Illahee Hills

8308 Colby Parkway Urbandale IA 50322

866-465-5993

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Illahee Hills is a senior living community here in Urbandale that is kind of a hidden gem.

We are located atop a hill in a quiet residential neighborhood. We have been here more than 25 years, and have employees that have been with us since we opened! Within walking distance we have a large grocery store, many restaurants, veterinarian services, shopping and much much more!

Although we are an individual entity, we are backed by our parent company Holiday Retirement, and we have over 20,000 residents within the USA and Canada! Over 20,000 residents can't be wrong!

We aren’t an assisted living, and we aren’t a nursing home. We are a close-knit community of older adults that have decided to make the hard things in life a little easier, and at the same time with the way we are designed, we naturally encourage neighborliness and friendships.

How do we do that???

We have an onsite restaurant that we serve 3 meals a day in, not a “dining room”. Each meal is served restaurant style by waiters and waitresses. We come around and take orders from each table rather than passing a pre-planned meal tray out to each resident. Our meals are prepared by a chef, with the help of a dietician, so not only are they nutritious, but they are delicious!

By doing things this way, we naturally encourage socialization and community. Dining becomes more of a social engagement activity rather than just meals. Who doesn’t love good food and a good conversation?

We also offer housekeeping services once weekly and each resident has their apartment cleaned by the same housekeeper who also doubles as our server during meals. Each housekeeper/ server gets to know each resident very closely and if something seems off, they tend to notice.

What if my loved one needs more than Illahee Hills offers medically???

We are proud to partner with our community and the home care options of your choice. We welcome any home care company or private duty person to come in and provide necessary services to your loved one on an as needed basis.
(this is typically much less costly than assisted living)

How does this make us different?

We are “all-inclusive” therefore these things are included in the rent, not charged extra for, however, because we are not an assisted living our prices are significantly lower than what an assisted living charges. There is one monthly rent payment amount and that is it. Included in that rent is Electric, Water, Cable, Wi-Fi (in common areas), meals, housekeeping, and, our best feature We haven’t mentioned yet, “Great Call”.

Great call is a pendant (or watch) device that is GPS enabled, and is useable anywhere there is a cell phone signal. This device is flat out amazing! Not only is it for emergencies, but it can be used to provide directions, answer questions, and provide peace of mind for our residents. With Great Call, there is someone at the push of a button 24 hours a day 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Whether you are at the grocery store, locked out of your apartment, need paramedics etc. Each resident is provided a great call pendant upon move in, included in the rent, not as an extra charge.


We Invite you to come in and take tour to see for yourself what we have to offer, and how we can help. If you are able, we would love to have you join us for Lunch (12 Noon Daily), or Supper (5pm Daily). There is no charge to come in, enjoy a meal, and see if our community will fit your needs. Just let us know when it will work for you so we can have our chef prepare enough food for everyone.


We look forward to talking with you soon about what we can do to make things easier.

Pricing at Illahee Hills

Room Type
Monthly Range* (USD)

Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Semi-Private
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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 Illahee Hills

4.4 of 5 Average rating
25 Reviews
Reviews gathered from across the web
(13) A Place For Mom
(12) SeniorAdvisor.com
  • Staff were helpful and responsive as we gathered information and made the decision to move my Dad to Illahee. There is a strong community feel where staff and residents are known by name and take time to form relationships. Contracted services available on site have been very helpful (blood pressure clinic, podiatry, barber, occupational therapy, physical therapy and home health aides)

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    Staff were helpful and responsive as we gathered information and made the decision to move my Dad to Illahee. There is a strong community feel where staff and residents are known by name and take time to form relationships. Contracted services available on site have been very helpful (blood pressure clinic, podiatry, barber, occupational therapy, physical therapy and home health aides)

  • Ready to settle in

    I relocated to be close to family and this community is wonderful. It is independent living and if I needed more help I would just contract people to help me. I have a suite here. It is always clean with no odors. They have 2 delicious meals a day. The staff is efficient and nice. They have a salon available to me. They have a weekly calendar with a different activity each day. They also offer PT and OT therapy if fact the PT director checked on me daily when I was having some respiratory issues. They have lots of pine trees and the grounds are pretty

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    Ready to settle in

    I relocated to be close to family and this community is wonderful. It is independent living and if I needed more help I would just contract people to help me. I have a suite here. It is always clean with no odors. They have 2 delicious meals a day. The staff is efficient and nice. They have a salon available to me. They have a weekly calendar with a different activity each day. They also offer PT and OT therapy if fact the PT director checked on me daily when I was having some respiratory issues. They have lots of pine trees and the grounds are pretty

  • I would recommend this community.

    There is good communication with the main office and they help you feel relaxed. They offer daily activities as well as there is access to a church. They have people come in for Sunday school and communion. The activities director is good. They have a nice restaurant style dining room. They have varied menu options and they will personalize your meals for you. The community is clean the housekeeping is very accommodating, do their job well and have helped make mom feel comfortable.

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    I would recommend this community.

    There is good communication with the main office and they help you feel relaxed. They offer daily activities as well as there is access to a church. They have people come in for Sunday school and communion. The activities director is good. They have a nice restaurant style dining room. They have varied menu options and they will personalize your meals for you. The community is clean the housekeeping is very accommodating, do their job well and have helped make mom feel comfortable.

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Community Details at Illahee Hills

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    • Illahee Hills Amenities

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

    Senior Housing Types Provided at Illahee Hills

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      • Independent Living
      • Assisted Living
      • Memory Care
      • Nursing Home
      • Care Homes
      • Home Care
      • Senior Apartments