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Expert Senior Living Advisors from A Place for Mom can help direct you to Memory Care communities. Together, we will find the perfect fit for your loved one; and we will provide direction and support as needed. We partner with 50 Memory Care facilities in Des Moines and the surrounding area, so there are many options to choose from. A Place for Mom is the largest senior living referral service in North America, and we can help you make a good choice at no cost to you.

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Ramsey Village

1611 27th Street, Des Moines, IA 50310

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Ramsey Village Continuing Care Retirement Community located on 10-acres of beautiful landscapped land provides a full range of choices for today's seniors. Choosing a senior living community represents a lifestyle choice and we understand that our residents are choosing much more than a...

Edencrest at Riverwoods

2210 East Park Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50320

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Edencrest at Riverwoods is an assisted living community located in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Our beautiful community is located near Lake Easter and several parks. Des Moines is a wonderful area for both residents and their loved ones to enjoy. We are committed to our residents by providing...

Edencrest at Beaverdale

3410 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310

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Edencrest at Beaverdale is professionally managed by Senior Housing Companies. Built by Hubbell Realty Company. We are committed to providing Red Carpet treatment for everyone who lives, works, and visits Beaverdale. Enjoy peace of mind and a wide variety of all-inclusive amenities when you...

The Shores at Pleasant Hill

1500 Edgewater Drive, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327

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Welcome to The Shores of Pleasant Hill.  We provide independent living, assisted living, and memory care — a flexible range of support, without a buy-in.  The building is remarkable; up on a hill, overlooking Copper Creek Lake.  Likewise, the interior has many comforts, and...

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Prairie Hills of Des Moines

5815 SE 27th St, Des Moines, IA 50320

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Prairie Hills Des Moines is tucked in to a beautiful wooded setting just south of Easter Lake and Ewing Park in Des Moines. Our quiet country location is near the shopping, dining, and entertainment options of the Southridge Mall area. Hospitals and medical services are also just minutes away....

Bickford of Urbandale

5915 Sutton Place, Urbandale, IA 50322

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We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage.  As we researched senior living options, we were shocked at our findings.  The options offered too much or too little — none met her...

Courtyard Estates at Cedar Pointe

6132 Northeast 12th Avenue, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327

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Courtyard Estates will support you in living in an environment that promotes choice, independence and dignity with the added benefit of safety and security. Our Courtyard Estates Community in Pleasant Hill, Iowa is a designated memory care community and puts the focus on serving your loved with...

Glen Oaks Alzheimer's Special Care Center

8525 Urbandale Ave, Urbandale, IA 50322

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The Glen Oaks Alzheimer's Special Care Center facility was opened in December, 2012, and is located in beautiful Urbandale, a suburb of the capital city of Des Moines, the largest city in Iowa. As part of JEA Senior Living, Glen Oaks Alzheimer's Special Care Center is a family member of a group...

Edencrest at Green Meadows

6750 Corporate Drive, Johnston, IA 50131

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Edencrest at Green Meadows is professionally managed by Senior Housing Companies.We are committed to providing Red Carpet Treatment for everyone who lives, works, and visits Green Meadows. Enjoy peace of mind and a wide variety of all-inclusive amenities when you reserve your apartment today. Ask...

Edencrest at Siena Hills

455 SW Ankeny Rd, Ankeny, IA 50023

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Edencrest at Siena Hills Assisted Living and Memory Care is your community of choice in Ankeny! We are committed to providing Red Carpet Treatment for everyone who lives, works, and visits Siena Hills. Red Carpet Treatment is more than simple hospitality; it is our way of life! Our 'Resident...

MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care at Jordan Creek

525 South 60th St., West Des Moines, IA 50266

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Here at MorningStar Senior Living Community,our reputation of excellence and authenticity sets us above the rest. We pride ourselves on our ability to incorporate faith in our everyday responsibilities. We offer 56 Assisted Living Suites and 29 Memory Care suites. We are located in a prime spot...

The Bridges at Ankeny

3510 NW Abilene Road, Ankeny, IA 50023

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The Bridges at Ankeny offers high-quality services and accommodations for older adults throughout Central Iowa. Situated on 13 acres we offer a range of senior living services that include Assisted Living Memory Care, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, Long Term Care, Respite Care, and Hospice....

Independence Village of Ankeny

1275 SW State Street, Ankeny, IA 50023

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At Independence Village, everything we do is for you. From personalized services to make the most of every day to menus crafted with a mix of old favorites and new options, fulfilling our residents’ wants and needs is our highest priority. Our community offers both assisted living and memory care...

Bickford of West Des Moines

5050 Hawthorne Dr, West Des Moines, IA 50265

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We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage.  As we researched senior living options, we were shocked at our findings.  The options offered too much or too little — none met her...

