We’re right in the middle of flu season, and despite our best efforts, sometimes we get sick no matter what. How can you know if what you have is the flu or just a common cold? They’re both respiratory illnesses and share many similar symptoms. The simplest way to look at it is that, generally,
Dementia can be difficult to cope with, but there are ways to improve communication and create more positive experiences. By Melinda Moore, Wesley Health & Home Care Executive Director How can we find ways to communicate more effectively with people who have dementia? It can be difficult to understand how dementia affects people, but there
After Sally Steiner had a hip replacement earlier this year, she chose Wesley Lea Hill Rehabilitation & Care Center for her physical therapy. When Sally first arrived at the care center, she had nearly lost all of the mobility in her legs. However, by the time she was discharged approximately a month later, she was
Wesley Hospice staff share why the work they do is important to them and why it should be important to all. The Wesley Hospice team is ready to serve with their compassionate, respectful style of end-of-life care. Our integrated team consists of professionals with a range of specialties: a nurse case manager, social worker, chaplain,
Highlights will include: Nathan DeWitt, MMS, PA-C, a Kaiser Permanente physician assistant, speaking about the effects of high blood pressure. Dr. Jennifer Nybo, a Kaiser Permanente optometrist, discussing the importance of caring for your eyes as you age. Rashida Simpson, from SilverSneakers®, speaking about the health benefits — and fun — of exercising. Cindee DeWitt,
Wesley Des Moines resident Ronnie Bialik talks about what helped her most during her recovery from a serious neck injury. Ronnie Bialik has been a resident of Wesley Des Moines for three years. She enjoys spending time with friends, participating in fitness classes and painting with oil and pastels. That is until recently, when she
Sponsored in part by Wesley Health and Home Care at the Life Care Center of Puyallup, this event has educational resources, equipment providers, senior programs and services and more from local vendors. Stop by our booth! Get more information here.
Knowing the difference between emergency care and urgent care can be tricky, but there are important distinctions that include the severity of symptoms and level of care. In a study published by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the National Center for Health Statistics found that 48 percent of patients who had visited the
The Wesley Homes continuum of care now includes Medicare Certified hospice services. Wesley Homes proudly announces approval of its accreditation status by Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) and approval by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the services of hospice care. “Hospice is an important component of care that’s been on the
Foil the falls epidemic; take charge of your safety. Consider a tale of two women in their mid-60s. Both snagged a high-heel shoe on carpet – one when rushing down stairs to her son’s wedding and the other when heading to her own retirement party. One broke a hip, the other tore up a knee.