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Live Life with Purpose at Edgewater

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9225 Cascade Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50266
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The Edgewater community campus in West Des Moines includes 50 acres of natural beauty framed by lush natural areas, manicured gardens, and lively water features with tumbling falls and natural ponds. Offering a full continuum of care — including independent living, assisted living, memory support, long-term care, and short-term rehabilitation — Edgewater is a WesleyLife Community for Healthy Living.

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Your Days, Spent Your Way

Welcome to Edgewater! A concierge is on hand to assist with whatever your needs may be. Dinner and every meal, for that matter — is served in delicious style. New friends converge for drinks, wandering over from their villas or in from their apartment homes. And later? Dance to the music of a visiting band, enjoy a lecture from a local historian, or watch a show in the performing arts center.

Lifestyle Options

At Edgewater, we focus on holistic health. That means our programming is designed to celebrate mind, body, and spirit. Our lifestyle options provide the vibrancy and peace of mind you and your family deserve. And our compassionate and clinically excellent approach to care is recognized across the region. We welcome older adults to experience the Edgewater lifestyle!


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Independent Living

Community. Hospitality. Freedom. Wellness. Flexibility. Purpose. Vitality. Life.

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Assisted Living

Independence. Options. Well-being. Connection. Support. Peace of mind.

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Memory Support

Safety. Security. Compassion. Knowledge. Respect. Dignity. Personalized experiences.

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Long-Term Care

Dedication. Choice. Respect. Well-being. Dignity. Comfort. Engagement.

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Short-Term Rehabilitation

Expertise. Individualized care. Positivity. Specialized therapy. Empowerment. Results.

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The WesleyLife Promise

We make a promise to our residents: If they deplete their financial resources through no fault of their own, they will never be asked to leave their homes with us or experience a reduction in the degree of care they receive. Assistance from the Good Samaritan Fund at Edgewater can make a world of difference to a resident in need.
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The people are the best part of Edgewater.


Although amenities at Edgewater abound, one that is enjoyed most often by residents and their families is the campus grounds. With so many outdoor spaces to enjoy, visiting with friends, strolling the paved paths, and spending time in the community garden are often at the top of our residents’ lists of good things at Edgewater.

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  • Concierge services
  • Professional salon and spa
  • Onsite banking services
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Newly built event center
  • Community gathering spaces
  • Art studio
  • Indoor heated saltwater pool
  • Onsite general store

Dining and Culinary Experience

In any WesleyLife community, you'll find chefs, culinary team members, and dining team members for whom hospitality means providing you with experiences that will keep you coming back for more. Pair our hospitality with our insistence on using fresh ingredients and making the healthy choice the delicious choice, and the culinary options in our communities are sure to become your dining experience of choice.

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Welcome home to Edgewater.

Explore our floor plans to find what feels like home.

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West Des Moines tops the lists.

For years, West Des Moines has consistently made an appearance on “best-places-to-live” lists for reasons ranging from the cost of living to higher education to, you guessed it, favorability for retirement. Just two miles from Jordan Creek Town Center, Edgewater is close to shopping, breweries, and live entertainment.

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How much does it cost? 

Edgewater has many lifestyle options and floor plans to choose from! Our entry-fee model requires a down payment, which helps us keep your monthly fee lower. Your entry fee will change based on your needs and floor plan.

Our team will work with you to find the best solution to meet your needs. Call us for more information and availability at Edgewater.

(515) 978-2437

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9225 Cascade Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50266
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