"Thank you so much for the care you provide my father.  It is obvious that the staff are involved with him in a much deeper way than just helping him through the day to day necessities."

"After my fall,  I never thought I would get to go home again but I was wrong!  Golden Age's therapy program got me up and moving!  When the time came for me to return home, Golden Age's therapy staff did an "in home" evaluation and helped me make my home as safe and easy to get around as possible.  They also assisted me with getting home health set up so that I could have some help during the day and evening getting things done."


Aging in the Know http://www.healthinaging.org

Resources that the American Geriatrics Society has developed

. It has up-to-date information for people on health and aging.

America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) http://www.ahip.org

Website has brochures and other information on long-term care insurance.

American Health Care Association http://www.ahca.org

Information to help you understand the different types of long-term care, how to select the level of long-term care that is right for you, and what you should look for in a long-term care insurance policy.

Arthritis Foundation http://www.arthritis.org

Focuses on research, preventions and quality of life.

Iowa Area Agencies on Aging http://https://www.iowaaging.gov/contact-us-0

Links to contact information for all Area Agencies on Aging in the state.

Iowa Department on Aging http://https://www.iowaaging.gov/

Information and resources for older persons and their caregivers.

Iowa Health Care Association http://www.iowahealthcare.org

The Iowa Health Care Association (IHCA) and Iowa Center for Assisted Living (ICAL) represent 600 Iowa nursing homes, assisted living programs, residential care facilities, and independent senior living and retirement communities. Visit our Consumers section for tools and resources on long term care living options, including for specialty needs like Alzheimer’s and dementia care.

Medicare http://www.medicare.gov

The U.S. government's medical plan for people 65 years of age and older.

National Alzheimers Association http://www.alz.org

A voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network http://www.rheumatoidarthritis.org/

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that typically affects the small joints in your hands and feet.  The symptoms can make it difficult to live a full, healthy life.  This website will help you to learn more.

Senior Planning http://https://www.seniorplanning.org/long-term-care-medicaid-eligibility/.

This is an easy to use Medicaid comprehensive long-term care guide.

Social Security http://www.ssa.gov

The official Web site of the U.S. Social Security Administration.

State Health Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program in Iowa (SHIPS) http://www.shiip.state.ia.us/

State Health Insurance Programs provide links to SHIP counselors that can answer your questions and help you understand your health care choices, choose a Medicare plan and/or additional health insurance, and help you understand your rights and protections.

U.S. Administration on Aging http://www.aoa.gov

Information on assistive technology, home remodeling, housing services, independent living, and nursing facilities. It also has an on-line Eldercare Locator that links consumers to the information and referral (I&R) services of their state and area agencies on aging. These I&R programs can help you identify appropriate services in the area where you or your family member resides.

Veteran's Affairs http://www.va.gov/health/default.asp