12 Memory Care Facilities near West Des Moines, IA

1 Memory Care Facility in West Des Moines, IA


Bickford of West Des Moines

Provides: Memory Care
5050 Hawthorne Dr., West Des Moines, IA 50265
"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..." More

11 Memory Care Facilities near West Des Moines, IA

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Woodlands Creek

Provides: Memory Care
12605 Woodlands Pkwy, Clive, IA 50325
"Welcome to Woodlands Creek Love the Way You Live. At Woodlands Creek Active Retirement Community, you will receive the privacy, care, and attention you need for an enriched and fulfilling life...." More


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


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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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


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


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


Edencrest at The Legacy

Provides: Memory Care
2901 Cedar Street, Norwalk, IA 50211
"Edencrest at The Legacy Retirement Community is certified by the State of Iowa. The staff at Edencrest are here to assist our residents with Activities of Daily Living. Some residents may find they..." More

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Bickford of Urbandale

Provides: Memory Care
5915 Sutton Place, Urbandale, IA 50322
"Welcome to Bickford of Urbandale, one of Iowa's premier assisted living and memory care communities! Bickford of Urbandale is conveniently located on Sutton Place, so please, stop on by any time...." More

Walnut Ridge

Provides: Memory Care
1701 Campus Drive, Clive, IA 50325


The Village at Legacy Pointe

Provides: Memory Care
1650 SE Holiday Crest Circle, Waukee, IA 50263
"The Village at Legacy Pointe in charming Waukee is a retirement community offering Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing. Enjoy scrumptious meals in an elegant dining..." More

Memory Care near West Des Moines, IA

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What to Consider About Memory Care in West Des Moines

West Des Moines, which is home to about 66,000 people, has a large senior community that comprises about 13 percent of the population. It's located in Iowa, where it's estimated that 64,000 people have Alzheimer's. The chapter headquarters for the Alzheimer's Association is located in this city, providing a variety of events, informational resources and volunteer opportunities for residents.  

Memory care facilities to meet the needs of those with dementia. Generally speaking, these facilities are situated within assisted living programs. West Des Moines has one memory care facility, and there are twenty more in the area for families to choose from. 

  • Summers in West Des Moines are warm and humid with highs in the mid-80s, and winters are cold with lows in the mid-teens. The area gets 34 inches of snow annually, compared to the national average of 26 inches, which may be a concern for families who travel to the city to visit their loved one in memory care.
  • While the overall cost of living in West Des Moines is on par with the national average, healthcare costs here are about 11 percent higher than they are in the nation as a whole. This may make it difficult for families on a tight budget to afford the expense of managing a chronic condition like dementia. 
  • The West Des Moines area tied for first place for cleanest metropolitan areas in the country for ozone and is ranked 83 out of 201 metropolitan areas for short-term particle pollution by the American Lung Association, suggesting decent air quality. This may appeal to families whose senior loved one has a respiratory or cardiovascular condition. 
  • Social Security income is not taxed in Iowa, and all other forms of retirement income are partially taxed. This may affect how much money can be put in the memory care budget.

Paying for Memory Care in West Des Moines

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Iowa

$6,000.00 Johnston
$5,504.00 Des Moines
$5,250.00 Clive
$4,798.00 US
$4,782.00 Ankeny
$4,500.00 Indianola
$4,399.00 Urbandale
$3,498.00 West Des Moines

Memory Care costs in West Des Moines start around $3,498 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,798 per month.

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

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

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 West Des Moines

West 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 an assisted living 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 West Des Moines, please visit our Assisted Living in Iowa page.

Memory Care Facilities in West Des Moines

Directory of Winners in the West Des Moines Area

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in West Des Moines

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

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