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

  • Sorted through 16 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 15 hours researching assisted living communities in Marion
  • Read more than 125 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 Marion is $4,450, 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 Marion, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 16 communities in the Marion area. Trusted Communities’s team of researchers spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Marion 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
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Assisted Living, Memory Care
Assisted Living: $4,715
Bickford of Marion is a welcoming, pet-friendly senior community designed to feel like home. It's conveniently located near a number of shops, restaurants and daily conveniences, though are plenty of amenities on-site to help simplify seniors' daily lives. Through the Bread Basket Scratch Kitchen dining program, residents enjoy chef-prepared meals and fresh-baked bread every day. A robust life enrichment program provides a full calendar of daily activities for seniors of a variety of interests, such as exercise classes, arts and crafts, volunteer projects and group outings. Caregivers are available 24 hours a day to assist with daily tasks, including medication management. Each resident is given an individualized care plan specific to their needs that's reviewed every 90 days to ensure they are getting the optimal level of support. The community also offers a dedicated memory care program for seniors with Alzheimer's.
What Residents are Saying:
Bickford of Marion is known for its "wonderful environment," but what sets it apart is its "skilled staff overflowing with positive energy." The son of a resident shares that in his family's experience, saying, "The staff, nurses, and management could not have been more caring and helpful during her stay. Our family was very thankful we chose Bickford."
3.75 out of 5 stars
(8) Reviews
1100 Linden Dr., Marion, IA 52302
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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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