17 Memory Care Facilities near West Des Moines, IA

Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in West Des Moines, IA

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Bickford of West Des Moines

Provides: Memory Care
5050 Hawthorne Dr., West Des Moines, IA 50265
"Bickford of West Des Moines was awesome. The atmosphere was great. They were super friendly, very helpful, and answered all my questions. The staff was awesome. It was clean and very homey. I felt..." More

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MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory ...

Provides: Memory Care
525 S 60th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50266
"Des Moines, Iowa…included among “2019 Top 100 Best Places to Live” by Livibility.com. MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care at Jordan Creek proudly brings the finest assisted living West..." More

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Edgewater, A WesleyLife Community

Provides: Memory Care
9225 Cascade Avenue, West Des Moines, IA 50266
"Edgewater is a state-of-the-art senior living facility with many amenities. Residents enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle and the opportunity to live life their way. Edgewater offers residents the..." More

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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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Independence Village Of Waukee

Provides: Memory Care
1650 SE Holiday Crest Circle, Waukee, IA 50263
"Independence Village of Waukee was a nice place. It looked new, but I know it wasn't. They took real good care of it. The staff was helpful. The room was nice sized. It had a room for a bed, a TV,..." More

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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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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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Ramsey Village

Provides: Memory Care
1611 27th St., Des Moines, IA 50301
"My mother was at Ramsey Village for about three years, so I was there quite a bit. I was not impressed. She was in memory care; I don't know if I liked anything about it. The staff didn't take good..." More

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Glen Oaks Alzheimer's Special Care Ce...

Provides: Memory Care
8525 Urbandale Avenue, Urbandale, IA 50322
"My dad moved into Glen Oaks Alzheimer's Special Care Center. First off, their staff there is fabulous. They've been very helpful. They had to do an emergency intake on my dad from the hospital to..." More

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Holland Farms Senior Living

Provides: Memory Care
2800 Sunset Drive, Norwalk, IA 50211
"Holland Farms Senior Living was bright and clean. I only talked to one person but I liked her a lot. They had the TV room, they take them out places, they have a refrigerator for them, and they..." 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

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 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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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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Edencrest at The Legacy

Provides: Memory Care
2901 Cedar Street, Norwalk, IA 50211
"We were so afraid to put my mother in a facility like this she has dementia but the staff has been amazing to me my mother and all of our family we are very pleased so far with this facility for it..." 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 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

    $6,480.00 Johnston
    $6,160.00 Norwalk
    $5,815.00 Pleasant Hill
    $5,510.00 Des Moines
    $5,250.00 Clive
    $5,077.00 West Des Moines
    $5,053.00 US
    $4,627.00 Urbandale

    Memory Care costs in West Des Moines start around $5,077 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,053 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.

    Memory Care near West Des Moines, IA

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in West Des Moines

    • Review of Bickford of West Des Moines

      We went to Bickford of West Des Moines. It's a beautiful place, very secure. There were several common areas, and the dining room was very well kept. They weren't so far spaced apart, but they were... Read more

      Dusty
    • Review of Bickford of West Des Moines

      Bickford of West Des Moines was awesome. The atmosphere was great. They were super friendly, very helpful, and answered all my questions. The staff was awesome. It was clean and very homey. I felt ... Read more

      Chris
    • 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

      Carla
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