5608 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50315

Genesis Care Center


Genesis Care Center gives rehabilitative, skilled nursing, and long-term care residents a comfortable, home-like environment. Located near major highways and the Des Moines International Airport, we make it easy for friends and family to visit. The center offers private and semi-private room options, along with a complete slate of comprehensive therapy services. Additionally, Genesis provides respite, palliative, and hospice care.

Beyond the services offered through our well-appointed therapy department, Genesis has around-the-clock medical support with a full team of RNs, LPNs and other caregivers, as well as a medical director, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. Whether you need ongoing care or restorative therapies to return home, Genesis offers the high quality, compassionate care you need to thrive.


Genesis offers on-site therapy and rehabilitation services in a newly remodeled therapy department for skilled nursing and long-term care residents who need rehabilitative care, respite services, or hospice and palliative care. Our goal is to safely return residents to their highest level of functioning so they can resume their lives as normally as possible.

The therapy and medical services offered at Genesis include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • IV therapy
  • Wound care
  • Tube feedings
  • Ostomy care
  • Diabetes management
  • Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)
  • Bilevel positive airway pressure (BIPAP)


Genesis Care Center features private and semi-private rooms with comfortable, nurturing surroundings in which residents flourish through rehabilitation and care. Physician and podiatry services are provided on-site, as well as individual and group activity programs. Our dedicated nursing and therapy staff works closely with our activities coordinator to create a full slate of events, crafts, projects, and outings in Des Moines. 

In the dining hall, the on-site Genesis dietitian designs a nutritious and delicious menu with choices for each meal, and the center has complimentary cable television for residents and guests to enjoy. Additionally, the on-site beauty shop is a popular stop for many residents. Laundry and housekeeping services also are available, as is assistance with scheduling transportation off-site. 

Featured Story

Today, A Des Moines couple is looking back at seven decades of memories.
EARNEST and JAN GRUWELL are celebrating their 75TH ANNIVERSARY.
GENESIS SENIOR LIVING NURSING held a surprise party for the couple.
The two married in 1943... during World War II.
Earnest was in the Air Force and wasn't home a lot in the early years
But when he was home, Earnest made sure that he showed his love for Jan.
The two met when Jan moved in with her sister in Des Moines after high school.
It was across the street from Earnest's parents home.
Since the home that Jan was living in did not have running water, she would volunteer to go get spring water just so she could walk by Earnest's home.


More than any other factor, MGM Healthcare knows that hiring and developing an experienced, compassionate, and skilled staff is the single most important element in providing superior short-term, long-term, assisted living, and skilled nursing care. We invest extensive resources in human resources, and we feature excellent staff-to-patient ratios at all of our care centers. This allows our staff to spend more time with each resident, giving them the time and the care they need to thrive.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, all potential employees are required to submit to post-offer drug testing, criminal background checks, motor vehicle records search verification, reference checks and potentially multiple interviews. Click the link to access the MGM Healthcare online application and start the process in joining an organization dedicated to improving rehabilitation, skilled care, and short- and long-term care one outcome at a time.


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