Bickford of West Des Moines

Offers Assisted Living and Memory Care

15 Reviews
5050 Hawthorne Dr., West Des Moines, IA 50265
Call (800) 385-2527
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Assisted Living Reviews for Bickford of West Des Moines

January 22, 2020

By Pete

I visited this facility

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, very comfortable type individual, and this facility is slow pace. I've heard nothing but good things about it from other people including their reviews that I read. It's an ideal place, but the most expensive of the places we looked at in Des Moines. The rooms were beautiful and small, but very comfortable. The grounds were a little on the small side. It's very comfortable, and the activities were adequate. It's low key, not overly active or aggressive, and seemed to be a restful place.

October 20, 2018

By Ann

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

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 servings are more appropriate for them. They have a lot of different things. They have a very accessible exercise area.

March 30, 2017

By Julie667476

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Bickford of West Des Moines is excellent. The caregivers are very personable and very caring. It was a good change for my mom. They have several different room types, and my mother likes hers because it has two rooms with a sitting area, so she is able to have her piano in the room. They allow pets, so several of the residents have dogs. Even though she doesn’t have her own, it is nice to frequently see a dog in the hallway. The grounds are very nice. It is built in a circular concept, so there are two interior courtyards. It looks very nice. They can walk without having to worry about being outside of a secured area.

July 27, 2016

By Nancy815781

I visited this facility

The interior decorating at the common areas of Bickford of West Des Moines was very nice. The memory care's billing amount was much clearer than the assisted living. It was nice that they had handicap bathrooms and temperature control. It seemed like a very homey area. I liked the memory care unit. The dining room was a very comfortable-looking place.

October 28, 2015

By Daughter-in-law7

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My father-in-law is at Bickford. We found it from's list. One of the reasons we picked it is because there are many activities. The rooms are a little bit smaller, and that's a way to get them out of the room. He absolutely loves it. He goes out for most activities that are there. He sings along with the pastor that comes several times a week. I have eaten there a number times, and I like every meal that I had. My father-in-law likes the food too. He also likes that they have ice cream 24 hours a day. One thing that we like about Bickford is that the help has been there for a number of years, so it didn't look like there is a large turnover of help.

November 20, 2012

By WDM resident

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Based on the half dozen assisted living facilities toured and visited in the Des Moines ares, we selected Bickford for my mother. In the several years she has lived there, I am very pleased with the attentive care she receives when she needs it, the quality of the food and facility, the professionalism of the staff and genuine compassion they show, and the flexibility of the management to work with us.

July 27, 2011

By lsbrkb

I visited this facility

I have visted Bickford twice and have decided this is the place to live for my husband. They couldn't be more helpful and friendly. It's smaller than most but I liked that as gave a more homey atmosphere. While touring we met several of the residents and they looked happy and a couple made a point to tell us they loved it there. This was reassuring to me and feel confident I have made the right choice.
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Services and Amenities of Bickford of West Des Moines


  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Entry Fee
  • Fee Structure Extra: We Offer A Month To Month Rental
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $3954/month
  • Memory Care Starting At: $3954/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Do Not Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Spa

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Technology Extra: Emergency Call System

Health services

  • Medication Management
  • Nurse On Staff: Yes


  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious Services
  • Book Clubs
  • Fitness Room
  • Arts And Crafts

Financial guidance

  • Home Sale Assistance
  • Va Benefits Consultation
  • Financing Advice

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • Resident Capacity: 44
  • Respite Care
  • Minimum Age: None
  • Pets: All Pets Allowed
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About Bickford of West Des Moines

Bickford of West Des Moines is a premier assisted living and memory care community that offers a personalized experience for each resident. The staff strives to make every activity intentional and personally driven by each individual's life story. Bickford of West Des Moines is conveniently located on 5050 Hawthorne Dr.

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