Prairie Hills of Des Moines

5815 SE 27th St, Des Moines, IA 50320


About the community Prairie Hills of Des Moines

Prairie Hills Des Moines is tucked in to a beautiful wooded setting just south of Easter Lake and Ewing Park in Des Moines. Our quiet country location is near the shopping, dining, and entertainment options of the Southridge Mall area. Hospitals and medical services are also just minutes away. Our residents call us a south side jewel! With 74 studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments, we offer Assisted Living and Memory Care and provide customized services to each resident based on their individual wishes and needs. We are proud to offer our residents personalized services so they can enjoy living just as they choose. Excellent food, convenient transportation, recreational activities, and much more await you at Prairie Hills Des Moines! Please call us for a tour!

Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living
Memory care

Pricing for Prairie Hills of Des Moines

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

Studio
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$XXXX
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1 Bedroom
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$XXXX
/mo
2 Bedrooms
Starting at
$XXXX
/mo
Semi-Private
Starting at
$XXXX
/mo

*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.

Amenities at Prairie Hills of Des Moines

Health Care Services

Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Ambulatory care
Memory care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
Doctor
Podiatrist
Physical therapist

Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Anytime dining
Guest meals
International cuisine

Room Amenities

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

Community Amenities

Memory care services

Secured community
Designed specifically to accommodate memory loss
Enclosed courtyard
Indoor walking paths

Transporation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Transportation at cost
Uncovered parking

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Main street shops
Indoor atrium

Services

Beautician
Grocery shopping and errands
Housekeeping
Laundry service / drycleaning

Pets

Cats allowed
Dogs allowed

Primary language spoken by staff

English

Recreational areas

Billiards lounge
Fitness center
Game room
Jacuzzi

On-site dining options

Café or bistro
Private dining room

Activities

Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Visiting chaplain or priest
Protestant services

Reviews for Prairie Hills of Des Moines

4.5

(23 reviews)

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Cleanliness

4.7

Care services

4.4

Staff

4.0

Meals & dining

4.0

Activities

4.5

Value for cost

4.5

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5.0
September 8, 2021
Sam - Loved one of resident/client
Senior Living

It's a good location. The residents seem to get whatever freedom they want or need. The facility offers a good amount of activities. Sometimes the staff can be al little big difficult. But other than that, it seems to be a good place.

Response from Prairie Hills of Des Moines

September 9, 2021

Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate your information and would love to get some details on your interaction with out staff. Please reach out to Lyla Erwin, Portfolio Leader, at 319-550-1527. Thank you!


2.5
June 15, 2021
Anonymous - Child of resident/client
Very Disappointed in The Service

I would tell others not to put your loved one here. There was an incident when my loved one was taken to the hospital to see if they had a fractured foot. The community didn't call me, it ended up being the hospital that ended up calling me. There was a leaking toilet, nothing saying it was wet or a way to clean it up on the floor. The community didn't tell us why my loved one wasn't using the bathroom and ended up getting their own shoes dirty. The community takes the residents to doctor appointments. The eye appointment was canceled a few times due to the community not taking my loved one to the doctor. They lack in skills in trying to motivate my loved one to go to the doctor. None of the staff seemed to know how to handle these situations. There was someone new who took all of our complaints. There have been personal belongings that have gone missing several times.


4.0
June 10, 2021
anonymous - Child of resident/client
Highly recommend

We chose Prairie Hills of Des Moines because they had 2 bedroom apartments available in memory care with a bigger space and a nice outdoor area. It was more like a country setting which we liked. They do not always have the activities that are listed on the calendar which has been a little bit of an issue. Overall I would recommend to others who are looking.


4.0
November 17, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Looks appealing, but look further

My scores are based off of what we saw in the facility before COVID. We chose Prairie Hills because of the location, the layout of the facility, as well as the staff members. The room sizes here are on the smaller side compared to some others we saw. My in-laws have said the food has been an issue, they keep having turnover in chefs, so the food isn't consistent. Turnover does seem to be an issue at the facility, but it might be due to COVID. Overall, I would not recommend at the moment.

Response from Prairie Hills of Des Moines

March 1, 2021

It’s important to us that our customers are more than satisfied and we would like the opportunity to resolve this issue immediately. Please reach out to our Portfolio Leader, Nick Lensch directly at [removed] at your earliest convenience.


5.0
June 24, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Home Away from Home

It is a very very nice place. The people are very friendly. There are a lot of opportunities for activities. You need to speak up if you feel your loved one needs more help engaging with activities. The food was good. The layout of the community is good. I was very pleased with the room my mom had, it was very spacious.

Response from Prairie Hills of Des Moines

March 1, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We take pride in providing Red Carpet service and are thrilled to hear your positive feedback. We look forward to serving you again in the future!


5.0
July 8, 2019
Anonymous - Toured community

Beautiful property, friendly staff, and nice amenities. A little too far outside of town for us, most likely.


5.0
January 18, 2019
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Just like home.

My Aunt lived here for years and was extremely happy that she was able to stay through her final days. The staff were all so loving to her through all of her life changes. I’m so thankful she found a place she felt like was her final home. I would recommend this building for anyone looking for a place for their loved one.

