Disability Rights Iowa400 East Court Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
Telephone: 515.278.2502 or Toll Free: 800.779.2502
Ida Services, Inc.651 First Street
Battle Creek, IA 51006
Office hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Description of services: ISI helps integrate consumers into being active and supporting members of the community through different services. Services that are provided include: Day Habilitation, Pre-Vocational, Individual and Group Employment Services, Supported Community Living and Residential Services.
Telephone: 712.365.4339 ext. 11
Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)Horn Memorial Hospital
701 East Second Street
Ida Grove, IA 51445
Contact Person: Jeri Skaren in the front office at Horn Memorial Hospital logs calls and refers them to the volunteers.
Description of services: The SHIIP program provides counseling on insurance issues for Medicare recipients. Two volunteers staff the service. Clients can receive education on benefits and costs provided by Medicare Parts A and B, explanation of coverage options for Medicare supplements, Medicare Advantage, or Part D Prescription coverage. Part D comparisons will help you choose the lowest cost to you prescription drug coverage. Some assistance can be provided to help a person navigate the system when they have billing or other issues with their insurance provider. SHIIP volunteers help you compare coverage, not advise you what you purchase.
Connections Area Agency on Aging2301 Pierce Street
Sioux City, IA 51104 (Sioux City Branch)
Telephone: 712.279.6900 or Toll Free: 800.432.9209
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Description of services: Connections Area Agency on Aging provides: Information and referral services for long term care options and needs; Case Management for assistance with access and coordination of services; a Nutrition program offering Home Delivered Meals, Congregate meal sites, frozen meals as well as nutritional counseling. We also provide advocacy and assistance with Medicare and Medicare Part D (SHIIP sponsor and Senior Medicare Patrol sponsor). We have Family Caregiver services to provide support and information to caregivers. Our Elder Abuse and Prevention Awareness Program (EAPA) provides support and information with issues of Elder rights. Education and training including evidence based programs and health prevention programs. We also oversee four HUD housing complexes.