DES MOINES, IOWA (February 22, 2024) — Long-term care access and delivery has been a challenge in Iowa for years, with the pandemic hitting the state particularly hard, resulting in spiraling staffing shortages and facility closures — but there may be good news at last.

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DAVENPORT, IOWA (February 8, 2024) “Each Ivy Healthcare Group facility stands out in their own unique way, and the Ivy at Davenport is no exception. Hearing from faculty about the thoughtful heartfelt ways in which they go above and beyond in caring for their residents is inspiring.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 29, 2024)  On Monday, February 12, dozens of Alzheimer’s Association advocates from across the state will gather at the Iowa State Capitol to ask their state legislators to support two important priorities that will improve Alzheimer’s and dementia early-detection, diagnosis, and care for individuals living with the disease and their families in all Iowa communities.

MUSCATINE, IOWA (January 18, 2024) The assisted living residents at Lutheran Living Senior Campus (Lutheran Living) as well as their families are highly satisfied, according to a recent survey.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (January 12, 2024) — Hazardous travel conditions across portions of the ImpactLife service region are taking a toll on our region’s blood supply. A large portion of the ImpactLife service region received heavy snow overnight, which is expected to continue throughout the day on Tuesday. Winter weather has forced the cancellation of numerous blood drives, with many donors unable to keep scheduled appointments at ImpactLife Donor Centers as well.

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA (January 11, 2024) — Heather Alaniz PT DPT OCS brings diverse expertise as a new physical therapist in the Des Moines University Clinic — Physical Therapy. She previously practiced at Breathe Physical Therapy and Wellness in Des Moines, where she treated patients with diverse pelvic floor disorders, pre- and postpartum issues, and orthopedic conditions.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (January 1, 2024) — Becky Nakashima Brooke is a dedicated end-of-life doula and holistic practitioner. During this free community event, held January 20, 4-5PM, at 220 Emerson Pl, she will share her compassionate mission aimed at transforming the end-of-life experience into a sacred journey filled with support, guidance, and empowerment.

DES MOINES, IOWA (December 20, 2023) Brad Thill started gardening and planting trees as a way to relax after war.

A retired Army veteran with more than fourteen deployments throughout the Eastern hemisphere, Thill calls horticulture therapeutic a way to tamp down the anxiety and migraines that come with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries tied to combat.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (December 20, 2023) — Family and friends of Charly Erpelding will remember her generous spirit in Thursday's “Give Like Charly” Blood Drive, scheduled 10AM-5PM, Thursday, December 21, at Bettendorf High School. It’s sure to be a bittersweet day, filled with good memories and the community coming together to support the Erpelding family as well as the blood supply.

DES MOINES, IOWA (December 15, 2023) — Governor Kim Reynolds announced the extension of a disaster proclamation for S