Bickford of West Des Moines

Offers Assisted Living and Memory Care

8 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

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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  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Entry Fee
  • Fee Structure Extra: We Offer A Month To Month Rental
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $4867/month
  • Memory Care Starting At: $4867/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

About Bickford of West Des Moines

Welcome to Bickford of West Des Moines, one of Iowa's premier assisted living and memory care communities! Bickford of West Des Moines is conveniently located on 5050 Hawthorne Dr., so please, stop on by any time. We invite you in and welcome you home to our Iowa senior living community.

At Bickford of West Des Moines, we offer premier memory care and assisted living services. The fullest expression of assistance comes with an intimate understanding of our residents at Bickford of West Des Moines. Each resident of our Iowa assisted living home is unique, as are the services they require, and the manner in which they wish for them to be met. At our West Des Moines senior community, we also know firsthand the confusion that memory loss creates in relationships with loved ones. That's why our Alzheimer's care community strives to make every activity intentional and personally driven by each individual's life story.

Nothing can replace home - this we know at Bickford of West Des Moines. The smells that waft through the open door, the tattered edges of the overstuffed chair in the living room, the faded photographs on the mantle, the memories...lifetimes are built on these things; happiness dwells in them. At Bickford of West Des Moines assisted living in Iowa, we don't ask you to give up your home, your treasures, your memories. Instead, we want you to bring the pieces of the home you love into our Iowa assisted living and memory care community and make it yours.

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