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Best Assisted Living in Des Moines
2019

Why These Assisted Living?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored assisted living on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best assisted living in Des Moines, IA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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3801 Grand

3801 Grand provides all-inclusive assisted living services in Des Moines, Iowa. This locally owned and operated business became the first assisted living facility in the area when it opened in 1994. The on-site personal care staff provides 24-hour support for activities of daily living and medication management. Wellness events and entertainment keep residents active with life-enriching activities on campus and in the community. The facility also has independent living, enhanced independent living, memory care, and respite care.

Des Moines, IA 50312 (515) 729-6801

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Calvin Community

Calvin Community is a faith-based not-for-profit assisted living facility serving residents in the Beaverdale neighborhood of Des Moines, Iowa. The complex offers a variety of living options based on resident needs. Regular Roman Catholic services are conducted, including weekly communion and Bible study. Meals are provided in the dining rooms, and residents receive personal hygiene care, housekeeping, and transportation services. Medication management, counseling, and advanced memory care options are also available.

Des Moines, IA 50310 (515) 277-6141

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Courtyard Estates at Hawthorne Crossing

Located in Bondurant, Iowa, Courtyard Estates at Hawthorne Crossing provides a variety of single-story, pet-friendly apartments in a rural setting. Residents have weekly housekeeping, laundry, and restaurant-style dining provided. Two licensed nurses are on-site at all times, and the staff encourages residents to remain active through a senior fitness program, group activities, wellness events, and weekly outings. Courtyard Estates has a separate suite for visitors, including a dining room for residents to privately enjoy meals with family and friends.

Bondurant, IA 50035 (515) 957-8399

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Edencrest at Beaverdale

Edencrest at Beaverdale, an assisted living community in Des Moines, Iowa, features apartments with walk-in showers, cable, housekeeping, and laundry services to make daily living easier for residents. Freshly prepared meals are served daily in the dining area. There are various social and lifestyle recreations, as well as wellness and fitness programs. The secure building has a registered nurse available 24 hours a day and residents receive assistance with daily living needs, such as bathing and dressing, from trained staff.

Des Moines, IA 50310 (515) 777-5105

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Edgewater, West Des Moines

Located in West Des Moines, Iowa, Edgewater, West Des Moines is a modern resort-style assisted living facility that opened in 2018. Residents are assisted with personal hygiene, mobility, and eating, and the staff takes care of housekeeping and laundry. Dining can be done at all hours in a formal restaurant, pub, or bistro. Seniors can relax and enjoy the facility's amenities, including a library, performing arts center, and meditation room.

West Des Moines, IA 50266 (515) 978-2395

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Journey Senior Living of Ankeny

Journey Senior Living of Ankeny, Iowa, provides support for daily activities while helping maintain independence in an assisted living setting. It offers a secure environment and individualized care plans to provide customized care for each resident. The compassionate staff assists with daily living tasks and provides medication reminders. A life enrichment director plans a range of activities, including games, clubs, music, and crafts. Residents can use the outdoor courtyards, salon and spa services, and restaurant-style dining.

Ankeny, IA 50023 (515) 393-4900

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Mill Pond

Mill Pond assisted living home, located in Des Moines, Iowa, is affiliated with the Presbyterian faith. Thoughtfully designed apartments allow those with limited mobility to easily get around, and compassionate caregivers are available around the clock to help with resident needs, such as bathing or bathroom assistance. Nutritious meals are served communally, with dietary needs accommodated. To help seniors meet new friends and keep their wits sharp, Mill Pond offers scheduled games and group outings.

Ankeny, IA 50021 (515) 964-2273

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Ramsey Village Continuing Care

Ramsey Village provides residential care for seniors in the Des Moines, Iowa, area. Residents benefit from private rooms with access to the enclosed courtyard and garden, and housekeeping and laundry services are included as standard. Three meals are served daily and snacks are also available. There are various social, educational, and exercise sessions, including outdoor trips and seasonal events. Attentive round-the-clock care services include an emergency response system, medication maintenance, bathing, dressing, and grooming.

Des Moines, IA 50301 (515) 259-1541

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Regency Care Center

Located in Norwalk, Iowa, Regency Care Center has been serving the Des Moines area for over 40 years. This assisted living facility encourages each resident live with dignity and independence, although help with daily living tasks and mobility is offered with respect. Nutritious meals are prepared each day and served in the facility's dining room. Residents are encouraged to join a hobby club, take an exercise class, or come along on one of the community's planned group outings.

Norwalk, IA 50211 (515) 981-4269

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Senior Suites of Urbandale

Senior Suites of Urbandale opened its doors more than two decades ago and provides assisted living facilities to the greater Des Moines, Iowa, metropolitan area from its location in Urbandale. This assisted living facility offers multiple levels of service for residents based on their individual needs and specializes in services such as daily living assistance including bathing, grooming, and dressing. The caring staff keeps residents engaged by organizing social, recreational, and enrichment programs and activities. Senior Suites also provides services for residents needing specialized care for dementia or Alzheimer's disease.

Urbandale, IA 50322 (515) 270-9700

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Suites of Ankeny

Suites of Ankeny helps seniors to maintain independence in an assisted living environment. It provides help with activities of daily living, as well as 24-hour access to nursing care plus medication management assistance. Suites of Ankeny provides seniors with three meals daily and access to snacks and a juice bar. Other amenities include an exercise room, leisure pond, and an on-site library. Seniors living in the facility can participate in daily activities, such as outings, social events, and group fitness.

Ankeny, IA 50023 (515) 635-0936

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Vintage Hills at Prairie Trail

Vintage Hill at Prairie Trail is a small, friendly assisted living community in Ankeny, Iowa. Its 24-hour caregiving staff works under the supervision of a registered nurse. It provides assistance with activities of daily living and performs daily wellness checks. A diverse class and activity calendar plus regular outings keep residents active and entertained. The available amenities include a library, general store, movie theater, game room, salon, and barber shop. It also provides on-site memory care.

Ankeny, IA 50023 (515) 412-3210

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