The APS Act established a program designed to meet the needs of vulnerable adults and to assure the availability of the program to all eligible persons. It places authority and responsibility for investigations and interventions in situations of abuse/neglect of vulnerable adults with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and local law enforcement agencies.
Adult Protective Services investigates reports of vulnerable adult abuse/neglect/exploitation, including self-neglect and intervenes when maltreatment is confirmed.
Adult Protective Services are provided with as little disruption to the client's life as possible. Whenever possible, clients are helped to live in the environment of their choice.
DHHS acknowledges that as long as adults can recognize the consequences of decisions they have made about their lives, the right to make those decisions must be respected, provided they are capable of making that choice.
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David City, NE
A noon meal is available for a suggested donation for individuals 60 years of age or older. Call 402-367-6131 one day in advance or by 9 am the day of to make a reservation. Meals are also available for those under 60 years of age for a fee.
There are individual, extenuating circumstances that may qualify someone to receive a noon meal for a suggested donation. Please call and visit with the Butler County Program Manager for details.
A salad bar is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays along with the regular meal. A suggested donation of $3.50 for individuals 60 years of age or older and a $4.50 fee for those under age 60 for the daily meal. Call for details.
Home Delivered Meals
These meals are available in David City and close distances. Each meal is one-third of the recommended daily nutritional needs for an individual. The meals are delivered by volunteers dedicated to helping others. Modified diets are also available with doctor's orders. Call for complete information or one day in advance to order a meal.
Health & Fitness
Foot care clinics, blood pressure screenings, and hearing aid services are offered at various times during the month. Special presentations and programs, many focusing on health education, are offered periodically throughout the year.
Tai Chi classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
What: Tai Chi is a graceful form of exerre ise th at i nvo Ives a series of movements, kn own as forms th at a re performed in a slow, focused manner combined with controlled breathing. It is a low impact exercise that puts minimal stress on muscles and joints-making it suitable for many older adults. It doesn't require special equipment and can be practiced indoors or outdoors, either alone or in a group.
Who: People who are 60 years of age or older.
Why: Each year, about one third of adults aged 65 years of age and older fall, and 20 to 30 percent of those who fall suffer moderate to severe injuries, such as bruises, hip fractures, and head traumas. Falls a re the le ad i ng ca use of in jury deaths and the most common ca use of non fatal injuries among this population. By taking a Tai Chi class you improve your strength and balance, and helps prevent falls. Research has shown that practicing Tai Chi, a balance-prompting exercise, is a very effective way for older adults to reduce the risk of falling and to maintain their independence.
FROG - Fitness Reaching Older Generations on Wednesdays: An exercise program led by a trained instructor. It is designed to help older adults improve their mobility and strength to help prevent injuries caused by falls. Exercise is low impact, with or without chair assistance, and only as strenuous as the participant wants it to be.
We have many activities for people to participate in such as quilting, puzzles, and cards. We have cards every Tuesday evening at 6:00 pm.
Public transportation for all ages is provided by the Butler County Transit Van. Service can be one way or round trip. We do have special rate days for Omaha, Lincoln and Columbus. For complete details, cost and scheduling call 402-367-6131.
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Phone: 402-367-6131 This is a taxi service in David City that is operated by volunteers. Call for more information or to schedule transportation. Advanced arrangements are necessary.)
An Aging Partners counselor is located at 370 N. Fifth St., David City. Call 402-367-4537 for advice and information on how to remain independent and in your own home.
Butler County Senior Services
Butler County Senior Services is dedicated to helping individuals age 60 and older live independently and remain an active and vital part of the community. We provide information on the network of services available to older adults and assist individuals and their families in accessing these services.
Butler County Senior Services is jointly sponsored by County, State and Federal funds made available through the Butler County Board of Supervisors and Aging Partners. Contributions for services and donations also help to support the program.
All activities and services of the Butler County Senior Services Program are provided without regard to race, color, creed, national origin or disability.
David City, NE
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McCool Junction, NE
Available to McCool Junction Seniors 60 years old or older on M/W/F at the Village Office at 11:30am. Suggested contribution of $4. Please call to reserve your meal at least 1 business day in advance.
