Center on Aging

  • State Resources

    Iowa Area Agencies on Aging 

    The Iowa Area Agencies on Aging consolidated to six regions on July 1, 2013. Area Agencies in Iowa provide resources to older Iowans, including, but not limited to: adult day services, chore services, companion & respite care, congregate meals, consultations about other problems, employment assistance, health-care aides, home-delivered meals, home repairs, legal assistance, meal sites, modifying the home for disabilities, nursing & homemaker services, and transportation.

    Iowa Department of Inspection and Appeals-Health Facilities

    The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals’ (DIA) Health Facilities Division (HFD) is the designated state survey and certification agency responsible for inspecting and licensing/certifying health care entities, as nursing facilities, skilled nursing facilities, residential care facilities, immediate care facilities for the mentally retarded, hospitals, hospices, home health agencies, programs and facilities care for children, assisted living programs and elder group homes, as well as health care providers. The agency also investigate complaints alleging improper care or treatment of patients, residents, and tenants in licensed and certified entities.

    Iowa Family Caregiver

    The Iowa Family Caregiver is funded through The National Family Caregiver Support Program, created in 2000 through an amendment to the Older Americans Act. Iowa Family Caregiver Program offers caregiving for older Iowans 60+, to,

    • provide information to family caregivers about available services;
    • provide assistance to family caregivers in gaining access to services;
    • lead family caregivers to individual counseling, support groups or caregiver training;
    • lead family caregivers to respite care to enable them to be temporarily relieved from their
    • caregiving responsibilities; and
    • provide supplemental services on a limited basis, to complement the care provided by family caregivers.