Feeling stretched in your role as a caregiver? Caregiving can be stressful — physically, emotionally, and financially. Whether you care for a loved one at home or in a care facility, nearby or far away, your role is important. You will learn ways to take care of yourself, reduce stress, improve your caregiving confidence, and establish balance in ...
Caring for a loved one can be a rewarding experience, but it can also be challenging. Learn to recognize how caregiving affects relationships among family members. You will gain skills in talking and listening to address changing needs in later life.
04/01/2020 - COVID-19 Changes:
In light of Covid-19, the Alzheimer's Associational's educational programs, support groups and care consultations are being offered virtually. Our 24/7 helpline (800.272.3900) and website (ALZ.org) are valuable informational resources.
Available depending on location...
10/20/2020 - Covid-19 Changes:The CHSC regional centers have re-opened but require all visitors to be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and facial coverings are required.
04/13/2020 - COVID-19 Changes:
Closed their regional centers and no in person contact is occurring. C...
Adult day services including recreation and socialization, nutritious meals, door to door transportation, medical clinic, and medication monitoring. Personal services available including therapeutic baths and beauty shop.
Bi-monthly caregiver support group and education meetings.
Congregate meals, Mon-Fri 11:30 am-1 pm. Sack lunches available on Friday for the weekends.
Home delivered meals - Hot Shot program delivers meals to all of Howard County 5 days per week.
Housekeeping services at a reduced rate.
Respite care by appointment.
Transportation for all of Howard County.
Self-directed care. Housekeeping services.
Attendant and respite care.
Transportation to the various senior centers for meals and activities, medical appointments, shopping trips, etc. Service is available to all, but targeted to the older or disabled rider.
Congregate meals at noon - make reservation day before.
9/22/2020 - COVID-19 Update - Support classes are virtual at this time.
Support groups for those with cancer:
-Hope for Tomorrow for patients, spouses, families and friends; meets third Monday of each month, 6 pm-7:30 pm.
-Women's Movement and Support Group improves range of motio...
04/20/2020 - COVID-19 Changes:
NAMI Greater Des Moines is offering a variety of services in response to the pandemic. All services are provided live via webcast and at no cost to the public.
Mental Health Informati...
Caregiver support group.
Caregiver education and help to family and professional caregivers. Provides one-on-one consultations with the caregiver, leadership for family meetings, and seminars and workshops on topics ranging from handling caregiver stress to specific issues of dementia and Alzheimer's care. Zoom meetings also available
Family caregiver support for those caring for an aging adult or grandparents caring for a minor child. Provides information, assistance, training, support group, respite care, and supplemental services.
Offers a range of services to support family caregivers. Specific services vary by county, but generally include:
• Information to caregivers about available options at Aging Partners and in the community.
• Assistance to caregivers in gaining access to services.
• Referral to community support groups.
• Respite care alternativ...
6/1/2020 - COVID-19 Changes:
Grocery shopping and delivery are free and available until June 30th to those who do not have anyone else to do this for them that are 60+ years of age and those under 60 with a disability by calling Aging Resources at 515-255-1310 to discuss their situation and complete an application....