To reserve a meal: (402) 362-7626. If no one answers, please leave a message clearly stating you name and what meal you are wanting. Ordering for a full week at a time is suggested.
Available to York seniors 60 years old or older on M/W/F at the York Senior Center at 11:45am-12:15pm. Suggested $4 contribution. Please call to reserve your meal at least 1 business day in advance.
To reserve a meal: Contact York County Aging Services (402) 362-7626. If no one answers, please leave a message clearly stating you name and what meal you are wanting. Ordering for a full week at a time is suggested.
David City, NE
Skilled nursing facility, licensed for medicare, medicaid, private pay and VA contracts. Therapy services daily. Nurses around the clock. Eden Alternative certified. Home like environment.
Office hours: 8-5
At Greene Place, our senior living community, we provide thoughtful, compassionate care in a warm, lively environment. We develop individual care plans to meet the needs of each resident, and a full-time registered nurse is available 24 hours a day to provide clinical oversight and coordination of care. Our community, just outside of Lincoln, features an open floor plan with activity rooms perfect for exercise class, cards, church services, puzzles, crafts, and bingo. Residents, friends, and family talk, relax, and join in performances around the piano in our bright and airy living area. We also provide transportation for everything from shopping trips to invigorating outings to the local lake. Contact us for more information about our Seward assisted living community.
Henderson Health Care is a nonprofit, community-based health care network located in the heart of rural Nebraska. We take pride in continually bringing new and innovative care and services to our facilities while preserving the traditions of patient-centered care that have characterized our philosophy for more than 65 years. Henderson Health Care encourages wellness, provides exceptional medical care and offers long term living alternatives for area residents.
Henderson Health Care owns and operates Henderson Community Hospital, Henderson Family Clinic, Henderson Care Center (nursing home), Rosewood Court (assisted living), and Prairie Garden Estates (independent living) and Sutton Family Practice Clinic in Sutton, Nebraska.
Community and home care services including private in-home nursing, bath aide and housekeeping/companionship care. Adult and child Immunization clinics, foot care clinics, voice care personal emergency response buttons, annual influenza shots.
330 N State Street
PO Box 316
"Sometimes asking for help is the most meaningful example of self-reliance." From the poem "Sometimes" by U.S. Senator Cory Booker
Polk County Health Department can provide Homemaker Chore Services such as:
Light Housekeeping (dusting, vacuuming, dishes, laundry, sweeping, mopping), Personal Care (meal preparation, bath assistance, medication set-up, errands/shopping, medical escort), and Companion/Respite services.
What does the admission process look like?
*They will come to your home
*Assess your individual needs
*Determine a plan to meet your individual needs
*Schedule services at acceptable times to you and your homechore worker
Fees for homemaker chore services are covered by private pay.
Private insurance and Medicare WILL NOT cover this service.
Scheduling for services needs to be done at least a week in advance.
Services can only be provided in Polk County.
Services will be provided by a Certified Nursing Assistant and/or Medication Aide.
For more information, contact:
Polk County Health Department
330 N State Street
PO Box 316
Osceola, NE 68651
Office hours Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
HoriSun Hospice staff and volunteers have the training and expertise to guide you through the entire information gathering process. We will discuss all of your care options and help you determine the right care for you and your family. When you call HoriSun Hospice, you will be encouraged to ask the questions that you may have been afraid to ask.
For over 50 years, Interim HealthCare has provided loved ones with compassionate and professional home care. With over 300 locations throughout the United States, our nurses, therapists, aides, companions and other healthcare professionals provide a wide range of services:
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Exercise classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10:30 to 11:00; and an equipped exercise room is available for use any time the Center is open. Also, for the convenience of seniors, the Memorial Health Care Systems provide yearly flu shots.
Noon meals are served five days per week, with the exception of holidays or when special activities are scheduled. Birthdays and anniversaries are celebrated each month with a special meal and program.
Fourth Thursday of each month
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Suggested Donation – $6
Large potato, toppings, homemade desserts, and coffee or tea!
Seward Senior Shuttle
The Seward Senior Shuttle provides transportation for senior citizens of Seward who are age 60 or older and are ambulatory. Transportation is provided within the City Limits and two miles beyond. Reservations may be made by calling 402-643-3177 between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. This service is provided through the Lied Senior Center and is funded entirely through contributions and donations from clientele, organizations and businesses without the use of tax funds. Riders are asked to donate at least $1 per trip.
