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Glen Oaks Alzheimer's Special Care Center

8525 Urbandale Ave, Urbandale, IA 50322

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About the community

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...

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Pricing at Glen Oaks Alzheimer's Special Care Center

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

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Reviews of Glen Oaks Alzheimer's Special Care Center

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December 2020

Tammy G

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friendly safe environment for our mom

They are so good with memory care patients, They allow them to do what they want instead of trying to stop their behaviors. The rooms are nice but they do have a couple of room options I have already recommended this community.

December 2019

Review originally written on A Place For Mom

Bottom of the barrel

This place is a mess and a new fancy remodel will not help turn them around. Staff talks to residents like they are children. All the good staff have pretty much left and I don't blame them. Administrator just sweeps things under the rug or tells you what she thinks you want to here but never addresses concerns. She takes absolutely no responsibility for anything. I never see her out and about the facility. The times I've been there when she is she is just sitting in her office most of the time with the door shut. She will go to family meetings to make a big show and is always super fake during them. I know for a fact that one time a nurse worked a 21 hour shift! When it was mentioned she just shrugged it off and really didn't address it. Makes me wonder how often this happens and makes me fear for resident's safety. Every time I come into visit at night or weekends the residents are just all positioned around the front lobby area staring at each other or parked in front of a TV. Such a sad place.

September 2019

The Brunet Family

Review originally written on A Place For Mom

A Great Move for Mom

This was a great move for Mom! She really is happy at Glen Oaks. She reminds us frequently how nice everyone is there. We think so, too! In addition, the staff is super helpful and interacts so well with their residents. We are always impressed by what we witness between staff and residents and the obvious care and respect that is shared. Mom is safe, healthy and happy. She participates more in activities as they really do a nice job of making them fun and interesting. Her room is bright and sunny and always clean. She likes a little more room, so we were able to find a double room for her and use the extra bedroom space for a living area. She loves it! The facility as a whole looked great already, but is now going through a renovation to spruce it up. Our whole family is very happy with Glen Oaks and Staff! More importantly, Mom is very pleased with her new home!


Senior Housing Types

Memory care

Health Care Services

Memory care
Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
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Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Guest meals
Restaurant style dining

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Bath tubs
Respite or short term stays offered
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Ground floor units
Handicap accessible

Community Amenities

On-site dining options

Private dining room

Transportation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Transportation at cost
Property convenient to public transit

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Beauty salon
Central fireplace

Recreational areas

Arts and crafts center
Game room
Piano or organ


Laundry service / drycleaning

Memory care services

Secured community
Designed specifically to accommodate memory loss
Memory care only community
Enclosed courtyard

Primary language spoken by staff



Devotional activities on-site
Visiting chaplain or priest
Catholic services
Other religious services
Frequently asked questions about Glen Oaks Alzheimer's Special Care Center

Glen Oaks Alzheimer's Special Care Center offers Studio and Semi-Private. Learn more.

Glen Oaks Alzheimer's Special Care Center has received an average review rating of 3.91 based on 18 reviews. See all reviews.

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