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 needs and nothing felt like home.  Since we couldn't find what we wanted, we decided to create what we needed.  Our main desire was to create a place that helped her achieve an equivalent peace and happiness that she had earlier in her life.

We understand that selecting a senior living community for your loved one is one of the toughest decisions that you will ever face. We will work with you to ensure that the transition is as easy and comfortable as possible. Whether your loved one is at home, in the hospital or even in another state, we can work with your hospital, insurance company, and doctor to make your difficult decision easier on you and your family.  Aging can be difficult — but we've also seen the beauty in aging.  Our mother's happiness inspired us.  We created Bickford for her and now we're devoted to serving yours.  We look forward to meeting you soon.

Personalized Care
Medication Assistance
Mobility Assistance
Memory Care
Health Care Coordination
Dining Experience
Maintenance Free


  • The Right Place For Mom

    I am happy with the staff they are very nice. Mom is doing really well and adjusting. they are really good there, if the residents don't come out they knock on their door and invite them to meals or activities...

  • Very friendly staff!!

    I enjoyed my tour very much of this community, it was only three minutes walking distance from my house and a very convenient location. The staff was very professional and welcoming to my mother and I. I loved...

  • The entire staff are very friendly and easy to get along with!!!

    They offer a variety of activities Monday through Friday. I would like to see some activities on the weekend. The food looks good and smells good. The chef is willing to assist in anyway they can. They have...

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Community Details

  • Amenities

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

Housing Types Provided

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
  • Nursing Home
  • Adult Day Services
  • Care Homes
  • Independent Living
  • Home Care
  • Respite Care
  • Senior Apartments