In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Ames area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 10 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 13 hours researching assisted living communities in Ames
  • Read more than 80 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 9 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Ames is $3,723, which is lower than the state average of $4,073 and lower than the national average of $4,300.

Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner
Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner

Jonathan Frank is a Licensed Social Worker with over 10 years experience working with the geriatric population in a variety of different settings. He received his Masters degree from Rutgers University with a certificate in Aging and Gerontological Services. Additionally, he is a Certified Dementia Practitioner accredited by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Jonathan also has Bachelors degree in psychology and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for 14 years. His passion lies with the elderly and ensuring they age with dignity.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Ames, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 10 communities in the Ames area.

AssistedLiving.org Trusted Communities

AssistedLiving.org’s team of researchers spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Ames area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

Assisted Living at Northcrest Community
116
1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Townhomes
Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Respite
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Northcrest Community Assisted Living in Ames is a community dedicated to assisted living. Each apartment is beautifully finished with individual heating and air conditioning, a kitchenette with a microwave and a refrigerator. Cable television and Wi-Fi are also provided. Apartments are serviced weekly, and garbage is removed daily. Residents receive three well-balanced meals each day to ensure proper nutrition, and a wellness center monitors seniors' health according to each person's personalized service plan. CPR-certified care staff is on duty around the clock, and on-site care programs include physical, occupational and speech therapy. Activities can including walking along the trails on the 27-acre estate, daily exercise classes and entertainment.
What Residents are Saying:
Residents' relatives appreciate the care provided. One says, "When my parents moved from their Northcrest apartment, I came to understand that the name Northcrest Community was apt. The care my parents received is exceptional and the staff is loving, kind, and patient." A grandchild says, " My grandfather continues to live there at the age of 95, very happily."
4.80 out of 5 stars
(34) Reviews
2310 Northcrest Pkwy., Ames, IA 50010
Bickford of Ames
Independence Village Ames
Madrid Home
Northridge Village
The Households of Bethany
The Rose of Ames
Timberland Village Senior Living
Windsor Manor

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Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available
amenities.

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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