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Senior housing types near Ames, IA

  • The Rose of Ames

    1315 Coconino Road, Ames, IA 50014
    (4)
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    The Rose of Ames independent living community is located in Ames, Iowa. The community has 56 units situated in a tranquil residential neighborhood on the border of Ames in Story County. It is also located in a part that has low crime rates making it quite safe for residents. The Mary Greeley Medical...

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  • Edencrest at Siena Hills

    Edencrest at Siena Hills

    455 SW Ankeny Rd, Ankeny, IA 50023
    (3)
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    Edencrest at Siena Hills Assisted Living and Memory Care is your community of choice in Ankeny! We are committed to providing Red Carpet Treatment for everyone who lives, works, and visits Siena Hills. Red Carpet Treatment is more than simple hospitality; it is our way of life! Our 'Resident First'...

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  • Beaverdale Estates

    Beaverdale Estates

    4610 Douglas Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310
    (39)
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    Beaverdale Estates provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. What better place to make your home than in a happy, family-like community surrounded by all the things that make life rich. If you'd like to spend an afternoon out, you can travel a short ways toward the...

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  • Illahee Hills

    Illahee Hills

    8308 Colby Parkway, Urbandale, IA 50322
    (25)
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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...

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  • Ramsey Village

    Ramsey Village

    1611 27th Street, Des Moines, IA 50310
    (14)
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    Ramsey Village Continuing Care Retirement Community located on 10-acres of beautiful landscapped land provides a full range of choices for today's seniors. Choosing a senior living community represents a lifestyle choice and we understand that our residents are choosing much more than a comfortable...

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  • The Rose of Des Moines

    The Rose of Des Moines

    1330 19th Street, Des Moines, IA 50314
    (7)
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    About The Rose of Des Moines The Rose of Des Moines offers one-bedroom and two-bedroom affordable assisted living in spacious private apartments with 24-hour monitoring and assisted living services available on-site and social programming in beautifully appointed community areas, including...

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  • The Shores at Pleasant Hill

    The Shores at Pleasant Hill

    1500 Edgewater Drive, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
    (13)
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    Welcome to The Shores of Pleasant Hill.  We provide independent living, assisted living, and memory care — a flexible range of support, without a buy-in.  The building is remarkable; up on a hill, overlooking Copper Creek Lake.  Likewise, the interior has many comforts, and a...

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  • Woodlands Creek Senior Living

    Woodlands Creek Senior Living

    12605 Woodlands Pkwy, Clive, IA 50325
    (37)
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    At Woodlands Creek Active Retirement Community, we offer 3 different levels of care to meet our residents wants and needs ranging from independent living to memory care. Independent Living Woodlands Creek Independent Living opened in 2005 and expanded in 2008. Our independent living setting...

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  • Independence Village of Waukee

    Independence Village of Waukee

    1650 SE Holiday Crest Circle, Waukee, IA 50263
    (36)
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    At Independence Village, everything we do is for you. From personalized services to help you make the most of every day to menus crafted with a mix of old favorites and new options, fulfilling your wants and needs is our highest priority. Our community offers independent living, assisted living,...

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  • The Lodge of Ashworth, Inc.

    The Lodge of Ashworth, Inc.

    909 Ashworth Road, West Des Moines, IA 50265
    (14)
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    The Lodge of Ashworth was the first resort retirement community to emerge in Iowa. The Lodge offers one, two and three bedroom suites with unique and interesting floor plans. The Lodge is close to shopping, churches, and community amenities and services. The resort setting and appeal of The Lodge...

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  • Thomas Place at Waukee

    Thomas Place at Waukee

    560 SE Brick Dr, Waukee, IA 50263
    (5)
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    Thomas Place at Waukee opened in March of 2011. We are a smoke free, pet free independent living apartment community. We offer many features in our building to help keep you independent such as indoor mailroom, indoor heated parking garage, exercise room, hair salon and more. Our grounds offer...