Journey Senior Living of Ankeny

3602 NW 5th Street, Ankeny, IA 50023

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Journey Senior Living of Ankeny is an Assisted Living and Memory Care community serving Ankeny, Iowa and surrounding communities. We provide the ideal solution for seniors who value their independence but may require some assistance with activities of daily living.Opened November 2016. Journey...

Edencrest at The Legacy

2901 Cedar St, Norwalk, IA 50211

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Edencrest at The Legacy is the fifth retirement living community in the Edencrest series, offering 40 apartments of Independent Living, Assisted Living, Closer Care and Memory Care to the Norwalk community. As a resident at The Legacy, you'll enjoy freedom of choice when it comes to our wide...

Courtyard Estates at Hawthorne Crossing

601 Hawthorne Crossing Drive SE, Bondurant, IA 50035

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Courtyard Estates at Hawthorne Crossing been a staple in the Bondurant Commuity for nearly a decade. We are a locally owned community that offers Assisted Living and Memory Care Services. Our motto is 'Rolling out the Red Carpet'! Which we do not only to our residents, but our staff and guests as...

Independence Village of Waukee

1650 SE Holiday Crest Circle, Waukee, IA 50263

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At Independence Village, everything we do is for you. From personalized services to help you make the most of every day to menus crafted with a mix of old favorites and new options, fulfilling your wants and needs is our highest priority. Our community offers independent living, assisted living,...

Vintage Hills of Indianola

604 E Hillcrest Ave, Indianola, IA 50125

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Vintage Hills is located in Indianola, Iowa just 15 minutes south of Des Moines. There are 46 assisted living apartments ranging from 414 to 813 square feet. The memory care consist of 20 apartments with private and shared rooms. We have immediate availabilities for memory care. There is a town...

Shirlee's Retirement Home

1302 E 2nd Ave, Indianola, IA 50125

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Shirlee's Retirement Home offers a lot of services for the elderly in Indianola, Iowa. Not only are they focused on their nursing home, but also have assisted living, senior community, and is a micro community. The nursing home facility of Shirlee's Retirement Home offers help to those in need on...

Perry Lutheran Home Spring Valley Campus

501 12th St, Perry, IA 50220

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Spring Valley Campus Assisted LivingAssisted living at is finest! Enjoy beautiful living quarters, excellent dining options, a variety of activities, outdoor patio, and more. Truly relax and live worry free at Spring Valley assisted living campus - conveniently connected to Dallas County Hospital...

King’s Gardens Campus of Perry Lutheran Homes

2323 Willis Ave, Perry, IA 50220

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Innovative, Personalized, and Christ-Centered - Perry Lutheran HomePerry Lutheran Home in Perry, Iowa is Your Christian, Caring Community offering a Continuum of Care for your loved one to meet their changing needs. Perry Lutheran Home offers education and expertise, home care, assisted living,...

Homestead of Knoxville Assisted Living

908 S Park Ln, Knoxville, IA 50138

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As we turn the pages of our lives – growing up, working, experiencing loves and losses, raising our own children – we all experience times when we need a little extra help. At Park Lane Assisted Living, we have created an environment which combines and celebrates these memorable aspects of life...

Independence Village of Pella

2602 Fifield Rd, Pella, IA 50219

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At Independence Village, everything we do is for you. From personalized services to help you make the most of every day to menus crafted with a mix of old favorites and new options, fulfilling our residents’ wants and needs is our highest priority. We offer independent living, assisted living and...

Lakeside Village

2067 Highway 4, Panora, IA 50216

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The Lakeside Village is an absolutely beautiful 64- apartment, senior living community located in Panora, Iowa right on the east side of Lake Panorama. The community is a wonderful choice for seniors who want to retain their much-needed independence, while not having to worry about the hassles of...

Homestead of Osceola

334 N Westview Dr, Osceola, IA 50213

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Glenwood Place

2907 South 6th Street, Marshalltown, IA 50158

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Due to the social distancing efforts nationwide, Glenwood Place is currently only offering virtual tours. If you or your loved one would like to have a virtual tour sent to your email or smart phone, please let us know by contacting us by phone or emailing us at...

Homestead of Creston

1709 W Prairie St, Creston, IA 50801

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As we turn the pages of our lives – growing up, working, experiencing loves and losses, raising our own children – we all experience times when we need a little extra help. At Prairie View Assisted Living, we have created an environment which combines and celebrates these memorable aspects of...

Homestead of Oskaloosa

2102 S Market St, Oskaloosa, IA 52577

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As we turn the pages of our lives – growing up, working, experiencing loves and losses, raising our own children – we all experience times when we need a little extra help. At Maple Ridge Assisted Living, we have created an environment which combines and celebrates these memorable aspects of...

