Circle of Resources
IDA – Iowa Department of Aging (www.iowaaging.gov).
This department’s primary focus are on assisting elders in the following areas:
Supportive Services (Lifelong Links, Case Mgt., Veteran-Directed HCBS), Health/Prevention/Wellness, Family Caregiver Support and Elder Justice/Protective Services.
Lifelong Links (LifelongLinks.org). This tool enables connecting Iowa elders, Veterans and their caregivers with social services that support long-term independent living.
Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs (http://www.benefits.va.gov). 515.252.4698 or 800.838.4692
Organization focused on Veterans support including: Disability, Health Care, Memorials, Housing Assistance, Pensions and Spouse/dependent assistance. County operations also exist that place excellent administrative assistance (Eligibility reviews, DD214 preparation, Claims processing, Financial/Food/Medical assistance). Following is Polk County contact information: https://wwwpolkcountyiowa.gov/veteransaffairs. 515-286-3670