The 13 Best Des Moines, Iowa Memory Care Facilities

We have researched facilities and compared them based on price, amenities, fees, services and floor plans in Des Moines to make sure that you're getting your money's worth.

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Bickford of West Des Moines

  • Excellent Customer Reviews
  • Medication Management
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Start My Search 5050 Hawthorne Dr
West Des Moines, IA, 50265

Bickford of Urbandale

Bickford of Urbandale offers a well maintained assisted living facility with many services on site, such as help with daily living and medication management by licensed staff. This pet-friendly site is a place where residents can enjoy life and get the care they need.
  • Medication management
  • Social and educational programs for families
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Start My Search 5915 Sutton Pl
Urbandale, IA, 50322

Prairie Hills Des Moines Retirement Community

Prairie Hills offers their residents complete care and extra assistance. A community that’s peaceful and welcoming and staffed with attentive caregivers at all times.
  • Memory Care
  • Assisted Living Facility
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Start My Search 5815 SE 27th St
Des Moines, IA, 50320

Arbor Springs-West Des Moines

Arbor Springs is the only facility in Iowa with dedicated Alzheimer's and dementia care. Amenities include a spa, secure outdoor courtyard and an on-site cafe.
  • Brain wellness activities
  • Fostered cats for residents
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Start My Search 7951 Ep True Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA, 50266

Ramsey Village Continuing Care

Ramsey Village offers their residents many different options for their retirement living such as independent living, residential care, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and long-term care nursing.
  • Church services held on Sunday
  • Concierge 7 days a week
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Start My Search 1611 27th St
Des Moines, IA, 50310

Calvin Community

This is a retirement community nestled in Des Moines’ Beaverdale neighborhood. Calvin is designed to promote a lifestyle free of obligations.
  • Holistic approach to care
  • Chef-prepared meals
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Start My Search 4210 Hickman Rd
Des Moines, IA, 50310

Courtyard Estates at Cedar Pointe

Courtyard Estates offers their residents the freedom to have an active lifestyle in serene surroundings. It is located in a convenient location combined to offer a most attractive retirement setting.
  • Wellness center
  • Relaxing spa for residents
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Start My Search 6132 NE 12th Ave
Pleasant Hill, IA, 50327

Valley View Village

Valley View provides apartment-style living, meals delivered to your door, medical visit shuttles, massage and outpatient therapy and more.
  • Meals to your door
  • Overnight accommodations
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Start My Search 2571 Guthrie Ave
Des Moines, IA, 50317

The Shores at Pleasant Hill

The Shores offers their residents two different neighborhoods, The Nest and The Aviary. They practice neighborhood focused care, which allows residents to have the freedom of choice.
  • The Aviary is designed to supervise residents with
  • The Nest is designed for group activities
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Start My Search 1500 Edgewater Dr
Pleasant Hills, IA, 50327

MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care at Jordan Creek

This facility offers their residents in-house therapy and skilled nursing. They also offer an outpatient care plan for those patients who are able to return home.
  • Ice cream socials
  • Arts and crafts classes
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Start My Search 525 S 60th St
West Des Moines, IA, 50266

3801 Grand

3801 Grand is a caring and welcoming senior living community which offers 24-hour skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services.
  • Easy access to the best Des Moines has to offer
  • Various floor plans
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Start My Search 3801 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA, 50312

Memory Care At Boulevard Place

This facility offers the residents therapy 6 days a week and the experience of more than 40 years of quality service.
  • Coffee Circles
  • Pet Therapy
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Start My Search 900 Polk Blvd
Des Moines, IA, 50312

Glen Oaks Alzheimer Special Care Center

This facility offers rehabilitation, skilled nursing and assisted living to their residents.
  • Private rooms available
  • Secure outdoor courtyard
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Start My Search 8525 Urbandale Ave
Urbandale, IA, 50322

Additional Des Moines, IA Memory Care Resources

Des Moines has many resources for senior residents living in memory care facilities around the area. Here are five you may find helpful:

  • Senior Dining Club, The City of West Des Moines: The Senior Dinner Club is an experience for seniors age 60 or older. It lets you get out and meet new people while dining at some of Des Moine’s finest restaurants. This club meets on the first Tuesday of the month. Members are picked up at 4:00 pm and you must make reservations at least 24 hours in advance. Free transportation provided for West Des Moines residents (diners pay for their own meal).
  • West Des Moines Senior Center: Seniors age 60 and older are invited to Polk County Westside Community Center Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.  This senior center provides numerous fun daily activities as well as a healthy meal served at 11:30 am. Make reservations the day before by 1:00 pm. The center is located at 134 6th Street in the Valley Junction neighborhood of West Des Moines.
  • Human Services: Helping the low-income, elderly, and disabled residents since 1979, Human Services provides assistance to over 1,000 households in West Des Moines and the surrounding area.
  • Senior Recreation Center Urbandale Iowa: Offering meals, fitness activities, art classes, games and yoga.
  • Senior College: Designed for seniors 50 and older these courses are taught by college-level professors and there are no grades, tests, or term papers to write.