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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...

Rock Creek Senior Living

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...

The Suites of Ankeny

420 NW Ash Dr, Ankeny, IA 50023

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Independence Village of Ankeny

1275 SW State Street, Ankeny, IA 50023

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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...

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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...

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...

Bishop Drumm Retirement Center

5837 Winwood Dr, Johnston, IA 50131

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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...

Edencrest at The Tuscany NOW OPEN

1600 8th St SE, Altoona, IA 50009

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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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Deerfield a CCRC

13731 Hickman Rd, Clive, IA 50325

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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...

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,...

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...

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...

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Ames, Iowa


Care Homes

Residential care homes offer an intimate care experience for your loved one. They offer a domiciliary care environment with around the clock staff and personal support. This type of community is akin to a single-family home. Services offered might include three meals a day, washing clothes, and transit. In Iowa, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $48,933. The state of Iowa maintains specific regulations associated with this kind of community. The Department of Inspections and Appeals and Health communities Division governs this community type.


Cost of Living

The community where a community is based can have a significant effect on the total cost. The overall cost of living is a motivating factor in determining which care option works for you or your loved one. Ames has a median home value of $185,653 and the median cost of rent is around $1,079 per month. The rent burden for Ames is about 13.8% of the average monthly income.


Demographics and Values

Ames has a population density of 935 people per square mile. In Ames, 6.0% have some form of disability, 64.2% participate in the labor force, 29.3% live in poverty, and 2.1% are widows. Of the population of Ames 31.4% have a graduate degree, 62.7% have a college degree, and 13.3% have a high-school diploma. Out of the total city population, 53.3% are male and 46.7% are female. The median age of Ames is 23 years old. In Ames, 4.0% of the citizens are veterans of the United States military. Demographically, Ames is 3.5% Hispanic, 2.7% black, 10.2% Asian, 0.2% Native American, 0.5% other or not specified, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 83.0% white, and 3.3% mixed race.


State Information

An overview of Iowa

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. There are 120 general hospitals and 75 health centers that provide care for 3,168,703 Iowa residents. The three highest ranked hospitals in Iowa are Mercy Hospital, St. Lukes Hospital, and And Mercy Medical Center Cedar Rapids. 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.


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 the most recent presidential election, 51% of Iowa residents voted Republican and 42% voted Democrat. 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. In terms of diversity, Iowa ranks 43rd in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly.


State-wide weather information

Iowa experiences an average humidity rating of about 72%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 78%. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of July at around 6.46 inches. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Iowa is around 2.93 inches. 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. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 88F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 55F in the month of June. The average air quality index rating in Iowa is 41.2 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 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, bearberry, dryflower, and tumblegrass. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the black wolf, the gray wolf, the elk, or the porcupine. The state animal of Iowa is the eastern goldfinch.

Frequently asked questions about Care Homes in Iowa

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