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42 Memory Care Facilities near Des Moines, IA

If your loved one needs memory care in Des Moines, A Place for Mom can help. With 42 memory care facilities in Des Moines, we’ll work with you to find the right fit for your family member’s budget, interests, and care needs.

Alzheimer’s care in Des Moines incorporates memory care activities and therapies to reduce residents’ confusion and agitation. Des Moines memory care also provides security features and supervision, along with trained staff. If you’re considering dementia care in Des Moines, know it’s a safe setting for your older relative.

We are also serving Memory Care facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like Woodland Heights, Magnolia Park and Fort Des Moines.
You may also consider nearby communities such as West Des Moines, Ankeny or Windsor Heights.

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Last Updated: 1/21/23
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Memory Care

Average starting price $5,623/month
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Recent reviews of Memory Care in Des Moines, IA
The Bridges at Ankeny
4.8

My mom stayed at The Bridges for her rehab after her shoulder surgery. The therapy team was amazing and always took the time with her. She is grateful to have recovered and is back home. But, if we need to go somewhere in the future THE BRIDGES IS WHERE WE WOULD GO!!

Edencrest at Riverwoods in Des Moines, IA
5.0

The facility is really awesome! The staff are accommodating and friendly and the facility is kept well maintained. Everything is going so well, and we don't really have any complaints so far!

Rock Creek Senior Living in Ankeny, IA
5.0

We toured Journey and it is a very high quality place. The meals are all chef prepared and you can order food at anytime of the day so they are not served cafeteria style. They did not have any openings when we needed but I would highly recommend them.

MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care at Jordan Creek

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

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

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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...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.8(14 reviews)

I moved both of my parents in July and my mom passed away in August, only four weeks later. My dad loves it there and he has done so well considering my mom passed away. Everyone is so friendly and I know he...

Edencrest at Siena Hills

455 SW Ankeny Rd, Ankeny, IA 50023

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

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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...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.6(15 reviews)

Edencrest is understaffed and they need more help. The girls that worked there and worked with me were fabulous, but the people in their memory care facility were hired from an outside firm. They had to...

Edencrest at The Legacy

2901 Cedar St, Norwalk, IA 50211

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

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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...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.8(4 reviews)

We chose Edencrest at The Legacy because the director made us a part of the family rate second that we walked in for our tour. All of the residents and staff were very friendly and welcoming. When we walked...

Ramsey Village

1611 27th Street, Des Moines, IA 50310

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

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...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
3.8(20 reviews)

The continuing care here is great, it is invaluable. They have everything from independent living all the way to skilled nursing. The overall atmosphere is more of a hotel like appearance. We would...

Prairie Hills of Des Moines

5815 SE 27th St, Des Moines, IA 50320

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

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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....

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.5(26 reviews)

We really appreciate the friendliness of the staff members and how they always introduce themselves and they are always willing to answer every questions we have.

Edencrest at The Tuscany

1600 8th St SE, Altoona, IA 50009

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

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We are a brand new community, summer of 2021, within an award winning brand. We will be the flagship community of the brand offering independent living, assisted living, closer care, and memory care. We will also offer garages, connected and detached. Our services will go much higher than most...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
3.8(5 reviews)

Our loved one likes the complex a lot. The meals have not been great because the chef has quit. Our loved one has really has enjoyed participating in the activities.

Courtyard Estates at Cedar Pointe

6132 Northeast 12th Avenue, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care

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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...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
3.8(16 reviews)

I'm very happy with this facility and would recommend it to friends and family. The food is ok, kind of plain but no issues other than that. The facility is very clean, it's well maintained, and they are...

Edencrest at Green Meadows

6750 Corporate Drive, Johnston, IA 50131

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

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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...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.2(29 reviews)

Edencrest at Green Meadows is a very nice, very clean place. The staff knows the residents on a first-name basis. The food is good when it is served in the dining room. The room sizes are good. They have...

Bickford of Urbandale

5915 Sutton Place, Urbandale, IA 50322

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

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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...

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4.1(23 reviews)

My mother is doing here in this community. She is receiving great care, and I'am comfortable with her move here. She is still adjusting a bit, but overall all is well. I know she is safe, and in good hands....

Holland Farms

2800 Sunset Dr, Norwalk, IA 50211

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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7 Floor plans available

Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

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Enclosed Courtyard
Special Dining Programs
4.0(1 review)

The activities lately have been going pretty well. We have activities like bingo, and they take us places and do a lot of different things with us to keep us busy and social in the community. This is a nice...

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Edencrest at Riverwoods

2210 East Park Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50320

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

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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...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
3.7(35 reviews)

We like this community for good care. We like the staff who are caring and attentive. The menu is good with a lot of healthy choices. They offer actives for the participate We would recommend this community...

Bickford of West Des Moines

5050 Hawthorne Dr, West Des Moines, IA 50265

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

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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...

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Beauty Salon
Private Dining Room
3.8(19 reviews)

I would highly recommend it. My mom is happy there. I believe she is well taken care of. They have a lot of great activities. I have been happy with them and so has she. My mom likes the food. They have...

Glen Oaks Alzheimer's Special Care Center

8525 Urbandale Ave, Urbandale, IA 50322

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care

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Welcome to Glen Oaks Alzheimer’s Special Care!Founded in 2007, Glen Oaks Alzheimer’s Special Care Center has been providing the best quality Memory Care services to the residents of Waukee, Urbandale, West Des Moines, Clive, Windsor Heights and Ankeny.When the time comes to transition a loved one...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.1(43 reviews)

They promised the moon, but they don't deliver. They sure as heck try harder than the last place we were at. I know there have been several people from other places who have gone to Glen Oaks. I don't think...

