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Assisted Living in Ankeny, Iowa

The central Iowa city of Ankeny offers a peaceful retreat for seniors to enjoy their later years. Located just north of the Des Moines metro area, this small city has a population of 67,000, 10% of which is people over the age of 65. Ankeny has a wide range of attractions and amenities, including outdoor recreation areas, cultural venues and diverse dining options. One local favorite is the High Trestle Trail, a scenic walking and biking path that follows a historic rail line and features a decorative bridge. The Ankeny Area Historical Society and the Ankeny Art Center allow visitors to appreciate local culture past and present. The area is also known for its many local breweries. The Firetrucker is among the best, with a selection of home-brewed beverages that can’t be found anywhere else.

The median cost of assisted living in Ankeny is $5,005 per month, though exact costs vary depending on location.

5 Assisted Living communities in Ankeny, IA | 19 nearby communities

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1. Independence Village of Ankeny

1275 SW State Street, Ankeny, IA, 50023

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Journey Senior Living of Ankeny

3602 NW 5th Street, Ankeny, IA, 50023

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. Edencrest at Siena Hills

455 SW Ankeny Rd, Ankeny, IA, 50021

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4. Mill-Pond

1201 Southeast Mill Pond Court, Ankeny, IA, 50021

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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Suites of Ankeny, Ankeny, IA

5. Suites of Ankeny

420 NW Ash Drive, Ankeny, IA, 50023

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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19 matching communities nearby Ankeny

1. Independence Village of Waukee

1650 SE Holiday Crest Circle, Waukee, IA, 50263

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Bickford of Urbandale

5915 Sutton Place, Urbandale, IA, 50322

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. Bickford of West Des Moines

5050 Hawthorne Dr., West Des Moines, IA, 50265

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4. Edencrest at Beaverdale

3410 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA, 50310

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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5. Courtyard Estates at Hawthorne Crossing

601 Hawthorne Crossing Dr. SE, Bondurant, IA, 50035

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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6. Ramsey Village

1611 27th St., Des Moines, IA, 50301

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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7. MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care at Jordan Creek

525 S 60th Street, West Des Moines, IA, 50266

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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8. Edencrest at Green Meadows

6750 Corporate Drive, Johnston, IA, 50131

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 828-9665

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9. Prairie Hills Des Moines

5815 SE 27th Street, Des Moines, IA, 50320

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 843-7557

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10. Bishop Drumm Retirement Center

5837 Winwood Drive, Johnston, IA, 50131

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 853-5446

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11. Edencrest at Riverwoods

2210 E. Park Ave., Des Moines, IA, 50320

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 867-8105

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12. Wesley Acres

3520 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA, 50312

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 874-4734

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Shores at Pleasant Hill, Pleasant Hill, IA

13. Shores at Pleasant Hill

1500 Edgewater Drive, Pleasant Hill, IA, 50327

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 876-4096

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14. Senior Suites of Urbandale

4700 84Th St, Urbandale, IA, 50322

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 881-2933

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15. Trinity Center at Luther Park

1555 HULL AVENUE, Des Moines, IA, 50316

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 892-7839

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16. Calvin Community

4210 Hickman Road, Des Moines, IA, 50310

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 897-5038

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Rose of Des Moines, Des Moines, IA

17. Rose of Des Moines

1330 19th St., Des Moines, IA, 50314

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 949-3278

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18. Genesis Senior Living Center

5608 SW NINTH STREET, Des Moines, IA, 50315

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 987-3784

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19. Heritage Court

1499 Office Park Road, West Des Moines, IA, 50265

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 996-2447

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What is Assisted Living?

Hundreds of thousands of American seniors utilize assisted living, a figure that is only growing. For these seniors, assisted living combines residential housing,assistance in daily activities, and some healthcare. These communities also strive to provide an atmosphere that is comfortable and engaging for their residents… Read More >

Paying for Assisted Living in Ankeny, Iowa

The Cost of Assisted Living in Ankeny

Ankeny’s median monthly cost of $5,005 is higher than both the state ($4,073) and national ($4,300) costs by a significant margin. Ankeny’s median cost is also higher than that of any of the states that border Iowa. Illinois’ median cost is $4,575, while Wisconsin’s is $4,400. The average cost of assisted living in Minnesota is $4,283, while Missouri is the least expensive bordering state at $3,000 per month.

$5005

Ankeny

$4073

Iowa

$4300

The United States

$4575

Illinois

$4400

Wisconsin

$4283

Minnesota

$3000

Missouri

Ankeny also is also among the most expensive areas when compared to other local city centers. Only Waterloo has a higher monthly median cost ($5,060). The nearby cities of Cedar Rapids and Iowa City each have lower costs, at $4,450 and $4,106 respectively, while Dubuque’s median assisted living cost is $4,568 per month. Ames offers the lowest cost in the state, at just $3,723.

$5005

Ankeny

$4073

Iowa

$5060

Waterloo

$4568

Dubuque

$4450

Cedar Rapids

$4106

Iowa City

$3723

Ames

Ankeny Assisted Living Financial Assistance

A number of financial aid programs are available through Iowa‘s Department of Human Services, including the HCBS Elderly Medicaid waiver. This waiver is designed to help medically qualified seniors afford assisted living care. Eligible applicants may choose from a range of care options, such as nursing home or in-home care with a family member. Depending on need, other benefits may include a home health aide, vehicle modifications, attendant care and chore services.

Ankeny Assisted Living Resources



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Ankeny Senior Center(515) 963-0527The Ankeny Senior Center is located in a quiet neighborhood near the heart of the city and offers a variety of activities and regular meals. It is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Activities include exercise classes, chair yoga, mahjong, bingo and sing-alongs.
Aging Resources of Central Iowa(515) 255-1310Aging Resources of Central Iowa is the local area agency on aging that serves Polk County. Its core programs are designed to help people over the age of 60 by providing information and connecting to local services. Its website offers a wealth of information on topics like nutrition and wellness, elder abuse prevention and caregiver training.
Veterans Affairs Central Iowa Health Care System(515) 699-5999The Veterans Affairs Central Iowa Health Care System provides health care services to veterans living in Polk County and maintains a nearby clinic in Des Moines.  Here, Ankeny seniors and caregivers can receive medical attention as well as therapy services. There are additional programs for homeless veterans and LGBT veterans.
Polk County Senior Services(515) 963-0527Polk County Senior Services operates various senior centers in the area and offers a wide selection of services to benefit older adults. Its Commodity Supplemental Foods program distributes nutritional foods to seniors in need. It also operates clinics that offer preventative health services and medical screening programs. A full calendar of educational and recreational events keeps local seniors engaged year-round.
Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Iowa Chapter(800) 272-3900The Alzheimer’s Association focuses on educational programming to help seniors and caregivers better understand and cope with memory loss. The organization has regularly scheduled classes and runs support groups designed to help older adults in the area connect and share stories.

Ankeny Assisted Living Laws and Regulations

Assisted living communities in Ankeny must comply with laws and regulations concerning health and safety standards. This includes staffing, accommodations and medication administration. Visit our Assisted Living in Iowa page for more information about these laws and regulations.