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Wesley Acres Is Now Wesley on Grand

Wesley Acres has become Wesley on Grand! Wesley on Grand offers all of the amenities of Wesley Acres but with a newly renovated campus, more services, more elegant grounds, and an improved quality of life for all of our residents.

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3520 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50312
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Write an inspired next chapter to your life at Wesley on Grand — your home for senior living in Des Moines. Our newly redesigned community features elegant homes, walls adorned with art exhibits (including art from residents), a serene pond and fountain, inviting walking paths, a half-mile of walking trails and paths, and simplified wayfinding. Residents routinely tell us they wish they had moved sooner, and once you visit our campus, you’ll see why.

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Your Best Life as You Define It

As the premier community for senior living in Des Moines, we are committed to helping older adults live life on their own terms. Building upon our solid history of excellence, our newly enhanced property features: 

  • Exceptional culinary options tailored to every palate and nutritional preference.
  • Thoughtfully designed homes and community gathering spaces.
  • A solid history of excellence in senior living in Des Moines.
  • An emphasis on wellness that goes beyond physical exercise.
  • A full continuum of care, with priority access for our residents.
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Welcome to
Wesley on Grand

“As the campus where WesleyLife began, Wesley on Grand — previously known as Wesley Acres — fully models the ‘WesleyLife Way’ of doing things, from the way we welcome new residents to our community to the very best in culinary, wellness, and lifestyle options! At Wesley on Grand, 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

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Des Moines Senior Living Lifestyle Options

At Wesley on Grand, 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 deserve. In addition, 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.


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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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Dahl Adult Day Services

Wesley on Grand offers Adult Day services that ensure individuals who need support during the day — while caregivers are at work or tending to other obligations — receive that support in a safe environment. With varied daily programming, personal assistance, and delicious meals, Adult Day services provide peace of mind to caregivers and participants look forward to coming back each day!


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Watch the Wesley on Grand mural come to life!

Click the play button on the video below to see residents and team members create the community mural at Wesley on Grand.

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 on Grand can make a world of difference to a resident in need.
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Our new Wesley on Grand amenities include:

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  • Three-level decks of patios and ramps overlooking Grand Avenue and the new pond and fountain
  • An aquatic center, complete with multiple swim lanes, an easy-entry ramp, underwater treadmills, and a soaking tub
  • A new performing arts auditorium boasting high ceilings and plenty of natural light
  • More healthy menu options and new dining venues, including expansions to create more open space and natural light
  • A new pub in The Chamberlain Mansion
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  • A half-mile of walking trails and sidewalks in a parklike green space with more than 90 trees
  • A professional salon, with experiences provided by Trixies Salon & Spa
  • A massage room
  • An art studio
  • Expanded dining settings, ranging from tables for two to space for parties and groups
  • A tech space
  • A fully equipped fitness center with extensive equipment options
  • A recreation room
  • A well-stocked library
  • Parking throughout the property for visitor and resident convenience 

Beauty is a state of mind.

Welcome to Grand Creations — our full-service salon with experiences provided by Trixies Salon & Spa. In keeping with Wesley on Grand's commitment to the health and well-being of everyone in our community, Trixies strives to ensure you feel your very best.

Trixies is an Aveda Salon and Spa and has consistently been recognized as a Salon Today 200 Honoree and one of Central DSM's Best.

Going above and beyond to build relationships with guests who turn into family is what drives us. Our community is our inspiration and our heart, and nothing motivates us more than to be able to give back to our community. We are grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the beauty that is Wesley on Grand!

- Trixies Salon & Spa

Welcome home to Wesley on Grand.

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Enjoy the heart of Des Moines.

One of the greatest things about Wesley on Grand 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.

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How much does it cost?

Wesley on Grand 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 choice.

Our team will work with you to find the most cost-effective solution that meets your needs. Call us for more information and availability at Wesley on Grand.

(515) 271-6505

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3520 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50312
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