The Bridges at Ankeny

3510 NW Abilene Road, Ankeny, IA 50023

About the community

The Bridges at Ankeny offers high-quality services and accommodations for older adults throughout Central Iowa. Situated on 13 acres we offer a range of senior living services that include Assisted Living Memory Care, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, Long Term Care, Respite Care, and Hospice. Phase two of our community will include Independent Living and Assisted Living options.

Our community is masterfully planned so our residents will experience a safe and secure environment in a home like setting. Our compassionate staff will strive to ensure each resident enjoys a fulfilled lifestyle and be proud the call The Bridges of Ankeny their home.

Senior Living Options Offered

Memory care

Pricing at The Bridges at Ankeny

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

Base fees by room type

Starting at

*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
Anytime dining
Guest meals
Restaurant style dining

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Bath tubs
Respite or short term stays offered
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Private patio, deck, or balcony
Handicap accessible

Community Amenities

On-site dining options

Café or bistro
Private dining room

Transportation & parking

Transportation at cost

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Beauty salon
Meeting room

Recreational areas

Arts and crafts center
Fitness center
Movie or theater room
Piano or organ


Laundry service / drycleaning

Memory care services

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

Primary language spoken by staff



Catholic services
Art classes
Cooking classes
Educational speakers / life long learning

Reviews of The Bridges at Ankeny


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July 23, 2019
Ken Gregersen - Loved one of resident/client
Love this facility!

My wife is in the latter stages of dementia as a result of Alzheimer's Disease. When I could no longer safely care for her at home, I visited several homes in the area looking for a safe and comfortable place for her to live. I moved her in fall of 2016 and I still visit her 3 times a day. From day one, the staff welcomed her, and me. The staff make sure her needs are met. The meals are excellent. There is an abundance of fresh food, not just canned, frozen or prepared food. I make it a point to be with my wife for nearly all of her meals so I am well aware of what is served. The colleagues that teach nursing students and train CNAs must recognize the quality of care at The Bridges as they regularly bring their students to The Bridges to receive their practical training.

June 17, 2019
mm7893 - Loved one of resident/client

My mom stayed at The Bridges for her rehab after her shoulder surgery. The therapy team was amazing and always took the time with her. She is grateful to have recovered and is back home. But, if we need to go somewhere in the future THE BRIDGES IS WHERE WE WOULD GO!!

June 17, 2019
JRichJR. - Loved one of resident/client
Great place to live

This community is beautiful. I like how there are separate smaller dining areas for the people that live there. It makes it feel like home. The staff are very kind and inviting. They are always willing to help.

June 3, 2019
LWright - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
this is how family takes care of family

My Mom experienced three distinct life stages while at The Bridges and I was able to see first hand how the amazing staff altered her Care Plan to address her changing needs as she transitioned from being able to walk and participate in activities, to becoming less mobile and cognitively deficient to eventually, end stage of life and death. As my Mom’s condition became progressively worse, the staff consistently and tirelessly worked to maintain the delicate balance of her capabilities. It would have been much easier to just let her stay in her bed and stop coming out to meals, activities, etc. but the staff wouldn’t give up on her. I have no doubt that their determination added months of quality to her life. They also collaborated very well with our Hospice care. No “turf battles” at all; my Mom’s care and well being was their priority. I also believe that the Administration is committed to running a facility that believes in continuous improvement and effective complaint resolution. Any facility that contends they don’t have complaints isn’t honest. Everyone has complaints-its what you do about them that matters. Any issues I faced with Mom’s care were handled cooperatively and swiftly. I felt as thought my concerns were respectfully addressed and I was included in resolution planning.

May 29, 2019
DDBell - Resident/client
Beautiful Community

This facility was beautiful. It felt very homey to me. The staff seemed very kind and smiled as we walked down the hallways. It was clean and smelled good. I toured the Memory Care. They have different stations where my dad could work in or just sit in and relax. I was very impressed with the community. My dad will be moving in soon!

May 29, 2019
DDbell - Toured community
Beautiful building and great tour!

Beautiful building. Everyone was very friendly when I toured. The building smelled good, it was very homey. I toured their memory care. I was very impressed with how beautiful it was. I was surprised to see how inexpensive it was compared to the other buildings I had toured in Ankeny. I will be moving my father in!

December 11, 2018
CPHall - Loved one of resident/client
Disappointment in Care and Services Provided

My mother just recently stayed in the skilled care unit after having back surgery. The care was "spotty" to say the least. The rooms are uninviting and cold and do not reflect the thought and design going into the rest of the facility (all for show). Oftentimes, the response time to ringing her button for a pain pill or needing assistance to go to the bathroom (first day after surgery) could be anywhere from 1 - 4 hours later. Several of the nurses, technicians, and interns were blatantly rude and disrespectful to not only her but to family members as well. Mom had to repeatedly asked that she remain in her room to eat and that she needed beverages in a cup with handles. The lack of listening, communicating, or writing down those requests to be shared during shift changes was totally obsolete. It was not until a family meeting was called with the social worker, head of nursing and physical therapy, and the dietician, did a fire get "lit" about her inadequate care. There are other instances that I could share but at this juncture I believe you get my point. I would not recommend this facility to anyone who is thinking about placing a loved one here!

August 31, 2018

The best care ever for a loved one

January 4, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Feels like a hospital

When I first saw the rooms I was immediately turned off. They feel like a hospital room and a retirement home. This is a brand new facility but it felt so empty and I saw no residents walking around. The rooms are only big enough for a twin bed and one chair. I wouldn’t be able to bring any furniture in if my Mother moved in and it wouldn’t have felt like home. The marketing director was really good and seemed very knowledgeable. I would not recommend this facility to other families.

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