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HCI ExtraCare Services is opening a new location in Creston, IA in Spring 2016!  

Learn more about our services and what this move means for Southern Iowans.

February is American Heart Month, a time to pay greater attention to heart disease, which kills more than 597,000 Americans each year and is the No. 1 killer of women. If you notice that ordinary physical activity causes you to feel undue fatigue, heart palpitations, difficult or labored breathing or chest pain, you may be have a cardiovascular problem – including heart disease. Left untreated, these symptoms may lead to a heart attack. The American Heart Association shares the following warning signs of a heart attack.

  • Discomfort in the center of the chest lasting more than a few minutes, or which goes away and returns, may be a sign of a heart attack. It may feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.
  • Pain or discomfort in other upper body areas, such as one or both arms, neck, back or stomach can also be a warning sign.
  • Shortness of breath, with or without chest discomfort, may also indicate a heart attack.
  • Other indicators include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.  Women are somewhat more likely than men to experience shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting and back or jaw pain.

To learn if you or a loved one could benefit from additional resources, care or support, please contact ExtraCare Services at 515-333-4275

Information provided by ExtraCare Services, the American Heart Association, and the CDC.

ExtraCare Services is a program of the non-profit organization, HCI Care Services and Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa, . Recently, the organization was selected as one of Iowa’s 2014 Top Workplaces as a Workplace Achiever, as shared in The Des Moines Register. The Top Workplaces are determined solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a research firm assessing organizational health and employee engagement. Employees attribute meaningful work, competitive salaries and benefits, great organizational culture and professional development opportunities as perks contributing to HCI Care Services and VNS of Iowa’s selection as a Top Workplace.

Readers of the Des Moines Business Record selected Norene Mostkoff as runner-up in the Best CEO category of that publication’s 2014 Best of Des Moines awards. Mostkoff is president and CEO of HCI Care Services and Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa; ExtraCare Services is part of the organization’s family of non-profit services.

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ExtraCare Services is locally-staffed and based in Iowa. We are a program of HCI Care Services, a trusted expert in providing compassionate care to Iowans since 1978.