FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 24, 2020 Iowa’s Area Agencies on Aging are at the front line of meeting the needs of older Iowans, adults with disabilities, and family caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Older adults are at the highest risk for serious COVID-19 illness due to age-related changes in immune systems and, for some, … Continue reading LifeLong Links: Getting Information and Services to Older Iowans, Adults with Disabilities, and Family Caregivers During COVID-19 Pandemic
"We must have an honest discussion on the differences between 'elder abuse' and 'dependent adult abuse.' These are not the exact same thing though they have overlap. To properly protect older Iowans from elder abuse, we must understand the differences and the systemic limitations." Joe Sample, i4a Executive Director The Iowa Association of Area Agencies … Continue reading Iowa Association of Area Agencies on Aging Releases 2020 Policy Priorities
Photo by Huy Phan on Unsplash There are over 526,000 Iowans over the age of 65 (State Data Center of Iowa, 2019). Based on national data that estimates 10 percent of older adults over age 60 are victims of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation (Beach et al., 2010), then there could be over 52,000 Iowans who experience elder … Continue reading Elder Abuse versus Dependent Adult Abuse: What’s the Difference?