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  • Care Initiatives Hospice - Sioux City see success with winter clothing drive

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – A local clothing drive has started to drop off items for Woodbury County children to have during the winter.

    Care Initiatives Hospice finished their first-ever winter clothing drive on Sunday and began to deliver those items to one of two locations around Siouxland.

    “Some families can’t afford a coat, or maybe their child ruined a coat or grew out of it, and they were only budgeting for one coat. It was good to be able to have these later in the winter season, so they have the option for another coat,” said Megan Julifs, Care Initiatives Hospice....

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  • Care Initiatives welcomes new Regional Director of Operations

    Andrew Wagg, MBA, LNHA, ALMC has joined Care Initiatives as the Eastern Iowa Regional Director of Operations.

    He holds a degree in business administration from Coe College and a master’s of business administration with emphasis in human resource management from Mount Mercy University. Andrew is a licensed nursing home administrator in multiple states and is also a certified assisted living manager in Iowa.

    Andrew started his healthcare administration career in 2006 as an administrator of a small rural facility with the Healthcare of Iowa Management Group. He went on to...

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  • Community rallies to make seniors’ spirits bright

    (CEDAR RAPIDS, December 2020) Celebrating the holiday season looks much different than past years. However one thing remains the same – the holiday spirit. This was made evident to the residents and staff at Heritage Specialty Care in large part due to the Cedar Rapids Police Department and the Linn County Attorney’s Office.

    “We usually do some kind of outreach activity for the holiday,” said Crime Prevention and Community Outreach Officer Shannon Sampson. “We often help with children or families in need.”  So this year, based on a suggestion from a coworker, the department decided...

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