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The 10 Best Nursing Homes Facilities in Ankeny, IA for 2024

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  • Nursing Home Facilities in Ankeny, Iowa
  • Nursing Home Costs in Ankeny, IA
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Nursing Home Costs in Ankeny, IA

A semiprivate room in an Ankeny nursing home averages $7,148 a month. The corresponding price for a private room is $7,604.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

When comparing the monthly average costs of semiprivate nursing home rooms in Ankeny with those of other areas, Ankeny’s costs are $608 cheaper than that of the average U.S. city. However, Ankeny’s nursing home costs are $578 more expensive than the state average. Seniors living in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City pay $608 and $289 less a month, respectively, for nursing home care than they do in Ankeny, while equivalent care in the Waterloo area is just $30 cheaper per month. 

Ankeny

$7,148

Iowa

$6,570

The United States

$7,756

Ames

$7,080

Iowa City

$6,859

Cedar Rapids

$6,540

Waterloo Area

$7,118

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Other types of senior care in Ankeny are important to consider when comparing costs. Adult day care services are the least expensive option at $1,517. Home care and home health care cost $5,148 a month each, with assisted living facilities slightly less pricey at $5,005. Nursing homes are more expensive, with a semiprivate room averaging $7,148 and a private room costing $7,604 per month.

Home care

$5,148

Home health care

$5,148

Adult day care

$1,517

Assisted living

$5,005

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$7,148

Nursing home (private room)

$7,604

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Ankeny, IA

Many seniors and their families use some form of financial assistance to help them pay for nursing care. The main options available are Medicare, Medicaid, and veterans benefits. These programs can be complicated, especially when it comes to benefit terms. Below, we give a brief overview of how these programs may be used towards paying for skilled nursing care.

  • Medicare: Medicare will typically cover all skilled nursing costs for the first 20 days of one’s stay in a nursing home and a portion of the costs until day 100. After 100 days in a skilled nursing facility, Medicare will not cover any part of the cost of the stay. While this is adequate when short-term care is needed, those in need of long-term care will need to either pay out-of-pocket or use another source of financial assistance.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid covers most of the costs of living in a skilled nursing facility for those who qualify. Care, room, and board are covered with no time limit, but residents may be charged for extras like specially prepared food or cosmetic services. Medicaid eligibility standards are strict and complex, so not all seniors are eligible for Medicaid benefits.
  • Veterans Benefits: Veterans receiving a VA pension may also be eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit administered by the VA. Aid and Attendance is a monthly allowance that beneficiaries may use to pay for their long-term care, including skilled nursing care.

If these options aren’t available to you, check if your loved one has long-term care insurance or contact your Area Agency on Aging to ask about any local financial assistance programs for seniors.

Free Resources for Seniors in Ankeny, IA

This table of resources may be helpful for seniors living in Ankeny. Some of the services and programs listed make it easier for the elderly to age in place in their own homes, delaying or completely avoiding nursing home placement. Other resources help seniors better understand and get the nursing home care they need.

ResourceContactService
Polk County Senior Services515-286-3484Polk County offers senior citizen services at the Ankeny Senior Citizen Center. Transportation to community dining sites is available, as are rides for weekly grocery shopping trips. A Meals on Wheels program delivers lunches to homebound seniors; a financial management counseling service is also offered to seniors and others with low incomes. Other Polk County services include fitness classes, tai chi lessons and bingo games. An annual Senior Fest & Health Fair is held each May at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.
Ankeny Service Center515-965-1976This organization coordinates and provides services such as the Our Daily Bread program, which offers baked goods twice weekly to Ankeny seniors in need. The Ankeny Service Center also provides transportation assistance for medical appointments and errands, food vouchers for perishable items, and referral services to other service organizations.
Aging Resources of Central Iowa515-255-1310This Area Agency on Aging serving Polk County helps seniors live independent and dignified lives in their homes and neighborhoods. The organization helps older adults connect with useful services and programs, such as the Arthritis Foundation’s Walk With Ease program, which helps keep seniors active and prevent falls. A family caregiver program answers questions and provides emotional support to loved ones. A variety of nutrition and wellness programs include hot-meal delivery, congregate meals, nutrition education and similar assistance.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

Nursing Homes

parkinglot1988

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of The Bridges At Ankeny

Something has definitely changed in the food quality here over the last couple of days. It’s disgusting, I can’t believe that my aunt it’s paying all this money for basically dog food. I wish I...

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Nursing Homes

Anita

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of The Bridges At Ankeny

My husband was at The Bridges at Ankeny, and he received excellent care. I was very happy with the care, and I was especially happy with their discharge planning because they were very clear about...

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Beckie2

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Review of Mill-Pond

We looked for a place for my mom, and we have her in Mill-Pond. It is very nice and very comfortable. The staff is just wonderful. They are kind and very caring. They give us phone calls a lot to...

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