The Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Ankeny, IA

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Located just north of Des Moines, Iowa, Ankeny is a small city of about 65,000 residents, nearly 10% of whom are seniors aged 65 and older. There are plenty of attractions in the city that may appeal to older adults, including the Ankeny Area Historical Society, which includes two museum buildings that pay tribute to the history of Ankeny and its surrounding areas. Amenities are plentiful, with major department stores, chain restaurants and an urgent health clinic located throughout the city.

According to Genworth's 2019 Cost of Care survey, the cost of assisted living in Ankeny averages around $4,350 per month. Nursing home care and home care are considerably more expensive at $6,753 and $4,957 per month, respectively. Adult day care is the least expensive senior care option in the city with an average cost of $1,376 per month. The national average cost of assisted living comes in a few hundred dollars below Ankeny's average at just $4,051 per month. The overall cost of living in Ankeny is about 5% below the U.S. median, which may help to balance the cost of assisted living for some seniors. 

Note: Data was not available for Ankeny, so data for the nearest major city, Des Moines, was used. 

Check out our list of the top 10 assisted living facilities in Ankeny.

The Best Assisted Living Facilities in Ankeny

Journey Senior Living of Ankeny

Address: 3602 NW 5th St., Ankeny, IA 50023
Phone Number: (515) 850-1718
Website: https://journeyankeny.com/residency/assisted-living

Residents at Journey Senior Living of Ankeny receive detailed care plans upon admission. These plans include specific health goals that seniors are encouraged to meet with the help of Journey Senior Living's team of physicians, therapists and wellness staff. The facility's caregivers ensure that all residents are given the assistance they need with daily tasks and do their best to help each senior enjoy an active, enriching lifestyle. Nutritious meals are served three times daily in the community dining room, while snacks and beverages are available around the clock. Each resident lives in their own private suite.

Starting Monthly Cost: $1,200
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: 170

Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.9 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 26

Edencrest at Siena Hills

Address: 455 SW Ankeny Rd., Ankeny, IA 50021
Phone Number: (515) 776-6325
Website: http://edencrestliving.com/assisted-living

We chose Edencrest at Sienna Hills as one of the top assisted living facilities in Ankeny because of the vast array of amenities it offers to its residents. Seniors living at this facility have access to an on-site beauty salon and barbershop, a landscaped courtyard and patio and a private dining room that's large enough to accommodate family members and other guests. The culinary staff at Edencrest at Sienna Hills provide three fine-dining meals daily. The caregiving staff ensure all personal care needs are met and work under the supervision of a registered nurse, who is available 24 hours a day.

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,950
Room Types: Studios, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments; Companion Suites
Number of Beds: Not Listed

Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 5 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 19

Vintage Hills

Address: 1275 SW State St., Ankeny, IA 50023
Phone Number: (515) 303-4455
Website: https://thevintagehills.com

Vintage Hills is a senior living facility that puts senior independence and community first. An extensive social calendar keeps residents entertained with activities, such as movie nights, off-site excursions and interest clubs. Restaurant-style meals are shared with friends and neighbors in the facility's tastefully decorated community dining room. On-site amenities include a library and computer center, movie theater and game room. Seniors are also invited to take part in senior wellness programs or get pampered at the full-service beauty salon.

Starting Monthly Cost: $2,495
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments; Companion Suites
Number of Beds: 108

Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.4 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 26

Suites of Ankeny 

Address: 420 NW Ash Dr., Ankeny, IA 50023
Phone Number: (515) 635-0936
Website: http://www.thesuitesofankeny.com

The Suites of Ankeny is a picturesque, well-landscaped senior care facility that offers its residents a luxurious lifestyle. An on-site chef prepares nutritious gourmet meals three times daily, and residents are welcomed to help themselves to snacks and coffee throughout the day. The facility offers a continuum of care, including independent living senior apartments, assisted living and nursing care. In the assisted living wing, residents are provided with full-time basic care and are encouraged to maintain their independence as they enjoy social activities, off-site excursions and the broad range of amenities The Suites of Ankeny has to offer.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: Not Listed

Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.6 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 9

Mill Pond

Address: 1201 SE Mill Pond Ct., Ankeny, IA 50021
Phone Number: (515) 964-2273
Website: https://www.preshomes.org/our-communities/mill-pond

