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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 »
Three new households will bring new skilled nursing options, including licensed care for mid- to late-stage memory loss to Washington Read More »
WesleyLife is transforming the Meals on Wheels home-delivered meal program by delivering in MINI. Read More »
Underwood Family donates 14-passenger bus to Heritage House in honor of former residents, Ray and Joan Underwood Read More »
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 »
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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