Family Caregivers are the backbone of the healthcare system in the US! In the last 5 years, the number of Americans providing unpaid care has continued to increase.  As of 2020, nearly one in five people are  now caring for an adult with health or functional needs according to AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving. You might be caring for an aging parent, ill spouse, a brother with downs syndrome or a next door neighbor.  Cares being provided range from simple daily chores to lifesaving medication management.  If you are one of those invaluable caregivers, we applaud you!

Family Caregiver

Aging Resources’ Caregiver Specialists are available to answer your questions, locate services, and provide emotional support. Caregiving doesn’t have to be done alone. Let us help you help them.

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Who We Serve

  • Caregivers of adults 60+ years of age
  • Caregivers of adults with dementia
  • Caregivers of adults 18+ years of age who have a disability
  • Caregivers of Veterans
  • Older Relative caring for children under age 18 years of age

What We Do

  • Assess your family member’s situation
  • Discuss options by phone or in-home
  • Answer your questions
  • Support you emotionally
  • Inform you of services to assist in caring for your family member
  • Educate you on caregiving, memory loss and programs to help pay for services
  • Provide relief/respite and financial support for equipment to aid caregivers

Additional Resources

Downloadable Documents

Family Caregiver Brochure
Family Caregiver Program Guidelines
Family Caregiver Application for Services (Fillable PDF Form)
Family Caregiver Intake Form (Fillable PDF Form)
Family Caregiver Respite Invoice
Older Relative Caregiver or Adults with Disabilities Intake Form (Fillable PDF Form)

Elderly Waiver

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

Alzheimer’s Disease

Advanced Dementia: A Guide for Families
Alzheimer’s Disease: Unraveling the Mystery
Alzheimer’s Disease Fact and Figures 2018
Alzheimer’s From the Frontlines: Challenges a National Alzheimer’s Plan Must Address
Becoming an Exceptional Caregiver
Caregiver’s Guide to Understanding Dementia Behaviors
Generation Alzheimer’s: The Defining Disease of the Baby Boomers
Home Safety for People with Alzheimer’s Disease
Living Well with Dementia in the Community
Stages of Alzheimer’s Fact Sheet
Ten As for Alzheimer’s Care
World Alzheimer Report 2018: The State of the Art of Dementia Research

Senior Housing Options

Assisted Living with Dementia Care Housing List
Independent & Assisted Living Housing list
Nursing Facilities in Central Iowa
Seniors and Fair Housing

Caregiver/Caregiving

American Psychological Association (APA) Caregiver Briefcase
Becoming an Exceptional Caregiver
Caregiver Face The Facts Guide for Holidays
Caregiver Resource Sheet
Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease
Family Involvement in Care Training for Dementia Caregivers
Home Care: A Family Caregiver’s Guide
Multiple Sclerosis Caregiver
So Far Away
Taking Care of Yourself
Working Caregivers: Finding a Balance

Driving/Transportation

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