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  • Attivo Trail

    Attivo Trail

    835 NE Boston Parkway, Waukee, IA 50263
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    Find friendship, fun, activity and entertainment at the brand new Attivo Trail 55+ Active Living Apartment Homes in Waukee, Iowa. Fill your days doing the things you love, from spending time outdoors on our community trail to inviting friends over to relax in your stylish home. See our one and two...

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  • Virginia Park

    Virginia Park

    2111 East Virginia Ave., Des Moines, IA 50320
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    Virginia Park Apartments is a lovely, contemporary two-story building surrounded by a spacious, open lawn, which boasts mature trees and colorful flower gardens. This community is located just minutes from downtown Des Moines. Within walking distance is a grocery store and convenience store. The...

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  • Edgewater

    9225 Cascade Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266
    (2)
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    Edgewater, a WesleyLife community, is characterized by quality that is second to none and our commitment to making every part of life a positive experience. We believe that: Real Wellness promotes good health for your entire mind, body and spirit. True Hospitality encourages personal choice and...

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  • Glenwood Place

    Glenwood Place

    2907 South 6th Street, Marshalltown, IA 50158
    (7)
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    At Glenwood Place, we know the difference between truly living life to its fullest and just getting by. In fact, we playfully and lovingly refer to our community as a 'cruise ship on land!' Our proven track record of excellent care and premier lifestyle is the perfect fit for any retiree. From our...

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  • The Tallcorn

    2 North 2nd Ave, Marshalltown, IA 50158
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    CommonBond builds stable homes, strong futures, and vibrant communities. The Tallcorn has 49 affordable unique 1 & 2 bedroom urban loft style apartments. (minimum & maximum income qualifications apply)

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  • East Town Apartments

    East Town Apartments

    400 East 8th Street South, Newton, IA 50208
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    Quiet Retirement Community for residents 55 and older.One and two bedroom spacious apartments. Safe, Fenced, well lite property. All Units come with Garage & Storage unit with all utilities included except electricity!

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  • Edencrest at The Legacy

    Edencrest at The Legacy

    2901 Cedar St, Norwalk, IA 50211
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    Edencrest at The Legacy is the fifth retirement living community in the Edencrest series, offering 40 apartments of Independent Living, Assisted Living, Closer Care and Memory Care to the Norwalk community. As a resident at The Legacy, you'll enjoy freedom of choice when it comes to our wide range...

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  • Lakeside Village

    Lakeside Village

    2067 Highway 4, Panora, IA 50216
    (5)
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    The Lakeside Village is an absolutely beautiful 64- apartment, senior living community located in Panora, Iowa right on the east side of Lake Panorama. The community is a wonderful choice for seniors who want to retain their much-needed independence, while not having to worry about the hassles of...

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  • Independence Village of Pella

    Independence Village of Pella

    2602 Fifield Rd, Pella, IA 50219
    (2)
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    At Independence Village, everything we do is for you. From personalized services to help you make the most of every day to menus crafted with a mix of old favorites and new options, fulfilling our residents’ wants and needs is our highest priority. We offer independent living, assisted living and...

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  • Swan Place

    Swan Place

    1024 E. 12th Street, Carroll, IA 51401
    (19)
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    Swan Place is located in the picturesque small town of Carroll, Iowa. We are on the east end of town just one block south of Northeast Park. Our beautiful community evokes images of country living, with its large front porch and white picket fence in front. We have two enclosed courtyards where...

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  • Mallard Point

    Mallard Point

    2603 Orchard Drive, Cedar Falls, IA 50613
    (21)
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    Mallard Point provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Conveniently situated near Waterloo and Cedar Falls, Mallard Point offers something for everyone. And we're just minutes from shopping, golf and the Isle of Capri Casino. You'll love coming home to Mallard Point...

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  • The Rose of Waterloo

    421 Oak Avenue, Waterloo, IA 50703
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    About The Rose of Waterloo The Rose of Waterloo offers one-bedroom and two-bedroom affordable assisted living in spacious private apartments with 24-hour monitoring and assisted living services available on-site and social programming in beautifully appointed community areas, including central...