FOOD SERVICE: 3 meals are offered each day (7 days per week). Breakfast at 7:00am, Lunch at 12 Noon, and Supper at 5:30pm. If possible, call to make a reservation (especially for the morning meal) at (402) 362-0127. If you are unable to make a reservation, please come regardless. If you are in need of food pantry items, you can pick up food 7 days per week from 6:30am - 7:00pm.
CLOTHING DISTRIBUTION: If anyone needs specific clothing items, they can call the Mission and we will make those items available for their selection. We will NOT have open door distribution during virus transmission concerns. Please call if you have a need and we will gladly serve your needs if we can. We do not charge for any of our services including clothing.
CLASSES AND CHAPELS: Discipleship classes and Chapel services will continue at this time. If there is a local outbreak we will reassess at that time. Teachers and Chapel leaders are encouraged to make decisions about their participation according to their personal health concerns.
DROPPING OFF DONATIONS: We depend on the generous “Gifts in Kind” from our communities. If you are concerned about coming into the Mission with your gifts, please call from your vehicle when you arrive and we will be glad to come out to you.
Living Water Mission also offers overnight accommodations for people in need. Please contact them (whether by phone or in person) to learn more about this program.
MAHONEY HOUSE ASSISTED LIVING
LIVE THE GOOD LIFE AT MAHONEY HOUSE
Located in one of York’s most beautiful and family-friendly neighborhoods, Mahoney House is the preferred Assisted Living community in York, Nebraska. Mahoney House offers residents a caring atmosphere, an active community, and a comfortable life. We would love for you to visit us with your family and loved ones and see for yourself!
FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND YOU
With Mahoney House’s convenient location in York, a host of dedicated services, and a wide array of amenities, each resident’s wants and needs are carefully tended to in an atmosphere dedicated to the closeness of family and friends. Residents enjoy their favorite board games, movies, entertainment, and other social activities in our large and comfy lounge areas throughout the community. The many activity spaces, services, and amenities at Mahoney House allow our residents to kick back, relax, and enjoy themselves with friends and family.
WE ARE AT YOUR SERVICE
Life at Mahoney House includes our dining program featuring fresh, home-cooked meals prepared by our chef; housekeeping; engaging programs; daily wellness checks and more. Our community features a library, activity and crafts room, and an outdoor gardening area. We also have a private dining room, should you wish to host a more intimate gathering with your family. We drive groups to local markets, restaurants, and attractions, too. Healthcare and shopping are minutes away, and East Hill Park and York College are nearby. Have a request? We are more than happy to take you wherever you need or want to go—just ask!
CARE THAT’S ALWAYS THERE
Our Assisted Living residents and residents’ families receive valuable peace of mind knowing that staff is available 24 hours a day. Prior to moving in, we speak with you and your physician to find just the right level of assistance that will allow you to enjoy your independence to the fullest. Together, we will compose an Individual Service Plan (ISP) to guide us in assisting you. We provide medication and treatment administration, special diet plans, shower assistance, dressing assistance, and more as needed. Our mission is to provide a lifestyle that fosters independence, actively engages the mind, invigorates the body and nurtures the spirit while offering you and your loved ones the peace of mind you deserve.
We are committed to serving your every need; from pre-planning to final arrangements and everything in between. We have been serving the families of Central Nebraska for over 100 years and will be here for you in your time of need.
We are committed to serving your every need; from pre-planning to final arrangements and everythng in between. We have been serving the families of Central Nebraska for over 100 years and will be here for you in your time of need.
About Our Facility
Our mission is to provide a Christian living environment in which residents are able to live with dignity while receiving quality care.
We are a certified and licensed nursing home providing short or long-term nursing care in a comfortable, residential atmosphere.
• Skilled nursing 24 hours per day, 7 days a week
• Physical therapy services
• Occupational therapy services
• Restorative care
Other Features Available:
• Individually decorated rooms to fit each resident
• Busy activity department
• Beautiful landscaping including neighboring Arboretum
• Local, dedicated, and professional staff selected due to their caring attitude
• Home cooked meals
• Newly updated construction in many parts of our facility
Midwest Covenant Home holds a history of more than 50 years of serving as a health care provider in the Stromsburg area. Our commitment continues as we look forward to the next 50+ years. We offer a continuum of care that prides just the right amount of assistance or skilled nursing for each of our residents.
