Catered Living: Bridging the Gap Between Care and Independence

Learn how our innovative Catered Living program is allowing more people to live independently. Laura Nencetti, Director of Home Care and Catered Living, developed the program to bridge the gap between independent living and a higher level of care services. There are ten levels of care based on a resident’s ability and need. The levels   Read more…


Finding the Right Community Can Change Lives

Discover how a mom and daughter found their community at Bradley Park. When Ilene Whitman moved into a for-profit facility five years ago, she happily lived an independent lifestyle. It wasn’t until the pandemic changed visiting regulations her daughter recognized something had to change. During COVID-19, Ilene’s facility implemented extreme visiting restrictions. No outside guests   Read more…


Mothers & Daughters at Wesley

With generations of families not uncommon at Wesley, meet some of our mother-daughter duos! WesleyDes Moines resident Janet Schempf knew she would eventually live on the campus she grew up visiting when she was a child. Janet is a Wesley legacy, one of the generations of mothers and daughters who’ve lived on the Des Moines   Read more…


When A Little Help Makes All The Difference

Find greater independence with Wesley’s Catered Living program. Is meal preparation getting too difficult so you’d rather snack on crackers or microwave a frozen dinner? Do you fear falling and go without showering? Are you forgetting to take your medications and risk having a dangerous health event? Wesley has a living option that allows you   Read more…


Residents Share Their Vaccine Stories

Learn about Wesley’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout and watch our video to hear perspectives from residents of Wesley communities. Nearly 100% of residents and over 70% of staff at Wesley communities have completed the two-dose regimen of the COVID vaccine. Coordinating this massive effort on Wesley campuses was no small feat as over 3,000 doses have   Read more…


Loving Volunteers Help Get Wesley Vaccinated!

As residents of Wesley communities get their second dose of vaccines, volunteers have lovingly supported these efforts. While Wesley team members coordinated with pharmacies to administer the vaccines, resident volunteers helped sign people in and some retired nurses observed people for side-effects afterward. “This was a big day for the folks living here, and I   Read more…


Caregiver Fatigue: Coping Tips

Learn more about caregiver fatigue, what it is, and how to prevent it. As the population ages, more people who aren’t health care professionals are providing caregiving. Many family members who are actively caring for an older adult often don’t self-identify as a caregiver. A caregiver is defined as anyone who provides help to another   Read more…


Wesley Health & Home Care Heroes

Messages of gratitude from Wesley Health & Home Care How do you describe a year that many would like to forget? Covid-19, PPE, protocols and the bizarre over-purchasing of bath tissue could be key highlights of what most would remember about 2020. COVID-19 has affected families, friends and strangers alike, with some unable to tell   Read more…


Angels Among Us

By Ellen Johanson Compassionate care matters.  Family members know it.  Excellent caregivers provide it.  And residents feel it, even those unable to verbalize it.   Ardith, a Lea Hill resident for over three years, knew Wesley was where she wanted to live because she had received excellent care at the Wesley Des Moines Health Center.  In   Read more…


Introducing Wesley’s New Palliative Care Program

Wesley Health & Home Care just launched its new palliative program in King and Pierce counties. The Palliative Care Program provides home health services for patients with advanced diseases who are homebound and have a need for skilled nursing.  Palliative care is often a bridge between home health and hospice services for those with a   Read more…