When making a decision regarding the right fit for yourself or a loved one, many options should be weighed before a final decision is reached. That’s why Edencrest has taken your interests and values into consideration and aims to provide you with valuable information… Information that will turn a difficult decision into a no-brainer. So, what sets us apart from other options in the area? Below is just a small sample of how we’re demonstrating that Edencrest is Excellence.

Live 2 B Healthy Senior Exercise Program

Staying active and promoting a well-rounded lifestyle is good for anyone, but especially our residents. That’s why we’ve partnered with Live 2 B Healthy to provide classes that are absolutely free for our residents, and seniors in the greater community, to participate in. Led by certified personal trainers, these exercise classes focus on building strength, balance, stamina and flexibility with the goal of reducing falls and maximizing quality of life. Want to get a better idea of how we’re improving physical activity in a fun environment? Schedule a visit during one of our classes!

Music Speaks Music Therapy

Advancements in treating Alzheimer’s and Dementia develop daily, and Edencrest aims to be at the top of the industry when it comes to our Memory Care programs. One way we are creating moments of joy is through music therapy sessions conducted by board certified music therapists. Music Speaks provides small group therapy sessions that use the language of music to reach those whose symptoms cover who they used to be. Through rhythm and time keeping, musical instrument playing and singing, our residents experience increased physical movement, improved mood and increased verbal activity. We invite you to bring your loved one to sit in on a music therapy session to see just how music speaks!


Whether you live close to Edencrest, or hours away, LifeShare allows you to feel close and keep abreast of all the fun and exciting activities taking place in your loved one’s life. Through a secure portal, you’re able to log on and view what events your loved one participates in, anywhere you have internet access. See photos, share messages or send video correspondence so you’re always kept in the loop. We’d love to show you a demonstration when you visit!


In our industry, technology is moving at the speed of light. One of the ways we are ensuring that our residents get the very best care is through high-touch, high-tech innovations like PointClickCare electronic medical recording. PointClickCare provides us, our residents and their family members with peace of mind beyond compare. From tracking medication administration to monitoring cares conducted by Resident Assistants, our Health Care Coordinators and Managers always have the most accurate, up-to-date information at their fingertips.

Stanley Healthcare

Security is at the top of everyone’s’ list, whether they’re discussing retirement living options, a new vehicle or their career. Our goal is to put our residents and their loved ones at ease. We do this through the implementation of Stanley Healthcare Security Systems. This includes door alarms, wide-gap monitors, pendant tracking and more. Through the expert use of technology, Edencrest is able to respond to and monitor security breaches and keep our residents and their belongings safe.

Respite/Try Before You Buy!

We understand that making a move to a retirement community can be a big decision; one that you don’t enter into lightly. That’s why we offer short-term stays to ensure you are making the right decision! Our Respite Program is designed for individuals who need supervision and/or services for a short period of time, typically a minimum of three days and a maximum of 30 days. Your respite stay services include all of the same services one would receive as a resident in our community. The Respite Program is ideal for those who have a caregiver out of town, a spouse in the hospital or someone who needs additional recuperation time from a hospital stay. Our respite suite is beautifully furnished and has all the comforts of home for only a flat daily fee. Likewise, we invite you to “Try Before You Buy” at no cost! After an assessment, we’ll invite your loved one to stay for 3 days to see how they like Edencrest and if they’d be interested in a long-term stay!

Why People Move to Edencrest

"Moving to Edencrest at Riverwoods will let me stay connected with my family and friends in my neighborhood on the Southside of Des Moines!"
"It isn’t very easy to drive anymore, and my kids worry about me driving in bad weather."