Wesley Des Moines Health Center

Professional Care,
Compassionate Service

Wesley values its long-standing relationship with local physicians, discharge planners and community health professionals. Our caring and reliable employees exemplify our reputation for excellence. You can be assured referrals to Wesley Des Moines Health Center receive quality care every day.


Wesley Des Moines Health Center

Wesley Des Moines Health Center, certified under Medicare and Medicaid, is part of the Wesley Des Moines community campus. Whether you join us for long-term care, memory care or to recover after an illness, a joint replacement or other surgery, your comfort is a part of your care.

Compassionate Care

Registered and licensed practical nurses and nursing assistants provide quality care under the supervision of your physician. Each person in our care is treated with dignity and respect in a clean, pleasant environment where family and friends are welcome anytime. Our non-smoking skilled nursing and rehabilitation care center offers large private and semi-private rooms with private baths. Admission to Wesley Des Moines Health Center is on a space-available, non-discriminatory basis.

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You will find the therapy you need following a disabling illness or surgery conveniently available on the Wesley Des Moines campus — physical, occupational, speech and specialty therapies. Therapists and specialists in restorative services are dedicated to helping you regain your strength and return to your normal lifestyle.

Our Approach

Choose 24-hour skilled nursing care and therapies in a comfortable and friendly environment. Our experienced rehabilitation team individualizes your care with programs to reach your specific goals for increased independence and ability. Patient families are also encouraged to participate in therapy sessions, caregiver education and training.

Specialty Therapy

Wesley Des Moines offers you the option of specialized nonsurgical, medication-free therapy, including the use of virtual reality technology, for conditions ranging from arthritis pain and recovery from a fall, to joint replacement rehabilitation and complications from a stroke. Omni Virtual Rehab Therapy is a system of activities that make exercise more fun and interesting. When using virtual rehabilitation, a therapist monitors you through special skilled-therapy exercises and activities in a 3D computer generated “interactive” environment. Virtual reality and other therapy approaches help manage pain, re-educate muscles and increase circulation for improved healing after an injury.

Occupational Therapy

You may find you need help regaining your ability to handle daily tasks. Therapy can help you adapt and master tasks essential for your living environment and lifestyle. Our occupational therapists can guide you with task-directed activities to work on regaining function and independence following impairment from an illness, injury or normal aging. Therapy may be helpful if you have debilitating arthritis, impaired vision, hearing loss or other condition that interferes with bathing, dressing and other daily-living activities.

Speech Therapy

Our speech therapists can provide you with a range of services depending on your need, such as improved communication and safe swallowing. These services include assessment, education and treatment for language, voice, articulation and fluency disorders. We assist in rehabilitating patients who struggle with comprehension, memory, processing and expression abilities. We instruct caregivers in techniques ranging from head positioning, to promoting safe swallowing at a slower rate, to clearer speech. We also teach patients how to compensate if they cannot be rehabilitated to their prior level of performance.

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Nursing Services


Our team provides specialized nursing care for patients requiring medication, therapies, fluids and nutrition delivered intravenously. Our IV nurses focus on the insertion and maintenance of the IV line as well as the care of the patient receiving therapy.

Medication Management

We offer comprehensive medication management. Receiving the right medications in the right dose and at the right time is vital to maintaining your quality of life.

Chronic Illness

Our specially-trained team of nurses and home health aides understand the challenges faced by patients with a chronic illness and they are trained to help prevent hospital re-admissions. Our team works to ensure each patient maintains a high level of independence and quality of life.


Included in the room and board charge, we seek to improve the quality of life for our long-term care population who require a specialized restorative program. Therapy and nursing staff develop individualized treatment plans for our residents.

Meeting Your Needs

Health Center Key Staff

Alexander Candalla

Executive Director, Des Moines

  • Noel Donato
    Director of Nursing

  • Michael Byrd

  • Naniofa Poulivaati-Mounga
    Director of Resident Engagement

Medical Director

To assure you receive quality care and services, our medical policies at Wesley Des Moines are developed and monitored by our medical director. They are focused on delivering the care prescribed by your physician.

Dr. Leonico G. Panlasigue, MD

Dr. Leonico Panlasigui received his medical degree from Far Eastern University Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. Dr. Panlasigui brings his dedication and 37 years of experience to Wesley.

Hospital Affiliations

Auburn Regional Medical Center
202 N Division St Auburn, WA 98001

Good Samaritan Hospital
407 14th Ave SE Puyallup, WA 98372

Group Health Central Campus
201 16th Ave E Seattle, WA 98112

Harborview Medical Center
325 9th Ave Seattle, WA 98104

Highline Medical Center
16251 Sylvester Rd SW Burien, WA 98166

Cascade Behavior Health
12844 Military Rd S Tukwila, WA 98168

Kindred Hospital – Seattle
10560 5th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98125

Northwest Hospital & Medical Center
1550 N 115th Street Seattle, WA 98133-9733

Overlake Hospital Medical Center
1035 116th Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98004

Providence Regional Medical Center Everett
1321 Colby Avenue Everett, WA 98201

St. Joseph Medical Center
1717 South J Street Tacoma, WA 98405

St. Francis Hospital
34515 9th Ave S Federal Way, WA 98003

Swedish Medical Center – First Hill
747 Broadway Seattle, WA 98122

Swedish Medical Center – Cherry Hill
500-17th Avenue Seattle, WA 98122-5711

Swedish Medical Center – Ballard
5300 Tallman Ave. NW Seattle, WA 98107-3985

University of Washington Medical Center
1959 NE Pacific St Seattle, WA 98195

Valley Medical Center
400 South 43rd St Renton, WA 98055

Veterans Affairs Medical Center
1660 S Columbian Way Seattle, WA 98108

Virginia Mason Hospital
925 Seneca St Seattle, WA 98101

Accepted Insurance Plans

Wesley Health Center accepts the following insurance plans:

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid/DSHS
  • HMSO (Highline Medical Services Organization)
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care Medicaid
  • Providence Elder Place
  • Aetna
  • Optum
  • Kaiser Permanente (Wesley Residents Only)
  • Sound Path (Wesley Residents Only)

Please call for details about these and other plans we accept. This list is subject to change.

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