Arlington Place of Grundy Center

95 D Ave, Grundy Center, IA 50638

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Arlington Place of Grundy Center is professionally managed by Senior Housing Companies. We are committed to providing Red Carpet Treatment for everyone who lives, works and visits Arlington Place. Red Carpet Treatment is more than simple hospitality, it's our way of life. Our 'Resident First'...

Homestead of Centerville

19999 St. Joseph's Dr, Centerville, IA 52544

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Prairie Hills at Ottumwa

173 E. Rochester, Ottumwa, IA 52501

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Prairie Hills at Ottumwa is an assisted living community in Ottumwa, Iowa. Ottumwa is a historical city known as the 'City of Bridges'. Established in the mid-1800s Ottumwa respects its strong cultural and historical significance while also providing residents with all the luxuries of modern...

Journey Senior Services

17504 Mahogany, Carroll, IA 51401

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Pennsylvania Place

1 Pennsylvania Pl, Ottumwa, IA 52501

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Manning Senior Living

203 11th St, Manning, IA 51455

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Parker Place

707 Highway 57, Parkersburg, IA 50665

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Parker Place is a vibrant community that feels like home. We are the perfect place for active individuals who simply want a comfortable, secure and enjoyable place to live. For those residents who require more personalized care, our staff can assist you so that you can still be part of an active...

Orilla's Way

1209 S High Street PO Box 56, Grant City, MO 64456

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Arlington Place of Red Oak

800 East Ratliff Ave, Red Oak, IA 51566

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Why spend another winter alone? Move to Arlington Place and join in on all the wonderful activities that are offered right in their community. Feel secure with 24 hour a day monitoring system and Registered Nurse available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Just some of the services included in your...

SunnyBrook of Fairfield

3000 W Madison Ave, Suite 500, Fairfield, IA 52556

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SunnyBrook Assisted Living 'all the comforts of home...without the worry!' . Assisted Living is a special combination of housing, supportive services and health care designed to meet the individual needs of those who require help with activities of daily living (ADLs). These services include- but...

The Views of Cedar Rapids

3005 F Avenue Northwest, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405

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The Views Senior Living is proud to be locally owned! For the last 14 years, The Views has built a reputation of trusted quality care as the premier assisted living provider in Cedar Rapids and innovative leaders in a one-of-a-kind healing design memory care program. Their current locations,...

The Gardens of Cedar Rapids

5710 Dean Rd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

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CountryHouse - Cedar Rapids NOW OPEN

5710 Gibson Dr, NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52411

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CountryHouse in Cedar Rapids was designed and is staffed specifically to benefit individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. From our many years of experience working with those needing memory care and their families, we know that consistency, security, comfort and a...

Keystone Place at Forevergreen

1275 W Forevergreen Rd, North Liberty, IA 52317

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Discover Keystone Place at Forevergreen, a new rental independent living and assisted living community:* Monthly rental with no large entrance fee or buy in* Spacious, well-appointed one and two bedroom/two bathroom independent living apartment homes complete with full kitchens* Exceptional...

Boyson Heights Senior Living (Opening Fall 2020)

765 Boyson Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

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Emery Place Assisted Living & Memory Care

901 South Mentzer Rd, Robins, IA 52328

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Emery Place Assisted Living and Memory Care is certified by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. The Robins based community features private assisted living and memory care apartments as well as common areas, including a central dining room with restaurant style dining, exercise room,...

Brown Deer Place

1500 1st Ave, Coralville, IA 52241

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We want to make sure you feel comfortable and at home when you live with us at Brown Deer Place. Our Life Enrichment Program offers fun, engaging and purposeful activities that our residents want to participate in. Just ask us about Live 2B Healthy, Music Speaks or our other special events! ...

Prairie Hills at Independence

505 Enterprise Dr SW, Independence, IA 50644

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Prairie Hills is conveniently located right off of Highway 20 in Independence. Our Assisted Living and Memory Care apartments offer comfort, privacy and available health care assistance during the many stages of retirement. We pride ourselves on providing a flexible Individualized Service Plan...

Garnett Place

202 35th Street Dr SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

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Garnett Place Retirement Community offers the best of both worlds! While close to shopping, medical services and entertainment, the community sits in a quiet, wooded area with natural surroundings and wildlife to view. Friendly, compassionate, and dedicated staff make Garnett Place easy to call...

The Villages of Marion

365 Marion Blvd, Marion, IA 52302

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The Villages at Marion offer a peaceful atmosphere for residents. Village Place, the Independent Living Facility, provides carefree living and a community of friends. While at Village Ridge, the Assisted Living Facility, you will be able to maintain an independent lifestyle with the individual...

