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

  • Sorted through 32 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 8 hours researching assisted living communities in Ankeny
  • Read more than 50 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 10 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 Ankeny is $5,005, which is considerably higher than the state average of $4,073 and the national average of $4,051.

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Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)
Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)

Christina is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) who is passionate about seniors and their families. Along with her staff, Christina works hands-on with each client to find the best solutions for the challenges that often come with aging.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Ankeny, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 32 communities in the Ankeny area. Institute Trusted Communities

The Assisted Living Research Institute spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Ankeny 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.

Bickford of Urbandale
Private Rooms
Assisted Living, Memory Care
Memory Care: $3,954
Bickford of Urbandale exemplifies active living, a value reflected in the bustling activities calendar and wide array of amenities. The community's services meet basic care and unrecognized needs. The Bread Basket Scratch Kitchen provides homestyle meals made from simple ingredients. The life enrichment program offers daily activities, scheduled outings and opportunities for community involvement. The community encourages family members and friends to visit and participate in activities, which sometimes center on themes and employ costumes and decorations. Bickford is pet-friendly, and it offers an on-site beauty salon and barber shop, laundry and linen care, and a state-of-the-art security and call system.
What Residents are Saying:
Community reviews emphasize amenities, staff experience and high-quality care. Loved ones also discuss their level of comfort in choosing this community for their family members. One writes, "My mom has lived at Bickford of Urbandale for several years. She thanks me every day for finding it. The staff is exceptional. Everyone is very caring and kind."
4.12 out of 5 stars
(54) Reviews
5915 Sutton Pl., Urbandale, IA 50322
Edencrest at Beaverdale
Edencrest at Green Meadows
Edencrest at Siena Hills
Independence Village Ankeny
Journey Senior Living of Ankeny
Mill Pond
Suites Of Ankeny
The Gardens
Valley View Village

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

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

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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