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8 Assisted Living Communities in the Marion Area

Bickford of Marion

Enriching Happiness.

  •  1100 Linden Drive, Marion, IA 52302 $$$
  • An extension of your home, your apartment is yours to personalize and decorate to your unique tastes
  • Home-style food at the Family Table
  • Registered Nurse Provides Care Coordination
  • Life Enrichment & Support Programs
  • Every customized service plan is all inclusive, with no hidden charges

Keystones of Cedar Rapids

You’ve Reached the Summit. Time to Enjoy the View.

  •  6325 Rockwell Drive, N.E., Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 $$$
  • Three nutritious meals served daily in our beautiful dining room.
  • Emergency response system in every apartment
  • All utilities, except telephone
  • Linen and housekeeping services
  • Transportation to medical, appointments and places of interest

Cottage Grove Place

Welcome to senior living at Cottage Grove Place.

  •  2115 First Avenue S.E., Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 $$$$

Entrance fees apply

  • Beautiful one- and two-bedroom floor plans from 520 to 1,516 square feet
  • Each assisted living apartment includes a living room, kitchenette with a microwave, sink and refrigerator, a large bathroom with step-in shower and a very large walk-in closet.
  • Computer rooms with Internet access
  • Restaurant-style meals
  • We have two libraries, two dining rooms and private dining rooms

Prairie Hills at Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapid's Premier Assisted Living Community

  •  2903 F Ave NW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405 $$
  • Spacious Studio, One and Two Bedroom Apartments.
  • Weekly Housekeeping Services & Personal Laundry
  • Group or Independent Dining - 3 Restaurant Style Meals
  • Exercise room - Activities Center - Dance Floor
  • Pets Welcome - Rooftop Garden for Relaxing

Corridor Crossing Place

Senior Living, Reimagined!

  •  136 36th Avenue Southwest, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 $$$
  • 48 residential apartments and 20 memory care apartments all on one level for easy access
  • Our services focus on wellness to help you maintain your health, so you can live as independently as possible
  • Corridor Crossing Place feels like home the moment you walk through the doors
  • Conveniently located in a residential area close to downtown Cedar Rapids, with its many shops, banks, restaurants, the Westdale and Lindale malls
  • Private one-room or semi-private two-room suites

Keystone Place at Forevergreen

You’ve Reached the Summit. Time to Enjoy the View.

  •  1275 W Forevergreen Rd, North Liberty, IA 52317 $$
  • No large entrance fee, buy-in or long-term commitment
  • Continuum of care including distinct independent living, assisted living, and memory care neighborhoods that reflect and accommodate resident desires and lifestyles
  • Some of the area's largest studio, one, and two bedroom/two bathroom assisted living apartment homes, many with either a balcony or patio
  • Resident-driven Life Enrichment Program supports over 150 purposeful activities each month which provide endless opportunities for residents to engage, explore, and maximize personal wellness
  • One of a select few communities offering access to a comprehensive array of on-site health services, including primary care physicians specializing in geriatric care

Windsor Manor at Vinton

Make Your Life Easy!

  •  1807 West 5th Street, Vinton, IA 52349 $$
  • 36 apartments featuring quality architecture and interior design
  • One bedroom and two bedroom options are available each apartment features a private bathroom and kitchen or kitchenette area
  • Three meals per day, laundry, housekeeping, basic cable TV, an emergency response system, 24-hour security, scheduled activities, and personal care services are included
  • The community has also been designed with apartment options to accommodate individuals who have Alzheimer's, dementia or other memory disorders

Bickford of Iowa City

Enriching Happiness.

  •  3500 Lower West Branch Road, Iowa City, IA 52245 $$$
  • An extension of your home, your apartment is yours to personalize and decorate to your unique tastes
  • Home-style food at the Family Table
  • Registered Nurse Provides Care Coordination
  • Life Enrichment & Support Programs
  • Every customized service plan is all inclusive, with no hidden charges

What are Assisted Living Communities?

Assisted living communities are not nursing homes. While definitions vary across states, an assisted living community is generally defined as a senior housing residential setting that provides or coordinates personal care services, 24-hour supervision, scheduled and unscheduled assistance, social activities, and some health-related services. Such communities provide a family atmosphere and are designed to accommodate residents’ changing care needs and preferences. They provide or arrange for the provision of daily meals and 24-hour assistance with the activities of daily living to persons living in a group residential community.

Assisted living housing can range from a handful of residents in a single home to hundreds of residents in a community that is comprised of apartment buildings, townhome villas and cottages. Amenities and services can also vary widely, from linen service and housekeeping to movie rooms, chapels, libraries, salons, pubs, billiards, private dining rooms, gyms and pools. Many communities will allow you to bring your own furnishings and in some cases, beloved pets. Personalized assessments upon move-in provide individualized care plans that are revisited regularly and updated as needs change. Some communities are also licensed to provide memory care, for residents with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, featuring separate dining areas with menus catered to residents’ nutritional needs, secure courtyards and a safe, structured environment.

Who is a candidate for Assisted Living?

Seniors who wish to maintain a level of independence but require help performing daily activities may benefit from personal care communities. It may be time to consider a move to assisted living if the following are issues:

  • Difficulty bathing or getting dressed
  • Poor hygiene
  • Household disrepair or neglect
  • Decreased mobility
  • A recent fall
  • Trouble preparing meals or nutrition needs aren’t being met
  • Missed medications
  • Isolation and loneliness
  • Financial mismanagement

What are Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)?

Assisted living communities provide help with daily tasks, such as:

  • Meals
  • Bathing and toileting
  • Getting dressed
  • Grooming
  • Laundry
  • Walking
  • Transportation to and from appointments
  • Administration of medication

What are the benefits of Assisted Living?

Not only do assisted living communities provide help with ADLs, they can provide:

  • The security of around-the-clock professional staffing
  • Social engagement in the form of planned outings and activities
  • A healthier lifestyle through nutritious meals and fitness classes
  • More free time because cooking, cleaning, and yard maintenance are someone else’s responsibility
  • Safe and reliable transportation, without auto upkeep or driving in traffic and inclement weather
  • Peace of mind from knowing that you or your loved one is being cared for, and that any changing needs will be addressed, possibly without requiring a move.

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