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River Bend Retirement Community

River Bend Retirement Community

813 Tyler St. NE

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About River Bend Retirement Community

River Bend Retirement Community was founded with the passion and belief that seniors deserve a choice in housing and care options. We feel these options must allow them to maintain their independence, dignity, and privacy. River Bend is owned by Callahan Construction Inc., and we opened our doors in July 2006, with 31 assisted living apartments. In Spring 2014, we began our second phase of River Bend. This addition consisted of eight assisted living apartments and was completed in July 2014. In July 2018, our third phase was completed. River Bend officially opened 17 units in Moments, our memory care unit, along with five assisted living studio apartments and a beautiful chapel.

River Bend Retirement Community is all about choice. We believe in the philosophy—your home, your way. The building has been designated to accommodate a variety of living situations. Having the choice between independent living, assisted living, and memory care you are assured to find the right fit for you. Each resident in assisted living and memory care have a specialized care plan to fit their own personal needs. River Bend’s hallmark is our red carpet, person-centered care. We train our staff carefully to maintain that reputation. Each resident is treated with respect and dignity.

Welcome home to River Bend Retirement Community. Situated at the edge of the small town of Cascade, Iowa. We face a view of Iowa’s countryside and are within two blocks of a doctor’s clinic, library, bank, gas station, and restaurants. Enter our spacious lobby and feel the difference that is River Bend. You will be drawn to the beautiful mission-style craftsmanship with soaring ceiling and beams; but more importantly, you will notice happy people. You’ll see residents and staff alike interacting and enjoying each other’s company.

Independent Living—River Bend’s independent living program allows residents to maintain an active lifestyle while returning home to a secure building and welcoming neighbors. We understand the importance of staying connected to friends and loved ones and being involved in the community. Receive all of the services and amenities of our assisted living program except housekeeping and laundry with one meal per day.

Assisted Living—River Bend’s assisted living program is designed to increase your independence and help you remain social and active by customizing a care plan that fits your individual wants and needs. No matter what your state of life, we encourage independence and offer activities that stimulate your mind and body. You can bring your furnishings and truly customize your home, your way. All apartments have a private living room, bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom with walk-in shower.

Memory Care—River Bend’s new “Moments” memory care program offers a higher level of care for those who request or require additional support and services including those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Our extensive Moments memory care program provides a secure environment and is designed to promote dignity, independence, and choice. Each resident has their own apartment with a private bathroom. Our Moments residents have access to all the amenities and services that are included in our assisted living program, as well as a private secured patio, pet photo gallery, post office, spontaneous activities, and secured entrances and exits. We offer a variety of daily one-on-one and group activities to engage each resident in meaningful and fulfilling past times. They also participate in activities in our assisted living program if suitable for their care plans.

River Bend also has a program within Moments called “Closer Care” for those persons who need more time and attention with everyday activities of daily living, but may not necessarily have a form of dementia. Activities of daily living include assistance with mobility, bathing, grooming, hygiene, toileting, and dressing. Dedicated, 24-hour staffing is in closer proximity to provide care assistance as needed.


All utilities and basic cable included, excluding phone.

Dining Options

Our independent living residents are served one meal daily. Our assisted living and memory care residents are served three meals daily.

Cleaning Services

Our independent living residents receive three loads of laundry and 30 minutes of housekeeping bi-weekly with nightly garbage pick-up. Our assisted living residents receive three loads of laundry and 30 minutes of housekeeping weekly. Our memory care residents receive three loads of laundry and 30 minutes of housekeeping weekly and daily bed making.


We offer a variety of activities and events daily. Our activities include bingo, chair exercises, board games, crafts, chair yoga, happy hour, Bible study, bowling, coffee and news, holiday parties, and much more!

Common Areas and Special Features

River Bend Retirement in Cascade, Iowa, offers individualized care plans to accommodate any need that may arise. We recognize that each of our residents has a unique situation that requires specialized attention and signature care.

Independent living services and amenities include base rents and real estate, real estate taxes on unit, scheduled transportation, building maintenance on unit, building insurance on unit, utilities in unit, security door system, one meal daily, emergency call system, beauty salon and barber services, basic cable TV package, three loads of laundry bi-weekly, community rooms and lounges, 24-hour awake staff, wellness program and activities, garbage pick-up nightly, and 30 minutes of housekeeping bi-weekly.

Assisted living services and amenities include breakfast, lunch, and supper served daily; housekeeping and laundry services; scheduled transportation; medication management; social, recreational, religious, and educational activities; individualized service plans with levels of care; all utilities including cable (except telephone); 24-hour direct care staff; emergency call system; beauty salon and barber services; individual apartment temperature control; full kitchens; community rooms and lounges; patio areas; and walking paths.

Memory care services and amenities include all of the assisted living services plus more frequent resident checks; assistance with activities of daily living like bathing, dressing, grooming, and hygiene; assistance with mobility; health monitoring of vitals as needs; personal escorts to planned daily social and wellness programs; security door system, alarms, and locks; and private, secured outdoor patio.


We provide our residents with scheduled transportation in Cascade weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding holidays.

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