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Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.

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Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.

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VA benefits for long-term care, such as Aid and Attendance benefits, can help eligible veterans and their surviving spouses pay for senior care.

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Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.

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Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.

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Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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108 Independent Living Facilities near Dallas County, IA

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If you’re looking for independent living in the Dallas County area, our local senior living advisors can help you each step of the way. From affordable independent living for seniors to luxury options, we’ll work with you to understand the cost of independent living in Dallas County. From there, we’ll show you the best independent living communities for your lifestyle, interests, and budget.

Discover unique independent living amenities, social activities, dining, and more independent living benefits. With 108 independent living facilities in Dallas County, A Place for Mom makes it easier to find your new, maintenance-free home.

You may also consider nearby communities such as Altoona, Ames or Ankeny.

Independent Living Facilities near Dallas County, IA

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Review ofIndependence Village of Ankeny
5.0

I love trips foods communication helping from staffs good foods lots of activities.

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Review ofIndependence Village of Ankeny
5.0

I love staff the most. Always try to accommodate me and make sure I'm included . Love it here.

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Independence Village of Waukee

1650 SE Holiday Crest Circle, Waukee, IA 50263

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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,...... Read more

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4.4(98 reviews)

My parents really like it here. Their only complaint is the food. There was a problem with a chef leaving, so the food is just inconsistent. But they like the activities. Everyone seems really friendly. And the staff are very willing to help. They made the move-in process and transition go smoothly.

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King's Gardens Campus of Perry Lutheran Homes

2323 Willis Ave, Perry, IA 50220

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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,...... Read more

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4.4(7 reviews)
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Attivo Trail

835 NE Boston Parkway, Waukee, IA 50263

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Provides: Independent Living

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...... Read more

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3.3(3 reviews)

It has been very easy for me to integrate into the community. Very friendly residents and everyone is supportive of each other. They have a lot of activities, some are Attivo lead and some resident lead. They have things like concerts, crafts, card games, etc. I would definitely recommend to others looking

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Perry Lutheran Homes Spring Valley Campus

501 12th St, Perry, IA 50220

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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...... Read more

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4.0(1 review)

Overall they really are working hard to try to meet the individual needs of the senior individual. My mom has, for example, gluten intolerance, so they're working with her to accommodate that with their meals. They've been willing to work with her in terms of unique needs, or even just billing and cost needs that she has. I think they do a really good job for being a fairly small facility of really caring about the needs of each individual. The only shortfalls have been: 1) what everybody has been facing - reasonable turnover in staff. And 2) some maintenance items that continue to have a lag in getting addressed. But overall, the care for the individuals and customization to meet individual needs as well as willingness to work with my mom in terms of cost, etc., has really been quite good. Overall I would recommend it.

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Eden Acres Campus of Perry Lutheran Homes

1300 28th St, Perry, IA 50220

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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...... Read more

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Independence Village of Ames

1325 Coconino Rd, Ames, IA 50014

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Provides: Assisted Living

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...... Read more

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4.8(49 reviews)

We live in the Vintage Co-op in Ames Iowa and the staff at Independence Village have made 3 meals for us. They are truly ambassadors for their facility. Even with Covid they served a beautiful Valentine, St. Pats and last night a Luau. We had to pick up 2 but they brought one to us. We really enjoyed their friendship and hospitality. They went above and beyond. Thanks

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Independence Village of Ankeny

1275 SW State Street, Ankeny, IA 50023

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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...... Read more

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4.6(43 reviews)

Not happy about his rent being raised. Service overall is good have many dry food, would like more sauce on certain things.

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Woodlands Creek Senior Living

12675 Woodlands Pkwy, Clive, IA 50325

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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...... Read more

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4.2(50 reviews)

This is a very well kept community with friendly staff that really care about the residents. The inside and outside of the buildings are pristine, well designed for comfort and aesthetically pleasing. The staff are compassionate and always ready to assist guests and residents. Woodlands Creek is an excellent choice for seniors to call "home".

