Des Moines is the capital city of Iowa and home to over 214,000 people, 12% of whom are seniors. It’s listed on the AARP Age-Friendly Network and recognized as a great place to retire for its health care amenities, public transportation options and general affordability, as well as the efforts its leaders have made toward making it a comfortable place for residents of all ages. Its overall cost of living is about 20% below the national median, and locals don’t pay state income taxes on Social Security benefits and are only partially taxed on other retirement income.
Des Moines has numerous assisted living facilities to accommodate varying lifestyle preferences and budgets. These facilities are well-suited to older adults who don’t need intensive medical services but need help with daily activities, such as grooming, bathing and mobility. These facilities also provide daily meals, housekeeping and maintenance services, fostering a low-stress environment. On average, seniors in Des Moines pay $4,803 per month for services, which is high compared to most other cities in Iowa.
This guide provides more information on local assisted living services, along with options for paying for care and an overview of free resources for seniors.
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 >