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Assisted Living near West Des Moines, Iowa

The Gardens of Jefferson

1000 W Washington Street, Jefferson, IA 50129

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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...

Journey Senior Services

17504 Mahogany, Carroll, IA 51401

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Carlisle Center for Assisted Living

685 Cole Street, Carlisle, IA 50047

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Homestead of Osceola

334 N Westview Dr, Osceola, IA 50213

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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...

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...

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...

Bishop Drumm Retirement Center

5837 Winwood Dr, Johnston, IA 50131

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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'...

Holland Farms

2800 Sunset Dr, Norwalk, IA 50211

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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...

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,...

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...

Independence Village of Pella

2602 Fifield Rd, Pella, IA 50219

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For over 25 years, Independence Village of Pella has created memorable moments with our residents and provided them with customized retirement experiences. Our mission is simple: make the absolute best experience each day for our residents and their families.Independent LivingWhen it comes to...

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,...

Glenwood Place

2907 South 6th Street, Marshalltown, IA 50158

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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...

The Suites of Ankeny

420 NW Ash Dr, Ankeny, IA 50023

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Allen Place

1406 East 19th Street, Atlantic, IA 50022

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Allen Place is a senior living community in Atlantic Iowa near the Nishna Hills Golf Club. Our community has a wonderful view of the lush green rolling hills but we are close enough to town for frequent outings to restaurants, shopping and our local farmers market. We also take regular visits to...

Deerfield a CCRC

13731 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50323

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Manning Senior Living

203 11th St, Manning, IA 51455

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Bickford of Ames

2418 Kent Ave, Ames, IA 50010

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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...

Eden Acres Campus of Perry Lutheran Homes

1300 28th St, Perry, IA 50220

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Perry Lutheran Homes Eden Acres Campus is located on the rich plains of Perry, Iowa 25 miles NW of Des Moines. Eden Acres is like a close-nit community of extended friends and family and has been part of the Perry community since 1957.In 2014, we opened a new, 72,000 square feet nursing, memory...

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...

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...

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...

Greenfield Manor

615 SE Kent Street, Greenfield, IA 50849

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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...

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....

Homestead of Chariton

1110 N 6th St, Chariton, IA 50049

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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 Northridge Assisted Living, we have created an environment which combines and celebrates these memorable aspects of life...

Woodlands Creek Senior Living

12675 Woodlands Pkwy, Clive, IA 50325

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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...

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...

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...

Bickford of Marshalltown

101 New Castle Road, Marshalltown, IA 50158

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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 needs and nothing...

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...

Homestead of Albia

6592 165th St, Albia, IA 52531

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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 Homestead, we have created an environment which combines and celebrates these memorable aspects of life and creates new...

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...

Swan Place

1024 E. 12th Street, Carroll, IA 51401

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Swan Place is located in the picturesque small town of Carroll, Iowa. We are on the east end of town just one block south of Northeast Park. Our beautiful community evokes images of country living, with its large front porch and white picket fence in front. We have two enclosed courtyards where...

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...

Bickford of Fort Dodge

1536 20th Avenue North, Fort Dodge, IA 50501

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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...

Edencrest at The Tuscany (Opening Summer 2021)

1600 8th St SE, Altoona, IA 50009

(877) 616-7329

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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...

Edencrest at The Legacy

2901 Cedar St, Norwalk, IA 50211

(877) 616-7329

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Independence Village of Ames

1325 Coconino Rd, Ames, IA 50014

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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...

