Sioux Falls was a great success story of the Old West, with a population that bloomed from 2,000 to 10,000 just after the railroad arrived in 1880. Only 85 people moved to town during the next 10 years, since a plague of grasshoppers invaded and wouldn't leave. Today, the bugs that don't leave are non-migratory butterflies, and seniors can visit them for $1 off regular admission at the Butterfly House & Aquarium, which is a sort of petting zoo for exotic animals.
Around 12% of 182,000 inhabitants are seniors aged 65 and over, and Sioux Falls does what it can to make them feel welcome. The city joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities in 2019. This means that the community's elected leadership has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city, county or state a great place to live for people of all ages.
Assisted living in Sioux Falls costs local seniors an average of $3,125 a month, according to the 2018 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. The average price seniors pay for similar services in the rest of the state is $3,500 a month, which is still significantly lower than the average of $4,000 a month seniors pay elsewhere in the United States.
Find your dream community with other seniors on this list of the 8 best assisted living facilities in Sioux Falls.
Trail Ridge Senior Living Community
3408 West Ralph Rogers Road, Suite 100
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Trail Ridge Senior Living Community, a faith-based retirement facility, sits on 18 acres of land in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and is conveniently close to several city amenities. Tastefully appointed studio and one-bedroom apartments provide comfortable private accommodation, while common areas serve as venues for regular activities and services that fill up the days of the residents. The facility offers a wide array of assisted living services and amenities including 24-hour caregivers, housekeeping and laundry, medication management, grooming assistance and cognitive support. Designed to promote healthy, active lifestyles for its residents, Trail Ridge's senior wellness programs adhere to the age-friendly recommendations of the International Council on Active Aging.
The Inn on Westport
4000 South Westport Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
The Inn on Westport offers vibrant living in a beautiful Sioux Falls community in South Dakota. The facility creates a supportive environment that helps seniors transition from independent to assisted living. It provides comprehensive, around-the-clock personal care services, including assistance with medication management, bathing, grooming and other activities of daily living. Residents can while away the hours by socializing with peers in the landscaped indoor, three-story atrium, recreational rooms and fireplace lounge or enjoy chef-inspired meals with their families in the private dining room. An on-site bank, full-service barber and beauty salon and complimentary Wi-Fi in common areas provide additional perks to senior living at The Inn on Westport.
Dow Rummel Village
1321 W Dow Rummel St.
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Centrally located in the city, Dow Rummel Village is just minutes away from major event venues such as the Sioux Falls Stadium, which is home to the Canaries professional baseball team. The facility provides on-site physical, occupational and speech therapies and has a nurse on duty around-the-clock. This active community boasts its own Main Street, where residents can browse the on-site gift shop, grab a sandwich at the deli or revitalize their look at the beauty salon. For seniors looking to stay active, the facility includes a wellness center with a swimming pool. Dow Rummel Village also has a chapel that offers services and programs for spiritual seniors.
Good Samaritan Society – Sioux Falls Village ALC
3901 South Marion Road
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
Good Samaritan Society - Sioux Falls Village ALC provides a continuum of care and offers a variety of living environments for different levels of care. At its Hearthstone assisted living facility, seniors can choose from one- or two-bedroom apartments, which feature a living room, private bath, kitchen appliances and basic cable TV. Residents have access to 24-house assistance, daily meals in the dining room, basic housekeeping and a personal emergency response system. Medical services such as medication administration, vital signs monitoring and periodic medication review by nurses and pharmacists are also provided. As a faith-based community, Sioux Falls Village integrates spiritual care as part of its mission.
Touchmark at All Saints
111 West 17th
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
For a luxurious retirement experience, Touchmark at All Saints pulls out all the stops. The registered Tiffany stained glass windows provide a talking point for visitors and the amenities are top-notch. An indoor heated pool and on-site massage therapy are just a few of the services available for residents. Five-star dining, regular excursions to local attractions like shopping or the Great Plains Zoo and plenty of relaxing common space combine to create a spa-like atmosphere in an assisted living community that feels like being on vacation every day of the year.
Edgewood Sioux Falls
3401 Ralph Rogers Road
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Edgewood Sioux Falls provides residents with 24-hour care and help with bathing, grooming and other daily tasks. To ensure their well-being and safety, residents are provided with a pendant they can use to contact help in an emergency, or for requesting medication management assistance. Transportation to medical appointments is also provided. Residents can challenge one another to a game of billiards or play cards in the game room, and the movie theater lets them enjoy recent releases. The helpful staff takes care of housekeeping, laundry and maintenance so seniors can spend quality time in the outdoor gardens or reading in the library.
Meadows on Sycamore
130 N. Sycamore Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57110
Located in a peaceful neighborhood in eastern Sioux Falls, Meadows on Sycamore is just a short drive from the Dawley Farm Village shopping mall, the beautiful Willow Run Golf Course and several area parks. The facility offers skilled nursing and medication management services, and dietary consultants are on hand to help manage resident nutritional needs. Residents can enjoy entertainment in the TV lounge, play a hand of cards in the game room or work out with on-site exercise equipment. The facility also offers salon services in its beauty and barber shop. In-house religious services are available to meet senior spiritual needs.
Avera Prince of Peace Retirement Community
4513 South Prince of Peace Place, Suite 1
Sioux Falls, SD 57103
The friendly staff and relaxing environment at Avera Prince of Peace Retirement Community help seniors feel a sense of home. The facility is designed with a neighborhood concept, complete with a central main street area meant to resemble downtown Sioux Falls, where assisted living residents can find a gift shop, salon, cafe and multipurpose space for group activities. All residents live in spacious, private apartments to help foster a sense of independence. Individualized services are available 24 hours a day, including housekeeping, laundry, bathing and medication management. Seniors can spend their days enjoying the sunshine in the secure courtyard area, working up a sweat in the exercise room and attending daily religious services at the on-site chapel.