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…


Stepping Ahead for a Falls-Free Community

Learn more about what can be done to help prevent falls at our next free seminar on February 19. Whether someone is considering a move to Wesley or is caring for a family member at home, consider attending this upcoming Falls Prevention seminar. Enjoy lunch at the new Wesley Bradley Park while learning from health   Read more…


Here come the holidays. Now add a pinch of Family Dynamics.

Michelle Graham sheds light on the holidays and dynamics of family communication. By Michelle Graham of Graham & Graham Eldercare Consultants Take a cup of family love and caring, a tablespoon of stress, a basket of concerns with fears surrounding aging and current or future care needs. Mix in different personalities and opinions. What do   Read more…


Wesley Home Health is HomeCare Elite!

Wesley Home Health has been awarded the HomeCare Elite® Award of Excellence! BIG NEWS! Wesley Home Health, provider of medically-directed in-home skilled nursing and rehabilitative therapies, has been recognized as one of the top 25 percent of most successful home health agencies in the United States. HomeCare Elite measures performance by using publicly available information   Read more…


Stopping the Greatest Risk to Seniors

The leaves can fall but not you! This month is Fall Prevention month, which is a great reminder to assess fall risks. Commonly, chronic health conditions such as heart disease, low blood pressure and dementia can play a role, as well as vision impairment, medications and muscle weakness. Many can be dismissive of falls as   Read more…


With Hospice You’re Not Alone

The daughter of a long-time resident shares her experience with Wesley Hospice. Marie Meyers is one of five sisters who are all daughters of Wally Meyers, who passed away late last year. After a lifetime of living independently, Wally expressed to his daughters that he needed more help. Marie Meyers followed Wally’s health closely as   Read more…


What is Catered Living?

Learn about Wesley’s Catered Living service. Catered Living is a flexible home care program offered in The Commons apartments at Wesley Lea Hill and Wesley Bradley Park. It is designed with enough flexibility to meet each individual’s care needs so people can live with confidence. The program offers a complete daily dining service, weekly housekeeping,   Read more…