Bickford of West Des Moines

5050 Hawthorne Dr West Des Moines IA 50265

866-465-5993

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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 memory lane. Our entertainment center includes Wii Sports(add TM) Bowling for bowling enthusiasts. Residents enjoy regular trips and outings to local neighborhoods and towns. Our communal space has a piano centerpiece for musically inclined residents and scheduled performances. Our community offers a healthy living program covering cognitive, dietary, and physical health to ensure residents live their best and healthiest lives. For residents who are reluctant to participate in social or recreational activities, we offer pet therapy as a positive and stimulating alternative. Our community activities cycle includes trivia nights and frequent wine-tasting nights consisting of a wide-spectrum of vintages and flavor palettes to sample and then compare notes on with friends and fellow residents. Happy hour has a positive impact on the community; residents enjoy lively camaraderie.

Outdoor Common Areas

Outdoor common areas are designed with accessibility, flow, and movement for resident mobility. Our community grounds offers raised gardening beds available to residents during their leisure hours and an outside patio garden accessible to all residents.

Indoor Common Areas

Indoor common areas are quiet and a nice place to enjoy the company of fellow residents or to just relax. Our community is secured to ensure our residents are protected. Residents have access to our communal spaces including a TV lounge, perfect for catching the latest episode of your favorite show or enjoying sports programming with other residents.

Community Attributes at Bickford of West Des Moines

Living Options and Amenities

We offer 1-bedroom units, wheelchair accessible units, and studio units. Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western-facing and ground floor quarters are available. We have free wi-fi for all of our residents. To accommodate our residents, our community has WanderGuard capability, and air conditioning and temperatures are regulated to optimize comfort and safety. Some apartments are equipped with kitchenettes so that residents can make their own food. Resident units featuring roll-in and wheelchair accessible showers are available.

Featured Amenities at Bickford of West Des Moines

Transportation

All of our residents have access to our transportation services at a reasonable cost.

Personal Services

We have a beautician conveniently located on-site - residents can easily receive beauty treatments for all occasions. Our convenient on-site beauty salon provides hair care and beauty treatments. We offer on-site devotional services, so residents can practice or worship in the privacy of our community. There are also several churches located within the surrounding neighborhood.

Pet Care Options

Pet care is offered for our residents' beloved pets.

Medical Care Services

Our staff is awake and available 24 hours a day to assist your loved one with any time-sensitive needs that may arise. All services are delivered by licensed practitioners who are on staff 24/7. Staff can engage in monitoring residents' blood sugar to tailor daily pill dosages. Our community staff includes registered nurses. The facility offers 2-person assisted transfers, including sitting-to-standing, standing-to-sitting, etc. We recruit first-class visiting podiatrists whose job it is to ensure our residents are happy, fit, and mobile. Regular visits from specialized occupational therapists are available to residents to aid development, recovery, improvements, and maintenance of skills needed for daily living. A visiting nurse is available to all residents. We always have a doctor on call to handle adjustments in medication, continued consultation, and urgent medical needs when they arise. A dentist pays regular visits to our facility. Our residents may schedule reminders for medication and care activities. On-site hospice care is provided. Our community offers respite care - a short-term stay at a senior living community - perfect for those recovering from a hospital visit, the interim during which a caregiver takes an extended vacation, or simply to experience a senior living trial period. Services include incontinence care for bladder-related and bowel-related symptoms. Services for residents with Disorientation/Lack of Awareness issues ensure residents are well-directed and receive support in living a healthy lifestyle, and that no one's needs are neglected. Restless residents may wander to cope with the anxiety caused by Alzheimer's disease and dementia - our facility features a locked and secured neighborhood to ensure the safety of all. Our facilities are secure and the staff is specially trained in de-escalating exit-seeking behaviors. We accept residents with behavioral issues - our staff is specially trained in de-escalating behavioral episodes and our facilities are fully equipped to handle any related occurrences that may arise. Our staff is specially trained in de-escalating exit-seeking behaviors.

Community highlights at Bickford of West Des Moines

Community Certifications

Our community is licensed for 66 residents. The building was built in 1996.

Local Emergency Services

Local fire, police, and EMT services are nearby and ready to respond.

Local Area Amenities

There are shopping centers and beautiful parks located in the surrounding neighborhood. Hotels are conveniently located near the facility for residents' guests and visitors.

Pricing at Bickford of West Des Moines

Room Type
Monthly Range* (USD)

Studio
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1 Bedroom
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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.

Reviews of Bickford of West Des Moines

3.8 of 5 Average rating
15 Reviews
Reviews gathered from across the web
(9) A Place For Mom
(6) SeniorAdvisor.com
  • 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.

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    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.

  • 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.

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    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.

  • 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.

    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.

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Community Details at Bickford of West Des Moines

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    • Bickford of West Des Moines Amenities

      • Devotional Services Onsite
      • Outdoor Common Areas
      • Beautician Onsite
      • Activities Offsite
      • Vegetarian
      • Activities Onsite
      • Indoor Common Areas
      • Meals Provided

    Senior Housing Types Provided at Bickford of West Des Moines

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