At Charter Senior Living of Northpark Place, Residential Care residents live worry-free and with as much independence as possible. The support of personalized senior care services – including assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) – a full social calendar and convenient services and amenities make senior living feel less restrictive and much more liberating.

Our Residential Care lifestyle promotes choice, dignity, privacy, independence and individuality. While care and supervision are readily available, it’s our personalized approach to different levels of care that sets us apart and helps older adults thrive.

We improve quality of life through:

  • Safe, family-like residential settings
  • Exceptional services
  • Meaningful relationships among residents and staff
  • Inspiring care that enhances everyday life and the human spirit

From the moment a resident joins our Charter Senior Living of Northpark Place family, our priority is to get to know their likes, dislikes, goals and aspirations. It’s why residents and their families feel inspired and fulfilled by our Residential Care community.


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You may be wondering how senior Residential Care services differ from services provided at an Assisted Living facility. To begin, Residential Care homes, sometimes called “adult family homes” or “group homes,” are located in residential neighborhoods.

These homes are equipped to house and provide care to no more than 10 residents at one time. For those who don’t necessarily need 24/7 care and are seeking private rooms with a more homey feel, residential communities like ours at Charter Senior Living of Northpark Place are the way to go.


Our Souix City, Iowa, senior living community provides Residential Care services and amenities that go beyond what nursing homes and other care facilities offer. Residents no longer have to worry about housekeeping, home maintenance, or finding support when help is needed. Our services and amenities include:

  • Three meals per day and unlimited snacks
  • Weekly housekeeping and laundry
  • Frequent assistance and support
  • In-home emergency call system
  • Pet-friendly community
  • Comfortable, private rooms that meet different styles and budgets
  • Personalized care and assistance with ADLs like bathing, dressing, and other daily tasks
  • Access to on-site therapies provided by locally licensed partners
  • Ask the Expert with Sylvia Kurinsky – a personalized, senior living advisor who specializes in mediating familial communications and helping families navigate the journey to senior living


Those in Residential Care can live independently from the comfort of their own private rooms. The cost of Residential Care and what’s typically included in monthly fees depends on the resident’s specific needs. Learn more about our well-appointed rooms and spacious layouts.


We’re not your typical Residential Care community; we’re all about experiencing life to its fullest. Residential Care residents at Charter Senior Living of Northpark Place enjoy full social calendars designed to keep them active, engaged and living well.

Programs are tailored to residents’ personal interests and needs, no matter their age or abilities. Some resident-favorite Residential Care activities include:

  • Craft corner
  • Meditations
  • Rhythm and motion fitness classes
  • Walking club
  • Outings to local shops, restaurants, and attractions
  • Candy Bingo
  • Journaling Club
  • Think Tank

Ask The Expert

Our goal at Charter Senior Living is to help family caregivers and their loved ones navigate aging to the best of their abilities. One way we do this is through our newest resource, Ask the Expert, with Sylvia Kurinsky.

Sylvia is our go-to Charter expert and Certified Dementia Practitioner offering personalized senior living advice, mediating familial communications, and enhancing the human spirit through an honest and kind approach. Assisted Living is one of her specialties, among several others, which include:

  • Gaining a deep understanding of what seniors and their families want and need
  • Developing specialized strategies for the senior who refuses to move no matter how unsafe their home has become
  • Helping adult children care for their parents
  • Working with complicated family dynamics to ease the process of searching for a senior living solution

Sylvia is here to help. Get all your questions answered today.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Residential Care and a nursing home?

Overall, the main difference between Residential Care and care offered in a nursing home is that nursing homes provide medical and personal care in a clinical setting, while Residential Care primarily provides personal care in a homelike, social setting.

Who qualifies for Residential Care?

Seniors whose health or well-being requires a higher level of support or those who would benefit from a healthier lifestyle and social engagement. Most communities conduct a health assessment that follows state regulations to determine what level of care or assistance is best for each individual.

Do you offer Respite Care or trial stays at your community?

Yes! For family caregivers who need relief or a temporary care solution, we also provide Short-Term Stays. Just Like Home Respite Care provides all the amenities and Residential Care services offered to full-time residents.

This offering is one of our many Residential Care lifestyle benefits. Your needs are important to us, so our goal is to provide personalized service and satisfaction every moment of every day.

What kind of services does Residential Care provide?

Residential Care communities give older adults personalized care in a residential setting. Most communities – including Charter Senior Living Residential Care communities – provide services that include:

  • One to three meals a day
  • Monitoring of medication
  • Personal care, including dressing and bathing
  • Housekeeping and laundry
  • Some medical services
  • Social and recreational activities
  • Care coordination
  • Mobility assistance
  • Complimentary transportation

Some Residential Care communities offer respite care or Short-Term Stays. Additionally, some communities offer access to home care services for those who may need more assistance than is provided at the community but who are not yet ready for a skilled nursing care center.

How much does Residential Care cost?

The Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020 estimates the regional median monthly rate for Residential Care is $3,750, which breaks down to around $123 per day. To put that into some context, the same survey says a private room in a nursing home will cost around $231 per day ($7,026 per month). Home health aide services average $165 per day. At Charter Senior Living of Northpark Place, monthly rates start at $2,430.

Who pays for Residential Care?

While your personal health insurance coverage continues and your pharmaceutical coverage continues, Medicare typically doesn’t pay the costs for Residential Care. Most Residential Care residents pay for this kind of care from their personal resources or with help from coverage provided by long-term care insurance. Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefits can help cover the cost for eligible Veterans and surviving spouses who are over age 65.