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We believe the value in aging is about becoming who you were meant to be. We are growing older, yes — but more importantly, we are growing whole.

Learn about the joy WesleyLife brings to everything we do ... and how we are changing lives. 

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Who We Are

Celebrating nearly 80 years of service, WesleyLife operates from the belief that everyone should be able to live a life of continued growth, experience, and meaning — and to pursue joy, regardless of physical, social, or economic circumstances. The experience of aging is shaped by each person as they see it, define it, and experience it! 

Certified as a Fortune® Top 20 Best Workplace for Senior Living, we offer comprehensive health and well-being services in Iowa and Illinois through our Communities for Healthy Living and an array of home and community-based services. 

Our Mission: Guided by Christian compassion, we support the independence, health, and well-being of older adults wherever they call home.

Our Vision: To be the most dynamic and inclusive champion to revolutionize the experience of aging. 


Excellence According to Any Measure

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We've served since 1947, making us the longest-tenured non-profit provider in the region for older adults

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Number of people impacted each year through a comprehensive network of communities and services

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Average health center rating (highest possible score!) from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

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Named a national Great Place to Work® based on team member surveys from across the organization

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Percentage of short-term rehabilitation clients who would recommend WesleyLife to others

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Short-term rehabilitation programs in WesleyLife communities boast an average length of stay
of fewer than 20 days

Awards & Partnerships

WesleyLife's Commitment to Excellence

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All WesleyLife communities were recognized on U.S. News and World Report’s inaugural Best Senior Living list in the categories of Best Assisted Living, Best Independent Living, and/or Best Memory Care.

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Heritage House in Atlantic receives “Excellence in Care® Dementia Program of Distinction” status for its specialized memory care programming.

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Brio of Johnston joins only 22 other communities in the nation as an Alzheimer’s Association Dementia “Excellence in Care” Program of Distinction.

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The Des Moines Register names WesleyLife Best Senior Living in the Des Moines metro.

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WELLCOM awarded CEO Rob Kretzinger an award for vision and leadership in worksite health and well-being.

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WesleyLife is certified as a Great Place to Work® by the Great Place to Work® Institute.

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Learn More About

Contact Lisa Ryan, Director of Communications

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