11 Memory Care Facilities near Des Moines, IA

Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Des Moines, IA

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3801 Grand

Provides: Memory Care
3801 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312
"Our Campus Welcome to lovely 3801 Grand! When you come to visit, you'll likely notice our professionally landscaped grounds. Come inside and you'll be greeted by our friendly staff who are excited..." More

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Edencrest at Beaverdale

Provides: Memory Care
3410 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310
"Edencrest at Beaverdale is the fourth in a series of Assisted Living and Memory Care Communities built by Hubbell Realty Company and managed by Senior Housing Management. Edencrest at Beaverdale..." More

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Ramsey Village

Provides: Memory Care
1611 27th St., Des Moines, IA 50301
"Welcome to Ramsey Village Ramsey Village has been providing quality retirement living for seniors since 1950. We offer Independent Living, Residential Care, Assisted Living, Memory Care,..." More

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Prairie Hills Des Moines

Provides: Memory Care
5815 SE 27th Street, Des Moines, IA 50320
"Senior living comes in a variety of styles and with many different types of services. Regardless of the type of Apartment or the personal services required, Prairie Hills treats every one of our..." More

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Edencrest at Riverwoods

Provides: Memory Care
2210 E. Park Ave., Des Moines, IA 50320
"Edencrest at Riverwoods is a certified assisted living community offering memory care through the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. Based in Des Moines, the new senior community features..." More

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Bickford of Urbandale

Provides: Memory Care
5915 Sutton Place, Urbandale, IA 50322
"My father moved into Bickford of Urbandale and we love it. It's all on one floor, they have small rooms, but large enough for a TV, recliner, and a queen-size bed, and they encourage the residents..." More

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Edencrest at Siena Hills

Provides: Memory Care
455 SW Ankeny Rd, Ankeny, IA 50021
"My father moved into Edencrest at Siena Hills, and we're very happy with it. The staff is very caring. They have trivia and different activities. My dad has been eating their food. His room is very..." More

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Edencrest at Green Meadows

Provides: Memory Care
6750 Corporate Drive, Johnston, IA 50131
"Welcome home to Edencrest at Green Meadows! Edencrest at Green Meadows is managed by Senior Housing Companies, who has a reputation for providing excellent care for seniors and truly helping..." More

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Courtyard Estates - Pleasant Hill

Provides: Memory Care
6132 NE 12th Avenue, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
"My dad is at Courtyard Estates at Cedar Pointe. The people are very helpful, and they take good care of him. It's a smaller community, and he shares an apartment with another guy. He gets his own..." More

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Glen Oaks Alzheimer's Special Care Ce...

Provides: Memory Care
8525 Urbandale Avenue, Urbandale, IA 50322
"Glen Oaks Alzheimer's Special Care Center was my second choice because I really thought it was a great place. The rooms were very nice with very pleasant atmosphere. The staff was great and very..." More

Shores at Pleasant Hill

Provides: Memory Care
1500 Edgewater Drive, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
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    What to Consider About Memory Care in Des Moines

    The city of Des Moines, Iowa caters to the needs of its large senior population, 11.4 percent of residents, with a variety of amenities including transportation services, senior centers and over 50 memory care facilities — for seniors with Alzheimer's disease, dementia, or other memory conditions.  

    The state licenses assisted living programs and residential care facilities, and each may cater to seniors with Alzheimer's Disease. If the ALP meets specific requirements, it can be certified as a dementia care unit, and the RCFs may be set up to provide memory care services in a stand-alone unit or as a separate area within the facility.

    • Des Moinians experience the full range of weather fluctuations each year with January lows in the teens and summer highs in the eighties. The city's 204 annual sunny days are right on par with the U.S. average of 205. Thanks to the changing seasons, facility residents can view vibrantly colored leaves each fall.
    • Seniors living in Des Moines enjoy a lower cost of living than other areas of the state or nation with an average of 85.9 compared to the national standard of 100. Health costs are slightly higher than average at 111, but groceries and transportation are less at 91.9 and 87 respectively.
    • The state sales tax rate is six percent, and the city of Des Moines and Polk County do not levy any additional amount. Social Security income is not taxed, and the state allows some portion of pensions and annuities to be excluded each year on the federal tax return.
    • Des Moines' violent crime rate of 45.2 is slightly higher than the national average of 31.1 with most acts of violent crime occurring in the immediate downtown area. Property crime is also relatively high showing a rate of 59.8 compared to the U.S. average of 38.1. 

    Paying for Memory Care in Des Moines

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Iowa

    $6,480.00 Johnston
    $5,815.00 Pleasant Hill
    $5,510.00 Des Moines
    $5,250.00 Clive
    $5,136.00 Ankeny
    $5,077.00 West Des Moines
    $5,057.00 US
    $4,627.00 Urbandale

    Memory Care costs in Des Moines start around $5,510 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,057 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in 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 Memory Care in Des Moines

    Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Iowa page.

    More Ways to Pay for Memory Care

    While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:

    • Veterans Benefits
    • Life Insurance Policy
    • Long-Term Care Insurance
    • Reverse Mortgage

    For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Iowa page.

    Free Memory Care Resources in Des Moines

    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 a memory care 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 memory care resources in Des Moines, please visit our Memory Care in Iowa page.

    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Des Moines

    Des Moines-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Iowa are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Iowa page for more information about these laws.

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