When you are searching for an aging-services provider, what matters most is that the direct caregiver is competent and compassionate. This is hard to figure out from a short visit, but one way to help improve your chances of choosing a quality provider is to choose one that is not-for-profit. In nursing home care, numerous studies show that quality is better and staffing ratios are higher in not-for- profit organization. In assisted living, home health, adult day and other aging services, not-for-profit providers offer a commitment to quality that stems from a mission of service and a history of compassion. Click here to learn more about what not-for-profit providers offer.
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Members of LeadingAge Iowa are the leaders in innovative aging services. They represent the full continuum of providers who believe in the moral imperative that we must put people above profits. They are driven by purpose to help improve the field, so that elders can age in a place called home safely and with dignity.
LeadingAge Consumer Hub
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Nursing Home Compare
Find detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country.
How to Tour a Nursing Home
Helpful guidelines to help you know what to look for when visiting nursing homes.
Iowa Long Term Care Ombudsman
A Long Term Care Ombudsman is an advocate for residents of nursing homes, residential care facilities, assisted living programs and elder group homes. As a result of the Older Americans Act, each state is required to have a Long-Term Care Ombudsman program. The Ombudsman's Office can investigate and resolve complaints that may affect the health, safety, welfare, or rights of residents. Whether through individual contact with residents or systemic advocacy, ombudsmen make a difference in the lives of residents in long term care facilities everyday.
Area Agencies on Aging
Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) were established under the Older Americans Act (OAA) in 1973 to respond to the needs of Americans aged 60 and over in every local community. Iowa has thirteen AAAs, covering all 99 counties.
National Clearinghouse for Long Term Care
Information and tools to help people better understand the risks for and the costs of long-term care, and it is part of ongoing efforts to increase public awareness about the importance of advance planning for future long-term care needs.
Whether you are responding to a current need or planning for the future LifeLong Links can help you find your way through an array of choices, information, and options.
Good health is important to everyone. If you can't afford to pay for medical care right now, Medicaid can make it possible for you to get the care that you need so that you can get healthy – and stay healthy.
Medicare is a health insurance program for people age 65 or older, people under 65 with certain disabilities, and people of all ages with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant).