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Bickford of West Des Moines

5050 Hawthorne Dr, West Des Moines, IA 50265

3.8
(18 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

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...

MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care at Jordan Creek

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

5.0
(9 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Independence Village of Waukee

1650 SE Holiday Crest Circle, Waukee, IA 50263

4.4
(94 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed, Studio, Semi-Private

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,...

Independence Village of Ames

1325 Coconino Rd, Ames, IA 50014

4.8
(46 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Welcome to Independence Village! At Independence Village of Ames, we enjoy spending time getting to know our residents and helping them explore the best living options for each of their specific needs. We’re here to assist with daily tasks like housekeeping, getting ready for the day, or even...

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Woodlands Creek Senior Living

12675 Woodlands Pkwy, Clive, IA 50325

4.2
(49 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Independence Village of Pella

2602 Fifield Rd, Pella, IA 50219

4.5
(44 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Welcome to Independence Village of Pella! This isn’t just a place to reside — it’s a place where our community members truly shine, and we are glad to share this experience with them.?Our various senior living options include independent living, assisted living, and memory care. Throughout each...

Edencrest at Riverwoods

2210 East Park Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50320

3.8
(33 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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 Green Meadows

6750 Corporate Drive, Johnston, IA 50131

4.2
(27 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Glen Oaks Alzheimer's Special Care Center

8525 Urbandale Ave, Urbandale, IA 50322

3.9
(33 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

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...

Independence Village of Ankeny

1275 SW State Street, Ankeny, IA 50023

4.5
(27 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Welcome to Independence Village of Ankeny! This isn’t just a place to reside — it’s a place where our community members truly shine, and we are glad to share this experience with them. Our senior living options include assisted living and memory care. Throughout each service level, we strive to...

Bickford of Urbandale

5915 Sutton Place, Urbandale, IA 50322

4.1
(23 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

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...

Prairie Hills of Des Moines

5815 SE 27th St, Des Moines, IA 50320

4.5
(23 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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....

Courtyard Estates at Hawthorne Crossing

601 Hawthorne Crossing Drive SE, Bondurant, IA 50035

4.4
(14 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private, Studio

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...

The Shores at Pleasant Hill

1500 Edgewater Drive, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327

4.1
(15 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Edencrest at Siena Hills

455 SW Ankeny Rd, Ankeny, IA 50023

4.6
(11 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Vintage Hills of Indianola

604 E Hillcrest Ave, Indianola, IA 50125

4.3
(13 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Rock Creek Senior Living

3602 NW 5th Street, Ankeny, IA 50023

4.4
(7 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

King's Gardens Campus of Perry Lutheran Homes

2323 Willis Ave, Perry, IA 50220

4.4
(7 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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,...

Glenwood Place

2907 South 6th Street, Marshalltown, IA 50158

3.9
(7 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

At Glenwood Place, we know the difference between truly living life to its fullest and just getting by. In fact, we playfully and lovingly refer to our community as a 'cruise ship on land!' Our proven track record of excellent care and premier lifestyle is the perfect fit for any retiree. From...

Lakeside Village

2067 Highway 4, Panora, IA 50216

4.3
(5 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

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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:

  • Medication management
  • Memory-enhancing activities
  • Help with personal care
  • Mobility assistance
  • 24-hour care and supervision
Complete guide to memory care

 

Learn More About Memory Care in West Des Moines, IA

 

West Des Moines offers everything residents need on a day-to-day basis, such as well-established healthcare facilities and public transportation, in a modern, suburban setting that lies in close proximity to the state capital’s vibrant downtown area and attractions. Within city limits, residents enjoy diverse shopping and dining options found in downtown’s Historic Valley Junction, including local shops and restaurants that contribute to West Des Moines’ sense of community.

In West Des Moines, memory care communities — sometimes called Alzheimer’s care or dementia care facilities — 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 West Des Moines, IA

The median monthly cost of memory care is about $6,000 in West Des Moines and $5,200 within the West Des Moines metropolitan area. The median monthly cost of memory care in the state of Iowa is around $5,400.

 

Learn More About West Des Moines, IA

 

Cost of Living

 

The total household expenses associated with living in West Des Moines are rated nine points below the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated below the average.

Index Scores

All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is twice as expensive as the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half as expensive.

Household Expenses Health Care Insurance Entertainment Groceries Clothing
91 90 93 99 85 93

 

Income and Housing

Median Income Age 45-64 Median Income Age 65+ Median Household Income Average Individual Income Median Employee Salary Average Property Tax One-bedroom Apartment Gross Rent Estimate
$96,529 per year $50,025 per year $73,801 per year $43,540 per year $44,021 per year $4,207 per year $669 per month

 

 

Local Hospitals

 

The top hospitals that service West Des Moines include:

Iowa Methodist Medical Center

  • Facility type: faith-based, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 650+
  • Specialties: spine surgery, kidney transplant, ICU

Broadlawns Medical Center

  • Facility type: governmental, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 110+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, joint replacement

 

 

Weather and Climate

 

West Des Moines’s climate is classified as humid continental, experiencing warm, humid summers and cold, snowy winters. The average humidity level is 68%, and humidity levels are often highest during December at about 75%.

 

Seasonal Temperatures

January Average January Maximum January Minimum
20°F 29°F 12°F

 

July Average July Maximum July Minimum
76°F 86°F 66°F

 

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 123

This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.

Precipitation

  • Average annual precipitation: 35″

 

 

Demographics and Values

 

Population Statistics

Median Age Percent of Population Over 65 Population Population Density Average Household Size
37 13.7% 68,257 1,451 per square mile 2.3

 

Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian Black Hispanic or Latino Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Two or More Races White (not Hispanic or Latino)
0.1% 7.6% 4.1% 6.0% 0.1% 2.5% 79.8%

These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.

 

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the 2020 Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

  • Non-discrimination laws in West Des Moines: 24/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 99/100

 

2016 Presidential Election Results for Polk County

Democratic Republican Other
52.4% 40.9% 6.7%

 

 

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

 

Some of the most popular museums and historic sites in West Des Moines include:

  • Des Moines Children’s Museum
  • Jordan House

Outdoor attractions in West Des Moines:

  • Crossroads Park
  • Brookview Park
  • Walnut Woods State Park

West Des Moines’ top entertainment destinations and shopping districts are:

  • Valley West Mall
  • Historic Valley Junction
  • Jordan Creek Town Center

 

Transportation

Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) offers public bus transportation throughout the Des Moines metropolitan area seven days a week. Taxis and rideshare services are also available in West Des Moines.

Frequently asked questions about Memory Care facilities in Iowa

There are 37 memory care facilities near West Des Moines, Iowa. See the full list.

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