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West Des Moines Assisted Living Facilities

There are 2 Assisted Living Facilities Facilities in West Des Moines, IA.

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    Bickford Cottage

    Bickford Cottage is a beautiful Assisted Living Facilities facility that is committed to improving each resident’s quality of life. This is done through the dedication of the care staff at Bickford Cottage. The staff is determined in providing the highest-levels of senior care services possible. ...

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    Heritage Court

    Heritage Court is a care community for the elderly located in a neighborhood in West Des Moines, Iowa. This Assisted Living Facilities facility has made a difference in the lives of their residents and their families for years. Heritage Court looks at every detail to ensure that their residents’...

Assisted Living Facilities in West Des Moines, IA



2 Assisted Living facilities are located in the city of West Des Moines, Iowa or nearby and can accommodate the needs of your Loved One. In West Des Moines, depending on its residents’ care needs, these Senior Living facilities provide daily nutritional meals, bathing, grooming, dressing, medication management and more.

Also, these 2 facilities in West Des Moines can provide Seniors with family dining rooms, activity rooms, wellness programs, beauty salons, furnished rooms, outings, religious activities and more.


When Do Seniors in West Des Moines Need Assistance?

Seniors in West Des Moines will typically need this type of long term care when it is unsafe to live by themselves at home or they need assistance with their ADLs (Activities of Daily Living). Residents in these types of West Des Moines senior living facilities in can either be independent, need assisted living, and can be diagnosed with Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease.


Types of Facilities in West Des Moines

The size of an Assisted Living facility in West Des Moines can vary from a small, residential board and care home to a large “resort-style” community.


A. Small Care Home Facilities in West Des Moines

Description and Size

Board and Care Homes located in West Des Moines are regular residential homes in the neighborhood that have been converted to care for 6 to 10 senior residents. These care homes are licensed by Iowa’s State Licensing Division and permitted by the City of West Des Moines.

Types of Residents

Residents in these West Des Moines care homes prefer a “home-like” intimate setting that they are used to at home. While there are many small residential care homes that provide activities, pet and music therapy, fitness programs and more, these residents prefer to be with a smaller group of seniors.

Caregiver to Resident Ratio

With the smaller facility size and lower number of residents, the Caregiver-to-Resident Ratio in a West Des Moines Board and Care is 1 Caregiver for every 2 to 3 residents.


B. Large Communities in West Des Moines

Description and Size

Large Assisted Living Communities in West Des Moines will look like a large resort or hotel with 50 to 200 residents. These care facilities will usually be located in commercial areas and are also regulated by Iowa’s State Licensing Department. These large senior living facilities can also have a secure Memory Wing that can keep residents suffering from Alzheimer’s safe from wandering.

Some nationally recognized  Communities that may be in West Des Moines or nearby are familiar names like Sunrise Senior Living, Brookdale Senior Living, Emeritus Senior Living, Atria Senior Living, Belmont Village, Senior Lifestyle, Holiday Retirement, and Five Star Senior Living to name a few.

Types of Residents

Seniors living in Large Communities in West Des Moines will typically prefer these type of Assisted Living Facilities due to the daily schedule of activities, higher levels of socialization with other residents, chef prepared meals, music and pet therapy, music and art classes, fitness classes and regular outings.

Caregiver to Resident Ratio

Due to the large size of the facility and higher number of residents, the typical Caregiver-to-Resident Ratio in West Des Moines can range from 1 Caregiver for every 6 to 12 Residents in Assisted Living Facilities.


Assisted Living Costs in West Des Moines

The average cost of Assisted Living in West Des Moines is $ per month (source: Genworth Financial). Whether your loved one prefers a small residential care home or a large community in West Des Moines, the lowest cost care and rent starts at is $ and can go as high as $ depending on the level of care needs. To find out what factors play a part of the monthly cost, Click Here.


Paying for Assisted Living Care in West Des Moines

Paying for Assisted Living in West Des Moines can be done through a variety of ways. Most residents and families in West Des Moines pay for care out of pocket or also called “Private Pay.” Other methods of paying for this type of Senior Living in West Des Moines is through Long Term Care Insurance, Veteran’s Aid and family members. Unfortunately, Medicare or Medicaid does not cover the costs of care and rent in West Des Moines. For more details and options on how you can pay for care, Click Here.


Iowa Licensing for Assisted Living Facilities in West Des Moines

The 2 Facilities in West Des Moines are licensed, inspected and regulated by Iowa’s Department of Inspections and Appeals, Adult Services Bureau. Their responsibilities are to have the administrators currently licensed, inspect the senior housing facility before it opens, ensure the facility is operating up to standards and the residents are receiving good care.


We encourage you to browse through our Facility Listings in West Des Moines to help you narrow down your options and save time. For more free information regarding Senior Living options and pricing in West Des Moines, please contact 877.523.6523 and an Expert Care Advisor will be more than happy to help you.


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