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Welcome to Glen Oaks Alzheimer’s Special Care Center

Call us for Pricing and Availability! Starting at $5699.
We offer exclusive pricing for Veterans and their spouses to honor those who served.

(515) 331-0970

Glen Oaks Alzheimer’s Special Care Center is a premier Memory Care community in Urbandale, Iowa, that serves the families of Urbandale, Des Moines, West Des Moines, Waukee, Clive, Windsor Heights, and Ankeny.

Awarded BEST in Senior Living

Best Memory Care 2024

Discover Glen Oaks, A Memory Care Community in Urbandale, IA

There is plenty to do in Urbandale, with such attractions as Living History Farms, Buccaneer Arena, Merle Hay Mall, Blank Park Zoo, and the Paragon Prairie Tower. The area offers even more fun and adventure, with Des Moines only a short driving distance away.

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Memory Care

Enjoy high-quality, private apartments, an active social life, and a carefree lifestyle while we take care of household chores. Experience peace of mind and spend time pursuing wiser pleasures like your passions, relationships, and the richness of each day.

Spark inspired by Montessori methods

Frontier’s Award Winning Spark™ Program

Imagine a program specially designed for seniors that not only strives to help them reach their full potential, but also provides an opportunity to spend their days with a sense of joyful purpose. Spark™ places ultimate focus on supporting our residents’ ideas, choices, and independence. We empower residents to create a community that speaks to them. Our staff foster the natural spark within each individual by encouraging new idea and helping to make these ideas reality.

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Find Your Spark

Spark is our award-winning, purpose-driven program for seniors. Inspired by Montessori Methods, Spark™ focuses on engagement, social lifestyle and inclusion within the community at large.

  • Based on science and research
  • Based on rehabilitation techniques
  • Keeps seniors socially engaged in a meaningful way
  • Aims at increasing engagement and skills as we age
  • Uses proprietary assessment tools that go beyond traditional methods

Suites at Glen Oaks

Glen Oaks offers a range of spacious and well-appointed floor plans tailored to your unique needs and preferences. Explore our selection of floor plans below.

Memory Care | Private Suite

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Memory Care | Shared Suite

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Featured Amenities at Glen Oaks

  • 24/7 On-Site or On-Call Nursing
  • Highly Trained Care and Medication Staff
  • Pharmacy Services
  • Medication Management
  • Insulin Dependent Diabetic Management
  • In-House Physical Therapy
  • In-House Occupational Therapy
  • Visiting Physician
  • Visiting Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant
  • Visiting Podiatry Services
  • Visiting Lab Services
  • Visiting Home Health Services
  • Visiting Hospice Services
  • Incontinence Management and Product Services
  • Friendship Suites for Residents Living with Dementia
  • Short-term Respite Stays Available
  • Residential Care Community (RCC) = able to stay through End of Life.  100% secured exits = exceeds CCDI regs &  requirements for Life Safety. 24/7 nurse coverage, 7 day/wk
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Awards & Recognition

US News Senior Living Communities Memory Care 2024
Pinnacle Customer Experience Award 2024
Great Place to Work Certified Feb 2023-Feb 2024
Pinnacle Customer Experience Award 2023
Best Assisted Living U.S. News 2022-23
State of Iowa Excellence Award 2022
Fortune Best Workplaces in Aging Services 2022

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