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Assisted Living in Johnston, Iowa

The small city of Johnston is nestled beside scenic Saylorville Lake in central Iowa. The Des Moines suburb has received numerous media accolades, including a spot on Money Magazine’s 2015 list of the best places to live in America. Johnston boasts a low crime rate and abundant green space, including more than 35 miles of trails and nearly a dozen parks. At the beautiful lake in 200-acre Terra Park, seniors can fish for catfish, bluegill and largemouth bass. The city’s proximity to Des Moines makes it easy for seniors to visit the Iowa State Fairgrounds, Blank Park Zoo and other attractions in the capital. 

Nearly one in seven Johnston residents are seniors. If they need assistance with daily tasks, they can rely on one of the city’s assisted living facilities, which cost an average of $5,005 per month.

3 Assisted Living communities in Johnston, IA | 20 nearby communities

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1. Edencrest at Green Meadows

6750 Corporate Drive, Johnston, IA, 50131

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Bishop Drumm Retirement Center

5837 Winwood Drive, Johnston, IA, 50131

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. Martina Place

5815 Winwood Dr, Johnston, IA, 50131

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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20 matching communities nearby Johnston

1. Independence Village of Waukee

1650 SE Holiday Crest Circle, Waukee, IA, 50263

Assisted Living

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2. Bickford of West Des Moines

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

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. Bickford of Urbandale

5915 Sutton Place, Urbandale, IA, 50322

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4. Independence Village of Ankeny

1275 SW State Street, Ankeny, IA, 50023

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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5. Edencrest at Beaverdale

3410 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA, 50310

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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6. Journey Senior Living of Ankeny

3602 NW 5th Street, Ankeny, IA, 50023

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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7. Courtyard Estates at Hawthorne Crossing

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

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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8. Edencrest at Siena Hills

455 SW Ankeny Rd, Ankeny, IA, 50021

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 828-9665

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9. MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care at Jordan Creek

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

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 843-7557

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10. Ramsey Village

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

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 853-5446

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11. Prairie Hills at Des Moines

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

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 867-8105

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12. Edencrest at Riverwoods

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

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 874-4734

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13. Holland Farms Senior Living

2800 Sunset Drive, Norwalk, IA, 50211

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (877) 876-4096

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14. Edencrest at The Legacy

2901 Cedar Street, Norwalk, IA, 50211

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 881-2933

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15. Edencrest at The Tuscany – Opening June 2021!

1600 8th St SE, Altoona, IA, 50009

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (877) 892-7839

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16. Mill-Pond

1201 Southeast Mill Pond Court, Ankeny, IA, 50021

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 897-5038

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17. Edgewater, A WesleyLife Community

9225 Cascade Avenue, West Des Moines, IA, 50266

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 949-3278

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Deerfield Retirement Community, Urbandale, IA

18. Deerfield Retirement Community

13731 Hickman Road, Urbandale, IA, 50323

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (877) 987-3784

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19. Wesley Acres

3520 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA, 50312

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 996-2447

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Shores at Pleasant Hill, Pleasant Hill, IA

20. Shores at Pleasant Hill

1500 Edgewater Drive, Pleasant Hill, IA, 50327

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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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 Johnston, Iowa

The Cost of Assisted Living in Johnston

Assisted living care in Iowa costs $4,073 per month, on average. This is fairly affordable compared to the nationwide average of $4,300. Many Midwestern states have higher assisted living prices than Iowa, including Nebraska ($4,188), Minnesota ($4,283) and Illinois ($4,575). However, costs in Missouri ($3,000) are much lower.

$5005

Johnston

$4073

Iowa

$4300

The United States

$4188

Nebraska

$4283

Minnesota

$4575

Illinois

$3000

Missouri

Despite the state’s below-average assisted living cost, some Iowa cities have much higher rates. At $5,005, the Johnston area has the second-highest assisted living cost in Iowa, after Waterloo ($5,060). Costs are also higher than the national average in Cedar Rapids ($4,450) and Dubuque ($4,568). Frugal Iowans may wish to retire in cities such as Davenport ($3,478), Ames ($3,723) or Sioux City ($3,750).

$5005

Johnston

$4073

Iowa

$5060

Waterloo

$4450

Cedar Rapids

$4568

Dubuque

$3478

Davenport

$3723

Ames

$3750

Sioux City

Note: Data for Johnston was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Des Moines, was used instead.

Johnston Assisted Living Financial Assistance

Iowa Medicaid’s Home and Community-Based Services Elderly Waiver covers services seniors need to delay or avoid nursing home placement. These services, which must be both medically necessary and cost-effective, may include assisted living care, case management, nutritional counseling, nursing care and adult day care. For information about eligibility criteria, and how to apply, visit our Assisted Living in Iowa page.

Johnston Assisted Living Resources



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Aging Resources of Central Iowa(515) 255-1310The information and assistance specialists at Aging Resources of Central Iowa educate seniors about local programs and services. Options counselors help seniors complete applications and arrange services. The organization also offers many health promotion programs to help seniors age well, from fall prevention classes to nutrition education.
United Way of Central Iowa(515) 246-6500United Way of Central Iowa’s UNITED 55+ program connects older adults with volunteer opportunities in their community. Seniors can donate their time to important causes, from improving literacy to combating homelessness. UNITED 55+ volunteers may receive mileage reimbursements, opportunities to meet new people and a sense of personal satisfaction.
Johnston and Polk County Senior Activities Center(515) 727-8091The local senior center organizes many activities to help seniors stay active and socially engaged. Seniors can take part in regularly scheduled bridge, bingo or mah-jongg games or work on knitting or quilting projects at Sewcial club meetings. The center schedules many senior-friendly exercise classes, from yoga to zumba, and offers a court for seniors’ tennis and pickleball games.
Polk County Conservation(515) 323-5300Polk County Conservation offers outdoor recreation programs for seniors. Its Older, Wiser, Livelier Seniors program gives seniors the opportunity to learn about nature and make new friends. The organization also offers bus tours for seniors who want to explore Iowa’s beautiful natural areas.
Polk County Commission of Veteran Affairs(515) 286-3670The Polk County Commission of Veterans Affairs offers many services for Johnston-area veterans. The offices help seniors file for any federal benefits they’re eligible to receive, including pension top-up programs that can help cover assisted living. It also offers temporary assistance with transportation and medical costs. 
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Iowa State University(515) 294-3192Located in nearby Ames, OLLI at Iowa State University offers low-cost academic opportunities for people 50 and older. Course offerings vary by semester and may include creative writing, American literature and art history. OLLI aims to make lifelong learning a stress-free experience, so there are no tests or grades.

Johnston Assisted Living Laws and Regulations

The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals is responsible for licensing and regulating the state’s assisted living facilities. Johnston facilities are required to comply with all applicable state laws and are subject to regular, unannounced inspections. Visit our Assisted Living in Iowa page to learn more about these laws.