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Bickford of West Des Moines

5050 Hawthorne Dr, West Des Moines, IA 50265

(15 reviews)

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Overview of Bickford of West Des Moines in West Des Moines, Iowa

At Bickford of West Des Moines, we provide a host of community features. Regular off-site adventures and excursions are very popular with our residents. Cats and dogs are welcome in private rooms. We have free wi-fi. Free resident parking is available at our location. Our purpose-built community has the aid of individualized care; every facet of the community is designed to cater to the particular needs of its occupants.

Dining Amenities

All meals are provided to residents. Dining options are comprised of restaurant-style dining and private dining rooms for residents who wish to celebrate special occasions or entertain visitors. We offer specified dining services such as vegetarian food and low/no sodium options.

On-Site Activities

We have specially curated on-site activities that stimulate both mental and physical abilities. Included in our exercise program are chair yoga, a type of yoga that is modified to a seated position for those with physical limitations. We love to celebrate with holiday parties, birthday parties, BBQ's, picnics, and outdoor parties and resident karaoke nights. We provide regular musical entertainment for the use of our residents - and in some instances, to take a trip down...

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Pricing at Bickford of West Des Moines

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1 Bedroom
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Reviews of Bickford of West Des Moines

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August 2020


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Highly Recommend

I would highly recommend it. My mom is happy there. I believe she is well taken care of. They have a lot of great activities. I have been happy with them and so has she. My mom likes the food. They have different floor plans to choose from. My mom has a one-bedroom.

June 2020


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Home like feel

Bickford of West Des Moines is a little smaller size community, and has a home like feel. The food is good. The staff is good. The rooms are on the small side which is common in senior living. They have outdoor space for the residents.

May 2020

Jeff Bowlsby

Review originally written on A Place For Mom

Good value, good care in West Des Moines at Bickford

My dad is not a joiner, the staff does their best to encourage him to participate in activities. The price for the area is pretty good, other places in the area are a lot higher. I like the smaller setting. I feel he gets more personalized care. The staff is wonderful. Food is not that great, they are having a hard time keeping a chef but they are working on it. It's nice that they are on one level so during the quarantine I can go to stand by his window and visit with him.


Senior Housing Types

Assisted living
Memory care

Health Care Services

Memory care
Ambulatory care
Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
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Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Restaurant style dining
Low / no sodium

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Bath tubs
Respite or short term stays offered
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Ground floor units

Community Amenities

On-site dining options

Private dining room

Transportation & parking

Resident parking available
Transportation at cost


Dogs allowed
Cats allowed

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Beauty salon
Central fireplace

Recreational areas

Piano or organ
Raised garden beds



Memory care services

Wander guard or similar system available
Secured community
Designed specifically to accommodate memory loss


Devotional activities on-site
Live well programs
Day trips and outings
Frequently asked questions about Bickford of West Des Moines

Bickford of West Des Moines offers Studio and 1 Bedroom. Learn more.

Bickford of West Des Moines has received an average review rating of 3.77 based on 9 reviews. See all reviews.

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