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Available Lifestyle Options 

  • Independent Living

  • Assisted Living

  • Short-Term Rehabilitation

  • Memory Support

  • Long-Term Care

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3520 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50312

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Living an inspired life takes on new meaning at Wesley Acres. Within the community, our walls are adorned with revolving art installations by both area artists and the work of our own talented residents. Outside, our campus is similarly adorned with beauty: gardens bursting with flowers, soothing fountains and paved walking paths. It’s not unusual for residents to spot deer and turkey that have happily made Wesley Acres home as well!

Truly Something for Everyone

Wesley Acres is in the unique position to provide beautiful accommodations for older adults who have been committed to Des Moines their entire lives. With a focus on community involvement, residents here remain engaged in the things they’ve loved about their city for years.

history of excellence

A solid history of excellence in senior living in Des Moines

emphasis on wellness

An emphasis on wellness that goes way beyond physical exercise

full continuum of care

A full continuum of care, with priority access for our residents

Welcome to Wesley Acres!

As the campus where WesleyLife began, Wesley Acres takes seriously our commitment to model the ‘WesleyLife Way’ of doing things, from the way we welcome new residents to our commitment to the very best in culinary, wellness, lifestyle — you name it! At Wesley Acres, the most important thing to all of us is making sure we hire and retain the very best team members and reinforce how much they are valued and appreciated. They, in turn, will appreciate and value our residents.”

Damon Buskohl Executive Director

Footloose and Fancy-Free

You’re Ready for This

Chances are good you’ve dreamed a bit about what retirement will look like. You’re ready to give up yard maintenance, snow removal and home upkeep. Find out what will fill your days now that those things are behind you.

Enjoy Your Days

You can be as busy or as relaxed as you want to be at Wesley Acres. Our program offerings are varied and our schedule of events is ever-changing.

Make Connections

Residents and families are often surprised at the deep friendships developed at Wesley Acres. Our residents are like family.

Be Confident

Feel good about a move to the Wesley Acres community. We are backed by a not-for-profit organization founded on Christian compassion. You can be part of that mission through volunteer opportunities in the wider community.

Lifestyle Options

At Wesley Acres, 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 from outside our communities into all care levels.

Independent Living

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


Learn more about Independent Living at WesleyLife

Assisted Living

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


Learn more about Assisted Living at WesleyLife

Memory Support

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


Learn more about Memory Support at WesleyLife

Long-Term Care

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


Learn more about Long-Term Care at WesleyLife

Short-Term Rehabilitation

Expertise. Individualized Care. Positivity. Specialized Therapy. Empowerment. Results. 


Learn more about Short-Term Rehabilitation at WesleyLife


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 Wesley Acres can make a world of difference to a resident in need.

Contribute to the Good Samaritan Fund



  • Comfortable Outdoor Patio and Beautiful Gardens
  • Multiple Dining Venues and Catering Options
  • Furbush Trail
  • Fully Equipped Fitness Center
  • Professional Hair salon
  • Recreation Room
  • Theater
  • Well-Stocked Library
  • Computer Lab

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 fresh ingredients and making the healthy choice the delicious choice, and the culinary options in our communities are sure to become your dining options of choice.

James Hoevertsz Director of Culinary Excellence

The Oaks is always ready to welcome residents with delicious, healthy food.

Feeling like something a bit special tonight? Just let us know!

Dinner is served. And you will NOT be disappointed.

 Our meals are served with skill and with love.

The Heart of Des Moines

One of the greatest things about Wesley Acres is our location south of Grand Avenue, in the heart of Des Moines. We're within walking distance of many delightful restaurants. Plus, grocery stores, banking, shopping and entertainment opportunities are minutes away.

"How much does it cost?"

We offer both entry-fee and lease models to suit your financial preferences. If you choose a lease model, you’ll simply pay a monthly rental fee for your apartment. Our entry-fee model requires a down payment, which lowers your monthly fee. Choose the best fit for you!