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Assisted Living in Des Moines: Communities Spotlight accent

November 29, 2023 | By

Finding the right assisted living in Des Moines, Iowa, can greatly improve your loved one’s health and quality of life. Assisted living offers similar benefits and amenities to independent living, such as fitness classes, community programming, exceptional food, and often access to a pool, fitness center, or community garden. 

Living in a community that offers assisted living helps your loved one maintain (or increase) their independence by supporting them with activities of daily living. This can decrease stress, help them achieve their health goals, and minimize the need to lean on friends and family for help. 


Assisted Living in Des Moines and the Surrounding Area

WesleyLife’s innovative, welcoming communities that offer assisted living in Des Moines, Iowa, enable your loved one to live the life they love with the support they need. Learn more about each of these inviting communities.

Wesley on Grand

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Located in the heart of Des Moines, Wesley on Grand offers all the benefits of life in an exciting metropolis and cultural hub. This exceptional location enables your loved one to enjoy the serene beauty of a welcoming community, along with the hustle and bustle of city life. They can enjoy the Des Moines Symphony, museums, excellent dining and shopping, and an adventurous and active lifestyle. 

Some of Wesley on Grand’s spaces are open to the public, making it easier to meet new people and connect to the larger community. Some of Wesley on Grand’s many amenities include: 

  • Aquatic center, complete with a soaking tub, underwater treadmills, and multiple swim lanes
  • Massage studio
  • Professional hair salon
  • Expanded dining options, including lush, restaurant-style dining
  • New performing arts auditorium featuring high ceilings and natural light



Edgewater is a beautiful 50-acre campus that offers assisted living in West Des Moines and features an assortment of apartments. Your loved one can enjoy a wide range of floor plans tailored to their needs and budget. Some of the amenities residents love include: 

  • Professional salon and spa
  • Concierge services 
  • Newly built event center
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Art studio
  • Indoor heated saltwater pool 


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Situated about an hour outside of Des Moines in Pella, Iowa, Hearthstone offers a cozy community with an award-winning household approach that makes community living feel like home. Choose from one of several unique neighborhoods, each with its own culture. Some of the many amenities your loved one can enjoy include: 

  • Game room 
  • Pool table
  • Fitness center
  • Community room
  • Therapy gym 
  • Movie room

Park Centre

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Newton’s Park Centre offers all levels of living under one roof, making it a convenient option for couples, friends, and families who want to move to the same community but require different support. The campus overlooks beautiful Sunset Park and features an underground pathway to Newton Clinic and MercyOne Newton Medical Center. Some of the amenities your loved one can look forward to include: 

  • Coffee shop
  • Library
  • First Street Bistro, which is also open to the public 
  • Guest suite for family and friends
  • Creative arts studio 
  • Outdoor patio and gardens
  • Heated swim spa

Brio of Johnston

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If you are exploring assisted living options in northwest Des Moines and relish the idea of a small, close-knit community, consider Brio of Johnston. Some of Brio’s offerings include: 

  • State-of-the-art wellness center
  • Pet recreation area
  • Chapel 
  • Salon
  • General store 
  • On-site banking 
  • Walking trails that connect to Johnston’s trail system

The Village

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Located south of Des Moines in Indianola, Iowa, The Village boasts a variety of apartment floor plans. Our relationship with Simpson College enables residents to take classes and attend cultural events. Some other benefits include: 

  • Solarium and chapel 
  • Community vegetable gardens
  • Woodworking shop
  • Bus for recreational transport
  • The E Street Café
  • Fireside Restaurant 
  • On-site banking
  • Professional salon

Finding Exceptional Assisted Living in Des Moines, Iowa 

Every WesleyLife community is deeply committed to residents’ well-being. We believe your loved one should chart their own course and that our job is to help them cultivate a life they love. 

Each of our communities offers a full continuum of care. If your loved one’s needs change, they can remain in the community they love. They can also continue living under the same roof as a spouse, partner, or family member, even if they have differing needs. Thanks to the WesleyLife Promise, you can rest easy knowing that if your loved one exhausts their financial resources through no fault of their own, they will not face a decrease in care. 

Are you ready to learn more? Download The Complete Guide to Assisted Living.

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