Assisted Living Facilities in South Dakota

Our goal is to assist you in finding the best available independent and assisted living facilities in the state of South Dakota. There are more than three thousand South Dakota Assisted Living Facilities to select from. Just Click on the county of your interest below to see the list of South Dakota assisted living facilities available in your area.

Senior Living Facilities can be the best solution for many seniors in South Dakota who value their independence, yet need some assistance with daily needs.   If they want to live an active and fulfilling life, senior assisted living may be the right choice. If you know a senior in South Dakota that could benefit from assisted living, there are many to choose from, offering varying degrees of independence. 

The need for assisted living in South Dakota has been growing to keep pace with the ever increasing number of seniors in the state. This page lists several assisted living and other senior care options in South Dakota, offeried varying levels of service and care for the elderly.

We hope that we can be helpful in your quest to find the right assisted living in South Dakota.

Please select a County to view the Directory of South Dakota Assisted Living Facilities:

Aurora CountyBeadle CountyBennett County
Bon Homme CountyBrookings CountyBrown County
Brule CountyButte CountyCampbell County
Charles Mix CountyClark CountyClay County
Codington CountyCuster CountyDavison County
Day CountyDeuel CountyDouglas County
Edmunds CountyFall River CountyFaulk County
Grant CountyGregory CountyHaakon County
Hamlin CountyHand CountyHughes County
Hutchinson CountyKingsbury CountyLake County
Lawrence CountyLincoln CountyLyman County
Marshall CountyMccook CountyMcpherson County
Meade CountyMiner CountyMinnehaha County
Moody CountyPennington CountyPerkins County
Roberts CountySpink CountyTripp County
Turner CountyUnion CountyWalworth County
Yankton County

Please select a City to view the Assisted Living Facilities:

AberdeenArlingtonArmourBelle Fourche
BeresfordBlack HawkBonesteelBowdle
ChamberlainClarkClear LakeColton
CorsicaCusterDakota DunesDe Smet
Dell RapidsEdgemontElk PointElkton
HosmerHot SpringsHowardHuron
IpswichIreneKimballLake Norden
Lake PrestonLeadLemmonLennox
RamonaRapid CityRedfieldRoscoe
SelbySioux FallsSioux FallsSisseton
White LakeWhitewoodWhitewoodWilmot

See a list of the Cost of Assisted Living in South Dakota - 2011

Assisted Living Centers

While assisted living centers have been available in South Dakota for many years, the growth and availability of assisted living has had a dramatic
increase since the early 1990s. Assisted living is a residential alternative that promotes maximum independence for each resident through a combination of supportive services and assistance. The definition of assisted living from one state to another may vary and so will the cost and types of service. Assisted living centers vary in size, style and the optional services they may offer. Small family style living or the larger complex of units can be found in South Dakota. Some facilities are operated by nonprofit organizations, while others are proprietary. In addition, some facilities may be co-located or affiliated with a hospital or nursing facility. Assisted living centers may accept certain restricted admissions if they meet additional licensing requirements under SD Administrative Rules 44:04:04:12.

In South Dakota, the Department of Health is responsible for the licensure and inspection of assisted living centers. The Administrative Rules of South Dakota, Article 44:04, Medical Facilities, specifies the requirements for staffing, operating and resident care.

Cost of Assisted Living inSouth Dakota

The cost of assisted living will obviously vary depending on the location, the size of the residential unit, and the optional services selected by the individual. The majority of residents in assisted living pay privately. South Dakota is able to assist with payment for assisted living in the following situations:
1. An individual would have to make application for longterm care for Medicaid assistance and have the facility willing to accept the payment for care of the resident.

2. Certain assisted living centers have met criteria to provide waiver services to individuals age 65 years of age and older and who have been determined to meet financial eligibility and have a condition which would prevent them from selfadministration of medications. Not all facilities have chosen to participate in these programs. You should check with the facility administrator or the Department of Social Services to determine if the facility participates. A frequently asked question is what happens when a person enters an assisted living center paying privately and at some point in time needs assistance to pay for his or her care? An individual would make application to the Department of Social Services for long-term care Medicaid assistance. Through this process, financial eligibility for the program would be determined as well as an assessment to determine the need for this type of care. The application process may take up to 45 days so the individual would need to make arrangements for payment during this time.

Adult Foster Care

Adult Foster Care homes provide room, board and general supervision of personal care services in a family home. Adult Foster Care can meet the needs of adults who require periodic or regular assistance with activities of daily living, but do not require nursing services. Examples of "activities of daily living" include: dressing, bathing, eating, brushing teeth, or combing hair.

Adult Foster Care homes may serve both private-pay and state-pay individuals. The Department of Social Services is responsible for case management services to individuals age 60 and over and receiving state payment.

It's a good idea to learn as much as possible about all the assisted living options that are available in your area. They could be called Residential Living Facilities, Adult Foster Homes, or Home Care Centers in your location. Everything you read and each facility you visit will help you to get closer to determining your own need. There are adult family homes, retirement communities, board and care homes, assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities and other options. Learning about the costs of assisted living and how to cover those costs is also very important. With all these options, and maybe because there are so many choices, it can be overwhelming. There's nothing wrong with getting help.

A few of the services offered by assisted living placement services are:
1) Help Determine if Assisted Living is Right for You
2) Determining the level of care needed
3) Locating the home or facility best suited to your needs
4) Helping you to negotiate the lowest possible price for you and your family
5) Helping you with finanacial planning so that your resources can be used wisely to cover the costs involved
6) Ensuring that the facility you choose is able to handle any special needs that you may have.

There are placement agencies that will be pleased to help you sort through the maze and make the best choice for your loved one. This is their field of expertise and they are happy to share the knowledge they've gathered with you. A few of our favorites are A Place For Mom, Elderlink, and Assisted Living. In Southern California and Southern Arizona, one of our favorites is Assisted Living Placements. Most referral agencies (sometimes called placement agencies) will provide their services free of charge.