The Southwestern Center for Independent Living (SWCIL) is a private, non-profit, consumer controlled, non-residential,
community based organization whose direction is determined by and for people with disabilities. Emphasis is placed
on improving the quality of life for all people with disabilities who live in southwestern Minnesota.
Synergy Home Care provides Companionship; Light Housekeeping; Medication Reminders; Surgery/Cancer Recovery; Alzheimers/Dementia Care and much more! They are available 24-Hours every day. To find a local office in your area please call 1-877-230-4849.
Find all the information you need here for VA Home Loans! Whether its purchasing or problems making your payments. Please contact us at the Chapter Office if we can assist you in any way!
The caring professionals at the Veterans Crisis Line are specially trained and experienced in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances. Many of the responders are Veterans themselves and understand what Veterans and their families and friends have been through and the challenges Veterans of all ages and service eras face.
Since its launch in 2007, the Veterans Crisis Line has answered more than 400,000 calls and made more than 14,000 life-saving rescues. In 2009, the Veterans Crisis Line added an anonymous online chat service, which has helped more than 4,000 people.
In 2011, the National Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline was renamed the Veterans Crisis Line to encourage Veterans and their families and friends to make the call. People who know a Veteran best may be the first to recognize emotional distress and reach out for support when issues reach a crisis point—and well before a Veteran is at risk of suicide.
To make sure all Veterans and their loved ones are aware of the Veterans Crisis Line, VA is coordinating with communities and partners nationwide to let Veterans and their loved ones know that support is available whenever, if ever, they need it.
Wild Dakota Outdoor Television is an outdoor television program that specializes in hunting and fishing programs. Check out their website for more information!
The nonprofit Fisher House Foundation administers the "Hero Miles" program for the Department of Defense in accordance with Public Law 108-375, Section 58, the FY 05 Defense Authorization Act. The program is comprised of individual airlines whose passengers donate their frequent flyer miles to assist service members and their families. Specifically, Fisher House Foundation provides free airline tickets to military men and women who are undergoing treatment at a military or VA medical center incident to their service in Iraq or Afghanistan, and their families.
They’ve served with strength and dignity. They’ve sacrificed so much to protect our country and everything it stands for. They are our heroes, and this is the place to honor them. Tell their stories. Share their photographs. Let the world know what your son or daughter, mother or father, friend or colleague, has done to make the world a better place. Honor a hero — your hero — today!
Military Connection is a woman-owned business located in Simi Valley, California, near the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. We have been in business since 1999. We take great pride in assisting many military charities. Our mission is to serve the active military including the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, the Reserves including Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Reserve and the National Guard. We are also honored to serve Veterans, retirees, DoD civil servants and their spouses and dependents.
Welcome home and thank you for your service to our country! VA is ready to provide health care and more to our newest veterans returning from the armed services. Here are some of the benefits VA provides that you need to know about: Health Care Eligibility for 5 years; Dental Benefits; OEF/OIF Programs; and much more!
Prescription Refills, Healthy Living and Talking to Your Doctor Online:
Veterans who are enrolled in a VA facility, registered on My HealtheVet and complete the one-time In-Person Authentication process, can:
* refill their VA prescriptions online by viewing their Rx medication names (not just the Rx numbers)
* get VA Wellness Reminders
* when available, participate in Secure Messaging with your health care team*
….all available 24/7, where ever there is Internet access.
Those registered can now download their personal information that is stored in My HealtheVet from the new Blue Button. This makes it possible for My HealtheVet users to view, print, or save their health data that are currently available in My HealtheVet.
It puts you in control of your information stored in My HealtheVet.
*now available through some VA clinics and expanding to others throughout 2010 & 2011
The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors. “Honoring and Empowering wounded warriors.” Purpose To raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women To help severely injured service members aid and assist each other To provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs Core Values Fun Integrity Loyalty Innovation Service
The purpose of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs is to support national objectives by providing highly trained units capable of mobilizing for active federal service in time of war or national emergencies; to provide units organized, manned, trained, and equipped to assist civil authorities in the protection of life and property; to preserve order and public safety under direction of the Governor; to protect lives and property through direction and coordination of state and local government; to aid and assist veterans and their dependents in securing local, state, and federal entitlements/services for which they are eligible; and to provide a comfortable independent living environment, along with adequate medical support, for eligible veterans and their spouses, widows, or widowers.
Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. We have reformed our department internally and are striving for high quality, prompt and seamless service to veterans. Our department's employees continue to offer their dedication and commitment to help veterans get the services they have earned. Our nation's veterans deserve no less.
Proud to Serve Veterans Canine Companions for Independence has provided many assistance dogs to US war veterans across the country. With the increase in wounded veterans who could benefit from an assistance dog, we want to do more. For a veteran making a new start putting their life back together from an injury, an assistance dog can provide the help they need to regain independence. Questions? Please email us at email@example.com or call 800-572-BARK (2275)
South Dakota defines an assisted living facility as a freestanding building that provides personal support and services that extend beyond room, board and laundry to more than five people.
South Dakota requires home health care agencies to provide care to individuals in their residence, that the staff demonstrate that they follow a physician's instructions when caring for a client with a written health care plan, that supervisory visits take place during care, that the staff maintain complete medical records for each client and that the person receiving the care have a medical condition which precludes them from leaving their home without considerable effort or assistance. The home health care business must give the care no more than once a day and no more than five days in any one week. Those South Dakota Medicare-certified programs are surveyed annually against the Medicare Conditions of Participation.
South Dakota Home Health Care Resources
The South Dakota Division of Adult Services and Aging has a variety of services for individuals who are unable to complete the essential activities of daily living. You can learn more about eligibility and the services in your area at their web site or call 1-866-854-5465. An Adult Services and Aging Specialist will complete and assessment to determine if any of the following services would be appropriate:
•Specialized Medical Equipment or Supplies
For additional information about various home health care options, many home health care agencies have joined together for a cooperative partnership that is the South Dakota Association of Healthcare Associations which can help refer you to one of their member agencies as needed.
South Dakota contains 113 certified Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes. These nursing homes have a total of 6,982 available beds for skilled nursing residents and at the time when we updated this data 91% of those beds were full. The overall average Medicare 5 Star Quality rating for South Dakota skilled nursing homes is 3.3 which ranks 28 nationally.
Your AARP Membership Card makes it easy to take advantage of all the programs, services and discounts AARP members value most. Carry your card everywhere, then swipe it or show it to receive your AARP member benefits.