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The Lodge of Ashworth

The Lodge of Ashworth

909 Ashworth Road
West Des Moines

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About The Lodge of Ashworth

The Lodge of Ashworth is located in West Des Moines on historic Ashworth Road. A truly picturesque setting surrounded by mature trees provides seclusion and privacy. Our location is only minutes away from Valley Junction, Jordan Creek, and Valley West Mall. And ten minutes to downtown Des Moines. line&para Circle of Care—At the Lodge of Ashworth our members bring together people who share their skills and experiences. We provide an environment that encourages friendship, connection, and health, with an approach grounded in whole-person wellness. We provide services to aid you with daily living, so you have time and energy to invest in doing what you really love. We provide amenities that enhance a quality lifestyle and wellness. Heritage Court features an environment of independence with the security of having the assistance you need always available. Heritage Court Assisted Living is much more than a Medicaid certified retirement suite. You get all of the benefits of a small community with the comfort and security of a skilled nursing and rehab center right next door. Fountain West Health Center is a nursing care center dedicated to serving residents 65 and older. Located in a picturesque residential neighborhood on approximately a seven-acre tract, Fountain West and Heritage Court provide an array of care services ranging from assisted living to a full range of nursing services in our three nursing care areas. A personal care assistant is available to provide support services with bathing, dressing, or just being there when you need someone. Caring staff is always on duty and can assist you with your medications and other medical needs. Caring and helpful staff provide full housekeeping and laundry services. line&para At the Lodge of Ashworth, our members bring together people who share their skills and experiences. We provide an environment that encourages friendship, connection, and health, with an approach grounded in whole-person wellness. We provide services to aid you in daily living, so you have time and energy to invest in doing what you really love. We provide amenities that enhance a quality lifestyle and wellness. line&para Every day, you rely on other people—your family, neighbors, and others in the community who not only lend a helping hand; but also provide you with products and services. It doesn’t mean you aren’t independent; everyone relies on the different talents, skills, and the help of others throughout their life. line&para line&para At The Lodge of Ashworth, we provide services like meal preparation, home maintenance, and housekeeping, as well as scheduled transportation and activities. As a Lodge member, you can rely on this support, and focus your energies on doing what you love, whether that’s spending time with friends and family, devoting your attention to a hobby, or discovering new passions. line&para The Lodge of Ashworth will feel like home the first time you step into the Lodge. Compassionate staff will listen to you, your needs, and offer an atmosphere that is engaging, fun, and loving. The Lodge recognizes how difficult it is to entrust yourself or your loved one to the care of someone else. The Lodge understands the trust it takes, and we will not let you down! line&para To the Lodge, our members and their families are our most important priority; we create an atmosphere where seniors love to live. We offer several daily, weekly, and monthly activities. You or your loved ones will never be bored; they can have a full day every day if they want with all our activities and very active social activities to get involved in. line&para When you or a loved one becomes a member, they will appreciate a fine dining experience where our members help set the menus and an indoor heated pool and spa that we encourage family members to come to the Lodge and enjoy with the members. line&para


All utilities, cable, and Wi-Fi included.

Dining Options:

When it comes to meals, The Lodge takes the cake. With fresh, seasonal menus created by our talented team of chefs you will get a five-star experience every time you dine. With fresh, seasonal menus created by our talented team of chefs, some would say our meals rival those of the most exquisite restaurants. To ensure that they do, we continually ask our members about our food, and we urge everyone to let us know what they would like to have on the menu.

Start your mornings out right at the Lodge. Have breakfast in your suite or come on down for the Lodges continental breakfast in the dining room. On beautiful days take your breakfast, coffee, and juice outdoors and enjoy the park-like setting while listening to the sounds of nature.

Our extraordinary chefs mix up menus regularly to allow for the freshest ingredients while using fresh, local ingredients when available and are flexible in their culinary creations. Guests, friends, and family are always welcome to join their loved ones for any meal. Our dining room is located in the central building with all indoor access, no walking outside like other senior living locations.