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  • Pilgrim Place

    Pilgrim Place

    741 S. Illinois Ave., Mason City, IA 50401
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  • Cedar Village Senior Residences

    Cedar Village Senior Residences

    193 Jacolyn Dr NW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
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    Designed for persons: 62+ At Cedar Village, you can't help but feel at home. The spacious one-bedroom apartments, adjacent to a park, are especially designed for seniors. Conveniently located, this apartment community offers off street parking, laundry facilities, an on-site beauty/barber shop, plus...

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  • Arlington Place at Oelwein

    Arlington Place at Oelwein

    1101 3rd Street SW, Oelwein, IA 50662
    (1)
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    Arlington Place at Oelwein is located in beautiful Northeast Iowa and offers Independent Living Townhomes, Assisted Living and Memory Care apartments. Positioned on the West side of Oelwein near secluded woodlands and peaceful residential neighborhoods. Arlington Place has been providing...

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  • The Views of Cedar Rapids

    The Views of Cedar Rapids

    3005 F Avenue Northwest, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
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    The Views Senior Living is proud to be locally owned! For the last 14 years, The Views has built a reputation of trusted quality care as the premier assisted living provider in Cedar Rapids and innovative leaders in a one-of-a-kind healing design memory care program. Their current locations,...

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  • Hancock Apartments

    1130 Hancock Drive, Boone, IA 50036
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    Hancock Apartments is a senior housing complex located in the city of Boone which is the county seat of Boone County, Iowa. With a real community feel in a comfortable neighborhood, Hancock Apartments is a wonderful choice for your new place of residence. Boone is a small but interesting city with...

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  • The Rose of East Des Moines

    1331 Idaho Street, Des Moines, IA 50316
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    The Rose of East Des Moines is an independent living community located in Des Moines, IA. Des Moines is a part of the counties of Polk and Warren. Centrally located in downtown Des Moines, residents have easy access to hospitals, parks, shopping, and fine dining. Just about anything residents could...

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  • Bridges

    214 Washington St, Waterloo, IA 50701
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    Bridges is an independent living community based in the calm neighborhoods of Waterloo in Black Hawk County, IA. The lovely terrain and fresh atmosphere in which our community is located gives our residents a beautiful place to lead an independent life. Discover convenience and accessibility...

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  • Hotel President

    500 Sycamore Street, Waterloo, IA 50703
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    We have beautiful studio and 1 bedroom apartments completely renovated that feature new carpet, new hardwood floors, new cabinets, new stove, refrigerators, sinks, and microwaves. We offer a home buddy personal emergency response system that features no base station and does not require a landline...

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  • Benton Place Apartments

    520 Benton Ave W, Albia, IA 52531
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    Benton Place Apartments is an affordable and pleasant senior housing community located in the charming city of Albia in Monroe County, Iowa. Albia is a quiet but active community with friendly citizens. Albia hosts many different community events, such as shows and farmer's markets. Must-sees are...

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  • Lakeview Manor

    904 E Milwaukee Ave, Storm Lake, IA 50588
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    Lakeview Manor is located in Indianapolis, Indiana and is a skilled nursing facility. It is our mission to provide our residents with the happiness and comfort they deserve. Our staff is very loving and caring and we offer a variety of special amenities to ensure our residents stay happy. Residents...

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  • Prairie Gardens Co-Op

    Dean Road SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
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    Community for the active senior 62 plus, that is looking for new friendships, no more loneliness, and no maintenance. Building starts in summer of 2018 and takes 10-12 months. A lot of amenities , like putting green, horseshoes, pub, sewing room, outdoor kitchen and more. Purchase a share in the...

