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…


The Difference Between the Flu and a Common Cold

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,   Read more…


How to Communicate Effectively with Someone with Dementia

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   Read more…


By Leaps and Bounds at the Lea Hill Care Center

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   Read more…


Making a Full Recovery with Wesley Health & Home Care

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   Read more…


Urgent Care or ER?

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   Read more…


Apartment of the Month: The Terrace #247

Wesley Homes Des Moines now offers respite care in our Assisted Living neighborhood. Apartment #247 in The Terrace is furnished with all the comforts of home so that a guest resident can relax and enjoy his or her visit. While you are away, you can be assured that your loved one is receiving all the   Read more…


10 Tips for Choosing the Right Skilled Nursing Center

Make informed decisions for your family by choosing a care center that’s right for you. Skilled nursing differs from senior housing in that skilled nursing centers provide a high level of nursing care and rehabilitative therapy when routines of daily living become challenging due to health issues. The term “nursing home” can carry a negative   Read more…


We’re Here for You: Wesley Homes Hospice

After passing a state survey Wesley Homes Hospice obtained its state license for In Home Services on December 20, 2016. Community Health Services Executive Director Melinda Moore and Hospice Director Linda Herman have worked tirelessly to get Wesley Homes Hospice up and running. They have completed a lengthy process whereby Washington State has approved of   Read more…