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

  • Sorted through 29 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 15 hours researching assisted living communities in West Des Moines
  • Read more than 230 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 West Des Moines is $5,005, which is higher than the state average of $4,073 and also higher than the national average of $4,300.

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 West Des Moines, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 29 communities in the West Des Moines area.

AssistedLiving.org Trusted Communities

AssistedLiving.org’s team of researchers spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the West Des Moines 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: $3,500, Independent Living: $2,550, Memory Care: $6,300
Close to downtown, 3801 Grand is surrounded by a variety of things for seniors to do such as boutiques, restaurants, churches and entertainment. The friendly staff is available 24/7 to assist residents with daily tasks such as bathing, dressing, grooming, housekeeping and laundry services. Residents are encouraged to participate in life-enriching activities geared toward increasing mobility, stimulating the mind and promoting socialization. These include exercise classes, church services, card and board games, book clubs, Wii Bowling and golfing and group outings. Community members can enjoy some sun outside in the garden or relax on the patio. Three delicious meals are served daily in the beautiful dining room. Breakfast is served a la carte with daily specials, while lunch and supper meals offer two specials and an always-available menu for residents to choose from. Nutritious snacks and beverages are also available.
What Residents are Saying:
Family members love the cheerful atmosphere, caring staff and exceptional care. One relative says, "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." Another writes, "Happy residents and staff make 3801 Grand a wonderful place to be!"
4.50 out of 5 stars
(25) Reviews
3801 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312
Bickford of Urbandale
Bickford of West Des Moines
Edencrest at Beaverdale
Edencrest at Green Meadows
Edgewater
Independence Village Waukee
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care at Jordan Creek
Ramsey Village Continuing Care
Woodlands Creek Senior Living

Our Methodology

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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