The Lodge of Ashworth

Offers Independent Living

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909 Ashworth Rd, West Des Moines, IA 50265
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Independent Living Reviews for The Lodge of Ashworth

July 03, 2015

By Sara20

I visited this facility

We looked at the apartments in the Lodge. The staff I talked to was very friendly. They have studios and from small bedrooms to 2 bedrooms with two bathrooms. Some of the rooms were newer; most had a buy-in, and some you could lease. In general, they all had a balcony. There was an elevator, a parking garage, a pool, and a Jacuzzi for the residents. The staff in the dining room were all very friendly, and they had a buffet there.

December 23, 2013

By Robert76524650

I visited this facility

Lodge of Ashworth was very nice and very well-kept. The staff was excellent. Everybody was very cordial and informative. They have small apartments, they have large ones, and a lot other different accommodations. They have exercises, they take people on outings, and other regular routines to keep people active. They also have people come in to perform. It's large and it's accessible to get to. It has a lot of perks. Everything was great.

July 17, 2012

By Betty13

I visited this facility

I am still thinking whether or not to move in Iowa to be closer to my son and daughter in-law since they will be moving to Iowa. Still, we would want things to be ready by the time we make a decision. We inquired at The Lodge and they right away gave us the information that we need. We visited their facility and it was quite nice. They have a gym which I couldn't do everything. They have an indoor swimming pool and this is something that I could use. It's very homey and has flowers and trees around.

April 10, 2012

By brevee12

I am a friend or relative of a resident

the lodge of ashworth is a great place to spend a retirement. the houseing and staff are knowledgable and they take very good car for you while you are there. in addition to that, the facilities at the lodge of ashworth are second to none and you'll be sure to have hours and hours of fun with you family and friends. the ammentities are numerous and one of my relatives favorite thing was to have her helper come into her room every day and just talk to her and maker her life easier. my family member however did not really like the location of the lodge of ashworth. in sumation, the lodge of ashworth is a great place to spent your retirement. like it shows in the comercials, it is a fun place for all ages. not just retirees. I would recomend the lodge of ashworth to anyone and everyone. it is a great place to live and a great place to sit back and relax and spend your last years.
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Questions about The Lodge of Ashworth

Describe the overall population of independent living residents at The Lodge of Ashworth. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

Ages 55 to 102 with an average age of 83. Everyone however, acts at least 21 years younger because they are swimming, walking, wood working, crafting, reading, playing card or participating 20 plus activities in the week.

What places are nearby for independent living residents to enjoy?

Restaurants, shopping, sporting events and civic programs like the Des Moines playhouse, museum, and music festivals.

What are some recent off-site events that the community activity director at The Lodge of Ashworth has organized?

Meals for the Heartland packaging party, I-Cubs baseball game, Distillery and Wine Vineyard tour, Prairie Meadows, Jolly Holiday lights and many more.

What transportation services does The Lodge of Ashworth offer to independent living residents?

Shuttle van with complimentary services to the local grocery stores like Fareway, Hy-Vee, Trader Joe's, Dollar Tree, Walmart and Target.

What makes the chef or dining program at The Lodge of Ashworth exceptional? What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?

The Lodge of Ashworth prides itself on its menu choices. Because we are an independent retirement community we have limitless choices on the foods we can prepare and serve. As we strive to serve the healthiest food options we are not dietary restricted so items like fried food, real butter and creams are part of our menus. We do take real care in making sure there is a balance in our food selections, and that healthier options are always available. Keeping with food trends is also a big part of Lodge dining. Experiments with different spices and cooking techniques is a fun and exciting way our member can try something new.

What common areas are available for independent living residents?

Swimming pool, pavilion, libraries, billiard room, woodworking shop, conversation room, private dining, lounge, gardens, gym, and courtyard area.

What safety features or security measures does The Lodge of Ashworth offer to independent living residents?

In room safety alert system, full fire suppression system, 24/7 staff and conduct tornado and fire preparedness training.

If The Lodge of Ashworth accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

We are pet friendly. Our goal is companionship and safety. We ask that all dogs be leashed and accompanied with their owner/handler in and around our grounds and off limits in our dining and main entrance areas.

Does The Lodge of Ashworth work with an agency or registry to provide nursing and medical assistance as needed?

Our on-site nurse along with our emergency notification system provides peace of mind for anyone in distress or need. The 24/7 front desk Lodge staff provides around the clock care to our members and their safety. Outside 3rd party medical assistance allowed and welcomed.

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Services and Amenities of The Lodge of Ashworth


  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Independent Living Starting At: $2460/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • 3-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Do Offer Companion Suites


  • Resident Capacity: 145
  • Minimum Age: 55
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed
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About The Lodge of Ashworth

The Lodge of Ashworth Lifestyle

At The Lodge of Ashworth, our members bring together people who share their skills and experiences. We provide an environment that encourages friendship, connection, and health, with an approach grounded in whole-person wellness. And we provide services to aid you with daily living, so you have time and energy to invest in doing what you love.

Every day, you rely on other people, your family, neighbors, and others in the community who not only lend a helping hand, but also provide you with products and services. It doesn’t mean you aren’t independent; everyone relies on the different talents, skills, and the help of others throughout their life.

At The Lodge of Ashworth, we provide services like meal preparation, home maintenance, and housekeeping, as well as scheduled transportation and activities. As a Lodge member, you can rely on this support, and focus your energies on doing what you love, whether that’s spending time with friends and family, devoting your attention to a hobby, or discovering new passions.

Aging in place is a concept developed through long-range studies that examine successful aging. There are multiple dimensions of whole-person wellness, including physical, emotional, social, spiritual, intellectual, and vocational. At the Lodge of Ashworth, we offer care and service designed to support all dimensions of aging.

What is Aging in Place?

Our in-house Caring Solutions staff works with our members to create a lifestyle that reinforces:

Physical Wellness, through regular health screens, fitness classes, and recreational activities like walking clubs.

Emotional Wellness, with seminars on stress management and plenty of opportunity for laughter and sharing.

Social Wellness, through formal and informal gatherings and celebrations, and an atmosphere of friendliness and concern.

Spiritual Wellness, in an environment that respects different faiths and belief systems.

Intellectual Wellness, with opportunities to learn about current affairs or world events with guest lecturers and gain perspectives and insights from other members of book clubs or discussion groups.

Vocational Wellness, with the opportunity to pursue hobbies and programs to serve others through volunteer efforts on campus and in the greater

What Makes Us Special

The Lodge of Ashworth is located in West Des Moines on historic Ashworth Road. A truly picturesque setting surrounded by mature trees provides seclusion and privacy. Our location is only minutes away from Valley Junction, Jordan Creek, and Valley West Mall. And ten minutes to downtown Des Moines.

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