Community Resources - Council Bluffs

(All addresses/phone numbers are in Council Bluffs unless otherwise noted. Services that have toll-free or Omaha phone numbers also serve Pottawattamie County.)

January 2014 
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ABUSE/NEGLECT:
Elder Abuse (24-hour hotline) 800-362-2178
Adult Protective Services   417 E. Kanesville Blvd. 712-328-5661
Phoenix House Sexual Assault Services &  Domestic Violence Shelter www.dmdiocese.org/catholic-charities.cfm 712-328-0266
AGING SERVICES:
Connections Area Agency on Aging     300 W. Broadway, #240   http://www.connectionsaaa.org/ 800-432-9209
ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE/DEMENTIA
Alzheimer's Association, Midlands Chapter   705 N. 16th St.
http://www.alz.org/midlands/                     24-hour help line
712-322-8840
800-272-3900
COUNSELING/MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Alegent-Creighton Health Psychiatric Associates
801 Harmony St.,  #302
712-328-2609
Center for Healing and Hope, LLC
425 E. Kanesville Blvd. #102
712-256-9660
Heartland Family Service
515 E. Broadway
712-322-1407
Horizon Therapy Group
300 W. Broadway St. #270
712-256-7511
Mid-Iowa Family Therapy Clinic
136 S. 7th St.
712-325-1136
DRIVING CONCERNS: To report, an unsafe driver, send a signed letter to:
Iowa Department of Transportation
Office of Driver Services
P.O. Box 9204, Des Moines, IA 50306-9204
http://www.iowadot.gov
800-532-1121
EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEMS  
Alert USA    www.alertusa.org 800-789-6969
CVS Pharmacy Medical Alert System  www.medicalalertsystem.com 800-283-2300
5Star Urgent Response   www.greatcall.com/5Star 800-650-5921
Life Alert Emergency Response System   www.lifealert.net 800-982-0332
LifeLine Emergency Response System   http://philips.lifelinesystems.com 800-380-3111
Life Station Medical Alert System   www.lifestation.com 800-554-4600
MediGuard USA    www.mediguardusa.com 402-891-9700
MobileHelp   www.mobilehelpnow.com 800-800-1710
Premier Alert Systems   www.premieralertsystems.com 402-740-0650
Walgreens Ready Response   www.walgreensreadyresponse.com 866-310-9061
FINANCIAL NEEDS
Iowa Dept. of Human Services
417 E. Kanesville Blvd.
712-328-5661
Social Security Administration
Mid America Center, 20 Arena Way
866-331-9094
Pottawattamie County Veterans Affairs
223 S. 6th St.
712-328-5797
FITNESS (Exercise/water exercise programs for older adults)
The Bluffs Center   http://www.thecbcenter.org
714 S. Main St.
712-323-5995
YMCA of Council Bluffs   http://council-bluffs.metroymca.org
7 S. 4th St.
712-322-6606
HANDICAP PARKING PERMITS  www.iowadot.gov/mvd/ovs/disabled.htm
Driver's License Examining Station
1751 Madison Ave.
712-323-1219
HOME HEALTH CARE AGENCIES: Medical/Nursing Care Services
Alegent-Creighton Health At Home 800-829-1099
Recover Health    www.recoverhealth.org  712-325-8989
Right at Home   www.rightathome.net 402-551-0611
Traveling Angels 402-618-0018
Visiting Nurse Association   www.thevnacares.org 712-328-3990
HOME SERVICES: NON-MEDICAL (Housekeeping, meals, companions, etc.)
Comfort Keepers   www.comfortkeepers.com/office-315 712-256-5800
Home Instead Senior Care   www.homeinstead.com/110 402-292-6611
Right At Home   www.rightathome.net 402-551-0611
Connections Area Agency on Aging   http://www.connectionsaaa.org/ 800-432-9209
HOME/VEHICLE SPECIAL NEEDS MODIFICATION  
League of Human Dignity   www.leagueofhumandignity.com
1520 Avenue "M"
712-323-6863
HOSPICE SERVICES  
AseraCare Hospice   http://www.aseracare.com/council-bluffs 712-325-1751
Hospice of Southwest Iowa   www.hospiceofsouthwestiowa.org  712-352-1389
Hospice With Heart   www.hospicewithheart.org 712-325-6802
HOUSING: ASSISTED LIVING (# Facility has a dementia care unit)
Amelia House
57 W. Ferndale Dr.
712-325-4400
Avoca Lodge
610 E. York Rd. (Avoca)
712-343-2400
Bethany Heights
11 Elliott St.
712-328-8228
Fox Run Assisted Living Community
3121 Mac Inerry Dr.
712-256-2741
Hansen House Memory Care Residence #
2331 Nash Blvd
712-242-5734
Oakland Heights
904 N. Scenic Dr. (Oakland)
712-482-3566
Primrose Retirement Community
1801 E. Kanesville Blvd.
712-352-1111
Risen Son Christian Village #
3000 Risen Son Blvd.
712-366-9655
HOUSING: INDEPENDENT LIVING (*Subsidized rent or income-limits)
Bethany Heights
11 Elliott St.
712-328-8228
Bluffs Towers *
38 Pearl St.
712-322-9392
Dudley Court *
201 N. 25th St.
712-322-1901
Harmony Court
173 Bennett Ave.
712-388-9000
Kanesville Heights Apartments*
2310 Sherwood Dr.
712-256-5608
Primose Retirement Community
1801 E. Kanesville Blvd.
712-352-1111
Regal Towers *
505 S. 6th St.
712-322-1491
Risen Son Christian Village
3000 Risen Son Blvd.
712-366-9655
The Rose of Council Bluffs *
2306 Sherwood Dr.
712-322-1000
LEGAL SERVICES
(Iowa State Bar Association) Find-A-Lawyer Service   www.iowabar.org  515-243-3179
Legal Aid of Southwest Iowa
532 1st Ave. #300
800-532-1275
Legal Hotline For Older Iowans (Legal Aid Society)   www.iowalegalaid.org 800-992-8161
Iowa Power of Attorney/Living Will Document (downloadable)
http://www.finance.cch.com/tools/downloads/iowahcpoa.pdf#search=%22health%20care%20power%20of%20attorney%20and%20Iowa%22
 
