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Amada Senior Care Cedar Rapids

Compassionate caregiving and long-term senior care insurance claims expertise

Accredited VA Provider

Laura and Ben Hartson, owners of Amada Senior Care Cedar Rapids, understand their role represents a deep commitment to the cherished senior  population in the Greater Cedar Rapids area encompassing Iowa County, Johnson County and Linn County. Both being Iowa natives and avowed University of Iowa Hawkeye fans, Laura and Ben have spent their lives in various aspects of healthcare—Laura first in pharmaceutical sales and then medical device.

Says Laura, “I was working with lymphedema pumps: providers, clinicians, and patients,” she says. “It’s very much patient-oriented, something that seamlessly transfers to my Amada Senior Care clients and their families. Everyone deserves to feel valued, supported, comfortable, and confident in the people providing their care. That’s our mission.”

The son of a NICU nurse who grew up in the world of healthcare, Ben brings 20 years of “absolutely passionate” and compassionate caregiving experience to senior home care. A former skilled nursing facility CNA, he has also held various key roles at Iowa City group homes. Additional work with special needs individuals and those afflicted with Parkinson’s disease, ALS, and other conditions expertly qualifies him as an in-home care coordinator to train the Amada Cedar Rapids care team and guide vulnerable seniors and their families through the caregiving process.

Laura believes elders make up the foundation for every community, so delivering exceptional in-home care that makes seniors’ lives easier, safer and more joyful has the best positive influence on seniors and their families. Laura and the entire Amada Cedar Rapids care team understand it not only is an honor but also a reflection of their clients’ trust to be invited into their homes and lives. “Trust Amada Senior Care when someone you love needs us,” Laura says. “We’re here for the whole family with the best-quality compassionate care and genuine companionship.”

Laura and Ben Hartson, owners of Amada Senior Care Cedar Rapids, understand their role represents a deep commitment to the cherished senior population in the Greater Cedar Rapids area encompassing Iowa County, Johnson County and Linn County. Both being Iowa natives and avowed University of Iowa Hawkeye fans, Laura and Ben have spent their lives in various aspects of healthcare—Laura first in pharmaceutical sales and then medical device.

Says Laura, “I was working with lymphedema pumps: providers, clinicians, and patients,” she says. “It’s very much patient-oriented, something that seamlessly transfers to my Amada Senior Care clients and their families. Everyone deserves to feel valued, supported, comfortable, and confident in the people providing their care. That’s our mission.”

The son of a NICU nurse who grew up in the world of healthcare, Ben brings 20 years of “absolutely passionate” and compassionate caregiving experience to senior home care. A former skilled nursing facility CNA, he has also held various key roles at Iowa City group homes. Additional work with special needs individuals and those afflicted with Parkinson’s disease, ALS, and other conditions expertly qualifies him as an in-home care coordinator to train the Amada Cedar Rapids care team and guide vulnerable seniors and their families through the caregiving process.

Laura believes elders make up the foundation for every community, so delivering exceptional in-home care that makes seniors’ lives easier, safer and more joyful has the best positive influence on seniors and their families. Laura and the entire Amada Cedar Rapids care team understand it not only is an honor but also a reflection of their clients’ trust to be invited into their homes and lives. “Trust Amada Senior Care when someone you love needs us,” Laura says. “We’re here for the whole family with the best-quality compassionate care and genuine companionship.”

