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If you’re looking for assisted living in Waukee, our local senior living advisors can help you find a safe, welcoming community for you or your loved one. Whether you’re searching for luxury assisted living in Waukee or sticking to a budget, we’ll work with you to understand the cost of assisted living in Waukee.

From there, we’ll show you the best assisted living communities in Waukee for your family member’s budget, lifestyle, and personal care needs. With 19 assisted living facilities in the Waukee area, A Place for Mom makes it easier to find a secure and social community for this next stage of life.

We are also serving Assisted Living facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like Des Moines, West Des Moines and Clive.
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Waukee Assisted Living Facilities | 333 Reviews

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Last Updated: 11/29/23
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Recent reviews of Assisted Living in Waukee, IA
The Bridges at Ankeny

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!!

Bishop Drumm Retirement Center in Johnston, IA

My dad is doing really good after picking this community from the list we got from A Place For Mom. He is enjoying the meals they make. He has tried some activities and he knows some people who live here. The staff has been great. I cant tell he is happy and when he calls he tells me good things.

Edencrest at Beaverdale in Des Moines, IA

I would recommend this community, it was a good choice for my loved one. The people really care for the residents that live here. The communication was good with the staff and families. I don't think I would change anything about the community.

Independence Village of Waukee

1650 SE Holiday Crest Circle, Waukee, IA 50263

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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126 reviews

After several hospitalizations, care was not to acceptable standards - until we experiences Independence Village. Care here is exceptional!

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
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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,...

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Woodlands Creek Senior Living

12675 Woodlands Pkwy, Clive, IA 50325

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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59 reviews

My mom, my sister and I are 100% happy with our choice. Mom's care has been wonderful. I feel she has lived longer because of their facility. Honestly, the staff at Woodlands Creek are just the best. The...

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, 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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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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4 Floor plans available
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19 reviews

It was closest to my sisters house in West, Moines, and a brother only lived a mile from it. They told me I had watched mom or taken care of mom for eight years. It was their turn and so they wanted to place...

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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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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Glen Oaks Alzheimer's Special Care Center

8525 Urbandale Ave, Urbandale, IA 50322

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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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...

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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Bickford of West Des Moines

5050 Hawthorne Dr, West Des Moines, IA 50265

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In the last 18 months I’ve toured many senior living options to find a place for my mom. Bickford in West Des Moines didn’t hit my radar right away and I wish it had. The staff is kind, the nurse has been...

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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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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9225 Cascade Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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This is an awesome establishment!

Provides: Assisted Living
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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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Adel Assisted Living

504 Van Fossen Lane, Adel, IA 50003

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Adel Assisted Living was very easy to work with and everyone was very friendly and helpful. It is nice and quiet but they do have activities. The fact they have 24 hour medical personnel available is a...

Provides: Assisted Living

Located in a quiet neighborhood in the City of Adel, these apartments feature spacious living accommodations in a relaxing atmosphere. The 24-unit project at Adel Assisted Living also offers community areas for socializing and delicious meals. Wesley Services provides 24 hour on-site staff to...

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Walnut Ridge

1701 Campus Drive, Clive, IA 50325

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18 reviews

What we like the most about the Walnut Ridge community is their apartment, it is great. The staff members who work there are very friendly. It is a little expensive but we want them to be comfortable. Our...

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
See all Presbyterian Homes & Services, Inc. communities

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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Legacy Pointe of Waukee

Legacy Pointe Blvd., Waukee, IA 50263

Provides: Assisted Living

Waukee Memory Care

1505 SE Laurel Street, Waukee, IA 50263

Provides: Memory Care

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Arbor Springs

7951 EP True Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266

We have really been happy with the friendliness of the staff members. Our loved one says nice things about the care she is getting, and every time we come to visit she is clean, well dressed and nails always...

Provides: Memory Care, Nursing Homes

Deerfield a CCRC

13731 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50323

Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
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Edencrest at Timberline

14001 Douglas Parkway, Urbandale, IA 50323

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
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Welcome to our seventh Edencrest location in the Des Moines metropolitan area. We are located just a half mile west of Des Moines Christian School in Urbandale. Our small/medium size community offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite Care to end-of-life care. The entire...

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Grand Living at Tower Place

540 South 51st Street, West Des Moines, IA 50265

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
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Embrace the next chapter of your life while unlocking a world of possibilities. Welcome to Grand Living at Tower Place — where the search for a remarkable senior living community ends and the dream continues.Grand Living offers independent living, assisted living, and memory care services. You...

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Spurgeon Manor

1204 Linden St, Dallas Center, IA 50063

Have looked at three townhomes at this complex. My parents like the area and the townhome idea. The fact that assisted living is right there is a plus.

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

Spurgeon Manor offers many levels of care: townhouses, independent apartment living, residential care, skilled and intermediate nursing care, including an Alzheimer’s unit. Residents currently living in our townhouses and independent apartments are privileged to preferential access to...

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Kennybrook Village

200 SW Brookside Drive, Grimes, IA 50111

I've lived here less than a year, which has been an interesting year for everyone. It was handled well by everyone. I plan to live here the rest of my life.

Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Nursing Homes

Kennybrook Village is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Grimes, Iowa. Located near the entrance of the Kennybrook Estates Subdivision, Kennybrook Village is the first community of its kind in the Grimes area. A CCRC is a campus that is tailored to the needs of senior adults who...


