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"If I hadn't received services at Edgewater, I can't even imagine where I'd be with my rehabilitation. I'm so much better today after receiving the nursing and rehabilitation services at Edgewater."
Beth Burnett

About Edgewater

At Edgewater, You'll Find Everything You Need or Desire ... and Then Some!

View of communityAt 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.

Modern-day luxuries

Grand staircaseAs 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.

Five-star dining

Brick oven pizzaWe'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

fitness roomFrom 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.

served coffeeEdgewater 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 Tours

Take a bus tour of West Des Moines to see new commercial, residential, and public infrastructure projects! We’ll drive you by the new Fareway, HobbyLobby, Hy-Vee, and Slumberland Furniture, 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.  Call 515-978-2980 for upcoming dates. Seating is limited to 20 guests per tour with only two tours available, one at 9 a.m. and one at 11 a.m. Call to reserve a seat for yourself and a friend!

Excellence in Action

Edgewater was honored to receive the "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.

CityView awardEdgewater also 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.

Edgewater Foundations and Leadership Team

Front entranceEdgewater 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.

Glen Lewis, Executive Director

Brent "BJ" Baskerville, Administrator/Associate Executive Director

Connie Bever, Director, Sales & Marketing

Cindy Spellerberg, Director, People & Culture

Brenda Irlbeck, Director of Nursing 

Susan Arneson, Director of Assisted Living 

Abby Harlacher, Director, Campus Well-Being

Terry Boston, Director, Culinary Services

Eryn O'Rourke, Director of Social Services

Glenda Ubben, Manager, Business Office

John Johnston, Director, Facilities

Where are we located?

Edgewater is located at 9225 Cascade Avenue in West Des Moines, Iowa, about a mile west of Jordan Creek Town Center.

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