Family Services

Campus Address
121-50 USB
Mailing Address

121 University Services Building, Suite 50
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States

University of Iowa Programs

One-on-One Elder Care Guidance, Information, and Referral

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.

Contact a Senior Resource Specialist at 319-250-1577, or chat the LivWell Seniors website:

Education, Assessment, and Care Options

Caregiving Courses and Workshops

In-home Assessment Program

Additional Resources

UI Health Care Geriatric Medicine

Iowa COMPASS: Maintains a database and services for assistive technology and home modifications

University of Iowa Center on Aging

Legal Decision-Making Resources

The Gift of Peace of Mind

Basic Estate Planning

Beneficiary Designation Form

Iowa Legal Aid 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

Elder Services, Inc.

Johnson County Livable Community: Information on Johnson County assets and resources that help people age successfully

Heritage Area Agency on Aging

Aging Disability Resource Center

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

Iowa Department of Aging

National Center on Caregiving - Family Caregiver Alliance

American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging

Senior Care

International Resources

List of international Elder Law Resources


State of Iowa Resources for Seniors

Senior and Assisted Living Facilities in Iowa


Senior Advisor

For Caregivers

National Alliance for Caregiving

ISU Extension Office Adult Caregiving Resources 

National Family Caregivers Association Caregiver Action Network

Alzheimer's Association East Central Iowa Chapter

AARP Caregiving Resource Center


Federal Agencies

National Council on Aging

Social Security Administration


National Association of Area Agencies on Aging


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

National Center for Senior Transportation

At the Crossroads: Family Conversations about Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, and Driving (pdf)