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT/ASSISTIVE DEVICES
Help Adult Services   www.helpadultservices.org (Loans medical equipment at no cost)
1941 S. 41st St., #200, Omaha, NE
402-341-6559
Mobilis, Inc.
2701 Broadway
712-308-8179
MEDICAL INSURANCE
Social Security Administration
Mid-America Center, 20 Arena Way
866-331-9094
Senior Health Insurance Information Program   http://therightcalliowa.gov 800-351-4664
Medicaid/Medicaid Waiver Programs   Iowa Department of Human Services 712-328-5661
Veterans Administration Medical Benefits   www.va.gov/healthbenefits/online 877-222-8387
MEDICAL SERVICES  
Immanuel Pathways PACE (Program of All inclusive Care for the Elderly).  http://immanuelpathways.org
Primary health care, dental services, prescription medications, physical and occupational therapies, counseling, and social services.
1702 N. 16th St.
712-256-7284
NURSING HOMES ( # Facilities that have special care dementia units)
Avoca Nursing/Rehab. Cr.
600 E. York St. (Avoca)
712-343-6398
Bethany Lutheran Home #
7 Elliot St.
712-328-9500
Midlands Living Center
2452 N. Broadway
712-323-7135
Northcrest Care Center
34 Northcrest Dr.
712-328-2333
Oakland Manor Nursing Home
737 North Highway (Oakland)
712-482-6403
Regency Rehab #
1600 McPherson Ave.
712-322-9285
Risen Son Christian Village #
3000 Risen Son Blvd.
712-366-9655
IOWA LONG TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN   www.iowaaging.gov 866-236-1430
NUTRITION PROGRAMS: Home delivered meals and community meal sites
Connections Area Agency on Aging  http://www.connectionsaaa.org/ 800-432-9209
RESPITE CARE (In-Home Companion Service)
HELP Adult Services   www.helpadultservices.org
1941 S. 42nd St. #200, Omaha, NE
402-341-6559
SENIOR CENTERS (Congregate meals and recreation programs) Southwest 8 Senior Services
Carter Lake Senior Center
626 Locust St. (Carter Lake)
712-347-6102
Lakin Senior Center
715 N. 16th Ave.
712-310-1504
Neola Senior Center
110 4th St. (Neola)
712-485-2179
Oakland Senior Center
618 N Highway (Oakland)
712-482-3353
The Center   www.thecbcenter.org
714 Main St.
712-323-5995
TRANSPORTATION
Council Bluffs Special Transit Program  
http://www.councilbluffs-ia.gov/index.aspx?NID=361
712-328-4634              

The Community Resource List for Older Adults and Caregivers is updated at least once annually and may be duplicated with proper acknowledgement.

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Compiled by:
Susan V. Murray, CMSW, LMHP
Division of Geriatrics & Gerontology
University of Nebraska Medical Center

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