Journey Senior Living of Ankeny

3602 NW 5th Street Ankeny IA 50023

866-465-5993

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Overview of Journey Senior Living of Ankeny in Ankeny, Iowa

At Journey Senior Living of Ankeny, we provide a variety of community amenities. Regularly scheduled off-site adventures and excursions are very popular with our occupants. Dogs and cats are welcome in private rooms. We offer free wi-fi and high speed internet. Free resident parking and guest parking is available at our location. Our purpose-built community provides the advantage of individualized care; every facet of the community is designed to cater to the particular needs of its residents.

Dining Options

We provide residents with meals throughout the day. It's our passion to entertain visiting company, meals provided. Dining includes restaurant-style dining, private dining rooms for residents who wish to celebrate special occasions or entertain visitors, and room service. Our residents can enjoy meals prepared by a professional chef. We offer specified meal alternatives such as low/no sodium options and low/no sugar options.

On-Site Activities

Residents can exercise their physical and mental well-being with specially curated on-site activities. To ensure residents enjoy a diverse cycle of events and amusement, we employ a full-time director of activities. The exercise program includes Tai Chi(add TM) classes - a wonderful and effective exercise for maintaining health of body and mind, at low physical impact, chair yoga, a type of yoga that is modified to a seated position for those with physical limitations, and ForeverFit(add TM)-based exercise program. We love to organize holiday parties, birthday parties and BBQ's, picnics, and outdoor parties. Our communal space has a piano centerpiece for musically inclined residents and scheduled performances. We offer Dakim BrainFitness(add TM), a clinically-proven brain-training program to help their residents improve and preserve mental functioning. Residents enjoy regular trips and outings to local neighborhoods and towns. Our entertainment center includes Wii Sports(add TM) Bowling for bowling enthusiasts. We provide regular musical entertainment for the use of our residents - and in some instances, to take a trip down memory lane. We offer inter-generational programs that have many benefits for both children and seniors - that emphasize the joys of human connectivity and propagate longer and happier. Residents can also join our gardening club. Our community activities cycle includes trivia nights, regular educational lectures covering a wide range of academic topics, and dances and "Senior Proms". 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 in mind. Our community grounds offers indoor and outdoor walking paths for the pleasure and convenience of our residents, raised gardening beds available to residents during their leisure hours, an outside patio garden accessible to all residents, and an enclosed-courtyard to enhance recreation hours.

Indoor Common Areas

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

Community Attributes at Journey Senior Living of Ankeny

Living Options and Amenities

We offer 1 and 2-bedroom units for potential residents who would enjoy living with a roommate, 1-bedroom units, 2-bedroom units, for potential residents seeking a roommate, wheelchair accessible units, and studio units. Northern and Southern-facing and ground floor quarters are available. Free wi-fi is provided to 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, providing residents with a space to prepare their own meals.

Featured Services at Journey Senior Living of Ankeny

Transportation

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

Personal Services

Our lobby has a dedicated concierge available to attend to the basic and immediate needs of you and your visitors. We have a beautician conveniently located on-site - residents can easily receive beauty treatments for all occasions. Personal housekeeping services are provided as needed. We offer grocery shopping services to eliminate the need for trips to the store.Our on-site beauty salon provides hair care and beauty treatments, and our on-site barbershop can take care of all your grooming needs. We offer laundry and dry cleaning services as well. Offsite devotional services are offered in the nearby area. There are also several churches located within the surrounding neighborhood.

Medical Care Services

Our 24-hour awake staff is available to assist your loved one in fulfilling time-sensitive needs, should they arise. All services are delivered by licensed practitioners present on staff 24/7. There are licensed nurses on-site to administer injections when needed. Our medication-care managers organize the medication services available to our residents. On-site RN's and LPN's are available. Our community staff includes registered nurses. We have a registered dietician / nutritionist on site. We have a Medical Director on staff who is responsible for putting together healthcare programs for residents, including medication management. In addition to other transfer services, our community provides 1-person assisted transfers. We are not licensed by the state to offer medication dispensing services, however, residents are supported in their self-medication efforts as much as possible. Our caregivers receive specialized training in all applicable fields. In our lobby, a dedicated concierge is available to handle the basic and immediate needs of you and your visitors. 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. Speech therapy services are provided by trained and certified speech-pathologists. 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. We offer skilled nursing care by licensed nurses, fully equipped to handle responsibilities such as wound care, tube feedings, and monitoring. At our community we offer adjunct therapies, such as light therapy, which can have positive effects on dementia, seasonal depression, and sleep disorders. Additionally, we offer sensory-based programming (like Snoezelen therapy) that creates relaxing and stimulating spaces for residents coping with anxiety or agitation. Our residents can schedule reminders and exceptions for both medications 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. This community provides ADL assistance, medication administration, and licensed nurses are onsite to administer injections when needed. We can administer a sliding scale program to monitor insulin levels via glucose tests, and adjust medications based on the results. 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. The facility supports outdoor leisure hours. Alzheimer's and dementia may encourage wandering as a means of coping with anxiety. Our facility utilizes a locked and secured perimeter to ensure the safety of our residents.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.

Find your home at Journey Senior Living of Ankeny

Community Certifications

Our community is licensed for 96 residents. The building was built in 2016. Our community is home to residents age 55 and above.

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. Our community is located near a college, and interaction with students who reside in the neighborhood is frequent.

Pricing at Journey Senior Living of Ankeny

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 Journey Senior Living of Ankeny

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  • Journey Senior Living

    Journey has been a great experience for us so far. I like that it’s only six blocks from home, so I’m able to visit often. I also love the... more

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    Journey Senior Living

    Journey has been a great experience for us so far. I like that it’s only six blocks from home, so I’m able to visit often. I also love the staff there. There is a 4 to 1 resident to caregiver ratio, so they are able to spend a lot of time... more

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    • Journey Senior Living of Ankeny Amenities

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

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