Wesley Homes Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation

Professional care,
compassionate service.

Wesley Homes values its long-standing relationship with local physicians, discharge planners and community health professionals. These referrals exemplify the reputation Wesley Homes has earned over its many years of operation. It is Wesley Homes’ caring and reliable staff members that earn that reputation again each day.

Wesley Homes Health Center

Wesley Homes Health Center is located on the Wesley Homes campus in Des Moines, Washington and certified under Medicare and Medicaid. There are three areas of care provided: long-term skilled nursing care, short-term rehabilitative care and Garden Court, a secure wing offering specialized care for those with advanced dementia. For those recovering from a health event, we work with your physician to make sure your post hospital care helps you return home quickly and stay home safely.

Compassionate Care

Licensed nursing care providers, such as RNs, LPNs and Nursing Assistants, provide quality care under the supervision of the resident’s physician. Each resident is treated with dignity and respect in a clean, pleasant environment where family and friends are welcome anytime. Our non-smoking skilled nursing and rehabilitation care center offers large, semi-private rooms with private baths, as well as some private rooms. Admission to Wesley Homes Health Center is on a space available, non-discriminatory basis.

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Our resident-centered Rehabilitation Department provides physical therapy, occupational, speech, and specialty therapies. Therapists and specialists in Restorative Services are dedicated to helping residents regain their strength and return to their normal daily living activities following a disabling illness or surgery.

Our Team

We provide 24-hour skilled nursing care and therapies in a comfortable and friendly environment. Our experienced rehabilitation team is committed to each patient’s quality of care. Patients are empowered through individualized programs to reach goals of increased independence and ability. Patient families are also encouraged to participate in therapy sessions, caregiver education and training.

Specialty Therapy

Wesley Homes offers Virtual Rehab Therapy and Therapeutic Modalities. Omni Virtual Rehab Therapy is a system of exercise and activities that can make exercise more fun and interesting which helps to enhance the recovery process. When using virtual rehabilitation, a therapist will monitor a patient through special skilled therapy exercises and activities in a 3D computer generated “interactive” environment. Therapeutic Modalities are often used among aging adults as well as professional sports teams to manage pain, re-educate muscles and increase circulation for improved healing after an injury. These special programs are non-surgical, medication-free treatment options for a wide range of conditions such as pain, arthritis, a recent fall, recovery from a joint replacement, complications from a stroke and other common conditions and symptoms experienced by aging adults.

Occupational Therapy

Our occupational therapists use task directed activities in the treatment of our patients whose functional abilities and independence with activities of daily living have been impaired by illness, injury or normal aging. Occupational therapy assists our patients in adapting to their social and physical environment by mastering tasks essential for daily living. Our occupational therapists may work with patients who have debilitating arthritic conditions or those with difficulty bathing, dressing and other activities of daily living. They assist our patients with impaired vision and/or hearing to function well in their environment.

Speech Therapy

Our speech therapists provide a continuum of services including assessment, education and treatment for language, voice, articulation and fluency disorders. Our treatment programs are directed towards improving communication skills and safe swallowing. We assist in rehabilitating patients who struggle with comprehension, memory, processing and expression abilities. We also instruct the patient of the caregiver in the techniques ranging from head positioning, to promoting safe swallowing at a slower rate, to clearer speech. We also teach patients how to compensate if they cannot be re-habilitated to their prior level of performance.

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Nursing Services


Our team provides specialized nursing care for patients requiring medication, therapies, fluids and nutrition delivered intravenously. Our IV nurses focus on the insertion and maintenance of the IV line as well as the care of the patient receiving therapy.

Medication Management

We offer comprehensive medication management. Receiving the right medications in the right dose and at the right time is vital to maintaining your quality of life.

Chronic Illness

Our specially-trained team of nurses and home health aides understand the challenges faced by patients with a chronic illness and they are trained to help prevent hospital re-admissions. Our team works to ensure each patient maintains a high level of independence and quality of life.


Included in the room and board charge, we seek to improve the quality of life for our long-term care population who require a specialized restorative program. Therapy and nursing staff develop individualized treatment plans for our residents.

Meeting your needs

Health Center Key Staff

Alexander Candalla

Executive Director, Des Moines

  • Noel Donato
    Director of Nursing

  • Michael Byrd

  • Naniofa Poulivaati-Mounga
    Director of Resident Engagement

Medical Director

The medical director is responsible for the creation of Wesley Homes’ medical care policies. They are focused on bringing quality care to residents and patients and to ensure that Wesley Homes delivers accurate care as prescribed by the patient’s physician.

Dr. Leonico G. Panlasigue, MD

Dr. Leonico Panlasigui received his medical degree from Far Eastern University Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. Dr. Panlasigui brings his dedication and 37 years of experience to Wesley Homes.

Hospital Affiliations

Auburn Regional Medical Center
202 N Division St Auburn, WA 98001

Good Samaritan Hospital
407 14th Ave SE Puyallup, WA 98372

Group Health Central Campus
201 16th Ave E Seattle, WA 98112

Harborview Medical Center
325 9th Ave Seattle, WA 98104

Highline Medical Center
16251 Sylvester Rd SW Burien, WA 98166

Cascade Behavior Health
12844 Military Rd S Tukwila, WA 98168

Kindred Hospital – Seattle
10560 5th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98125

Northwest Hospital & Medical Center
1550 N 115th Street Seattle, WA 98133-9733

Overlake Hospital Medical Center
1035 116th Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98004

Providence Regional Medical Center Everett
1321 Colby Avenue Everett, WA 98201

St. Joseph Medical Center
1717 South J Street Tacoma, WA 98405

St. Francis Hospital
34515 9th Ave S Federal Way, WA 98003

Swedish Medical Center – First Hill
747 Broadway Seattle, WA 98122

Swedish Medical Center – Cherry Hill
500-17th Avenue Seattle, WA 98122-5711

Swedish Medical Center – Ballard
5300 Tallman Ave. NW Seattle, WA 98107-3985

University of Washington Medical Center
1959 NE Pacific St Seattle, WA 98195

Valley Medical Center
400 South 43rd St Renton, WA 98055

Veterans Affairs Medical Center
1660 S Columbian Way Seattle, WA 98108

Virginia Mason Hospital
925 Seneca St Seattle, WA 98101

Accepted Insurance Plans

Wesley Homes Health Center accepts the following insurance plans:

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid/DSHS
  • HMSO (Highline Medical Services Organization)
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care Medicaid
  • Providence Elder Place
  • Aetna
  • Optum
  • Kaiser Permanente (Wesley Homes Residents Only)
  • Sound Path (Wesley Homes Residents Only)

Please call for details about these and other plans we accept. This list is subject to change.

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