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Beaverdale Estates

4610 Douglas Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310

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Provides: Independent Living

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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...... Read more

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4.4(49 reviews)

Everyone has been very friendly so far and they do seem to have a great variety of activities for the residents. We chose this community because it seemed like they gave more care for the money and assisted living was just twice as expensive.

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Illahee Hills

8308 Colby Parkway, Urbandale, IA 50322

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Provides: Independent Living

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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...... Read more

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4.3(35 reviews)

We really like the fact that our loved one is around other people her age that she can interact with. Also the convenience factor of not having to care for property like a house and yard. Our mother says the longer she is there the more and more she is enjoying it.

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Edencrest at Riverwoods

2210 East Park Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50320

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Edencrest at Riverwoods is an assisted living community located in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Our beautiful community is located near Lake Easter and several parks. Des Moines is a wonderful area for both residents and their loved ones to enjoy. We are committed to our residents by providing...... Read more

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3.8(33 reviews)

I thought the virtual tour was great. The staff was wonderful and welcoming. It was clean. I just liked everything.

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Edencrest at Green Meadows

6750 Corporate Drive, Johnston, IA 50131

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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...... Read more

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4.3(28 reviews)

This was a gorgeous community, just too expensive for us.

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Prairie Hills of Des Moines

5815 SE 27th St, Des Moines, IA 50320

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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....... Read more

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4.5(23 reviews)

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.

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Bickford of Urbandale

5915 Sutton Place, Urbandale, IA 50322

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage.  As we researched senior living options, we were shocked at our findings.  The options offered too much or too little — none met her...... Read more

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Dogs allowed
4.1(23 reviews)

We toured Bickford of Urbandale and really liked the facility. My loved one is much younger so we were looking for a place that had a younger crowd which is why we did not choose this facility.

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Ramsey Village

1611 27th Street, Des Moines, IA 50310

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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...... Read more

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3.8(18 reviews)

We are very pleased with the service. Mom has been in and out of the hospital while at Ramsey and the staff are all accommodating. Questions are answered swiftly and staff is quite friendly.

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The Lodge of Ashworth, Inc.

909 Ashworth Road, West Des Moines, IA 50265

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living

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...... Read more

Cats allowed
Dogs allowed
4.1(15 reviews)
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Edencrest at Beaverdale

3410 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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...... Read more

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Day trips and outings
4.5(15 reviews)

We have not been there for the meals ourselves but from looking off the menu they look appetizing. Our loved one does not always participate in the activities but what she does, she really enjoys. We like the size of the community, with it being smaller we feel our loved one can get around easily. We would recommend this community to other family and friends.

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Copper Shores Village

1500 Edgewater Drive, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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...... Read more

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4.1(15 reviews)

Some of the meals that they serve are hard for residents to chew in memory care. When I go over there the gal at the front desk is not very approachable, she can be cold and rude and she is the first person you see when you come into the building. When I try to get in on weekends sometimes I have to wait 30 minutes to get someone to let you in. Overall I would still recommend.

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Courtyard Estates at Hawthorne Crossing

601 Hawthorne Crossing Drive SE, Bondurant, IA 50035

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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...... Read more

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4.4(14 reviews)
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Bickford of West Des Moines

5050 Hawthorne Dr, West Des Moines, IA 50265

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage.  As we researched senior living options, we were shocked at our findings.  The options offered too much or too little — none met her...... Read more

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3.8(18 reviews)
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Cost of independent living in Dallas County, IA

The average cost of senior living in Dallas County is $2,029 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Perry, IA with an average of $1,548 per month.

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What is independent living?

Independent living offers a stress-free lifestyle for older adults. Independent living communities don’t provide personal care or supervision, but do offer generally healthy adults opportunities for socialization and hassle-free living. Independent living services often include:

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  • Social activities and outings
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