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ProVetus

ProVetus is a trained, peer mentoring program that helps Veterans and service members successfully transition from the military to the civilian sector. Military service can instill our Veterans with character and skills that help them become effective contributors to their communities after they transition from the military. These Veterans bring distinctive capabilities developed through real-world, high pressure experiences that give them a high level of potential to thrive in most environments. ProVetus strives to maximize this potential by providing Veterans a trained and dedicated mentor, so that mentored Veterans can become the next citizen leaders.

dLife

Since its inception in 2004, dLife has become the premiere platform to inform, inspire, and connect with millions of diabetes patients, consumers, and caregivers and in the process positively impact engagement and ultimately health outcome.

dLife's award-winning media outlets include dLife.com, the leading online diabetes destination attracting over one million unique visitors each month and featuring the widest and deepest variety of original content and resources anywhere; dLifeTV, the only web series dedicated to people with diabetes, airing Sundays on dLifeTV.com (7 p.m. ET, 4 p.m. PT), dLife Mobile applications, and other consumer and professional programs driving proactive diabetes self-management with improved health outcome.

Military and Veteran Caregiver Network

The Military and Veteran Caregiver Peer Support Network (MVCN) offers peer-based support and services to connect caregivers with others who are giving care to members of the military or veterans who are living with wounds, illness or injury.

Home to Heroes

Home to Heroes is a 100% veteran-owned and run small business that creates care packages that are sent to soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen both at home and abroad. They stay on top of the ever-changing requirements to send packages to the APO/FPO system, and their experience and unique military connections help to ensure service members get the best care packages possible when their loved ones and friends call on us to serve them.

National Council on Aging: Falls Prevention

The National Council on the Aging's Center for Healthy Aging website provides aging service providers easy access to resources, such as manuals, toolkits, examples of model programs, and links to websites, tools and resources for fall prevention, including a resource library of ready to use materials, media toolkit, and more to promote Falls Prevention Awareness Day.

Keystone Medicare Assisted Living Facility

Keystone Nursing Care Center provides services that may be covered by Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance or by clients. Clients may be referred by their physician, case worker, hospital social worker or by contacting Keystone directly. Services may be provided in the home of at various times throughout the day and is a available 7 days a week.

United Service Organization (USO)

USO centers are found worldwide - places where service members can connect to loved ones via Internet or phone, play a video game, catch a movie, have a snack or just put their feet up and relax. Last year, USO centers were visited more than 7 million times by military members and their families.

Medicare Skilled Nursing Home Care Facility

Rockwell Nursing Home, in Rockwell Iowa is "so much more than a nursing home".  They are also a rehabilitation center for those needing short-term placement following a hospitalization and a respite care provider offering short-term stays for those receiving care at home.

Patriot Mobility Inc

Patriot Mobility was founded with the determination and commitment to allow for better living through better solutions. We believe that no obstacle in life should ever become a lifetime restriction. Allowing yourself the freedom of mobility to live and enjoy each day is our goal.

Elder Care: First Steps

Caring for an aging parent, elderly spouse, domestic partner or close friend presents tough challenges. Often, you're not sure of the next step, or even the first step. This article from Aging Parents and Elder Care is a step-by-step guide to help you begin your care giving journey.

Nursing Home Health Care

We offer assisted living facilities, homes and apartment for senior citizens along with in home assisted living medicare coverage. Visit us for elderly assisted living communities and retirement nursing homes facility for senior citizens in Columbus Junction Iowa.

Senior Independent Living, Osage Iowa: In Home Care for seniors, Elderly Home Health Care

The perks of senior independent living / in home care for seniors are stress free living with a lifestyle that is active healthy and independent along with good facilities for elderly home health care. We also provide coordinated transportation, weekly housekeeping, laundry services, planned activities etc

Contact us:
914 Davidson Drive, Osage, IA 50461
641-732-3300

Drug Watch for Seniors

Usually drugs and medical devices improve the quality of life for those who are prescribed them. But sometimes drug and device vendors inadvertently put products on the market that aren't safe, ones that can make things much worse than why they were needed to treat the original ailment. Drugwatch can help seniors avoid drugs or a mix of drugs that can be more harmful than good.

Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) Program

Home Based Primary Care is a VA program that offers health care services to Veterans in their home. A VA physician oversees the health care team who provides the needed services. Home Based Primary Care is for Veterans who have complex health care needs for whom routine clinic-based care is not effective.

The program allows senior veterans to remain in their own homes longer by providing Veterans with skilled services, case management and help with activities of daily living. Examples include help with bathing, dressing, fixing meals or taking medicines. This program is also for Veterans who are isolated or their caregiver is experiencing burden and needs assistance or respite.

miliSOURCE Veterans Benefits

The FREE miliSOURCE app by Defense Mobile Corporation provides veterans benefits information and resources, including personalized, profile-driven benefits recommendations. Their comprehensive app includes a proprietary database of over 900 veterans benefits available from the VA, state veterans departments and veterans service organizations.

National Diabetes Prevention Program

The CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program is an evidence-based lifestyle change program for preventing type 2 diabetes. This year-long program helps participants make lifestyle changes such as eating healthier, including physical activity into their daily lives, and improving problem-solving and coping skills.

Diabetes Health Center on WebMD

The WebMD Diabetes Health Center includes a useful directory of information and resources for those interested in learning more about Type 2 Diabetes. Resources include; health tools, symptoms to look for and causes, tests, available treatments, and how to live with Type 2 Diabetes.

Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation

The Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation is a non-profit organization established and dedicated to seniors and United States military veterans, living in long-term care communities that have always had a burning desire to soar like an eagle.

Pets for Patriots

Their goal is to make the benefits of shelter pet adoption a reality for military personnel, ensuring many years of friendship, companionship and joy with their honorably adopted dog or cat.

American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry

The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry is a membership association of nearly 2,000 geriatric psychiatrists and other health care professionals in the United States, Canada, and abroad, dedicated to the mental well-being of older adults.

Veterans Angels Inc

Veterans Angels, Inc. provides senior veterans and their families information and support in applying for the VA benefit to help with the cost of care. There is no charge for their service.

BlueStar Caretaker Sentry Alert System

Caretaker Sentry Alert

Caretaker Sentry Alert System

You will be able to speak to our monitoring center from anywhere in your home or yard — you’re in good hands.

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