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Independence Village of Ankeny

1275 SW State Street, Ankeny, IA 50023

4.5
(27 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

The Bridges at Ankeny

3510 NW Abilene Road, Ankeny, IA 50023

4.2
(9 reviews)

Studio

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....

Edencrest at Siena Hills

455 SW Ankeny Rd, Ankeny, IA 50023

4.6
(11 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Rock Creek Senior Living

3602 NW 5th Street, Ankeny, IA 50023

4.4
(7 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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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The Suites of Ankeny

420 NW Ash Dr, Ankeny, IA 50023

5.0
(1 review)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

Independence Village of Waukee

1650 SE Holiday Crest Circle, Waukee, IA 50263

4.4
(95 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed, Studio, Semi-Private

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,...

Independence Village of Ames

1325 Coconino Rd, Ames, IA 50014

4.8
(46 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Woodlands Creek Senior Living

12675 Woodlands Pkwy, Clive, IA 50325

4.2
(49 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Independence Village of Pella

2602 Fifield Rd, Pella, IA 50219

4.5
(44 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Edencrest at Riverwoods

2210 East Park Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50320

3.8
(33 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Edencrest at Green Meadows

6750 Corporate Drive, Johnston, IA 50131

4.3
(28 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Glen Oaks Alzheimer's Special Care Center

8525 Urbandale Ave, Urbandale, IA 50322

4.0
(34 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

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...

Prairie Hills of Des Moines

5815 SE 27th St, Des Moines, IA 50320

4.5
(23 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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....

Edencrest at Beaverdale

3410 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310

4.5
(15 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

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...

Bickford of West Des Moines

5050 Hawthorne Dr, West Des Moines, IA 50265

3.8
(18 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

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...

Courtyard Estates at Hawthorne Crossing

601 Hawthorne Crossing Drive SE, Bondurant, IA 50035

4.4
(14 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private, Studio

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...

Copper Shores Village

1500 Edgewater Drive, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327

4.1
(15 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Vintage Hills of Indianola

604 E Hillcrest Ave, Indianola, IA 50125

4.3
(13 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Courtyard Estates at Cedar Pointe

6132 Northeast 12th Avenue, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327

3.9
(13 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care at Jordan Creek

525 South 60th St., West Des Moines, IA 50266

5.0
(10 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Here at MorningStar Senior Living Community,our reputation of excellence and authenticity sets us above the rest. We pride ourselves on our ability to incorporate faith in our everyday responsibilities. We offer 56 Assisted Living Suites and 29 Memory Care suites. We are located in a prime spot...

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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

Ankeny, Iowa

Nursing Homes

A nursing home is a complex that houses two or more persons who have no familial relation to the administrator. This type of residence offers its occupants 24-hour care administered by registered nurses. These nurses provide specialized care for people who are unable to care for their own needs because of their aging.

This type of community is a familiar and easy living alternative for individuals 65 years or older, however nursing homes will often individuals 55 and greater (a rarity in the world of senior care).A significant amount of inhabitants are bachelors or widows with circles of support, and almost 50% of nursing home residents are older than the age of 85. Often times seniors may prefer life in a nursing home due to a mental or physical condition that makes it difficult for them to accomplish the activities of daily living. As a resident of a nursing home, you can expect the right to exercise your rights as a U.S. citizen, have protections against involuntary transfer or discharge, spend time with visitors, and get information on services and fees. Types of amenities and services provided at nursing homes might include friendly visitor programs, home care (like cooking, cleaning, or help with other daily activities), help with shopping and transportation, and adult day services . The most frequent mental disease effecting residents of nursing homes is dementia, which can hinder their memory recall, decision making capabilities, and and their sense of familiarity.

Cost of Living

The overall cost of living is a major factor when deciding which location meets the needs of you or your loved one’s needs. Ankeny has a cost-of-living index of around 102.8 based on an average rating of 100, where anything above 100 is more costly than the average. Ankeny has a grocery index of about 92.9. The sales tax in Ankeny is 6.00%.

