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Disabled Seniors' Guide to Retiring in Iowa

By    |   Friday, 05 Jun 2015 01:32 PM

If you are a disabled senior considering retirement in Iowa, you may be looking for ways to make your life easier as you age. You may also be looking for help that won't burden your family. Both the Hawkeye State and the United States government offer resources that can connect you to the best care for you and your family. However, you have to do a little digging. Here are five places to start.

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  1. The Iowa Department on Aging - Experts on a local level can help connect you with resources for nutrition, long-term care, legal aid, caregiver assistance and other services. There is no charge for information and referral services. IowaAging.gov has all of the pertinent information.
  2. Area Agencies on Aging - Services known as Area Agencies on Aging, or AAAs, can connect you with everything from adult day services to help with home repairs, home-delivered meals, legal assistance and transportation. You can search by county for your area agency on the IowaAging.gov website.
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  4. Transportation Services - Many counties in Iowa offer free transportation for seniors. Contact your county office of senior services, department of senior services, or United Way office.
  5. University of Iowa Resources - The Iowa Geriatric Education Center at the University of Iowa also offers a database of resources that could be helpful to disabled seniors. The university program focuses on training to help seniors, but you can check out the resources for yourself on The University of Iowa's Iowa Geriatric Education Center website.
  6. Disability.gov - Disability.gov, the U.S.'s federal government website for information on disability programs and services nationwide, is another resource worth checking out. The site connects people with disabilities, their families and caregivers to helpful resources on topics such as how to apply for disability benefits, get health care or pay for accessible housing. It also provides links to community organizations that can help you get the support you need.
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