In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Cedar Rapids area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 46 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 24 hours researching assisted living communities in Cedar Rapids
  • Read more than 128 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 16 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Cedar Rapids is $4,020, which is very similar to the state average of $4,078 and the national average of $4,051.

Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)
Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)

Christina is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) who is passionate about seniors and their families. Along with her staff, Christina works hands-on with each client to find the best solutions for the challenges that often come with aging.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Cedar Rapids, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 46 communities in the Cedar Rapids area. Trusted Communities spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Cedar Rapids area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

Bickford of Marion
Assisted Living, Memory Care
Bickford of Marion is a family-owned and operated retirement community offering a warm and homelike atmosphere. A registered nurse is on staff, and trained caregivers are available around-the-clock to assist with mobility, personal care and medication management. A remote call system is in place in case of an emergency. Residents can participate in an array of social activities, including day trips, pet therapy, live entertainment and theme days. Three enticing meals and freshly baked bread are served daily, prepared using high-quality, fresh ingredients according to the Bread Basket Scratch Kitchen program. A variety of restrictive diets can be accommodated, including gluten-free, diabetic and low-sodium. Guests are always welcome to join for meals, and a private dining space is available for family gatherings.
What Residents are Saying:
Reviewers have high praise for the compassionate staff. "The staff, nurses, and management could not have been more caring and helpful during her stay. Our family was very thankful we chose Bickford for our mother," said one. "Skilled staff overflowing with positive energy. Wonderful environment," said another.
4.80 out of 5
(5) Reviews
1100 Linden Dr.,
Marion, IA 52302
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Emerson Point
Emery Place
Garnett Place
Grand Living at Indian Creek
Irving Point
Meth-Wick Community
Prairie Hills Senior Living
Stoney Point Meadows
Terrace Glen Village
The Gardens of Cedar Rapids
The Keystones of Cedar Rapids
The Views of Marion
The Villages at Marion

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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