Amada Caregivers are Trained to Provide Assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) such as:

In-Home Senior Care Bathing

Bathing

Light Housekeeping

Light Housekeeping

In-Home Senior Care Dressing Assistance

Dressing

In-Home Senior Care Transpotation

Errands/Shopping

In-Home Senior Care Meal Preparation, Feeding

Meal Preparation, Feeding

In-Home Senior Care Toileting Assistance ADL

Toileting

In-Home Senior Care Non Medical Assistance

Most Non-Medical Assistance

Medication Reminders - Amada Senior Care In-Home ADLs

Medication Reminders

In-Home Senior Care - Walking, Ambulation, Exercise Assistance

Walking, Ambulation

If you or your loved one could use assistance with these or other activities of daily living, we invite you to contact us today for a free Care Needs Consultation with an experienced member of the Amada Senior Care Cedar Rapids team. Our trained and compassionate caregivers provide the highest-quality, in-home care to seniors living in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Marion, Mount Vernon, North Liberty, Shellsburg, Solon, West Branch, Williamsburg, and surrounding communities in Iowa County, Linn County and Johnson County . We know that each of our clients has unique needs, desires, and budgets, and we are able to customize a care plan ideal for each situation.

Our personal involvement doesn’t simply end with caregiver placement: we also monitor our caregivers and regularly check in with clients and their families to ensure that we are doing all we can to help them live safer, happier, and more fulfilled lives.

Long-Term Care Insurance Claims Experts

Review Policies and Verify Benefits
Long-term care insurance can help you or your loved one get the senior care you deserve, but it’s important that you understand your policy and what it entitles you to. We will help you make sense of your LTCi policy and verify your benefits so you can be sure you are using them to your greatest advantage.

Process Claims and Submit Paperwork
The experts at the Amada LTCi Resource Center will walk you through the completion of claims forms and other paperwork, which can help you get quality senior care more quickly.

Amada Senior Care Cedar Rapids help

Your Personal LTCi Advocates
Members of our Amada family never need to feel stuck waiting on hold to speak with a representative of their LTCi carrier. We have built professional relationships with most carriers and administrators, and are happy to call our contacts directly to advocate for you.

Amada Senior Care Cedar Rapids claims management

Benefit Assignments and Payment Monitoring
We will help you use your LTCi benefits most effectively by assigning them to a care plan specific to your unique needs. We can also take over payment monitoring or even bill your LTCi carrier directly, so you have one less thing to worry about.

Our Commitment

For the members of our team at Amada Senior Care Cedar Rapids, providing in-home senior care is much more than just a job; it is a fulfillment of our personal goal to enrich the lives of our clients at every level. Whether it is helping a client to adjust his or her care plan, engaging in an activity or hobby a client likes, sharing a friendly word with a family member, or preparing a meal that tastes like home to a client, we truly enjoy what we do—and it shows.

Trust the Amada Cedar Rapids care team when someone you love needs us. We're here for the whole family.

Ben and Laura Hartson

Trust the Amada Cedar Rapids care team when someone you love needs us. We're here for the whole family.

Laura and Ben Hartson

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Average rating:  
 11 reviews
 by Janice
Care by Kayla at Amada Care

We were so pleased when Kayla watched my mother when iI went for a jospital test. She was very friendly, attentive, and provided exceptional care. Mom felt very relaxed and comfortable having Kayla here and talking with her. I am so impressed with Laura Hartson and Anada Seniior Care. I will definitely look forward to having Kayla come again. Such a positive experience!!

 by Kathleen H. Staley, PhD
Best Care and Best Guidance on Long-Term Care Policy

I have been so very pleased with the excellent services Amada Senior Care is providing for my husband with his decline in mental capacity. Laura and Ben have gone beyond any of my expectations to help us make the transition to their care. Their help in managing our long-term care insurance has been outstanding and has relieved me of a burden that was difficult for me to manage. Our caretaker, Julie, provides THE BEST care for my husband. Her warmth, kindness, intelligence, and engaging personality have made a strong and enduring relationship that is most helpful for my husband. I am very grateful and feel quite secure in leaving my husband in such competent hands. For a rating, I would give the Amada Senior Care five + stars!

 by Stephanie D.

