Senior citizen housing in Cedar Rapids

When considering the factors that play a part in making a city a great place to live, people often turn to a pretty common list: parks, schools, crime rate, affordability and health of the economy.  

In addition, many want to know if there is adequate care available for either their aging parents or themselves, once they reach a certain stage in life.

As reported last year in The Gazette, Cedar Rapids is experiencing something of a boom in assisted living facilities, with developers proposing more than $47 million in developments that will bring more rooms for senior citizens and more jobs for skilled nurses and medical practitioners.

One of these projects, The Gardens, is an affordable continuing care retirement community currently under construction in the southwest part of town, just off Highway 30. Once completed, the facilities will offer many services at various levels of care to meet the diverse needs of the senior community.

Of course, this is far from the only senior housing facility in Cedar Rapids. With almost 50 communities, and many more either being built or in the planning stages, the city is fast becoming a center for affordable and quality senior care.

In-home alternatives

Because many are not ready to leave their homes but need help with daily tasks around the house, a growing number of in-home senior care services have stepped in to help individuals continue to live in their home. The caregivers who work with senior citizens are highly trained, patient individuals. There are a number of agencies in Cedar Rapids offering different care packages at different prices.

When looking for the right caregiver, be sure to interview several agencies, get references and thoroughly understand their policies.

With so many options available, it’s no wonder that in 2015, the AARP ranked Cedar Rapids as the seventh-best mid-sized community on its livability index for those over 50 years of age.

To learn more about what makes Cedar Rapids a great place to live at any stage of your life, talk to a Coldwell Banker Hedges Realtor® today. With years of experience, they know the area, and can help you find an ideal place to settle down and call home.

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