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While nursing homes in South Dakota do not quite reach the affordability of other senior living options, where the state ranks first, South Dakota long term care retirement homes still sit near the Top 10. Collectively, South Dakota is an affordable state with a good reputation for quality senior care.

Aside from winters that can get a little chilly, South Dakota housing costs and cost of living are phenomenal. The state boasts a good healthcare system and a number of different skilled nursing facilities. Whether you or a loved one is seeking treatment for short term care, rehabilitation, or long-term care in South Dakota, a provider can help.

South Dakota Nursing Home Costs

South Dakota nursing homes cost less than the national average. The typical semi-private room in the state goes for $178 per day. The national average is $225 per day, which means nearly $45 in savings per day. Over a month that means elderly residents in South Dakota long term care facilities save over $1,300 per month, and $16,200 per year. The savings really add up over time!

Private rooms for South Dakota nursing homes cost slightly more per day. The average for the state is $193 per day, or approximately $70,400 per year. The cost for a semi-private or private room for long term care in South Dakota is dependent on location. Affordable nursing homes in South Dakota are commonly found in Rapid City, where the larger city has great selection and variety of skilled nursing facilities.

Throughout the state, people may discover rates as low as $135 per day and as high as $215 per day. It all depends on what services and amenities you are seeking. South Dakota retirements homes rank around 10th or 12th in various nursing home rankings. Most publications place South Dakota long term care rates near what residents would pay in the south, say Georgia or Alabama.

South Dakota Nursing Home / Skilled Nursing - Amenities

Less than one million people live in South Dakota so competition for quality skilled nursing care is not too fierce. The slower pace of living and conservative lifestyle is ideal for many residents.

The best nursing homes in South Dakota provide top notch skilled nursing. Standard amenities include routine checkups, overnight monitoring, administration of meds, food preparation and serving, and regularly scheduled programs and activities provided for elderly residents throughout the day.

Who are South Dakota Nursing Homes for?

If you or a loved one is seeking short term care in South Dakota for rehabilitation from a serious operation or personal injury, trained staff can get you on the road to recovery. This temporary housing and care solution provides more hands-on medical assistance and quality rehabilitation than what you would receive at home.

Long term care in North Dakota features a new home for you or a loved one. Trained staff can assist with a variety of daily functions, serve nutritional meals, provide daily activities and help with specialized care. For those unfortunately suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s, wards are specialized to handle serious cognitive disabilities along with chronic pain and diseases.

There are a total of 110 nursing homes in South Dakota that South Dakota senior citizen residents can take advantage of. South Dakota nursing facilities can be part of larger nursing care communities, including continuing care, dementia or Alzheimer's care communities. Most skilled nursing facilities in South Dakota will provide older adults with both long term care as well as short term rehabilitative nursing care. Most South Dakota nursing homes accept Medicaid and all will accept private pay. All nursing facilities throughout South Dakota state that you can locate through Senior Guidance are officially licensed by Medicare. provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer's or Dementia.

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