The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Johnston, IA for 2023

Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Johnston, IA

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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

Brio of Johnston

Provides: Memory Care
6901 Peckham Street, Johnston, IA 50131
"My husband is in Brio. It's brand new and well-staffed. They always have a nurse or two out there and a lot of well-trained younger people. It's more expensive than others, but everything is..." More

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Caring Star 2022

Woodlands Creek Retirement Community

Provides: Memory Care
12605 Woodlands Pkwy, Clive, IA 50325
"My mom started out in independent living, moved to assisted and finally memory care all while at Woodlands. At each level we found the staff to be very caring. There was always excellent..." More

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Caring Star 2023

Independence Village of Ankeny

Provides: Memory Care
1275 SW State Street, Ankeny, IA 50023
"Welcome to Independence Village of Ankeny! This isn’t just a place to reside — it’s a place where our community members truly shine, and we are glad to share this experience with them. Our senior..." More

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Caring Star 2015

Bickford of Urbandale

Provides: Memory Care
5915 Sutton Place, Urbandale, IA 50322
"Bickford of Urbandale is doing a good job. My wife is in the memory care area and the only people who work there are the people that enjoy it. It's very clean and neat. They've got a barber shop..." More

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Ramsey Village

Provides: Memory Care
1611 27th St., Des Moines, IA 50301
"Ramsey Village was a very pleasant place, but it felt like a nursing home. It was an older building and the neighborhood wasn't very nice. The staff was very friendly and very helpful. The rooms..." More

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3801 Grand

Provides: Memory Care
3801 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312
"I toured 3801 Grand. It was actually my top choice. It's a nice facility. They're very friendly staff, and their price was better. Activities and amenities seemed good. They had lots of several..." More

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Rock Creek Senior Living

Provides: Memory Care
3602 NW 5th Street, Ankeny, IA 50023
"Journey Senior Living of Ankeny has been great. My husband hasn't really taken advantage of a lot of things, but they offer things and they're very patient with him. It's a beautiful facility...." More

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Glen Oaks Alzheimer's Special Care Ce...

Provides: Memory Care
8525 Urbandale Avenue, Urbandale, IA 50322
"My father was at Glen Oaks Alzheimer's Special Care Center for 20 days and passed away. It was fabulous. He got COVID a week ago and that pretty much was our problem. I couldn't have asked for a..." More

Walnut Ridge

Provides: Memory Care
1701 Campus Drive, Clive, IA 50325
"We went to look at Walnut Ridge. It was beautiful and probably newer than the other ones. It was just a lovely campus. I could have moved in there. They have lots of amenities. They had a gym for..." 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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Edencrest at Siena Hills

Provides: Memory Care
455 SW Ankeny Rd, Ankeny, IA 50021
"My husband just moved into Edencrest at Siena Hills. It looks beautiful, it's clean and the interaction with the staff, so far, has been great. Today, they're hanging a TV and curtain rod, and so..." More

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Senior Suites of Urbandale

Provides: Memory Care
4700 84Th St, Urbandale, IA 50322
"My wife has moved into the Senior Suites of Urbandale. She's in memory care. She seems to be adapting to her surroundings. They tell me that she's being calm and pleasant. They like her company...." More

The Delaney at the Vale

Provides: Memory Care
400 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
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    What to Consider About Memory Care in Johnston

    Johnston, Iowa, is home to 21,560 residents, including 2,800 senior citizens. Due to the aging population, Alzheimer's disease and related dementias are affecting a growing number of Iowa residents. According to the Alzheimer's Association, more than 64,000 Iowans have the disease, and the state is bracing for a 14 percent increase in diagnoses between 2018 and 2025.

    In the rapidly growing Des Moines metropolitan area, 12 memory care facilities are dedicated to serving this population. According to state regulations, residential care facilities may operate separate dementia units or dedicate the entire property to memory care. These units may be monitored or locked as long as the facility has specially trained staff, written dementia care policies and an approved method for assessing new residents.

    • The cost of living in Johnston is slightly higher than other parts of Iowa due to its proximity to the state capital. Housing and healthcare are 45 and 18 percent higher than the national average respectively, while transportation, groceries and utilities are cheaper. The moderate living cost can increase the affordability of full-time memory care for many families.
    • Johnston has an exceptionally low number of property crimes and violent offenses compared to the national and state averages. The violent crime rate is 21.6 compared to the U.S. average of 31.1, and the local property crime rate is 17.5 compared to 38.1 nationally.
    • As part of the Des Moines metropolitan area, Johnston has excellent air quality. Seniors and at-risk adults who have asthma or COPD are unlikely to experience complications since the area has one of the lowest levels of ozone pollution in the nation.
    • Iowa's winter weather can be hard on seniors. The community receives 36 inches of snow, and temperatures frequently plunge into the teens. Johnston's Comfort Index is 36 out of 100, which is 18 points lower than the U.S. average. Families may wish to determine what safeguards memory care facilities have to protect residents during weather events.

    Paying for Memory Care in Johnston

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Iowa

    $6,480.00 Johnston
    $6,000.00 Pleasant Hill
    $5,525.00 US
    $5,510.00 Des Moines
    $5,427.00 West Des Moines
    $5,415.00 Urbandale
    $5,352.00 Ankeny
    $5,250.00 Clive

    Memory Care costs in Johnston start around $6,480 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,525 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Johnston 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 Johnston

    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 Johnston

    Johnston 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 Johnston, please visit our Memory Care in Iowa page.

    Directory of Winners in the Johnston Area

    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Johnston

    Johnston-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.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Johnston

    • Review of Brio of Johnston

      My husband is in Brio. It's brand new and well-staffed. They always have a nurse or two out there and a lot of well-trained younger people. It's more expensive than others, but everything is includ... Read more

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