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Courtyard Estates at Hawthorne Crossing

Bondurant, IA 50035
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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.

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Journey Senior Living of Ankeny

Ankeny, IA 50023
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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.

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Mill Pond

Ankeny, IA 50021
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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.

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Ramsey Village Continuing Care

Des Moines, IA 50301
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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.

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Suites of Ankeny

Ankeny, IA 50023
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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.

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Vintage Hills at Prairie Trail

Ankeny, IA 50023
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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I be sure my loved one is well cared for in assisted living?

Be a regular visitor, and get to know the staff. Pay attention to your loved one, as well, if they say anything critical of the staff, or if you see any bruises or other signs of possible elder abuse. If you have concerns, speak first to a supervisor; if that doesn’t help, consider talking to someone at your local agency for the aging. Some facilities have ombudsmen on staff who can help deal with resident issues or complaints.

Is assisted living similar to living in an apartment?

Yes, in the sense that the resident will have a private space with one or more bedrooms, a bathroom, and possibly a kitchenette. There are spaces for couples, too, who wish to live together. The resident will, however, not be responsible for house cleaning, cooking, or other tasks of daily life.

How do residents stay busy in assisted living facilities?

A well-run assisted living facility will offer optional activities throughout the days, from exercise classes to bingo nights. The resident can choose to participate or not, as they wish. When choosing a facility, ask to see its activity schedule to get a sense of what type of offerings are available on a daily basis.

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