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…


The Joy is in the Journey

At 100 years old, Harriet is loving her journey at Wesley. Along that journey, there are many people and places that give meaning to life. Harriet Farman, a long-time resident of Wesley, lives her journey joyfully. Having lived previously at Wesley Des Moines and now at Wesley Bradley Park, Harriet is a cherished friend of   Read more…


How To Tackle Spring Cleaning The Right Way

Spring is a great time to refresh your home. While you’re tackling your home’s trouble spots, take time to remove clutter, organize cupboards, and sift through junk drawers. Our spring-cleaning checklist is double duty. Jumpstart a much put-off downsizing exercise while leaving your home sparkly clean. START WITH A PLAN Cleaning and organizing can be   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…


How To Assess Your Home For Safety Issues

Check out our list of simple adjustments to make daily activities more comfortable, reduce accidents, and support independent living. According to the CDC, among adults age 64 and older, falls are the number one cause of injury, hospital visits due to trauma, and death from an injury. With more than half of all falls occurring   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…


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…


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…


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…


5-Star Care at Wesley

Wesley has recently earned three 5-star Medicare ratings! Three Wesley health divisions have been awarded Medicare’s top marks in this year’s state survey. Wesley Des Moines Health Center earned an overall 5-star rating based on a state review of health inspection, fire safety, staffing and care quality. “Our five stars signal superior care and personal   Read more…