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Facts about WesleyLife

  • WesleyLife traces its beginnings to July 7, 1946, when the South Iowa Methodist Church Conference established Wesley Acres Inc. to provide retirement living for aging ministers and their spouses.  
  • Today, WesleyLife is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit operating a comprehensive health and wellness network that promotes the independence, health and well-being of older Iowans, wherever they call home.
  • WesleyLife operates seven Communities for Healthy Living (soon to be eight, in 2018!) with a total of 1,460 living units. All communities offer independent living, assisted living, memory care options, and health centers that provide both long-term care and short-term rehabilitation services. 
  • WesleyLife’s 15-county network includes an ever-growing array of home-based solutions, including home health, hospice, personal services, transportation and home-delivered meals. (Not all services are available in all counties.) 
  • WesleyLife operates Adult Day Centers in Des Moines, Newton, and Washington, Iowa, providing services, programming and companionship five days a week to individuals 45 and older, many with memory challenges. Participants may qualify for Medicaid waiver programs. Adult day can provide respite for those who care for loved ones in their homes.
  • All WesleyLife locations have been named Blue Zones designated worksites. 
  • WesleyLife generated $90 million in operating revenue in 2016.
  • WesleyLife served 8,421 people in 2016.
  • WesleyLife employs more than 1,500 passionate team members throughout Iowa.
  • WesleyLife’s headquarters is based in Johnston, Iowa, and is known as the Network Support Center.
  • WesleyLife is a member of Unity Point’s Accountable Care Organization and partners with The Iowa Clinic to support patient needs.

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