22 Assisted Living Facilities near Des Moines, IA

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Des Moines, IA

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3801 Grand

Provides: Assisted Living
3801 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312
"My relative stayed at 3801 Grand several times in Assisted Living respite care. My relative met with the nursing staff before their stay to help anticipate and meet their needs. Even though he was..." More

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Edencrest at Beaverdale

Provides: Assisted Living
3410 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310
"My mom has moved into Edencrest at Beaverdale. I have nothing but good things to say about them. They're near my home, and they're just very inviting. I don't know enough about the facility because..." More

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Ramsey Village

Provides: Assisted Living
1611 27th St., Des Moines, IA 50301
"I visited Ramsey Village. We looked at long-term care, assisted living, and independent living. A current resident showed me her living arrangement. She walked through what she loved about living..." More

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Prairie Hills Des Moines

Provides: Assisted Living
5815 SE 27th Street, Des Moines, IA 50320
"Prairie Hills Des Moines was very gracious. They gave me plenty of information. I had no trouble with them at all. They showed me a 1-bedroom, which is kind of their demonstration apartment. They..." More

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Edencrest at Riverwoods

Provides: Assisted Living
2210 E. Park Ave., Des Moines, IA 50320
"Edencrest is top notch and fantastic. I couldn’t be happier with them. The people work their tails off and are very flexible. If someone needs something, they don’t say, "that’s not my job." They..." 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

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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Wesley Acres

Provides: Assisted Living
3520 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312
"Wesley Acres was clean but after they visited with my husband, they didn't figure that he would fit into their facility and so that one didn't work out. I was happy with the facility. I liked the..." More

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Calvin Community

Provides: Assisted Living
4210 Hickman Road, Des Moines, IA 50310
"I have been a frequent visitor to Calvin for over 30 years. Although it has had ups and downs, they have a core group of employees who have been doing a great job for years and years. That kind..." More

Walden Point

Provides: Assisted Living
1200 Fourth St., Des Moines, IA 50314
"I liked the rooms at Walden Point. There was an open area that everybody could go in to. It's got a little store and the residents could play cards. The staff was good. The rooms were very big,..." More

Rose of Des Moines

Provides: Assisted Living
1330 19th St., Des Moines, IA 50314
"While searching for a place for my friend's mother to live, we visited the Rose of Des Moines assisted living facility. We really liked the well-kept park setting because the outdoors had always..." 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


Provides: Assisted Living
233 University, Des Moines, IA 50314

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Bickford of Urbandale

Provides: Assisted Living
5915 Sutton Place, Urbandale, IA 50322
"My husband has moved to Bickford of Urbandale and it has been wonderful. The only thing negative is that COVID hit them and unfortunately, they had to quarantine to their rooms. Otherwise, they are..." 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

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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

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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

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Prairie Vista Village

Provides: Assisted Living
2785 1st Avenue South, Altoona, IA 50009
" We are a senior living community in Altoona, and we offer four levels of living: Residential Independent Living apartments, Assisted Living Apartments, along with Short-term Rehab and Long-term..." More

Shores at Pleasant Hill

Provides: Assisted Living
1500 Edgewater Drive, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
"We chose it because my husband had been at the Shores three times for respite care. He likes it there and the staff. The facilities are very nice. We are going to have a two-bedroom, two-bathroom..." More

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Senior Suites of Urbandale

Provides: Assisted Living
4700 84Th St, Urbandale, IA 50322
"I cannot say enough about the quality of care and staff at this facility. Mom exceeded our capacity to care for her in our home, and a relative recommended Senior Suites of Urbandale. We spoke with..." More

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Heritage Court

Provides: Assisted Living
1499 Office Park Road, West Des Moines, IA 50265
"My mother moved into Heritage Court. They've been very nice to her, they've been very attentive to her blood pressure, and they have lots of activities. They have 3 different church services,..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Des Moines

    Seniors in Des Moines, Iowa, will find plenty of attractions in the city from car and horse racing to walking tours. When days trips are over, seniors will return to one of the 20 assisted living facilities in the Des Moines area, with 13 in the Des Moines city limits and 7 located in the nearby areas of Johnston, Pleasant Hill and Urbandale areas. These facilities are ideal for older adults who need some help with daily tasks like dressing and recreational activities but who do not need nursing home level of care. 

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Des Moines

    • With an average annual temperature of 51°F the weather is generally cold all year round in the Des Moines, which isn't the best environment for those who enjoy an outdoor life that is based on warmer climates. 
    • The air in the Des Moines area has an air quality index (AQI) score of 20, or "good". The air quality in Des Moines is considered to be among the best in the nation.
    • There are many things to do in Des Moines that seniors will enjoy. With an impressive range of art centers and exhibits to choose from, there's something to suit all tastes. 
    • The Des Moines area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the Iowa Lutheran Hospital and the Mercy Medical Center Des Moines, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    • Des Moines, IA is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, meaning that its elected leadership “has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city or county a great place for people of all ages,” according to the AARP.
    • Des Moines, IA, has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Southside Senior Center, an organization that offers a range of activities and hot meals, as well as four other senior centers.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Des Moines

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Iowa

    $4,550.00 Clive
    $4,056.00 Johnston
    $4,027.00 West Des Moines
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,975.00 Norwalk
    $3,954.00 Urbandale
    $3,727.00 Des Moines
    $3,436.00 Ankeny

    Assisted Living costs in Des Moines start around $3,727 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 Des Moines 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 Des Moines

    Seniors in the Des Moines area can have the cost of their assisted living accommodation subsidized by the Medicaid program. Medicaid waivers are also available for individuals who require long-term care that they are unable to pay for themselves. 

    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 Des Moines

    Des Moines 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 Des Moines, please visit our Assisted Living in Iowa page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Des Moines

    Des Moines-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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    Assisted Living near Des Moines, IA

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Des Moines

    • Review of Prairie Hills Des Moines

      Prairie Hills Des Moines was very gracious. They gave me plenty of information. I had no trouble with them at all. They showed me a 1-bedroom, which is kind of their demonstration apartment. They h... Read more

    • Review of Edencrest at Beaverdale

      My mom has moved into Edencrest at Beaverdale. I have nothing but good things to say about them. They're near my home, and they're just very inviting. I don't know enough about the facility because... Read more

    • Review of Prairie Hills Des Moines

      They do absolutely every thing they can to make there place the people love to be in. Like there home. The rooms are great, the food is good, activity is good. Read more

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