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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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Mabuhay! Residents and staff have been talking about Filipino Day at Wesley Homes Des Moines Health Center. Our very own Filipino staff went above and beyond our expectations in presenting their culture.
Social workers Rita Lambert, Sally Ferguson, and Maureen Brierly are valuable parts of the care team at Wesley Homes Des Moines Health Center.