Perry Lutheran Homes Named a Best Memory Care Community by

Perry Lutheran Homes has been named one of the best facilities for memory care in the Des Moines area in 2020 by, is a comprehensive resource for caregivers and older adults living with memory impairment.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, one out of every ten adults over the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s. In Des Moines, the number of senior deaths related to Alzheimer’s increased by 36 percent between 2013 and 2018. As the population continues to age, the demand for high quality Memory Care Communities will also increase.

“Caregiving for someone that has Alzheimer’s or dementia can be incredibly tough; especially as the disease progresses and safety is a factor due to wandering or other behaviors. We want caregivers to know that it’s okay to ask for help. It’s okay to take a respite. And, it’s ok to let us fulfill the caregiver role so that you can go back to being their spouse, their child or their friend,” says Melissa Gannon, COO & Administrator at Perry Lutheran Homes.

Seniors find Christ-centered, award-winning memory care at Perry Lutheran Homes. Perry Lutheran Homes’ Spring Valley campus offers assisted living for residents with early-stage memory loss, and Perry Lutheran Homes’ Willis campus cares for those with mid-stage to advanced dementia-related illnesses in two secure CCDI, memory care neighborhoods - St. James and St. John’s.

Innovative, life-skill stimulation areas are part of the person-centered approach provided to residents by a care staff trained and certified through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. The nurturing homelike environment supports each resident to reach their full potential using art, pet, Music & Memory® and other therapies, personalized care and activities through the IdentitE program, interaction with babies and children from the on-site daycare, and exploring interests through iN2L (It’s Never 2 Late) person-centered technology program.

The guide identifies the 12 Best Memory Care Communities in 2020 that were chosen through hours of research and an intensive selection process based on location, access to experts, facility features, amenities and reviews.

“We are pleased to be named one of the best memory care communities in the Des Moines area by It’s truly an honor and reflection of the uniqueness, innovativeness and quality care received at Perry Lutheran Homes memory care communities,” said Rev. Max Phillips, CEO at Perry Lutheran Homes.

Perry Lutheran Homes memory care communities have very unique features to engage residents in life such as a driving simulator, garage with tools, nursery with babies, deck and patio to plant flowers and herbs, chapel, kitchen for baking, virtual screens, Snoezelen area and more. Learn more about Perry Lutheran Homes memory care at:

Perry Lutheran Homes, is Your Christian Caring Community serving Perry and surrounding communities for nearly 65 years. Perry Lutheran Homes offers innovative, personalized, Christ-centered care at two campuses in Perry, IA – Willis Campus and Spring Valley Campus. Services include independent and assisted living, three levels of progressive memory care, in-home care, respite care, skilled care, rehabilitative therapy, intermediate and long-term care, and end-of-life care.