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Cost of Iowa Nursing Homes

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of skilled nursing in Iowa is $5,323 per month.

The monthly base rate for Iowa nursing homes 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 a in Iowa. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

The rate for a is typically higher. In Iowa, the average cost is $5,688.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

South Dakota$6,064

Iowa Nursing Home Statistics

Iowa contains 443 certified Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes. These nursing homes have a total of 31,147 available beds for skilled nursing residents and at the time when we updated this data 77% of those beds were full. The overall average Medicare 5 Star Quality rating for Iowa skilled nursing homes is 3.6 which ranks 22 nationally.

Below, we display graphs that show the breakdowns of various important quality ratings and other helpful statistics for skilled nursing facilities in Iowa. You can use these statistics to compare an individual nursing home against the averages of the other Iowa facilities.

Overall Ratings of Iowa Nursing Homes

Capacity of Skilled Nursing Facilities in Iowa

Ownership of Nursing Homes in Iowa

Percent of Iowa Nursing Homes in a Hospital

Percent of Iowa Facilities that are in Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Percent of Iowa Skilled Nursing Facilities with Counseling

Number of Complaints in the Past Year per Skilled Nursing Facility in Iowa

Helpful Iowa Consumer Agencies

Billing Medicare

Part A bills and services, hospital care, skilled nursing care, and fraud.

Fiscal Intermediary
Noridian Administrative Services
Tollfree: (800) 633-4227
Tollfree Notes: 1-800-MEDICARE

Part B bills and services.

Noridian Administrative Services
Tollfree: (800) 633-4227
Tollfree Notes: 1-800-MEDICARE

General Medicare Information

Information on local seminars and health fairs on Medicare health plan choices, or to report a complaint directly to CMS.

CMS RO - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Regional Office
CMS, Kansas City Regional Office
Local: (816) 426-2866

Medigap policies available in my area, and insurance questions.

State Department of Insurance
Insurance Division of Iowa
Local: (515) 281-5705
Tollfree: (877) 955-1212

Medigap policies, long-term care insurance, Medicare health plan choices, Medicare rights and protections, and help with filing an appeal.

SHIP -- State Health Insurance Assistance Program
Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)
Local: (515) 281-6867
Tollfree: (800) 351-4664

Health Care Facilities and Services in Your Area

Finding a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) closest to me to help me lower my health care costs. FQHCs include community health centers, tribal health clinics, migrant health services, and health centers for the homeless.

Primary Care Association
Primary Care Association of Iowa and Nebraska
Local: (515) 244-9610
Tollfree: (877) 244-9612

To find a hospice program in my area.

State Hospice Organization
Hospice Organization of Iowa
Local: (515) 243-1046
Tollfree: (800) 240-1046

Other Health Insurance Programs

Health based programs and services.

State Health Departments
Iowa Department of Public Health
Local: (515) 281-7689
Tollfree: (866) 227-9878
Spanish: (515) 281-7230

Low-income programs (such as Medicaid) to help pay medical bills.

State Medical Assistance Office
Department of Human Services of Iowa
Local: (515) 725-1003
Tollfree: (800) 338-8366

Quality of Care/Complaints

Complaints about quality of care, and filing an appeal or complaint.

QIO -- Quality Improvement Organization (formerly PRO - Peer Review Organization)
Iowa Foundation For Medical Care
Local: (515) 223-2900
Tollfree: (800) 752-7014

Obtaining information on nursing homes or resolving problems between nursing homes and residents or their families.

Department of Elder Affairs of Iowa
Local: (515) 725-3333
Tollfree: (800) 532-3213

Where to submit a complaint about the quality of life or quality of care inside a nursing home.

Nursing Home State Survey Agency
Department of Inspections and Appeals of Iowa - Health Facilities Division
Local: (515) 281-4115
Tollfree: (877) 686-0027
Tollfree Notes: Complaint Hotline

For national organizations, see our list of senior care resources

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