. Dr SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52403

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. The Views of Cedar Rapids Meadowview Memory Care

3005 F Avenue NW, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52405

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. Corridor Crossing Place

136 36th Ave. Southwest, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52404

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4. Prairie Hills at Cedar Rapids

2903 F Ave NW, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52405

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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Cottage Grove Place, Cedar Rapids, IA

5. Cottage Grove Place

2115 1st Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52402

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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SYNERGY HomeCare of Cedar Rapids, Cedar Rapids, IA

6. SYNERGY HomeCare of Cedar Rapids

1239 1st Avenue, S.E., Suite D, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52402

Home Care, Personal Care

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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7. Meth-Wick Community

1224 13th St NW, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52405

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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8. Evergreen Estates III

2204 Johnson Avenue Northwest, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52405

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 828-9665

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9. Evergreen Estates II

307 Edgewood Road Southwest, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52404

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 843-7557

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The Gardens Of Cedar Rapids, Cedar Rapids, IA

10. The Gardens Of Cedar Rapids

5710 Dean Road Sw, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52404

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 853-5446

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Stoney Point Retirement Home, Cedar Rapids, IA

11. Stoney Point Retirement Home

1900 Stoney Point Road SW, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52404

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 867-8105

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Cedar Village Senior Residences, Cedar Rapids, IA

12. Cedar Village Senior Residences

193 Jacolyn Dr NW, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52405

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (877) 874-4734

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Asbury House, Senior Independent Living, Cedar Rapids, IA

13. Asbury House, Senior Independent Living

378 27th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52404

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (877) 876-4096

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7 matching communities nearby Cedar Rapids

1. Emery Place Assisted Living & Memory Care

901 S. Mentzer Rd., Robins, IA, 52328

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. The Villages at Marion

345 Marion Boulevard, Marion, IA, 52302

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. Rock Ridge Residential Care

401 Canton St NW, Shellsburg, IA, 52332

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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The Views Senior Living Of Marion, Marion, IA

4. The Views Senior Living Of Marion

720 Oakbrook Drive, Marion, IA, 52302

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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5. Wheatland Manor

316 E Lincolnway St, Wheatland, IA, 52777

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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6. Crestview Acres

1485 Grand Ave, Marion, IA, 52302

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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7. Winslow House Care Center

3456 INDIAN CREEK ROAD, Marion, IA, 52302

Assisted Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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What is Assisted Living?

Hundreds of thousands of American seniors utilize assisted living, a figure that is only growing. For these seniors, assisted living combines residential housing,assistance in daily activities, and some healthcare. These communities also strive to provide an atmosphere that is comfortable and engaging for their residents… Read More >

Paying for Assisted Living in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

The Cost of Assisted Living in Cedar Rapids

Assisted living facilities in Cedar Rapids share a very similar average cost with the state and the nation as a whole — less than $60 separates their monthly costs — although the difference can become quite substantial at the regional level. Iowa’s average of $4,078 per month is lower than Wisconsin’s and just below Illinois. Missouri is the most affordable, presenting roughly $1,200 per month in savings.

$4020

Cedar Rapids

$4078

Iowa

$4051

The United States

$2881

Missouri

$3800

Minnesota

$4170

Illinois

$4350

Wisconsin

In relation to nearby alternatives, Cedar Rapids performs well again. The closest area included in the survey, Iowa City, has increased costs of over 10% in assisted living and Waterloo is more expensive by almost 15%. Ames is the only surveyed city with a lower cost, which is approximately 10% more affordable than Cedar Rapids.

$4020

Cedar Rapids

$4078

Iowa

$3610

Ames

$4165

Davenport

$4350

Des Moines

$4500

Iowa City

$4579

Dubuque

$4601

Waterloo

Assisted Living Financial Assistance

Seniors who have few resources and a low income may be eligible for Iowa Medicaid and IA Health Link program, which covers the cost of care in Medicaid-funded facilities. Iowa residents who receive federal SSI benefits may also be eligible for the State Supplementary Assistance program, which can be used to pay for some medical and personal care in Medicaid-funded assisted living facilities.

View the details and learn more about applying on our Assisted Living in Iowa page.

Assisted Living Resources


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Area Agency on Aging(800) 332-5934Heritage is the local AAA for seniors in Cedar Rapids. These agencies are funded by the state as part of the Older Americans Act to provide direct services, information and referrals to the aging population and others. Seniors and caregivers can ask about long-term care facilities and insurance, health care and finances or take part in wellness and nutrition programs. Heritage is also the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) for the area.
Linn County Veterans Affairs(319) 892-5160The Linn County government serves the veteran population of Cedar Rapids with counseling, information and access to financial assistance. County Veteran Service Officers are experts on many issues affecting veterans and seniors in particular and can help in applying for the Aid and Attendance benefit as well as others that can be used to cover care costs in assisted living programs.
Linn County Department of Human Services(319) 892-6700The county DHS office in Cedar Rapids can help residents apply for Medicaid and its waiver program for Home and Community Based Services. If eligible for the waiver, the state Medicaid program pays for care received in participating assisted living facilities that accept Medicaid funding. Staff members can also help with health care concerns and older adult welfare issues or complaints.
Cedar Rapids Social Security Office(866) 495-0088Seniors and people with disabilities can apply for various federal and state benefits at the local Social Security office in Cedar Rapids or via mail and phone options. This is the application point for the State Supplementary Assistance program, as detailed in the financial assistance section, and also the federal SSI payments.
Legal Assistance for Seniors 60+(800) 992-8161Iowa Legal Aid is based in Cedar Rapids and operates this hotline for residents aged 60+ who need help with civil (non-criminal) legal matters. The free services available to eligible residents include disputes with Medicaid, Medicare or individual health care facilities, as well as long-term care communities, and various financial issues such as tax and benefits. Staff may be able to assist residents in securing state and federal benefits to cover the cost of care in assisted living if they have been wrongfully denied access.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations

In Iowa, assisted living facilities are officially referred to as assisted living programs (ALP) and are regulated by the Health Facilities Division of Iowa Department of Inspections & Appeals. Visit our Assisted Living in Iowa page for more specific regulatory information.