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See full list of all 275 licensed assisted living homes in South Dakota for 2019. Senior Living Help enables senior citizens and their loved ones to find every licensed assisted living facility in South Dakota. If you or your loved one are trying to find a facility in any part of South Dakota with kind and loving staff who will assist with daily living tasks such as taking a bath, dressing, eating, moving around or any other activities, please browse all facility listings below by your city or county, or alternatively use the search box above to find an assisted living facility in South Dakota that is near your location.

In South Dakota, assisted living facilities are legally referred to as Assisted Living Centers. They are licensed by the Department of Health for South Dakota through the office of Health Care Facilities. This license only covers basic, limited personal care. If the senior care facility chooses to provide services for specialized needs, they must apply for a separate license.  On January 9, 2012, the Department of Health made a revision to the licensing rules separating assisted living from the regulations for medical facilities.

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Cost and Payment Options for Assisted Living in the State of South Dakota

We must first note that the rates provided here are reflective of base-costs only. They in no way reflect the extra cost of memory care or Alzheimer’s care in South Dakota. They do not reflect any additional specialized care such as Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy or stroke care. These are just to name a few. The cost for memory care alone could add $875 per month additional cost to the monthly bill. We inform you of this so that you can assess the situation for the specific senior that is in need of senior living help. We cannot determine what each individual will need but it is always a good idea to overestimate rather than under estimate so that a proper floating fund can be accumulated.

Statewide, for South Dakota the monthly cost for assisted living is $3,500. This is below the national average of $4,000 and is still 2 times cheaper than a comparable nursing home in South Dakota. The least expensive city is Sioux Falls at $3,125 and the most expensive city is Rapid City at over $4,000.

The waiver formerly known as Home and Community Based Waiver, which is now called Home and Community Based Options, will take care of personal care services for the senior in the South Dakota assisted living home but will not cover room and board. With waivers, you will be hard pressed to find one that can cover the payment for South Dakota senior housing, as they typically only cover services provided.

Room Types for Assisted Living in South Dakota

The room types are based on number of bedrooms. A one-bedroom assisted living unit in South Dakota must provide a minimum of 120 square feet and a two bedroom must provide a minimum of 200 square feet. This is not including closets, any recessed rooms or alcoves, bathrooms or wardrobes and lockers. Bedroom suites must have one bedroom 100 square feet and two-bedroom suites are 140 square feet excluding the above.

There are also regulations that govern sleeping rooms. Any room where a resident sleeps must be no less than 9ft 6in. If the assisted living center provides care for cognitively impaired residents that have Alzheimer’s or dementia, then specialized door locks and alarms must be fitted according to regulation.

At most, 2 residents can share one assisted living unit in South Dakota. If there is new construction, then a toilet room must not be shared between resident rooms. In old construction, bathrooms may serve 2 rooms but there is a 4-bed maximum. For older structures, a toilet room will be provided without the resident having to go through the main corridor.

275 Assisted Living Facilities in South Dakota

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