The 12 Best Des Moines, Iowa Nursing Homes

We researched facilities for price, amenities, fees, services and floor plans in Des Moines to give you a comparison of places in the general area.


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Bickford of West Des Moines

Highly recommended by residents, Bickford of West Des Moines offers comprehensive assisted living care with additional options for memory care.
  • Excellent Customer Reviews
  • Medication Management
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5050 Hawthorne Dr
West Des Moines, IA, 50265

Bickford of Urbandale

Bickford of Urbandale offers a well maintained assisted living facility with manyl 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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5915 Sutton Pl
Urbandale, IA, 50322

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

Rehabilitation Center of Des Moines

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.
  • Comfortable, safe and therapeutic
  • Treatment available to accommodate your needs
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Start My Search 2343 701 Riverview St
Des Moines, IA, 50316

Fleur Heights Care Center

Fleur Heights care center offers their residents two convenient locations (Fleur Heights and Carlisle Care) and are staffed 24/7 with registered nurses.
  • Dental Services
  • Private and semi-private rooms
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Start My Search 4911 SW 19th St
Des Moines, IA, 50315

Scottish Rite Park

Scottish Rite Park offers their residents the flexibility to live the lifestyle they want in a friendly environment. This facility is a modern retirement residence that offers a skilled nursing facility and physical therapy.
  • Social Services
  • On-site doctor visits
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Start My Search 2909 Woodland Ave
Des Moines, IA, 50312

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

Genesis Senior Living Center

Genesis Care Center offers their residents rehabilitative, skilled nursing, and long-term care where residents can feel the home-like environment.
  • Dining hall on-site
  • Complimentary cable television
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Start My Search 5608 SW 9th St
Des Moines, IA, 50315

Union Park Health Services

Union Park Health Services of Des Moines offers respite care and 24-hour skilled nursing care with rehabilitation services.
  • Short term service
  • Various floor plans
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Start My Search 2401 E 8th St
Des Moines, IA, 50316

Fountain West Health Care Center

Fountain West offers nursing home residents therapy six days a week and over 40 years of quality service. Skilled nursing and rehabilitative services are two of the options that are offered to residents.
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
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Start My Search 1501 Office Park Rd West
Des Moines, IA, 50265

University Park Nursing and Rehabilitation

University Park offers long-term and short-term around the clock nursing care, rehabilitation, and hospice care.
  • Psychological services
  • Post-operative care
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Start My Search 233 University Ave
Des Moines, IA, 50314

Additional Des Moines Resources:

Des Moines has many senior resources and attractions for visitors. We’ve listed some of the most helpful resources for seniors below:

  • Polk County Senior Services: Seven locations offer Medicaid and Medicare information and referrals to senior-friendly community activities. Call 515-286-3434.
  • Drake Municipal Observatory: Friday evening Public Nights feature 90-minute family-friendly programs for those interested in learning about the stars. Sky viewing begins at dark.
  • Blank Park Zoo: Based on 25 acres, this zoo has plenty for all animal lovers. Seniors get in for $9. See their calendar for special events.
  • Better Homes and Gardens Test Gardens: Beautiful gardens are maintained by the popular publication, Better Homes & Gardens. The public is welcome Fridays from noon to 2 p.m., and the gardens are open from May through October. If you have a group of 10 or more, call for tour reservations, otherwise walk the gardens on your own 515-284-3994.
  • Family Care Giver Support from Iowa Department on Aging: Peer support groups, information on senior resources, respite care for family members and more help can be found from the Iowa Department on Aging.