Assisted Living at Prairie Hills

WELCOME TO Prairie Hills at Des Moines

At Prairie Hills we offer an array of studio, one and two bedroom suites with beautiful outdoor grounds and courtyard.  However the real difference at Prairie Hills is our people. Our residents are extremely warm and inviting to newcomers and make the transition into Prairie Hills very easy!  Our staff is such a caring and determined team. Everyone at Prairie Hills of Des Moines goes that extra mile to ensure all of our residents’ needs are met each and every day. 

Come in for a visit to see everything that Prairie Hills at Des Moines has to offer.  Feel free to join us in an activity or stay for a complimentary meal!  Both staff and residents alike always have a smile or hello to share!

Residents Enjoying Each Other Company
Caregiver and Resident Reading in the Library
Resident Enjoying a Meal

Assisted Living 

 At Prairie Hills, our Assisted Living neighborhood represents a calm and peaceful place where you can live your life and leave your worries behind! It is the ideal solution for seniors who value their independence, yet need some assistance with daily living, or perhaps just don’t want to live alone anymore and are looking for a greater sense of security and community.

At Prairie Hills, we understand that the quality of your life is inextricably linked to your overall health and well-being! Our approach to wellness is very proactive and ensures that our residents’ needs are always fully taken care of. Prior to joining our Assisted Living program, each resident will receive a comprehensive health assessment and detailed health history is also taken. The wellness team will then work directly with each resident (and their family and doctor) to create a wellness and care plan based on individual needs. This allows the care providers to work closely with each resident and enables them to quickly identify any small changes in behaviour or routine. This keeps residents stronger longer and crises at bay, providing peace of mind for everyone.

At Prairie Hills of Des Moines, we have a robust activity and social calendar, including outings and events that are specifically planned around the wants and needs of our residents. Assisted Living at Prairie Hills is like living in a large family home and having someone there for extra help when you need it most!  Visit us today for a complimentary tour and meal and find out why we are the premier assisted living community in Des Moines.

Memory Care

At Prairie Hills we are leaders in the field of Memory Care (Alzheimer’s and other dementias). Our proprietary program, called “Moments®”, was developed with the assistance of several long standing experienced members of the dementia care community in both the US and Canada, and is based on many accepted and prevailing practices which are known to reduce symptoms of dementia and reduce the use of psychotropic drugs. We continually incorporate the extensive data and cutting edge research of leading organizations such as The Alzheimer's Society, Women's Brain Health Initiative and many others in an effort to provide the best possible Memory Care for our residents. Our goal in the Moments® Neighborhood is to connect with our residents and support their families through a disease process that takes so much, but makes us stop... and truly live in the present “moment”.

Our Moments® Neighborhood is specifically designed to soothe and engage residents at all levels of functioning and dementia.  Please call us for more information and to find out how our Memory Care program can help you and your loved one.  

Resident Enjoying the Company of a Loved One
Prairie Hills at Des Moines


  • Spacious Studio, One and Two Bedroom Apartments
  • Apartments with Courtyard or Country Views
  • Weekly Housekeeping Services & Personal Laundry
  • Group or Individual Dining - 3 Home Style Meals a day
  • Activities Center / Exercise Area
  • Card & Book Clubs
  • Coffee Café and Ice Cream Parlor for visiting with friends and family

  • Diverse calendar of planned leisure and fitness activities each day
  • Professional and hospitable nursing department
  • Planned excursions and day trips
  • Utilities included
  • Assistance with Medication available
  • Pets Welcome 
Picture of the Fire Place at Prairie Hills Assisted Living at Des Moines

Map / Directions / Street Address

At Prairie Hills, you can choose just the right service package to suit your needs, from Assisted Living to our renowned Moments™ Memory Care program. We offer a large variety of suite options in different layouts and sizes, from studio to two-bedrooms, and many with views of our amazing Courtyard. At Prairie Hills, it’s all about finding the lifestyle that’s right for you.  Prairie Hills Assisted Living at Des Moines is perfectly located just south of Easter Lake adjacent to Ewing Park within minutes of local shopping. The plentiful walking paths and rolling hills make it one of the most beautiful communities in Des Moines. Drop over today and see our property firsthand and join us for a complimentary tour and meal. 

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

Call Us Today: 515-256-9143

Driving Directions:

From the East: Take exit 73 – SE 64th Ave.  Turn right on to 64th Avenue (Army Post Road) for approximately 1.2 miles, and turn right on SE 26th Street then left onto SE 60th for one mile then right onto SE 27th Street  where you will find us on the right nestled in the hills with beautiful landscaping.

From the West: Take exit 70B for US-69 N towards Des Moines for one mile.  Then turn right on Indianola Ave for 1.2 miles before turning right on to SE 60th Avenue.  After 0.7 miles turn left on to SE 27th Street and Prairie Hills Assisted Living is awaiting your visit.