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…


Introducing the Wesley CNA Academy

Wesley is now offering free training and certification with its new CNA program. The Certified Nursing Assistant is the cornerstone of healthcare. CNAs provide daily comfort and care to patients and make a tremendous difference in the lives of patients and their families. Working as a CNA is also a rewarding way to gain nursing   Read more…


Cultivating a Greater Understanding of Dementia

Wesley has started a new, hands-on dementia training program to help improve person-centered care. The Virtual Dementia Tour is a clinically developed, evidence-based program that offers participants a hands-on simulation of what it’s like to have dementia. The program was brought to Wesley Des Moines by Chaplain Michael Byrd and funded by the Wesley Community   Read more…


Wesley Homes Highline Preschool (video)

Preschoolers are starting their education at Wesley Homes Des Moines! In partnership with Highline Schools, the Des Moines campus is providing a safe and friendly environment for young students. On the Wesley Homes Des Moines campus, four-year-old pre-kindergartners visit four days a week to attend this Montessori educational program. With much excitement, these students learn through self-directed   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…


Fremont Artist Joins the Wesley Family

By Diana Rawls, Des Moines Health Center Activities Assistant The Des Moines Health & Rehabilitation Center welcomes an acclaimed Fremont artist and mask-maker. Roger Robert Wheeler is a Fremont artist who is best known for his paintings and mask sculptures. His artwork has been seen in international exhibitions, Northwest galleries and festival events for the last   Read more…


Crocheting for Charity

One Wesley Homes Des Moines resident has crocheted and donated over 1,000 blankets to nearby hospitals. Since the 1930s, Louise Fox has lovingly donated each crocheted piece she’s created to nearby hospitals. At age 98, she is still at it. During her five years as a resident of Wesley Homes, Louise has crocheted over 1,000 blankets   Read more…


Wesley Homes Receives 4 LeadingAge Washington Awards

Wesley Homes Retirement Communities and Home Health Services received four awards at LeadingAge™ Washington’s 2016 Conference. The awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions in the fields of aging, healthcare, housing and community-based services. Awards were presented at the LeadingAge Washington 65th Annual Conference “Be the Difference” in Spokane at the Davenport Hotel. LeadingAge   Read more…


Have You Heard About the New Health Center Bistro?

Wesley Homes Des Moines Health Center residents are loving the new bistro open once a month to all residents! The Activities team in Des Moines has been hosting a special event designed to encourage participation in Health Center activities. It’s called the Grapevine Bistro! Imagine you are staying at the Des Moines Health Center as   Read more…