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The Shores at Pleasant Hill

The Shores at Pleasant Hill

1500 Edgewater Drive
Pleasant Hill

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About The Shores at Pleasant Hill

The Shores at Pleasant Hill is located just minutes from downtown Des Moines, and offers supportive small-town comforts with big city conveniences. With services ranging from independent living to assisted living and compassionate Alzheimer’s and dementia support, seniors can find a home perfect for their retirement needs and lifestyle.

Our location on Copper Creek Lake features peaceful views, walking paths, and the opportunity to drop a line in the water and bring home the catch of the day. Residents enjoy fishing at Copper Creek, an array of enriching lifestyle and wellness activities, restaurant style dining, educational and life-long learning opportunities, and more

No two Immanuel Communities are alike, because no two residents are alike. Each and every person has their own unique experience to share with their neighbors. Together, these diverse lifestyles shape the community in their own special way. We empower our residents to live their life on their own terms. We’ll take care of hassles like cooking, cleaning, and maintenance so you can spend your day creating new memories.

Our apartment style communities come complete with all the amenities you never knew you needed. From planned entertainment and activities to quiet moments of personal solitude, you’ll experience a lifestyle that satisfies physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Each community is designed to feel like home, with well thought out designed interiors and exteriors. You’ll find an independent way of life that shares your spirit in all ten of our communities.

In collaboration with the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA), Immanuel offers innovative medical technology to all our independent living residents. The VNA Community Care Kiosk provides state-of-the-art medical equipment to help monitor your health. With a simple, three-minute checkup, you’ll know your weight, blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen saturation. Knowing your wellness factors enables your continued independence.

With options ranging from the affordable to the luxurious, 55 plus active living at Immanuel is retirement at its best. Our 55+ apartments are truly no-maintenance. All home expenses and ground services are included in monthly fees, leaving you with all the perks of retirement living, without the worry.

This is the first step in retirement living. Here, residents don’t worry if the furnace will make it one more year. Instead, they enjoy beautifully designed maintenance-free apartments and lofts with full sized kitchens and an array of floor plans. Onsite staff assist residents with questions, both large and small, and 24-hour security means you can visit the grandkids for the weekend and your home will be safe and secure when you return.

Best of all, neighbors are in your season of life and resident led activities ensure a friendly conversation is just around the corner. Our 55 plus active living communities vary on additional amenities such as access to wellness facilities, health clinics, and dining programs.

Each community offers its own style of independent living. Every resident helps to shape our communities. It’s our goal to provide the activities and amenities to support their lifestyle. From walking paths to warm-water swimming pools, business centers to billiard rooms, our residents can follow their bliss and live a life uniquely their own. Enjoy dinner in a restaurant-style, private dining room. Find inner peace in a chapel or meditation room. Chat with friends at the barbershop or beauty salon. Providing what matters to you is what matters to us.

Our independent living options are designed for active individuals looking for a break from the stress of home maintenance. If you want to eliminate the stress and obligation of home ownership so you can focus on filling your life with joy, our independent living options are the perfect fit.

You’re happy, healthy, and living a vibrant lifestyle feeling independent—you just need a little assistance day-to-day. We’re here to help with the small tasks that can complicate life like managing medications. Our goal is to simplify the tedious tasks that take too much time, so you can continue enjoying the comforts of your community.

We don’t believe one-size-fits-all. While assisted living is offered at most of our communities, our professional staff tailors their assistance to your specific needs. You live independently with the right amount of assistance to empower a life uniquely your own. After all, your individual spirit keeps our community fun, lively, active, engaged, and filled with fellowship.

Each community offers various assisted living services. We know one size doesn’t fit all, so our communities provide a broad range of assisted living services. From scheduled transportation for medical appointments, our residents can stay active and engaged in their communities. Greenhouses, libraries, beauty salons—there’s a unique lineup of activities at each location, so our residents can live the lifestyle they want.

