Family Caregiver Program

Caregiving is having a concern and then taking action on behalf of another person’s well-being.

Many family members do not describe themselves as caregivers but

If you provide:

If you help:

If you face:

If you answered yes to any of these responsibilities, you are a caregiver!

You might be providing care for a parent, an ill spouse, disabled sibling or grandchild, occasionally or daily. You might be miles away from your family member or across the street caring for a close friend. If you are doing just a few of these things, you are probably managing. But, if you are handling several of these jobs and juggling other responsibilities, it is a challenge!

Be the best caregiver you can be … we can help.

The Family Caregiver Program can help you:

Please contact our Family Caregiver Specialists at
(515) 633-9513 or (515) 633-9508

Downloadable Documents

Family Caregiver Brochure
Family Caregiver Program Guidelines
Family Caregiver Application for Services
Family Caregiver Intake Form
Family Caregiver Respite Invoice

Elderly Waiver

Elderly Waiver Application Packet
Medicaid Eligibility for Elderly Waiver (Home-Based) or Nursing Home Expenses

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease: Unraveling the Mystery
Alzheimer’s Disease Fact and Figures 2015
Alzheimer’s From the Frontlines: Challenges a National Alzheimer’s Plan Must Address
Alzheimer’s Care Trainings
Generation Alzheimer’s: The Defining Disease of the Baby Boomers
Home Safety for People with Alzheimer’s Disease
Stages of Alzheimer’s Fact Sheet
World Alzheimer Report 2013: Journey of Caring

Senior Housing Options

Assisted Living with Dementia Care Housing List
Independent & Assisted Living Housing list
Nursing Facilities in Central Iowa
Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home


American Psychological Association (APA) Caregiver Briefcase
Caregiver Face The Facts Guide for Holidays
Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease
Home Care: A Family Caregiver’s Guide
Medicare & You 2014
Multiple Sclerosis Caregiver
So Far Away
Taking Care of Yourself
Valuing the Invaluable: 2011 Update The Growing Contributions and Costs of Family Caregiving
Working Caregivers: Finding a Balance


At the Crossroads: Family Conversations about Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia & Driving
We need to talk: Family Conversations with Older Drivers