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

  • Sorted through 15 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 15 hours researching assisted living communities in Council Bluffs
  • Read more than 120 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 10 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 Council Bluffs is $4,523, which is higher than the state average of $4,073 and also higher than the national average of $4,300.

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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 Council Bluffs, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 15 communities in the Council Bluffs area. Trusted Communities’s team of researchers spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Council Bluffs 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.

Amelia Place
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments
Assisted Living, Respite
Amelia Place is a bright and modern assisted living home with an accessible single-floor layout and a vibrant atmosphere. This Enlivant senior living community is located in an idyllic residential development in eastern Council Bluffs, tucked in a lush campus with surrounding tree groves. It's close to Valley View Village Mall and less than 3 miles from Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital and CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs. The home's extensive main courtyard has a pergola-covered patio, raised gardening beds and wide walking paths. Residents can also enjoy quiet time outside in the smaller courtyard and at the front porch. Cozy and well-lit spaces include a fireside lobby, movie room, chapel and a community room with a kitchen. Residents are individually supported through tailored personal care, nursing oversight, medication management, and necessary care for diabetes and other similar chronic conditions.
What Residents are Saying:
People love the community's outstanding environment. One reviewer comments, "I cannot say enough wonderful things about Amelia Place. It's a cozy, comfortable facility that made my Dad feel at home … The food is delicious. The staff are simply amazing. They took such great care of my Dad and treated him as if he were a part of their own family."
4.24 out of 5 stars
(37) Reviews
57 W. Ferndale Dr., Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Bethany Heights
Bickford of Omaha Hickory
Heritage Ridge
Hickory Villa
Primrose Retirement Community of Council Bluffs
Southview Heights
St. Joseph Tower Assisted Living
The Heritage at Fox Run
Via Christe

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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