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

  • Sorted through 13 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 15 hours researching assisted living communities in Rapid City
  • Read more than 100 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 Rapid City is $4,300, which is higher than the state average of $3,638 and the same as 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 Rapid City, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 13 communities in the Rapid City area. Trusted Communities’s team of researchers spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Rapid City 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.

Dakota Hills Assisted Living
Private Rooms, Shared Rooms
Assisted Living
Not Listed
Dakota Hills Assisted Living is housed in a converted residential home in a peaceful neighborhood. The small size of the community ensures that all residents receive personalized care and assistance and that everyone is treated like family. A team of caregivers is always on hand to assist seniors with the tasks of daily living and medication management. The community focuses on assisting veterans and can help veterans to apply for benefits that help them to pay for assisted living. Three home-cooked meals are served family-style each day in the dining room and residents are encouraged to spend time socializing over meals. The dining room is where seniors can spend time with family and friends or take part in activities such as card games, Bible studies, puzzles, watching TV and listening to music.
What Residents are Saying:
Residents appreciate the small size of the community and the comfortable, homelike atmosphere. They like that community is in a peaceful neighborhood but it is still conveniently close to downtown shops and restaurants. Family members are impressed by the high ratio of staff to residents and the level of compassionate care provided by the staff.
5.00 out of 5 stars
(2) Reviews
1124 2nd St., Sturgis, SD 57785
Edgewood Rapid City
Fairmont Grand
Good Samaritan Society St Martin Village Heritage Place
Key City Retirement Home
Morningstar Assisted Living
Peaceful Pines Senior Living Community
There's A Hart
Victorian Assisted Living
Westhills Village

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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