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

  • Sorted through 24 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 15 hours researching assisted living communities in Johnston
  • Read more than 190 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 Johnston is $5,005, which is higher than the state average of $4,073 and also higher 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 Johnston, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 24 communities in the Johnston area.

AssistedLiving.org Trusted Communities

AssistedLiving.org’s team of researchers spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Johnston 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.

3801 Grand
60
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments
Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Respite
Assisted Living: $3,800, Independent Living: $2,650, Memory Care: $6,300
3801 Grand is a senior retirement campus located a few minutes from local restaurants, boutique shops and entertainment venues in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. Apartments in the cozy community are equipped with an emergency call system, so residents only need to press a button to receive immediate assistance with daily living tasks from personal caregivers. The kitchen staff at 3801 Grand prepares and serves seniors a variety of fresh signature dishes, favorite desserts, homemade soups and tasty snacks. The campus offers a wide range of life-enriching activities that interest residents, as well as minibus trips to fun local events. Respite care services are also available for family caregivers who need a break. Other amenities enjoyed by everyone include a beauty salon, massage therapy, underground parking and housekeeping services.
What Residents are Saying:
Relatives love that the community has a variety of individual support plans and care services that fit the special needs of its residents. One family member notes, "I loved 3801 Grand. They treated my Great Grandfather and Great Grandmother the most caring way possible. I've been very pleased with the staff."
3.84 out of 5 stars
(22) Reviews
3801 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312
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Rock Creek Senior Living
Walnut Ridge
Woodlands Creek Senior Living

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It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes AssistedLiving.org 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
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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