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Ramsey Village

(866) 825-8318

1611 27 Th St, Des Moines, IA


  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living
  • Continued Care Community
  • Senior Community
  • Short Term Care: Rehabilitation, Respite
  • Alzheimer's Care
  • Skilled Nursing Facility
  • Hospice

Payment Options

  • Medicare Yes
  • Medicaid Yes
  • Veteran's Benefits No
  • Long Term Care Insurance Yes
  • Subsidy Available No
Ramsey Village
1611 27TH ST
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User Reviews

11/21/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Ramsey Village is an average sized, not for profit, nursing home with 78 beds based in Des Moines, IA. At last check, the facility had 64 residents indicating that it is 82% occupied which is about average within the state of Iowa. The provider accepts both medicare and medicaid programs, and provides resident counseling services.
This nursing home and assisted living facility, is located in a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for Ramsey Village, was 2 stars, which is a lower rating than 66% of nursing homes in Iowa. Important to note that this facility has recently detriorated and has gone from 3 stars to 2 stars.
We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Ramsey Village with other senior care providers in Iowa. When compare to the state averages for staffing, the number of registered nurse (RN) hours per resident per day is higher than average; Certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day is about average; The number of licensed practical (LPN) or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is about average. The most recent health inspection was on 10/31/2011.
To view the full report for this facility, and to understand more about its Medicare rating, go to here

Description of Ramsey Village in Des Moines, IA

Built In 1950 , Number of Beds : 78

Ramsey Village, located in Des Moines, Iowa provides the following services: Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Continued Care Community, Senior Community, Short Term Care: Rehabilitation, Respite, Alzheimer's Care, Skilled Nursing Facility, and Hospice. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare and Medicaid. Ramsey Village has received 2 stars from Medicare and an average user review rating of 2 stars. Ramsey Village has a very good hospital, Broadlawns Medical Center, located nearby, which scored a 85 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The Ramsey Village's nearest hospital is 1 miles away. The zipcode (50310) in Iowa, where Ramsey Village is located, has a below average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for Ramsey Village can be found here.

Ramsey Village is a nursing home. It provides medical nursing service for seniors with serious illnesses or disabilities twenty-four hours a day, delivered by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aids.

Nursing care facilities cater to several types of patients: some patients require short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; others require long-term nursing and medical supervision. In addition, some nursing homes offer specialized care programs for Alzheimer's or other illnesses, or short-term respite care for frail or disabled persons when a family member requires a rest from providing care in the home. Please note that you can help compare nursing homes by looking at the Medicare ratings of a given facility (Medicare has a 5-star rating system for comparing nursing homes). There are various ways for paying for care in a nursing home. Make sure you know your loved one's Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and understand how you can use tools like long term care insurance to pay for nursing home care.

Also, Ramsey Village is an assisted living facility. Assisted living facilities are an apartment-style habitat designed to focus on providing assistance with daily living activities. They provide a higher level of service for the elderly which can include preparing meals, housekeeping, medication assistance, laundry, and also do regular check-in's on the residents. Basically, they are designed to bridge the gap between independent living and nursing home facilities. When thinking about how to pay for care, assisted living facilities are generally less expensive than nursing homes, if assisted living is a viable option for your loved one.

Also, Ramsey Village is a Senior Community. Senior communities are for seniors who can take care of themselves. It is often a set of apartments in a variety of sizes from studios to large two bedrooms, where seniors live independently, but may receive additional services like transportation, pools, a convenience store, bank, barber/beauty shop, resident laundry, housekeeping, and security, are all services and amenities that may be provided there.

Also, Ramsey Village facility provides Alzheimer's care. This means it has special safeguards for wandering seniors, and caregivers are trained in handling dementia behaviors.

Also, Ramsey Village care provider provides hospice care. Hospice care is an infusion of home care and facility care provided to benefit terminally ill patients and support their families through their tough times.

Also, Ramsey Village is a skilled nursing facility (SNF). It is primarily engaged in providing skilled nursing care and related services for residents who require medical or nursing care; or rehabilitation services for the rehabilitation of injured, disabled, or sick persons.

Skilled nursing facilities cater to patients who either need short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; or require long-term nursing and medical supervision. Skilled Nursing facilities are very often associated with area hospitals.

Source: SNAPforSeniors, Inc.


Parking & Transportation
  • Transportation Provided by Facility
  • Resident Parking
  • Guest Parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Birds
Community Services
  • Activity Director
  • Beautician/Barber
  • Chapel/Religious Services
  • Clubhouse/Meeting Rooms
  • Computer/Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Designated Family Visiting Area
  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Guest Dining
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Room(s)
  • Library
  • Maintenance Director
  • Storage
  • TV/Media Room
Housing Options
  • Shared Room
  • Studio or Efficiency Apartment
  • Cable Hook Up
  • Climate Control Thermostat
  • Private Telephone Line
  • Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Options
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snack
  • Restaurant Style
  • Ethnic Meals
  • Low Sugar
  • Low Sodium
  • Door Alarms (for exit seekers)
  • Emergency In-Room Call System
  • Fire Sprinkler System
Personal Assistance
  • Activities of Daily Living (bathing, grooming, dressing, eating, etc.)
  • Catheter Management
  • Foot Care
  • Sitting, Standing, Walking
  • Toileting
  • Medication Management
Behavioral Support
  • Does Not Sleep Through the Night
  • Needs Prompting for Their Personal Care
Special Health Conditions
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Breathing Support with Oxygen
  • Broken Bones
  • Cancer
  • Colostomy or Urostomy
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Emphysema or Other Lung Disease (COPD)
  • Heart Disease or Heart Failure
  • Immune Deficiency
  • Management of an I.V.
  • Management of a Feeding Tube
  • Monitored Intake of Food and Liquids
  • Osteoporosis
  • Stroke
  • Tendency To Fall
  • Severe Brain Injury
  • Diabetic Diet
  • Oral Medication
  • Insulin Injection Self-Administered
  • Insulin Injection Staff-Administered
On-Site Therapy
  • Dental Care
  • Eye Care
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Restorative Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Support Groups for Patients
Memory Care Services
  • Family Members Able to Join at Mealtime
  • Family Members Able to Participate in Care Plan
  • Specialty Trained Staff
  • Safe Wandering Areas
  • Regular Assessments by Interdisciplinary Staff
  • Environment That is Easy to Navigate
  • Daily Planned Recreational and Social Activities
  • Activities Tailored to Residents’ Abilities
  • Dementia Stage 1
  • Dementia Stage 2
  • Dementia Stage 3
  • Dementia Stage 4
  • Dementia Stage 5
  • Dementia Stage 6
  • Dementia Stage 7

Demographic Profile for Des Moines, IA,50310


Male Population
Female Population
Median Age
37.4 Years
Average Household Income

Cost Of Living
Compared to the National Average

17% Below
Cost of Food
11% Below
9% Below
6% Below

Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better

Air Quality
65.4 / 100
Water Quality
60 / 100
Superfund Sites
29 / 100
Physicians per 100k

Annual Crime

Violent Crimes
Property Crimes