Are There Other Resources for Me?
There are many resources for seniors and those who care for them. Seniors Helping Seniors® Des Moines in-home care service has put together a list of some of the most helpful resources for both caregivers and senior care recipients. You’ll find information on everything from healthcare, benefits, and finance to entertainment and social outlets:
AARP - Foundation Senior Program Employment/training program to assist lower-income adults.
Aging Advocates Provides case management as well as information and referrals to senior services.
Aging Resources of Central Iowa Family caregiver program, case management, information and assistance.
American Bar Association-Commission on Law and Aging Elder law resources in your area.
American Society on Aging Advocates for those who are aging and their caregivers.
Brookdale Center on Aging The largest multidisciplinary gerontology center in the Northeast.
ElderNet A senior's online guide to health, housing, legal services, financial services, retirement, lifestyle, news, and entertainment.
ElderWeb Virtual community of computer-using older adults.
Meals on Wheels (Wesley Life) Meal deliveries are available for a short time, or permanently, based on the client’s needs and wishes. All meals are approved by a registered dietitian.
Senior Circle Interactive community of active senior citizens with discussion groups, travel opportunities, health information, and more.
Senior Com This online community provides senior-oriented products, services, information, and entertainment.
SeniorLink Access to elder-care professionals, programs, helpers, facilities, and agencies.
Senior Resource Housing and lifestyle choices, as well as how to plan and pay for them.
Senior Resource Guide National resources for health and wellness, entertainment, caregiving, housing, financing, travel, and much more.
Senior Sites A listing of non-profit helpers for senior housing, healthcare, and services.
Third Age Topic areas include health care, computers, retirement, investing, caregiving, travel, news, grandparenting, and much more.
Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa Foster grandparent program, senior companion program.
Federal, State, & Local Government
Administration on Aging Information for older persons, their families, and those concerned about enriching the lives of the elderly.
Healthy Aging for Older Adults Helpful information on a wide range of health issues faced by older adults.
Iowa Department on Aging Provides access to a wide variety of services to persons 60 years and older through a partnership with local Area Agencies on Aging to help older Iowans age in
place and live independently.
Social Security Online The official website of the Social Security Administration.
Health & Medical
Alzheimer's Association The leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support, and research.
Healthfinder Information to help you and your loved ones live well and stay healthy.
Medline The world's most extensive collection of published medical information, coordinated by the National Library of Medicine.
NIH Health Information Page Health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health.
Caregivers Resources An extensive online library for caregivers that includes articles, reports, links, and more.
National Caregiving Organizations A list of organizations that exist to help caregivers.
Family Caregiver Alliance/National Center on Caregiving An online source of information, support, and resources for family caregivers of adults with chronic, physical, or cognitive conditions.
Lutheran Services in Iowa Provides home health services to assist the low-income adults to remain in their own homes. Provides counseling and volunteer services to companion adults to help them stay in their own homes, and counseling to children and families.
Mercy Home Health Services Provide medical and home health care assistance.
National Alliance for Caregiving Advancing family caregiving through research, innovation, and advocacy.
National Caregiving Foundation An organization concerned about the problems, the worries, and the sadness that can affect caregivers.
National Family Caregivers Association The Caregiver Action Network serves a broad spectrum of family caregivers ranging from the parents of children with special needs, to the families and friends of wounded soldiers; from a young couple dealing with a diagnosis of MS, to adult children caring for parents with Alzheimer’s disease.
Unity Point at Home Iowa Health Home Care is a comprehensive home care services company providing a complete range of services and medical equipment throughout Iowa.
Books of Interest
Elder Rage How to survive caring for aging parents. A Book-Of-The-Month Club Selection.