Welcome to Glen Oaks Alzheimer’s Special Care Center

Memory Care

8525 Urbandale Avenue Urbandale, Iowa 50322

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Glen Oaks Alzheimer’s Special Care Center

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

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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.

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.

Glen Oaks Alzheimer’s Special Care Center

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Awards & Recognition

U.S. News best Memory Care community
Fortune Best Workplaces in Aging Services Award
2023 Great Place to Work Award Badge
Family Assets Iowa Excellence Award
2023 Pinnacle Customer Experience Award

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.

Everyday Thriving: A SPARK Lifestyle Inspired by Montessori Methods

Testimonials & Reviews

Levels of Care

Memory Care

Our community specializes in Memory Care for residents with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia-related illness.

Through our award-winning SPARK program, your loved one will receive round-the-clock care that encourages a happy, fulfilling lifestyle.

Amenities & Events


Arts and Crafts

Baking Classes


Coloring Day

Cooking Classes

Clubs and Resident Councils

Group Exercise Classes

Happy Hours

Holiday Celebrations

Ice Cream Outing/Social

Manicures and Pedicures

Mass Services

Men's Club

Musical Performances

National Food Day Celebrations

Pet Therapy

Recognition of Residents' Birthdays

Root Beer Float Party

Tea Parties

Veteran's Ceremonies

Women's Group

Welcoming Committee

What's Happening

Welcoming Committee

When it comes to welcoming a new resident to our community, it’s all hands on deck! That’s why our resident-led Welcoming Committee plays such a pivotal role.

Gardening Committee

What's Happening

Gardening Committee

Gardening plays an important role in the lives of many seniors, so we offer an abundance of opportunities to plan, purchase, plant, grow, and harvest. Some meals are even served with fresh produce grown by residents themselves!

Cooking Club

What's Happening

Cooking Committee

Seniors at our community are passionate about food. That’s why we offer the opportunity for residents to support in the way that best suits them, whether it’s setting the table or assisting the Chef with a signature dessert.

"The environment at Glen Oaks is very friendly and very caring. They are very attentive to the needs of the residents and tend to them right away. The community is clean, updated, and inviting for families. It’s a lovely home away from home."

Mary W. (wife of resident)

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