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

  • Sorted through 11 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 15 hours researching assisted living communities in Waterloo
  • Read more than 85 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 Waterloo is $4,567, which is higher than the state average of $4,367 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 Waterloo, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 11 communities in the Waterloo area. Trusted Communities’s team of researchers spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Waterloo 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.

Arlington Place Oelwein
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites
Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Respite
Assisted Living: $4,867, Independent Living: $2,500, Memory Care: $6,400
Arlington Place Oelwein strives to meet the needs of residents through comprehensive and quality assisted living services that promote independent and active lifestyles. Compassionate and empathetic caregivers provide warm and respectful assistance with daily tasks like dressing, bathing and personal grooming to help improve quality of life and give a sense of purpose. Housekeeping and laundry services take away the burden of household chores, freeing up time to take advantage of first-class amenities and activities. Wireless emergency pendants allow seniors to call for help at the touch of a button. Residents can treat themselves to a new look with a visit to the on-site beauty salon. Fitness programs designed specifically for seniors help residents build strength and improve circulation. There is ample opportunity for social engagement with games of bingo, Yahtzee, dominoes and scrabble and movie matinees and happy hours.
What Residents are Saying:
Family members can't thank the outstanding staff members enough for the love bestowed upon their loved ones towards the end. One indebted reviewer said, "My father-in-law lived there for nearly a year. He loved it. And as he neared the end of his life the staff was wonderful."
4.80 out of 5 stars
(5) Reviews
1101 3rd St. SW., Oelwein, IA 50662
Arlington Place of Grundy Center
Bickford of Cedar Falls
Birdee Cottage Assisted Living & Memory Care
CedarStone, A Senior Living Community
Friendship Village Retirement Community
Lakeview Lodge
Oak Park Estates Assisted Living and Memory Care
Rose of Waterloo
Windhaven Assisted Living Center

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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