There are many challenges associated with aging. As people age, they may require assistance in meeting their health, social, recreational, housing and/or personal needs. Aging Services, Inc. (ASI) is dedicated to providing the services and/or information people age 60 and older need to ensure they remain active and living independently for as long and as comfortably as possible.
Information and Referral
Staff provides older adults and their families assistance in locating and contacting community resources such as merchants, public officials, human service agencies, support services, etc. For assistance, call (319) 398-3644 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. There is no charge for this service.
Resource Sheets are available for download at the bottom of the page. These sheets give information about services available and how to contact them.
Assessment and Intervention
Social workers provide a comprehensive in-home assessment of individual and family needs then assist with making referrals and coordinating needed services.
Social Work/Case Management
When a client is referred or identified as needing assistance, a professional social worker conducts an in-home evaluation to assess the individual's situation and needs.
Based on the evaluation, ASI staff then work to: Match the individual with appropriate community services. Arrange and coordinate services, including housing, funding and medical needs. Offer alternatives to out-of-home or institutional placement (when appropriate) Provide on-going education and support. This service is offered on a sliding fee scale.
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Home and Property Maintenance
Small home repairs such as plumbing, electrical work, lawn-mowing, miscellaneous yard work, snow removal, hauling, moving, and leaf-raking are provided on a regular or seasonal basis by Aging Services enlisted contractors and volunteers.
Home and property maintenance services are available to individuals age 60 and over. Priority is given to those that are unable to perform certain home maintenance functions, the frail elderly and individuals who are physically or emotionally disabled.
Fees for home and maintenance services are based on a sliding fee scale.
Community Education & Outreach
Staff is available to make educational presentations regarding aging issues to community organizations and civic groups. This service is offered at no charge. To schedule a speaker, call (319) 398-3644.
Elder Abuse Intervention
Protective Services Specialists provide assistance to older adults and their families in areas including dependent adult abuse, fraud, scams, and attorney referrals when appropriate.
Mental Health Outreach
Social workers provide in home assessments and support services to assist older adults who are unable or unwilling to seek mental health services in traditional settings.
Supported Community Living (SCL)
Supported Community Living is a service offered through Aging Services for individuals with chronic mental illness who want to learn and practice skills necessary to be successful in achieving their personal recovery goals while living in the community.
The Respite Program is designed to provide a break for family members or primary caregivers of a physically or psychologically challenged adult. A respite provider offers the family temporary relief from the ongoing stress and often overwhelming responsibility of care giving.
The program coordinator would be happy to meet with individuals, families and caregivers in their home to provide an admission assessment and to answer any questions regarding the program.
Coordination of respite services in the home (assessment and case management) including screening and matching respite providers.
Respite services are available by respite provider(s). Flexible hours can be arranged from a few hours to a few days. Financial assistance may be available for elgible families
Aging Services, Inc. completes criminal records investigation check through the State of Iowa on each potential respite provider.
- Assist in meal preparation
- Provide companionship
- Remind individuals to take medication
- Provide light housekeeping and personal care
- Hourly rates are determined by the family and respite provider
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