The Senior Center of Milford provides services and activities for older adults (60+) in Seward County. The center offers low-cost nutritious meals five days per week. Reservations must be made one day in advance. On the second Thursday of each month, instead of the regular noon meal, brunch is served at 11:00 am, followed by BINGO at 11:30 am. Each Wednesday the center offers a hot dish and Salad Bar. One Wednesday each month is designated as Wellness Wednesday and features a speaker following the Salad Bar. The last Monday of the month a special noon meal with entertainment following, is scheduled to celebrate the Birthdays of that month. All are invited, but reservations must be made in advance.
A variety of recreational activities are offered daily, including crafts, card games, music, exercise classes and equipment. As well as day trips through Seward County Transit. If you have a talent you can share, please stop by!
The Milford Senior Shuttle operates between 9:00 am and 2:30 pm. You may use the shuttle for any stops around Milford, just contact the center, preferably the day before so we can have our drivers ready.
Many opportunities exist for volunteers to share their time and talents. Volunteers help by driving for the Senior Shuttle, picking meals up, preparing and serving meals, training people to use the exercise equipment, preparing for our fundraisers, teaching crafts and exercise classes to name a few.
The Center also offers regularly scheduled blood pressure screenings, blood sugar checks and foot care.
NE Lifespan Respite Network Brochure
Taking care of yourself - is one of the best ways to help your loved ones!
Respite is help for the helpers. Respite is a break for unpaid family caregivers caring for a loved one with special needs. Respite allows the family caregiver time away to care for their personal needs. Research shows that when family caregivers take time for themselves, they improve their physical and emotional health.
You can use respsite to: Go to the grocery store, visit the doctor, have lunch with a friend, take a nap, or anything else you need or want to reduce stress.
A family caregiver is a person who provides ongoing care for an individual unable to care for themself due to age, physical or mental disability, or illness. If your loved one cannot be left alone due to a special need, we can help.
Caregiving is rewarding, but also demanding and stressful. We offer information, education, and support. We are the place to contact to discuss your respite needs.
Who provides respite? There is some flexibility in finding providers. Your local respite coordinator can assist you with finding a provider in your area. You may be able to use family members, friends, or neighbors as paid providers. Depending on funding source, other possibilities include: organizations, camps, a trusted agency, a local volunteer-led organization or group, volunteer-led school-based program, equine program, faith-based or other approved activities. While your loved one is attending an activity, you are getting a break-and that's what respite is all about!
You can locate screened respite providers at nrrs.ne.gov/respite. Click on "Find a Provider."
Osceola Senior Center provides a variety of services that are available to Polk County. These services include: Congregate Meals/Nutrition Sites, Home Delivered Meals, Information & Referral, Leisure Activities/Recreation. This agency serves older adults that are 60 years old and older. Contact the agency for any eligibility questions. You can also contact your closest Aging & Disability Resource Center: Aging Partners.
Serves congregate meals 5 days a week and home delivered meals 7 days a week. Busy wheels, cards, pool, games, puzzles, fellowship, birthday parties.
The Polk County Health Department is located on the west side of the Courthouse Square in Osceola, Nebraska. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Polk County Health Department has been in existence since 1979. The services offered are available to all residents of Polk County, regardless of income status. Funding comes from a number of sources including: private contracts, private payment based on a fee for services, donations, grants and tax support from the Polk County Government.
330 North State Street
The Polk County Health Department has been in existence since 1979 The services offered are available to all residents of Polk County, regardless of income status. Funding comes from a number of sources including: private contracts, private payment based on a fee for services, donations, grants, and tax support from the Polk County Government.
Services of the department include: Homemaker/Chore Services, School Nursing, Health Screenings, Health Education Program, Pedicure Clinics, Blood Pressure Clinics, Public Flu Vaccines, Immunization Clinics - Adult and Childhood, Drug/Alcohol Testing, Lifeline, Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance.
