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Nursing Homes in Iowa

Iowa is often referred to as the “Land of the Rolling Prairie” due to the immense fertile plains that cover the region. The state is famous for its farms, growing crops such as corn and soybeans. Iowa is more than just farmland, however – it’s home to many quaint, rural towns as well as larger cities such as Sioux City and Des Moines. Its varied landscape, relatively low cost of living, and proximity to major Midwestern cities like Chicago and Minneapolis make Iowa a convenient location to call home and a great place to retire.

There are more than 70 nursing homes in Iowa. A Place for Mom’s Senior Living Advisors can provide you with a list of nursing homes in Iowa to help you find the community that fits your needs and budget.

According to Genworth, the median monthly cost of a private room in a nursing home in Iowa is about $6,900. The median monthly price for a semi private room is around $6,400.

Nursing Homes Facilities near Altoona, IA

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The Bridges at Ankeny
4.8

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!!

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Courtyard Estates at Hawthorne Crossing in Bondurant, IA
5.0

The community at the Courtyard Estates at Hawthorne Crossing is wonderful. My loved one is enjoying the variety of meals served. The community has a wide range of great activities for the residents to enjoy and participate in. The community is very welcoming and feels like home. The staff have been very pleasant and helpful every step of the way. The location is very convenient for family and friends.

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The Rose of Des Moines
4.0

It is not a large place and the care is better from our experience. My mom is doing fine and enjoying the community. All is going good from what I notice and she has been provided a companion once a week. They are getting along very well and they enjoy the same activities. They like to walk and get out an go, they plan little activities. Participation is getting encouraged here. I would recommend them.

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Edencrest at The Tuscany

1600 8th St SE, Altoona, IA 50009 | 1.2 miles from Altoona center

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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...

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3.7(3 reviews)

I have absolutely no complaints. My family member is very satisfied and likes it there. They come in once every two weeks to do some light cleaning, and they keep it very clean. The staff are friendly and...

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Independence Village of Waukee

1650 SE Holiday Crest Circle, Waukee, IA 50263 | 19.1 miles from Altoona center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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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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4.5(106 reviews)

I don't know if I could have found another place who does as well. The people here are great and the .5's in my ratings are pertaining to them being unable to get people in, like housekeeping. I understand...

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Independence Village of Pella

2602 Fifield Rd, Pella, IA 50219 | 31.6 miles from Altoona center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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Welcome to Independence Village of Pella! 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 various senior living options include independent living, assisted living, and memory care. Throughout each...

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4.6(64 reviews)

My mother lived in Independent Living for 8-9 years. We found her years here to be full and satisfying. All staff are warm and welcoming, and their enthusiasm for life spills over to the residents. Mother...

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Independence Village of Ames

1325 Coconino Rd, Ames, IA 50014 | 27.2 miles from Altoona center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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...

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4.8(51 reviews)

wonderful place for my grandma to spend her final years. the staff were so helpful and caring!!! they were a huge help in the transition process and even helped get hospice arranged for my grandmother. would...

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Independence Village of Ankeny

1275 SW State Street, Ankeny, IA 50023 | 9.2 miles from Altoona center

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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...

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4.6(43 reviews)

Caregivers have been wonderful. Happy with the way things are falling into place and feeling more like home. 4 stars because of could and not being able to have visits or family here.

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Glen Oaks Alzheimer's Special Care Center

8525 Urbandale Ave, Urbandale, IA 50322 | 13.7 miles from Altoona center

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Welcome to Glen Oaks Alzheimer’s Special Care!Founded in 2007, Glen Oaks Alzheimer’s Special Care Center has been providing the best quality Memory Care services to the residents of Waukee, Urbandale, West Des Moines, Clive, Windsor Heights and Ankeny.When the time comes to transition a loved one...

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4.1(41 reviews)

I would recommend Glen Oaks and their philosophy on caring for the residents. The residents are out of their rooms socializing with other residents or participating in activities. The staff are good to...

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Woodlands Creek Senior Living

12675 Woodlands Pkwy, Clive, IA 50325 | 16.7 miles from Altoona center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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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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4.3(54 reviews)

I have been extremely pleased with Woodlands Creek. We absolutely love it and she is so happy here. The staff is amazing. We toured another facility and there was just no comparison. When we toured with...

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Edencrest at Beaverdale

3410 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310 | 10.6 miles from Altoona center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Edencrest at Beaverdale is professionally managed by Jaybird Senior Living. Built by Hubbell Realty Company in 2017 in the heart of Beaverdale, we are committed to providing Red Carpet service for everyone who lives, works, and visits Beaverdale. Enjoy peace of mind and a wide variety of...

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4.3(16 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...

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Rock Creek Senior Living

3602 NW 5th Street, Ankeny, IA 50023 | 10.9 miles from Altoona center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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...

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4.2(14 reviews)

It's important to note that my loved one doesn't like it here, but he wouldn't like it anywhere. From his point of view, it'd be a completely different perspective from mine because he doesn't want to be...

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Prairie Hills of Des Moines

5815 SE 27th St, Des Moines, IA 50320 | 9.3 miles from Altoona center

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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....

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4.5(26 reviews)

We really appreciate the friendliness of the staff members and how they always introduce themselves and they are always willing to answer every questions we have.