Whispering Willow Assisted Living and Memory

601 Dawn Avenue, Nashua, IA 50658

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Memory Care in Des Moines, IA

Memory care communities in Des Moines provide specialized care for seniors who have Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other forms of memory loss. These communities offer personalized cognitive rehabilitation programs alongside assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). Memory care usually includes 24-hour supervision and unique design elements, like outdoor gardens and color-coded walls, to help ease anxiety, agitation, and other symptoms of dementia.

Cost of Memory Care in Des Moines, IA

The median monthly cost of memory care in Des Moines is about $5,600 in the city proper and $5,220 within the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost for memory care in the state of Iowa is about $5,395.

A Place for Mom’s local Senior Living Advisors can help you find the right memory care facility in Des Moines for you or your loved one.

Learn More About Des Moines, IA

Cost of Living

Des Moines is considered to be much more affordable than other similarly sized cities. The cost-of-living index is rated 14 points below the national average and the grocery index is rated 7 points below the national average. All index scores are based on a sliding scale with the national average set at 100.

Cost-of-living indexGrocery indexMedian rentRent burdenMedian home valueMedian family incomeEstate tax8693$99218.4% spend over 30% of their income on rent$123,403$49,999The top inheritance tax rate is 15% and there is no exemption threshold

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals that service Des Moines include:

  • VA Central Iowa Health Care System – This government run community provides care to the region”s veterans. They offer acute care as well as specialized medical services including surgery, mental health care, and geriatric care.
  • MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center – Consistently ranked as the top hospital in the city and one of the best in the state, this community offers a range of services across 875 staffed beds.
  • Iowa Lutheran Hospital – This community provides care to a total of 224 staffed beds. They offer emergency and trauma treatment, behavioral medicine, general surgery, critical care, and home health care.

Weather and Climate

Des Moines has a hot-summer humid continental type of climate. This means that the city experiences four distinct seasons with extreme high temperatures in the summer and extreme low temperatures in the winter. The summers are humid and in the winter the city receives a high volume of snowfall. On average, the humidity level for Des Moines is roughly 70%. The average humidity levels are highest during the month of December at roughly 75%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer tempTypical summer highTypical summer lowAverage winter tempTypical winter highTypical winter low76°F89°F (July)62°F (July)27°F39°F (February)14°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index ratingAverage maximum air quality index rating42 (Good)59 in the month of December (Moderate)

Moderate air quality conditions means that those who are unusually sensitive to particulates in the air should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion.

Precipitation

Average monthly precipitationAverage maximum monthly precipitationAverage yearly snowfall3”7” (June)33”

Demographics and Values

Des Moines tends to lean liberal in most elections. This is due in part to the large population of college students that live there as well as the city being the capital of Iowa and the largest metropolitan area in the state.

2016 Presidential Election for Polk County

Voted DemocraticVoted RepublicanVoted Third Party51.74%40.38%7.89%

Population Statistics

Population metro areaPopulation city properPopulation densityPopulation trend481,222217,521952 people per square mileShrinking at a rate of -0.07%

Age

Median55+60+70+80+3423%10%5%3%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diplomaCollege degreeGraduate degree31%25%8%

Race & Ethnicity

AsianBlackHispanicNative AmericanPacific Islander or Native HawaiianWhiteTwo or more6.5%11.3%13.3%0.4%0.1%65.4%4%

Crime

Total crimesProperty crimes per 1,000 citizensViolent crimes per 1,000 citizens11,045447

Miscellaneous

UnemployedParticipate in the labor forceHave some form of disabilityLive in povertyWidowsVeterans7%71%14%18%6%6%

Des Moines is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the community can participate in public life without fear of bigotry and discrimination.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

As the capital of Iowa, Des Moines combines midwest charm and metropolitan sensibilities to create a city that is filled with arts and culture. Dominating the skyline of the historic East Village neighborhood is the gold-domed Iowa State Capitol building. Located nearby is the Des Moines Art Center which houses a wide collection of contemporary works as well as the Pappajohn Sculpture Park. The park is host to a number of annual events including the Des Moines Art Festival and the 80/35 Music Festival. The Downtown Farmers Market also features live music as well as local goods and produce. The Salisbury House and Gardens is another popular venue that also features tours of the estate that highlight the architecture, local history, and regional biodiversity.

For those who enjoy outdoor recreation there are a number of excellent parks located within the city limits. These include the Des Moines Water Park which features a beautiful garden filled with fountains and other water displays. Walnut Woods state park is one of the largest parks in the city, spanning over 260-acres and miles of walking trails. The Robert D. Ray Asian Gardens features a pagoda, ponds, and a large collection of sculptures and outdoor art exhibits. The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden has outdoor and indoor gardens and a large geodesic dome.

Transportation

Mass transit is available in the city through the Des Moines Area Regional Transit authority or DART which operates 26 routes throughout the city and surrounding metropolitan areas. Greyhound buses also connect Des Moines with regional transit hubs in Minneapolis, Detroit, and Chicago.

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