Rock Creek Senior Living

3602 NW 5th Street, Ankeny, IA 50023

About the community

Journey Senior Living of Ankeny is an Assisted Living and Memory Care community serving Ankeny, Iowa and surrounding communities. We provide the ideal solution for seniors who value their independence but may require some assistance with activities of daily living.

Opened November 2016. Journey Senior Living of Ankeny will offer a safe and secure environment for our residents with a loving and compassionate staff all with the focus of providing a dignified lifestyle.

Our mission and christian belief is to serve our residents and their families by providing a place of safety and security where everyone is treated with love, compassion and dignity.

Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living
Memory care

Pricing at Rock Creek Senior Living

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

Base fees by room type

Starting at
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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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.


Health Care Services

Memory care
Ambulatory care
Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
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Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Guest meals
Professional chef
Restaurant style dining

Room Amenities

Respite or short term stays offered
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Ground floor units
Handicap accessible
Air conditioned

Community Amenities

On-site dining options

Café or bistro
Private dining room

Transportation & parking

Resident parking available
Transportation at cost
Uncovered parking


Dogs allowed
Cats allowed

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Main street shops
Barber shop

Recreational areas

Fitness center
Game room
Movie or theater room
Piano or organ


Grocery shopping and errands
Laundry service / drycleaning

Memory care services

Wander guard or similar system available
Secured community
Designed specifically to accommodate memory loss
Enclosed courtyard


Devotional activities offsite
Art classes
Educational speakers / life long learning
Live well programs

Reviews of Rock Creek Senior Living


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April 30, 2021
anonymous - Spouse or partner of resident/client
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Our tour of Journey Senior Living

We toured Journey and it is a very high quality place. The meals are all chef prepared and you can order food at anytime of the day so they are not served cafeteria style. They did not have any openings when we needed but I would highly recommend them.

March 22, 2021
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Pleased with our choice

We chose Journey Senior Living of Ankeny because when she was in the hospital, they were not allowed to go back home due to health concerns. They were able to take her right away. They also helped us out with a price and really worked with us to make sure they could take her. Once we got in here, the staff members really bent over backwards for us. They are excellent with communication, we get special ones from the memory care wing that keep us informed. One of the things we have come to appreciate is that they are not a large facility and I think she is getting more personal care here. I would recommend to others looking.

June 25, 2020
Linda - Loved one of resident/client
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Thankful A Place for Mom helped me find this good fit for my mom.

I felt that my mom needed memory care, the thing that impressed me the most about Journey was that is was a smaller size community. I liked that they have large rooms with their own bathroom. You really got to know the staff that was caring for your loved one. The community was set up in a square with a beautiful garden in the center. They have a very low turn over rate with the staff. My mom had a stroke during Covid-19 and the nurse was very kind and let me in to see her. The only negative was that the marketing director lead me to believe that she could stay there through the end of life and did not turn out to be the case.

June 23, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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Almost like home

I thought it was a very homey place. They have good food. The staff was generally good. You always had a different person helping you. The room sizes were good. They have a gardening room and a patio.

April 20, 2020
Priscilla Zenor - Loved one of resident/client
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The Next Best Thing to Being At Home

Whenever I come there, I am always greeted by the staff as I come in. Even the residents were very friendly to my dad. The staff make it a point to know all of the resident's names. I like, and my dad really appreciates, the restaurant style menu for the meals. That way he can order what he wants. The rooms have individual thermostats, so my dad has control of the temperature, which is a big thing for him and is a really nice feature.

November 8, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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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 with the residents. They are so kind, and they are always willing and ready to help. It’s a brand new facility, one of about five new ones built in our area in the past year, but I would definitely recommend it to others.

July 26, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
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Pleasant Tour of This Community

I had a good tour of this community. I toured it for my mother, and her needs. The community was a nice looking, everything looked great. The staff was welcoming, and kind. They were informative, and my questions were answered. The experience went well overall.

Response from Rock Creek Senior Living

September 28, 2017

Thank you for the nice review!

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