Regional Climate and Weather Information

The humidity, air temperature, and air quality of a city can have a profound impact on the overall health of your family member. Monthly, Ankeny receives about 3 inches of precipitation. The most precipitation usually falls in June with an average of 7 inches during the month. In terms of snow fall Ankeny gets an average of 33.90 inches of snow. On average, the humidity rating for Ankeny is roughly 57%. The average humidity levels peak in December at roughly 61%. Ankeny has a hot-summer humid continental type of climate. During the summertime, the air temperature in Ankeny is about 76F. The low summer temperature drops to approximately 62F during June. The summer high temperature rises to approximately 89F in July. During the winter months, the average air temperature in Ankeny sinks to around 27F. The winter high gets to about 39F in the month of February. The lowest winter temperature is around 14 F during the month of January. The average air quality index rating in Ankeny is around 41.5. The average air quality conditions are rated as good. This means that there is no health advisory associated with the air quality for this destination. The air quality index rating is at its max score in May at approximately 58.8. During this time, the average air quality conditions are rated moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion.

Demographics and Values

In Ankeny, 7.4% of the population are veterans of the United States military. Ankeny is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. In Ankeny, 53.8% are nonbelievers. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Ankeny, out of the total population 0.4% practice Judaism, 0.2% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.4% practice Islam. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Ankeny 15.1% practice Catholicism, 6.8% are Lutherans, and 6.7% practice another Christian faith. Out of the total city population, 51.1% are female and 48.9% are male. In Ankeny, 15.7% of the population are over the age of 55, 6.9% are over the age of 60, 3.5% are over the age of 70, and 2.2% are over the age of 80. The median age of Ankeny is 32 years old. Demographically, Ankeny is 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.1% other or not specified, 1.5% mixed race, 2.4% Asian, 2.6% Hispanic, 0.0% Native American, 1.5% black, and 94.4% white. In Ankeny, 6.7% have some form of disability, 79.1% participate in the labor force, 4.0% do not have health insurance, and 6.3% live in poverty. In terms of crime, Ankeny has 2.1 violent crimes per 1000 residents and 13.3 property crimes per 1000 residents. During the previous presidential election, 7.9% voted for a third party candidate, 40.4% voted Republican, and 51.7% voted Democrat in Polk county. Ankeny has a population density of 804 people per square mile. The current population of Ankeny consists of 62,416 people. The current population of Ankeny is growing at a rate of 0.046%. Of the population of Ankeny 12.6% have a graduate degree, 45.4% have a college degree, and 18.7% have a high-school diploma.

State Information

An overview of Iowa

Overall, Iowa ranks 14th in quality of life and 20th in healthcare compared to other US states. The state of Iowa has a cost of living index of 91.8 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state has a grocery index rating of 95.9 and a housing index rating of 79.6. The state of Iowa has 120 hospitals and 75 health centers, providing care to a population of 3,168,703. Mercy Hospital, St. Lukes Hospital, and And Mercy Medical Center – Cedar Rapids are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. Residents of Iowa enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 32nd in the United States.

Social demographics of the state

In Iowa, 36% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 5,107 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-28%, Mainline Protestant-30%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. In Iowa there are 289 masonic lodges. In the most recent presidential election, 51% of Iowa residents voted Republican and 42% voted Democrat. 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

During the winter, the average temperature in Iowa drops 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. The average high summer temperature is around 88F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 55F during the month of June. The most precipitation occurs in July with an average of 6.46 inches of precipitation a month. On average, the state receives 2.93 inches of precipitation a month. The average air quality index rating in Iowa is 41.2 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 53.8 AQI. Iowa experiences an average humidity rating of about 72%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 78%. 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 cinnamon ferns, pink lady’s slipper, arrowgrass, and tumblegrass. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the elk, the black wolf, the coyote, or the lynx. The state animal of Iowa is the eastern goldfinch.

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.

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