Care Initiatives invests in improving resident access to care

Serving resident transportation needs increases care access and quality of life

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (March 19, 2024) — As part of Care Initiatives’ commitment to improving the health and quality of life for Iowans, the state’s largest non-profit operator of skilled nursing facilities has invested more than $200,000 to support the transportation needs of residents. New wheelchair-accessible vans have been delivered to three skilled nursing facilities and will provide greater access to care, improve community engagement, and provide peace of mind for resident families.

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Nine Locations Receive Blue Ribbon in COVID-19 Vigilance Award

Skilled Nursing Locations Recognized for Commitment to Prevention

In recognition of their dedication and commitment to preventing the spread of COVID-19, nine Care Initiatives skilled nursing locations across Iowa have been recognized with Telligen’s Blue Ribbon in COVID-19 Vigilance Award. This places each organization on Telligen’s Iowa 2023 Blue Ribbon in COVID-19 Vigilance Recognition List.

The nine locations recognized include:

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Blue Stone Therapy Chosen by Care Initiatives as Rehabilitation Services Provider

Iowans to Benefit with Locally Focused Providers

West Des Moines, Iowa (Feb. 19, 2024) — Blue Stone Therapy, Iowa’s largest therapy provider, has been selected by Care Initiatives as the sole provider of rehabilitation services – including physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy – for Care Initiatives’ skilled nursing and hospice locations, beginning April 1, 2024.

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Two Upcoming Volunteer Trainings with Care Initiatives Hospice

As a hospice volunteer, your service is essential to the hospice team. Your time commitment is flexible, and you choose where to serve based on your talents and comfort level.

You can provide the gift of companionship by working side-by-side with professional staff to address patient needs in meaningful ways such as reading, playing music, playing games, or simply listening. Or you can volunteer your time helping our team in the office. Wherever you choose to serve, Care Initiatives Hospice provides the training you need to begin and ongoing support as you serve.

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