Say hello to LaVonne Mahugh, Des Moines Wellness Nurse

I have worked for Wesley Homes almost 45 years now—most of that time as a part-time employee. My so-called “specialty” would be my familiarity with the Des Moines Campus and the transitions between levels of care there. “Wellness” to me is having the ability to function well enough to do the things a person enjoys. One thing I wish residents would remember when it comes to their health is that the responsibility for making healthy choices –eating right, exercising, and breaking bad habits—rests on themselves.  These are not choices that their families or spouses, or the Wesley staff can make for them. -LaVonne Mahugh, RN