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  • The Gardens of Cedar Rapids

    The Gardens of Cedar Rapids

    5710 Dean Rd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
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  • Bishop Drumm Retirement Center

    5837 Winwood Dr, Johnston, IA 50131
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  • Deerfield a CCRC

    13731 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50323
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  • Carlisle Center for Assisted Living

    685 Cole Street, Carlisle, IA 50047
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  • Meadows Independent Living

    1200 2nd St SW, Clarion, IA 50525
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  • Rosewood Estate

    1117 Maxhelen Blvd, Waterloo, IA 50702
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Ames, Iowa

Independent Living

An Independent Living Community allows residents the chance to continue to live their active lives while assuring their care requirements are fulfilled. Basic chores such as meal planning and housekeeping are handled by staff and a calendar of recreational and leisure activities is provided, allowing residents an opportunity to use their time as they see fit, free from daily responsibilities. Along with their daily needs being met, residents can enjoy the opportunity to be among peers, in a community with others of similar age groups and backgrounds. Residents' quarters consist of private living spaces, each with their own kitchen. The independence of apartment life is still enjoyed, offering an opportunity to socialize with guests and visitors in a private and personal setting. While policies vary between locations, numerous residences allow pets as well. If medical or nursing assistance is desired, residents may always utilize the services of private caregivers. There are a number of benefits and expenses to keep in mind when deciding on an independent living community. It is important to learn if these amenities are included in the plan: parking, cable TV, private phone, Waiting list deposit, housekeeping, internet access, move-in fee, and meals. The benefits that pertain to independent living include game/TV room, laundry service, beauty salon & barber shop, fitness center & swimming pool, transportation, security guards, community activities, and golf course.

Demographics and Values

Of the population of Ames 31.4% have a graduate degree, 62.7% have a college degree, and 13.3% have a high-school diploma. In Ames, 4.0% of the people are veterans. Out of the total city population, 53.3% are male and 46.7% are female. The median age of Ames is 23 years old. Racially, the population of Ames is 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 3.5% Hispanic, 83.0% white, 0.5% other or not specified, 0.2% Native American, 10.2% Asian, 2.7% black, and 3.3% mixed race. In Ames, 29.3% live in poverty, 4.5% do not have health insurance, 64.2% participate in the labor force, and 2.1% are widows. Ames has a population density of 935 people per square mile.

Cost of Living

The location in which a senior care community is based can have a large effect on the cost of care. The overall cost of living can be a motivating factor when selecting which location works for your loved one. The median home value in Ames is around $185,653 and the median price for rent is about $1,079 per month a month. The rent burden for Ames is about 13.8% of the average person's monthly income.

State Information

An overview of Iowa

In terms of resources, Iowa has a cost of living index of 91.8, a grocery index rating of 95.9, and a housing index rating of 79.6. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. There are 120 general hospitals and 75 health centers that provide care for 3,168,703 Iowa residents. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Mercy Hospital, St. Lukes Hospital, and And Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids. Overall, Iowa ranks 14th in quality of life and 20th in healthcare compared to other US states. Residents of Iowa enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 32nd in the United States.

Social demographics of the state

In terms of religious values, 36% of Iowa's population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 5,107 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-28%, Mainline Protestant-30%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Iowa there are 289 masonic lodges. In the last presidential election 42% of Iowa residents voted Democrat and 51% voted Republican. In terms of diversity, Iowa ranks 43rd in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. The state has a median age of 38 and 30% of its population being over the age of 55.

State-wide weather information

The most precipitation occurs in July with an average of 6.46 inches of precipitation a month. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Iowa is around 2.93 inches. On average, the humidity rating for Iowa is around 72%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 78%. On average, Iowa has an air quality index rating of around 41.2 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 53.8 AQI. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 22F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 40F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 4F during the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 72F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 88F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 55F in the month of June. While residents of Iowa mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Iowa can include floods and earthquakes (high).

Wildlife to be found in Iowa

The state of Iowa has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of twinleaf, western beard-tongue, bearberry, and prickly pear cactus. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the bear, the mountain lion, the lynx, or the gray wolf. The state animal of Iowa is the eastern goldfinch.

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