To obtain services from the Polk County Health Department, simply contact the office at (402) 747-2211.
330 North State Street
Contact Polk County Health Department to learn about Lifeline options to help keep you or your aging loved ones safe.
Lifeline offers a range of choices to help maintain independence. Whether you need the go-anywhere protection of GoSafe, the automatic fall protection of AutoAlert, or the peace of mind offered by HomeSafe.
Contact Polk County Health Department to learn more. (402) 747-2211
330 North State Street
Clinics to monitor blood pressure will be held each Tuesday of the month. They will be held at the Senior Center and rotate between each town in Polk County.
First Tuesday - Osceola Senior Center
Second Tuesday - Shelby Senior Center
Third Tuesday - Stromsburg Senior Center
Fourth Tuesday - Polk Senior Center
Walk-ins are welcome any day of the week at the Polk County Health Department. Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm.
Polk County Health Department
330 North State Street
Osceola, NE 68651
330 North State Street
Pedicure Clinics will be held at the Polk County Health Department on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Please call the health department to make an appointment (402) 747-2211.
**Times are subject to change due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Congregate and Home Delivered Meal Program, meals are served Monday through Friday. The Osceola and Stromsburg Centers have Home Delivered meals on the weekends supplied by the nursing facilities. Holiday and Special Meals. Potluck meals once per month. Exercise and Nutrition Programs in all centers. Regular free blood pressure checks by Polk County Health Department. Pool and Pitch tournaments each month.
Pool, cards, puzzles, dominoes, morning coffee. and telecare. Bingo on 1st Wednesday, Cards or Dominoes every Tuesday afternoon, exercise on Mondays and Thursdays and Birthday Party every other month on the 3rd Friday. Potluck, Pool and Pitch tournaments. Hours-9am to 3 pm Monday through Friday except holidays.
Ridgewood is an award winning Medicare Certified skilled nursing & short-term rehabilitation care center. We are dedicated in providing world class rehabilitation, long-term care, and are devoted to memory care. We strive to improve our resident’s quality of life and personal well-being. That’s why providing “Dignity In Life” is our mission and our passion.
We are located in a newly renovated building, in a peaceful neighborhood directly north of Seward Public High School. Seward, known as the 4th of July capital, is a warm community with much religious and spiritual involvement and support.
Our excellent team is focused on helping and meeting the needs of our residents and their families. Every aspect of care here at Ridgewood reflects our mission of “Dignity In Life.”
Our 12-unit assisted living facility is located on the campus of Henderson Health Care, making it easily accessible to all services offered at Henderson Health Care.
Rosewood Court offers the comfort and privacy of your own living space while enjoying the luxury of some support services. Our staff is available 24-hours a day to provide you with services of your choice. Staff is available to provide your medications and medical supervision is provided by a Registered Nurse.
Every resident receives three meals each day along with weekly housekeeping and laundry services. Residents enjoy social interaction and planned activities in our Great Room and Garden Room areas. The dining room provides a great view to the courtyard where you can appreciate the beautiful landscaping and patio area. With three great floor plans you’ll be able to find the perfect unit to meet all of your needs.
Transportation that's available to all residents of Seward County regardless of financial situation and age! We are also ADA accessible! Give us a call and book your ride today!
The Shelby Senior Center had new facilities built in 1995. The Center provides noon meals, meals-on-wheels, a handi-bus, quilting, crafts, cards, bingo, pedicures, and programs. The facilities include: a kitchen, pool table, T.V. and VCR, piano, and magazines. The facilities are available for rent for functions (parties, graduations, anniversaries, etc.).
Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery
Twice a year the York Fire Department assists the York High School FFA program in changing batteries in smoke detectors. This service is for anyone not able or wanting to climb a ladder in their home to change batteries in their smoke detectors.
In certain conditions, they will also install your new detectors for you.
For more information, or to get on the list, call (402) 363-2610.
Congregate Meals 5 days a week-served at Senior Center. Home delivered meals 7 days a week, Shuffleboard, Vintage Voice, Pool, Cards, Puzzles, Craft Shop, Coffee and goodies, Meeting places, Blood Pressure checks, Aerobics, Pot Luck once a month, Busy Wheels, Tele-Care.