Northcrest Community

The Life Care Difference

Why should I move to Northcrest?

Moving to Northcrest is a choice that provides you with carefree independent living for the rest of your life; free of the burdens of home maintenance, lawn care, and snow removal. Northcrest offers you the opportunity to pursue activities and events that perhaps you didn’t previously have the time to do, such as volunteering, attending Lifelong Learning classes at Iowa State University, playing bridge, bowling, golfing, or attending the numerous events available at ISU.

Moving to Northcrest provides you with an extended family of residents and staff that creates our unique atmosphere of a home. 

One of the most important and beneficial reasons for you to move to Northcrest is the guaranteed Life Care commitment that we make to each and every resident.

What is Life Care?

Life Care is a unique concept that provides a crucial level of financial protection to safeguard against future medical and cost of living expenses. Northcrest makes a huge commitment to everyone who moves here - that no matter what happens, we will be here to meet your physical and financial needs. 

When you come to Northcrest through independent living, you are guaranteed to have a home and full Life Care for the rest of your life. If and when you move to Assisted Living or the Health Center on a permanent basis, the monthly fee that you are paying for your apartment or townhome is the fee that follows you to Assisted Living and the Health Center. The only additions to the monthly fee are a meal charge and perhaps an enhanced level of care fee.


1 BR apartment monthly fee                $ 1,727

Meal charge                                             $   903

Total monthly fee:             $ 2,630 for Assisted Living or Health Center living


With the rising cost of long-term health care, monthly costs for assisted living and nursing care can quickly escalate to amounts in excess of $9,000 per month. Northcrest's Life Care program offers protection from paying catastrophic long-term care expenses  - freedom that empowers our residents to focus on living a full life after retirement.

Northcrest also realizes that some people may outlive their assets. If that happens, our Life Care commitment provides financial support to the resident. No one is ever asked to leave Northcrest because of a lack of funds.

Never worry about escalating health care costs OR COST OF LIVING EXPENSES if your health care needs change.
 Life Care provides you with a lifetime of care and financial security!
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