Polk County Assisted Living & Nursing Home

Find Polk County Iowa assisted living and nursing homes. Assisted living facilities and nursing homes provide information on senior home care assistance including independent living, retirement communities, apartment rentals and homes, and adult day care.


Altoona Nursing & Rehab 200 7th Avenue Southwest Altoona IA 50009 515-967-4267


Baker Creek Senior Living 4560 Hubbell Avenue Des Moines IA 50317 515-266-0039

Beaver & Adams Senior Apartmnt 2929 Beaver Avenue Des Moines IA 50310 515-221-1200

Edencrest at Green Meadows Assisted Living and Memory Care 6750 Corporate Drive Johnston IA 50131 515-207-1984

Genesis Senior Living Center 5608 Southwest 9th Street Des Moines IA 50315 515-285-3070

Heritage Court Assisted Living 1499 Office Park Road West Des Moines IA 50265 515-223-1224

Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center 900 Polk Boulevard Des Moines IA 50312 515-255-5433

Martina Place Assisted Living 5815 Winwood Drive Johnston IA 50131 515-251-7999

Parkridge Nursing & Rehab Center 5800 East University Avenue Pleasant Hill IA 50327 515-645-2280

Precision Retirement Group 7065 Brookview Drive Urbandale IA 50322 515-252-1899

Prime Nursing and Rehabilitation 600 East 5th Street Des Moines IA 50309 515-243-6195

Senior Suites of Urbandale 4700 84th Street Urbandale IA 50322 515-270-9700

Southridge Senior Lofts 695 East Army Post Road Des Moines IA 50315 515-200-5061

University Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center 233 University Avenue Des Moines IA 50314 515-243-6967

Wesley Retirement Service 5508 Northwest 88th Street Johnston IA 50131 515-271-6789

Woodlands Creek Active Retirement Community 12605 Woodlands Parkway Clive IA 50325 515-223-9755

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About Assisted Living & Nursing Homes

What is the difference between Assisted Living and a Nursing Home?

The residents at an Assisted Living facility typically have a higher degree of independence than Nursing Home residents. Nursing Home residents require nursing medical attention on a daily basis, while Assisted Living residents may not require ongoing medical attention. The residential facilities may differ, with Assisted Living facilities offering apartments while Nursing Homes have single or semi-private rooms.

Does Medicare or Medicaid cover Assisted Living or Nursing Homes?

Medicare does not typically cover Assisted Living facilities, but it may cover Nursing Home services. Lower-income seniors can use Medicaid to help pay for Assisted Living facilities and Nursing Home services. Veterans Benefits, long-term care insurance, and life insurance may also provide financial assistance to pay for Assisted Living.

Are there age requirements for Assisted Living and Nursing Homes?

The age requirements for Assisted Living and Nursing Homes vary depending on the state and facility. Some facilities allow residents of all ages, with stipulations that a certain percentage of the population must be older adults. Other states require a minimum age of 65 to live in an Assisted Living facility or Nursing Home.