28 Assisted Living Facilities near West Des Moines, IA

5 Assisted Living Facilities in West Des Moines, IA

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Bickford of West Des Moines

Provides: Assisted Living
5050 Hawthorne Dr., West Des Moines, IA 50265
"My parents are in assisted living at Bickford of West Des Moines. The place is cozy and friendly. The staff is very friendly and accessible. The food is good, the portions are realistic, and 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

MorningStar at Jordan Creek

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

Arbor Springs of West Des Moines

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

Heritage Court

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

23 Assisted Living Facilities near West Des Moines, IA

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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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Bickford of Urbandale

Provides: Assisted Living
5915 Sutton Place, Urbandale, IA 50322
"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. " 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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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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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
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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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Edencrest at The Legacy

Provides: Assisted Living
2901 Cedar Street, Norwalk, IA 50211
"Edencrest at The Legacy Retirement Community is certified by the State of Iowa. The staff at Edencrest are here to assist our residents with Activities of Daily Living. Some residents may find they..." More

Regency Care Center

Provides: Assisted Living
815 High Rd., Norwalk, IA 50211
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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

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

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

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The Village at 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

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

VA Central Iowa Healthcare System Com...

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

UNIVERSITY PARK NURSING & REHABILITATION

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

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in West Des Moines

    West Des Moines, which is the second-largest city in the Des Moines metropolitan area, has numerous assisted living options for seniors. The region is home to 27 assisted living facilities, four of which are located in the city proper and 23 of which are located in nearby cities. The  Department of Inspections and Appeals, Health Facilities Division, which licenses and monitors assisted living facilities in West Des Moines, splits facilities into two categories, depending on the level of care they provide. Assisted living programs are for three or more seniors who can care for themselves and participate in making decisions regarding their care, and residential care programs are for seniors who need more supervision and assistance with daily living activities. 

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in West Des Moines

    • West Des Moines ranks low on Sperling’s Comfort Index, rating 38 out of 100, compared to the national average of 54. The July high in this city is 85 degrees Fahrenheit, and the January low is 13 degrees. These extreme temperatures may be unpleasant for seniors who enjoy being outdoors.  

    • The air quality in West Des Moines is good overall, making the city an attractive option for seniors with respiratory illnesses. According to the American Lung Association, the city tied for first place for cleanest metropolitan areas in the country for ozone pollution, and it ranked 83 out of 201 metropolitan areas for 24-hour particle pollution.   

    • West Des Moines is an affordable city for seniors, coming in nearly 5 percent under the overall national average. Seniors can expect to pay about 7 percent less on groceries, 13 percent less on health care, 4 percent less on transportation and 10 percent less on miscellaneous expenses than they would in other U.S. cities.  

    • The overall crime rate in West Des Moines is 7 percent higher than the Iowa average and 11 percent lower than the national average. The rate of violent crime is 22 percent lower than the national average and 41 percent lower than the U.S. average, and the property crime rate is 11 percent higher than the state median and 6 percent lower than the country’s average. This may provide peace of mind for older adults and their loved ones. 
       
    • The city’s public transportation system is provided courtesy of the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority, or DART. Seniors age 65 and over are eligible to receive reduced fare. To apply for this program, seniors simply need to provide a photo I.D. with their date of birth such as a driver’s license or state identification card.  

    • The West Des Moines area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Methodist West Hospital and Mercy Medical Center – West Lakes, in the event of medical emergencies or illness. 


    Paying for Assisted Living in West Des Moines

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Iowa

    $4,180.00 Clive
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,884.00 Johnston
    $3,679.00 Des Moines
    $3,498.00 Urbandale
    $3,498.00 West Des Moines
    $3,416.00 Ankeny
    $2,995.00 Norwalk

    Assisted Living costs in West Des Moines 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 West 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 West Des Moines

     West Des Moines seniors who meet income guidelines may apply to receive financial assistance through the Medicaid 1915 (c) Elderly Waiver program, and those who live in a residential care facility and qualify for Supplemental Security Income may also receive the optional state supplement to help cover their living expenses.

    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 West Des Moines

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


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in West Des Moines

    West 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 West Des Moines, IA

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in West Des Moines

    • Review of MorningStar at Jordan Creek

      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 ... Read more

      Laurie
    • Review of Bickford of West Des Moines

      My parents are in assisted living at Bickford of West Des Moines. The place is cozy and friendly. The staff is very friendly and accessible. The food is good, the portions are realistic, and the se... Read more

      Ann
    • Review of Edgewater, A WesleyLife Community

      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 whol... Read more

      Ron
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