One and Two bedroom affordable assisted living in spacious private apartments with 24-hour monitoring and assisted living services available on-site; social programming in beautifully appointed community areas, including central dining. Attractive landscaped grounds include patios, water features, and garden plots.

The Rose of East Des Moines
1331 Idaho Street
Des Moines, IA  50316

(64 units)

Alexis Morrison, Administrator
Office: 515-883-1000, ext.10
Fax: 515-266-0116

Unit Floor Plans

Unit A – 1 Bedroom

Unit A1 – 1 Bedroom

Unit B – 1 Bedroom

Unit C – 1 Bedroom

Unit D – 1 Bedroom

Unit E – 2 Bedroom

Unit F  – 1 Bedroom

Unit G – 1 Bedroom

Property Amenities

  • 24-hour emergency response monitoring on-site
  • On-site assisted living services available
  • Central dining with private chef in atrium setting
  • Theater/Chapel with internet connection
  • Community Room with kitchen
  • Sunroom, with large-screen TV, Wii games, and access to potting room, patios, waterfall, and gardens
  • Craft/Hobby/Meeting Room
  • Wood-paneled Card/Game Room with fireplace and beverage bar
  • Exercise Room with weights, cycling, and raised exercise platform
  • Computer Den with wireless internet
  • Library/reading area with fireplace
  • Assisted bathing area with whirlpool bath
  • Beauty/Barber Salon
  • Front porch and patio with outdoor seating and bubbler fountain
  • Rear patios with outdoor seating, waterfall, and gardens
  • Walkway around building, with landscaped grounds
  • Laundry facilities on each floor

Unit Features

  • Spacious 1- or 2-BR apartments
  • Fully-equipped kitchen, incl. dishwasher & disposal
  • Kitchen desk, island, or breakfast counter
  • Mini-blinds on all windows
  • Bathroom vanity area with large closet
  • Shower with built-in seat
  • Walk-in storage closet within unit
  • Neutral color carpeting and walls
  • Air-conditioned
  • Ceiling Fans

Income Guidelines

Guidelines are based on the median income for Polk County and are subject to change.

NOTE: These ranges are for MAXIMUM income limits only. Minimum income limits are based on individual cases depending on assistance available.

Income cannot EXCEED these guidelines at the time of move-in.

Effective Date of MAXIMUM Income Limits – 5/15/2023.

(Household size)=Two levels of MAXIMUM Limits, depending on rental rate level.

(1) = $29,680 or $37,100/yr.
(2) = $33,920 or $42,400/yr.

Rental Rates: Effective 01/01/2023
(subject to change)

These are guidelines based on rent limits for Polk County by the Iowa Finance Authority

1 BR: $735 – $910/mo.
2 BR: $875 – $965/mo.

Application Fees:
$26.00 (Background Check) per person (nonrefundable); $75.00 per person (nonrefundable) for in-home health and medical status evaluation by Open Arms Home Healthcare – Des Moines and required by Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals.

Square Footage:
1 BR = 690-826 sq. ft.
2 BR = 849 sq. ft.


Garage: None. Off-street parking.

Bathrooms: 1 bath

Laundry Facilities: A central laundry on each floor for use by all residents.

Additional Amenities: Central Dining Room with Meal Service, Nurses’ Office, Assisted Living Services, 24-hour Emergency Response Pendant System,  Activity/Socialization Programming, Community Room with patio and outdoor seating, Sunroom with access to waterfall/patio and gardens/potting room, Library/Reading Mezzanine with fireplace, Theater/Chapel, Card Room with fireplace, Craft/Hobby Room, Computer Den with wireless internet throughout the building, Exercise Room, Beauty/Barber Salon, Guest Suite, Assisted Bathing Area with whirlpool bath, laundry.

Utilities: Gas and electric are included in the unit rent.

Deposit: $800 security deposit (refundable)

Community Information

City of Des Moines