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Ramsey Village

1611 27th Street, Des Moines, IA 50310 | 9.7 miles from Altoona center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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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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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Bickford of West Des Moines

5050 Hawthorne Dr, West Des Moines, IA 50265 | 16.6 miles from Altoona center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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...

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3.8(19 reviews)

The staff members at Bickford are wonderful, they really try to make the residents feel comfortable and in that home setting. Our loved one is still adjusting so she has not participated in the activities or...

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Edencrest at Green Meadows

6750 Corporate Drive, Johnston, IA 50131 | 12.2 miles from Altoona center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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...

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4.3(28 reviews)

Edencrest at Green Meadows is a very nice, very clean place. The staff knows the residents on a first-name basis. The food is good when it is served in the dining room. The room sizes are good. They have...

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Vintage Hills of Indianola

604 E Hillcrest Ave, Indianola, IA 50125 | 19.0 miles from Altoona center

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Vintage Hills is located in Indianola, Iowa just 15 minutes south of Des Moines. There are 46 assisted living apartments ranging from 414 to 813 square feet. The memory care consist of 20 apartments with private and shared rooms. We have immediate availabilities for memory care. There is a town...

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4.4(14 reviews)

We do not have first hand experience with the meals and dining service but when we speak to our loved one she seems to be really satisfied. They have great activities, we love seeing our loved one get...

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Bickford of Urbandale

5915 Sutton Place, Urbandale, IA 50322 | 11.9 miles from Altoona center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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...

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4.1(23 reviews)

My friend loves the food and they have choices and the variety is good. The community is cozy and a down-home feeling. The staff has been here for a long time. I would recommend this community to others

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Edencrest at Riverwoods

2210 East Park Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50320 | 8.3 miles from Altoona center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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...

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3.8(34 reviews)

It is a good place to be for your loved ones. The way the community is set up is good. The rooms are roomy, the staff is nice, and it is clean. The food was good. If they would have had additional meal...

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Courtyard Estates at Cedar Pointe

6132 Northeast 12th Avenue, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327 | 3.3 miles from Altoona center

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Courtyard Estates will support you in living in an environment that promotes choice, independence and dignity with the added benefit of safety and security. Our Courtyard Estates Community in Pleasant Hill, Iowa is a designated memory care community and puts the focus on serving your loved with...

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3.8(15 reviews)

The community is very nice and the staff is friendly and helpful. The community is a very good value compared to others in the area. I would recommend this community to others based on my experience.

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Holland Farms

2800 Sunset Dr, Norwalk, IA 50211 | 16.9 miles from Altoona center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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4.0(1 review)

The activities lately have been going pretty well. We have activities like bingo, and they take us places and do a lot of different things with us to keep us busy and social in the community. This is a nice...

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Edencrest at The Legacy

2901 Cedar St, Norwalk, IA 50211 | 16.9 miles from Altoona center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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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...

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4.5(2 reviews)

We chose Edencrest because my father wanted a smaller facility to be in. We had one of the smallest apartment sizes that they offer, but they have various sizes to choose from. With covid everything was...

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Perry Lutheran Homes Spring Valley Campus

501 12th St, Perry, IA 50220 | 34.5 miles from Altoona center

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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...

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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...

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Copper Shores Village

1500 Edgewater Drive, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327 | 4.1 miles from Altoona center

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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...

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4.0(17 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...

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The Suites of Ankeny

420 NW Ash Dr, Ankeny, IA 50023 | 9.3 miles from Altoona center

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4.0(2 reviews)

My mother moved into the Suites in early June 2017 and was only actually in her apartment for about 5 weeks during the next 4 months. Those were definitely the most comfortable weeks she spent during that...

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The Bridges at Ankeny

3510 NW Abilene Road, Ankeny, IA 50023 | 9.2 miles from Altoona center

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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....

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4.2(9 reviews)

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...

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Green Hills Health Care Center

2210 Hamilton Dr, Ames, IA 50014 | 26.1 miles from Altoona center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Homestead of Knoxville Assisted Living

908 S Park Ln, Knoxville, IA 50138 | 29.7 miles from Altoona center

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As we turn the pages of our lives – growing up, working, experiencing loves and losses, raising our own children – we all experience times when we need a little extra help. At Park Lane Assisted Living, we have created an environment which combines and celebrates these memorable aspects of life...

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What are nursing homes?

Nursing homes, also called skilled nursing facilities, provide long-term care for seniors with significant physical or mental health conditions, and short-term care to people recovering from an injury or hospital stay. Nursing homes provide personal assistance and medical care from licensed professionals. Services in skilled nursing facilities often include:

  • Help with personal care
  • Rehabilitation care, including physical and speech therapy
  • Mobility assistance
  • Palliative and hospice care
  • Health care services
  • Complimentary transportation
  • 24-hour care and supervision
Complete guide to nursing homes
Disclosure: A Place for Mom refers to "nursing home" here generally as an umbrella term to include assisted living facilities. It is not used to indicate that the facility meets official state requirements for level of care of a skilled nursing facility, as defined in that particular jurisdiction. :D

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There are 94 nursing homes near Altoona, Iowa. See the full list.

The best nursing home facilities near you in Altoona, Iowa are Independence Village of Waukee, Independence Village of Pella, and Independence Village of Ames. These nursing home communities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews.

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