I was blown away by the level of care and attention that Amada Senior Care provided to my father. The caregivers were kind, respectful, and attentive to his needs, and they always went above and beyond to make sure he was comfortable and happy. I would recommend Amada to anyone in need of exceptional senior care.

 by Marcus J

My family and I are grateful for the support that Amada Senior Care provided during a difficult time. The caregivers were compassionate and attentive, and they provided excellent care for my mother. The staff at Amada Senior Care were also incredibly helpful in navigating the complex world of insurance and financing options. They went above and beyond to make sure that my mother received the care she needed. I highly recommend this company to anyone in need of senior care services.

 by Deb

Amada Senior Care provided exceptional care and support to my grandfather during his final months. The caregivers were kind, patient, and always willing to lend a listening ear. They worked with us to create a customized care plan that addressed all of his needs, and they were always available

 by Mary Corbin
Positive experience

Amada did a great job accessing my long term care insurance . The caregiver was very reliable , competent and pleasant. She was able to address my care needs completely. Overall I was happy with Amada Senior Care and would highly recommend their services.

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Senior Housing Advising

When seniors or their loved ones begin to feel that they require more support than in-home care and assistance with basic ADLs, it may be time to consider transitioning to an assisted living community.

Senior Housing Guidance and Assistance
Senior Care Housing Options

This is an emotional decision for everyone involved, and our goal at Amada Senior Care in Cedar Rapids is to guide families through the placement process with wisdom, empathy, and competence.

For some seniors, an assisted living community, typically offering non-complex medical services, may be a good fit. Others may require a bit more support and may be better served in a nursing home or different type of care community.

The team at Amada Senior Care Cedar Rapids has years of experience with senior care in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Marion, Mount Vernon, North Liberty, Shellsburg, Solon, West Branch, Williamsburg, and surrounding communities in Iowa County, Linn County and Johnson County . As a result, we have deep knowledge of all local care communities and can make sure our clients find the ideal placement to suit their care needs, locations, lifestyles, and budgets.

We also rely on our extensive experience to help our clients make full use of all benefits available to them, including veterans’ benefits and Long-Term Care Insurance benefits. The costs of assisted living may intimidate many families, but we can help them make financial decisions with confidence. To further ease cost concerns, the Amada Cedar Rapids team is pleased to offer its placement services free of charge.

When in-home care is no longer ideal for our clients, we are honored to guide them through this next phase. Our specialty is referring seniors to the right community or placement for them, which may include:

  • Assisted living communities
  • Large and small communities
  • Independent living communities
  • Board and care homes
  • Adult family homes
  • Senior care homes
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Alzheimer/dementia communities

Veterans Assistance Programs

Many of our veterans, their spouses, and their families may not be aware of their potential eligibility for financial assistance from the government. At Amada Senior Care Cedar Rapids, we are dedicated to helping individuals eligible for VA Aid and Attendance benefits and other forms of financial support take full advantage of these resources.

To learn more about Aid and Attendance and other benefits for veterans, please

Click here for a Free Veteran’s Care Needs Consultation.

How is Aid and Attendance Eligibility Determined?

1. Military Service

  • A minimum of 90 days of active duty, with at least one of those days during wartime.
  • Must not have been dishonorable discharged.

2. Personal Care Needs

  • Applicant must currently require assistance with activities of daily living, such as walking, eating, toileting, or dressing.

3. Income

  • Majority of applicant’s income must currently be spent on care expenses.
  • The percentage of income currently spent on care will determine the benefits they receive.

4. Assets

  • The VA will determine an acceptable threshold for applicants’ assets.
  • Determination of financial assets will depend upon age and financial need.

How VA Aid and Attendance Benefits can Help You:

Through the use of VA benefits, seniors gain more financial flexibility for their care plans and potential placements. This may include:

  • More in-home care.
  • The community of their choice.
  • Benefits paid monthly with no repayment required.
  • Benefits are paid directly to claimants by the United States Treasury and are tax-free.

"I cannot thank you enough for sending a caring, competent professional to help my father. I would highly recommend your organization!"

Deborah O.