Aging in the Know

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)

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

American Health Care Association

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

Focuses on research, preventions and quality of life.

Iowa Area Agencies on Aging

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

Iowa Department on Aging

Information and resources for older persons and their caregivers.

Iowa Health Care Association

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.


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

Mesothelioma Hope

At Mesothelioma Hope, we offer free resources that are reviewed by certified oncologists and provide detailed information about mesothelioma and its health impacts. Our mission is to raise awareness about cancer and other asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma.

National Alzheimers Association

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

Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness

An organization committted to raising Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) awareness. RA is a chronic inflammatory disorder that typically affects the small joints in your hands and feet.

Senior Care & In-Home Care Guide is a leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones

Social Security

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

State Health Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program in Iowa (SHIPS)

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

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

Healthcare section of the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs website.