Fountain West Health Center

1501 Office Park Rd, West Des Moines, IA 50265

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

Provides: Assisted Living, Nursing Homes

Pine Acres

1499 Office Park Rd, West Des Moines, IA 50265

Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Nursing Homes

Senior Suites of Urbandale

4700 84th St, Urbandale, IA 50322

My parents are at Senior Suites and I’ve known other people that Have lived there for years and it’s very caring ..wonderful place ..the food is great it’s always clean ...friendly ..we love it

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Senior Suites of Urbandale is located in a quiet residential Urbandale neighborhood (northwest suburb of Des Moines).  The Suites is our assisted living community, while the Veranda is our licensed memory loss center in a residential care setting.  Available to you are many living choices with as...

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Cost of assisted living in Waukee, IA

The average cost of senior living in Waukee is 4,339 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Ankeny, IA with an average of 4,696 per month.

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What is assisted living?

Assisted living is long-term care for seniors who are generally active and independent, but who require increased supervision and help with some daily tasks. Staff can assist residents with activities of daily living like dressing, bathing, and medication management. Assisted living is also a good option for seniors seeking more socialization. Services and amenities in assisted living facilities often include:

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  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Help with personal care
  • Laundry
  • Social activities and outings
  • 24-hour emergency response
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Waukee, Iowa

Assisted Living

Assisted living communities have the luxury of regular social events and apartment style housing as well as personalized help. The types of service provided often include assistance with ADLs. Residents may be kept under supervision and assessment. In select situations, communities may provide “aging in place”, hospice, or respite. In Iowa, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $48,933 . The state of Iowa has specific rules associated with this kind of community. The Department of Inspections and Appeals, Health communities Division licenses this type of community. This community has a number of provisions concerning food and diet which include all meals must follow recommendations of the National Academy of Sciences Food and Nutrition Board, a health care provider must prescribe a therapeutic diet, communities must provide hot meals at least once a day, and a licensed dietitian must be available to write and approve the therapeutic menu. This type of community is required to have a staff member on duty 24 hours a day. The minimum number of residents for this community type is 3. There must be one toilet for every 1 residents and one bath or shower for every 1 residents. Public assistance is available through Medicaid 1915(c) Elderly Waiver program. Before a resident is accepted, they must go through a service plan screening to assure their needs are going to be met. This screening includes a number of areas of interest such as a multidisciplinary team must be involved in service planning when residents require personal care or health-related services, a comprehensive mental and physical assessment, and negotiated risk agreement. This type of community is required to offer a number of services. These include assistance with activities of daily living, resident access to a 24-hour personal emergency response system, assistance with personal care, and health-related services. This community type has a number of provisions pertaining to medication assistance. These provisions include medication reminders, medications may be administered by community staff, and reading instructions or other label information. Staff members receive training in a variety of subjects. These areas include fire safety, assisted living management or nursing course, emergency procedures, and accident.

Cost of Living

The cost of care for a community is affected by the community where it is located. Waukee has a median home value of around $210,456 and the median cost of rent is around $1,378 per month per month. The rent burden for Waukee is around 15.3% of the average person’s monthly income.

Demographics and Values

Racially, the population of Waukee is 92.5% white, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.0% Native American, 2.6% Asian, 1.0% black, 4.5% Hispanic, 0.7% other or not specified, and 3.2% mixed race. In Waukee, 79.8% participate in the labor force, 3.1% are widowed, 2.1% do not have health insurance, and 4.9% have some form of disability. In Waukee, 6.7% of the people are veterans of the United States armed forces. Of the population of Waukee 53.9% have a college degree, 16.2% have a high-school diploma, and 14.9% have a graduate degree. Currently, the population of Waukee consists of 20,649 people. Waukee has a population density of 384 people per square mile. Based on gender, 48.9% are male and 51.1% are female. The median age of Waukee is 33 years old.

State Information

An overview of Iowa

In terms of resources, Iowa has a cost of living index of 91.8, a grocery index rating of 95.9, and a housing index rating of 79.6. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. There are 120 general hospitals and 75 health centers that provide care for 3,168,703 Iowa residents. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Mercy Hospital, St. Lukes Hospital, and And Mercy Medical Center Cedar Rapids. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Iowa citizen is ranked 14th nation-wide. Additionally, Iowa is ranked 20th by standards of healthcare. Residents of Iowa enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 32nd in the United States.

Social demographics of the state

The median age in the state is 38, and 30% of the population is over the age of 55. In terms of religious values, 36% of Iowa’s population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 5,107 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-28%, Mainline Protestant-30%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Iowa there are 289 masonic lodges. In terms of diversity, Iowa ranks 43rd in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. In the most recent presidential election, 51% of Iowa residents voted Republican and 42% voted Democrat.

State-wide weather information

On average, Iowa has an air quality index rating of around 41.2 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 53.8 AQI. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 22F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 40F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 4F in the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in Iowa is around 72F. The average high summer temperature is around 88F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 55F in the month of June. The most precipitation occurs in July with an average of 6.46 inches of precipitation a month. On average, the state receives 2.93 inches of precipitation a month. On average, the humidity rating for Iowa is around 72%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 78%. While residents of Iowa mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Iowa can include floods and earthquakes (high).

Wildlife to be found in Iowa

The state of Iowa has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of Prickly Pear Cactus, Dryflower, Twinleaf, and Bunchberry. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the Coyote, the Bear, the Porcupine, or the Lynx. The state animal of Iowa is the Eastern Goldfinch.

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There are 19 assisted living facilities near Waukee, Iowa. See the full list.

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