13 Assisted Living Facilities near Ankeny, IA

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Ankeny, IA

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Vintage Hills

Provides: Assisted Living
1275 SW State Street, Ankeny, IA 50023
"Vintage Hills offers a clean, comfortable setting. Our parents share a 2-bedroom unit, with plenty of windows for natural light. There are also plenty of shared spaces throughout the facility..." More

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Journey Senior Living of Ankeny

Provides: Assisted Living
3602 NW 5th Street, Ankeny, IA 50023
"I really liked Journey Senior Living of Ankeny. The staff member was really friendly, spent a lot of time with me, and thoroughly explained the things that they do. They had studios, one-bedrooms,..." More

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Edencrest at Siena Hills

Provides: Assisted Living
455 SW Ankeny Rd, Ankeny, IA 50021
"The staff at Eden Crest are the best! My mother n law feels so comfortable and well cared for there. They treat her like family. We just celebrated her 80th birthday there with the other..." More

Suites of Ankeny

Provides: Assisted Living
420 NW Ash Drive, Ankeny, IA 50023
"Suites of Ankeny was very nice. The rooms were a good size. They have a cleaning service if you want them to come in. They have three meals a day. The lady watching the front desk took me around..." More

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Mill-Pond

Provides: Assisted Living
1201 Southeast Mill Pond Court, Ankeny, IA 50021
"We're waiting to move into Mill Pond Senior Living, they have so much to offer, and it's a big complex. No one compares to them, they have lots of activities, and they put out a monthly schedule...." More

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Bickford of Urbandale

Provides: Assisted Living
5915 Sutton Place, Urbandale, IA 50322
"My mom has lived at Bickford of Urbandale for several years. She thanks me everyday for finding it. The staff is exceptional. Everyone is very caring and kind. They truly love my mother and..." More

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Edencrest at Beaverdale

Provides: Assisted Living
3410 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310
"Edencrest was lovely, new, and airy. Their common areas were very nice and large. It was very nice. The food was fine. The rooms were fine, too. There were lots of lights. There was a very positive..." More

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Edencrest at Green Meadows

Provides: Assisted Living
6750 Corporate Drive, Johnston, IA 50131
"Edencrest at Green Meadows was a new facility in a beautiful environment. I felt that it had adequate open spaces. The programming seemed to be very good, especially for the memory care unit, which..." More

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Bishop Drumm Retirement Center

Provides: Assisted Living
5837 Winwood Drive, Johnston, IA 50131
"We tour Martina Place in Johnston Iowa and we actually love the place! My parents are happy since they moved in and I will definitely recommend Martina Place to others. I find Martina Place very..." More

Valley View Village

Provides: Assisted Living
2555 Guthrie Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317
"We moved my parents to Village Assisted Living two years ago and have been very pleased with the care they have received. The facility had only been opened for a short time when they moved there. ..." More

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McCauley Terrace

Provides: Assisted Living
5921 Winwood Drive, Johnston, IA 50131
"The staff at McAuley Terrace is perfect, very friendly, very open, and very helpful. The condition of the rooms is great. My mother-in-law is in a studio, which seems to meet all her needs. It's..." More

The Gardens Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
2910 East 16th Street,, Des Moines, IA 50316
"We chose The Gardens at Luther Park for my husband because of the price, convenience, and location. It's beautiful, and I love it. The staff is great, and very helpful. The food looks good, though..." More

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Provides: Assisted Living
3600 30th Street, Des Moines, IA 50310
"The staff is very good with the residents and takes very good care of them. They call me with the slightest issue. It could be cleaner, as my grandfather sat in a room in which he had peed in the..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Ankeny

    The Ankeny region, which is a rapidly growing suburb of Des Moines located in Polk County, has a population of 53,413. It is home to 21 assisted living facilities, with five in Ankeny and 16 facilities nearby. Here, facilities are divided into two categories: assisted living programs, which are for three or more seniors who can care for themselves and participate in making decisions regarding their care; and residential care facilities, which are for seniors who need more supervision and assistance with the activities of daily living. Both types of facilities are licensed through the Department of Inspections and Appeals, Health Facilities Division

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Ankeny

    • Ankeny has an extreme climate with hot summer days and cold winter temperatures, which may be a consideration for seniors who enjoy spending time outdoors. The July high in this city is 85 degrees, and the January low is around 12 degrees.  

    • The cost of living in Ankeny is 4 percent below the national average, making it a good option for older adults on a tight budget. Seniors can expect to spend about 7 percent less on groceries, 13 percent less on health care, 4 percent less on transportation than they would in other U.S. cities.  

    • Ankeny has an overall crime rate that is 37 percent lower than the state average and 47 percent lower than the national average. In regard to violent crime, the rate is 26 percent below the state average and 44 percent below the national average. The rate of property crime is 39 percent lower than the state average and 48 percent lower than the U.S. average.  

    • Ankeny is a senior-friendly city with a variety of amenities and activities for older adults. The city’s Parks and Recreation Department hosts several senior day and overnight trips throughout the year, and the local library hosts book clubs, craft sessions and card games for seniors.   

    • The Ankeny area has few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Des Moines. 

    • Ankeny has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Old Worker Employment Program, an organization that helps seniors find and maintain meaningful employment, as well as two senior centers.   


    Paying for Assisted Living in Ankeny

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Iowa

    $4,240.00 Norwalk
    $4,180.00 Clive
    $4,056.00 Johnston
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,849.00 West Des Moines
    $3,703.00 Des Moines
    $3,498.00 Urbandale
    $3,280.00 Ankeny

    Assisted Living costs in Ankeny start around $3,280 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.

    It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Ankeny and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.

    Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Ankeny

    Qualifying seniors in Ankeny may apply to receive financial assistance through the Medicaid 1915 (c) Elderly Waiver program. Seniors who qualify for Supplemental Security Income may also receive the optional state supplement to help cover the cost of their care.  

    Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Iowa page.

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    More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

    While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

    • Veterans Benefits
    • Life Insurance Policy
    • Long-Term Care Insurance
    • Reverse Mortgage

    For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Iowa page.


    Free Assisted Living Resources in Ankeny

    Ankeny and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.

    To see a list of free assisted living resources in Ankeny, please visit our Assisted Living in Iowa page.


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Ankeny

    Ankeny-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Iowa are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Iowa page for more information about these laws.

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    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Ankeny

    • Review of Vintage Hills

      Vintage Hills offers a clean, comfortable setting. Our parents share a 2-bedroom unit, with plenty of windows for natural light. There are also plenty of shared spaces throughout the facility tha... Read more

      The Bakers at Vintage Hills
    • Review of Vintage Hills

      In the fall of 2019, my dad fell and fractured his back while at home. After 10 days of hospitalization, we realized he needed to move into assisted living. It was a very stressful time for our f... Read more

      Steve Ugolini
    • Review of Journey Senior Living of Ankeny

      I really liked Journey Senior Living of Ankeny. The staff member was really friendly, spent a lot of time with me, and thoroughly explained the things that they do. They had studios, one-bedrooms, ... Read more

      Jenn
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