University of Iowa Programs
One-on-One Elder Care Guidance, Information, and Referral
NEW FOR FY2020! UI Family Services is now partnering with a local organization, LivWell Seniors, to help UI Faculty and Staff navigate the complex and often confusing world of elder caregiving.
Senior Resource Specialists serve as a personal and professional advocate; working closely with families to navigate the broad network of transition resources that include senior living communities, relocation and downsizing services, real estate professionals, legal and financial resources. Employees can meet with a Senior Resource Specialist one-on-one or with family members at no cost.
Is caregiving a topic of relevance for your work unit or org? Senior Resource Specialists are also available to present at your work location on a variety of caregiving topics and concerns.
Education, Assessment, and Care Options
Iowa COMPASS: Maintains a database and services for assistive technology and home modifications
Legal Decision-Making Resources
Basic Estate Planning
Lawyers.com: Estate planning, including special needs trusts
Iowa State Bar Association: Forms to complete a living will or durable power of attorney for health care
Will Preparation Services at No Charge: Available to UI employees under life insurance plan
Local and Regional Referrals
Johnson County Livable Community: Information on Johnson County assets and resources that help people age successfully
Iowa City Hospice: Helping individuals and their families cherish the goodness of each and every day.
SEATS Paratransit: Provides rides to senior citizens and people with disabilities
Aging Life Care Association (Formerly known as the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers)
State and National Resources
BenefitsCheckUp: The National Council on the Aging created BenefitsCheckUp to help older adults to quickly identify programs that may improve the quality of their lives. Family and friends can also obtain facts about benefits that their loved ones may qualify for. Chances are, you will be surprised to learn what benefits are available to you, regardless of your income.
AGIS: Assessment and checklists, and national resources