What really impresses me is the way the staff treat the residents. They are attentive, kind, supportive and encouraging in every way. They are positive, patient, and remain calm with upset residents. They listen carefully to the residents complaints/concerns and calmly and proactively address the issue(s).

RCCC is a beautiful facility. It is clean, well maintained and appears to be functional, efficient and effective. It provides residents with a home that is pleasant and addresses their needs.

The people of Ruthven are very fortunate to have the RCCC. This allows long term residents to live out their remaining years in Ruthven near family and friends and the community they have called "home" for many years.


Aging in the Know http://www.healthinaging.org

Resources that the American Geriatrics Society has developed. It has up-to-date information for people on health and aging.

America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) http://www.ahip.org

Website has brochures and other information on long-term care insurance.

American Health Care Association http://www.ahca.org

Information to help you understand the different types of long-term care, how to select the level of long-term care that is right for you, and what you should look for in a long-term care insurance policy.

Arthritis Foundation http://www.arthritis.org

Focuses on research, preventions and quality of life.

Hawkeye Care Centers http://hawkeyecare.com

Iowa Area Agencies on Aging http://agina.iowa.gov/aaa/aaacontact.html

Links to contact information for all Area Agencies on Aging in the state.

Iowa Department on Aging http://www.stat.ia.us/elderaffairs

Information and resources for older persons and their caregivers.

Iowa Health Care Association http://www.iowahealthcare.org

The Iowa Health Care Association (IHCA) and Iowa Center for Assisted Living (ICAL) represent 600 Iowa nursing homes, assisted living programs, residential care facilities, and independent senior living and retirement communities. Visit our Consumers section for tools and resources on long term care living options, including for specialty needs like Alzheimer’s and dementia care.

Medicare http://www.medicare.gov

The U.S. government's medical plan for people 65 years of age and older.

National Alzheimers Association http://www.alz.org

A voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness http://www.rheumatoidarthritis.org/

An organization committted to raising Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) awareness.  RA is a chronic inflammatory disorder that typically affects the small joints in your hands and feet.

Social Security http://www.ssa.gov

The official Web site of the U.S. Social Security Administration.

State Health Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program in Iowa (SHIPS) http://www.shiip.state.ia.us/

State Health Insurance Programs provide links to SHIP counselors that can answer your questions and help you understand your health care choices, choose a Medicare plan and/or additional health insurance, and help you understand your rights and protections.

U.S. Administration on Aging http://www.aoa.gov

Information on assistive technology, home remodeling, housing services, independent living, and nursing facilities. It also has an on-line Eldercare Locator that links consumers to the information and referral (I&R) services of their state and area agencies on aging. These I&R programs can help you identify appropriate services in the area where you or your family member resides.

Veteran's Affairs http://www.va.gov/health/default.asp