Remember those special holidays where everyone got together at grandma’s home? Now you can have that same feeling any time of the year, with a private party room and catering. Located just off the main dining room your family will enjoy a fully catered meal.

Cleaning Services:

Weekly housekeeping.


The Lodge Of Ashworth’s activities lets every member experience a wide-ranging life enhancement. Our weekly and monthly activity calendars encourage the health of the mind, body, and soul. Our exciting programs are gratifying and inspire our members to have a great day every day. We support seniors to live the life they hunger. Join your friends every Tuesday for a movie, popcorn, and refreshments.

Miniature Indoor Golf (Winter Season)—Are your putting skills enough to be competitive and beat your friends? Grab a putter and beverage and show us your putting skill.

Fitness Programs—Physical wellness, through regular health screens, fitness classes, and recreational activities like walking clubs, cardio classes, toning & stretching, aquatic exercise, balance classes, strength training, chair yoga and so much more.

Get Your Read On—The Lodge has multiple libraries onsite. Read the daily newspaper and magazines over coffee or grab a book and let it take you on all new adventures.

Cards—Bridge clubs, pitch, and cribbage. If you play it you, will have other members that will join you. The Lodge never has a shortage of cards games or friends to play cards with.

Garden Plots—There is nothing like growing fresh veggies and or flowers; every member has a garden plot to grow any veggies or flowers they would like. Our goal is to help all members that need help gardening and make sure you can get out in the fresh air and have fun growing something.

Computer with Internet Access and Printer—Don’t have a home computer? Use the Lodges desktop and printer anytime you need to go online, check your email, or Skype with your family.

Ping Pong—You could be the next senior state champion, so get your friends and play some ping pong today! You never know.

Green Fees Provided at Willow Creek Golf Course—Prepare yourself for an unparalleled golfing experience. Willow Creek is designed for golfers of all skill levels to play. The Willow Creek Golf Course will challenge you while providing a relaxing, picturesque backdrop. Test your accuracy with our fairways, water hazards, and sand traps; we have everything you need to challenge yourself and improve your game. Our goal is to provide you with a quality experience that includes exceptional service and a comfortable atmosphere, for you to enjoy a day of golfing.

Common Areas and Special Features:

The Lodge of Ashworth’s standard amenities include private balcony or patios; electricity, water, sewer, trash, and garbage disposal; heating and air conditioning; weekly housekeeping; cable television service; emergency call system; climate controlled onsite storage; substantial closet space; climate control in all suites; bay windows; spacious bath with safety features; full kitchen; washer and dryer hook ups in your suite; beauty and barber shop; indoor heated parking; heated indoor woodworking shop; several libraries; computer, printer, and Internet access; fitness center; pet friendly; private dining room; arts and crafts studio; courtyard and garden; outdoor grilling with tables; game room; indoor pool; pub and sports bar; theatre room; park like walking paths; 24-hour security system; registered dietitian; and wellness center.

Our spacious independent living suites are designed to provide you with space and style for your furnishings and personal treasures. Available suites include one-bedroom, one plus, two bedrooms, and two-plus bedroom suites. All of our suites can be remodeled as much as you want or move in like they are.

Our front desk is staffed 24-hours a day with security to welcome members and register guests. It is our staff’s responsibility to remember you prefer coffee with cream or that you hail from West Des Moines to help you select a local restaurant.

Since we opened our doors, our primary focus is our members, and helping our members with over-the-top guest services. Our members come in all shapes and sizes, some more active than others. It is our guest services that take care of every member no matter their needs. Need help getting to dinner? No problem, we are there to assist you. The Lodges guest service understands that members have good days along with bad days, and it is up to us to get members active doing the smallest activities around the lodge.


No more walking outside to get to your car during bad weather. The Lodge has heated underground parking for every suite under every building with plenty of space for you to pull in and park. The Lodge offers extra parking for the member’s guests located around all the buildings.

Weekly scheduled transportation to and from events and free transportation courtesy of West Des Moines Human Services can be arranged for medical appointments with 24-hour notice.

Your heated storage space is located in the indoor garage area for your safety. The Lodge even has people help you get what you need from your private storage space.

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