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Frequently Asked Questions

At Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center, our team of experienced and compassionate professionals takes a holistic approach to care that is grounded in building personal relationships with residents and families.

At Iowa Jewish Life Center:


Admission is open to all persons of all faiths.


All resident rooms are private in the Skilled Nursing and Long-term care communities. Private and semi-private rooms are offered in our Memory Care community to encourage frequent visits from family and friends.


Around-the-clock visiting hours encourage frequent visits from family and friends.


Our location is easily accessible from Interstate 235 and we are proud of our attractive campus, including the residential setting and surround courtyards and terrace.


Residents of all faiths are encouraged to invite their clergy to visit at any time.


Care conferences encourage regular communication between residents, family members and the members of our interdisciplinary care team.

Frequently Asked Questions

We regularly get questions from residents, family members and those considering choosing Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center for their care. Here is a list of the most frequently asked questions. If you don’t find an answer to your question, please contact us, or call us at (515) 255-5433.

What makes Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center a special place?

Since our founding in 1931, Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center has been committed to meeting the diverse elder care needs of its residents. Our staff-to-resident ratio is one of the best in Iowa, enabling us to provide personalized and dedicated care to you or your loved ones.

Do you have to be Jewish to be admitted to Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center?

Absolutely not. We provide compassionate care to persons of all faiths.

What services are available at Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center?

We offer rehabilitative, long-term nursing and Memory Care services. The rehabilitative program includes physical, speech and occupational therapies.

What is Memory Care?

Memory Care is a term used to describe the personalized care provided within a structured environment to persons suffering from memory loss. Memory losses can be caused by any number of reasons, including Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy Body disease, Pick’s disease, stroke and more. Although individuals with different dementias or memory losses exhibit different behaviors and characteristics, typically their needs can be met within our Memory Care setting. Learn More >

What recreational activities does Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center offer?

We offer a daily schedule of social activities, including music therapy, BINGO and other games, daily news/view sessions, and a variety of other activities focused on engagement and socialization. We also hold special events on a regular basis. Check out calendar >

How do families get involved at Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center?

Families are encouraged to participate in all aspects of their loved one’s life. Visitors are welcome around the clock, whether joining us for therapy, meals, daily activities or more. In addition, our Resident Council and Care Conferences facilitate interaction between residents, families, and our interdisciplinary care team. Our spacious atrium and other lounge areas are available for use by residents and their families to celebrate special events and milestones.

How do I begin the admission process?

Our Admissions/Community Relations department is available to assist you with the admission process. For more information, please submit a request on the Contact Us page, call our Admissions Hotline at (515) 988-5433 or contact us >.

Are leases or buy-ins required?

No. Leases and/or buy-ins are not required for admission to Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center.