Assisted Living near Des Moines, IA

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Seniors in Des Moines choose assisted living to spend less time on daily chores, and more time enjoying the company of family and friends in a supportive, maintenance-free environment. Some Des Moines families find assisted living for their loved ones when concerns arise over household maintenance or medication management. Assisted living communities in Des Moines offer the ideal mix of independence and support to seniors, providing peace-of-mind to both residents and families.

Senior housing types near Des Moines, IA

  • Bickford of Marshalltown

    101 New Castle Road, Marshalltown, IA 50158

    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 needs and nothing felt...

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  • Bickford of Urbandale

    5915 Sutton Place, Urbandale, IA 50322

    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 needs...

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  • Edencrest at Riverwoods

    Edencrest at Riverwoods

    2210 East Park Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50320

    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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  • Legacy House

    Legacy House

    207 East Salem Ave., Indianola, IA 50125

    Legacy House LLC was established as a Christian Residential Care Facility June of 2004. Cindy Brummer: Owner, Administrator and Registered Nurse developed a 'Home Setting' for persons who can no longer live on their own. Legacy House is staffed 24 hours a day to assist residents with individualized,...

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  • The Gardens of Jefferson

    1000 W Washington Street, Jefferson, IA 50129

    The Gardens Retirement Community of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, offers all the amenities that every senior could enjoy. Our staff is here to help adjust to new living circumstances and offer a helping hand to adjust to the new setting. We have a passion for enriching the lives of seniors and pride...

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  • The Village at Legacy Pointe

    The Village at Legacy Pointe

    1650 SE Holiday Crest Circle, Waukee, IA 50263

    An extraordinary retirement community for active seniors age 55 and older. Theculture is one where our residents truly Thrive. A wide array of Community Life events occur each day. Whether it's enjoying a cup of coffee at our Cafe, Working out in the Fitness Center, A friendly Billiards or...

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  • The Suites of Ankeny

    420 NW Ash Dr, Ankeny, IA 50023

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  • Courtyard Estates at Hawthorne Crossing

    Courtyard Estates at Hawthorne Crossing

    601 Hawthorne Crossing Drive SE, Bondurant, IA 50035

    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...

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  • Edencrest at Beaverdale

    Edencrest at Beaverdale

    3410 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310

    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...

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  • Bickford of Ames

    Bickford of Ames

    2418 Kent Ave, Ames, IA 50010

    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 needs...

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  • Greenfield Manor

    Greenfield Manor

    615 SE Kent Street, Greenfield, IA 50849

    Welcome to Greenfield Assisted Living Community. Greenfield is the premier assisted living community of Adair County. Our safe, residential environment is staffed by an expert team that provides support and assistance when you need it. Our goal is to promote your independence and the quality of life...

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  • Bishop Drumm Retirement Center

    5837 Winwood Dr, Johnston, IA 50131

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  • Prairie Hills at Des Moines

    Prairie Hills at Des Moines

    5815 SE 27th St, Des Moines, IA 50320

    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. Our...

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  • Perry Lutheran Home Spring Valley Campus

    Perry Lutheran Home Spring Valley Campus

    501 12th St, Perry, IA 50220

    Spring Valley Campus Assisted Living Assisted 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...

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  • Ramsey Village

    Ramsey Village

    1611 27th Street, Des Moines, IA 50310

    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 comfortable...

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  • Edencrest at Siena Hills

    Edencrest at Siena Hills

    455 SW Ankeny Rd, Ankeny, IA 50023

    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 First'...

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  • The Shores at Pleasant Hill

    The Shores at Pleasant Hill

    1500 Edgewater Drive, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327

    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 a...

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  • Vintage Hills at Prairie Trail

    Vintage Hills at Prairie Trail

    1275 SW State Street, Ankeny, IA 50023

    Vintage Hills at Prairie Trail When you think of assisted living and memory care, what do you see? If cookie-cutter apartments, quiet hallways, bland food and stereotypical activities come to mind, then think again. Over twenty years of experience have taught us that today's seniors want more...

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  • The Waterford at Ames

    The Waterford at Ames

    1325 Coconino Rd, Ames, IA 50014

    Enjoy the finer things in life at The Waterford at Ames, creating an enriching environment for our residents to flourish in. Renowned for our Assisted Living services in Ames, Iowa, our community features spacious apartments and attentive staff available 24 hours a day. Flexible floor plans...

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  • Shirlee's Retirement Home

    1302 E 2nd Ave, Indianola, IA 50125

    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...

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  • MorningStar at Jordan Creek

    MorningStar at Jordan Creek

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

    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 of...