Mill Pond is a Christian senior care facility that offers several senior living options, including independent living, memory care and assisted living. The facility's assisted living staff provide round-the-clock help with activities of daily living. Its LiveWell programs are one of the reasons we chose this facility for our top 10 list. These programs include Spiritual Care and the Liberty Personally Designed Living program, which takes a holistic approach to resident-focused care, ensuring each senior at Mill Pond is provided with the tools they need to thrive mentally, socially, physically and spiritually.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Not Listed
Number of Beds: 46

Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.3 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 15

Bickford of Urbandale

Address: 5915 Sutton Pl., Urbandale, IA 50322
Phone Number: (515) 854-8216
Website: https://www.bickfordseniorliving.com/branch/bickford-of-urbandale

Residents at Bickford of Urbandale have several opportunities to participate in social and recreational activities each day that are both enriching and fun. Holiday parties are common throughout the year, and typical daily events include manicures, shopping trips and games. Residents enjoy restaurant-style dining with several menu choices at each meal. Bickford of Urbandale provides seniors with spacious, well-lit suites that are equipped with resident call buttons and security systems. Transportation to and from appointments, errands and social visits is also provided.

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,498
Room Types: Not Listed
Number of Beds: 70

Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.2 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 72

Edencrest at Beaverdale

Address: 3410 Beaver Ave., Des Moines, IA 50310
Phone Number: (515) 777-5105
Website: http://edencrestliving.com/assisted-living

Resort-style living in a homelike environment is what seniors can expect at Edencrest at Beaverdale. This community provides residents with bright, spacious suites that are equipped with personal emergency call systems and walk-in showers. An on-site hospitality bar is open around-the-clock and offers snacks and beverages that residents are invited to help themselves to as they please. Those who are able to drive can take advantage of valet parking, while others can schedule transportation to and from appointments, errands and visits with friends or family.

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,500
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments; Companion Suites
Number of Beds: Not Listed

Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.5 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 14

Edencrest at Green Meadows

Address: 6750 Corporate Dr., Johnston, IA 50131
Phone Number: (515) 850-1718
Website: http://edencrestliving.com/assisted-living

Edencrest at Green Meadows offers individualized service plans that include round-the-clock care supervised by a registered nurse. Residents live a maintenance-free lifestyle with housekeeping and laundry tended to by the facility's staff, as well as three gourmet meals prepared daily in the facility's restaurant-style dining room. Resident safety is a priority at Edencrest at Greenmeadows, and each room is equipped with a personal emergency call button, as well as walk-in showers with grab bars and built-in seating.

Starting Monthly Cost: $4,300
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments; Companion Suites
Number of Beds: 74

Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.1 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 40

Valley View Village

Address: 2555 Guthrie Ave., Des Moines, IA 50317
Phone Number: (515) 265-2571
Website: http://valleyviewvillage.org/services/assisted-living

Valley View Village provides its residents with comprehensive support 24 hours a day. Dedicated personal care staff offer assistance with daily living, while a registered nurse oversees resident care around-the-clock. The beautiful suites at Valley View Village are one of the many reasons this facility is included on this list. Each assisted living unit features a full kitchen with oak cabinetry, walk-in showers with grab bars, Pella windows and individually controlled heat and air conditioning.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments; Detached Homes
Number of Beds: Not Listed

Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.2 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 24

The Gardens Assisted Living

Address: 2910 E. 16th St., Des Moines, IA 50316
Phone Number: (515) 262-5639
Website: https://lutherparkcommunity.org/living-at-luther-park/the-gardens/

The Gardens Assisted Living is a beautifully landscaped senior community with a bright, inviting interior. The facility features a bright outdoor patio, as well as several indoor community areas, including a 24-hour bistro, where residents can enjoy snacks, coffee, tea and other beverages as they please. Each suite is equipped with full-size appliances, as well as DirecTV and a 24-hour emergency call system. Each month, residents at The Gardens Assisted Living are pampered with a chair massage, which is provided by a licensed massage therapist. 

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: Not Listed

Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.3 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 8

Learn More About Assisted Living in Ankeny

Ankeny is a quiet, peaceful city that makes a great retirement locale. Seniors living in the area can enjoy parks, museums and restaurants while maintaining access to the big-city amenities that abound in Des Moines. The area is home to several assisted living facilities, each of which provides assistance with activities of daily living along with a host of amenities and other services. 

To learn more about paying for assisted living in Ankeny, visit our city page here.