Veterans Serving Other Veterans

Do you know a Veteran looking for a way to serve other Veterans?  We have an opportunity to do just that at Angel Corps!  Chances are, they may be already helping a vet in need by taking them to the grocery store or to a doctor’s appointment.  They may visit a vet in their home to help with light housekeeping or cooking.  Angel Corps can hire them to help Veterans stay living safely at home by providing these essential services and enable them to earn income while doing it.

The demand for our services at Angel Corps is very high and we are looking for more caregivers to join us to help our clients.   We are seeking Veterans that would like to work part time with us to serve our clients.  Currently over 100 of our clients from Angel Corps, and our sister company Home Nursing Services, are Veterans who receive a home care benefit from the Veteran’s Administration.

Share this message with a Veteran to let them know they can get paid and work part time to serve other Veterans.  Then direct them to our web site to fill out an employment application!

Once the application is submitted, Gina Yonkman, Human Resources Director, will receive it and review.  She can be reached at or 260-426-4357 ext. 804.


Caring For Our Veterans

When Rick Maples completed his tour of duty in the U.S. Navy over 40 years ago, little did he know that one day he would own a business that provides important services to fellow veterans.  Maples served as an officer on a nuclear powered submarine in the 1970s.  After a successful career as a CPA, he founded Home Nursing Services (HNS) in 1995 and Angel Corps (AC) in 2001 and today, manages the businesses along with his wife, Dorian.  AC and HNS provide many local veterans with home health care through the Veteran’s Administration’s Home Based Primary Care Program.

“The health care benefits available to veterans is kind of like a well-kept secret,” says Maples.  “The most important thing is that veterans need to be in the VA health care system.  The local VA and the Veterans Service Officers do a great job if the veteran knows to seek help.  So often, they are completely unaware of their benefits.”

AC and HNS care for veterans in each of the nine counties in northeast Indiana where they operate.  The businesses have offices in Fort Wayne, Auburn, and Bluffton.  The HNS team provides skilled nursing, while Angel Corps provides home health aide and homemaker services.  For many veterans, a couple of visits a week may be the difference between being admitted to a long-term care facility and staying safely at home.

“I really enjoy talking to fellow veterans about their service-especially the older ones,” says Maples.  “My dad was a U.S. Navy pilot during World War II, but rarely talked about his service unless it was with other veterans his own age.  Sometimes I would go with him to the VFW or American Legion and eavesdrop on their stories.  It was fascinating.”

It is an honor and a privilege to give them a little help.  We owe our veterans a great deal, the least of which is to honor these very special elders.