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  • Rowley Masonic Community

    Rowley Masonic Community

    1300 28th St, Perry, IA 50220

    Rowley Masonic Community is a free standing continuing care retirement community located in Perry Iowa, 25 miles NW of Des Moines. Rowley has been part of the Perry community since 1957. All levels of senior care can be found in one location! 2014 Rowley opened a new 72,000 square feet nurisng and...

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  • Edgewater

    9225 Cascade Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266

    Edgewater, a WesleyLife community, is characterized by quality that is second to none and our commitment to making every part of life a positive experience. We believe that: Real Wellness promotes good health for your entire mind, body and spirit. True Hospitality encourages personal choice and...

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  • The Lakeside Village

    The Lakeside Village

    2607 Highway 4, Panora, IA 50216

    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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  • Vintage Hills of Indianola

    Vintage Hills of Indianola

    604 E Hillcrest Ave, Indianola, IA 50125

    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...

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  • Edencrest at Green Meadows

    Edencrest at Green Meadows

    6750 Corporate Drive, Johnston, IA 50131

    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 us...

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  • Edencrest at The Legacy

    Edencrest at The Legacy

    2901 Cedar St, Norwalk, IA 50211

    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 range...

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  • Glenwood Place

    Glenwood Place

    2907 South 6th Street, Marshalltown, IA 50158

    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 our...

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  • Journey Senior Living of Ankeny

    Journey Senior Living of Ankeny

    3602 NW 5th Street, Ankeny, IA 50023

    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...

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  • Vriendschap Village

    Vriendschap Village

    2602 Fifield Rd, Pella, IA 50219

    Vriendschap Village Over twenty years of experience have taught us that today's seniors want more choices and are leading a more active lifestyle than generations before. That's why at Vriendschap Village we created an Independent Living, Assisted Living & Memory Care community filled with options,...

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  • Bickford of West Des Moines

    5050 Hawthorne Dr, West Des Moines, IA 50265

    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 needs...

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  • Deerfield a CCRC

    13731 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50323

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About Assisted Living in Des Moines, Iowa

As the state capital of Iowa and the seat of Polk County, Des Moines is both the cultural and business center of the state. City-wide transit and paratransit systems make it easy to explore Des Moines' urban parks, historic downtown core and attractions. If you or your loved ones are seeking carefree lifestyle, then assisted living in Des Moines might be an attractive option.

What to Expect

Common amenities and services among assisted living communities in Des Moines include:

  • Private or semi-private suites equipped with a kitchenette, barrier-free bathroom and in-suite emergency call system

  • On-site staffing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

  • Indoor and outdoor common areas, including resident gardens, fitness centers and games rooms

  • Daily social activities and outings to local events and attractions

  • Pet-friendly accommodations

Some Des Moines assisted living communities cater to specific religious groups and cultural preferences. Call us for assistance in finding the right fit for you and your loved ones.

Senior Friendly Neighborhoods in Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines is filled with unique, walkable neighborhoods, including:

Beaverdale - Located a few miles northwest of the downtown core, Beaverdale is a distinctive neighborhood filled with quiet residential streets, historic churches and towering shade trees. Residents here enjoy strolling through the commercial district, shopping at the weekly farmer's market and participating in the annual Beaverdale Fall Festival each September.

Chautauqua Park - Situated on the north side of the city, Chautauqua Park is a great neighborhood for seniors who want a residential area that offers easy access to public transit, parks and restaurants. Located close to Crocker Woods Park and the Des Moines River, Chautauqua Park is filled with walking trails that are popular with active seniors.

Merle Hay - This mixed residential and commercial neighborhood sits a few miles west of downtown Des Moines, and is home to many shops and restaurants. Seniors here can catch up on their reading at the Franklin Avenue Library, enjoy the greens of the nearby Waveland Gold Course, and meet their neighbors at the annual Merle HayDay celebrations.

Activities for Seniors in Des Moines, Iowa

With its wide array of museums, shopping malls, attractions and annual events, there's always something for seniors to do in Des Moines. Sports fans can cheer on the Iowa Cubs at the local ballpark, while shoppers love the enclosed Merle Hay Mall. Hoyt Sherman Place is a spectacular historical theater, and the horse races and slot machines at Prairie Meadows is a popular destination for area seniors.

Finding Assisted Living in Des Moines, Iowa

If you would like more information about assisted living in the Des Moines area, call us for a free consultation. Our team of caring, compassionate Senior Living Advisors will help you choose the right assisted living community for you or your loved ones.