20 Assisted Living Facilities near Des Moines, IA

13 Assisted Living Facilities in Des Moines, IA


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


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


Edencrest at Beaverdale

Provides: Assisted Living
3410 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310
"Edencrest at Beaverdale was a nice facility, but it’s not appropriate for my dad. It was clean, but had lots of stairs, and the assisted living did not seem like enough. The staff was very..." 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


Prairie Hills Des Moines

Provides: Assisted Living
5815 SE 27th Street, Des Moines, IA 50320
"I visited Prairie Hills at Des Moines. Everybody was very nice, very helpful, very engaged with all the residents, and very caring. There was so much attention paid to the residents, so everybody..." More

Village Assisted Living

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

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

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

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

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

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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

Arbor Heights at University

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

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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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Edencrest at Siena Hills

Provides: Assisted Living
455 SW Ankeny Rd, Ankeny, IA 50021
"Everybody at Edencrest at Siena Hills was very nice. The atmosphere was very friendly, caring, and warm. The people were very helpful and bent over backwards to accommodate us. They would not have..." More


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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Bickford of Urbandale

Provides: Assisted Living
5915 Sutton Place, Urbandale, IA 50322
"Bickford of Urbandale was very nice. The rooms looked good. They had a little game going on when we were there. The dining area looked very nice and clean. They had transportation activities,..." More

Shores at Pleasant Hill

Provides: Assisted Living
1500 Edgewater Dr., 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

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

Heritage Court

Provides: Assisted Living
1499 Office Park Road, West Des Moines, IA 50265

Assisted Living near Des Moines, IA

Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Des Moines

  • Review of Prairie Hills Des Moines

    I thought Prairie Hills Des Moines had a very homey type atmosphere, and had good activities for the people living there. The rooms were set up nicely, I liked the outdoor walkway they had, the lan... Read more

  • Review of Edencrest at Beaverdale

    Edencrest at Beaverdale was a nice facility, but it’s not appropriate for my dad. It was clean, but had lots of stairs, and the assisted living did not seem like enough. The staff was very professi... Read more

  • Review of Ramsey Village

    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 t... Read more

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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

$4,180.00 Clive
$4,000.00 US
$3,884.00 Johnston
$3,659.00 Des Moines
$3,500.00 Norwalk
$3,498.00 Urbandale
$3,498.00 West Des Moines
$3,383.00 Ankeny

Assisted Living costs in Des Moines start around $3,659 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.

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.

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.