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Washington County Riverboat Foundation Awards Halcyon House $750,000 grant for mid- to late-stage memory loss support - November 20, 2014

The addition of mid- to late-stage memory care services to the city of Washington took a step forward last night when Halcyon House, a WesleyLife Ministry, received a $750,000 Washington County Riverboat Foundation (WCRF) grant to be used directly toward construction of a memory support household. During the WCRF's fall award ceremony, the organization announced its pledge of support totaling $750,000, to be paid over five years, to the community's $10.55 million expansion and renovation project. Read More »


Iowa Department of Public Health Approves Halcyon House Plan for Expansion and Renovation - November 5, 2014

Three new households will bring new skilled nursing options, including licensed care for mid- to late-stage memory loss to Washington Read More »


WesleyLife Meals on Wheels Unveils New Fleet of 22 MINI - October 28, 2014

WesleyLife is transforming the Meals on Wheels home-delivered meal program by delivering in MINI. Read More »


Residents' legacy to continue as Heritage House keeps rolling into active lifestyles - August 24, 2014

Underwood Family donates 14-passenger bus to Heritage House in honor of former residents, Ray and Joan Underwood Read More »


Dahl Adult Day Center Expands Independence and Well-Being - August 22, 2014

Life took a twist the day David Haraldson had a stroke. After visiting with a neurologist, David, his wife Shirley, and their three daughters believed there was no reason David wouldn't fully recover. In fact, the Haraldsons were planning a vacation and the doctor encouraged the couple to travel. This was perfect, as they both enjoyed being active and on the-go. During their vacation, however, it became clear that David wasn't going to recover fully. Read More »


Creating Best in Class Memory Support Services to Enhance Quality of Life - August 20, 2014

According to the Alzheimer's Association, 69,000 Iowans age 65 and older were living with Alzheimer's disease in 2010. By 2025, that number is expected to reach 77,000--with an estimated 78 percent of people in long-term care having some level of cognitive impairment. As a leader in health and well-being services for older persons throughout the state of Iowa, WesleyLife launched an initiative to define, develop and implement a best-in class memory support program in late 2012. "We knew even before starting, the passion and dedication of team members working with memory support residents was amazing," says Nancy VanWyk, RN, and Certified Dementia Practitioner at Hearthstone. Read More »


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