Highest/Lowest Daily Rates
Nursing home costs in Iowa are far below the national average. With a daily cost for a semi-private room of $175, it is $45 less than the national median for all states, which is $220.
The highest nursing home rate (semi-private room) of $270 was reported in Ames. A full year of care at that rate would be $98,550.
The record-high rate could be from a single exceptional facility, and is not typical of all nursing homes. The median rate for the Ames area is much less, at $172/day.
The median rate is the middle point between the highest and lowest. It is similar to an average, but not exactly the same.
The lowest median rate in the state was $157 per day; in the Davenport-Moline-Rock Island area.
The median rate for the entire state was $175 per day for a semi-private room, and $187 for a private room.