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Glen Oaks Alzheimer’s Special Care Center

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8525 Urbandale Ave
Urbandale, IA 50322

Facility License: S0290
Caretypes Provided: Alzheimer’s Memory Care

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About Glen Oaks Alzheimer’s Special Care Center

The Glen Oaks Alzheimer's Special Care Center facility was opened in December, 2012, and is located in beautiful Urbandale, a suburb of the capital city of Des Moines, the largest city in Iowa. As part of JEA Senior Living, Glen Oaks Alzheimer's Special Care Center is a family member of a group of facilities that extends from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico and from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean.

Here you will find our family's distinct Meaningful Moments® brand of memory care, where a full consideration of the resident's life experience and background, preferences and interests are all incorporated into an individualized, customized treatment plan. At Glen Oaks Alzheimer's Special Care Center, residents can choose between long-term assisted living arrangements or short-term respite care, all the while benefiting from the JEA Senior Living mission to be the "leader in providing quality personal services to our residents, while honoring the experience of aging."

The center offers around-the-clock care and supervision, private and semi-private accommodations, three quality, gourmet meals every day (as well as snacks and special guest meals!), and a vast array of activities. Whether on a field trip, exercising, attending a class, enjoying pet visits, socializing or participating in weekly church services, residents at Glen Oaks are always doing something!

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Community Details

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Amenities Available

  • TV Lounge
  • Arts and crafts center
  • Beauty Salon
  • Piano / Organ
  • Outside patio garden
  • Meeting room
  • Raised gardening beds
  • Fireplaces in common areas
  • Free cable satellite tv
  • Indoor Common Areas
  • Devotional Services Onsite
  • Activities Onsite
  • Outdoor Common Areas
  • Activities Offsite
  • Beautician Onsite
  • Meals Provided
  • Reminiscence therapy
  • Walking Paths - indoor
  • Enclosed courtyard
  • Montessori programming
  • Sensory-based programming (e.g. snoezelen)
  • Specialized Training for Caregivers
  • Walking Paths - outdoor
  • Religious Services: Catholic
  • Religious Services: Protestant
  • Laundry service / drycleaning
  • Housekeeping provided


  • Visiting Speech Therapist
  • Visiting Physical Therapist
  • Visiting Occupational Therapist
  • 24-Hour Awake Staff
  • Doctor on Call
  • Nurses on Staff
  • Visiting Podiatrist
  • Full time activity director
  • 24/7 on-site RN / LPN Staffing
  • ADL Assistance
  • Nutritionist / Dietician
  • IADL Assistance
  • Medication care managers / Medication Technicians

Other Services

  • Guest meals
  • Special Diets: Low / No sodium
  • Restaurant style dining
  • Private dining room
  • Wheelchair Accessible Showers
  • Aging in Place
  • Respite Offered
  • Hospice Available
  • Full Tubs
  • Property Convenient to Busline
  • Resident Parking Available

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Community Reviews

Really nice facility!

reviewed on: 9/21/2016 by Anonymous

Everything has been going well with my loved one since the move at Glen Oaks Alzheimer's Special Care Center. The staff have taken really good care of our loved one. They offer a variety of health... more...

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Alzheimer's Support Group

When: 10/25/2016 at 3 pm until 4 pm

Where: Glen Oaks Alzheimer's Special Care Center

Nearly 60 percent of Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers rate the emotional stress of caregiving as high or very high; about 40 percent suffer from depression. Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States and the 5th leading cause of death for those aged 65 and older. You Are Not Alone...Caring for someone with Dementia can make you feel alone. A support group allows you to share concerns and know you don't need to explain. The Glen Oaks support group is a connection to others like you. Glen Oaks Alzheimer's Special Care Center 8525 Urbandale Ave. Urbandale, IA 50322

Contact: Tara Tuttle, at 515-331-0970

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