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Des Moines Assisted Living

There are 14 assisted living facilities in Des Moines, IA and 9 assisted living facilities nearby. The average cost of assisted living in Des Moines, IA is $2,975 per month.

Edencrest at Riverwoods

2210 E. Park Ave.
Des Moines, IA

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Starting at $3,900 per month

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3 Reviews
Starting at $3,900 per month

A newly constructed community in Des Moines, Edencrest at Riverwoods Assisted Living and Memory Care offers a wide variety of supportive living services and accommodations.

Prairie Hills Des Moines

5815 SE 27th Street
Des Moines, IA

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Starting at $3,365 per month

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Starting at $3,365 per month

Relax, live better and enjoy your life! Prairie Hills Senior Living has it all: wonderful apartments, expansive common living areas, game rooms, restaura...

Edencrest at Beaverdale

3410 Beaver Ave
Des Moines, IA

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Starting at $4,500 per month

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Starting at $4,500 per month

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 sits in an historic and well established Des Moines neighborhood,…

3801 Grand

3801 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA

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Starting at $3,000 per month

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Starting at $3,000 per month

Locally owned and operated, 3801 Grand offers luxury retirement in the heart of Des Moines, Iowa. We feature spacious independent living with a variety of floor plans and all-inclusive assisted living and memory care with a variety of amenities.

Ramsey Village

1611 27th Street
Des Moines, IA

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Ramsey Village, a continuing care retirement community nestled in the heart of Des Moines, provides a range of senior services that allow residents to live life with a purpose.

Prairie Hills at Des Moines

5815 SE 27th Street
Des Moines, IA

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Prairie Hills Assisted Living of Des Moines is a beautiful community near Ewing Park, minutes from local shopping. private studios, We offer studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments, meals and a variety of services.

Calvin Community

4210 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA

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Wesley Acres

3520 GRAND AVENUE
Des Moines, IA

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Walden Point

1200 Fourth St.
Des Moines, IA

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Village Assisted Living

2555 Guthrie Ave
Des Moines, IA

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VA Central Iowa Health Care System is the result of the 1997 merger of the Des Moines and Knoxville, Iowa, VA Medical Centers. This integrated health care system brings two previously separate organizational structures, located 40 miles apart, into one…

Rose of Des Moines

1330 19th St.
Des Moines, IA

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The Gardens Assisted Living

2910 East 16th Street
Des Moines, IA

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Arbor Heights at University

233 University
Des Moines, IA

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Des Moines Assisted Living Facilities Cost

The median cost of assisted living in Des Moines for a single-occupancy apartment is $2,975/month (Genworth - 2013). This monthly cost typically includes rent, utilities, dining, housekeeping and transportation.

Cost of Assisted Living Facilities
CommunityStarting Price
3801 Grand$3,000/month
Edencrest at Beaverdale$4,500/month
Edencrest at Riverwoods$3,900/month
Prairie Hills Des Moines$3,365/month
Cost of Nearby Assisted Living Facilities
CommunityCityStarting Price
Courtyard Estates at Hawthorne CrossingBondurant$4,215/month
Edencrest at Green MeadowsJohnston$4,300/month
Edencrest at Siena HillsAnkeny$2,995/month
Edencrest at The LegacyNorwalk$2,995/month
Journey Senior Living of AnkenyAnkeny$2,800/month
Perry Lutheran Homes - Spring Valley CampusPerry$1,980/month
Woodlands CreekClive$4,180/month
Cost data provided by senior living communities and compiled by SeniorHomes.com is subject to change without notice. This data is for informational purposes only and may contain inaccuracies. Your actual senior living costs may vary depending on your personal situation.

Reviews of Des Moines Assisted Living Facilities

Edencrest at Riverwoods

Review by Visitor | Consumer

Edencrest at Riverwoods was OK. It was new and just starting, so there weren't very many people in it, and they didn't seem to have many activities. Those things were important to us.

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Edencrest at Riverwoods

Review by Visitor | Consumer

I was not impressed with Edencrest at Riverwoods because of the problems Mom was having; they wanted to put her behind a locked door, and I didn't like that at all. Other than that, I thought the facility was nice. The marketing director was very nice and informative, but all of their memory care was done behind a lock...

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Edencrest at Riverwoods

Review by Visitor | Consumer

Edencrest was the one we selected because it was a new, clean, and caring facility. I liked the amenities, of which there are lots of interactive entertainment for the residents. The meals and meal service looked nice, which was important to me. They had a space that they use for entertainment, piano playing, and happy...

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Map of Des Moines Assisted Living Facilities

Information About Assisted Living Facilities in Des Moines

Located on its namesake, the Des Moines River, Iowa’s capital city is home to nearly 200,000 residents.

Awarded numerous honors for affordability and livability, including recognition as the fourth “Best City in America” by Forbes Magazine, seniors who choose assisted living in Des Moines have access to big city amenities without big city hassles.

Des Moines Attractions

For those who enjoy gardens, the Des Moines Botanical Center is an indoor conservatory open year round no matter what the weather outside. On display is the largest collection of tropical, subtropical and desert plants in the Midwest. Seniors enjoying assisted living in Des Moines who want to exercise their green thumb can take gardening classes at the Center.

Want to travel back in time? Des Moines has several historical sites portraying rural and city lifestyles. During the summer months, seniors can visit Living History Farms to experience what it was like to live the rural life in the 1800s. For a taste of 19th-century city living, visit the 1883 Italianate Wallace House and the 1850s Jordan House which was once part of the Underground Railroad.

Des Moines Senior Activities

Des Moines is located in Polk County, which runs six multi-purpose senior centers and 10 dining centers. Each neighborhood center offers a range of activities including arts and crafts, educational lectures, games and exercise classes. Transportation to the senior centers and shopping is available–a great way for residents of assisted living in Des Moines to get out and explore the city.

Des Moines Medical Facilities

Residents of assisted living in Des Moines are fortunate to receive healthcare from one of the nation’s best medical systems, Iowa Health-Des Moines.

Operating four full-service hospitals along with 45 clinics throughout the Greater Des Moines area, Iowa Health-Des Moines also runs the John Stoddard Cancer Center and Centers of Excellence in cardiac, vascular, lung and orthopaedic services.

Des Moines Transportation

Residents of Des Moines stroll along climate-controlled skywalks through four miles of downtown connecting shopping, dining, hotels and entertainment. Seniors can travel from a community of assisted living in Des Moines to anywhere in the county on one of 90 DART (Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority) buses. DART Paratransit provides on-demand transportation to seniors and the disabled at free or reduced fares.

Cost of Assisted Living in Des Moines

Iowa is one of the least expensive states in which to live and retire, and the city of Des Moines offers some of the most affordable assisted living costs in the state, with a median monthly rate of $2,808.* Depending on the location, size and quality of the assisted living community, costs can range from as little as $1,550 per month to as much as $5,600. Seniors should plan on setting aside at least $33,699 a year for assisted living in Des Moines.

Find Assisted Living in Des Moines 

A lovely city offering big city attractions at a slower pace, Des Moines is a great place to fully enjoy retirement living. View a list of senior living communities in the area by visiting our Des Moines Assisted Living page.

*Genworth Financial 2011 Cost of Care Survey.

Written by senior housing writing staff.

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