Response from Prairie Hills of Des Moines

March 1, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We take pride in providing Red Carpet service and are thrilled to hear your positive feedback. We look forward to serving you again in the future!


5.0
November 7, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community

Beautiful well kept place! Extremely friendly staff. Plenty of activities to choose from. Very much enjoyed our visit with staff and residents.

Response from Prairie Hills of Des Moines

March 1, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We take pride in providing Red Carpet service and are thrilled to hear your positive feedback. We look forward to serving you again in the future!


5.0
October 4, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community

Mom really likes this community and would like to live here. Although she feels it is out of here price range. This is her #1 choice for Assisted Living. There is no Independent Living.

Response from Prairie Hills of Des Moines

March 1, 2021

Thank you for your feedback! Please don't hesitate to reach out to us in order to explore all of the potential benefits available to you to help make any assisted living more accessible to your family. We look forward to working with you!


5.0
September 18, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
My mother's care

This was a nice tour for care.The staff was able to answer the questions that we had on the care that is offered. They have a good environment. We liked the menu and the list of activities. Families should consider a four for the care of a loved one

Response from Prairie Hills of Des Moines

March 1, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We take pride in providing Red Carpet service and are thrilled to hear your positive feedback. We look forward to serving you again in the future!


5.0
July 25, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
A great fit for mom

We are a lot happier with my mother-in-law at Prairie Hills than at Ramsey where she came from. Prairie Hills is doing a great job, it is a homier environment the staff is pleasant, friendly and they all address her by her first name when they greet her It is secured area so we know she is safe there. Right now the apt my mother-in-law is in is a bit big but they just told us they have a studio available for her and will be moving her there. They do have transportation for the residents who need it and they have signed my mother-in-law up with the Mobile doctor who will be seeing her there for regular wellness checkups and medication reviews. They also have a hair dresser visit her every week which she really likes. There are lots of activities and she does participate from time to time so they do keep the residents busy. I would definitely recommend Prairie Hills to my friends and family.

Response from Prairie Hills of Des Moines

March 1, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We take pride in providing Red Carpet service and are thrilled to hear your positive feedback. We look forward to serving you again in the future!


4.0
June 1, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Happy with Her Move

My mother is doing well with her move to this community. Everything has worked out great. I'am pleased with all they have done for us. This is a lovely community.

Response from Prairie Hills of Des Moines

March 1, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We take pride in providing Red Carpet service and are thrilled to hear your positive feedback. We look forward to serving you again in the future!


4.0
November 17, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
A home for my mom

I like the homie atmosphere here for my mom. The community is making it comfortable for her. The staff is very nice and caring. She likes the activities of playing bingo, daily exercises and getting her nails done. The community is very clean and maintained. She is staying active and seems to be enjoying the care that she is getting. I highly recommend this community for great care and value.

Response from Prairie Hills of Des Moines

March 1, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We take pride in providing Red Carpet service and are thrilled to hear your positive feedback. We look forward to serving you again in the future!


5.0
September 15, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Prairie Hills has a homey feel to it!!

They offer a lot of activities including exercise classes. I have tried the food and I thought it was good. They offer a variety of healthy choices. I would recommend this community. The community is clean and well taken care of. The staff are very good and friendly. I am pleased with this community.

Response from Prairie Hills of Des Moines

March 1, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We take pride in providing Red Carpet service and are thrilled to hear your positive feedback. We look forward to serving you again in the future!


5.0
August 12, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Truly A Lovely Community With Kind People

My parents are doing very well here at this community. They are doing an outstanding job caring for them and their needs. The community looks great, they do a very good with making sure the facility and grounds is well maintained. There are lovely activities offered. They recently had a state fair party for all the residents and their families. The meals are well balanced. They are being care for very well. I would highly recommend this community.


4.0
October 27, 2015
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
wonderful

Prairie Hills at Des Moines is just wonderful compared to the other facility we were at. The food is supposed to be wonderful. The people seem very genuine. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They remember my husbands name and are very kind. I am getting more value here that I was previously. I am paying slightly less than the previous location also. The staff are always checking in on him. They do have lot going on as far as activities too. They are very quick to give us information. They help us with anything we need, they don't just leave you on your own. So far everything is going wonderful at this facility.


5.0
September 15, 2015
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
activities are their best suit

At Prairie Hills at Des Moines the activities are their best suit. There was confusion on cleaning. The staff changed the status of moms room. Originally she was in assisted living and now she is in memory care. So there was some confusion with that, but it has been resolved. We are really happy with this facility.


5.0
June 25, 2015
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
I would recommend them to anyone.

I think they are good. They are awesome, every single one of them. I would recommend them to anyone. The food is great, and all the people are super nice. My mom was not thrilled to be going there, but she has really grown to like it.


5.0
April 9, 2015
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Great Facility

I wouldnt have chosen a better this has exceeded my needs and very happy. The director and the staff are friendly and actually cares about the patients. They help them with day to day things and have some activities. Its not that expensive as you would think.


5.0
January 2, 2014
Jolene - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
The agent who helped me was very info...

The agent who helped me was very informative. She took her time to know my loved ones needs. Also helped provide information on some financial ad.


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