Love the changing seasons? Iowa might just be the perfect place for you to spend your latter days of life in, for when it comes to weather, Iowa enjoys all four seasons and each come splendidly dressed in natural beauty. Iowa is also considered a safe state and its low crime rate that’s below the national average makes it an ideal place to retire in. A lower cost of living, healthy housing rates and tax exemptions for the seniors also make it an attractive proposition, as does its low traffic and some 80+ assisted living facilities to choose from.
To make it easier for you in your search for the best assisted living facilities in Iowa, we’ve listed 10 of the best and most rated assisted living facilities in Iowa, in random order.
Edencrest at Riverwoods
2210 East Park Avenue,
Des Moines, IA 50320
One facility that basically lets you choose and be billed for the ADLs that you need help for, letting you manage the rest on your own – the Edencrest at Riverwoods, Des Moines is a beautiful single-storied property that takes away the hassle of stairs as well. Beautiful walking paths, attentive and caring staff that never says no as well special memory care gardens with fenced walking paths make Edencrest at Riverwoods a great place for assisted as well as memory care living.
Bickford, Sioux City
4020 Indian Hills Drive,
Sioux City, IA 51108
Bickford Senior Living promises a personal touch to assisted living and this probably sprung from the fact that its seeds were laid when the Bickford family matriarch herself was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and needed assisted living – unhappy with the choices around, the Bickford family set up their trademark Enriching Happiness, under which they run many Bickford branches, with 13 branches in Iowa itself and they run the home like a family with plenty social events and gathering to keep you entertained in your silver years.
Oaknoll Retirement Residence
1 Oaknoll Court,
Iowa City, IA 52246
One great thing about Oaknoll is the fixed price system – you pay for staying there regardless of how much help you need or don’t need with your ADLs or even nursing facilities. So your cost of living never goes up, even when your age or health demands extra care – so this is one facility great for those with fixed incomes. Oaknoll also boasts a pool, movie theater, spa, and salon as well as a library and a café so it manages to provide with all the creature comforts dear to you, without having to go far to get them.
Vintage Hills at Prairie Trails
1275 SW State Street,
Ankeny, Iowa 50023
Whilst this is a retirement community that offers assisted living, memory care, and even short recuperative stays, the feel of the place is more country club than retirement home as is the case with all Watermark retirement properties. Vintage Hills encourages its residents to stay active with their hobbies and helps them discover new interests with dozens of monthly classes, concerts, outings and events, including Watermark University mind and body fitness classes as well. Delicious meals, a caring staff and beautiful environs in the town of Ankeny make this an ideal place to live out the silver years.
Silvercrest Garner Farms
1575 W 53rd St,
Davenport, IA 52806
A Dial retirement community, the rather well-reviewed Silvercrest Garner Farms is an excellent retirement home for it tailor-makes solutions for you, as do the other Iowa branches of Dial retirement, depending on your level of activity, your interests and passions as well as the amount of care you need. Be it independent living or assisted one, Silvercrest offers you an active lifestyle in the beautiful environs of Davenport. The management looks forward to its residents’ suggestions and does its best to implement and introduce all that is needed for anyone to live out their glory days at.
Courtyard Estates at Hawthorne Hill
601 Hawthorne, Crossing Drive SE
Bondurant, IA 50035
With a no-limit weekly laundry, a complimentary suite for visitors, 39 beautiful apartments that offer varying space and a staff that truly wants to make its residents feel at home; the Courtyard Estates at Hawthorne Hill is a beautiful retirement home that offers independent or assisted living as well as memory care and rehabilitation services. A restaurant-style of dining along with weekly fitness and social activities, group outings and weekly shopping trips – Courtyard Estates at Hawthorne Hill thinks of everything you may need and already provided for it.
The Waterford at Ames
1325 Coconino Road, Suite 300
Ames, IA 50014
Most residents would describe Waterford as an affordable luxury for it provides spacious apartments with facilities like beauticians, a whirlpool spa, a library, video games in the activity room and basic amenities such as wheelchair access, step-in showers, and individual climate control! Plenty of fun activities ensures that the residents maintain an active life, be it physically, mentally and even socially – proving that life after 60 is as full of vigor as it is before 60 too! Individually tailored care plans also mean that each resident can get as much or as little help as is needed.
Park Centre Newton
500 First St. North,
Newton, Iowa, 50208
In November 2015, Park Centre was chosen “Favorite Assisted Living” by the readers of the Newton Daily News and with brands like Golden Trails assisted living, Garden View memory care, Cheerful Lane and South Sunset Place long-term skilled nursing care, Cardinal Lane short-term rehabilitation services – it’s no wonder that this place has been awarded many a time for being the best there is in assisted living. Facilities include state-of-the-art fitness center, wellness classes, personal training, swim spa, library, game room, art studio, woodworking shop, and guest suites.
Deerfield Retirement Community
13731 Hickman Road,
Urbandale, IA 50323
With a new $9 million construction and redevelopment plan that’s well underway, the Deerfield Retirement Community will now soon boast of a new Multipurpose Center as well as spruce up the dining room, entryway, living room, hallways, and corridors. And it already as 46 acres of paths meant to meander or jog, walk hand in hand or simply get your bearings at. With plenty of activities and restaurant-style dining and a location that central in Des Moines, this Lifespace Community may just be perfect for your assisted living and retirement needs.
1701 Campus Drive,
Clive, IA 50325
Close to Clive’s library, Mercy West Health clinic and all the shopping of Clive; Walnut Ridge offers the plenty choices to suit your lifestyle with amenities like heated parking as well as a car wash bay, a café, a salon, on-site banking as well as an indoor health and fitness center. The building itself is huge and has a more collegian dorm feel than a retirement home and you can also enjoy walking or cycling at the adjacent city park. With plenty of green areas and a staff that smiles while they work, Walnut Ridge in Clive is one place that also lets your guests stay over in suites.
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