Edencrest at Beaverdale

3410 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

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Edencrest at Beaverdale is professionally managed by Jaybird Senior Living. Built by Hubbell Realty Company in 2017 in the heart of Beaverdale, we are committed to providing Red Carpet service for everyone who lives, works, and visits Beaverdale. Enjoy peace of mind and a wide variety of...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.1(17 reviews)

There are activities that are still going on outside for the residents. They have had musicians, balloon artists come in, along with other activities performing outside of the community. I would...

Woodlands Creek Senior Living

12675 Woodlands Pkwy, Clive, IA 50325

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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28 Floor plans available

Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

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At Woodlands Creek Active Retirement Community, we offer 3 different levels of care to meet our residents wants and needs ranging from independent living to memory care. Independent Living Woodlands Creek Independent Living opened in 2005 and expanded in 2008. Our independent living setting...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.3(57 reviews)

My husband and I are here currently and everything’s going good. It’s everything that we thought it would be. The food is great, the people are friendly, they don’t bug you about stuff and it is independent...

Regency Assisted Living

815 High Rd, Norwalk, IA 50211

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living

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Person-centered careA respected health care provider in theNorwalk community for more than 40years, Regency Care Center offerscomprehensive rehab-to-home care,long-term care, and assisted living thatis entirely focused on helping residentsmeet their full potential. With thecompletion of a new...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
(0 review)

Copper Shores Village

1500 Edgewater Drive, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

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

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.2(22 reviews)

Some of the meals that they serve are hard for residents to chew in memory care. When I go over there the gal at the front desk is not very approachable, she can be cold and rude and she is the first person...

Carlisle Center for Assisted Living

685 Cole Street, Carlisle, IA 50047

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Assisted Living, Senior Apartments

Prairie Vista Village

2785 First Ave. South, Altoona, IA 50009

Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Nursing Homes

5.0(8 reviews)

The premises are immaculate both inside and outside. The staff cares for us and is very considerate of us. They are so thoughtful of us on every holiday, Since I cant live at home this is the very best place...

Bishop Drumm Retirement Center

5837 Winwood Dr, Johnston, IA 50131

9
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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

4.1(10 reviews)

This is a great opportunity for a parent or a loved one to go to. They are very welcome and open with the residents as well as the family. My mother is very happy there and it was the best place for her to...

The Rose of Des Moines

1330 19th Street, Des Moines, IA 50314

Provides: Assisted Living

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About The Rose of Des Moines The Rose of Des Moines offers one-bedroom and two-bedroom affordable assisted living in spacious private apartments with 24-hour monitoring and assisted living services available on-site and social programming in beautifully appointed community areas, including...

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3.0(8 reviews)

It's a nice place to live. I like that I have my privacy. The staff is friendly, and I get along with them pretty well. I do think some of their equipment needs updating. For instance, some of the...

3801 Grand Retirement Campus

3801 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312

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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

Our Assisted Living facility at 3801 Grand features 60 private apartments. We offer all-inclusive service, allowing residents to continue their daily routine, while receiving additional care from our 24-hour staff. Medication management and personal care are included in the monthly rent. There...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
3.9(16 reviews)

I thinks so far it's been good. It's clean and the staff are pretty friendly. The food seems to be pretty good. The weekends can get a little difficult because there are less staff on duty. I don't think...

Wesley Acres

3520 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312

Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

4.0(1 review)

Lovely, but over our price range. they charge extra for everything, including Depends

Walnut Ridge at Clive

1701 Campus Drive, Clive, IA 50325

Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

ENJOY THE BENEFITS OF RENTAL!Experience for yourself the active retirement lifestyle at Walnut Ridge. Designed for those looking to enjoy life, surrounded by great neighbors and friends in an impressive setting.Walnut Ridge provides the ultimate in retirement living for those ages 55 and better...

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4.0(15 reviews)

There was some initial confusion with long term care insurance and their levels of care, and memory care, and I understand they are building more. It's clean, and the staff is pretty good. The food is fresh...

Fountain West Health Center

1501 Office Park Rd, West Des Moines, IA 50265

Provides: Assisted Living, Nursing Homes

3.0(4 reviews)

This is still a consideration - I like the philosophy of care there.

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Cost of memory care in Des Moines, IA

The average cost of senior living in Des Moines is 5,623 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Indianola, IA with an average of 3,782 per month.

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What is memory care?

 Memory care supports the unique needs of seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Memory care communities provide enhanced security, dementia therapies, and spaces designed to prevent wandering. Services in memory care facilities often include:

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There are 42 memory care facilities near Des Moines, Iowa. See the full list.

The 42 memory care facilities near you in Des Moines, Iowa typically provide housing, therapies, and care tailored to those who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. To find memory care in Des Moines, Iowa, browse our detailed listings showing photos, floor plans, amenities, activities, and reviews from real families.

Browse A Place for Mom’s listings for memory care in Des Moines, Iowa, to take a virtual tour. Our local senior living experts can arrange for a live tour of these communities as well.

The cost of memory care facilities in Des Moines, Iowa ranges from $2, 977 to $4, 700. The average Memory Care cost in Des Moines, Iowa is $5, 623. Prices often vary based on care provided, amenities, unit size, and more. 

The cost of memory care in Des Moines, Iowa typically starts at $2, 977. A Place for Mom’s local, expert senior living advisors can help you find affordable memory care facilities near you and offer advice on how to lower costs and pay for care with VA benefits or public payment options.

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