West Des Moines, Iowa

Assisted Living

Assisted living communities have the luxury of a sense of community as well as personalized care. Assisted living communities usually offer aid with appointments and transit, supervision of care, and aid with the activities of daily life. Under certain circumstances, communities may offer continuing care, respite, or dementia care. In Iowa, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $48,933 . Iowa has a number of provisions associated with this type of community. The Department of Inspections and Appeals, Health communities Division supervises this community type. Before a resident is accepted, they must go through a service plan screening to ensure their needs are going to be met. This screening includes a number of areas of interest such as a comprehensive mental and physical assessment, a multidisciplinary team must be involved in service planning when residents require personal care or health-related services, and negotiated risk agreement. This community has a number of provisions concerning food and diet which include communities must provide hot meals at least once a day, a health care provider must prescribe a therapeutic diet, all meals must follow recommendations of the National Academy of Sciences Food and Nutrition Board, and a licensed dietitian must be available to write and approve the therapeutic menu. Public assistance is available through Medicaid 1915(c) Elderly Waiver program. This community type has a number of provisions pertaining to medication assistance. These provisions include packaging at the resident’s direction, medication reminders, and reading instructions or other label information. Staff members receive education in a variety of areas. These include: emergency procedures, assisted living management or nursing course, accident, and fire safety. This type of community is required to offer a number of services. These include health-related services, assistance with activities of daily living, assistance with personal care, and resident access to a 24-hour personal emergency response system. This type of community is required to have a staff member on duty 24 hours a day. There must be one bath or shower for every 1 residents and one toilet for every 1 residents. The minimum number of residents for this community type is 3.


Cost of Living

The cost of care for a community is influenced by the city where it is located. Monthly, the median rent in West Des Moines is around $1,266 per month and the median price of a house in West Des Moines is $202,601. The rent burden for West Des Moines is about 15.4% of the average person’s monthly income.


Demographics and Values

Out of the total population of West Des Moines, 4.3% are widows, 74.9% participate in the labor force, 7.8% have some form of disability, and 3.4% do not have health insurance. The total population of West Des Moines consists of 65,608 people. West Des Moines has a population density of 537 people per square mile. In terms of education, 55.2% have a college degree, 13.4% have a high-school diploma, and 18.7% have a graduate degree. Demographically, West Des Moines is 86.4% white, 5.5% Hispanic, 1.8% mixed race, 7.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.1% Native American, 3.8% black, and 0.7% other or not specified. Based on gender, 48.9% are male and 51.1% are female. The median age of West Des Moines is 35 years old. In West Des Moines, 5.7% of the people are veterans.


State Information

An overview of Iowa

Out of a national average of 100, Iowa has a cost of living index rating of 92, a grocery index rating of 96, and a housing index rating of 80. Residents of Iowa enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 32nd in the United States. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Iowa citizen is ranked 14th nation-wide. Additionally, Iowa is ranked 20th by healthcare standards. The state of Iowa has 120 hospitals and 75 health centers, providing care to a population of 3,168,703. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Mercy Hospital, St. Lukes Hospital, and And Mercy Medical Center Cedar Rapids.


Social demographics of the state

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 non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-28%, Mainline Protestant-30%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. In Iowa there are 289 masonic lodges. During the latest presidential election, 51% voted for the Republican candidate while 42% voted for the Democratic candidate. In terms of diversity, Iowa ranks 43rd in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. The state has a median age of 38 and 30% of its population being over the age of 55.


State-wide weather information

The average temperature in the winter falls to around 22F. The average high winter temperature is around 40F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 4F in the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 72F. The average high summer temperature is around 88F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 55F during the month of June. On average, the state receives 2.93 inches of precipitation a month. The most precipitation occurs in July with an average of 6.46 inches of precipitation a month. The average humidity across the state is 72%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 78% in the month of December. The average air quality index rating in Iowa is 41.2 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 53.8 AQI. 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, Tumblegrass, Bunchberry, and Bearberry. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the Bison, the Coyote, the Lynx, or the Porcupine. The state animal of Iowa is the Eastern Goldfinch.

Frequently asked questions about Assisted Living facilities in Iowa

There are 50 assisted living facilities near West Des Moines, Iowa. See the full list.

Arlington Place of Grundy Center, The Suites of Ankeny and Edencrest at The Legacy are the top rated assisted living facilities near West Des Moines, Iowa. See full list of communities.

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