If you’re in generally good health and simply need a helping hand day to day with taking medications, grooming, or getting dressed, you might be a great candidate for assisted living. We’re here to help you with managing medications, tasks around the home, and other little complications that arise throughout the day.

Our memories and experiences shape who we are. When Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia threatens these memories, it can be heartbreaking. We take great care in our support of seniors with memory loss. With safety and security as priority one, our compassionate staff focuses on helping these residents maintain an active, healthy lifestyle.

There is no template for memory support. Instead, we get to know each individual so we can provide activities and attention tailored to their specific needs. This intimate, welcoming approach provides the comfort of familiarity while inspiring creativity and a personal sense of purpose. Here, we believe all individuals will grow and age with dignity, safety, and wellness.

Specific communities offer memory support services. Keeping our residents inspired and involved in their surroundings is an important part of our memory support services. In our communities that provide memory support, you’ll find a range of amenities such as swimming pool, walking paths, well-stocked libraries, engaging activities, and family style dining. Our residents can be involved in our communities through Bible study, restaurant style dining, or other social events.


All utilities, cable, and Wi-Fi included.

Dining Options

We offer restaurant style dining in our community dining room or in our private dining room.

Cleaning Services

Our independent living residents receive bi-weekly housekeeping, bed linens, sheets, and towels. Our assisted living and memory care residents receive weekly housekeeping, bed linens, sheets, towels, and two loads of personal laundry.


We offer a variety of enriching lifestyle and wellness activities daily.

Common Areas and Special Features

The Shores services and amenities include restaurant style dining with community and private dining rooms, lakeside views, patio and walking paths, Internet café, enriching lifestyle and wellness activities, secure environment, surface parking and garages, beauty and barber salon, exercise and fitness room, community gardening, shops and movie theater close by, utilities and basic cable included, personal care staff available 24-hours a day, front desk concierge, transportation, storage space, heated garage, pet friendly community, AgeWell program, and Wi-Fi. We also offer pastoral support, interdenominational worship services, and Bible study.

Our independent living amenities include emergency response system, bi-weekly change of bed linens and housekeeping, wellness program, scheduled transportation, bi-weekly laundering of sheets and towels, activities, and all utilities.

Our assisted living amenities include three meals daily, weekly housekeeping, change of bed linens weekly, weekly laundering of sheets and towels, wellness program, all utilities, emergency response system, two loads of laundry weekly, activities, and scheduled transportation.

Our memory care amenities include three meals daily, weekly housekeeping, change of bed linens weekly, weekly laundering of sheets and towels as needed, all utilities, emergency response system, and two loads of personal laundry weekly.

A personalized service plan will be developed, valuing each resident, including past experiences as well as current individual needs and preferences in a place a resident can call home. Our compassionate, caring staff receive specific training in serving residents with Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive impairments. We provide specialized activities that provide individually designed and appropriate activities to support cognitive level and enhanced daily living. We provide health care and supportive care services like medication administration under the supervision of an RN. Our memory care residents receive assistance with activities of daily living like dining, dressing, grooming, and bathing. We provide ongoing evaluation of each resident to address changes in their personalized service plan to promptly identify declines in condition with early collaboration with medical professionals. We provide comprehensive wellness programs designed to stimulate the mind, body, and spirit appropriate to the cognitive level of the resident. Scheduled transportation to medical appointments is included.

Everything we offer our residents is inspired by our long-standing dedication to creating communities that cater to the individual—from outstanding services and amenities to staff dedicated to Christ-centered service.

We believe part of what makes the experience in memory support so special is the open communication we establish with our residents and their families. Immanuel remains committed to improving this communication whenever possible and one of the tools we use is called LifeLoop.

LifeLoop is a lifestyle management and engagement application that improves communication, daily scheduling, and the engagement of our residents. With LifeLoop we can identify changes in the condition, communicate with multiple family members, and better understand how we can meet the individual needs of everyone.


The Shores offers scheduled transportation.

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