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Hospice Meeting Benefits Local Children and African Orphans
Care Initiatives Hospice held its second annual summit on Tuesday, September 29. Dozens of staff from all over Iowa came together to hear about the state of Care Initiatives Hospice, recommit to Care Initiatives’ Core Values and to plan for the future.
In addition, the group uses the opportunity to benefit children in need. Staff donated new toys to kick start Care Initiatives’ annual campaign for Toys for Tots. A fundraiser to benefit the...
Atlantic Specialty Care Passes State Survey with Zero Deficiencies
Atlantic Specialty Care is pleased to announce that it has received a “Deficiency Free” result on its annual survey in October by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals.
The annual survey, which is conducted over several days, covers over 500 quality, safety and performance issues such as medication management, proper skin care, assessment of resident’s needs, respect for residents rights and dignity, food service,...
Hospice caregivers head to Washington to meet with policy makers
For the second consecutive year, two staff members of Care Initiatives Hospice are traveling to Washington DC to advocate on behalf of Iowa’s hospice patients and providers. Social Worker Sue Flemming of Sioux City and Volunteer Coordinator Kristie Sents of Waterloo feel that this return trip will continue to ensure support for hospice care at the end of life.
On July 13, Flemming and Sents will attend an intensive advocacy training program by the National Hospice and
Palliative Care Organization. The topic of the training will be how to discuss certain aspects of hospice...
Valley View Nursing and Rehab Center Employee Receives Honor
ELDORA, IA – Cassie Heetland, certified medical assistant (CMA) at Valley View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, has been named as an Iowa Health Care Association (IHCA) Foundation scholarship recipient. IHCA ICAL Director of Workforce and Home Care Services Julie Adair presented Heetland with the Foundation’s $1,000 John R. Grubb Scholarship for her outstanding commitment to long term services and supports and...
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