Aging services seeks to enhance the lives of older adults by helping them maintain as much independence as possible.
Each year, approximately 3,000 older adults are matched with the resources needed to ensure their continued independence. The first step to continued independence for you or your caregiver may be speaking with Case Management. A case manager will match your needs with community resources, assess and coordinate options and develop an individual care plan that will allow for ongoing support.
Additionally, a case manager will be able to assist with Elder Abuse Intervention. Older adults can be especially vulnerable to financial exploitation or self neglect. Our elder abuse specialist can help intervene and find necessary supports and services.
The Respite Program is designed to alleviate some of the stress that the primary caregiver may experience. This is an in-home care option. A respite provider can provide temporary relief by completing minor tasks the caregiver would otherwise coordinate on their own.
Some of these tasks may include meal prep, providing companionship, light housekeeping, personal care and offering medication reminders.
Providers are screened in compliance with the State of Iowa’s criminal records investigation check to ensure the safety of everyone. After the family’s needs are assessed, they are matched with a compatible provider. Hourly rates and schedules are determined by the family and the provider. Financial assistance may be available for eligible families.
Home Repair Services
Small home repairs can help maintain and improve the patient’s home function and safety.
A combination of contractors and volunteers may assist with the following needs:
- Minor home repairs
- Lawn mowing
- Snow removal
- Seasonal yard care
- Home adaptations (wheelchair ramps, grab bars, handrails, etc.)
These services are available to anyone who meets the eligibility guidelines.
Volunteers are able to help patients remain in their homes by:
- Scheduled transportation (medical appointments, grocery stores/ food banks and farmer’s markets)
- Home and phone visits to home-bound patients
- Well-being checks
- Holiday meal deliveries
Witwer Healthy Aging Program
Witwer provides active lifestyle programs that support and nurture the strengths of older adults enabling them to maximize their well-being. Programs are offered at multiple sites across Linn County and include Lifelong Learning Programs, health promotion and wellness education and leisure and social activities.
For additional information, call (319) 398-3644.
Adult Day Health Centers
These CARF accredited centers provide services for individuals age 18 and older who may require support, supervision and structure away from home to remain independent. Our staff is committed to assisting participants experiencing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, vision loss, depression, brain injuries, developmental disabilities, impairments resulting from stroke, and other conditions, achieve maximum levels of independence.
Our Adult Day Health Centers were specifi designed to provide opportunities and assistance
to challenged adults. Utilizing the HEAL® treatment model our centers offer:
H - Health related services
E - Environmental design
A - Arts and humanities
L - Lifelong learning
Services include the following:
- Breakfast, lunch and snacks
- Health therapies
- Access to an open art studio, music programs, culinary classes and a computer lab
- Adult education and programming through self directed learning
- Nursing, dietary and mental health assessments
- Medication management and administration
- Bathing and grooming
Give us a try!
Individuals considering adult day health services are encouraged to give us a try by attending a free visit day.
Three CARF accredited Adult Day Health Center locations:
- Milestones | 1725 O Ave NW | Cedar Rapids, IA 52405 (319) 398-3647
- Milestones in Marion | 1080 Cardinal Drive | Marion, IA 52302 (319) 373-3494
- Pathways | 817 Pepperwood Lane | Iowa City, IA 52240 (319) 339-6162
If you or someone you know could benefit from the services of our adult day health centers, please contact one of the centers directly. We welcome self-referrals, as well as those by local agencies and family members.