27 Assisted Living Facilities near Urbandale, IA

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Urbandale, IA

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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

Deerfield Retirement Community

Provides: Assisted Living
13731 Hickman Road, Urbandale, IA 50323
"Deerfield Retirement Community was very nice, clean, and appeared to be very well managed. There were a lot of extra things available, but it's way beyond my price range. The staff who toured me..." 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

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Woodlands Creek Retirement Community

Provides: Assisted Living
12605 Woodlands Pkwy, Clive, IA 50325
"After touring a number of assisted facilities, we choose Silvercrest (Woodlands Creek) because the atmosphere and staff made us feel like "home". During our mother's stay, I have nothing but the..." More

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Vintage Hills

Provides: Assisted Living
1275 SW State Street, Ankeny, IA 50023
"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..." More

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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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Bickford of West Des Moines

Provides: Assisted Living
5050 Hawthorne Dr., West Des Moines, IA 50265
"The person who took us around Bickford of West Des Moines was very nice and considerate to us. It was very nice, very neat, and would fit my wife's lifestyle very well in that she is a low-key,..." 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 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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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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MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory ...

Provides: Assisted Living
525 S 60th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50266
"My mom has chosen MorningStar. It is the one she feels most comfortable in. It is bright, shiny, and new. She likes it. They have a theater room for movies. They also do sitting exercises and have..." 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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Legacy Pointe

Provides: Assisted Living
1650 SE Holiday Crest Circle, Waukee, IA 50263
"The reason we ended up going to The Village at Legacy Pointe is that both assisted and the independent living's arrangements were exactly the same. Also, it didn't feel as much like a hospital. The..." More

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Edgewater, A WesleyLife Community

Provides: Assisted Living
9225 Cascade Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266
"Edgewater - West Des Moines couldn’t be any nicer. The environment was beautiful and had everything you could dream of and more. The lady who took us around was very nice and very helpful. The..." 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

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

Walnut Ridge

Provides: Assisted Living
1701 Campus Drive, Clive, IA 50325
"Mom likes the location of Walnut Ridge, and it was affordable. It was in the suburbs. She was on the ground floor, she wanted a walkout, and they accepted dogs. The people were very nice, and the..." 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

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

Arbor Springs of West Des Moines

Provides: Assisted Living
7951 EP True Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266

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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

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 Urbandale

    Urbandale is a suburb of Des Moines, the capital of Iowa, and is centrally located in the state. The community is quiet and picturesque, close enough to take advantage of big-city conveniences. The population is 41.500, with 17 percent of seniors over 62. To house these seniors, there are 20 assisted living facilities in Urbandale, with a further in 34 Des Moines.  In Urbandale, assisted living communities, as in the rest of the state, are monitored and inspected by the Iowa Department of Health Facilities. Oversight includes specific security requirements, caretaker training and investigation of improper care of residents. 

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Urbandale

    • Urbandale's cost of living is 101.6, falling in line with the national base of 100. Health care costs and housing are higher than the national average, at 111 and 124, respectively, which might increase assisted living costs for seniors. 
    • Winters in Urbandale can be cold, with January temperatures averaging 12 degrees and plenty of snow. Those at risk of falls should use caution when venturing outdoors. Summers are warm, with regular rainfall, with July highs averaging 85, supporting outdoor activity much of the year. Tornadoes are a risk in the spring. 
    • The Urbandale area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Methodist West Hospital and Unity Point Health, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    • Urbandale, as part of metro Des Moines, 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 AARP.
    • Crime rates in the U.S. are measured on a scale of 1 to 100, with 1 being the safest. Urbandale violent crime rates are just 12.6, compared to the national average of 31.1. Property crimes are 26.7, compared to the average of 38.1. Seniors will enjoy living in a safe community. 
      • Urbandale is moderately tax friendly for seniors. Social Security benefits are exempt from the Iowa state income tax. Other forms of retirement income are taxed, but seniors are eligible for a deduction of up to $6,000 on that income. 

      Paying for Assisted Living in Urbandale

      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 Urbandale start around $3,498 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 Urbandale 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 Urbandale

      Seniors in Urbandale, as in all of Iowa, may apply for a Medicaid Waiver to help offset the cost of assisted living. Seniors may also be eligible for a bridge loan to help offset the cost of transitioning into an assisted living facility. Veterans may also have options for financial aid, as may those on Social Security income. 

      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 Urbandale

      Urbandale 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 Urbandale, please visit our Assisted Living in Iowa page.

      Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Urbandale

      Urbandale-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 Urbandale, IA

      Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Urbandale

      • Review of Bickford of Urbandale

        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 trea... Read more

        Suzanne and Dave
      • Review of Bickford of Urbandale

        Bickford is such a home-like environment that my grandma felt comfortable right away. The staff is so warm and welcoming and the food has been excellent so far. Read more

      • Review of Deerfield Retirement Community

        Deerfield Retirement Community was very nice, clean, and appeared to be very well managed. There were a lot of extra things available, but it's way beyond my price range. The staff who toured me wa... Read more

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