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Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman

source: Iowa Department of Elder Affairs
languages: English
from the web page: "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..."
more from Iowa Department of Elder Affairs:
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Resident Advocate Committees
languages: English
from the web page: "A resident council is an independent, organized group of residents who live in a nursing facility and meet on a regular basis to promote and enhance the quality of life for all residents. Resident councils create change, address quality-of-life and quality-of-care issues, plan resident activities and discuss matters brought before the council...."

Power of Attorney Handbook
10 pages; languages: English
from the web page: This booklet is designed to assist those who have been appointed as an attorney-in-fact, those who are considering the need for a power of attorney, or those who have an interest in the subject. This is a general overview of the laws governing powers of attorney and, like most general overviews it will apply in most situations, but not all..."

Alternatives to Guardianship and Conservatorship for Adults in Iowa
languages: English
from the web page: "This booklet discusses arrangements available to protect the welfare of individuals in addition to full guardianship and conservatorship..."

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How to Find Reputable In-Home Health Care and Service Plans

source: Iowa Attorney General, Tom Miller
languages: English
from the web page: "We all imagine living in our own homes for as long as we possibly can, but this often means finding extra help at home with health care or other services. Many reputable agencies and businesses provide high-quality in-home services ranging from skilled nursing to preparing meals, helping with dressing and bathing, and providing services such as transportation, cleaning, laundry, home maintenance, and repairs. ..."

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Bringing it Home: AARP Iowa Member Opinion on Direct Care Worker Quality and Long-Term Care Access

source: AARP
languages: English
from the web page: "The opinions, experiences and expectations of 2,187 AARP Iowa members regarding the people, other than nurses, who provide hands-on personal care in individuals' homes and nursing homes are reported in these combined results of the AARP Iowa Nursing Home Care Survey and the AARP Iowa Home Care Survey...."

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Nursing home myths

source: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
languages: English
from the web page: "As people age, they may become concerned about the possibility of requiring nursing home care. However, many people are more frightened by the myths about nursing homes than by the reality. It is important to separate fact from fiction. Let's look at some of the more common myths...."

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Iowa COMPASS - Your guide to disability information and services

languages: English
from the web site: "Iowa COMPASS is Iowa's free, statewide information and referral service for people with disabilities, their families, service providers, and other members of the community. We maintain information on over 5,500 local, state, and national agencies and programs... Iowa COMPASS is a program of the Center for Disabilities & Development (CDD), which is part of The University of Iowa Children's Hospital and The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.."
also at Iowa COMPASS:
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Think About Life's Transitions and Changes
languages: English
from the web page: "Unpredicted changes such as developing a disability, losing independence, or developing health conditions can create emotional challenges. Exploring your options and planning can help make these transitions easier..."

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Medical Assistance Services--Bureau of Long Term Care

source: Iowa Department of Human Services
56 pages; languages: English
from the web page: "The Long Term Care Bureau is responsible for assisting families and individuals in receiving Medicaid services to maintain a good quality of life. Services are also provided to keep eligible persons in their own homes or communities who would otherwise require care in medical institutions. Services are intended to assist persons to attain the highest degree of independence possible..."

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Medicaid Payment for Nursing Home Care

source: Legal Hotline for Older Iowans
languages: English
from the web page: "Many people rely on Medicaid, also known as Title 19, to pay for their nursing home care. People may generally receive Medicaid payment for their nursing home care if their income is $1,809 or less per month and their nonexempt resources are $2,000 or less..."
also at Legal Hotline for Older Iowans:
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Payment Options for Nursing Home Care
languages: English
from the web page: "When you need long-term care in a nursing home, the care will generally be paid through Medicare, private payment, long-term care insurance or Medicaid (also known as title 19). This information will address Medicare, private pay and long-term care insurance..."

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- Iowa's Information and Referral Database for Health and Human Services!

source: 2-1-1 Iowa
languages: English
from the web page: "To access information on resources and support services for your area, click on your county..."

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Planning Assistance

source: LifeLong Links - Connecting you to Iowa's aging and disability resources
languages: English
from the web page: " The first step in making the right choices for you and your family is having the information you need. Take some time to think about the people around you who can help make these decisions..."

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Consumers Long term care living

source: Iowa Health Care Association (IHCA) and Iowa Center for Assisted Living (ICAL)
languages: English
from the web page: "Making decisions about long term care is never easy, but with the right information you can make an informed decision about what is best for you or your loved one. The resources here are designed to help seniors and their family members learn about..."

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Iowa Able Loan Programs - Loans for Assistive Technology and Home Modifications

source: Iowa Able Foundation
56 pages; languages: English
from the web page: "The Iowa Able Foundation helps Iowans with disabilities, their families, and older Iowans access adaptive devices / equipment, and home modifications through its loan programs.The Iowa Able Foundation offers an alternative financial solution by providing low interest loans with flexible terms to help individuals..."

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