Iowa's Rural Alzheimer's Demonstration Project, July 1, 2004 - June 31, 2007

(2007) Iowa's Rural Alzheimer's Demonstration Project, July 1, 2004 - June 31, 2007. Aging, Department of (Elder Affairs, Department of)

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The Iowa Department of Elder Affairs, in collaboration with the Iowa Department of Elder Affairs (IDEA) and the University of Iowa College of Nursing (UI CON), has been engaged in developing and evaluating community based services for persons with dementia in the state of Iowa over the past 7 years under two grants form the Administration on Aging. In the current grant period, the involved agencies have completed a collaborative effort aimed to increase the capacity of Adult Day Health and Respite (ADR) providers in serving persons with dementia. Adult day services and respite care were identified by participants in the initial grant through various processes and service providers as important components of caring for persons with dementia and that there was a gap of these services in the state. Therefore, adult day and respite services were chosen as a target for the second AoA grant. The focus, in particular, was to enhance capacity to care for persons with later stages of the disease and those in rural settings as well as to begin to develop services that are more responsive to emerging minority populations. The process of the grant provided the state with a rich amount of information about the status of Iowa’s Adult Day Service providers in general and in regard to provision of dementia specific services, as well as valuable insights into the capability of rural communities to serve persons with dementia and their caregivers at home. Final Performance Report

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, Grant # AOA 90AZ2774, University of Iowa College of Nursing, ADDGS grant
Subjects: Social issues and programs
Social issues and programs > Aging
ID Code: 5500
Deposited By: Terry Hornbuckle
Deposited On: 15 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2009 15:44