At Edgewater, You'll Find Everything You Need or Desire ... and Then Some!
At Edgewater in West Des Moines, Iowa, you'll discover beautifully crafted, maintenance-free villas, apartments and suites; creative dining choices; an unsurpassed variety of amenities and activities; the finest services; and invaluable security. You'll simply continue to lead your active, involved and independent lifestyle in a place that satisfies the mind and pleases the senses.
We offer many living options at Edgewater – from independent living in our villas and apartments to assisted living at our Brookside apartments, as well as, assisted-living style memory support at Beacon Springs and long-term care in family-style households at The Cottages. In addition, we welcome many temporary residents who come to Edgewater to receive short-term rehabilitation services at our health center following a hospital stay.
As one of the newest active living communities in the Greater Des Moines area, Edgewater meshes the luxuries of modern day with the timelessness of Frank Lloyd Wright's prairie-inspired design. A wide selection of floor plans range from suites to apartment style homes with balconies or patios to three-bedroom villas with garages and masonry fireplaces.
Remember dreaming about the perfect home, one that included everything on your wish list? Welcome to your dream home, at Edgewater. Finishes and extras that are add-ons at other communities are standard in an Edgewater home. Granite countertops and beautiful, custom-looking wood cabinetry are standard, as are a patio or balcony. Further choices and modifications are available for an additional fee.
We've elevated dining to a new and higher level at Edgewater. You'll savor five-star delicacies in our formal restaurant, brick oven specialties in our bistro and quick, creative fare in our pub. With the different venues and flexible service, there are dining options available 24 hours a day. And you can use your flexible spending plan dollars for any of a number of our services and amenities – something no one else offers.
It's like your favorite resort
From the day spa to the 89-degree saltwater pool to courtyards and the fire pit, we have sprinkled Edgewater with resort-like amenities. You'll also appreciate the valet and concierge services, under-building parking and walking paths surrounded by green spaces. And, check out our staffed fitness center with a full-time wellness coordinator and fitness coach.
Edgewater Continuing Care
The Edgewater Continuing Care advantage secures your future care without making you pay for it in advance. This innovative, lifelong wellness approach includes priority access to Brookside assisted living, Beacon Springs memory care and The Cottages skilled nursing services for short-term rehabilitation and long-term care, if and when you need them, paying only for the services used.
We've left out the added fees, extra charges and additional costs. You'll find that the monthly fee at Edgewater includes many of the well-appreciated services and amenities that other communities consider "extras." Things like housekeeping, comprehensive maintenance, secure parking, and all utilities and taxes.
Free West Des Moines Bus Tour and Edgewater Campus Tour June 26
Take a bus tour of West Des Moines to see new commercial, residential, and public infrastructure projects! We’ll drive you by where the new Fareway, HobbyLobby, Hy-Vee, and Slumberland Furniture will be built, as well as other new stores. The guide will also point out where new clinics, apartments, townhomes and hotels are going. You may hear some surprises! Then tour the Edgewater campus and the apartments that are available NOW. You will also be able to see our progress on the 33-apartment expansion underway, opening in Spring of 2018. Call 515-978-2980. Seating is limited to 20 guests per tour with only two tours available, one at 9 am and one at 11 am. Call to reserve a seat for yourself and a friend!
Edgewater was honored to receive the "2015-2016 Excellence in Action" award presented by My InnerView by National Research Corporation for its quality performance in independent living.
The award in based on results of their resident satisfaction survey in which Edgewater ranked in the top 10 percent nationally of all senior living communities surveyed.
In March 2016, Edgewater was named the "Best Senior Living Community" in CityView's annual readers' poll. We wish to express our appreciation to all of our residents and team members who celebrate the Spirit of Living, making Edgewater the BEST Community for Healthy Living. And, thanks to the many readers of CityView for casting their vote of confidence for Edgewater.
Who is responsible for all of this?
Edgewater is a WesleyLife community. Founded by the South-Iowa Conference of the Methodist Church in the 1940's, WesleyLife has deep roots in Iowa and the Greater Des Moines area. A long history of financial strength and stability allows the organization to touch more lives, and to do more good. Today, this nonprofit organization serves more than 4,500 residents in seven senior living communities throughout the state. WesleyLife serves people of all faiths in a Christian, compassionate way.
Edgewater leadership team
- Dawn Ethofer, executive director, Edgewater
- Connie Bever, director, Sales & Marketing
- Abby Harlacher, director, Wellness
- Sarah Payne, director, Social Services
- Esa Muttilainen, director, Food and Beverage
- Glenda Ubben, manager, Business Office
- Heidi Baker, director, Healthcare Operations
- Jo Budinger, director, Nursing Services
- Cindy Spellerberg, director, People & Culture
- Jerry Gumpert, director, Maintenance
- Terri Peterson, director, Lifestyle Services
Where are we located?
Edgewater is located at 9225 Cascade Avenue in West Des Moines, Iowa.
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