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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...

Edencrest at Riverwoods

2210 East Park Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50320

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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...

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...

Prairie Hills of Des Moines

5815 SE 27th St, Des Moines, IA 50320

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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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The Shores at Pleasant Hill

1500 Edgewater Drive, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327

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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...

Glen Oaks Alzheimer's Special Care Center

8525 Urbandale Ave, Urbandale, IA 50322

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The Glen Oaks Alzheimer's Special Care Center facility was opened in December, 2012, and is located in beautiful Urbandale, a suburb of the capital city of Des Moines, the largest city in Iowa. As part of JEA Senior Living, Glen Oaks Alzheimer's Special Care Center is a family member of a group...

Courtyard Estates at Cedar Pointe

6132 Northeast 12th Avenue, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327

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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...

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...

Bishop Drumm Retirement Center

5837 Winwood Dr, Johnston, IA 50131

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MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care at Jordan Creek

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

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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...

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...

Edencrest at The Tuscany (Opening Summer 2021)

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...

Woodlands Creek Senior Living

12675 Woodlands Pkwy, Clive, IA 50325

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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...

The Bridges at Ankeny

3510 NW Abilene Road, Ankeny, IA 50023

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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....

Independence Village of Ankeny

1275 SW State Street, Ankeny, IA 50023

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At Independence Village, everything we do is for you. From personalized services to 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. Our community offers both assisted living and memory care...

Carlisle Center for Assisted Living

685 Cole Street, Carlisle, IA 50047

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Holland Farms

2800 Sunset Dr, Norwalk, IA 50211

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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...

Deerfield a CCRC

13731 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50323

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The Suites of Ankeny

420 NW Ash Dr, Ankeny, IA 50023

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Learn More About Nursing Homes in Des Moines, IA

Nursing homes — also called convalescent homes or skilled nursing facilities — are intended for seniors who require 24-hour monitoring and medical assistance. These communities are designed to promote independence among seniors who require constant nursing care to perform activities of daily living (ADLs), but do not require hospital-level care.


Cost of Nursing Homes in Des Moines, IA

The median monthly cost for a private room in a Des Moines nursing home is around $7,118, and the median monthly cost of a private room in a nursing home in the state of Iowa is about $6,878, according to Genworth.

For this type of elder care, Des Moines, IA offers many great options, and A Place for Mom can help you find the right one.


Learn More About Des Moines, IA

Cost of Living

Des Moines is considered to be much more affordable than other similarly sized cities. The cost-of-living index is rated 14 points below the national average and the grocery index is rated 7 points below the national average. All index scores are based on a sliding scale with the national average set at 100.

Cost-of-living indexGrocery indexMedian rentRent burdenMedian home valueMedian family incomeEstate tax8693$99218.4% spend over 30% of their income on rent$123,403$49,999The top inheritance tax rate is 15% and there is no exemption threshold

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals that service Des Moines include:

  • VA Central Iowa Health Care System – This government run community provides care to the region”s veterans. They offer acute care as well as specialized medical services including surgery, mental health care, and geriatric care.
  • MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center – Consistently ranked as the top hospital in the city and one of the best in the state, this community offers a range of services across 875 staffed beds.
  • Iowa Lutheran Hospital – This community provides care to a total of 224 staffed beds. They offer emergency and trauma treatment, behavioral medicine, general surgery, critical care, and home health care.

Weather and Climate

Des Moines has a hot-summer humid continental type of climate. This means that the city experiences four distinct seasons with extreme high temperatures in the summer and extreme low temperatures in the winter. The summers are humid and in the winter the city receives a high volume of snowfall. On average, the humidity level for Des Moines is roughly 70%. The average humidity levels are highest during the month of December at roughly 75%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer tempTypical summer highTypical summer lowAverage winter tempTypical winter highTypical winter low76°F89°F (July)62°F (July)27°F39°F (February)14°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index ratingAverage maximum air quality index rating42 (Good)59 in the month of December (Moderate)

Moderate air quality conditions means that those who are unusually sensitive to particulates in the air should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion.

Precipitation

Average monthly precipitationAverage maximum monthly precipitationAverage yearly snowfall3”7” (June)33”

Demographics and Values

Des Moines tends to lean liberal in most elections. This is due in part to the large population of college students that live there as well as the city being the capital of Iowa and the largest metropolitan area in the state.

2016 Presidential Election for Polk County

Voted DemocraticVoted RepublicanVoted Third Party51.74%40.38%7.89%

Population Statistics

Population metro areaPopulation city properPopulation densityPopulation trend481,222217,521952 people per square mileShrinking at a rate of -0.07%

Age

Median55+60+70+80+3423%10%5%3%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diplomaCollege degreeGraduate degree31%25%8%

Race & Ethnicity

AsianBlackHispanicNative AmericanPacific Islander or Native HawaiianWhiteTwo or more6.5%11.3%13.3%0.4%0.1%65.4%4%

Crime

Total crimesProperty crimes per 1,000 citizensViolent crimes per 1,000 citizens11,045447

Miscellaneous

UnemployedParticipate in the labor forceHave some form of disabilityLive in povertyWidowsVeterans7%71%14%18%6%6%

Des Moines is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the community can participate in public life without fear of bigotry and discrimination.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

As the capital of Iowa, Des Moines combines midwest charm and metropolitan sensibilities to create a city that is filled with arts and culture. Dominating the skyline of the historic East Village neighborhood is the gold-domed Iowa State Capitol building. Located nearby is the Des Moines Art Center which houses a wide collection of contemporary works as well as the Pappajohn Sculpture Park. The park is host to a number of annual events including the Des Moines Art Festival and the 80/35 Music Festival. The Downtown Farmers Market also features live music as well as local goods and produce. The Salisbury House and Gardens is another popular venue that also features tours of the estate that highlight the architecture, local history, and regional biodiversity.

For those who enjoy outdoor recreation there are a number of excellent parks located within the city limits. These include the Des Moines Water Park which features a beautiful garden filled with fountains and other water displays. Walnut Woods state park is one of the largest parks in the city, spanning over 260-acres and miles of walking trails. The Robert D. Ray Asian Gardens features a pagoda, ponds, and a large collection of sculptures and outdoor art exhibits. The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden has outdoor and indoor gardens and a large geodesic dome.

Transportation

Mass transit is available in the city through the Des Moines Area Regional Transit authority or DART which operates 26 routes throughout the city and surrounding metropolitan areas. Greyhound buses also connect Des Moines with regional transit hubs in Minneapolis, Detroit, and Chicago.

Frequently asked questions about Nursing Homes in Iowa

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