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Page Reviewed / Updated – December 21, 2022

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Located on the border of Iowa and Nebraska, Sioux City is ranked among the top 10 most livable cities in the United States. Livability draws many seniors who are looking for convenient access to amenities and affordable living options. Of the 85,617 people who call Sioux City home, 13.5%, or 11,560 people, are aged 65 and older.

Several factors draw seniors to Sioux City. First, the cost of living is much lower in this community than in the rest of the United States, and it is also lower than in Iowa overall. Second, the community has many medical amenities, including the UnityPoint Health hospital. Active seniors will find many interesting things to do in this community, including touring the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center or exploring the Sergeant Floyd monument and museum.

Seniors who need additional care may choose one of Sioux City’s assisted living communities for their retirement. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2021, assisted living in Sioux City costs an average of $4,148 a month. This is about $200 less than the state’s average cost of $4,367, and it is $400 less than the national average.

When looking for an assisted living community in Sioux City, consider one of these top choices.

Bickford of Sioux City

Bickford of Sioux City tops our list of assisted living communities because of its many amenities and services. Here, seniors benefit from a robust Life Enrichment program that includes daily activities, outings and community involvement. Pet therapy, performances and young people visiting from local schools and daycare facilities are common activities throughout each week. The Bread Basket Scratch Kitchen prepares home-style food from quality ingredients and local produce to meet the nutritional needs of each senior. Food is prepared in order to ensure every person receives their meal the way they like it.

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Whispering Creek Retirement Community

Whispering Creek Retirement Community is in a residential neighborhood with views of the countryside and a golf course. This assisted living community features a private parking garage for residents who bring their own vehicles with them, adding security to the independent lifestyle offered. For those who prefer not to drive, the community has transportation services available. Each apartment home has a kitchenette, so residents can prepare their own meals and snacks if they wish. They also feature large closets to provide plenty of storage. Three spacious floor plans help residents find the right home for them.

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  • Chef-prepared meals served restaurant-style
  • Housekeeping and laundry services

The Heritage at Northern Hills

We chose The Heritage at Northern Hills because of its many senior-focused services. Here, the staff strives to provide just the right amount of support so seniors can stay as independent as they want while getting help when they need it. All support is given discreetly, so residents maintain their dignity. Meals are served restaurant-style three times a day, and snacks are available, as well. Garages are available for residents who have their own cars, and small pets can come with their owners. There is even a beauty salon and library for residents to use.

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  • Private apartments with window treatments and individual climate control
  • Cable television and Wi-Fi included

Floyd Place

Floyd Place in nearby Sergeant Bluff provides compassionate care to residents. Each day a range of activities are provided to match the interests of the seniors living here. Exercise classes, movie nights and ice cream socials are just some examples of the types of services provided. As often as possible, residents are encouraged to spend time outdoors, and groups such as bird-watching or walking clubs are part of the services provided. This is a pet-friendly community.

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  • Regular outings to town for local events
  • One-bedroom and studio apartments are available

Azria Health Regency Square

Just across the Iowa-Nebraska state line in South Sioux City, Azria Health Regency Square is another of our top choices for local assisted living care. We chose this community because of its specialized care programs, provided for residents' unique health needs such as back injuries, neurological or stroke care, and orthopedic care. Seniors who choose this community have a worry-free lifestyle, as housekeeping and maintenance are provided. A customized dining program provides the option for alternate meals that are not on the menu, so each senior receives the food they enjoy.

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Continental Springs

Personal care services are what make Continental Springs stand out as a premium assisted living community in the Sioux City region. Instead of providing a set list of assisted living services, this community provides personalized care based on residents’ needs and preferences. Each day, community activities help encourage socialization and physical or mental activity. Scheduled transportation makes it easy to get into town, and the kitchen readily accommodates special dietary needs. Apartments come with full kitchenettes, and residents can bring small pets with them.

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Accura HealthCare of Sioux City

Accura HealthCare of Sioux City offers a community that provides recreational activities throughout each week. The goal here is to create therapeutic recreation programs that encourage residents to build strength and mental acuity while enjoying their recreation time. The community has a library with a fireplace that is a popular location for lectures and entertainment, and an outdoor garden with raised beds lets residents show off their green thumbs.

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