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Cost of Iowa Adult Day Care Centers

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of adult day care in Iowa is $1,300 per month.

The monthly base rate for Iowa adult day care is typically lower when compared to neighboring states. Iowa is also less expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for in Iowa. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

South Dakota$1,560

Researching Iowa Adult Day Care? Ask these questions:

  • Does Iowa require adult day care agencies to be licensed?
    If so, is the agency licensed to provide adult day care in Iowa?
  • What is the operating schedule of the Iowa adult day care center?
    Does this operating schedule comply with Iowa requirements?
  • Does the adult day care agency meet Iowa's minimum standards?
    These would cover Iowa requirements for having a proper emergency plan, proper nutrition for meals, snacks and beverages, identification of the health needs of the clients and proper social services attention.
  • What staff are available at the adult day care center?
    Does the staff meet the Iowa requirements?
  • How does the adult day care agency handle medication administration?
    Ensure the management of medication by the agency meets Iowa guidelines.
  • Does Iowa require the adult day care facility to have an ample means of transportation?
    If so, what type for transportation does the adult day care center offer?
  • Are there specific dementia requirements for adult day care in Iowa?
    Find out if and how the agency serves Alzheimer's and dementia participants.
  • Does Iowa review and inspect adult day care centers?
    If so, what was the latest rating of the center? Have complaints been filed?
  • Does Medicaid cover adult day care services in Iowa?
    If you cannot afford the service, does the agency accept Iowa Medicaid waivers?

Helpful Iowa Resources for Seniors

Looking for guidance about your care? The local Iowa long-term care ombudsman can help offer guidance about your care needs. Your Iowa ombudsman is a helpful resource. You can contact them at:
Department of Elder Affairs of Iowa
Local: (515) 725-3333
Tollfree: (800) 532-3213
As a Iowa Medicare or Medigap consumer, do you have questions about your policy and coverage options? The Iowa state department of insurance can help, contact at:
Insurance Division of Iowa
Local: (515) 281-5705
Tollfree: (877) 955-1212
Are you familiar with every health-based program available to Iowa residents? There may be Iowa health-based programs and services that you are not aware of. Contact your Iowa Health Department at the following:
Iowa Department of Public Health
Local: (515) 281-7689
Tollfree: (866) 227-9878
Spanish: (515) 281-7230
Are you in Iowa and are on a low income or having trouble covering your medical bills? There may be help. Contact your Iowa medical assistance office at:
Department of Human Services of Iowa
Local: (515) 256-4606
Tollfree: (800) 338-8366
Are you familiar with the Iowa Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

Iowa Area Agencies on the Aging provide numerous services and assistance to those 60 and over. Your local AAA offers guidance on insurance counseling, transportation, caregiver support, assistance programs and referrals and more.

Find and Contact your local Iowa AAA below:

Elderbridge Agency on Aging
Mason City, IA
(641) 424-0678
The Heritage Area Agency on Aging
Cedar Rapids, IA
(319) 398-5559
Aging Resources of Central Iowa
Des Moines, IA
(515) 255-1310
Connections Area Agency on Aging
Council Bluffs, IA
(712) 328-2540
Milestones Area Agency on Aging
Davenport, IA
(563) 324-9085
Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging
Waterloo, IA
(319) 874-6840

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