16 Memory Care Facilities near West Des Moines, IA
There are 16 Memory Care Facilities in the West Des Moines area, with 3 in West Des Moines and 13 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in West Des Moines is $5,077 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Urbandale with an average starting cost of $4,627.
To help you with your search, browse the 20 reviews below for memory care facilities in West Des Moines. On average, consumers rate memory care in West Des Moines 4.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Johnston with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in West Des Moines, IA
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
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Memory Care costs in West Des Moines start around $5,077 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,048 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.
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 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 West Des Moines, please visit our Memory Care in Iowa page.
Directory of Winners in the West Des Moines Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in West Des Moines
West 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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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in West Des Moines
Review of Bickford of West Des Moines
Bickford of West Des Moines was very helpful. However, the main issue there was when my dad ran out of money they were going to boot him out. Most other places would at least accept his Social Secu... Read more