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Vintage Cooperative of Ames

5900 Hyde Ave, Ames, IA 50011

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The Rose of Ames

1315 Coconino Road, Ames, IA 50014

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The Rose of Ames Affordable Assisted 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...

Independence Village of Ames

1325 Coconino Rd, Ames, IA 50014

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Welcome to Independence Village! At Independence Village of Ames, we enjoy spending time getting to know our residents and helping them explore the best living options for each of their specific needs. We’re here to assist with daily tasks like housekeeping, getting ready for the day, or even...

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...

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Rock Creek Senior Living

3602 NW 5th Street, Ankeny, IA 50023

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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...

The Suites of Ankeny

420 NW Ash Dr, Ankeny, IA 50023

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Independence Village of Ankeny

1275 SW State Street, Ankeny, IA 50023

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Welcome to Independence Village of Ankeny! This isn’t just a place to reside — it’s a place where our community members truly shine, and we are glad to share this experience with them. Our senior living options include assisted living and memory care. Throughout each service level, we strive to...

Edencrest at Siena Hills

455 SW Ankeny Rd, Ankeny, IA 50023

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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...

Courtyard Estates at Hawthorne Crossing

601 Hawthorne Crossing Drive SE, Bondurant, IA 50035

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Courtyard Estates at Hawthorne Crossing been a staple in the Bondurant Commuity for nearly a decade. We are a locally owned community that offers Assisted Living and Memory Care Services. Our motto is 'Rolling out the Red Carpet'! Which we do not only to our residents, but our staff and guests as...

Bishop Drumm Retirement Center

5837 Winwood Dr, Johnston, IA 50131

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Edencrest at Green Meadows

6750 Corporate Drive, Johnston, IA 50131

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Edencrest at Green Meadows is professionally managed by Senior Housing Companies.We are committed to providing Red Carpet Treatment for everyone who lives, works, and visits Green Meadows. Enjoy peace of mind and a wide variety of all-inclusive amenities when you reserve your apartment today. Ask...

Vintage Cooperative of Altoona

1427 34th Ave SW, Altoona, IA 50009

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Edencrest at The Tuscany NOW OPEN

1600 8th St SE, Altoona, IA 50009

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We are a brand new community, summer of 2021, within an award winning brand. We will be the flagship community of the brand offering independent living, assisted living, closer care, and memory care. We will also offer garages, connected and detached. Our services will go much higher than most...

Beaverdale Estates

4610 Douglas Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310

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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...

King?s Gardens Campus of Perry Lutheran Homes

2323 Willis Ave, Perry, IA 50220

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Innovative, Personalized, and Christ-Centered - Perry Lutheran HomePerry Lutheran Home in Perry, Iowa is Your Christian, Caring Community offering a Continuum of Care for your loved one to meet their changing needs. Perry Lutheran Home offers education and expertise, home care, assisted living,...

Edencrest at Beaverdale

3410 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310

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Edencrest at Beaverdale is professionally managed by Senior Housing Companies. Built by Hubbell Realty Company. We are committed to providing Red Carpet treatment for everyone who lives, works, and visits Beaverdale. Enjoy peace of mind and a wide variety of all-inclusive amenities when you...

Perry Lutheran Home Spring Valley Campus

501 12th St, Perry, IA 50220

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Spring Valley Campus Assisted LivingAssisted living at is finest! Enjoy beautiful living quarters, excellent dining options, a variety of activities, outdoor patio, and more. Truly relax and live worry free at Spring Valley assisted living campus - conveniently connected to Dallas County Hospital...

Eden Acres Campus of Perry Lutheran Homes

1300 28th St, Perry, IA 50220

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Perry Lutheran Homes Eden Acres Campus is located on the rich plains of Perry, Iowa 25 miles NW of Des Moines. Eden Acres is like a close-nit community of extended friends and family and has been part of the Perry community since 1957.In 2014, we opened a new, 72,000 square feet nursing, memory...

Illahee Hills

8308 Colby Parkway, Urbandale, IA 50322

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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...

Ramsey Village

1611 27th Street, Des Moines, IA 50310

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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...

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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.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in Iowa

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